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      24.11.2013 14:55
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      Love 'em

      Skips!! Mmm one of my favourite brand of crisps since childhood. For those of you who don't know, Skips are little melt-in-your-mouth snacks. They are a yellow colour and remind me of like a flower shape (like the petals on your flowers you used to draw as a kid).

      They have a very strong prawn cocktail smell which instantly hits you as soon as you open the packet. The crisps are very full flavoured which I love as I can't bear crisps which lack flavour. They melt on your tongue instantly creating a small fizz.

      I find these crisps to be incredibly more-ish. They are very popular and so are great to add to buffets. They are very light and so I don't find them to be filling at all...which means that sometimes I do have to have more than one packet of them. Oh well there is less than 100 calories per pack.

      One thing which I don't like about these is that they are very artificial and that is the only thing which puts me off them as I think that they are packed with chemicals. I still love them though but only have them as an occasional treat.

      I would definitely recommend this crisps!

      Thanks for reading!
      November 2013
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      24.11.2013 13:37
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      tastty prawn cocktail snack

      I started off reviewing my laptop and headphones, now all I can think of is Skips ! I take bags of these with Twiglets, Cheese puffs and Monster Munch or Battenburg cake to birthday party's as the food I am asked to bring. They get eaten by the children, me and thrown on the floor normally.

      I also buy them for myself, as I like snack while I watch films, and I watch a lot of films.
      You can buy 12 packs for £3.10 or 2 multipacks for £5 in Sainsburys or 6 for £1.7 or 2 multipacks for £3.

      They only have 82 calories per pack, which doesn't sound to bad to me.

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      I normally buy a bag of 6 at a time if it's cheaper. They are good quality crisps and a bit different to other crisps in the same way Frazzles are, which are another one I like.

      When it comes to eating them, if it it at a family function then they tent to go in a bowl, and a few packets will get emptied in and then they start to get eaten almost straight away.

      If I am on my own, I open a pack, and finish them with a few minutes. This is good evidence of how tasty they are. They melt in your mouth If you leave them in there long enough, and are even tastier. I am in the habit of putting two or three Skips in at a time, and crunching them.

      The have a prawn cocktail flavour, I think that is the official flavour. They remind me of Walkers Quavers in the way they melt straight away, but I prefer Skips. They have a better taste and texture, not that I am an expert !

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      23.03.2012 23:38
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      A great tangy snack

      Unfortunately I have had terrible toothache for quite some time now; it has got so bad over the last few days that I cant eat properly and have to try to eat softer foods! This is where Skips come in!

      I have always liked them, and usually get them for my son and daughter. They were on offer recently, I think it was in Iceland; 18 bags for around £2 which is incredibly good value!

      When I realised the other day that I as having problems eating, I was hunting around for foods that would be easy to eat. Then I remembered I had skips. Skips have a lovely tangy flavour, but are also sweet . They are actually full of flavour. They are a strange snack and are shaped a bit like a flower or petal. They melt in your mouth like no other corn type snack and its then that you really get the taste. These are ideal for me at the moment, because they are not that crunchy, and there is no chance of getting them stuck in my teeth or causing me even more pain!

      Ingredients
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      Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil (29%), Maize Flour, Prawn Cocktail flavour (Natural flavourings, Citric Acid, Corn Flour, Dried Onion, Dried Cream, Dried Tomato, Dried Skimmed Milk, Potassium Chloride), Rice Protein, Sugar, Salt, Colour (Paprika Extract)

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      Great news here......only 82 Kcals per packet of Skips.

      Skips contain no artificial colours or flavours. Skips are made with 100% Sunflower Oil and have no MSG.

      Skips are a really good snack; lo in calories and tasty; worthy of 4 Dooyoo stars in my opinion.

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      Skips contain Milk and may contain Egg, Soya, Gluten, Mustard.

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        15.03.2012 23:36
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        Yummy!

        I adore crisps and can quite easily sit and eat 3-4 bags in one sitting. Of course that isn't a particulary healthy thing to do, especially when you eat them with a whole heap of bread and butter like I do in one sitting instead of eating a well balanced meal.

        So the other day I was pleased when my mate had been shopping and bought me a bag of these as I hadn't had them in years so I was pleased to see them and remember I used to love them way back when I was a kid!

