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      10.09.2013 17:20
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      the best chilli nuts

      I was first introduced to Nobbys nuts several years ago when my local pub started selling them. Im usually a dry roasted kinda girl but these looked exciting so I brought a small packet and really enjoyed them!

      Price/Availability

      These are available in a 40g packet suitable for single serving or 140g for ideal for sharing or multiple servings. A 40g packet is available in some pubs and local small shops, Amazon also sell multipacks of these online. A 140g was readily available in Tesco and Sainsburys however I found it more and more difficult to find in there and I just assumed they were being phased out, that is until I went into my local Poundland and found them in there! obviously priced at £1 each I think its a great price considering they were usually around £1.99 when Tesco/Sainsburys used to sell them.

      Packaging

      These are packaging in a black and red foil packet. The design is simple with the logo in big black writing but each flavour in the NN range has a different colour, as these are sweet chilli they are red and this makes them easy to select when buying. All nutritional information and ingredients are clearly displayed on the back.

      The nuts themselves

      Upon opening the bag I was greeted with a lovely aroma of sweet chilli which made me want to dig in straight away! The nuts themselves are in a crispy chilli coating rather than seasoned with chilli, this gives them a new dimension and texture. I put one in my mouth and bite, the crispy coating is lovely and light and crispy with a hint of chilli, its not to hot or to mild it packs a punch but at the same time doesn't blow your mouth off, the nuts inside are crunchy and work well with the coating. I find myself munching my way through a small bag in no time, towards the end you will find some nuts not fully coated and a coating layer at the bottom of the packet but picked up together it still works well. Overall a really good crunchy nutty packet of nuts with a good kick of chilli.

      Overall

      I would recommend these to those who like chilli crisps as these are the nut equivalent. What I like about these over any other chilli nut is the crispy coating. Ive had other chilli nuts before but it was a flavouring over the nuts rather than a crispy coating, the coating gives the nuts a new meaning and I think the chilli flavour can only really work as a crispy coating. Ive had them before at parties and Xmas and they do go down really well, its a great alternative to dry roasted and salted and they are very moreish!

      I give them 4/5 they lose a point because of the lack of availability. Its a real shame Sainsburys and Tesco stopped selling them

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        02.11.2009 10:37
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        Go grab Nobby`s nuts!

        I am a nutty nut lover and have yet to find a nut I do not enjoy and these delicious sweet chilli nuts from Nobby`s are no different in fact these are one of the best tasting nuts I have ever tried.

        The packaging on these nuts makes them very easy to spot in the stores with the glossy black bottom and the bright red top, a 140g bag will set you back around about £1.30 depending on where you shop.

        The chilli flavour is mild yet very strong if that makes any sense, I guess what I mean is the flavouring is strong but the chilli being sweet means it is mild as far as the spiciness goes, I hope I am making some sense here.

        The peanuts are always very fresh and of the highest standard and this really is a delicious snack but beware of the dreaded calories and the fat content.

        A 40g serving of these delicious nuts contains an unbelievable 214 calories and nearly 14g of fat, so if you get like me and once you open the bag you cannot stop eating them then you are going to start piling on the pounds, unless like me you are lucky and can eat what you want without gaining weight.

        If you enjoy nuts then you will certainly enjoy these so go give them a try!

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        02.11.2009 04:44
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        There are really nice

        My Opinion

        At Halloween, my mum always buys in lots of nice treats for all of us. This year she was buying peanuts in as usual. She bought KP nuts and Tesco's own dry roasted peanuts. I don't like the Tesco's own brand ones because i find that they just don't taste as nice as the KP ones. So i decided that i wanted some of the KP ones but by the time that i decided. My dad had already guzzled down every last one of them. I was still in the mood for some, so i went to the shop and i seen the Nobby's Nuts in sweet chilli flavour and decided to buy them instead. I am glad i did because they turned out to be the nicest type that i have ever tried! My favourite thing about them other than how nice they taste is something that i only just noticed. The packet has a piece of sticky tape across it. This means when you are not eating them you can easily fold the packet over and seal it shut. I like that and think it is a very good idea!

