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McVitie's Branston Pickle Flavoured Mini Cheddars

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      29.11.2012 13:13
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      A great snack in a bag

      I love mini cheddars, as an alternative to crisps and although I usually stiock to these cheese ones - I don't like the cheese & chive ones or the BBQ ones particularly. However, I recently bought a multipack from Asda which contained 2 bags of the original cheese flavour ones, two bags of mature cheddar flavour (which is also really nice) and two bags of Branston Pickle flavour. This cost me £1 which was a bargain, I'm not sure what size the individual packs are because I've thrown away the outer bag and it doesn't say on the individual bags, but they are quite a bit smaller than the ones you would buy individually on their own. As soon as you open the bag you get a whiff of pickle. They contain real cheese, albeit powdered, which gives them a nice flavour and the Branston Pickle flavour kicks in immediately, it is a pretty similar flavour to actual Branston Pickle so has that lovely tangy flavour to it. They cheddars themselves are nice and crunchy as with normal ones and they are just the right size, bitesize! The amount of flavouring is just right too, giving you a kick of flavour initially without being overpowering. I guess it all depends on whether you actually like Branston, but if you do then you are sure to love these!

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      18.09.2010 19:59
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      Found them? Buy them!

      I first had these quite a while ago (50g) and only bought them because I was intrigued! I'm so glad I did! These and the BBQ flavour are my favourite Mini Chedders. I had only seen these in the larger packets (seen in the picture) but today I discovered them in a multi pack in Morrisons (along with BBQ and Cheese). To buy them by themselves is quite a challenge as they are rather like finding gold dust! I have only found them at motorway services so far (until today anyway). Nutritional Information (per 100g) kcal - 517 protein - 9.2g carbohydrates - 53g of which sugars - 4.7g fat- 29.8g of which saturates - 11.1g fibre - 2.7g sodium - 0.8g They contain milk, egg, wheat, barley and gluten. If I were to taste these without knowing what they were, I wouldn't necessarily consider them to be Branston Pickle flavoured. I can't really fully explain the taste, but what I do know however, is that they are extremely yummy and made me want another packet! I can't guarantee that you will like them, but if I were you, I would certainly give them a try! For the bigger bag, the price is about 60p (ish).

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        06.02.2010 00:11
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        Another crazy snack option/ flavour

        I bought a bag of these the other day when I was stuck for something to get in my lunch break at work and I knew better than to go back to work without any food. I managed to get two bags for 80p in a local newsagents so I figured it was a pretty decent buy for a lunch item. I was a bit sceptical at first, I like mini cheddars and I like Branston Pickle but I really wasn't sure what to expect with these Branston Pickle flavoured mini cheddars. I mean, in theory Branston Pickle goes with cheese and min cheddars are cheesey so it should all work- right? If you buy these in a 50g individual bag you get a decent sized bag of snacks (they are not crisps so I can't call them a bag of crisps and a bag of crackers just sounds wrong). As mentioned, I paid 40p a bag, but full price these are around 60p for a 50g bag. I think these are sold in multi packs with other flavours of the mini cheddar range but the bags are smaller in the multipacks. One 50g bag will set you back 259 calories and 14.9g of fat (5.6g saturdated fat) so they are NOT the healthiest of things. If I remember correctly, this is around the same calories and actually MORE fat than a McDonalds cheeseburger (the standard cheeseburger from a Happy Meal). So, thinking about it, I should just go to McDonalds as it might be healthier than eating these every day! Although more expensive. These do taste good-it will be a love it or hate it taste for most people as the mini cheddars themselves are quite dry and very cheesey so you need water on hand when you are eating these. The Branston Pickle flavour smells like Branston Pickle out of a jar- the taste is a little oniony with the powdery cheese cracker texture of standard mini cheddars. I like them, but I think they are very odd to try to describe. If you hate cheese, strong flavours and don't like Branston Pickle then AVOID. If you like crazy flavoured snacks and are open to trying new flavours and enjoy little snack crackers then I would say go for it and try these as a one off, but note they are quite bad for you as far as the stats go. I found one bag did really fill me up as they are dry to eat and this makes you drink loads of water which makes you feel fuller. They are quite stodgy tasting too so I could not eat more than one bag. Three stars as I only buy them as they are on offer but the taste is very strong and a lot of people will hate these. Also the fat/ calories is quite bad for what you get.

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        02.02.2010 15:09
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        An occasional treat.

