Raisins are a nice snack. They're juicy, fruity, and filling. But they also uniformly just taste like raisins, and that can get a bit boring. Well, not anymore, because Nãkd have brought out a range of snack sized raisins infused with all kinds of flavours.
I found four of these varieties at Tesco: Cherry, Pineapple, Lime and, strangely, Cola. There are also Orange and Lemon available, but I think I can give a fair judgement based on these four flavours. It certainly is a neat idea, adding some different flavours one of the best fruity snack foods. I've always enjoyed eating boxes of raisins, and now we can choose to kick the taste up a notch.
The "infused" flavours in each of these varieties are certainly very bold. They're made from natural ingredients, so they don't really taste sickly sweet or fake, although the Cola one does taste like your generic off-brand cola flavoured sweeties. The flavours all actually mix in with the texture and flavour of their raisiny base, although they are a bit overwhelming at times. The lime is particularly bold, adding quite an intense tangy edge to an otherwise smooth and juicy experience.
These Nãkd raisins are a great idea, and they contain some quality ingredients. The raisins themselves are soft and juicy, with no dodgy bits in sight. The only problem I have is that the extra flavours seem to be fighting for supremacy, and they sometimes overwhelm the overall taste. But these are certainly worth a go if you fancy adding a kick to your dried up old grapes.
My rating: 4/5
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