Product Type: KP Snacks
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Hula Hoops Ridges
Member Name: Recon
Hula Hoops Ridges
Advantages: Tatsy, Crunchy, Lots of flavours, Quite Cheap
Disadvantages: Some people don't like them crunchy!
When shopping, I spotted these Hula Hoops Ridges on the shelf. They are the newest variety of Hula Hoops, and instead of being smooth rings, they have ridges to them. To be honest, this is rather pointless as it cannot possibly add to the taste, so all it does is give them a unique look, as I don't know any other ridged ring-shaped crisps out there.
You can buy them separately in single packs or in multipacks where you can buy many in a big packet. Each packet of crisps has the Hula Hoops logo to the top left, which is designed on a big hula hoop with the words going round it. Below is an extremely large logo that says 'Ridges'. This stands out a lot as it is in white writing with shades of yellow on a wavy blue background.
They also mention down below 'Seriously Crunchy', which is actually true and I imagine this could be due to the ridges on the crisps, which makes them stronger, therefore crunchier to eat. The flavour is indicated below, and there are many different flavours that you can find. On every packet is a picture of a few crisps to give you an idea of what they look like. Here are a few flavours you can find them in:
Salt & Vinegar
Sour Cream & Onion
Cheese & Onion
Steak & Onion
The packet is well insulated with a foil lining on the inside. The crisps are as fresh as ever when you open them, giving you the ultimate crunchy experience! When you smell the crisps, you can smell the flavours arising from the crisps, but the smell isn't as strong as the taste at all.
The taste is lovely. Each flavour I have tried has a strong taste, but not so intense that it makes you wonder what chemicals are in the crisps you are eating. The flavours are strong and unique for each flavour, and they really do taste like what it says on the packet. As you pop one in your mouth, the taste stimulates your taste buds as it brings pleasure to your mouth. Then, you crunch the crisps apart with your teeth, and a loud crunchy noise fills your mouth. They are very crunchy crisps indeed, probably the crunchiest crisps I have that that aren't hand-cooked.
Nutritional Information for Sour Cream & Onion Flavour
Energy - 983 kj
- 235 kcal
Protein - 1.5g
Carbohydrate - 26.6g
(of which sugars) - 0.5g
Fat - 13.6g
(of which saturates) - 3.0g
Fibre - 0.8g
Sodium - 0.4g
I bought my packet for just 35 pence at a confectionary store, but you can also buy multipacks for good prices. Please note that the sizes of the packets in multipacks are less at just 25g. Therefore, they contain less energy and all the rest.
Overall, they are very tasty crisps and quite unique in the way they are very crunchy. They have a clear appearance to be spotted from a distance in a shop, and they come at a good price for what they are. The flavours are strong, the texture is unique and they are quite filling as a snack. I would recommend you try these crisps, as they are pretty nice! Also, they are available in a large variety of flavours!
Thanks for reading,
- Recon -
Summary: Unique crisps with a big crunch when you bite into them! Available in many flavours.