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Whitworths Nibl Jaffa Berry Choc

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      24.04.2010 21:07
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      a great cupboard filler

      ==nibl Jaffa Berry Choc==

      I am a serial nibbiler and love to have plenty of things to snack on and I tend to try and buy healthier things as it is far too easy to eat a whole packet of biscuits in one go. This is the main reason for picking up a packet of these nibl Jaffa Berry Choc's.

      It is basically a bag of mixed fruit and chocolate. The contents of a bag includes orange flavour sweetened dried cranberries, golden raisins and dark chocolate. The bags are on offer in Morrison's at the moment for half price at 99 pence and this is another reason why I picked up a few bags.

      There are 200 grams in a bag and this is a good size although it is still rather easy to eat the whole bag in one go as it is really rather delicious. The fruit is very juice and all of a high quility but being from Whitworths one can only expect the high quality that is given.

      The chunks of chocolate are really nice and give a little bit more depth to the bag rather than it being all fruit and mixed together the flavours all really work well together.

      If I did eat the whole bag I would be taking in 668 calories and 5.5 grams of saturated fat. Which on the whole is not too bag as there are a good amount of healthy bits in and I am sure make a good start to getting your 5 a day of the fruit and veg recommended.

      The fuit is tasty and works well with the chocolate. The bag is low in saturated fat and costs a very good price. All in all I could really want no more from a bag such as this and I would highkly recommend it and give it a 5 out of 5 star rating.

      Many thanks for taking the time to read.

      I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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        10.02.2010 10:53
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        A fantastic nibble!

        Whitworths are a company name who transport me back to the early 60s when, wooden spoon in my hand, I would try to emulate the baking skills of my much loved grannie, who always had a box of Whitworths currants handy ready to finish off her famous Lancashire Fly Cakes. The very word "fly cake" sent me into three year old child confusion, and I took a few years to realise these flies referred to the dark jet black fly shaped fruits, that peeked from under her layers of pastry, glistening with newly sprinkled sugar.

        So Whitworths have been dear to my heart for all of my life, and recently for another reason-the launch of their new Nibl range of treats- in particular the one labelled "Jaffa Berry Choc". I found these in Tesco in the clearance section, as the packet was close to its sell by date, so I paid £1.39, but the retail price was about a pound more than this, but you do get a large 200g packet for this price, which is perfect for sharing. I understand they also make individual 45g size packets too. All are available in selected major supermarkets including Morrisons, Co-Op, Waitrose, and Tesco, where I bought mine.

        So what is special about these you may be wondering, as in recent years the market has flooded with snack products of every description? Well these are made from orange flavoured dried cranberries, golden raisins, and dark chocolate. The combination of these is just right, the flavour is intensely orange, and the inclusion of tiny cubes of dark chocolate really enhances this snack making it rather special. The raisins really are a lovely sunny golden shade, and the aroma from the bag is irresistible. The raisins are so moist, and are a jumbo size, and the view into the bag has this amber glow, as the little pieces nestle together like jewels waiting to make a necklace. They really look very good indeed.

        With 4.7g fat per 100g these are relatively healthy, but 100g will give you 334calories, which you could easily consume if you sat with the bag because they are so delicious!

        Whitworths say that they have developed this range to cater for the needs of adults; the childrens' snack market, in its opinion, is already saturated with healthy alternatives to crisps and biscuits, so this is really intended to appeal to older consumers, which is why I think they have gone for dark chocolate as an ingredient.

        The range also includes three more variants: Berry Cherry Choc (sour cherries, cranberries, flame raisins and white chocolate); Fruit, Nut & Berry Burst (cranberries, flame raisins, almonds and pistachios) and Tropical Feast (pineapple, banana chips, pistachios and milk chocolate).I haven't tried any of these yet, but watch this space, because my first dipping of my toe in the water has made me want to before too long.

        I think they have designed the packs well. They are modern and simplistic with the words "innocently addictive" as their catchphrase. The brand name Whitworths does not appear on the packet anywhere; as they felt it was more in keeping with their core products, which of course are all healthy, but don't include the indulgences of a little added chocolate found in my bag of orange delights!

        The bag is resealable, if you can be disciplined enough to close it (extremely difficult), but I did find the will power to after several handfuls, as the lovely little pieces of chocolate made me feel as if I had really enjoyed rather a decadent treat, as well as lots of healthy dried fruit to go with it.

        I can highly recommend these snacks. They are in a league of their own

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