Our Fabulous Foodie, Angela Patricot reviews Mr Filberts nuts and seeds which were sent to her by Mr Filbert’s lovely team.
With so many wholesome, no-additives snacks already on the shelves, it can be difficult to make your mark, but Mr Filbert’s new products seem to be doing just that.
I tried the Chilli & Fennel mixed nuts, Sea Salt & Herbs mixed nuts, and Honey-Roasted Seeds. The packaging is appealing: vibrant but earth-like colours will make you grab them off the shelf. Will the tastes within stand up to the appeal outside?
I was interested to try the Fennel and Chilli because, as although a lover of chilli, I am pretty ambivalent about fennel. From the first mouthful my mouth turned into a pit of fire from the chilli and, so although the chilli was clearly in attendance I didn’t pick up on the distinctive aniseed flavour of the fennel. So if you’re a lover of fennel, you might be disappointed.
The Sea Salt and Herbs pack is original. Not often do we taste the wonderful aromas of Provence on something as inconspicuous as cashews and peanuts thrown together. Oregano and basil are deliciously savoury, aromatic with a hint of sweetness, but the sea salt doesn’t come through. The mixed seeds bag was more along the lines of what I expected when I embarked upon this odyssey of nuts and seeds. I enjoyed the delicate crunchiness of the honey- roasted seeds and, safe in the knowledge that seeds are good for you, I munched on the whole bag in one go. Though at over 300 kcal, this pack is a calorific bomb. Guilt-free snacks, these are not, but they do burst with freshness which will make you come back for more.
Find out where to pick up a packet of Mr Filbert’s nuts on www.mrfilberts.com