If there was a negative star I would have rated it minus
I agree with the majority of reviewers that Nobby's Nuts are now disgusting. I've phoned Smiths' feedback line to complain in the past hoping they would listen and lift their game. Nobby's nuts used to be a premium Australian product and cost more than home brand products which was ok. There is a review by someone 'Khan' on here and I suspect they work for Smiths saying the product is great. Please delete.
Product used to be great. Now it sucks.
Nobby's Nuts Seems to be going downhill rapidly. The taste is declining. Probably something to do with the foreign nuts (they are using less than 10% Australian nuts) and how they cook them now.
Quite frankly, even if their quality improves a lot i still wont be buying any more until they use >90% Australian nuts.
These small bitter salty wierd texture nuts actually gave me a stomache ache... not had this kind of reaction even to handfuls of mixed nuts (deli bought) before - what is in it thats not listed on the packet? Is the oil poor quality too- what kind of oil is being used :( i will never eat these again or serve to anyone I know.
Spewing i was forced to click a star on the rating scale!
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I can’t believe that it’s less than 10% Aussie ingredients from such a premium brand!
Product is lacklustre to say the least. Very disappointed with the high salt levels and bitter taste of the peanuts. Heading back to Coles and Woolworths from now on to by their branded peanuts. Nobby’s (Smith’s) has severely disappointed me!
Quality no more.
To say I am disappointed with these nuts is an understatement. Two of the last three packs I have purchased have not been what I consider fresh. Nobby's nuts in the past have always been fresh and crunchy, those days are obviously over. I'll pay less for Woolworths home Brand and get the same crap.
Not what the nuts used to be.
I started buying Nobby's nuts in the 1970s,they had depth of flavour,slightly oily and addictive but over the past few years when trying have found the nuts to be of poor quality nothing like they used to be,i suspect that they now come from China. I now buy Coles Australian peanuts which are great,never again Nobby's,a knob to Knobby's
Bobby’s used to be a product I could trust to be consistent
I, until now have been always buying Nobby nuts. Once again the nuts are dry and obviously imported rubbish that are tasteless. I have actually had success with coles own cashews. I had considered different times of the season so had continually given them another chance but as of today I’m Done. Banning Nobby products entirely. Same goes with Smith chips sameness issue, inconsistent and always tastes stale even with a few months left on use by!
Purchased in May 2019.
I have been buying Nobbys peanuts for round about 40 years but some time last year ( 2018 ) they changed the formula. The nuts were always Australian grown, slightly oily, crunchy and perfectly roasted. The new nuts are drier, more salty, from some unknown foreign country and barely roasted at all. They are now chewy, formerly crunchy, and barely roasted at all. It's cheaper that way.
Don't buy them.
Purchased in December 2018.
Hold Nobbys by the Nuts
Yes like many others long time buyer but not anymore. Yes like all corporate greed won't succeed peoples power. Where the f---k are the potatoes going to come from next. I reckon the home brand peanuts from coles are better and Australian. Have you noticed there are no whole nuts all split and roasted the s--t out of em like bloody teeth breakers. Hopefully push comes to shove and they change it for the better like the way they used to taste. Try sending an email but first you have to fill out the 3 page personal details.
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Questions & Answers
How is nobbys peanuts cooked?
In Vegetable oil - so that is disappointing. If it was peanut oil, it would make sense and protect the nutrition and other health benefits.
I worked in the tingalpa Factory many years ago - they were cooked in palmolein oil and cotton seed oil. When cooked the used cotton seed oil and salt, this would give the shinny appearance and avoid tasting dry. Agree the Nuts standard as dropped as well. Even the packaging presentation is poor and the rip tab has also been removed.
It is my understanding that manufacturers were required to show the percentage of Australian produce in the product. I could only see that the Nobbys' Nut packet stated 'Local and Imported Nuts" Any ideas on the % of Australian nuts used? They just don't seem to be as good as years ago.
What is the Nobbys response?
There has been no response from Nobbys. Didn't really think they would! Simple really, don't buy any more until they fix it.
They are now using Argentinian nuts. The Australian peanut crop was affected badly by floods in 2010-11 and is now facing possible drought - it has rained in some of Queensland but not everywhere - however Peanut Corp of Australia are still producing about 19000 tonnes per annum of peanuts.
Perhaps contact Woolies at www.woolworths.com.au and ask it to consider delisting Nobby's Nuts and instead entering into an arrangement with PCA to stock Woolworths 'essentials' or 'Gold' peanuts and beer nuts in new products ('lines.') This would take a few months to arrange I suppose even if everyone agreed.
I know it seems odd but PCA have sufficient nuts for a generic product like this but insufficient to cater for all of Nobby's needs. However Nobby's has chosen to not buy from PCA at all, at least at present. FYI Nobby's is owned by large USA company Frito-Lay.
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