Saturday, 9 April 2011

Wasabi Peanuts (Gardenlands, Wolverhampton) [By @SpectreUK]


Cottage Delight is a food manufacturers set in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The company started 36 years ago to sell a unique recipe of fudge. They have developed since then with products such as biscuits, cakes, sauces, pickles, pâté, pasta and nibbles. These peanuts have a green covering, as they have been coloured with Chlorophyll. After a good crunch there is a tongue tingling heat to start with, which melts away within a few seconds. The dissipating heat lets you enjoy the actual taste of Wasabi mixed with Horseradish. With the tingly heat there is also a pleasurable salty sweetness that adds a moreishness to these peanuts. There is an oily aftertaste to every peanut as well which cools the mouth ready for the next green peanut. Rapeseed Oil is mentioned on the back of the packet amongst the other ingredients. This concoction of ingredients is pure genius. On eating every peanut I felt my taste buds say; “Oh…! yum…. need another… Oh…! yum… need ano…” It’s not surprising that Cottage Delight have been recognised to date with 111 Great Taste Awards. Having said that, I advise you to eat these peanuts in small portions, as I sat and ate the whole packet in one go and I ended up feeling as if my insides had been well and truly oiled.
By Spectre

1 comment:

cinabar said...

Chilli nuts work too, I think spices and nuts go really well together. Having said that they are a bit too easy to eat, and disappear quite quickly! ;-)