Yesterday we visited Greendale Farm, our local farm shop. We went there for fresh fish to make our lovely fish and chips recipe. We ended up walking past a packet of Kays delicious caramel and walnut slices (gluten and wheat free), and of course we were not allowed to just pass by! Having scoffed them on a picnic bench outside the shop (of course the children couldn’t wait until we got home, and nor could we if I am honest!) and with full bellies, we went and fed the free range chickens and ostrich! Not the slices I hasten to add. They were all gone in a matter of minutes!
|Obviously not the ‘real’ thing – because I didn’t have my camera with me…but they looked exactly like this!|
This is my ‘big fuss pot’s’ verdict of these slices…
When I asked her what she thought of them a day later her eyes lit up brighter than a lighthouse on a dark night!
“They were yummy (exclaimed with enormous enthusiasm!)…They were hard, crunchy and sticky. The nuts were crunchy, the caramel sticky and the base hard. The caramel was the best bit! It was very very sweet and I needed to have a drink with it! It was rather sickly but I managed to eat it all! Mummy says they could be a bit smaller…half size would be perfect! I give them 10 out of 10!”
Says it all really! They have wonderful velverty sticky caramel on top of a beautifully crunchy shortbread base. Sitting atop the sticky caramel are the crunchy walnuts, making the sticky, crunchy, hard combination a joy to both the taste buds and the senses. You would have no idea that these were gluten and wheat free and I wouldn’t hessitate to buy them again. The only down side is the cost…at £4.49 for a packet of 4 they have to stay in the realm of ‘treat’ but given their amazing taste and that they are a local product I would certainly buy them again. Perhaps next time cutting each of them into two, which would frankly be plenty and wouldn’t make them so expensive!