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Me and my daughter love having a little snack to munch on at home, whilst we have lots of fruits (which she consumes like a vacuum) but sometimes we have to have little naughty treats in the cupboard too. Muffins, hartley's jelly pots and crisps, one brand which we particularly love - Hula Hoops!
I usually tend to buy a 7 pack of hula hoops in my local 99p store or if they are out of stock I get of them when on offer for £1. They come in little 25g packets which is very distinct from the branding as it says Hula Hoop in the shape of a hooped ring on the packet. They come in loads of different flavours, original (ready salted), cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, and BBQ Beef. My personal favourite is definitely the cheese and onion!
Hula Hoops are essentially, crunchy potato rings which are quite small, normally the size of a ring which you can slide on a finger quite easily. They are thick, with a nice texture and more interesting to eat than bog standard potato crisps. Whilst they are easy to eat, sometimes just for the fun of it I like to suck on a hula hoop until it goes soft and soggy and the chew and swallow it so they are fun to eat too!
In terms of ingredients, the packet states they are made with 100% sunflower oil, contains no artificial flavours or colors, and no MSG. I wouldn't recommend eating loads of packets at one time but they are healthier than loads of other crisps I have eaten in my time!
Overall I give these crisps 5 stars, as they are filling, fun to eat and taste really good. No matter the flavour, they are interesting and never taste bland and since I always buy them on offer they are cheap and cheerful for me costing roughly 14p per packet - bargain! I'd definitely recommend them and I am now craving to go off and eat a packet!
I was debating what to write about this evening and looked down at my packet of Hula hoops that I'm munching on and decided that I could write a fairly accurate review if I'm chewing on them as I type. I'm not much of a sweet tooth and much prefer savoury snacks like crisps and nuts although I won't turn down a bar of chocolate unless I'm stuffed! :)
After doing a bit of research I discovered the KP started making Hula Hoops back in 1973 meaning they've been around for forty years which suprised me. They must be doing something right to have stayed on the market for so long!
The crisps come in the standard foil bag and are usually quite colourful depending on their flavour. The bags are a little smaller than Walkers and other crisp brands but I think they put the same amount in there, there's just less empty space in the bag. The red bag is the original ready salted flavour. The brown bag is BBQ flavour, Blue is salt and vinegar, green is my favourite cheese and onion, smoky bacon comes in a purple packet and roast chicken in a yellow pack. I tend to associated the flavours with the colour bag so no longer need to check the writing on them as they've been the same for years.
Although cheese and onion is my favourite flavour, I've tried them all and enjoy eating any of them so often buy them in different flavours for the snack drawer. The flavour of them is bold and actually tastes like what it says on the packet. The ring shape makes them fun for children to eat too. My grandson puts one on each finger before eating them one by one which is a basic novelty but makes them more enjoyable to eat. They dont' smell too strong despite having a good flavour so you can eat them at lunch time without being concious about your breath afterwards. The small sized packet means they're quite ideal for lunchboxes and picnics.
I really like the bacon flavour and find they have a great taste but they repeat on me really badly. All day after eating them I can taste bacon which isn't the most pleasent. I've experienced this with bacon frazzle crisps as well but only certain brands so I'm not sure if it's just me or if its the crisps. It's frustrating as they're so nice I still want to eat them!
When looking at the back of my packet, I found that there are 128 calories in the packet and 0.6g of saturated fat which isn't bad at all so you don't feel too guilty when you eat them. You can get Hula hoop packets sold individually or in packs of seven for £1.75. In the packs, you can get them all the same flavour or mixed so you get some variety. You can also get a multipack of 18 in different flavours for around £4.20 (ASDA prices). If you looked in cheaper stores like farmfoods they may be even cheaper.
Overall, I really like all the flavours of the hula hoops. They're a great snack to eat on their own or alongside a sandwich. I'd definitely recommend them for adults and kids as a low calorie snack.
===I am specifically reviewing the Cheese and Onion flavour regular pack===
Began to be made in 1973.
Hollow hoops of potato based snacks.
Make by KP Snacks at United Biscuits but they have now been bought by the German firm Intersnack.
No artificial flavours or colours and no mono-sodium glutamate.
Made with 100% sunflower oil.
Instructions on the reverse of the packet to Keep Active and visit www.123healthybalance,com.
Each pack is 127 calories and has 6.6 grams of fat and 0.5 grams of salt.