        The Packaging:

        My mate got me a large grab bag size and they come in a bright yellow and red foil bag and on the front of the back we are told thAt they are Skips 'Tingy Prawn Cocktail Flavour' and that they are of course a grab bag and that they have no artifiical colours or flavours in them and with no MSG and are made from 100% sunflower oil and there is an at a glance nutritonal chart shown. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice is given along with a full nutritional chart, the size is stated which is 40g in this case and contact details for KP Snacks (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough, brightly coloured packaging this is and its informative enough.

        The Snacks:

        Well these skips are a maize based snack so not really crisps as they contain no potato. I love these little round, slightly fluted at the edges melt in the mouth snacks that do have a slight tomatoey/prawn and a little bit salty snacks. They are flavoursome, crispy, do melt and are totally tasty with a nice light prawn taste to them and they are as great as I remember!

        Nutritional Information Per 20g Serving Contains:

        Calories: 106
        Sugars: 1.5g
        Fat: 6.0g
        Saturates: 0.6g
        Salt: 0.5g

        Available in all good supermarkets etc and in different sizes too.

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          12.06.2011 14:06
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          An old school flavour which still kicks it today

          KP Skips are one of the oddest crisps i've ever tasted, they are Prawn Cocktail flavour and the crisp melts in your mouth, which is an odd sensation, place one on your tongue for a few moments and it begins to melt, which is odd to the extreme.

          They are odd and the closest food I could associate them too are Chinese prawn crackers, made from Tapioca they fizz and dissolve on your tongue rather than requiring a crunchy bite.

          Available in all good supermarkets, I mostly associate these with the Co-Op as it was one of the few crisp types my Nan would buy there. They are available in single packs for 30p or in 6 packs, prices can vary but in Iceland you can easily get a 6 pack for £1. You can also buy 10 packs and 18 packs from Iceland, Tesco and other decent supermarkets, generally a 10 pack will set you back anything up to £2.49 (Although Tesco and Sainsbury both currently have 2 for 1 offers on such packs meaning you can get 20 packs for this price) and an 18 pack anything up to £2.99 depending on where you shop. We generally go for the 6 pack for convenience.

          Skips are quite healthy crisps they contain less than 100 calories and are made without artificial sweeteners using Sunflower oil, however I would say that they are also one of the least satisfying snacks you can eat, the bags are 17g but one bag is not nearly enough as a filling snack they dissolve easily and aren't substantial at all, therefore you would need 2 or 3 packs to fill up even slightly in comparison to other crisps.

          The flavour is very strong and I was shocked to find a lack of artificial flavourings in these crisps as they are the most authentic prawn cocktail flavoured crisps available, they have a strong aftertaste, little smell but a powerful kick before they dissolve. KP have brought out other flavours including bacon and cheesy but we really have little interest in these. Despite the crisps being maize flour with tapioca starch the packets warn that they may contain gluten so Coeliacs should be careful, even if it is likely to only be traces it could cause a reaction.

          The crisps come in the familiar yellow pack with the pink Skips logo, they feel old school and they taste old school, they aren't sophisticated, they aren't as substantial as prawn crackers, but as a slightly healthier lunchbox option, especially for kids, these aren't a bad idea.

          Ingredients:

          (Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil (29%), Maize Flour, Prawn Cocktail Flavour (Acidity Regulator (Sodium Diacetate), Dried Tomato, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Onion, Citric Acid, Flavourings, Yeast Extract, Potassium Chloride), Rice Protein, Sugar, Salt, Colour (Paprika Extract)).

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            16.11.2010 22:22
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            a con on the calorie front

            I like crisp, a lot, so whilst in my local shop tonight I found myself down the crisp aisle. I decided I didn't want my normal plain crisp but something a bit more tasty. So when I noticed that the skips were on offer at 2 bags for only 60p I decided they were the ones.

            These can be easily spotted amongst the other crisp, the packet is yellow with skips written across the middle in red then in smaller red letters the words prawn cocktail. Underneath that something I have never noticed before, it says fizzy melty snacks - which is so true.

            Once the packet is opened the strong fishy smell hits you which is a bit off putting. The shape of the crisp are like a shell with thin lines from the centre of the crisp to the edge.

            As soon as you put one of these in your mouth it starts to melt on your tongue and fizz a little (Not as much as space dust used to. Do they even still make that?). So you don't have to actually bite and chew these, they really do melt which means there isn't a lot left to chew. The prawn cocktail taste isn't as strong as it is in a normal bag of prawn cocktail crisp, it is just a nice subtle taste.