        Packaging

        I loved the overall design that was used for the packaging. The plastic used for it makes it nice and shiny. It is very cool and the bright red really stands out next to the black. It has a cool flame effect rising up from the bottom. The only thing that i didn't overly like was how hard it was to open them. I ended up needing scissors to open them but other than that i have nothing but good things to say about them. On the back of the packet, you will see all of the ingredients and all of the details you will require are provided. The writing is easy to see and there is a part saying "that's nuts" and here you will see written - The world largest peanut, grown by Earl Atkins in North Carolina was 4 inches long. You will also see that this product is suitable for vegetarians and a warning about these telling you that small children can choke on them. It also tells you that they were made in a nut factory which uses other nut ingredients.

        Taste

        These taste like sweet chilli, exactly like they claim to on the packet. The best way that i can describe this is that if you were to try them and you couldn't see the packet telling you what flavour they were. It would be easy enough to guess because of their strong and unmistakeable flavouring. They are coated with orange coloured stuff. This feels sort of like salt would when it comes off onto your hands. When you open the packet you are met with its lovely smell. The most prominent and noticeable smell is in my opinion the "sweet" smell that comes of them.


        Nutritional Information Per 100g

        * Energy - 2230kj (535 kcal)
        * Protein - 15g
        * Carbohydrates - 42g
        * Fat - 34g
        * Fibre - 3g
        * Sodium - 1.40g

        Price

        These can be bought in Tesco for £1.26

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          13.09.2009 19:32
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          great with beer!

          WOW, just finished off a 40 gram pack of Nobbys 'Sweet Chilli' flavoured nuts, and my mouth is on fire!

          I have tried Nobby's Nuts a few times, but only the regular flavours such as salted, and dry roasted. However I was in a local corner shop, looking for a bag of crisps to soak up a couple of beers and was completely uninspired by the choices on offer, and so decided to opt for a bag of nuts instead. I spotted the Nobby's Nuts 'Sweet Chilli' flavour, and thought i would give them a go.

          These nuts are coated in a crispy coating containing a sweet chilli flavouring, which reminds me somewhat of a 'bombay mix' flavour, which is probably down to the paprika extract.

          ~ Nutritional Values ~

          Unfortunately nuts are just not healthy at all, and should be treated as a savoury 'one off treat'. Once you start nibbling on almost any variety of nut it is very difficult to stop eating them, especially when accompanied by alcohol 8-).

          per 100mg of Nobby's Nuts (Sweet Chilli flavour):

          535 calories!
          15g protein
          42g carbs
          34g FAT!
          3g Fibre
          1.4g Sodium

          ~ My opinion / Conclusion ~

          Sweet Chilli flvoured Nobby's Nuts have a fantastic kick to them, the flavourings are awesome and combined with the coated nut, they are soooo morish.

          I really enjoyed eating this product, and would highly recommend them. I am a little concerned that I may have a strong after taste in the morning, but I will worry about that tomorrow!

          If you like spicy savoury snacks, you will love these.
          Give them a go!

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            18.07.2009 10:30
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            Flavour with a Kick

            I hadnt tried Nobbys nuts until 2 days ago. I was walking up steep hill in Lincoln with my mum on the way back to her house. We decided to pop into a newsagents to get some wine. Whilst i was paying for the wine my mum picked up a packet of Nobbys nuts and said did i fancy getting some. They were quite expensive for a packet that only contains 140g, (£1.75) but it was a small newsagents so it was too be expected.

            When we got back to the house, we poured our drinks & got comfortable in front of the tv to watch Two and a Half Men. My mum opened the nuts and started nibbling away. She finally offered me some and i was pleasantly surprised. They are dry roasted peanuts coated in a sweet chill flavour shell which are extremely tasty and extremely moreish. They do have a bit of a kick to them but not too much of one when you are sharing a bag. If you eat a whole bag to yourself then your tongue has that tingling sensation for a little bit longer. Needless to say the bag did not last long at all.

            Nobbys Nuts are owned by The Smith Snackfood Company and manufactured by Walkers. The advertising slogan for them was 'nibble nobbys nuts' the advert featured Slades lead singer Noddy Holder.

