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      12.03.2009 13:23
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      Disappointing

      I purchased a multipack of these cheese and onion 'Limbo's as my daughter had asked for some low fat snacks she could take into college with her and from the description they seemed to be just the ticket. They come in a multipack of '5' and the outer pack is basically a larger version of the smaller packs inside, they cost £1.69 (from Tesco) which works out at about 34p per pack which is reletively expensive for a multipack snack. The green pack stands out with the 'Ryvita' logo in the top left hand corner and 'limbos' emblazed across the middle in huge lettering. There is a picture of the snack itself which looks tube like, but is a little misleading to be honest as you will see. There is also a large notice pointing out that they are only 3% fat, wholegrain and 63 calories. The bottom of the pack also contains the basic nutritional information giving percentages based on adult GDA's. The back of the pack contains a rundown again of the basic info of, 3% fat, 63 calories, 82% wholegrain, No artificial colour or preservatives and good source of fibre. There is also the ingredients list, more detailed nutritional information based on pack and 100g servings as well as customer service information including phone, website and full address. There are food warnings on the back as follows; *Trehalose (one of the ingredients) is a source of glucose CONTAINS: Wheat, Milk. May contain traces of sesame seeds and soya. Suitable for vegetarians The individual packs themselves are very light at only 18g each, although when you feel the contents it does feel pretty full and as substantial as any similar snack. The pack shape and size looks just like any other bag of crisps/snacks that you would find on the shelf in a shop, so they are clearly aiming at that market. On opening the pack there is no really distictive aroma, although you can pick up the smell of onion and maybe a hint of cheese, although that may be a sort of placebo effect as you know it should smell of those because other than that it is difficult to describe the smell at all. The snack itself looks like squashed tubes, which is where i feel that the front of the pack is a little misleading as it is difficult to tell that from the photo. They are quite crispy and sort of melt in you mouth while chewing, but the overall texture is that of crispy cardboard, so if there were no flavour at all you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between eating these or chewing on a box. Speaking of flavour, here is the biggest let down of all as although there is a lot of it there, it is massively out of balance. I am quite a big fan of the classic "cheese & onion" flavour but this one leans so hard towards the onion that the cheese is barely detectable at all. The onion flavour overpowers everything and literally gets up your nose after eating even a few of these, but on top of that they are also quite sickly sweet with it too. I gave them a chance, but i only made it through a third of the pack before i had to give up and throw them away. Overall i would say that these were a big disappointment from a brand that in general has a good track record in the low fat snack market

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        06.02.2009 15:15
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        I absolutely hate Ryvita's. They look like bits of cardboard and taste like gritty bits of cardboard, so what are these and how can I review them. Surely if I don't like Ryvita, then how can I write about them? I found these in the Crisp aisle. Being back on my diet and loving Crisps I was looking at the healthy low fat range and a multipack of these cost £1.99 for 6 bags. Bit pricey I thought, so I didn't buy them. Last week I saw in Tesco they were on offer for £1. That's more like it I thought and I bought a pack. The only 2 flavours i've seen in these oddly enough is Smokey Bacon and Cheese and Onion. You only get the 6 bags the same, so perhaps in the future they may mix the flavours or introduct more. The packaging is just the standard kind for a bag of Crisps. There is the Ryvita branding up the top corner and the writing is in blue and purple against the green background of the pack. Nutritional wise these have 63 calories 1.4g sugars 0.3g fat 0.1g saturates 1.4g fibre 0.4g salt So these are pretty good for you in the grand scheme of things. So what are they exactly? They are knobbly bit of crispy pieces. They are full of flavour and more tasty than I expected. Yes they may not be my most favourite snack in the world and I probably wouldn't eat these if I wasn't on a diet, but they are better than I expected. Give them a try, you may be surprised.