            A bag of skips is a lot lower in calories than a normal bag of crisp but it doesn't say how many grams are in a bag of skips. So as there is 531 calories per 100g and 90 calories per bag, each bag of skips is only about 17g - now that to me is a small bag and now I feel cheated that there is so little in the bag. In fact it is no wonder they don't leave you as satisfied as a proper size bag.

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              25.08.2010 20:35
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              Good price and value for money snack.

              On a recent shopping visit to Sainsbury's I bought a multi pack of these crisps for my grandchildren as they are a nice little snack for them to eat and for myself, they are a softer snack for my younger grandchildren and I buy them on a regular basis because we all love them.

              For a pack of 10 they were priced at £2.49 and each individual packet is 17g and there are just the right amount in them to fill my grandchildren, they are a curved shape, very light and extremely easy to swallow for younger children, as they just melt into the mouth.

              The texture of these is a soft one and the flavour is tasted immediately it is placed into the mouth, it is not too strong a taste, it is quite mild but very pleasant, it is not too heavy a snack, so can be eaten in between meals without spoiling your appetite, which is good for my grandchildren as they only have snacks when they visit us or other family relatives, as they have a very healthy lifestyle.

              These are made with 100% Sunflower Oil and they contain 50% less saturated fat, to make them a healthy snack for children and adults, they are also 75% less saturated fats in them, than there were in 2005, which is excellent for my grandchildren's lifestyle and for myself to eat.

              I love snacks and I have a big appetite and I love to eat these in the evenings for a snack and I take them to work for my snacks and lunch, they are ideal for picnics and school packed lunches too, also for parties or BBQs.

              They also contain no artificial colours or flavour and for a 17g bag they contain, 89 calories, 5.0g of fat and 0.2g of fibre.

              They are available in individual packets but the bags are slightly bigger at 18g and I often buy those from garages or my local shop if I am on the go and I am looking for a quick snack and I usually pay around 40p for a bag and so the multi pack is much better value for money for myself and my family.

              These are a fabulous snack with a very good taste, extremely good quality and well worth every penny and they are very moorish.

              I rate them 5 stars.

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                15.08.2010 22:03
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                Nice alternative to traditional crisps

                I enjoy eating crisps of all types and although I have my real favourites it is good and makes a nice change to try different varieties. I love many flavours from your standard Walkers range, Doritos and Quavers and every now and again I will purchase a bag of Skips. I suppose Skips would be described as a snack really as they are not made from potato like other crisps but instead maize flour, tapioca starch and sunflower oil.

                I usually buy them as individual packets for between forty and fifty pence but on the Tesco website you can pick up a multipack of six for £1.38 or a ten pack for £2.49, obviously when you do this the cost per bag is significantly reduced. The design of the packaging is fairly recognisable with the yellow background and the red logo and text, Skip packets do stand out on the shelf.

                When it comes to nutritional information these are not too bad as far as snacks go, for a start they contain no artificial colours or flavourings. Each packet has only 89 calories and 6g of fat which when compared with other products of this kind is very competitive.

                Unlike standard crisps each Skip is quite soft and is a bit dome shaped if you follow what I mean, you definitely will if you have seen or eaten these before. They are a pale yellow colour with a very feint red stripe cross sectioning each one which I assume contributes the prawn cocktail flavour and taste. I f you take time to eat them as you place them on your tongue they will fizz and melt and stick to it a little which is interesting. I like the flavour and I think the texture makes them nice to eat.

                They are perfect to eat with your lunch maybe if you are having sandwiches, throwing in to a large bowl at parties and children will like the fact that they fizz in your mouth.

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                  19.05.2010 13:06
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                  highly recommend overall

                  KP skips are a corn snack, originally in prawn cocktail flavour. They are made by United Biscuits (one of the major multinational food companies) and marketed by KP under licence from a Japanese company. Originally marketed in 1974 (as shrimp flavour!) they have proven extremely popular, and the range now also includes bacon and cheese flavours (sold as part of multipacks). Expect to pay around 40p for an individual packet and £2.20 for a variety 10 pack.

                  Skips are sold in distinctive yellow packaging, with the word 'Skips' written in red and surrounded by a flower shape which mimics the shape of the individual crisps. The packaging also now carries the tagline '50% less saturated fat'. They should be stored in cool dry conditions and should stay in date for at least a couple of months.

                  Per bag, the prawn cocktail flavour are 89 calories, with 1.5 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat (of which 0.5 grams is saturated). This compares very favourably with other crisps and snacks. They are suitable for vegetarians and have no artificial colours or flavours, and are also now made with 100% sunflower oil. If you are looking for a reasonably healthy treat, these would be a good option.

