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Boots Shapers Salt and Vinegar Sticks

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Brand: Boots / Type: Snacks

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      13.01.2009 14:22
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      A good tasty snack but there are better options out there for dieters.

      Sometimes when I'm running late or don't have much in the house to eat I will pick up a Boots meal deal on my way to work. They have a lot of diet options as part of the deal and although I'm pretty much stuck in my ways now because I found a wrap I just love, it's nice to experiment every once in a while.

      These chipsticks were one of those experiments and I wasn't sure how much I would like them because often I find savoury snack-type foods that are low fat/calorie end up tasting like cardboard.

      Fortunately these don't. Like most chipstick snacks they come in a relatively small bag and are flaky maize and potato snacks about two inches long, predictably in a stick shape! On the whole, this type of snack tend to taste quite unhealthy - they are sometimes oily or greasy tasting to me.

      Although these are a better alternative to to a regular bag of crisps, they still have 4.5g fat per bag, but only 99 calories. Considering they are a "Shapers" item, they aren't that much better than eating the traditional Smiths chipsticks you might recognise in the blue and white bag, and not as saintly as opting for Walkers Baked or French Fries. Quite misleading then. The familar "traffic light" scale puts calories as green, but fats and salts at red.

      The flavour really is excellent though. These are very strong-tasting, which I love in a salt and vinegar crisp (despite hating vinegar itself!), and are light and crispy without being oily and leaving my hands feeling like I should wash them. Even though it's a relatively small bag at 21g, I find this plenty satisfying.

      These crisps are only 39p and are part of the meal deal at Boots. I have noticed that they don't have that long of a shelf life, the packs I buy usually expire within a month or two, but they aren't likely to last that long with me around anyway! Despite the fact that they aren't the BEST option for dieters, they certainly aren't bad as a treat every once in a while, and taste great.


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