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          22.01.2009 10:49
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          a less than average healthy snack

          One of my colleagues told me about Ryvita Limbos the other day so when I saw them on a half price offer, I decided to try them. They usually retail at £1.20 for six packets, but I managed to get mine for 65p for the same amount. They are made by Ryvita, and advertised as the new healthy snack which contains only 63 calories per bag. This is an impressive amount for a packet of crisps so I was quite excited to try them. Being this low in calories, they are obviously baked instead of fried and upon looking at the packet I saw that they only contained 3% fat which is not that bad in comparison to other crisps. With my packet being the cheese and onion flavour, the colouring of the packaging was a bright pea green. I think it is a bit overstated. Let's just say you won't be able to miss them on the supermarket shelves. Personally it's not to my taste, but what's inside the packet is more important to what is on the outside. Each packet is a standard size compared to a packet of crisps, but I was disappointed when I opened the packet to find each one I ate, less than half full with content. I know they are keeping the calorie and fat content down, but to do this by keeping the actual content down is a bit of a con. The crisps look like a squashed French fry crisps. They are long and thin, but have a dark tinge on them which I assume is them being made from whole-wheat rather than the usual potato product. The crisps are easily broken so when I say long, sometimes they will be very short if the packet has gone up against some rough handling. They don't look very appealing on first glance, but healthy snacks rarely do, so I was going to let the taste rule the roost for me. Gingerly I stuck my nose into the packet. I got a strong whiff of Ryvita covered over with an onion smell. There wasn't a lot of cheese happening in my senses at that time. Taste wise, they were a lot more onion than cheese, in fact they don't taste anything like cheese and onion flavoured crisps that I have eaten in the past. There is a strong taste of Ryvita coming through, but then I think that is to be expected as they are a Ryvita snack. Overall I won't be buying these in the future; the taste is too synthetic and fake for me to be able to enjoy them. I didn't find they filled me up or even took away the hunger pangs when I ate them. Being a healthy snack they will be good for those of you watching your diet, but don't expect them to do wonders for you, unless you love the taste of Ryvita with onion on them.

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          09.01.2009 18:20
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          great low calorie snack

          Ryvita Limbos are a new baked crispy snack. After all the over indulgence over the festive period and a holiday in the sun looming when I saw these on special offer in the supermarket I thought I would give them a try. The flavour I tried was cheese and onion. They are packaged in a multipack which contains 5 packets. The packet is green in colour and has Limbos written on the front in large letters. There is also a small picture showing you what the snack looks like. When you first open a pack of the Limbos there is a waft of the cheese and onion flavour. The Limbos themselves are small strips of a similar consistency of normal Ryvita. Also do to the size of the Limbos you get loads of them in a packet. This makes you think you are getting a very good snack for the small calorie content. The flavour of the cheese and onion is very pleasant. I was very surprised at how nice these snacks were. Even my daughter likes them. They are not as dry or hard as I imagined they would be. I am very happy to eat a bag of these in place of usual crisps. The great thing is that they are made of ingredients which are wholegrain. Each bag contains only 63 calories and contains 18 grams of the product. Perfect for when you are watching your weight. The snacks only contain 3 percent fat. They are made from wholegrain. They do not contain any artificial colours or preservatives. They are a great price at the moment and on special offer in the supermarket for £1 a multipack. They also do other flavours which I am keen to try.

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            07.01.2009 20:13
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            Wont ever replace the good old crisp but good as a healthier option

