I was bought a packet of these Marmite cashew nuts by one of my friends who knows what a fervent Marmite lover I am! I love cashew nuts too but was somewhat dubious about the combination of both.
However I was pleasantly surprised. For those of you that love nuts and marmite and have a savoury tooth then these nuts definitely worth giving a go.
They come in a 90g foil bag that is black with the distinctive Marmite branding on the front.
On first tasting the nuts are quite salty with a strong Marmite flavour, but not overpoweringly so. They do have a certain tang and I find them very morish. I did find that the closer to the bottom of the bag I got the more salty the nuts became due to the flavouring sinking to the bottom. This is nothing a good shake first won't solve or putting them in a bowl and mixing them up. The nuts are large and mostly whole, although obviously you do get a few half pieces. The texture of the nuts are soft but still crunchy. The coating of Marmite on them is even and the nuts have a speckled appearance where the glaze has been baked onto them.
Definitely one for Marmite lovers to give a whirl. I pay about £1.60 for a bag.
Nutritional Info per 100g is as follows:
Energy kcal 565 kcal
- of which Sugars 7.8g
(of which saturated) 11.9g
Salt (based on Sodium) 0.37g
Folic Acid 389ug
Vitamin B12 2.4ug
The allergy advice on them states: Contains Cashews. May contrain traces of Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame and Soy. Packaged in a protective atmosphere
I love cashew nuts and I adore Marmite, so when I saw a packet of these in Sainsburies, looking oh-so-lovely and distinctive in the traditional black and yellow Marmite colours, I obviously had to buy them.
These are 'oven baked cashew nuts coated in marmite yeast extract with marmite yeast extract flavour.' The nuts themselves are a decent size and look like they are slightly stained with brown (I'm sorry, I've probably just painted a vile mental image for some of you) - this is obviously the marmite. The packet smells delicious when you open it as you really get a good whiff of the non-alcoholic black stuff. Mmmmm.
Taste-wise, these are delicous. The Marmite complements the nuts really well, without overpowering them. You have the sweetness of the cashew perfectly balanced with the saltiness of the Marmite and there is just enough of it to give that distinctive flavour, without being too salty. I will also say that these are fairly messy to eat - like Twiglets, you'll end up with stained fingers! The nuts are also really fresh tasting, most likely down to the foil packaging.
Lovely as these are, they are high in calories and fats, as most nuts are and they have a fairly high level of saturated fat. These contain 565 calories per 100 grams, with 39.5g of fat. A portion size is 30 grams, however these are extremely morish and it is very easy to demolish the whole packet, which is 90 grams. So, probably best enjoyed in moderation - I occasionally pop a handful in my lunchbox!
I paid £1.60 for a packet of these from Sainsburies, which I think is slightly expensive, however it is nice to treat yourself every now and again. I also think that these would make a great alternative to the normal peanuts served as nibbles when you have your friends over for drinks!
All in all, a very tasty snack - 'my mate' and I love it!
I think I may be the only person who neither loves Marmite or hates it, I like the smell and it's saltiness but I wouldn't request it specifically, it is so so. However when you apply a marmite clone to a wholewheat biscuit it becomes a twiglet and I completely adore twiglets. To that end I decided to go with the theory that smothering random objects in marmite creates a wonderful and unique end product.
Marmite beat me to it and have released a range of marmite covered "things" including breadsticks and Cashews for the lovers of the brown stuff.
The packet is identical to the tubs of pure marmite in colour and style, as marmite rely on a strong brand name it pays to be instantly recogniseable. A black packet is embossed with the yellow and red marmite insignia with the product name written in large white capitals.
Marmite Cashews are completely appropriate for vegetarians and are rich in B vitamins, the bag I bought is 90grams and the nuts contains only natural colours and preservatives (although I always take this claim with a pinch of salt as sulphuric acid occurs naturally though I shouldn't like to sup at a nice big beaker of it), over the years "natural" has become a bi word for good and "artificial" has become a bi word for bad.