            The nuts come an an easy to opening packet that has a sticky transparent piece to close it if you dont eat them all. I'm not sure how many people will stop at half a packet but who knows. The packaging is also quite noticeable. The bottom half of the packet is black and the top a fiery red. Each 40g of nuts contains 214 calories, 2.0g of sugars, 13.6g of fat, 3.6g of saturates & 1.4g of salt so probably not the healthiest snack on the shelf. And they are also suitable for vegetarians. There is also a true fact written on the back of the pack which is under the heading 'Thats Nuts' On the packet i have the fact is: The worlds largest peanut, grown by Earl Adkins in North Carolina, was 4 inches long. Who knows when this information will come in handy.

            Due to the fact that i really liked the nuts i picked up a couple of packets the next day while doing my weekly shop. In Morrisons they are quite a bit cheaper. They were £1.25. Hopefully they will have some offers on soon. They also do a number of different flavours:
            Smokin BBQ
            Lime Chilli
            Smoky Bacon
            Indian Spices.

            Nobbys Nuts are definitely worth trying once. They are a great snack even though they are a little pricey. I will be keeping an eye out for any offers then i might just have to stock up the cupboards.

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              22.06.2009 14:46
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              Good value for money - well worth a try.

              Although I love to try new and different savoury snacks, I had resisted the urge to buy a packet of Nobby's Nuts, simply because they have a stupid name. However, this weekend, my son bought a bag of the sweet chilli variety whilst shopping in Tesco and I couldn't resist trying them.

              The bag itself is black and red in colour with a foil lined inner to ensure maximum freshness of the product. Upon opening the bag, you are greeted with a sweet almost tomato puree-like aroma which is quite appetizing and you appear to get quite a decent volume in the 140g bag for just 99p.

              The peanuts themselves are encased in a crunchy savoury outer shell which is just a little bit smaller than a Malteser in size and has a slight orange hue. The flavour covering this peanut casing is initially very sweet and tangy and tastes like a cross between tomato ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. After a short while, your palate experiences the spicy chilli kick. Don't be put off by the word "chilli" because the flavour is quite nice. I am not a great lover of spicy foods because I am not blessed with an asbestos palate, and I found the chilli element to be quite mild - there is no residual lingering, unpleasant aftertaste which leaves you gagging for a glass of water.
              The peanuts inside the crispy coating are very crunchy, but their taste is a little overpowered by the overall tanginess of the snack as a whole.

              The only problem I found with Nobby's nuts was they are very "More-ish" and once you start on a bag, you will empty it. The problem is further compounded by the fact that a 140g bag contains a staggering 749 kcal, of which 48g is fat - so they are best avoided if you are watching the calories.

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              18.04.2009 19:33
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              Tasty Pnutz

              'Nobby's Nuts' - what a ridiculous name for a range of flavoured peanuts. Actually, 'peanuts' is a ridiculous name for peanuts, seeing as they're not actually nuts at all but actually a species of pea - anyway, let's not get sidetracked...

              The popular nuts, oops, I mean 'peas', are manufactured by Smiths and have been around in Australia for ages - it was only recently however, that they have been sold here in the UK. Nobby's come in a range of flavours, with today's review focusing on the 'Sweet Chilli' variety.

              Price & Availability
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              You can purchase Sweet Chilli Nobby's Nuts from the majority of UK supermarkets. Available in a range of sizes, the 140g bag retails at £1.26 from both Sainsbury's and Tesco.

              Aroma & Flavour
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              Upon opening the packet, you encounter a sweet and spicy smell which is quite appealing. The nuts themselves aren't merely flavoured, they have a complete outer shell which is crunchy and pleasing to eat. The overall taste isn't too hot - mildly spiced yes, but not peppery enough to burn the mouth.

              Ingredients
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              In terms of their content, Sweet Chilli Nobby's Nuts contain;
              Peanuts (50%), Coating Powder (starch (from Potato and Wheat), Vegetable Oil, Modified Starch (from Potato), Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Flavour Enhancer (monosodium Glutamate), Colour (curcumin), Sweet Chilli Flavour (Barley Malt Extract, Soy Sauce, Lactose (From Milk), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Diacetale, Calcium Triphosphate), Onion, Garlic, Paprika Extract, and Black Pepper).