        After reading dreamer87's review on these crisps, I decided to go out and buy some on my lunch break at work (who says food reviews on Dooyoo are useless?!). I went into the shop and found 50g packets sat alongside the other mini cheddar varieties. They were priced up at 69p per packet (which is rather extortionate in my opinion), but I wanted to try them out so I begrudgingly handed over my 69 pennies. I haven't seen these available in my local supermarket, but I am sure they could be bought for cheaper as part of a multi-pack. When I opened the cheddars the Branston Pickle flavour hit me instantly. However the cheddars themselves weren't as overpowering in flavour as I expected them to be. To be honest I've never really liked the regular mini cheddars, but I do sometimes buy the crinkle cut version of the crisp. These cheddars are like the originals, they are almost like mini crackers rather than crisps, but the Branston Pickle taste made me want to continue eating them (I couldn't polish off a bag of original mini cheddars if you paid me). They were really filling and I think that a 50g packet is perhaps a bit too much for one sitting. The calorie content is also quite high, so this is a product I will be enjoying in moderation! Each 50g packet contains: 259 calories; 4.6g protein; 26.5g carbohydrates; 14.9g fat (5.6g of saturated fat); 1.4g fibre ; 0.4g sodium. I did enjoy eating these crisps - they have a very unique taste, which is very different to other products that I have tried. Although I think they are over-priced and they are certainly calorific, as a one off treat they are great. Four out of five stars.

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          28.01.2010 13:34
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          Give them a try if you like branston pickle :)

          I had a packet of these the other day along with my lunch and being quite new to this flavour I thought I'd review them. A little more expensive than other crisps I got these for 75p which I wouldn't buy too often, maybe the occasional treat or when a cheaper alternative is not on offer! I have only seen this variety in single packs, not multi packs so I am not sure if you can buy them in a multi pack. I had a 50g bag and like the regular cheese cheddars they look like little crackers with pin holes in the middle. These Branston Pickle flavour were well seasoned with what looked like little pepper specks but tasted great. The taste is a little vinegary but I like that so I was pleasently surprised. They do actually taste like branston pickle too unlike a lot of crisps that takes nothing like the flavour they are imitating! I found these to be very morish. I had the baked version which are supposedly better for you, and the packet also boasts that they are made with real cheese. Now to the nutritional part! Each 50g bag contains - 259 calories 4.6g protein 26.5g carbohydrates 14.9g fat 5.6g saturates 1.4g fibre 0.4g sodium They also have the allergy advice that they contain - Milk Gluten Wheat and produced on a line handling soya. The full list of ingredients are on the back. While they are low in salt, they are not particularly low in calories so these are ok to be enjoyed once in a while if you eat relatively sensible anyway. There is information on the back of the packet of a website which has information on living a healthy lifestyle www.123healthybalance.com They are made by KP and their number for any questions is 0800 0566112

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            10.12.2009 13:01
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            Tasty And Unusual

            I went to the pub last night for a couple of hours because I was bored to death in the house. It wasn't until I got there that I realised my antibiotics were due and they have to be taken with food, our local pub has got the WORST selection of snacks in the world so I asked for a bag of Mini Cheddars. Not that I like them that much but they were the best of a crappy selection last night! lol When I got them back to the table I noticed she'd given me a green pack of Mini Cheddars, I couldn't be bothered to go back and argue the toss so decided to just shut up and eat them. And it wasn't laziness but the woman who owns the pub has never heard of the customer being right, actually her motto is the customer is always WRONG I reckon! These are Branston Pickle Mini Cheddars and they're surprisingly nice, a bit weird tasting I think but nice anyway. The pickle flavour is quite vinegary but it goes good with the cheesy little biscuits, the 2 flavours don't go together quite as well as I thought they would but both tastes stand out individual. I wouldn't say the Mini Cheddars actually taste of Branston Pickle much but the flavour deffo reminds me of the pickle. Under that you can taste the normal flavour of Mini Cheddars and that is a lot smoother than the pickle flavour so calms the taste of the biscuits down a bit. The Mini Cheddars have the same texture as any of the others McVities make. They are small biscuits that feel smooth but a bit dusty as I put one in my mouth, the are lovely and crunchy but not too much and they don't crumble all down you as you bite and chew them. They have got quite a buttery texture I think and always go down well at parties and stuff, my sister takes the plain cheese ones to school in her lunchbox quite often because they're a nice change from crisps. I've only seen these Branston Pickle ones in the pub but looking online I can see they're available in multipacks in some of the supermarkets. I suppose they're nice for a change but I prefer the BBQ Cheddars you can also buy in the pubs.

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