After thoroughly enjoying some of Baru's other treats I was eager to try one of their marshmallow offerings; from the description of 'maple cashew' I was under the impression that the marshmallow would actually be flavoured of maple. To my disappointment the marshmallow is just like any other and the 'maple cashew' just comes from the pieces of caramelised nuts atop.
Once again each piece is individually wrapped which makes them great for sharing round and stops the other pieces in the box going stale once they have been opened. They are generously coated with milk chocolate and inside lies a super fluffy marshmallow; reminiscent of the kind you would find in a Tunnock's Teacake.
The caramelised maple cashew nuts on top add a nice crunch element to the seemingly soft marshmallow; however I can't really say that I was blown away, they're not really the type of product where I would want to eat them one after another. They just don't have that same 'moreish' appeal.
I say the texture was that of a Tunnock's Teacake and in terms of flavour it was pretty much the same; nothing outstanding really with the maple cashew nuts not providing a big enough of a flavour hit to really warrant them being named after them. A shame really as I think these could have been executed so much better with just a little subtle flavouring to the marshmallow.
Taste - 5.4/10 - Very average, could have been so much better.
Texture - 6.5/10 - A nice light fluffy marshmallow, nothing ground breaking.
Appearance - 6.6/10 - Nice that they are individually packaged but the dispersion of the amount of nuts you got on top of each piece was quite varied.
Price - 4.5/10 - I wouldn't pay £6.40 of these; with 9 pieces in the box they work out around 70p per marshmallow!!
Overall - 5.7/10 - Pretty disappointing.
WHO FOR?I think these would be good to pop into party bags for kids' parties; or maybe share out if you were having the family over as an alternative to biscuits.
WHERE TO BUY?
You can buy them online here but I picked mine up at John Lewis.