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I think these are a touch of romance... so read on.
Amisa Organic Spelt Fruit Hearts are the most wonderful little heart shaped biscuits which literally melt in your mouth. They are made in Norway and imported into England by Windmill Wholefoods of London, and from there they are distributed to health food stores, Waitrose, and online stores such as www.goodnessdirect.co.uk.
They are £2.39 from Waitrose and £2.89 from Goodnessdirect so if you have a Waitrose nearby this is the cheapest place to buy them.
Amisa is an ethical company who are specialists in organic food production, particularly in the field of special diets, making many products which are gluten free and vegan too. Nothing in their range has ever seen a chemical or a pesticide in its life, so they certainly press all my buttons. The other great thing about these little biscuits is that they have no added sugar.
They are made with spelt flour which is an ancient form of wheat and it is often tolerated better in those who find wheat digestion difficult. The other ingredients are sultanas, non hydrogenated palm fat, sea salt, raising agent: ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, coriander, cinnamon, and orange oil.
The entire packet weighs 150g and there are about 750 calories in there, but there are just so many biscuits tightly packed together one is going to be less than 25 calories as they are tiny. More of a nibble than a biscuit.
Presented in a beautiful package so you can see the product before you buy it. Lots of little hearts nestled together.
Now to the taste and the look. Aesthetically these look beautiful. They are a golden brown and they taste really lovely. The flavours are many, with the spicy cinnamon and the orange oil marrying together to give a continental taste. Don't worry about the lack of sugar, the sultanas make sure these taste sweet, and you will enjoy the flavours of the spices more because they are not drowned in sweeteners.
I think the great thing about these is that with a lovely coffee or a special tea you can serve just one or two of these. It makes it really special, doesn't pile on the calories and makes you feel like you have had a treat.
The other great use for these I think is with fresh berries, I like strawberries in particular because the fresh taste of these with some fresh cream, and a few of these little hearts is a romantic desert which is perfect for a dinner for two.
They also look lovely if you make a fruit platter for a party and do wedges of colour with grapes and cherries and slices of pineapples and other fruits, and then have a wedge of these next to them. Perfect for a Valentines dinner too.
You should not plan to buy these if you have an allergy to nuts because they are made in a factory where nuts are handled.
After opening I like to pop these into a glass storage jar on the kitchen surface as not only do they look beautiful, but also they are kept fresh too.
Amisa also make many other treats in their biscuit category including chocolate chip cookies, ginger cookies and a chunky Cantuccini With Almonds & Honey which are perfect for dunking in your tea. They also make lots of savoury biscuits too as well as a range of cereals.
They are lovely to have in our house because my vegan daughter and her newly converted vegan boyfriend can share them, and this is something special for me because there are not many vegan ready made items available as good as these.
These are lovely little heart shaped biscuits which are perfect for someone special.