I’d like to introduce you to Merangz. Made by Flower & White, these meringues tick several boxes for me… They’re delicious, made fairly locally (just over the border in Shropshire) and tick a couple of “free-from” boxes.
Merangz are made to a traditional Swiss meringue recipe with British free range egg whites and natural flavours. They come in two sizes: Giants and Bites.
Merangz Giants are large enough to be eaten on their own or crushed up to make a delicious dessert such as an Eton mess. They are available in Madagascan Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pistachio, Lemon, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate & Raspberry flavours.
Merangz Bites are the perfect size for a treat or to have a couple of different flavours in one sitting. I love the Bites as you can get a box of 5 different flavours:
Merangz Classic Bites: Strawberry, Pistachio, Chocolate, Lemon, Hazelnut Praline.
Merangz Fruit Bites: Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Lime, Lemon, Cherry.
Merangz Chocolate Bites (Seasonal October – March): Mocha, Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Strawberry, White Chocolate, White Chocolate & Raspberry.
My favourites are the Merangz Classic Bites.
Merangz have a lovely crisp shell and are light, airy and smooth inside. The flavours available appeal to everyone’s tastes and are so delicious. I wasn’t a fan of meringues at all, that was until I tried Merangz… Now the only meringues I do eat are Merangz!
The main ingredients of Merangz are caster sugar and free range egg whites, meaning they are naturally gluten free, low fat and suitable for vegetarians (depending on the flavours).
The Merangz pictured are Chocolate flavoured using cocoa powder for the flavouring and so are not only gluten free but also lactose-free. Perfect… for me, anyway! In fact, the only flavour Merangz I can’t have are the White Chocolate & Raspberry ones due to the whole milk powder used in the flavouring.
I picked up the Chocolate flavoured Giant Merangz at Coed-y-Dinas in Welshpool (a pack of 2 for £3.49), but I have also bought them and the Merangz Classic Bites from Ludlow Food Centre and I’ve seen them at the market on the square in Shrewsbury.
Go Merangz for perfect meringues!