“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Snacks „
I nipped into my local Sainsburys the other day to pick up something for my lunch. As I am on a health kick at the moment and trying to cut down on fatty foods, I headed straight to the crispbread section. These were just next to them and jumped out at me as they were on offer of 5 for £1.50 (normally 36p a bag). I thought I would give them a try as I am a big (or was a big crisp lover. The packaging is nice and bright and attractive and gives all the nutrional inofmation on the front. It says they contain 30 % less. Each 25g bag provides... 93 calories, fat is 1.5g, and saturated fat is 0.2g. They are also described as "mild" flavour and suitable for vegetarians. The great thing as well is that on the back of the packet - it tells you how many "points" they are valued at on the weightwatchers plan. These are a soya and potato snack with the main ingrediant being soya flour. When I tasted these - I half expected them to be similar to some other "low fat" soya products. I was pleasantly surprised! They were lovely and crunchy and the Thai sweet chilli really comes through although I do find them a little hot for me. There are plenty in the bag too as again you often find there are very little in a bag of low fat crisps and you end up wanting another packet. They tasted very similar to crisps which again can fool the brain (and stomach) into believeing you are still eating your favourite bag of crisps! They do contain milk, white gluten and soya - so they may not be suitable if you have an allergy or are lactose intolerant. I loved these though and keep them stocked up at home and work. Delicious with a sandwich or salad or just as a snack.
I have been on something of a health kick lately and have been stocking up on some nice snacks for when I have some cravings and I just can't get rid of the urge. These snacks come in 25 gram packets and each one costs 36p or you can buy 5 for £1.50 on a regular special offer in Sainsburys stores. The packaging is just your standard crisp packet and it's in the familiar green & yellow colours of the 'Be Good To Yourself' range so it's easy for me to spot these in the relevant aisle. The crisps themselves are made from potato & soya with the main ingredient being soya flour rather than potato which helps to make these healthier than normal crisps. They have two textures to them and you can see the difference between the ingredients. There is a fairly bright coloured powder covering the crisps and this is the thai sweet chilli flavouring and they are generously coated in flavouring. The crisps are lovely and crunchy and they are quite large in size but each bag does contain quite a few crisps, probably more than you'd get in a normal 25g bag of crisps such as those you find in a multi pack. The flavouring is very strong and it begins to make my tongue tingle from the first crisp. The crisp crunch of these is different to normal crisps and I can tell that different ingredients are used to make this product. The quality is very high though and I actually prefer these to a standard bag of potato crisps. The flavouring is a little bit strong but there is a generous covering on all of the crisps meaning that the strength is the same pretty much throughout the bag and I did not find any crisps that were too strong or did not have enough flavouring on them. The flavouring was delicious and it really did have a lovely Thai sweet flavour to it and the soya addition to the crisps made them even tastier than normal. I actually found that these crisps were more filling than a normal bag of crisps and after I had finished them I did not find myself desperate for me although my tongue was a little bit tangy after all the flavouring so it was probably best not to have another packet. I was very impressed with the quality of these crisps and I felt that the soya was a welcome addition, as the main ingredient, as it meant that these had less calories in them than a normal 25g packet of crisps so I was still able to enjoy something nice as part of a healthy diet. Each 25g packet contains 93 calories, 1.5g fat, 0.2g saturated fat, 0.38g salt and 2.1g sugars making the fat, sugar & salt orange and the calories and saturated fat green so not to bad for a bag of crisps. I will definitely be purchasing these again and while you get less for your money with 5 packets costing £1.50, 30p per packet is quite good value for the occasional treat as part of my healthy diet.