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These have got to be the best crisps ever! I suppose they are more like cheesey biscuits than crisps, but whatever we call them, they are the ultimate snack. I mean for starters, you actually get a full bag, you're not just buying cheese scented air with a couple of crumbs in the bottom like some other brands (you know who you are.) If you have never actually eaten them before you are in for a treat! They are great with anything; with branston pickle, with any kind of dip, on a sandwich, on their own, howver you have them they are gorgeous! Obviously these are for a treat, you can't eat them every day as they are obviously not very good for you in large doses, but if you want some tips for when your having them here'swhat i like to do, eat as many as I can until my mouth is really dry and drink a big drink of your favourite fizzy drink! Yum! (oh and by the way for all you over 18's - They are GREAT for hangovers!)
I only used to ever eat full sized cheddar biscuits on a cheese board but recently starting buying these mini cheddar bags for my packed lunch for work. They are a perfect accompaniment to a sandwich and really tasty. As this is only a small bag they aren't going to do that much damage to the waistline if eaten in moderation, although as with any biscuits/crisps I'd only give them to young children occasionally, not every day. Even though it is a small bag, you do feel like you get quite a few in the bag. Perhaps this is because they actually fill the bag properly rather than other bags of crisps that seem enormous and then are only a third filled. I paid £1.80 for a multipack of 12 in Morrisons but there was an offer of 2 multipacks for £3. I do like variety though so I didn't want 24 bags! I'm sure they would have got eaten though! If you've never had these before then give them a go. They are very very cheesy though so if you don't like cheese then give them a miss.
When in need of a snack I usually opt for something sweet like a bar of chocolate or if I'm feeling healthy some fruit but on that odd occasion that I fancy something satisfyingly savoury and salty I turn to crisps or crackers. Not so surprisingly I had one of those savoury snack attacks whilst shopping in Tesco's the other week and popped a multipack of Mcvitie's Mini Cheddars into my trolley; ~ McVitie's~ Mcvitie's are a confectionary company. They are one of the most well-known biscuit companies and have been around for over 100 years. As well as mini cheddars Mcvitie's produce biscuits such as the traditional digestives and rich tea, gingernuts, fruit shortcakes, hobnobs, boasters, penguins, taxis, gold bars, Jaffa cakes and their latest additions medley cereal bars and quirks. The mini cheddars range also includes mini cheddars crinkleys which are a baked, crispier version of the original cheddars. ~ Price & Availability ~ You can buy Mcvitie's mini cheddars more or less anywhere, the multipacks are usually sold in supermarkets and the single bags in more smaller independent stores. They can be bought in a couple of different ways including multipacks of 7 for around £1.88, single bags (not sure on the price of these but I imagine they around 50-70p which is about average for a packet of crisps these days) and a larger caddy/drum for around £3.45 which are ideal for Christmas stocking fillers. I think the price of these snacks are about average for crisps, I never pay full price for any type of snack anymore as I simply refuse to pay such extortionate prices unless they are absolutely amazing so I bought these on a fantastic bargain price of 94p in Tesco's (still on offer at the moment 02/11/12). They can be bought in a few different flavours including the original (the ones I'm reviewing), cheese & onion, Branson pickle, BBQ and mature cheddar. ~ Packaging ~ Mcvitie's mini cheddars come in a little orange bag, considerably smaller than a normal bag of crisps with a circle in the centre. Inside the circle are the words baked mini cheddars and underneath this, the flavour; in this case its original. In the left hand corner you will find a handy little nutritional information chart. On the back of the bag you will find the three steps to keeping healthy, a full nutritional information table, ingredients list, contact details and allergy advice. ~ Appearance, taste, texture and smell ~ Mcvitie's mini cheddars are small, perfectly circular biscuit snack. They are about the size of 2p coin and have little holes all over them. They are golden in colour and slightly browned around the edges. Biting into one you get a nice soft crunch, just as a savoury biscuit should be - not too hard and not too soggy. The cheese flavour is very mild, which I like however some people won't find it strong enough. I do think you can taste salt more than cheese, but again I like salty things so these appeal to me. The smell is probably more cheesy than they actually taste and perhaps gives you false hope that these are going to be really cheesy. They are by no means as cheesy as quavers or wotsits. They remind me of the little shaped cheese savouries you can buy, very mild and give you that salty satisfaction with a little kick of cheesiness. They