                  I find skips have a really strange texture and strong taste but are also oddly enjoyable. They are not greasy and when eaten, after an initial crispness, they melt while fizzing on the tongue. The flavouring is strong and somewhat synthetic (as is the smell when the packet is opened) and won't be to everyone's taste, but if you like direct flavours these could well be for you.

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                    05.05.2010 20:58
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                    Great tasting crisps

                    I used to eat skips all the time when I was younger, but when I was in tesco the other week doing my weekly shop, I saw these skips and decided to try them again, I haven't had them in years! The packet looked exactly the same as it did years ago, bright yellow with the name written in red. The colours grab your attention on the shelves, but I don't think they need the bright packaging to attract people to buy them because they are so different and no other crisps are like them, they rely on people already having heard of the brand.

                    I bought these skips for £1.14 for a pack of 10, this was with a half price offer on, they are usually £2.30, but you can get a pack of 6 for £1.16, so they are not expensive crisps. I bought these in prawn cocktail, but you can also get them in bacon or cheese flavour.

                    Skips are flower shaped crisps, which have a strong prawn cocktail flavour, which isn't too much, but they are definitely not bland. When you put them in your mouth, they are not like normal crisps! You cant really bite them, because before you get a chance to, they dissolve on your tongue and go soft. This is such a strange feeling, I have never had a crisp like it! They dissolve so quickly on your tongue, these do not take long to munch through a bag!

                    These crisps are so light, they hardly fill you up at all. I always thought of crisps of being bad for you, but you will be surprised to hear that a bag of skips only contain 89 calories! This is nothing at all, so you don't need to feel bad at all eating these crisps!

                    Skips are made with 100% sunflower oil, and they claim to have 50% less saturated fat than they did 4 years ago. They contain no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for vegetarians.

                    I highly recommend these skips, as they are a great snack that you don't need to feel guilty about having!

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                      28.04.2010 14:50
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                      Yummy, scrummy...in my tummy!

                      When it comes to crisps, there are some that will always trigger nostalgic memories. Who else here remembers Scampi Fries? Salt And Shake and their short-lived siblings, Flavour And Shake? And then there are Frazzles, Monster Munch and, of course, Space Raiders!

                      But the daddy of them all has to be Skips! Allegedly Prawn Cocktail flavoured shells, the crisps have a special formula that no other crisp gets quite right that enables them to fizz and melt on your tongue. Achieving the just the right balance in flavour and taste, Skips are a firm favourite that we all remember as children and which are still going strong today!

                      Did you know they are made from Tapioca Starch? No, neither did I. But what I do know is that there is something about Skips that will always make them stand out as different from anything else available on the market and which makes them unique! Maybe it is just that "je ne sa quoi" that you get with all your favourite snacks? That unknown sensation of satisfied pleasure that accompanies every packet that you open? Who knows? One thing is for sure, these are very more-ish and, in a time when so many food products are being newly improved or modified in some way to make them (not always) better, Skips are a constant that taste exactly the same now as they did when you were ten!

                      And you know what they say....if a thing ain't broke, then don't try to fix it!

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                        23.03.2010 20:25
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                        Fun not food?

                        When I moved to England when I was six, I remember one of the first crisps I ate was skips... there was something addictive about its taste...

                        ~~~PACKAGING~~~
                        Skips are packaged as normal crisps in plastic foil packets, and comes in multipacks as well as on their own. They are recognised by the yellow packaging and red text.

                        ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
                        Skips I always found to be flower shaped, or others call it parachute shaped... I am yet to find what technical shape they are, but they are definitely one of the most original shaped crisps out there...

                        They are powdery on the surface- so much flavouring- and are crunchy when bitten. The texture reminds me of prawn crackers... whilst the taste- how should I begin? It has a slight zingy flavour amidst saltiness and sour-vinegary flavours... I never made out what exact flavour it was, but it was addictive and nice to eat...

                        I think the best part about Skips is that when you putt it on your tongue, it fizzes and starts to dissolve (for a lack of words), which is a real special eating experience other crisps don't provide...

                        Now though, I have gone off them as they just don't really appeal- although I would have the odd packet very occasionally just to relive that childhood experience.

                        ~~~PRICE~~~
                        They cost around £2 for a multipack in most supermarkets, but can also be bought individually.

                        ~~~OVERALL~~~
                        I think Skips is a well established brand of crisps that not only provide the crunch, but the fizz when it is in your mouth- it is truly a strange dissolving feeling that is interesting... Eating Skips is fun and that is why I liked it so much when I was younger...