Comes in foiled paper packets and are 25 grams each.
May contain soya, gluten and mustard.
They also now come in a Big Hoop variety.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Original - red
Cheese and Onion - green
Salt and vinegar - blue
Barbecue - brown
Smoky bacon - brown/purple
Roast chicken - yellow/orange
99p for pack of 6 at local Co-op but price does vary. Packs of 7 cost £1.75 in Tesco.
Personally I find these much more enjoyable to eat these days than crisps.
Crisps seen to have very little in their bags these day but when you get a packet of Hula Hoops, although slightly smaller than the standard packet of crisps, they are quite full.
The calories of one packet is only 127 per packet which is not excessive for a snack product.
These round rings of potato product are baked very hard and crunchy. They are all the same size and children like putting them on their fingers before they eat them - just like rings.
My son always liked the original and salt and vinegar flavours.
Personally one of the things I like about Hula Hoops is that if I am out and about I can buy them and eat them without having to touch them - you can just eat then one at a time from the packet if you push them up to the top gently - so you do not have to worry about washing your hands or if you forget your hand sanitiser. Yes I know I am fussy about that sort of thing.
My all time favourite flavour is the barbecue but I will also eat all the others and have just had a cheese and onion packet.
I like all the flavours really and the only disadvantage with these as opposed to crisps is that you cannot really make a sandwich out of them, but as I like eating these when I am out somewhere that problem dos not arise anyway. When eaten out they are not as messy as crisps either - another advantage.
They are a cheap snack to keep in your bag or glove box of the car and will help fill you up when you just need a little something.
After being manufactured for 40 years they must be doing something right and I always used to put a packet in my son's lunch box when he was in Primary School - which is probably not allowed now.
A much healthier snack than a bar of chocolate and they will fill you up better too until your next meal.
===Would I Recommend?===
Potato (Potato Starch & Dried Potato)
Sunflower Oil (28%)
Cheese & Onion Flavour [Dried Onion, Sugar, Dried Autolysed Yeast, Dried Yeast Extract, Dried Cheese, Citric Acid, Natural Flavourings, Vegetable Oil, Colour: Paprika Extract, Spice Extracts, Modified Potato Starch, Wheat Maltodextrin, Dextrose]
Everyone knows what Hula Hoops are right? Well, if not, they are 'potato rings' - no, these aren't the Hula Hoops as in the hoops you swing around your hips!
I have been eating Hula Hoops for as long as I can remember. I love the potato taste. They also taste a bit healthier than other crisps as they aren't very greasy as all like the likes of McCoys which whilst I love them, they are so unhealthy.
I like all of their flavours, however my all-time favourites have always been 'Ready Salted', 'Salt and Vinegar' and 'BBQ'. They are full of flavour, and you never get a one with no flavour on them (you like you get with popcorn - where you have to search through a load of bland tasting ones until you find a really good and tasty one).
I find these crisps to be quite filling and so they make a great snack. They are great to eat alone or they go really well with a cheese sandwich or with a cuppa soup.
They are a fun shape and a bit different to 'normal crisps'. Kids love these as they can put them on their fingers and so it makes them fun to eat. They also have fun games for children to play on the back.
Nutritionally, these aren't bad at all- one pack of Salt and Vinegar Hula Hoops will set you back 128 calories, 0.8g protein, 15.2g Carbohydrates (0.2g of which is sugar), 7.1g fat (0.7g of which is saturated), 0.5g fibre and 0.3g of sodium.
Obviously I wouldn't recommend eating them all the time, however as a one-off snack, I think that they are quite good.
These crisps don't contain any artificial flavours or colours and no MSG. They are also made with 100% sunflower oil.
Flavours available include: Ready Salted (Red packet), Cheese and Onion (Green), Salt and Vinegar (Blue), BBQ (Brown) and Chicken (Orange).
You can expect to pay around 70p (haven't the price of things gone up???!!) for a bag of Hula Hoops or around £1.90 for a multipack of 6.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this crisps.
Thanks for reading!
Xd-o-n-z-x / xdonzx
As I am writing this, I am munching on a packet of original flavoured Hula Hoops... So I thought I may as well do a quick review for them whilst I am here.
I bought a multi-pack of 7 hula hoop crisps, priced at a £1. The packaging is a bright red wrapper with the hula hoop logo in the middle (A picture of the hula hoop with the name written inside). It's quite a recognisable packet of crisps.