can be a little bit dry, but biscuits generally are so they can take a little bit of swallowing and chewing. I find these little cheesy discs very, very moorish and I could easily polish off a couple of bags as they are very light! ~ Other information ~ Each pack of Mcvitie's mini cheddars will give you 131 calories, 1.2g of sugar, 7.5g of fat (of which 3.0g of saturates) and 0.6g of salt. So these are clearly to be enjoyed in moderation as are all snack type foods these days. They contain 15 % of your GDA of saturates and 11 % of your fats as well as 10 % salt so those figures are quite scary for such a little bag of yumminess and makes me think twice before reaching for that second bag. Mcvitie's mini cheddars are made with real cheese (surprisingly to me) They are oven baked and contain no artificial colours or flavours. Mcvitie's mini cheddars contain milk, wheat, barley, gluten and may contain egg and soya. ~ Overall opinion ~ Overall I really, REALLY love these! Yes they are pretty bad for you but once in a while they can't be that bad that can they? (Even though im addicted to them at the moment (uh oh!) Well that's what I keep telling myself anyway. Moderation and all that! :D If you're looking for a very strong cheesy flavour then these aren't for you, but I would recommend trying one of the other more flavourful flavours such as mature cheddar as they are definitely stronger in taste. I would certainly recommend Mcvitie's mini cheddars to anybody who is after a salty, savoury snack with a little hint of some cheese - like me! Just make sure you have a drink on hand once you've eaten them as the salt may make you thirsty! I for one will definitely be buying these again when I spot them on offer! I'm awarding Mcvitie's mini cheddars with 4/5 stars, I'm knocking one star off the slightly horrifying nutritional content for what you get, essentially they are a really small bag for all that sat fat! But taste wise, there just YUM!
The mini cheddars come in a plastic foil bag which is orange and yellow in colour and this can't be mistaken for another type of snack/bag of crisps due to the well known colours that Mini Cheddars use on their packaging. The front of the bag is plain and just gives you some information about the product and states that the product is baked with no artificial colours or flavours. It also states that they are made form real cheese. On the back of the packet you can find a list of ingredients and nutritional information. The mini cheddars are actually made by Mcvities who make a large range of biscuits and other snacks. From what I remember mini cheddars have been about for a long time and they also have different flavours available to buy in some stores. When I was much younger I remember the ham and the marmite flavoured mini cheddars but unfortunately these were stopped being made and are no longer available to buy. The reason I chose these was because I fancied a savoury snack at work rather than something sweet and these seemed a lot healthier than other crisps, as mini cheddars are baked. For a 50g bag of mini cheddars it cost me approximately 70p from my local Co-Op store which I think is rather pricey. For a pack of 7 x 25g bags it will currently cost you just £1.00 from Tesco & Sainsburys, how-ever this offer is only valid until 3rd July 2012. When I opened the bag I could smell a lovely, light cheesey smell. The bag was sonly half full with mini cheddars so the large foil bag is a bit of a waste as they could have used a much smaller bag. The mini cheddars are round in shape and are a bit bigger than 2p coin. They are a golden yellow colour and have dots all over them. Some of the mini cheddars are much browner on the edge than others. I put one into my mouth to taste it. The mini cheddar was quite smooth against my tongue. As I bit into it the mini cheddar broke into 2 pieces. It's very crispy when biting into it and when you start to chew the mini cheddar it releases a lovely cheesy taste in your mouth with is just delicious. The mini cheddars do make you very thirsty as they are dry and very cheesey. I found the mini cheddars to be very satisfying and was a delicious savoury snack for when I'm at work or on the go. I did have to drink a fair bit of water after eating a few as they do dry your mouth out a little. As they are baked they didn't feel greasy when taking them out of the bag and I wasn't left with very greasy fingers. I did find that they did stick to my teeth a little; how-ever this was soon gone after swigging some water around my mouth or chewing some gum. I would also try the other flavoured mini cheddars in the range as I think they are brilliant quality and taste delicious. In terms of value I do think that for a 50g they are a little over-priced and would expect them to cost no more than about 65p. I would buy these again as they did taste delicious and I would recommend them to others. The only downside is that they contain a lot of calories! Nutritional Information Each 25g serving contains the following: * Calories - 131 (7% RDA) * Sugars - 1.2g (1% RDA) * Fat - 7.5g (11% RDA) * Saturates - 3.0g (15 % RDA) * Salt - 0.06g (10% RDA) Contains: Milk, Wheat, Barley, Gluten. May Contain: Egg and Soya. (review also on ciao)
