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Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourself Crispy Apple Chips

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      23.10.2006 18:10
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      a nautral healythish alternative to crisps

      I like to keep healthy and I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks to get me through the day. On a trip to Sainsburys I spotted their Be Good to Yourself Crispy Apple Chips and had to try them. I've had apple style crisp before. I really like Tyrells apple crisps, especially the cinnamon flavoured ones. So how would these compare?

      The chips are made from dehydrated Fuji apples and sulphate. They are healthier than potato crisps. For starters half of the 60 gram pack counts as a serving of fruit. This sounds ideal for those who are not keen on fresh fruit and vegetables. They also have far less fat and salt (two of the three demons of the modern food industry). There are only 0.4 grams of salt in a sixty gram bag and 1.8 grams of fat. This is a lot less than so called healthy snacks such as Snack a jacks that advertise less than 10% fat. However being dried fruit they contain a whopping amount of sugar (50.4 grams to be precise). Luckily they are perhaps better for you than crisps with 212 calories per 60 gram bag.

      These are the benefits but are they actually nice? On examination the chips are chunky ribbons of apples circles three or four millimetres thick, which is much thicker than I expected as the Tyrells ones are wafer thin. They are a lovely light golden colour. They remind me of a more rigid version of those foam like dried apple rings you get in health food shops, either that or very chunky Quavers. . They are not very aromatic at all. There is just a little hint of apple in my bag rather than a full on smell. I'm not sure what to expect but brace myself and try a mouthful. On first munch they have a nice crunchy crisp texture, then they get more chewy and a wee bit claggy. I am not so sure I liked the texture of the thicker ones when chewing them. The flavour is of apples but it is a natural understated apple taste you would get from apple puree or stewed apples rather than a sharp crisps taste. They have just the right amount of sweetness for me due to all the sugars being natural rather than sweeteners or sugars being added.

      I am really undecided about these snacks as were the rest of the office when I asked them to try them. Some just felt apple chips were not right due to us being so used to potato crisps. I quite liked the natural subtle flavour of the chips but I really was not sure on the texture at all. They are also quit expensive. I am no quite sure how much I paid for them but the website has them at 99 pence. I might buy them again I might not.

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