Now onto the main event so to speak, the nuts are a deep rich speckly brown and smell wonderfully of the Mite. The texture is soft and ever so slightly chewy, the taste is unmistakeably marmite but with a nice cashew flavour that manages to hold up against the strong marmite influence (fancy marmite cashews having a marmitey and cashewy flavour, who would have believed it!!!) I guess the thing to focus on is how suprising it is that the more delicate nutty flavour manages to stay seperate enough from the marmite to be detectable at all.
The marmite cashews have the strange property of being vastly addictive yet quickly becoming sickly so you find yourself thinking theres no way I could eat a lot of these all the way through till the bag is empty and you're left sobbing wildly into your open palms alone and snackless once again.
If you like marmite then go for it, they are very nice and weirdly moreish, if you're not a fan then WHAT ARE YOU DOING READING A MARMITE REVIEW YA HEATHEN!!!! (ooh sorry about that a-hah).
Reccomended to marmite lovers and nut lovers too as the nuts flavour is still defineable through the strong marmiteyness.
Marmite Oven Baked Cashews:
I bought these in Morrisons supermarket and they cost me around £1.29, which is for a 90g bag.
This is one of the line of food products that the Marmite company have recently started producing, as a bid to extend their reach.
Now we all know what they say, Marmite - you either love it or hate it. Hmm, well I quite like it but as long as it's spread quite thinly, so what camp do I fall into?
The packet is easily recognisable, as it is a black bag with the world famous Marmite logo on the front in red, yellow, green and white. Inside are 90g of lovely cashew nuts, delicious already, but here they are coated with a tangy yeast extract.
My first impression upon eating the first one is that I am pleasantly surprised by the lack of saltiness: I was expecting them to be heavily salted, in the way that dry roasted peanuts are, but no. Obviously Marmite itself contains a large dose of salt, but that is not apparent on the tastebuds.
What you can taste is a lovely tanginess and then it is straight through to the buttery crunchy cashew nuts. I will certainly be buying these again. The packet tells me that the flavour mix also contains garlic and onion, although this is not overpowering and is certainly very subtle.
The texture on the surface of the nuts is very similar in appearance to dry roasted peanuts, if you have ever had those, and as the label clearly states, this is rich in B vitamins and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
It does however contain 565 calories per 100g , due mainly to the nuts, and 39.5 g of fat. Oh dear. To balance this, nuts are very high in protein at 21.8 g per 100g.
Even if you are not mad about Marmite, give these a try anyway: the flavour is not overwhelmingly Marmite-ish, so you could still enjoy them. A good quality product.
I am a lover not a hater and I love this product.
If you love marmite and cashew nuts this product will not disappoint. They cost £1.95 for 90g.
I wouldn't recommend eating these on a regular basis as they must be packed with salt and all things bad for you (I didn't look at the specifics it's too depressing), but they taste so great it's really hard to resist them.
I think most people who like cashews will know that once you have opened a bag, they don't last very long, so combine them with marmite and that time span is even shorter.
The makers of this product have got this exactly right. The nuts have a hint of marmite but you can still taste the cashew as well. They aren't as salty as you would expect from something that combines two salty products together.
A 90g bag, isn't very big, if you want something for a few people to snack on, but for 2 people as a snack this is good size.
A really tasty product from the marmite range, would recommend to any marmite lovers.
As I live very near to a Tesco store and seem to go shopping in Morrisons at the weekends, I had not been able to find what I had been on the hunt for. This was Marmite Oven Baked Cashews which I had read about on the Dooyoo site. I love Marmite with a passion and was very dissappointed that I had not been able to track these down. So after finishing work one night I decided to pop to a large Sainsbury's that was just around the corner, but I never thought to go there before, as after work I like to just get home!.
YIPPEE they had them in stock, so I rushed over and grabbed a bag, well it was about the same size as a bag of crisps. Coming in a striking black and yellow packaging and weighing 90g. A bit on the expensive side at £1.59 a bag, but I had been waiting ages to try these so it was worth it.
Couldn't wait to get home to try these, so once home poured a nice glass of chilled white wine and sat down with my bag of cashews ( had to be quick as son was in the next room and has wanted to try these as much as me and if he saw the bag I would never see them again!) now I only wanted to try a few as they are very high in calories and I have been quite good lately with watching what I pop into my mouth.