The Brand: I doubt that many people have never heard of Mini Cheddars, however in case there are some people who have not yet experienced such a delicious savory treat I shall explain. Mini Cheddars are biscuits that aren't quite biscuits and crisps that aren't entirely crisps either. Their in limbo of the snack realm which means not only are they unique but they are also entirely competition-less and so if you enjoy they you either must purchase a packet (or 3..) of them or simply go without. A very clever marketing ploy! The product is produced by Mcvitie's a snack food brand whose other products include well known favourites like Digestives and Hob Nobs. The Product: Mini Cheddars are small circular shapes of what I would describe as a kind of thick Communion bread type consistency. For those who don't understand this reference, I simply mean that they are relatively thin and quick to melt in the mouth should you leave them there, resisting the urge to bite into them. Although, if you were to bite into them they are very crisp like and crunchy. Once you have munched them for a little while however, you do get a very distinct after taste in the mouth, which in my opinion is very pleasurable. The flavour is 'cheddar' but in my opinion although it does have some cheddar like aspects, I wouldn't necessarily be able to spot it out as cheddar from other cheese flavours. If anything its more akin to the ominous 'cheese' flavour in most cheese and onion crisps, which is great for lovers of the flavour such as myself! Although the bag is not overtly big at about 25g from memory alone, however because of the thin shape of the crisps/biscuits they do slot nicely into the bag so you do often find you have quite a bit more than you might have expected at first. Surprisingly the calorie intake for a single bag is 129kcal which in my opinion is a little high for such a small/light treat. However, I still think they are worth it and that if you are particularly worried/conscious of your health they should just remain a 'treat' which can be enjoyed from time to time as part of a balanced diet. (Of course I, biggest hypocrite in the world, say this as I scoff into a 125g bag I purchased earlier today at Wilkinsons for £1 as I write this review!) Obviously, this number alone is not particularly huge either and not enough to break your heart over if you can't resist opening up a packet yourself. Price and availability: As I say a large bag can be bought in Wilkinsons for a pound and supermarkets tend to sell packs of 6 for a little over a pound, usually around £1.25 or so. This is very reasonable in my opinion, however some might argue that for the size this is a bit much, but I tend to disagree. From the stores I have visited there hasn't been one I have noticed that doesn't actually stock Mini Cheddars and so if they appeal to you, you don't exactly have to go out of your way to enjoy a packet. My thoughts: I really like Mini Cheddars and feel that they are a nice treat to have from time to time. In my opinion the flavour and consistency of them mean that I am unable to eat them too often or in large quantities at a time as I simply feel too full up and bloated (which in itself is a good thing as despite its small packet size, you still feel full). They boast no artificial flavours and colours and are a nice whole savoury food to be enjoyed by anyone, at a pretty reasonable price if you ask me.
I am a huge fan of crisps and savoury snacks and so is my partner so quite a lot are purchased in our household including original mini cheddars. These little cheesy biscuits are very moorish and tasty and I can soon find myself having polished off more than one packet. Mini cheddars are made by McVitie's, who are most famous for making biscuits. You can buy mini cheddars in small individual packets, larger individual packets, multi-pack and large sharing tubs (if you can bring yourself to share). I recently paid £1.00 for a special 10 bag multi-pack in my local Iceland store, but if purchased individually you can pay around 50p per bag upwards so multi-packs are much better value. The savoury biscuits are small and round and have a nice golden colour and little pin prick sized holes on the top. The biscuits are baked and not fried so do not have a greasy feel like many crisps do. Each 100g of mini cheddars contain the following - Energy - 516kcal - Fat - 29.8g - Protein - 11.2g - Fibre - 2.5g - Sodium - 1.0g I would have listed the nutritional content of each individual bag in the multi-pack but it was not included on the packaging at all which I think is a little naughty of McVities. One good thing is that the cheddars do not contain any artificial colours or flavours. The cheddars are well packed in small waxy bags which keep the cheddars nice and crisp. The cheesy flavour comes from the use of dried powdered cheese, I find the flavour to be just right. Some of the shops own versions of cheddars just don't have the same strength in flavour and can be dry and bland. I really enjoy cheddars as a change from crisps, they are very tasty and are great in a lunch box or just as a snack, or if feeling naughty with a nice glass of wine!
