“ Brand: Mrs Crimbles / Type: Biscuits „
Earlier this month I entered a competition on Facebook on the Mrs Crimbles page and I was very pleased to have won. The prize being a hamper full of Mrs Crimbles goodies. When it arrived it was amazing and over flowing with all sorts of goodies.
If you have never heard of Mrs Crimbles goods they have been around for over 30 years now having been launched in 1979. A TV chef called Fanny Craddock used to endorse their products but I'm sorry I have no idea who that is. Mrs Crimbles were the first company to be stocked in supermarkets in the free from ranges. Their products are all gluten free.
I do not have any food allergies but I quite happily will try various dairy or gluten free products etc. Some times you can tell something is different about the taste but with Mrs Crimbles believe me they taste as good as you can get. My favourite are cranberry macaroons but this jam coconut rings come in at a close second.
These are a coconut ring with jam in the middle of them and the base has a circle of rice paper on which of course is edible rice paper. The texture is as you would expect when it has coconut in it with small lumps and isn't too moist or too dry, the perfect texture and taste. They aren't a biscuit yet go perfectly with a cup of tea or in my case a can of diet coke. I wouldn't really call these a cake either as they aren't a sponge but a mix of coconut and moist goodness.
I feel the mix of coconut ring and jam mix well. These are a good size and each one is a few mouths full worth. Each pack has 6 rings in it.
These can be found in a few major supermarkets but not all stores stock all of their range as they do a lot of different items. They cost approximately £1-£1.50 a pack. Asda currently have them at £1.50 a pack.
Coconut (27%), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Fruit Filling (13%) (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Fruits (Strawberries, Elderberries), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Anti Oxidizing Agent (Sodium Citrate), Flavour, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)), Egg White, Dextrose, Eggs, Rice Flour, Rice Paper, Flavour (Raspberry), Colouring Agent (Beta-carotene).
With Edible Rice Paper.
Nutrition:per jam ring
Energy - 182 kCal
Contains Eggs & Egg whites
Gluten & Wheat free
I recommend you give these a try even if you have no need for gluten free products. Also if there is one person in a household that needs separate shopping then these will be something the whole family can enjoy.
Both my husband and I are big fans of anything coconut, my husband even more so. Recently, we were round at some friends of ours and when we were having some supper, on the table were some of these Mrs Crimble's large jam coconut rings. Neither my husband nor I had ever seen these before, and so we inquired more about them. The next time we say our friend's they gave us a little present - some of these coconut rings, that they knew we had particulary liked that evening.
These are currently in our local spar shop for £1. My packet contains 6 large coconut jam rings and they remind me on the macaroons that you get in Tesco, as there are little circles of edible paper on the bottom of each coconut ring.
Mrs Crimble's is a 'free from' food range that is stocked in most supermarkets, offering wheat and gluten free food. Now thankfully either my husband nor I suffer from any food allergies so whether this is gluten and wheat free is of no consequence to me, I am just interested in how they taste. However, for those that do have allergies, it is worth noting that these coconut rings are gluten and wheat free.
These are far from the healthiest snack you could indulge in. Each ring has a whopping 178 calories with 3.9g of fat per ring as well.
Each ring is approximately 10cm in width at its widest point and has a gooey jam centre. The coconut taste is obvious on the first bite, and this is definitely one to avoid if you don't like coconut - however this is not a problem in our house.
All in all, if you like coconut, and particularly macaroons you should definitely give these a try, and you will no doubt by hooked from the start. They really are delicious, and the fact that they are suitable for those with food allergies is an added bonus and makes them suitable for a wide audience. THe only negative about this product is the high calorie content in each ring. So it really is more of a treat than a daily indulgence.