            Ryvita Limbos - cheese and onion flavour - Irresistible baked crispy snacks -Wholegrain goodness - Only 3 % fat and 63 calories per bag ....... Do they have your attention yet? Who wouldnt give them a go? As with so many of us I feel that I have overdone it this christmas and have the new year 'urge' to loose a few pounds! This in my case is easier said than done especially as Ive allowed myself to eat pretty much anything ive fancied for the past 3/4 weeks. When I saw these on offer on an end aisle display at my local supermarket I thought that they were the answer to my new years resolution!When I fancied something naughty I would reach for these and fool my brain that I was eating unhealthily On opening the bag you are hit by quite a powerful cheesy smell but pop one of the short 'twiglet' type snacks in your mouth and theyre just not as strong as they smell. They are crunchy and moorish but one of the only reasons that they are only 63 calories is the small amount! At only 18g there arent too many to a packet. ... Still my brain thinks that Im eating crisps which is good but my stomach is not convinced and I scoff two packets in one go! I guess that it would be better obviously when dieting to cut out all snacks but if like me you need to wean yourself off them slowly then Id give these a go - At only 3% fat, 63 calories per pack, 82% wholegrain, no artificial colours or preservatives and a good source of fibre theyre not all that bad are they? Nutritional value per 100g : 352 kcal 12.1g protein 69.1g carbohydrate of which 9.6g sugar 3.0g fat of which 1.1g saturate 9.3g fibre 0.5g sodium Ive only tried this flavour and would definately buy them again but will also try other flavours.

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              15.11.2008 01:18

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              more flavour to savour

              I am writing to say that after enjoying your ryvita minis (all flavours) my wife and myself looked foward to trying your new Limbo's the first flavour we tried was smokey bacon which were very nice indeed what a difference the cheese and onion turned out to be . To say that they were bland and tasted nothing like cheese and onion was an understatement so as you can imagine we were more than disappointed maybe it was a faulty batch but I can't imagine that with the quality of your other products that this is the case please could you improve on the flavours in the cheese and onion so that we can continue to enjoy what has been up until now a brilliant range of crispbreads and snacks this would be good plus maybe a mature cheese flavour for the more mature person maybe even a woschester sauce wuold be nice

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              15.10.2008 17:23
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              Only recommended to dieters

              Another diet product. As fond as I am of fruit, sometimes crisps are what I want to snack on. Over the last few years Ryvita seem to have expanded enormously, into a wide variety of types and flavours of crackers, and now into the realms of diet crisps. Or should I say 'snacks', as these are made of wholegrain wheatflour rather than potato. At 82% wholegrain (baked rather than fried), with only 3% fat and 63 calories per pack, these look like a great healthier option to crisps. New Ryvita Limbos are sold in packs of 5 and currently cost £1.69 in Tesco. They are also available in Smoky Bacon and Salt and Vinegar flavour, but I chose Cheese and Onion - it might sound strange but this is my least favourite flavour - I wanted to like them, but not so much that they wouldn't last long! Funny name. The first thing I thought of was being in Limbo - hmmmme, not a very positive connotation. Then I fell in with the marketing idea (duh!) Limbo - how low can you go? Referring to the low fat, and calories, of course, when compared to Limbo dancing. (Perhaps we'll all be as skinny as a Limbo Pole.) Hilarious. Well, ok, it is a very clever idea, but I'm still not so sure, Low-ness may be good in terms of fat and calories, but also suggests how low you'd stoop?I'm not sure that I'm convinced that it is a positive image, but the name is certainly memorable! Each pack contains Calories 63 3%, Sugars 1.7g 2%, Fat 0.5g 1%, Saturates 0.2g 1%, Fibre 1.7g 7%, Salt 0.2g 3% of an adult's guideline daily amount. On opening the packet I was struck by the synthetic smelling cheese and onion flavour, it smelt quite sweet and very artificial, there was also a more wholesome smell of the cereal. Looking at the ingredients list, "cheese and onion flavour" is specified, with no clues as to what that is made of (chees and onion? Surely not.). The other thing that I noticed was that the pack was only a third full, I'm sure that is so that the Limbos don't feel claustrophobic. The pack contains 18g (compared with a more usual 25g for crisps). The snacks themselves look a bit like Twiglets but flatter and more uniform, not bobbly. They are satisfyingly crunchy. Taste-wise I wasn't too impressed, and wished that I had gone for Smoky Bacon instead. Synthetic tasting, I thought, like chewy crunchy cardboard... then I noticed that I had complained my way to the bottom of the bag, which is just what has happened whilst I've been writing this review, too.

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