Product Type: Intersnack Snacks
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Pom Bear Crisps
Member Name: cazkins
Pom Bear Crisps
Advantages: Tasty, not too high in fat/cals, light & not too filling, 'no nasties'
Disadvantages: May be a little boring for some
I have to admit that I only considered trying these a few months ago, despite having seen them in shops before. They may be somewhat boring for some, but I actually quite like these cute little bears, even if they are aimed at children!
Pom Bears come in red bags with a cartoon style bear in the middle and images of the crisp bears to either side of him, so they're easily recognisable. They can be found in most supermarkets, some discount stores and occasionally local / corner stores too. I remember these from years ago but as I've said, I've only more recently tried them. They stand out from the crisp crowd because of the unique teddy bear shape, so they're a big like Haribo bears but in potato format.
These are described as having a 'melt in the mouth taste' and are basically quite light potato crisps. They can be bought in the three traditional flavours: Original (plain), salt and vinegar, and cheese and onion. I tend to opt for original because, as my boyfriend likes to keep reminding me, I like my food bland and boring. Per 19g packet, the original version contains 97 calories and 5.4g of fat, which is about what I would expect from a crisp snack that's quite 'light'.
I say these are 'light' because, as you'll notice from the bag', they don't weigh much. Each teddy has quite a light texture that's crunchy but not hard because they have an almost aerated feel to them. This makes them easier on your mouth and teeth because you don't even need to lightly crunch them, you can let them melt in your mouth. I like that they're not too crunchy because they're still crisp and have a pleasant potato smell and yummy, more-ish taste. I've also tried Cheese and Onion and have found the flavouring to be just right, though I am still a big fan of the originals.
Pom Bears proudly tell us they contain 'no nasties, artificial colours or preservatives', are gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and are cooked in sunflower oil to make them a little 'healthier' with less saturated fat. If I had children, I'd opt for giving these as a crisp treat every now and again because they do seem a bit of a healthier option compared to some alternatives (ie. the ones with lots of salt, fat/cals, additives). The originals do come salted, but I don't find it to be too much and never really seem to find a pile of salt remains at the bottom, so there's just enough to bring out the potato taste.
All in all I would recommend these to children and adults alike. They made be quite plain and basic, but they're tasty and light, making a little treat that's not too filling.
6 x 19g sells for around £1.39 (Tesco) or can be found in Poundland
Summary: A light & tasty crisp snack shaped like a bear!