Mini Cheddars are a small round cheese biscuit which are perfect to eat as a snack. Packed in a vivid orange packet, this product is very noticeable from the shelves of supermarkets. McVitie's are very adamant that they put across the good points of their product in which they state that Mini Cheddars have 'No artificial colours' and 'No artificial flavours' in a bold text located in the bottom middle of the packet. Above the statement, we can see an orange circle which could relate to the actual product. We then see 'MINI Cheddars' in bold text in front of the orange circle, which stands out adamantly. Using the bright colours of orange and yellow, makes the product stand out in your kitchen cupboards and on the supermarket shelf. On-going disputes about Mini Cheddars are whether they are crisps or biscuits. One argument for that they are crisps is that they are located mainly in the crisps isle of supermarkets and not the biscuit isle. However, it does say clearly on the reverse side of the packet that they are 'Cheese Snack Biscuits'. The biscuits which are roughly the same as a £2 coin are ridged on the surface and in a mini packet they roughly contain about 15 biscuits which is quite good for the size of the packaging. When you first eat one of these cheese biscuits you can distinctly taste the cheese, if you're not a huge fan of cheese then I wouldn't recommend this product. Some people think that the cheese is very strong but personally, if you like mild cheese then these would be perfect for you. The cheese biscuits somehow melt in your mouth but are very easy to chew and swallow and leave you hungry for more. These Mini Cheddars are perfect for children's lunch boxes or if you want to keep your diet in tact seeing as one packet can fill you up for a snack or part of your lunch. McVitie's states that they are 'baked not fried' which they use to their advantage over crisps. These cheese snack biscuits contain; Wheat, Barley, Gluten and Milk so if you know anyone who wants to tries these then I would strongly urge you to make sure they know the ingredients in them. They also contain per mini bag 129 calories, 7.5 of fat of which saturates 3.0g and 0.6g of fibre, which is worth knowing especially if you are looking for something to replace crisps or chocolate in your diet. Seeing as I have given up crisps, Mini Cheddars are a brilliant replacement to have in my diet and are great to eat and always fill the gap in my stomach. They also do other flavours such as; Salt and Vinegar, Barbeque and much more. I would definitely recommend them if you see them on offer or on the shelves of the supermarket.
Mini Cheddars are little cheese biscuits about the size of a two pence piece and you can currently purchase a multi bag of 12 packets for £2.89 with Tesco. They are recognisable by their orange/yellow branded packaging and really make a nice change from potato crisps and are often found on the same shelves in the shop or supermarket you buy them from. These tiny biscuits are very cheesy and so if you are not a fan of cheese then these are definitely not for you. They are reasonably hard but pose no problems for your teeth while eating. These are produced using real cheese and contain no artificial ingredients plus they are not fried but baked. This seems better to me because as we know if a food item is baked rather than fried it can often work out to be less unhealthy. These Cheddars are a favourite inclusion for lunch boxes and are often to be found amongst the spread on the table at a party, good for children and adults alike. I think these are even good for young children within reason as there is no real chance of any sharp bits like occasionally you can find with potato crisps and these cheese biscuits can be sucked and they will just go soft. When thinking about the nutrition a bag of these contains 129 calories and 7.5g of fat so in moderation these could be a great snack for someone who is trying to be self controlled as regards their diet.
