I’m always on the lookout for alternative snacks to crisps and nuts. These Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Roasted Fava Beans seemed to fit the bill. Based in Norwich, Dilly & Wolf use Hodmedod’s British-grown pulses. I haven’t had fava beans for ages, and always remember Hannibal Lector’s quote from Silence of the Lambs with regards to eating someone’s liver with fava beans washed down with a nice Chianti. At work I don’t have a bottle of wine with my lunch (funnily enough) or the chance to have a liquid lunch of a couple of beers to wash down these fava beans with my corned beef sandwich, but I do have a nice mug of tea! There was an intense smell of salt, cider vinegar and roasted fava beans on opening the plastic tub. The fava beans had a decent crunch with an explosion of cider vinegar to start with followed by a lashing of sea salt into the aftertaste. This was a tasty alternative snack that begged for beer or more likely a nice dry cider. If I wasn’t so greedy and these weren’t so moreish, I’d have resealed the tub and washed the rest down with some cider that night. However….!
Information on the tub;
80g with a recommended 25g serving having 98 calories, with 3.1g of fat, 0.5g of sugar, and 0.4g of salt. Ingredients included; Fava beans (broad beans) (86%), rapeseed oil, cider vinegar powder (7%), and sea salt.