The packet states that it has no artificial flavours or colors, no msg and is made with 100% sunflower oil. Each pack contains 129 calories.
*Allergy advice - it may contain milk, soya, gluten and mustard.
Hula Hoops are potato rings which are quite a nice size to eat, they are chunkier than your average crisps and although the flavour is original (which is basically ready salted) - they have a different texture and taste to the other crisp products out there.
Kids tend to love these crisps and like putting them on their fingers as rings and then munching on them.. and i'm sure it's something everyone has done at some point. The crisps are quite salty which gives it a nice flavour and there are other flavours available such as cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, smoky bacon, roast chicken, bbq beef and apparently 2 new flavours have been recently released which is sour cream and chive and also sweet chilli. These are all packaged in a range of different colours and so it is easy to spot what flavour the packet is.
The multi-pack that I have bought has an expiry date of 4 months, and so they can be stored for quite a while. Though lets face it, crisps tend to be eaten way before getting anywhere near the expiry date. (unless you stock up quite a lot on your crisps :P)
I give these crisps 5 stars, as they are nice and tasty.. and also priced reasonably. However I find them not to be a crisp packet that I will buy that often and only prefer them now and again.. but as for the snack, Hula Hoops are pretty nice.
I like a variety of crisp type/potato snacks and I have always like Hula Hoops. You can get Hula Hoops in a variety of flavours but these simple original Hula Hoops are actually probably my favourite. I really like Ready salted crisps and I think these Original Hula Hoops taste quite salty, which is what I like.
I have just bought a 7 packet of Hula Hoops currently costing only a £1.00 at Tesco. I was actually looking around for special offers and this was a good offer I thought. The Hula Hoops original packets are Red in Colour with a picture of a Hula Hoop on the front, being Golden in colour and with the Hula Hoops logo printed in the middle. Having just opened the outer packaging, it seems to me that the bags are a bit small in size. Each packet contains 25 g. Hula Hoops original are very crunchy and quite flavoursome. When I was younger I used to put them on my fingers and eat them like that, but that was a very long time ago!! Now I just eat them as they come and a packet doesn't last me long!
Hula Hoops are great as a snack at any time and are a nice addition in Buffets or at parties.
Potato (starch and dried Potato ), Sunflower oil (28%), Rice Flour, Maize Flour, Salt, Potassium chloride
May contain Milk, Soya, Gluten & Mustard.
Each 25g packet contains 129kcal.
Hula Hoops are a classic Potato snack which were first produced in 1973. Their website is fun too! (www.hulahoops.com). I like them...and in my view, they are worthy of 4 Dooyoo stars
Hula Hoops really have been excuse the pun aROUND forever, I enjoyed them as a child as much as I do today!!
The pack I enjoy most is the BBQ Beef flavor, they come in a 25g pack, containing 128 calories, 7 g of fat and 0.6g of salt, this is shown very clearly in a blue box on the front of the packet. The packet is dark brown and has the red and yellow hula hoops logo on the front, ingredients and games etc on the back. The front of the pack also states that they contain no artificial flavors or colors, No MSG and that they are made with 100% sunflower oil.
When you open the packet you see the lovely golden potato rings, what I particularly notice and love, is the fact you can actually see the flavor, the taste is to die for, a nice strong beefy flavor that you really don't get on many other crisps.
Available from most supermarkets in multipacks, I generally buy them on offer at around £1 for a pack of 7 so not bad value when you can get a good deal.
Both myself and my kids love hula hoops fighting over the beefy ones, we hope they really will be aROUND forever!
Hula Hoops have been around since 1973, they are made by KP and now have several different flavours.
The actual crisp is a round hoop that children and also some adults like to eat by putting them on the tops of their fingers and then biting them off.
They come in the following flavours and bag colour-:
BBQ Beef (Brown)
Cheese & Onion (Green)
Salt & Vinegar (Blue)
Roast Chicken (Orange)
They have also produced the following flavours but they were discontinued either because there weren't enough sold or they were limited promotion packs -:
Prawn Cocktail (Purple)
Smoky Bacon (Purple)
Beef and Mustard (Black XL bag)
Hula Hoops are nice and crunchy when you bite into them and the flavour is quite a strong flavour.
So if you choose the cheese and onion or beef when you open the bag the smell is quite strong and they are tasty but your breath will smell of the crisps when you have ate them.