I love food and snacks as I have a huge appetite and eat a lot in between meals all the time and snacks are a huge part of my life, people who read my reviews on a regular basis will know I have a sweet tooth and eat lots of sweet food and snacks but I also love savoury ones too and when I saw these Mini Cheddars on offer from Sainsbury's for only £1 for 7 bags, I just could not resist buying them and placing them in my trolley. They come in a plastic bag which houses the individual bags, each bag is quite a small size but the bag is full with the circular snacks, the bag is full unlike some other bags which are half the product and half the bag empty. The size is a nice one for lunch boxes or to place in a bag if you are going out for the day and fancy a snack on the go. Each bag is a bright orange colour with the writing on the front, they are manufactured by McVities a very well known brand that has been around for such a long time and produce really good quality products both savoury and sweet. These snacks are like a biscuit and they have tiny holes on one side and ridges on the other side, they are nice to eat and very easy to swallow, they actually melt into the mouth and easy to chew. They have a nice taste of Cheese of which is not too strong, it is a nice mild one and I do love Cheese but my wife is not so keen and she loves the taste of these ones because the amount of the Cheese is just enough to produce a nice taste. I think they are very tasty and moreish, the amount in each packet is around 15 and so a good amount for the bag and to eat in one sitting, my grandchildren love these as a snack too and they do not ruin their appetite in between their meals. I buy them all the time and have done so for many years because the quality is a very good one and they are a nice price for my liking. Each one measures approximately 1 inch in diameter and just the right size, because of the quality they do not break easily and more often than not they are all in one piece inside the bag and are not broken like some people may imagine. The amount in the bag is enough to keep my hunger at bay if I eat them in between my meal of which I often do and I also love to eat them while watching television or on the computer. They are made with real Cheese and they have no artificial flavours or colours. They are also baked, they also contain Wheat, Barley, Gluten and Milk and so if anyone has any allergy to these ingredients it is important to know they do contain them ingredients and can be given a miss when buying these snacks. They also contain per 100g 516 calories, 29.8g of fat of which saturates 11.9g and 2.5g of fibre, worth knowing if you are on a calorie controlled diet or a fibre diet. I think they are a super snack of which I will always buy because I find them very satisfying to eat and very filling eaten during the day for my hunger pangs and I highly recommend them to anyone to buy them and especially if you see them on special offer as I did recently. They are also a nice snack for picnics and lunch boxes. I rate them 5 stars.
Having been an avid lover of Mini Cheddars for many years, rarely a night goes by without my daily munch. However, on opening a pack tonight and preparing to enjoy the delicious taste, I was sadly very disappointed. Where was the cheesy taste? Had I picked up the wrong packet? No, on checking the packet it clearly displayed the usual 'Mini Cheddars' logo and even bragged 'now with more cheese'. Where? It certainly didn't seem to be in the biscuit! If this is now the standard of their biscuits, I regret they have lost one very loyal fan.
Walking round the supermarket yesterday I suddenly got an attack of the munchies and spotted a multipack of McVitie's original Mini Cheddars, 7 handy little 25g packets were right there staring at me begging me to pick them up. I have fond memories of Mini Cheddars, eating them with a nice cold lager in the beer garden of our local pub in the summer years ago, I had quite forgotten about them and just couldn't resist picking them up and opening a bag straightaway (hush I did pay for them when I got to the till), and did find an assistant to say I was eating a packet and would pay on the way out which she said was ok. Mini cheddars are a small savoury biscuits that lives up to its name, they do indeed have a strong cheddar cheese taste and when freshly opened are nice, firm and a little crispy rather like the texture of a cracker. They are quite solid and filling but the little 25g packets that come in the multipack was not enough and I had already scoffed 2 packets before I got to the till. In 2006 McVitie's as part of a healthier format launch reduced its saturated fat by 30% on its mini cheddars but it still has a whopping 3.0g of saturates which is a substantial amount for a little bag, however I did not notice a change in the quality of the taste because of this they are still the tasty cheesy little biscuits that I remember from years ago. I noticed other flavours in the mini cheddar range, I found cheese and onion, and extra mature cheddar flavour but I have yet to try these. Mini Cheddar original 25g bags contain 129 calories, 7.5g fat, and 3.0g of saturates and are currently £1.40 for 7 x 25g in Sainsbury.
