AMAZEBALLS Crunchy Cheese Balls by Ashgrove // Product Review
You will have noticed it's been a few weeks since my last product review. The reason was simply that I hadn't come across any products that had wow'd me – that is until came across these Amazeballs Crunchy Cheese Balls by Ashgrove at the Naturally Good Expo. I'd been looking everywhere in Australia for a product like this after my sister, Anna brought back a packet of Moon Cheese from the states. The moon cheese was very similar to this and after catching up with Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm recently, I found out it uses the same proprietary process to "puff" the cheese. My reaction to tasting these at the Naturally Good Expo must have been so impressive that they gave me a packet to take home :) Either that or they wanted me to go away and stop eating all their samples haha. Either way, I'm ok with it.
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So, how do these Amazeballs Crunchy Cheese Balls taste?Freakin Amazeballs ? Yeah I know… but it had to be said. I've been searching so long for this you could argue the anticipation is unmatchable, but these Amazeballs Crunchy Cheese Balls do not disappoint at all. The taste is smooth and buttery, with a mild cheddar flavour which I think could be a touch stronger, but since they're made from 100% cheddar cheese, it comes down to the starting cheese and the process I would assume. The texture is fantastic too, crunchy but not sharp or too hard. It's not as light as say a cheezle type thing, but more of a firm crunch. Because of the higher fat content they dissolve really nicely without giving any small crumbs to get stuck in the back of your throat.
So, what is in these Amazeballs Crunchy Cheese Balls?Cheese. These ingredients listed below are for the cheddar cheese variety (they also do a Havarti which is awesome):
Cheddar cheese (pasteurised cows milk, salt, non-animal rennet, culture), anti-caking agent (potato starch).You can see I wasn't kidding when I said "Cheese". I absolutely love how simple this is. The addition of the anti caking agent is simply to stop the cheese balls from sticking together. And looking at the nutrition you can see that with less than 1g of carbs per 100g, there can't be much in there at all. The non-animal rennet means if you're a vegetarian you can enjoy these as well. Furthermore, as you'll see below, these are Gluten Free too. Added bonus :)