I have bought a multi pack so each individual bag is 25g. The BBQ beef that I have opened are really tasty they taste like other beef crisps but slightly stronger and you can see the flavouring on some of the hoops.
Hoola Hoops have no artificial colouring (it says on the bag)
no msg and are made with 100% sunflower.
All flavours are potato based with potato, sunflower oil and rice flour as the main ingredients. Each 25g bag contains around 128 calories.
These seem more tasty than normal crisp but I wonder if that is because the hoops are thicker.
As a child I always loved Hula Hoops especially the original flavour and to be honest I haven't had any for years. I just don't think to choose them when doing the food shop for some reason.
Made by KP Snacks they have been a-round (get it!) for many years and are a real favourite amongst people of all ages.
Last week when out shopping I spotted multi-pack Hula Hoops on offer so quickly picked some up. I chose the variety pack so there were the original, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and the BBQ beef flavoured packs inside.
Each bag is individually wrapped in a foil bag sealed at both ends for freshness with 25g of Hula Hoops inside, which is a pretty decent size portion - good for snacking and packed lunches especially. Each hula hoop is made from potato and shaped in rings.
I tried the BBQ beef ones, more out of interest as like I said I used to love the original flavour. Upon opening the bag the smell was quite strong - it was beefy but to me smelt like a cross between bovril and twiglets. After the smell I was expecting the flavour to be as equally strong, but I was pleasantly surprised. There was clearly a beef flavour there but it was actually really nice and not overpowering. I wasn't left with a strong after-taste either, which for me was a good thing. The quantity in the bag I thought was just right, however they were quite mourish so it was probably a good thing the bag wasn't any bigger!
The pack states that they are made with 100% sunflower oil and contain no artificial flavours or colours and no MSG. For those interested the BBQ beef flavour contained 128 calories per bag and 0.7g of saturated fat.
I really enjoyed having Hula Hoops again it certainly reminded me of my childhood! I think the original flavour will always be my favourite but I can't wait to get stuck into the other flavours in the multi-pack!
Hula Hoops are one of those snacks that seem to have been around since the potato was introduced to these shores. In fact, they were introduced in 1973, which makes them about the same age as Skips (1974), which as it happens also come from KP. It was in fact from the back of one of these packets of crisps that I first noticed the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the location of KP headquarters. I've never actually been there, and its only other significance to me is as the end of the M42, but given the choice between Hula Hoops and a rather congested and uninteresting motorway I know which I would choose!
For many years Hula Hoops had only the one flavour, which is basically ready salted although KP call them "Original". The lure of extra profits from more varieties could not be resisted indefinitely, however, and after a while new flavours started to appear. One or two of them have not stood the test of time (most regrettably in my opinion the delicious cheddar cheese variety) but about half a dozen, not counting occasional special editions, are now available. These are often sold in multipacks of six (or seven), with two packets of each flavour: one with original, salt & vinegar and cheese & onion; the other with two each of smoky bacon, roast chicken and BBQ beef. In the seven packs, one of the three flavours has three bags instead of two, chosen at random. Exciting, huh?
Much as the idea appealed to me, I decided in the end that eating one of *every* flavour really was rather excessively gluttonous, so I chose one at random, which happened to be roast chicken. Well okay, not *quite* random: I picked this one partly to take myself out of my usual salt & vinegar comfort zone! This comes in packets in a rather odd shade of orange-brown that reminds me of the paintwork on a 1970s British Leyland car. I'm not entirely sure that that's the brand image that KP's consultants will have had in mind, but at least it's obvious on the shelves! The "Hula Hoops" logo is quite simple: a slightly stylised giant "potato ring" (as they're officially defined; "crisp" is actually pretty tightly defined in the food regulations, and these don't count) with the "Hula Hoops" name plastered all over it in bright red.
There's a prominent label at the top of the bag advertising that the snacks contain no artificial flavourings or colourings and no MSG (monosodium glutamate) and that they're made with 100% sunflower oil. Not that I have anything against this, but just occasionally I think it would be nice for crisps, which are after all an unnecessary snack, to sell themselves on their flavour first. They're not, and never will be, a health food and I really don't see the need to pretend that they are. Anyway, more important nutritional information is that a 25g multipack bag contains 129 kcal and 7.2g of salt, and that they're suitable for vegetarians. (What? You expected meat in meat flavour crisps? Allow me to emit hollow laughter for a while...) Plenty of potential allergens, I'm afraid: milk, barley, wheat and gluten, with the usual backside-covering "may contain" for egg, soya and mustard.