McVities Mini Cheddars are a small cheese flavoured biscuit, which has proven very popular in recent years. Manufactured by McVities (a well respected company which has been producing biscuits since 1925) the range has recently expanded and as well as the original cheese flavour, cheese and onion and extra mature cheddar are now available within mulitpacks. Expect to pay around £1.20 for a pack of seven. McVities mini cheddars come in easily recognisable packaging with an orange background 'baked mini cheddars' written across the front in black and the McVities logo in white and blue at the top. They should be stored unopened in a cool dark place and should have a best before date dated at least 6-8 weeks after purchase. Per original bag, they are 129 calories, with 1.2 grams of sugar and 7.5 grams of fat (of which 3 is saturated). This compares very favourably with other crisps and snacks as the baked nature of mini cheddars makes them naturally lower in fat. Which means you can eat more of them - always good! Mini cheddars are definitely very, very cheesy - there is a strong aroma of cheddar as soon as the bag is opened, and you can see the flavouring on each individual cheddar. That said, they don't taste 'false' at all, just very cheddary. The texture is crisp and dry and very moreish. Overall, I highly recommend these as a good savoury snack.
I don't usually eat the Mc Vities mini cheddars as much as I used to, but when I do eventually get round to eating them I quite enjoy them. This is due to the fact in the past I was going through quite few a packets in a week and as a result I went of them from eating all that cheese. But it was only recently I started to enjoy them again and now I make sure that I eat fewer packets.. A 50g packet of these will cost about 45 -50 pence from the shops. They are quite recognisable as they come in small bright orange and yellow size packets, with the name original printed in red bold capital letters and mini cheddars printed in big black bold capital letters. Apart from the original flavour there are other flavours, such as cheese & onion and extra mature cheddar. You can also buy them in tubes instead of the usual packet version which are widely available in many supermarkets. Each cheddar chesse is about the size of a 2p or 50 pence coin. The packets may look small but I can assure you there are plenty of cheddars in each packet. They are very cheesy in flavour but not as cheesy as wotsits. There have a nice crunch to them and the cheese reminds me of eating mild cheese very appetising and enjoyable to eat, great tasting crisps. Each cheddar is of good size and not too thick. Good consistency and they smell very pleasant indeed. Having said that, they are not the healthiest option around but they are healthier then most crisps as they are baked instead of fried. The nutritional facts are that per serving there is 161 calories and 81 from fat. Total fat is 9.0g and contain 3.3g of protein. So I recommended if you are going to eat these try and eat these in moderation. I would recommend you try some if not done already.
Recently, I seem to have entered a little bit of a packed lunch rut. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a sandwich, sausage roll and a packet of crisps but after a while (4 consecutive weeks) the novelty begins to wear off! It's time for a change, I thought. Nothing too extreme, just a little tweak to halt the monotony. Roll, yogurt and mini cheddars. Well... did you really think I was going to prepare myself a pasta salad or something? So, my roll was very pleasant and as for my mini cheddars.... Let the reviewing begin! Small round cheesy biscuit, thicker than the traditional full size cheddars and approximately the size of a 10p piece. They also have a number of small holes in the surface that might enable you to continue breathing should one get lodged in your throat. I'm not entirely sure that this is their intended purpose but I find it reassuring anyway. They smell extremely cheesy indeed and the aroma really hits you as soon as you tear open the bag. How do they taste? Well, they taste very cheesy but without being too overpowering. McVities describe these as 'the bite sized snack with the big cheese taste' and that's a fair description of what you get. I do however, find them a little greasy but that does not prevent them from being very morish. I'd hate to think how many packs I would demolish in a frenzied pig out, thankfully I've not lost control of my rock n roll recently and have kept to the single packet in one sitting. Seems that attending snackaholics anonymous is beginning to pay off. You get approx 16 cheddars per pack, which isn't too bad in the scheme of things. The only downside for me is that they did leave a bit of an aftertaste that had rather a negative effect on the enjoyment of my yogurt. I would therefore recommend that yogurts are consumed before mini cheddars in order to prevent the same thing happening to you. I know sweet before savoury is fundamentally wrong, but learn from my mistake and make an exception for the sake of your taste buds. Sensible Stuff: Ingredients Wheat flour, vegetable oil, dried powdered cheese (12%), sugar, glucose syrup, salt, dried whey, malt extract, raising agents (ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate), lactic acid, natural flavouring, pepper extracts. Nutritional Values per 50g Energy 259 Kcal Protein 5.4g Carbohydrate 25.5g of which is sugars 4.6g Fat 15.0g of which is saturates 6.0g Fibre 1.3g Sodium 0.5g Allergy Info Contains: milk, egg, gluten, wheat flour, malt extract, whey and produced on a line handling sesame seeds and soya. So, a nice addition to the lunchbox but also, I would imagine that they would be a tasty nibble with a beer in the evening. I guess you could enjoy them with a glass of wine, but I suggest you consult your local wine merchant to see if he recommends white or red with mini cheddars. Priced at the moment in Tesco at £1.00 for a pack of 7 x 25g bags. Single bags are available at all the usual outlets for approx 50p. Thanks for reading.
