Real Handful Air Nuts - Hot Chilli

Winner – Real Handful Air Nuts Hot Chilli 

These Air Nuts by Real Handful use a patented process that blends 83% crushed nuts with a sprinkle of rice flour and seasoning, before baking and aerating to create a snack that is “more than 60% lighter than regular nuts”. The result is a “truly innovative product”, said our judges, that “successfully” avoids one of the big barriers to nut consumption in the UK: their high calorie level. In fact, one 20g pack is less than 115kcal.

They taste great too. “These would be gone in one sitting,” was the high praise from one judge, with the balance of spice and salt providing a “great mouthfeel”. Judges loved the “complexity of textures, tastes and overall enjoyment”, buoyed by a pleasant and not overpowering hint of chilli.

Complemented by clear and eye-catching design – with the addition of a ‘scan me for a treat’ QR code – this product was the full package.

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