Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Nim's Fruit and Vegetable Crisps

When you're a parent, you know how hard it is to get your kids to eat healthily. They want all the rubbish, sugary, highly processed, awful stuff. And I keep it in because it saves arguments and it's easier. I try not to give them sugary stuff because it sends Boy and Missy completely loopy. But they are quite often to be found munching on a bag of crisps! I do have a saving grace in that they love their fruit and vegetables. Well, when I say vegetables, I mean carrots and cucumber. So when I was given the chance to review a new product of air dried fruit and vegetable crisps, I jumped at the chance.


Nim's Fruit and Veg Air Dried Crisps range


I was sent a box of 8 packets of fruit and vegetable crisps from Nim's Crisps. Created by a mother, they advertise the following benefits:

Nim’s is the original fruit crisp brand that ticks all the boxes!
- They’re delicious.
- They’re nutritious.
- They’re 100% natural.
- They’re high in fibre and Vitamin C
- They have a great authentic taste of fruit and veg (because they are made only from fruit and veg!)
- The texture of crisps married together with the goodness of fruit and veg. 
- We’re even licensed by the Department of Health with each pack counting as one of your 5 a day!
- Our entire range is gluten-free and suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and Coeliac sufferers. We are also Kosher certified.
- In fact, they are the perfect ‘grab and go’ snack making it easy for everyone to get one of their 5 a day!

This pretty much covers all the things I want from a snack for my kids. I love the fact that one packet counts as one of their 5 a day! We were sent the following flavours: Pear, Pineapple, Pineapple and Kiwi, Apple, Melon and Orange, Beetroot and Parsnips, Tomato and Cucumber, and Peppers and Courgettes.

Nim's Fruit and Vegetable Crisps we were sent to try


On opening each packet it is pretty obvious that the crisps are purely dehydrated fruits and vegetables. The kids were pretty bemused by the shrunken dried up fruit but tucked in with gusto. You can see some of the flavours below.

Nim's Melon and Orange Fruit Crisps
Melon and Orange

Nim's Tomato and Cucumber vegetable crisps
Tomato and Cucumber

Nim's Apple Fruit crisps
Apple


We all loved most of the fruit crisps. The apple, pineapple, kiwi and pears were very tasty and the kids would definitely eat them again. I think overall the pear was the favourite. They had an almost caramel taste to them. All the crisps were sweet and crunchy, Boy's favourite combination! I was worried about the high sugar content, albeit natural sugars, but they certainly didn't seem to have any negative effects! 

The melon and orange flavour crisps were divisive! Missy liked the orange but the other two didn't. It was very tangy, and flavoured the melon. I didn't dislike them but I couldn't eat a lot. It's a very distinctive flavour!

Out of the vegetable crisps, the beetroot and parsnip went down really well and I would buy these again for me to eat, instead of regular crisps. The vegetable crisps were all quite filling which makes them an excellent snack on the go when you need something substantial but easy.

Overall I would buy these again, maybe not all of the flavours, but definitely the pear, apple, pineapple and beetroot and parsnip.

Nim's Crisps are currently running a Crowdfunder campaign to develop a new range of kids crisps at https://backit.tesco.com/p/Nims-Kids




Nim's Kids Crisps proposed range


The plan is to reduce unhealthy snacking in children, and there are some great rewards on offer for backing them. They haven't settled on the final flavours yet and there is a chance to have some input as part of the crowdfunder.

Rewards for backing Nim's Kids crisps

I received the product in exchange for this post, however all the opinions stated are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard of these but I didn't realise there wasn't so many flavours.
    I like the sound of the Melon and Orange ones x

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