Well on opening the bag I took a good sniff into it and you could make out the smell of Marmite just, but not as strong as I had expected. The cashew nuts are of a good size with their crescent shape looking all perfect, coated in a very light brown powder, I popped one in.
Now it has a very faint yeasty taste,not quite as strong as a twiglet,but with a hint of Marmite. The cashew nut tasted a bit on the soft side for me and did not have the crunch that I was expecting. Maybe the coating had made the cashew nut a bit on the soft side I really can't tell, but the sell by date was 26.06.2010 so that was all in date.
All in all I was a bit disappointed as they didn't live up to what I had been expecting, but at the same time I was relieved as it meant that I wouldn't buy them again for myself so something less for me to eat that is quite high in calories!!!.
My son said the same as me (they tasted a bit on the soft side!), but he liked them all the same and he would buy them again. Each 30 serving contains;
Towards the end of the bag it did seem to go into lots of broken nuts and powder. When tasting the powder that was sitting at the bottom of the bag you found that this was very strong with the marmite taste. So maybe it had dropped of and that was why the nuts were a bit on the bland side! ( I discovered this after my son had polished the whole lot off!). I will give it 3 stars as although I wasn't keen, my son did like them.
Whilst shopping on the way home from work something caught my eye right on the top shelf a small black bag with the unmistakeable round yellow and red Marmite logo announcing Marmite flavoured oven baked cashews.
As the saying goes you either love it or hate it well I can tell you that I absolutely love Marmite so I grabbed a bag and put it in the trolley.
The bag contains 90g of marmite coated cashew nuts which are a perfect accompaniement to have with drinks or on their own. They would be brillliant to serve with any cocktail as there is an element of saltiness from the marmite and the creaminess of the cashew nuts giving it quite an adult tasting snack. I think it would be quite a talking point as so many people either like or dislike and you could get into quite some debate over the merits or demerits of Marmite.
Opening the bag you can instantly smell the unforgetable aroma of Marmite. They appear not to be oily or greasy and although not the biggest cashew nuts I have had they are at least whole and recognisable as cashews.
The taste test.
I tried one then another and loved them immediately there was the lovely taste of marmite and the creamy taste of the cashews. They are very tastey indeed and very moreish so much so I had to put them away otherwise I would have scoffed the lot. They taste fantastic.
At the bottom of the front of the packet there is nutritional information as follows:
Calories 170 per 30 grams
Fat 11.9g plus saturates 2.3g
I was suprised how little salt they contained because marmite is very salty tasting so I assumed there would be a high salt content.......wrong it is quite low. That being said the fat content is rather high but hey its not as if you are going to be living on them is it afteral its a snack.
The nuts also contain lots of B complex vitamins such as B12, Thiamin, Niacin and folic acid so thats got to be very good for you especially if you are drinking.
There is some allergy information on the package which states that the packet contains cashews and may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, Sesame and soy. They are not suitable for small children as they may choke on nuts.
No artificial colours or flavourings.
I really loved these nuts they were very tasty and moreish I would recommend them highly to you as they are quite different from other run of the mill nuts. My only criticism would be that they wont last long but thats good as the shelf life is only five months and it is the first time I had come across them in the supermarket as they are also advertised on the pack as being NEW.
A bargain for £1.49. I think 50% of the population would agree.
GO on You know you want to try them. What treat.
I first tried these over Christmas as my husband thought they'd make a good stocking filler!?! Who knows how his brain works lol!!!
According to the Marmite slogan you either love it or hate it - Personally I love Marmite so this was a good choice for me.
The bag is quite small - 90g - as far as I am aware it is the only size bag available. It costs £1.58 for this in Tesco. The bag is quite eyecatching I guess if it is with the rest of the nuts as its in a plain balck bag with the yellow/red/green marmite logo clearly visible and taking up half of the front of the bag. Underneath the logo it reads Oven Baked Cashews -Tasty Cashew nuts baked with lots of lovely marmite, just for marmite nutters and picture of the nuts! The bags are made of foil to keep the nuts fresh as long as possible.
