We got the opportunity recently to receive and review some Num Noms from Series 2 as part of their #MiniChefs campaign. Num Noms are running a #MiniChefs campaign designed to encourage children to get into the kitchen and have fun with food and get cooking. Alongside our Num Noms packets we also received a chef’s hat which I easily fitted to BattleKid’s head. He borrowed an apron of mine and we headed into the kitchen to play with and get inspired by the Num Noms we received.
We first opened our parcel to get to grips with what Num Noms are and to have fun playing with them and get some inspiration from the characters and their scent. We received two sets of Num Noms from Series 2.
The first set we received was the Diner Jumbo Combo pack which includes 6 scented Nums, two scented, motorised Noms, a collector’s menu, ice tray container and a spoon accessory. Inside the pack is a mystery character too.
The Nums included Hammy Burger, PBNJ (Peanut Butter ‘N’ Jelly), Frenchie Fries, Lemony Cola and Haley Hot Dog. The Diner Jumbo Combo also comes with two Noms; Cheesy Go-Go and Ketchup Go-Go.
The second set we received was the Num Noms Pizza Party pack which contained Peppy Roni, Sammy Smores and Pina Aloha Nums and a Chili Go-Go Nom, as well as a pizza cutter and tray container.
BattleKid and I were immediately intrigued and weren’t too sure what to make of them at first. But we soon got playing and both of us got a fright when we accidently turned on the Noms!
We weren’t expecting them to get going like they did. Cue squeals of fright and then delight as BattleKid realised he had not one, not two but three Noms. It’s safe to say there was a lot of noise from there on in.
So what exactly are Num Noms I hear you say?
A cup of cuteness and a spoonful of surprise make Num Noms.
Num Noms are food character toys which enable children to play and gain inspiration. You mix a Num with a Nom to create endless wacky combos. They are scented mini food dishes designed to inspire Mini Chefs. You can mix and match Num Noms to create both sweet and savoury scented recipes and there are over 100 to collect. Phew!
BattleKid and I had great fun placing Nums onto top of a Nom, setting it going and watching our creations jump around the kitchen counter before falling off. I haven’t heard BattleKid giggle this much for a long time.
We were really inspired by our Pizza Party pack and we decided to make homemade pizza for dinner later that night. I bought a pre-rolled pizza base and we soon got to topping it with all manner of things. BattleKid loves ham and pineapple, although there wasn’t much pineapple making its way onto his pizza I can tell you. He might say it’s a Mini Chef’s prerogative to taste food as you cook!
We love making homemade pizza as you can top it with anything you fancy and with as much or as little toppings as you like. If you fancy trying homemade pizza why not follow our easy-to-follow recipe.
- Shop-bought pizza base
- Tomato and Basil Pizza Sauce
- Grated Cheddar and Mozzarella mix
- Onions, diced
- Ham, diced
- Pineapple chunks, or rings diced
- Red pepper, sliced thinly and quite small
- Mozzarella slices
- Mushrooms, thinly sliced
- Place your pizza base on a pizza oven tray.
- Smooth out a few tablespoons of the tomato sauce, enough to cover the base to your taste.
- Place a small sprinkle of grated cheese over the sauce.
- Top with whatever toppings you like, a little or a lot.
- Once you are happy with your toppings sprinkle with some more grated cheese.
- Bake in the oven according to the recommended times for your base.
- Serve with fries, wedges or salad.
Since we got inspired and creative in the kitchen BattleKid has had more fun playing with his Num Noms, pretending to eat them, serving them up to me during play and also setting his Noms off to buzz their way down our hall. In fact, one evening I could hear a buzzing sound from the hall after he had gone to bed only to discover a Nom stuck under his bike wheel!
What we love about Num Noms:
- Great for little hands.
- Lots of characters to collect and play with.
- The number of combinations you can create are endless.
- A unique way of getting children to be creative.
- A brilliant way to inspire Mini Chefs to get into the kitchen and get cooking with Mum and Dad’s help.
- Hours of fun to be had for little ones.
- Reasonably priced (details below).
- Would make perfect Christmas stocking fillers.
What we don’t like about Num Noms:
- My only criticism is that the scent is perhaps a little too subtle.
Num Noms are one of the most unique and novel toys I’ve come across in a long time. They have provided hours of fun for BattleKid, both in and out of the kitchen, and are just the right size for his little hands. These toys will inspire budding, young chefs and are a brilliant way to get children into the kitchen and to get them cooking. We had great fun getting to grips with ours before being inspired by our Pizza Party pack to have a pizza party of our own that night. And I have to say our pizzas were yummy.
So if you have younger children who are keen to get into the kitchen and become mini chefs, or you would like to get your children interested in food and cooking, why not get them some Num Noms and have some fun together! There are also lots of recipe ideas on the Num Noms website.
Num Noms are available to buy from Smyths, Toy’R’Us, Argos and even Tesco and Asda. Num Noms packs start from around £5.99 (RRP).
Thanks for reading,
*We received two sets of Num Noms from Series 2 for the purpose of this review. However, as always, these are our own honest thoughts and opinions of the products.