                        The flavouring is odd and ranges from salty to sour and everything in between- a weird mix that I am to this day unable to describe- nonetheless is extremely addictive!!!

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                        23.03.2010 20:12
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                        a nice, guilt free snack

                        KP Skips...............

                        Skips have been around for as long as I personally can remember and have always been a top choice of mine. I have recently purchased a multi packet from Tesco's for the first time in a long while and I had almost forgotten how nice they actually are.


                        I paid £1.14p for 10 bags which I think was on a half price offer as this is a pretty good price for 10 bags of anything. I think they are usually round 40p if you choose to buy them singularly.

                        Not only are Skips tasty but they are also a snack that is fairly low in both calories and fat which is another reason I steered towards buying them in this weeks shopping.

                        Skips for anyone who doesn't know are a flower shaped crisp type snack. They are a very mild prawn cocktail flavour and for me the flavour is spot on as they are very mild in the fishy flavour of prawns. They have a slight pinky tinge to them which doesn't really portray how little they actually taste of the flavouring.

                        Skips are light and fluffy on the tongue and don't need much chewing as they seem to just melt in the mouth. Both the flavour and the texture work well together and taste unlike anything else I have eaten and are very delicious.

                        Skips used to do some great adverts back in the day and their main gimmick is the fact that they fizz and literally melt on the tongue. This only works however if you eat them slow enough to let them do this as personally I will often scoff the bag in 1 minute flat!

                        Skips are also a wise choice because they contain no artificial colours, flavours and no MSG. They are so low in fat as they are made with 100% sunflower oil. Per bag there is only 82 calories and a mere 0.4 grams of saturated fat! Pretty good but I can say that they far from fill me up and I could probably eat a good 5 bags before I start to feel like a small hole has been filled.

                        All in all I think these are a tasty snack that are not too bad for you. They are not something to fill you up but for the cheap price you can often get them at they are well worth eating!

                        I think a good score of 4 out of 5 stars and a recommendation!

                        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

                        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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                          16.03.2010 21:17
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                          a favourite snack

                          Skips are part of the KP Range. Of course KP have been well known producers of snacks including their famous nuts which have been around for over 50 years. They are available not only in this Prawn Cocktail flavour but in Sizzling Bacon and Utterly Cheesy varieties too although I haven't personally tasted these are they are quite difficult to find, and I have heard not nearly as nice as these originals.

                          Skips have to be one of the biggest memories of my childhood they are simply great me and my brother use to have hours of fun putting these fantastic little crisps on our tongues and getting that tingling sensation as the crisp stated to fizz and melt right in front of your eyes, this is something however I've never quite managed to get my head around, and on thinking on it in some detail it is probably due to some nasty chemical so maybe it is best to leave that part of the crisp well alone.

                          Instead let me move on to the taste which I must say is amazing prawn and cocktail has never been quite the same after having one of these crisps and I could never quite go back to eating regular walker's prawn and cocktail.

                          In all a great little crisp that will be a favourite of mine forever and a snack that I will never be able to truly resist.

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                          14.03.2010 08:27
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                          A light snack for someone who isnt hungry!

                          As a kid I used to be one of the fattest in school, forever eating crisps, so I remember these well. Well since my school days, I haven't really touched crisps, but I had a pack of these the other day, and they brought back a few memories.

                          They have progressed on a bit these days, and come in a foil packet as you would expect from any sort of crisps these days. For those not familiar with skips, they are circular shaped maize crisps, with a prawn cocktail flavouring., I think you can get other flavours too now, but the original are prawn cocktail, which is surprisingly nice. The flavour is quite subtle unlike a lot of prawn cocktail crisps have tried before.

                          The crisps are vey light, and they only contain 90mclaories per bag, which is very good considering o are eating crisps. Skips are almost like Cadburys crème eggs in the sense-'How do you eat yours' . Some people like to bite and crunch on the skips as they put them in the mouth, others like to let them melt, which they do very quickly once in the mouth.

                          I must say that overall, they still taste great, and make a nice treat, or even a low fat snack you can give your children, but I would have to question why you would really but these in the first place., Afterall, surely you buy a bag of crisps because you are hungry and want to fil up? Well with these crisps, they certainly wont satisfy your hunger as they are so light. They are almost like eating air, so you might be better to buy something more substantial if you want to have a filling snack that will keep you going.

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                          Prawn cocktail corn snacks.