Mrs Crimbles recently got in touch to ask if, to welcome in the summer, we fancied trying out some of the lovely picnic foods from their gluten-free range. That certainly sounded like an offer we couldn't refuse ! They sent us through a sweet option and a savoury option to tempt our tastebuds.
The pack of 6 large Choc Macaroons didn't last long at all ! We actually reviewed these way back in 2011 - click through to read that review - and they're just as good as I remembered. They're nice and juicy with the taste of fresh homemade coconut macaroons (that I haven't made for years so it was a real blast from the past). Even without needing a gluten-free diet, I'd happily munch my way through these. Each macaroon provides 180 calories, 1.3g of protein, 23.4g of carbs (of which 19.8g sugar) and 8.7g of fat (of which 8g saturated) so they're something I'd only eat as an occasional treat. Mrs Crimbles say that they're so popular, they sell one every second, which is rather impressive !
The crackers are lovely - they're really light and crunchy so they offset the creaminess of cheeses like camembert, brie, goat's cheese or even cheddar beautifully. We tried the original cheese crackers which were very nice, but I really fancy trying out the Rosemary & Onion or Tomato & Pesto ones to take my cheese board to a whole new level. They're baked, not fried, to cut down on the fat content. Each serving of 4 crackers provides a very reasonable 79 calories, 2.3g of protein, 11.5g of carbs (of which 0.8g sugars), 2.6g of fat (of which 1.6g saturated) and 0.5g of fibre. That doesn't take into account the calories from the cheese or accompanying red wine though !
There are various other options available in the range, all of which are gluten-free :
Sour Cream & Onion Cheese Bites, from £1.30
Tomato & Olive Cheese Bites, from £1.30
Original Cheese Bites, from £1.30
Large Choc Macaroons, from £1.20
Cheese Crackers, from £1.60
Jam Rings, from £1.55
Mrs Crimble’s stockist details: 01256 393 460, www.mrscrimbles.com
Disclosure : We received the products in order to write an honest review.
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