I was recently contacted to see if I’d like to try some newish snack products, by a company called Nibnibs. With such an intriguing name, the answer was certainly, yes, I’d love to try them! Nibnibs are a company founded in North Yorkshire, where they make all of their produce in their own bakery near Ripon.
The company make cheese straws and breadsticks, and they are baked using only British ingredients, mature cheddar, butter and wheat flour that is milled near to them in the Yorkshire Mills. A true local artisan producer. The owners Susan and Darren say that they love nibbling and wanted to produce moreish, quality snacks. They have already won a Great Taste award in 2013!
The Nibnibs cheese straws come in several different flavours including;
- Cheddar Cheese
- Cheddar and Cheeky Onion
- Cheddar and Spicy Chilli
- Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper
and there are also Yorkshire Grissini. Some of the flavours also come in bite size, as Mininibs, in smaller containers.
I was lucky enough to receive several of the flavours and sizes to try. I was struck when tasting them about how the individual flavourings shone through, there’s no danger of not knowing which one you were tasting. I often find bread sticks and cheese straws dry and bland, but these were anything but this. The Chilli flavour inparticular I found really fantastic. The larger breadsticks are great for dipping, but you certainly don’t need to do this as the flavours are lovely and strong on their own. The texture I found was partway between a crunchy breadstick and slightly softer straw, which worked well for me.
The mini nibs come in a small cylinder and are mini, just like it says on the tin! Perfect, mouthful sized morsels which would be great for something like a car or train journey. Although in my case they might be gone all too soon! Another pro of these, is that they have a good shelf life – the expiry date on the ones I received was not until Jan 2015.
Overall I found the Nibnibs a really good snack. It is certainly something I would buy again to have in the house, and actively seek out to take on a car journey instead of a bag of crisps or sweets.
NibNibs are currently looking for investment through crowd cube to upscale and put their Yorkshire business on the International map, so if you’d be interested in this, please click here
So the only question left is, Where will you nibble yours?
Disclosure: We were sent these products for review. All opinions expressed are honest and our own. We were not required to write a positive review. No other compensation was received.