I'm a little bit of a cheese nut at times. Mostly I manage to contain myself and not go too crackers over it (sorry no pun intended), but sometimes I just get cheese cravings and if I'm shopping at the time I do end up with rather a lot of different cheesy flavoured things. One of those cheesy flavoured things I like is these mini cheddars. Actually if I'm truthful, I'm just as partial to a large pack of proper cheddars, but these are snack pack sized and so mean I'm less likely to go mad and scoff too many lol. These come in 25g bags a bit smaller than a crisp packet, and I normally buy them as a multi pack which costs around £1-£1.50 depending on where you buy it, though I believe you can buy a single packet but well... the more the merrier eh ;) Each 25g pack contains around 10 or 11 little mini cheesy biscuits. They're not low fat, they're not low salt and they're not healthy - lets get that bit straight now. What they are however is extremely tasty! I've tried the special flavour mini cheddars they've done over the years, the cheese and ham one was nice, the marmite one was really quite nasty and I'm a marmite fan, but these plain cheese ones are the ones I and thousands of others come back to after each special edition has left the shelves, and it's just because they are so good. Each little biscuit is about the size of a 2p piece, they're round (like a 2p), and have two rings of little holes pierced into the top of them. I've no idea why this really is, but I've always sort of imagined it's to give them interest, and to help the flavour stick better lol, I know crazy idea, but there we go. They have an excellent crunch to them, but if you suck at them instead, they do go nicely soggy and fall apart leaving you with a flavoured mush (sorry if that's too much information). The cheese flavour coating they use on these isn't particularly strong or really reminiscent of any particular cheese, but it is very much 'cheese' flavour. Its one of those flavours that probably owes very little to the cheese powder that's in the ingredients list and far more to a bunch of chemicals, but I still like it, and I still think it tastes nice and cheesy, and I love that you get it all over your fingers as you pick up the mini cheddars meaning you just have to lick them clean between biscuits. For ease of eating anywhere, these little mini packs of mini cheddars are great, they're easy to pop in your bag and carry around and surprisingly they don't seem to crush as easily as a packet of crisps would, so that means you're less likely to reach snack time with a bag of crumbs to eat. As I say, I also eat these just to stop me eating too many at a time as I do find them very more-ish, and a packet of the full size ones, whilst being cheaper per 100g, and easier if you want to eat them with something like cream cheese or whatever, does tend to mean I eat more than I should! They used to do these in larger bags that were great if you were having people over and wanted to pop a few bowls of nibbles around, but I've not seen the larger packs for sometime, so I'm guessing they're no longer making them. I remember a few years back a friend of mine went a bit nuts and made lots of little decorated ones for a party - cheese spread and bits of things like salmon or tomato or ham on top. I don't think I could cope with doing this with these tiny things, they'd still be barely a mouthful so it hardly seems worth doing, although they did go down quite well at the party lol. Do I recommend these? Yes very much so. They're incredibly tasty, and more-ish, and seem to go down pretty well with adults and kids alike. Not something however to stick on your shopping list if you are watching your weight - in that case I'd say find some cheesy rice cakes or something instead.