              Final Word
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              Whether you're in the pub, at home, at the cinema, or up a tree - Sweet Chilli Nobby's Nuts are a very moreish snack which I highly recommend.

              Nutritional Info Per 100g
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              Calories: 510
              Fat: 34.0g
              Sat Fat: 9.5g
              Sugar: 5.5g
              Salt: 2.5g

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                14.04.2009 12:38
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                Nice cruncy crisp alternative to regular nuts and crisps

                Nobbys Nuts, Sweet chilli flavoured.


                Having been away for the easter weekend to my sons near the south east coast, was coming back down the motorway, stopped at one of these convenient but expensive garages.

                Spotted a bag of these Sweet chilli nuts, so brought a bag to share with my family, as a snack to fill the gap until we got home.

                Obviously being an convenient garage, they do tend to be overpriced on most if not all of their products, but as you do i brought them.

                Only criticisim i have, is they dont last too long . They are one of those products that once you start eating them they are so adictive, that you have to carry on, and tend to forget that you did buy them with the intention of sharing them around.

                Packaging **********

                Foiled lined plastic bag, I must admit that i did find these hard to open without assistance from my son. Pictures of some of these delicious nuts on the front stating flavour coated peanuts.

                Flavour **********

                Kind of sweet and sour, spicy flavouring coating on these nuts. Not too overpowering, but you can smell that you have been eating them, afterwards. Leaves a residue of the coating on your fingers, so you have to lick it off.

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                The Guiness Book of Records World record for peanut throwing : is 111 feet, 10 inches. Wow Strange but true.

                The outer coating of these crispy flavoured nuts is where most of the flavouring lies.

                Each 40g serving contains 214 calories, sugars 2.0g, Fat 13.6g, Saturates 3.6g, and salt 1.3g.

                My packet contained a good amount of these delicious nuts, weight was 140g.

                Summary : makes a good alternative from the average nuts, are always nice and fresh and crunchy.

                Thanks for reading and rating my reviews x jan

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                  12.02.2009 09:21
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                  I love Nobbys Nuts! (Especially the peanut ones).

                  I purchased a packet of Nobby's Nuts for around £1.40 from my local convenience store when looking for something different from crisps.

                  I have tried these before (when they first came out) and was a massive fan!

                  Nobbys Nuts are peanuts which are coated in a crispy shell which is flavoured (in this case with Sweet Chilli).

                  The package is easy to open with a small tear at the top to allow you to tear off a corner and start pouring them out. Although the whole that was torn was just not large enough and I did find myself accidentally splitting half the packet open and throwing nuts all around the place (thank goodness I'm female with a comment like that!).

                  The sweet chilli coating is absolutely delicious and quite tangy (as advertised), I found myself enjoying about 1/4 of the packet before I was desperate for a cold drink to wash them down with!

                  I'm not usually a fan of nuts but I could easily manage a whole packet of these spread over a day or so!

                  It is very high in calories (214 calories and 13.6g of fat per 40g serving) so is definitely best enjoyed as an occasional treat rather than an accompaniment to your packed lunch for work!

                  Each packet has a little interesting fact printed on the back along with the usual nutritional information, ingredients list, barcode etc. There is also a logo of somebody putting something in to a bin so they are trying to promote not littering (always a good thing as I despise litterbugs!).

                  Also, the package contains the recyclable logo but I don't think our local service would take it for recycling (seems a little too celophane like!).

                  If you are not completely satisfied there is an address to send your letter to and you have to address it to "I want a word" which I think shows that they've got a good sense of humour.

                  There are lots of other flavours of Nobbys Nuts available and different varieties of nuts (cashews etc), this review was for the peanut variety.

                  Thanks for reading :)

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                  29.01.2009 22:39
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                  I love Nobbys nuts whoever he may be!

                  My snack of choice for tonight. I wasn't going to open them till later but in the name of Dooyoo research I must have a few now! The things I do for Dooyoo......

