“ Type: Breads/Cakes „
I have to admit that I love Marks and Spencer's food but I don't tend to shop here very often because my nearest one is in town and its always a pain to get to! Recently, when I made a trip to M& S, I just had to buy their all butter Cheese Twists.
Marks and Spencer's all butter Cheese Twists are made from puff pastry and gruyere cheese and are absolutely delicious. Each Cheese Twist is about 7 inches long and about half an inch thick. The Cheese Twists are a dark yellow colour (like the colour of mustard almost) and they obviously have a twisted pattern on them.
These Cheese Twists come in a cardboard box which is re-sealable. Inside, the Cheese Twists are wrapped in a foil back which helps to keep them fresh. As far as I am aware, the Cheese Twists only come in one size and the box is 125g. I would estimate that there are about 15 Cheese Twists in each box. and costs only £0.99. Inside there are roughly 15 cheese twists.
When I visited M&S, I was really pleased to see that the Cheese Twists were on offer, where you can buy 2 boxes for £2.50. I think normally they sell for £1.99 a box.
As I already mentioned, these Cheese Twists are delicious, they almost melt in your mouth! As you first bite into them, you will find that they are crisp, crunchy and crumbly all at the same time. They are also lovely and buttery which you would expect considering they are all butter cheese twists. I sometimes like to pop the sticks in the microwave for a couple of minutes and serve them warm which makes a nice change sometimes.
I would highly recommend these cheese twists. I find that Marks and Spencer's is a little on the expensive side compared to Tesco's so always look out for the special offers as I don't think 2 boxes for £2.50 was too unreasonable, although the normal price of £1.99 for 15 twists is a little expensive. Having said that, they really are a luxury item to eat and its always worth spoiling yourself once in a while!
My favourite cheese twists are from M & S. They come in an understated packet (The Co-op one on the outside looks more promising!), however they are mouthwatering cheesey bites. Like the Co-op and the Sainsbury version they contain Gruyere cheese, but they also have the promise of having no artificial flavours or colourings! Moreover, they actually come all the way from France. The most fantastic part is the amount of butter used (29%) which I think is probably what is making them just so delicious!
As for packaging, they are foil packed for freshness (I believe the Co-op version is packed in plastic), the instructions say to store in a airtight container, but the pack is resealable and I tend to eat them too quickly to need to transfer them to another container anyway! They have extremely straightforward guidance on heating, although I am sure most people will not have any trouble heating cheese twists. The downside is the calories - 40 per twist! Although compared to a packet of crisps I guess this is nothing.
The price is fantastic for the quality at the moment you can get a twin packet for £1.50 (250 grams of cheese twists), although this is possibly a special promotion.
Great product at a good price
I never normally buy food out of Marks & Spencer, but having seen an empty box of these on the table at work - I had to go to M&S and look for them as just smelling them made me hungry. So I stepped inside M&S in the hunt of these yummy Cheese Twists.. I finally found them close to one of the tills, and nabbed a box as soon as I saw them especially on their two for £1.49 offer...
~*~ How Will I Spot Them? ~*~
The packaging is pretty much as you would expect a medium size box long enough to hold around 15 of these twists at about 15 cm long.. The box itself is resealable so if you can manage to tear yourself away from eating them you can put seal the lid of the box and put them away! The box has pictures of the cheese twists all over it, so if you wanted to look at them before opening it really is an accurate picture of the product..
~*~ Are They Tasty? ~*~
Well if you take one out of the foil packet, and if you can resist them for more than thirty seconds you will notice that the twists are a pale buttery colour with some darker coloured blotches which we can assume to be bits of cheese in the mix. From that point on it is difficult to resist popping them in your mouth and when you do the first thing you will notice is that one bite and the actually melt into your mouth.. They definitely have a very distinct buttery taste, without being overly cheesy.. The cheese is subtle but not so difficult to taste that you would think they were just butter twists! There is also salt on the top or a little bit it seems which makes them even more tasty as odd as it seems!
~*~ Nutritional Information ~*~
Now don't be surprised by the nutritional values of these twists as they are only meant as a little snack or treat!
All this is per cheese twist!....
Calories - 40..
Protein - 1.1g..
Carbohydrates of which sugars - 0.2g..
Fat of which saturates - 1.3g..
Fibre - 0.3g..
Sodium - 0.06g..
~*~ Overall ~*~
I have to say given the amount of calories per twist I wouldn't want to be eating these everyday as I could imagine the pounds piling on as I seem to have a slow metabolism, but hey if your one of those people that can eat anything and never put on a pound - munch away! The bad thing about these is if you like them, I can guarantee that you will find them incredibly morish and hard to put away - but have willpower!!! The greatest bit about these if you are entertaining and fancy a few before dinner snacks you can bung these twists in the oven on gas mark 6 for two minutes to warm them through and they go really nicely with a glass of wine funnily enough.. So if you fancy a quick tasty snack in between meals, without being too filling, and as a warm up treat before a meal with friends, and at £1.49 for two 125g boxes you can't go wrong!
Cheese puff pastry.