Precious Little Worlds have been sent out some scrummy food goodies from Arden & Amici for free in exchange for our honest opinion for the purpose of our blog, to report back to you the viewers our findings.
First of all who are Arden & Amici ?
Our company started life in 1991, founded by two guys who have a passion for food and travel. Having a strong desire to do something different and more importantly work for themselves, they left their respective jobs and started Arden Fine Foods, importing and distributing food from around Europe, with a focus on Italy.
Think of Tuscan food, and its often the rich soups, cheese, spicy sausage and fine wines that spring to mind. But Tuscany is also well known for its cakes and biscuits, with their distinctive sweet taste and heavenly aroma, these delights are becoming increasingly popular here in the UK. That’s why we’ve developed this delicious Tuscan range of authentic Italian biscuits, baked to perfection and best served with friends! After all, life is for living and sharing with your loved ones.
As you can see from the picture taken Arden & Amici have a huge variety of products to choose from.
Going to kick off with some delicious Italian biscuits-
Almond Cantuccini 180g
£2.49 available in waitrose
Traditional Tuscan Cantuccini loaded with almonds.
Eat the Italian way by dipping into sweet dessert wine or
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Almonds (21%), Eggs, Butter*, Egg Yolk, Milk*, Honey, Raising Agent: Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Salt, Natural Flavourings, *From Cows Milk
What a fantastic a compliment when enjoying one of your favorite hot drinks, Mine has to be the mighty coffee.
When you first look at them you do think of the word “dry” but that is not the case once you dunk one of your biscuits into your hot beverage.You soon get the taste from the almonds coming through with a good crispy crunch.
Passes the dunk test with flying colours as you do find it still holds its shape even when dunked so no bites at the bottom of your cup.
Soft Amaretti 150g
Italian Soft Amaretti biscuits made with almonds and apricot kernels. Delicious served with after dinner coffee. Why not try crumbling over your favourite dessert or using as a base for a scrummy trifle.
Sugar, Almonds (30%), Apricot Kernels (15%), Egg White, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate
They come individually wrapped so very good for keeping fresh,the only problem is if you’re on a healthy eating regime as I am, that they do have a lot of calories in them.
With these I find they have a huge versatility to them as can be used in so many ways.
What I truly love about these are when you have friends & family around you can tempt them with the delicious selection of nibbles. As I did with my own family treated them to a testing food evening.
Arden’s mature cheddar & spring onion bites
Nothing in life is as glorious as a mighty hit of mature cheddar cheese married with a fresh snip of spring onion.
WHEAT Flour,Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Flavouring) ,Mature Cheddar Cheese (MILK) (8.6%) ,Cheeses (MILK) ,Tomato Purée ,Glucose Syrup ,Yeast ,Breadcrumbs (WHEAT Flour, Salt, Yeast, Colours: Curcumin, Annatto) ,Salt ,Semi Skimmed MILK Powder ,Flavourings (MILK and WHEAT) ,Modified Potato Starch ,Onion Powder ,Onion Seasoning [Dried Onion, Breadcrumbs (WHEAT Flour, Salt, Raising Agent: Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt, Dried Garlic, Flavourings] ,Black Pepper ,Dried Spring Onion (0.3%) ,Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids ,Antioxidant: Tocopherol-Rich Extract ,Colour: Annatto ,For allergens, including Cereals containing Gluten, see capitalised ingredients ,May contain traces of Nuts and/or Eggs
Arden’s goats cheese & pepper bites 100g
Deliciously tasty… Oven baked pastry nibbles. A little bite of what you fancy… Stupendous with soup. For munching with fruit. Divine at wine time. Chilling with a beer or just straight out of the box. We unearthed those bite-sized crunchy treats on our travels to Dutch bakery heaven….tantalise your taste buds with this lip-smacking fusion of creamy Goats cheese and a sprinkling of black pepper. A stroke of genius we thought and so we brought them home for you wonderful folk to devour.
WHEAT Flour, Vegetable Oils (Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Flavouring), Cheeses (MILK) (Colour: Annatto), Goats Cheese (MILK) (2.7%), Glucose Syrup, Yeast, Tomato Purée, Flavourings (MILK), Breadcrumbs (WHEAT Flour, Salt, Yeast, Colours: Curcumin, Annatto), Salt, Modified Potato Starch, Black Pepper (1%), Onion Powder, White Pepper, Dried Lovage, Poppy Seed, Emulsifier: Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Antioxidant: Tocopherol-Rich Extract, For allergens, including Cereals containing Gluten, see capitalised ingredients, May contain traces of Nuts and/or Eggs
Absolutely delicious with the goats cheese running through them with the kick of black pepper.
Arden’s swirls garlic & parsley 60g
Extraordinary tasty… Dare to be different… Divine at wine time. Chilling with a beer. Fun with friends. Heavenly warmed or just straight out of the box. We unearthed these bite-sized buttery treats on our travels to French bakery heaven…..deliciously delicate puff pastry swirls delicately married with garlic and parsley butter.
Wheat Flour, Butter (Milk), Emmental Cheese (Milk), Garlic Powder (3.4%), Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Yeast, Dried Parsley (0.7%), Black Pepper, Colour (Annatto)
The garlic & parsley was my dads favourite.
Arden’s cheese & onion profiteroles 70g
Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel, Palm Oil), Pasteurised Whole EGG, Whey Powder (MILK), Cheese (MILK) (4.3%), Rice Flour, WHEAT Flour, Stabiliser: WHEAT Sorbitol, Cream Cheese Powder (MILK) (4.3%), Breadcrumbs (WHEAT Flour, Salt, Yeast, Colours: Curcumin, Annatto), Rice Starch, WHEAT Starch, Spring Onion, Seasoning ^Dried Spring Onion, Breadcrumbs (WHEAT Flour, Salt, Raising Agent: Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Salt, Dried Garlic, Flavours], Sour Cream Powder (MILK) (Cultured Cream (MILK), Dry MILK Solids, Antioxidant: Alphatocopherol), Potato Starch, Dried Chives (0.4%), Raising Agents: Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Glucono Delta-Lactone, Emulsifier: Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids, Dried Dill, Antioxidant: Tocopherol Rich Extract, Thickener: Xanthan Gum, Colour: Annatto, For allergens, including Cereals containing Gluten, see capitalised ingredients, May contain traces of Nuts and/or Fish
This had to be my favourite as loved the gooey centre of cream cheese & spring onion but not just that the added extra of a crispy outside,not seen anything like these before.
Was a little shocked when saw that they may contain traces of fish !
As I am a vegetarian I keep away from fish , did not expect this from a high end range.
My son Alfie tucked into these so even young kids can enjoy.
Butter Cheese Twist
If you like dipping and using salsa this is one for you.
You can use them for parties or even better ideal as a snack or as an accompaniment to soup.
We have had a fantastic time trying out lots of nice new items so you the viewer can get a closer look at some of the items we tested.
Precious Little Worlds would like to say a big Thank You to the amazing team over at Arden & Amici for giving us the chance to report back our finding.
More information can be found at http://www.ardenandamici.com/