                  'Nobbys buts' are a relatively new brand of peanuts, there are many varieties available from your average salted or dry roasted to coated peanuts like these. They come in two sizes, the smaller version is the one found in a lot of pubs these days or a big bag (140g), the one I'm reviewing.


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                  Aesthetically pleasing, a lot of thought has been put into the design and it's made these peanuts very appealing.
                  It's a plastic pouch style bag; the top half is red, the bottom half black. The two colours are separated by a wavy yellow line resembling flames. On the red half it says 'Coated peanuts' in small black capital letters, below this it says 'Nobby's Nuts' in bigger black letters.
                  On the black half is a small picture of a few of these coated peanuts and the flavour is written in red writing (Sweet Chilli in this case)

                  On the back of the packet is a Peanut fact 'That's nuts!'- "The worlds largest peanut, grown by Earl Adkins in North Carolina, was 4 inches long"

                  I am told these peanuts are Tangy sweet chilli flavour with a bit of a kick!
                  The bag is 140g.

                  Stuck onto the back of the pack is a clear sticky label for resealing the bag, I probably won't need to use this as I'll scoff the lot but if you have more self control than me (that's most people probably!) it could come in useful.


                  The nuts
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                  As soon as you open the packet you can smell the chilli flavour, it smells very similar to sweet chilli sauces but a bit spicier!
                  The nuts are quite large in size; each one is coated in a crispy biscuit-like coating dusted with flavouring.
                  They are orange in colour, from the chilli flavouring I guess; they aren't artificially coloured the only colour used is natural paprika extract and beetroot juice.

                  And now the best bit, the taste test! First impressions; a sweet taste fills my mouth, they're very crunchy and the combination of textures from the coating and then the peanut itself work well together.
                  As I chew the nut the chilli flavour escapes and the heat grows, by the time I'm swallowing the peanut the chilli flavour is quite strong and I get a proper spicy kick at the back of my throat. Gorgeous!
                  They're not hot enough to burn your mouth but they do have that lovely kick which if you like milder foods you may not enjoy. They taste great with a bottle of lager (like most nuts do) that's my plan for later :)


                  They're very moreish, I'm definitely going to finish the pack tonight (maybe I'll let my fiancé help too, if he's a good boy lol)

                  As with all peanut snacks they're quite high in fat and calories, per 40g serving (suggested serving size) there are 214 calories and 13.6g of fat. So if you're watching your weight eat in moderation.


                  Nobby's coated peanuts are also available in Smokin' BBQ flavour.

                  £1.26 or 2 for £2 at Sainsburys at the minute.

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                    Try them and love them!

                    There are many awesome treats out there and I have tried just about them all, when a night in is on the cards and a treat in front of the TV is called for then nine times out of ten it will be chocolate of one kind or another but for a change I enjoy nuts.

                    My favourite type of nut used to be cashew nuts and I also loved KP salt and vinegar nuts but recently there has been a new type of nut in my mouth and that is the excellent Nobby`s sweet chilli nuts.

                    These sweet chilli nuts are so good they have almost taken over as my favourite treat all together and I find myself eating less and less chocolate treats and more and more of Nobby`s nuts.

                    The sweet chilli flavouring on these nuts is delicious and very strong, that is strong as in there is lots of flavour rather than strong as in the chilli will burn your tongue.

                    The chilli is not that hot and just gives a slight nip on the tongue whilst tasting divine.

                    As with the afore mentioned KP salt and vinegar nuts, I suck these nuts to get the flavour off before actually crunching, that may mean I am a bit weird but what the hell. Nobby`s nuts come foil packaged and are always fresh and in great condition unlike some nuts that tend to end up all broken and in crumbs.

                    They are not the cheapest of things to buy at £1.15 for a 140g packet but they are well worth their price tag and are on my shopping list almost every time now.

                    As soon as I open the packet my mouth begins to water just at the delicious sweet aroma and once the first mouthful is in then there is no stopping me until the whole bag is finished.

                    Give Nobby`s sweet chilli nuts a try you will not be disappointed but be careful because the calorie count is high and the fat content doesn't look good either.

                    Each 140g bag contains 535 calories and 34g of fat so try not to get addicted but be warned its not easy!!

