“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
Once again being in Sainsbury's looking for some crisps I came across these. I love trying new products and these I'd never seen before so I thought hmm and put down my usual choice and threw them in my basket. Let me just state here they are not crisps! They are found in the crisp aisle, but still they are not crisps!
I eat so many unhealthy things, particularly snacks and I was drawn to these because on the front of the packet I'm told less that 100 calories, 10% fat per pack! Now my trusted walkers are around 130 Kcals a pack (give or take a few calories) and god knows how much fat so I went for the healthier option for once!
The Packaging of Kettle Crispy Bakes...
Tells me the flavour, in this case Tomato & Basil. They come in a 24g tin cream tin foil bag and clearly tell me the brand on the front in brown writing and there's a photo of the snacks on the front. Along with telling me the calorie information I've already told you also lets me know on the front there is nothing artificial in them. On the back tells me a little about the flavour, the weight of my bag, best before date, ingredients, nutritional information and a freephone number for the company and their website details. All in all its a 'posh' bag as shown in the review photograph.
What The Product Says For Itself....
'Call it an obsession but we believe in only using natural ingredients. Take lentils for instance.
No, trust us - lentils rock!
The yellow ones we use aren't just tasty; they're low in fat and incredibly low in salt. Once baked to crispy perfection, we simply add a delicate, all-natural seasoning of fresh tomato, basil and green peppercorns'.
Crispy baked snack made from lentil flour and potato starch, with sunflower oil and tomato, basil and green peppercorns seasoning.
Vegetarian Society APPROVED.
Lentil Flour (41%), Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil, Losalt (Potassium Chloride, Salt), Potato Maltodextrin, Dried Tomato, Dried Spirit Vinegar, Dried Onion, Green Peppercorns, Yeast Extract, Dried Garlic, Dried Basil, Citric Acid from Sugar Beet Molasses, Cayenne Pepper, Dried Parsley, Paprika Extract, Black Pepper, Basil Extract..
Free From Artificial Colour
Free From Artificial Flavours
Free From Gluten
Free From MSG (Glutamate)
Suitable for Vegans
Well there is nothing crisp like about them. They are a baked snack after all! The shape is like penne pasta (tubes) only a little smaller. They a light brown baked colour and have red seasoning on then and herbs which is basil and parsley. The bag is full to the brim which makes a nice change! There are lots of them. Taste wise they are ok. They never rocked my world though. They taste 'healthy' and they have a nice deep crunch to them.
For me however they were bland. I could taste tomato and herbs but it all was like it was watered down. They wernt salty enough either and halfway through the packet I actually got bored of them. There was no difference in flavours and some wernt more flavoured than others to give them a bit of a bite, no they were all bland. It's odd cos the snacks themselves actually do look flavoursome and have an Italian smell to them because of the herbs. For me they just missed the depth. If I hadn't of read the flavour on the packet I'm not entirely convinced I would've guessed the flavour.
Don't get me wrong they are not vile, probably great with a bottle of wine if your on a diet as they are not overpowering on the taste buds but just not for me. I would have liked them to be more flavoursome. These may be missing calories and fat content but I'd rather eat unhealthy stuff and less of it and eat something interesting! On the upside you can't taste lentils though!
Nutritional Information....Per Packet
Saturated Fat 0.3g
Mine were 45p a bag in Sainsbury's