“ Brand: Quaker / Type: Crisps „
I am a big crisp fan. I know that they are not healthy for you, but they are just so tasty. I particularly like strong flavours. On a recent lunchtime visit to my convenience store, I noticed that Snack a Jacks were on offer at 39p for a large 26g packet of snacks. Strange really because although the bag is bigger it isn't any heavier than other crisps. The bag is pink in colour to represent prawn cocktail. The snack itself, unlike other crisps, is made from from rice and corn. Upon opening the packet, I got the distinct smell of prawn cocktail, although it wasn't over powering. The snacks are like other snack a jacks in that they are a roundish shape, and not smooth. I like sucking the flavour of my crisps, and these rice and corn snacks were no exception. The flavour was delicious and with only 2g of fat per bag (8%) I think these are a good alternative to crisps. However watch out for the salt content of 0.4g also. The snacks aren't sharp in anyway and would be suitable for young children. If I had any complaint it is that they are not very filling. But I guess you can't have healthy snacks, that do fill that hunger gap for too long. They are suitable for coelliacs and vegetarians. If you fancy reading any more about them, pop along to their website www.snackajacks.co.uk Copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk
Snack A Jacks are my saviou when I am on a Diet. They are actually pretty tasty for a Diet food, and quite filling as well. This flavour is relatively new to the Snack A Jack's family and came along when the Roast Chicken ones came out, which I think was the other year. These are available in 26g bag and cost about 50p. Asda is often good at selling 3 for £1, which they are doing now. The bag is alright looking. The usual larger bag with the bag about 75% full. The bag is a medium pink colour and has the Snack A Jacks logo on the front and a picture of a couple of them as well. Per bag these have 105 calories and 2g of fat, so certainly a bit better for you than a bag of Crisps, and as I mentioned these are pretty filling as well. These are circular in shape and are full of compacted bits of Rice. Anyway what about the taste? These are full of flavour and you can certainly taste the Prawn Cocktail in these. There is a slight pink-ish powder on these, and I always end up licking my fingers afterwards as they are so tasty. A nice snack, but you will have to like Prawn Cocktail, as it isn't a subtle taste like Skips, the flavouring is pretty full on. A great healthy snack and although not my favourite flavour, it is quite high up my list of them.
I have been eating Snack A Jacks for years and Prawn Cocktail flavour are my very favourite ones. I buy them regularly and have them probably twice a week now. A 26g pack generally costs around 48p in most supermarkets , a few pence more in Boots and Superdrug. A whole pack is 106 calories and 2.0g of fat. There does seem to be loads in a pack, although are quickly demolished. I prefer these to crisps when I am hungrier as they do fill me temporarily and taste great. Snack A Jacks a round disc shaped rice and corn snacks, with each disc being just a little bigger than a fifty pence piece. The tangy prawn cocktail flavour is stronger than then flavouring in other prawn cocktail flavoured snacks I have tried, such as KP Skips, of Walkers Prawn Cocktail. There is always loads of flavouring left in the bottom of the packet with these, which I love, I just dunk my finger in the sediment at the bottom! Overall, I love these and I will definitely buy them again. Unfortunately I have never seen them available in a multipack but they are regularly on offer at 5 for £2.00 or 3 for £1.20, which brings the price down by a few pennies.
---Intro--- Continuing my annoying habit of reviewing food whilst at work and particularly rice cakes, today I'm going to be reviewing the Sack a Jacks Prawn Cocktail flavour. This 26g bag was picked up at Tesco the other month in a 3 for £1.20 offer, and would last for another 7 months if I wasn't going to eat them now! ---Snack a Jacks--- Snack a Jacks are a range of rice cake snacks made by Quaker - visit www.snackajacks.co.uk to find out more about the range. ---The packaging--- The packet is predominantly pink, you can't miss it - since pink is usually the colour for prawn cocktail flavoured snacks, this isn't a surprise. There's a picture of the snacks on the pack, and then there's all of the nutritional info. Snack a Jacks are doing this competition thing (it seems to be a permanent thing) where they "turn must-haves into can-haves" and the 'must-have' on my packet is "Shoes from Aldo" (never heard of Aldo). ---The nutritional info--- The packet boasts that it contains 8% fat, which is more than some of the other flavours. My packet contains 106 calories, 0.7g sugars, 2g fat (0.2g saturates) and 0.4g salt. The main ingredients are Rice, maize (with germ removed) and prawn cocktail flavour which consists of lots of things (including lactose from milk, so check if you have intolerances). They are suitable for Coeliacs and Vegetarians. A full list of ingredients can be found here - http://www.snackajacks.co.uk/products/snacks-prawn-cocktail.aspx ---The eating experience--- It's snack time again (10am)...on opening the packet I get a whiff of prawn cocktail flavour - a good start! The 1.5 inch diameter rice snacks are yellowy orange in colour. First rice cake and the taste isn't bad, quite mild but definitely prawn cocktail. Second one, and I'm not actually so sure. It's got a bit of a strange aftertaste. In fact it's all a bit weird tasting. I absolutely love Skips, and quite enjoy Walkers Prawn Cocktail flavoured crisps, but these don't really taste like that at all. They have a certain tang when my tongue hits the rice cake, but then I would say that more than anything the taste is a bit dirty. Obviously they don't actually taste of prawns or indeed prawn cocktail, and although they do taste a bit like prawn cocktail flavoured crisps, they are somehow different. Unlike other snack a jacks I've had, a lot of these seem to be broken. Most likely this is due to me, but perhaps the prawn cocktail flavour is more breakable. Since I'm unlikely to be buying these again there is no way of knowing! ---Final Comments--- There were approximately 16 snacks in my pack (some quite broken though) and I managed to make my way through the pack although it took a while as I was interrupted by the phone. Thankfully they haven't left much of an aftertaste, or much of a mess on my fingers or desk at work. I can't say I really enjoyed the eating experience and will not be eating these again out of choice. If I want something prawn cocktail flavoured I'll stick to a packet of Skips. If I want a rice cake I'll stick with one of the flavours I prefer like the Cream and Chive flavour Snack a Jacks!