Can there be anyone in the country these days who doesn't know what Hula Hoops look like? It would seem unlikely, especially given that enormous one on the front of the pack! But just in case: they're the usual dark yellow crisp colour, and are shaped as (often rather wobbly) hollow cylinders. They don't look like hula hoops (the toy) very much at all, but are you honestly surprised about that? Their best feature in my view is their crunch, which is superb: satisfying and loud without being so hard as to break your teeth. The flavour was adequate, I suppose; I've rarely found chicken crisps to be very good, but these are no worse than most and at least have a slight spiciness to them that prevents the underlying blandness of the potato starch from becoming too dominant.
As of the time of writing, you could pick up a seven-pack at Tesco for £1.38, but it's always worth checking for special offers as Hula Hoops seem to be discounted quite regularly. If you're willing to use the discount shops, you can often find a multipack for a pound, though you might have to put up with the crisps (sorry, "potato rings") inside being all of the same flavour. I think they're reasonably good value as these things go, and I'm not surprised that they've stayed popular for nearly four decades now. Recommended, especially if you like a bit of crunch with your snack.
Hula Hoops from KP are a real favourite crisp of mine and although you can purchase them in different flavours like Barbecue Beef, Cheese and Onion and Salt and Vinegar I normally opt for the Original variety which is basically Ready Salted. These crisps were launched in 1973 according to the information on the reverse of the packet and due to their hollow ring shape they are unique compared to other products on the shelf.
The Original flavour are presented to you in a bright red foil packet with a large image of a yellow hula hoop on the front, these are very recognisable on store shelves. You can purchase them from all sorts of shops and supermarkets and on the Tesco website a standard 34g bag is priced at 45 pence but as with many crisps and chocolate bars if you buy a multipack you will undoubtedly make a decent saving.
Hula Hoops are tiny crispy and crunchy potato rings that you can just about slide on to one of your fingers, they are brilliant to pour in to bowls at parties or to eat with friends when you watch a film together or something like that.
The packaging boasts that these contain no artificial flavours or colours, no MSG and that they are made with 100% sunflower oil. Nutritionally speaking they don't seem any worse than other crisps with each bag having 175 calories and 9.7g of fat. These are great to eat every now and again maybe with sandwiches at lunch time or on a picnic.
I am a bit of a crisp fan and over the years have tried most flavours and types of crisp.
One of my favourites is hula hoop. These were first introduced back in 1973 as a plain flavour crisp but over the years others have been added to the KP range.
These include Salt and Vinegar, Cheese and Onion and Barbecue Beef. They have also had Bacon and Prawn and Cocktail, although I haven't seen these around for a long time.
Tonight whilst shopping in Tesco I was delighted to see that they had Hula Hoops on offer, at a mere £2 for 18. That rang bargain to me, and a multipack was thrown into the trolley.
Upon opening the mutipack I had a choice of 4 flavours, and chose Salt and Vinegar. This is the flavour I will be reviewing.
As I opened the packet I was immediately hit with a lovely smell of Salt and Vinegar. It just reminded me of chips from our local chippie.
Upon looking further I noticed that my bag was fairly full and all hula hoops were in one piece. This is important to my kids, as like me when I was younger, they love to put them on their fingers.
Upon tasting I can confirm that the Salt and Vinegar is very strong. But I do like my crisps that way. I wouldn't say they were greasy, and that may be down to the sunflower oil they use. They are also extremely fresh and crunchy, which I put down to the foil bag.
Each bag will set you back about 129 calories and have no artificial colours or flavourings.
Would I recommend them?Without a doubt. They are delicious. I have tried the other 3 flavours also, and the flavours are always strong, unlike some crisps.
Copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk
What to say about Hula Hoops, well................these have to be one of my favourites from when I was a kid. I suppose everybody must have that memory of trying to fit one hoop over every finger and then eating them off one at a time, I know I certainly do. Unfortunately nowadays, due to having slightly fatter and chunkier fingers, I can no longer due that. But............
The trend is still going strong as I see my children do the exact same thing whenever they are allowed to have a packet.
The actual crisps themselves. I must say that I have a different opinion for different flavours where Hula Hoops are concerned. It seems that depending on what flavour you choose, you'll either get a burst of flavour of a really bland greasy potato taste.