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                      Nobbys Nuts

                      I love nuts, any kind of nuts to be honest and at Christmas time my family seem to buy those big bags of different sized and shaped nuts which come in all varieties alongside the traditional salted and dry roasted peanuts which are left on the coffee table for people to help themselves too as they wish. The rest of the year the packets remain in the kitchen cupboard never to see daylight.

                      Nobbys Nuts seem to have replaced the familiar KP Nuts in my local pub, every time I go for a drink it is almost like a sixth sense that when you buy a drink you buy some nuts and sit at a table or stand at the bar and pick at them as you drink. I remember Nobbys Nuts through their advertising campaign "Nibble Nobbys Nuts" which seemed to have a lot of innuendo and connotation attached to the slogan and that it featured Slade's lead singer Noddy Holder shouting in his rather strong Birmingham accent "NOT NODDY, NOBBY!" after a crowd appears to attempt to 'nibble' Noddy's 'nuts' instead of the intended Nobby's nuts. It was an irritating advert but a clever marketing ploy because I remember it everytime I consume Nobbys Nuts.

                      In my local supermarket Nobby's nuts are currently available in many different types of nuts and flavours although not all of them are readily available all of the time. The first being the original salted or dry roasted peanuts which people are perhaps more familiar with, these are followed by cashew nuts which are a personal favourite of mine and finally within the Nobbys Nuts range there is also premium almonds and coated peanuts, although the premium almonds only ever seem to be available in the Lime 'n' Chilli Flavour. Each type of nut is sold in an array of flavours such as sweet chilli, Indian Spice, Smokin' BBQ and Lime 'n' chilli and Japanese Wasabi and Soy to name a few and all of which can be found in your local supermarket, which for me this time is Tesco.

                      As I have said before the Cashew nuts are a personally favourite of mine and they are available in both a sweet chilli and Indian Spice flavoured range.

                      I like the newer packaging of Nobbys Nuts, it is much more contemporary and eye catching and when I first saw it I didn't realise it was the same Nobbys Nuts that I had bought in my local pub. The packaging for the sweet chilli Cashew nuts really does stand out amongst the other nuts on the shelf, this particular packet is mainly black in colour but along the top is a fiery red decorative flame which for me depicts the flavour you have chosen because when I think of a chilli I see the colour red, in saying that should I have chosen the Lime 'n' chilli flavour the colouring of the packaging is again mainly black but there are images of limes within the green coloured flames.

                      The smaller packets of nuts which are around 40g are of the same decorative design as the larger packets except on the right hand side there is an image of three nuts and surrounding them in a border is either the red flames which depict the sweet chilli flavour or the orangey yellow Indian design to depict the Indian Spice flavour, the only difference is the type of nut mentioned on the front of the packet. At the bottom of the packaging of the 120g bag of nuts on the front you will find the calorie content chart which appears on every food item we now buy detailing what is in them and how much of it there is and then on the reverse of the packet you have the ingredients, nutritional information, and the daily guideline amounts. The one thing I found most amusing was that it actually states that the product "contains nuts" which you would really expect considering it is a packet of cashew nuts. Obviously for anyone with a nut allergy this is a product you need to stay very clear of and likewise if you eat the coated variety they contain lactose, but if you are a vegetarian then you can consume these nuts.

                      The packet of cashew nuts in front of me are a large 120g bag which retails for £1.19 and your average bag of salted peanuts at 40g can be purchased more easily for between 40p and 55p depending on where you shop and flavours such as the Lime 'n' Chilli flavour are a little more expensive at £1.99 per 120g bag. The costing really does depend on where you buy them from.

                      These nuts come in a recyclable foil packet which I always find difficult to open unless I have some scissors because there is no little nick within the packet to allow easy opening. However the use of the foil packaging means the nuts are very tightly sealed to protect them from drying out whilst ensuring the flavour is just as good the second and third time you open the packet although they aren't resealable, if you store them correctly the flavour remains intact.