Ok So I opened the bag and they certainly smelt familiar - yummy - as you would expect just like marmite. I took one of the little cashews from the bag - they have a light brown mottled appearance and the outer coating feels kind of grainy - this must be the marmite coating! I tasted one of these little morsels and to my surprise they don't taste much like marmite! They must have marmite in them as 88% of the ingredients are the nuts and 8% is marmite but the combination together just doesn't taste marmitey!! As they do not taste much of marmite I'd recommend them to anyone who likes nuts! even those who 'hate' marmite - if you don't try them you'll never know.
Having said this it is not an unpleasant flavour - just not as I expected. They do taste quite beefy and quite salty though but not over powering. They are very moreish and it doesn't take long to eat the whole 90g bag! This isn't very good as they contain 170 calories and 2.3g of saturated fat per serving. A serving is classed as 30g (third of a bag) and not a whole bag!
They can't be all bad though as there are no artificial colours, flavourings
or preservatives and they are also rich in B-vitamins which are useful to maintain healthy skin and muscle, enhance the immune system and support metabolism.
These nuts are Vegetarian Society approved so suitable for vegetarians but the pack states that 'contains cashews' (I thought this obvious!!!) and also that it 'may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and soy' therefore making it unsuitable for people with lots of allergies!
So... would I buy them again? Yes I would occasionally as a bit of a treat as I consider them to be quite expensive for what you actually get but they are very nice.
According to the brand who manufacture the Yeast Extract spread 'Marmite' you either love or hate the foodstuff. This is not really the case for me. Whislt I don't like eating marmite spread I actually love the marmite flavour when added to other foods. For instance, I love Marmite cheese and Marmite crisps and I also love these Oven Baked Cashew Nuts.
Marmite, for those who don't know, is a yeast extract with added flavours which is primarily used like a spread. It is 100% vegetarian and teeming with B-vitamins. The substance is black, thick and very sticky and is similar to Vegemite and Bovril. People eat it spread on toast or in sandwiches as well as adding it to personal recipes.
These Marmite Cashews are available to buy in rather small sized 90g bags (I wish they'd make bigger bags!). Full ingredients are listed on the back of the packet. They state that there are 88% cashews and 8% Marmite [this includes Yeast Extract, Salt, Vegetable Extract, Niacin, Thiamin, Spice Extracts (containing celery) riboflavin, folic acid and vitamin B12]. The flavouring includes onion powder and garlic powder, so expect the taste to have a little more of a kick than your normal Marmite.
Nutritional information is also available as both an easy read guide and a detailed chart. Per 30g serving there is 170 calories and 11.g fat.
These cashews are coated in Marmite and then baked. They are then covered in the Marmite yeast extract flavouring. This is a very thick, speckled brown powder that looks like a bit like sand. I recommend shaking the pack before consuming as there is a lot of flavouring powder and this helps distribute it. You do tend to end up with an inch of powder and a few cashew nut scraps at the bottom of the pack which is very sickly though. The nuts have a mottled dark brown appearance where the marmite is glued over them and look very appealling.
The aroma is very strong and has that typical marmite smell - sort of meaty and slightly spicey. The flavour has a strong onion influence but the marmite flavour is dominant too. Taste wise these are very reminiscent of Marmite crisps - except that here the flavour is more intense and spicey. The flavour of the mild, creamy cashew nuts together with the racy Marmite is one combo that works brilliantly!
I was really surprised at just how soft and succulent the large sized cashews are. They almost melt away as you are chewing them! They are certainly a high quality nut and the cooking process gives them a rich flavour and gives them a texture that is just heaven in the mouth!
I really love these nuts but I'm a little dissapointed at how many cashews you get in the packet. It is very few and makes for a paltry snack. There is certainly not enough to serve these for a snack dish either. There is also a massive abundance of flavouring powder which usually accumulates at the bottom of the pack and which becomes gruesome to taste as you get to the last of the nuts. The uneven distribution of powder distorts the overall flavour of the product.
In spite of this I have to award the product five stars for the marvellous taste and texture of the cashews. They are totally moreish too - once you have one you won't want to stop! Try them!
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