I personally love the bbq ones myself. I used to be a big fan of ready salted but lately I've found that they just don't have enough flavour to them, and as I can no longer stick them on my fingers, the bland taste is just not enough.
The bbq however, ohhhhhhh baby, they are scrumptious and tantalise the old taste buds everytime! Unlike the ready salted, I have never had a pack where each hoop wasn't weel convered in the flavouring.
One thing that is quite good about the actual crisp packets, if you take interest in that type of thing, is the detail and info that is displayed on each pack. What I'm talking about are the different games they give instructions for where you use the hoops to play them. Very simple games but as my eight year old once told me, they are very fun to play before munching away!
As a crisp lover I do probably eat too many of the things but what I like about Hula Hoops is the fact that the packs aren't that big, I'm sure others will disagree and say "No way man, the more the better" but as crisps aren't really the healthyest things you'll ever eat, having a small pack as a snack and stopping at that amount, is probably a good thing!
The taste of these crisps are very different to their rivals in my opinion. I find that they are very potatoeeeeee (not a real word but say it as you see it) and do not have a fake feel to them like many others.
With regards to nutritional info..................I mean seriously..................does it really matter what cals or fat or other really bad for you stuff they have in them, at the end of the day, they are crisps, they are going to be bad for you no matter how much effort has gone into reducing.........whatever!
I personally do not choose my crisps based on which has less of a particular nutrient, I choose them based on what will taste the nicest, I know that may not be something everyone does but for me, if I'm taking the plunge and eating something that a weight loss club would punch me in the head over, I'm flipping sure I'm going to enjoy them!!!!!
I love Hula Hoops and see them as a leader in the race for crisp heaven, so all I can say is don't base your choice of crispy food delight on what has less fat, salt or cals.........................base it on what will make your tummy scream out in utter delight!!!!!!!!!!
Don't feel bad for joining the un-healthy revolution! Have a crisp today and munch away!
This review is my personal opinion.
Since I've been curing hangovers with Hula Hoops recently, I thought I might give reviewing them a go.
Hula Hoops are household name crisps made by KP. They are fairly unique as crisps go, being - as the name suggests - hoop-shaped, and as a child I really loved putting them on my fingers and biting them off one by one (the Hula Hoops not my fingers). Although this holds less appeal for the more adult me, KP have cottoned on to the fact that these are quite 'playful' crisps and have taken to printing 'games' you can play with your crisps on the back of each packet - these include 'Hula-Conkers' and 'tap dance' on the table (which is rather unimaginative I must say).
The front of each packet bears a large yellow hoop against a background appropriate to the flavour: red for Original, blue for Salt and Vinegar, brown for beef etc. Salt and Vinegar has a pleasant tang, but Original is probably my favourite. They're salty without being too salty, and are nice and crunchy.
Hula Hoops contain no artificial flavours or colours, no MSG and are made with 100% sunflower oil. Each pack contains 129 calories, which for crisps isn't too bad. Each bag has 0.6 grams of salt, which is 10% of an adult's daily allowance - this isn't great, but my hangover thanks me for it.
I usually buy a multipack of 7 bags for around £1.20, which is decent value. 7 bags is quite unusual - you normally get 6 in a multipack - but this means you can have a bag of Hula Hoops every day of the week if you're so inclined!
A great snack, that I foresee buying again and again in the years to come!
Hula Hoops have been around since 1973, which means I got to grow up with them as a child. Although some other crisp / snack products have a similar texture or flavourings, the mix of oven baked potato, KP flavour and most importantly shape makes these unique.
The bag they come in is small in comparison with 'normal' crisp bags, but because the bag is full it feels like you're getting a lot more for your money (a seven bag multi-pack will set you back in the region of £2). I've always found the hoops to be fresh (helped by the fact they're in a foil bag) and crunchy. Current mainstay flavours are original (aka ready salted) salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and barbecue beef - personally I recommend the salt and vinegar which have a particularly good tang, though original is nice and simple. Barbecue beef I find too much of a 'false' flavour and very strong.
Of course, what originally (and I have to admit still does) attracted me to Hula Hoops was their shape - as a child I used to line up a series of hoops on all my fingers and then bite or suck them off one at a time which has a strangely satisfying quality to it. Sadly, I discovered I was growing up when I couldn't fit them on my fingers any more - such is the progress of time!
Ring shaped potato snack made by KP.