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Hula Hoops have been around for years and the other week whilst out shopping I saw a pack of seven packets of Cheese and Onion Hula Hoops on sale in Poundland for the princly sum of £1. Well I hadn't had any in years so I thought I'd bring back a bit of my childhood and give then a go.
What you get in the pack are seven 25g bags of Hula Hoops in green packaging just like that shown in the picture. The packet contains the usual nutritional information, ingredients, quality guarantee, etc and a little puzzle or fact about hula hoops, such as how many hula hoops would it take to go round the earth, or on my particular packet there's "Hoops & Ladders" a word game where you start with one word and then by just changing one letter you end up with another word.
The hoops themselves are made or reformed potato, they are very crucnchy, but to me sadly lacking in taste. They should taste of cheese and onion, but to me they don't, there is a bit of cheese and a hint of onion however this soon disappears once you really start to chew them. It's as if the taste has just been lightly sprinkled into the packet and as soon as it's inside your mouth it's gone. They sort of just turn into plain old original hula hoops, which I wasn't all that fond of to start with, hence my reason for buying the cheese and onion ones.
Sadly these didn't bring back any happy childhood memories, other than the fact that I didn't like hula hoops then and I'm still not too keen on them now.
I do enjoy the odd packet of crisps/savoury snacks and although I have my favourite flavours I am not that fussy. I recently purchased Hula Hoops multi pack and with my husband scoffing all of the salt and vinegar flavour it left me with the others including cheese and onion.
These cheese and onion flavoured hula hoops as stated were purchased in a multi pack containing 7 bags which I paid £1.00 for from my local Iceland store which I thought was really good value.
Hula Hoops are made by KP snacks and each individual packet is made from foil which is green in colour and contains 25g. On the front of the packet you can find some basic nutritional information, it also states that the Hula Hoops contain no artificial flavours or colours, no MSG and that they are made with 100% sunflower oil. On the back of the packet you can find more detailed information including ingredients listing, full nutritional information, allergy advice and that they are suitable for vegetarians. There is also a little fact on the back of the packet with this one being 'it would take 4 billion Hula Hoops to go around the world once' which I thought was a nice, quirky little bit of info.
No savoury snacks of these type tend to be very good for you so it is always suggested that they are eating in moderation and as part of a balanced diet. There is a section on the packet which give you a website address (www.123healthybalance.com<http://www.123healthybalance.com/>) for advice on how to keep healthy. Each 25g bag of the cheese and onion hula hoops contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 128
Protein - 0.9g
Fat - 6.6g
Fibre - 0.6g
Sodium - 0.2g
Hula Hoops as the name suggests are potato rings with these ones being coated in a cheese and onion flavouring. They are a nice golden colour, are very crunchy and have a good strong flavour which is evenly balanced between cheese and onion. Also what I love about hula hoops is reminding myself of being a child and placing one hoop on the end of each finger and biting them off! The only slight problem is that after eating them you may need a little breath freshener as the onion smell tends to linger.
Overall these are good a good quality savoury snack and one that I will continue to purchase.
KP Hula Hoops Cheese & Onion 7 Pack 150g