We are always keen to try new products and food ideas, so it was with some interest that we opened a parcel from Nims with samples of their fruit crisps.
What strikes you first when you open the packet is the smell of fresh fruit. That is not surprising, as the crisps are not fried, but are simply dried fruit. The second thing we noticed is how attractive the individual crisps are: they look what they are – just a slice of fruit without the water content. Unlike some other dried fruit products, they don’t appear withered and old, but retain the bright colour of the fresh fruit. Having smelt and looked at the Nims fruit crisps, the next stage (and of course, the most challenging!), is to taste them. We’re pleased to say that in our tasting, the fruit crisps exceeded expectations – so much so that all four sample packets were finished within ten minutes! Each of us who tried them said, ‘Goodness, these are good, what’s the rest of the range like?’
For us, there could be only one outcome: we decided to list the full range as soon as we could. Within the next couple of weeks, we will be stocking the complete range of Nims fruit crisps in the shop and online for mail order .
In the range at the moment there is:
- Apple and Strawberry – the combination of sweet apple and intense strawberry make these a great introduction to the range: the sliced dried apple was a particular favourite with all at Naturally Good Food.
- Pineapple and Mango – a more exotic combination of dried fruit: satisfyingly sweet pineapple and melt-in-the-mouth mango.
- Apple and Kiwi – sweet apple and tangy kiwi: the same dried apple, but this time paired with an unusual dried fruit. Can’t quite work out why dried kiwi is not more widely used, as it makes a great dried fruit.
- Orange and Melon – mouth-tingling zesty orange and moreish melon: again an unusual dried fruit combination, but as with the other three, it works just as well, with the dried orange looking almost like a Christmas tree decoration.
The Nims fruit crisps make a really good snack: they have a clean, refreshing taste that would work as well for ‘nibbles’ as in the kids’ lunch boxes. The combination of a very attractive look and a great taste should make them a hit with friends.
As Nims themselves say: ‘Nim’s fruit crisps are a tasty, yet healthy, snack for adults and kids alike. Nim’s are handmade from only the freshest fruit and are 100% natural’.