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:
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.
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.
|Melon and Orange|
|Tomato and Cucumber|
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.
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.
I received the product in exchange for this post, however all the opinions stated are my own.