                      With a sweet chilli flavoured nut the first thing you hope to notice is the smell as soon as you open the packet and with these nuts you will not be disappointed because there is definitely a hint of the smell of chilli which hits the nostrils, if you are like me and smell most of the food you buy before you eat it that is. The smell is definitely what I expected it to be like and in fact it is very similar to the Thai sweet chilli flavoured Walkers Sensations crisps on the first smell. When tasting them there is immediately an instant kick which denotes the sweet chilli, I love spicy food especially curry and although I wasn't expecting to be gasping for a glass of water after consumption these nuts do make your tongue tingle slightly as you chew the nuts . The taste within your mouth does linger for quite a while but it isn't too potent to offend anyone you are talking too quite closely. In comparison to the 'Sweet chilli' coated peanuts both the taste and texture are slightly different. With the coated peanuts because the salt content was much more evident I felt it took away from the sweet chilli flavour and the kick wasn't as evident and because the coated peanut was much more crunchier the flavour wasn't quite as sharp as it was with the Cashew Nuts in my opinion, however they are still a nice alternative to salted peanuts.

                      These sweet chilli cashew nuts contain a hint of paprika which give the nuts a defined brightish red/pink colouring and add to the kick of the sweet chilli taste. Paprika is a spice which is made from dried sweet red bell peppers and is mainly used for the colour it adds to food rather than the taste, but that is not to say it isnt used for other other purposes.

                      Overall I am a big fan of Nobbys Nuts and I am a convert from your traditional salted and dry roasted peanuts to something a little different, be that sweet chilli or lime 'n' chilli I am always happy to indulge in new taste sensations and they are just as good with a drink in your local as any other nut you would usually buy and with the eye catching packaging they do stand out amongst the crowd. The only nuts in this range I am yet to try is the newer Japanese Wasabi and Soy which I haven't yet managed to locate them but once I do I will definitely be trying them.

                      For anyone who is a fan of nuts in all shapes, sizes and flavours then I definitely insist you try something a little different the next time you are out, move aside the original nuts and try sweet chill instead, you will not be disappointed.

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                        04.12.2007 16:02
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                        a tangy nut

                        On a Saturday night in our house, we usually have some form of snack to munch on with a pint of beer or something similar. Our treat this week is Sweet chilli coated nuts. We only bought these because they were on offer at 59p instead of £1.19.
                        For a bag of 140g these nuts really don't last very long by the time a couple or more go into the mouth at a time. I dread to think what I'm ingesting.

                        Nobby's Nuts are fairly new on the popularity stakes in the market, popping up a couple of years ago, advertised by the famous Noddy Holder (the guy from Slade), but in fact they've been around for quite a while.
                        They are actually made by Walkers which i found out when researching the product, but the packaging doesn't reference to walkers at all.

                        Packaging of all flavours of Nobby's Nuts are quite sleek classy packaging being all black foil lined packets and a big streak of colour blasting through with reference to the flavour. In this case it's red referring to sweet chilli.
                        The packet is very easy to open by means of ripping a corner of the packet which a lot of nut packets are designed to do.
                        Personally I prefer to be able to open a packet in the same way as I would open a packet of crisps, but it's not often I manage to open a packet of nuts in this way.

                        There is a sweet aroma that hits you as the packet is opened. Delving in each nut is generous in size and coated in a thin crispy coating of flavoured powder. In this case it's the sweet chilli that's described as tangy on the packet. It is in fact quite a spicy kind of tangy, and does leave a fairly strong after-taste in your mouth. It's nothing like eating too much chilli but it certainly doesn't lack in the flavour department either.

                        As you crunch through the outer coating, they peanut is left. It's almost like eating a savoury M&M. The peanuts themselves are just plain not salted or anything so all the flavour really does come from the coating.

                        The bags are never truly full up are they when you buy them so you think you're getting more than you actually are. To be honest considering nuts aren't the best for you this probably isn't a bad thing.
                        In the 140g packet that we bought we were ingesting 535cals and 34g fat per 100g. That's quite a shock and you wouldn't want to eat that too often. Good job the packet was for sharing.

                        As with a lot of packaging these days the nutritional values are popping up in clear view on the front of the packets so you don't have to spend ages hunting through the small print looking for it.

                        These nuts are a lovely snack but you do need to appreciate flavour to enjoy these.

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