Product Type: KP Snacks
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KP Salted Peanuts
Member Name: cazkins
KP Salted Peanuts
Advantages: Nice taste and good quality texture, popular brand and can be found at a good price in some shops
Disadvantages: High fat content & quite salty (but I like the latter as it makes them more appetising)
I like having 'nibbles' in the kitchen for when I want a little something without having to feel like I need to eat a whole packet or bar of it. Peanuts aren't just for parties or to crack open at Christmas, or for guys in the pub with a beer. They're great to have on hand as a tasty snack, even if they are salty, high in fat and slightly addictive.
I only buy KP peanuts because I find some supermarket brands can be quite different in terms of taste and texture. KP dates back to 1853, originally as a jam and sugar confectionary company, and it wasn't until 1948 that peanuts entered the production line.
I would say KP are probably the most popular choice when it comes to peanuts, and they're readily available at most supermarkets, convenience stores and pubs. They're sold in different pack sizes and make a special appearance at Christmas when they're put into smaller bags inside a cardboard tub at charged at twice the price.
They're sold in a shiny blue bag with a foil inside for freshness. A 300g bag costs around £1.04, and a 500g bag costs £1.89 (Tesco). Other sizes are available I believe, but they're quite pricey when I've found a big 500g bag for only £1 in Poundland! It does pay to shop around a bit, check the dates and stock up when they're a good price.
These peanuts are high in fibre, which is important for healthy digestion, and are a good source of vitamin B3. It's good to know that such snacks, traditionally regarded as pub nibbles, actually have their health benefits.
The packet suggests 50g to be a 'serving', though I only eat a small amount at a time, no where near 50g. None the less, each 50g contains 295 calories and 24.5g of fat, so they're not the lowest in terms of fat/cals for a snack, but I think that everything in moderation is the way to go.
The packet suggests these should be consumed within 7 days of opening, but I'm sure we've kept these out for a bit longer than that. I empty them into an air tight container, which seems to keep them fresh for longer.
These are quite salty, but not too much so unless you're getting at the little bits at the bottom where the salt settles. The salt is just enough to bring out the flavour of these, but the actual flavour is quite difficult to explain. They're nutty, but you need to try them to know what I mean. When I first tried peanuts years ago I wasn't keen, so maybe they're somewhat of an acquired taste, but I would suggest giving them a go once or twice to see if you like them.
They're great for parties, snacks, nibbles... They're versatile and great to keep in the kitchen for when you're wanting something crunchy and tasty.
The texture is quite crunchy when they're fresh, not too chewy and not rock hard either. In the 500g bags you get plenty of peanuts to keep you going for a few days, which are mostly whole, though many are in halves.
They're good quality, and I've never noticed anything to complain about so there's nothing negative I can say about them really. Admittedly, there's probably too much salt at times, but I like salt so that's fine by me. They do have a high fat content, but that's expected from nuts and as long as they're eaten in moderation, the health benefits of fibre and vitamins outweighs this anyway.
Summary: The best peanuts you can buy :o)