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Snack a Jacks Salt and Vinegar Popcorn
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Snack a Jacks Salt and Vinegar Popcorn
Advantages: healthy alternative to salt and vinegar crisps
Disadvantages: non as yet
I have rekindled my love of popcorn recently and can hand on heart blame this site for my purchase of this product. I have been having a real good look at my recent weight gain and can no doubt say that chocolate bars and bourbon biscuits are solely responsible for my flabby over hanging pouch that is creeping or should that be spilling over the top of my jeans.
So out comes my need to fill up on non calorie ridden snacks. I decided to type popcorn into the search box and low and behold snack a jacks salt and vinegar popcorn was amongst some of the results. During my trip to Tesco today I thought I would take a wander down the biscuit aisle and see if they had any in stock.
Result not only did they have these on sale but there current offer is 3 for £1 not one to resist a bargain I threw them in the trolley.
The pack is mainly blue with the snack a jacks logo and some popcorn images to boot. There are
a good few enticing words that are eye catching to draw you into the health promoting snack effect of the product.
Less than 50 calories per pack
Less than 10% fat
And the bonus of clearly displayed recommend daily allowance calculations on the front of the packet.
On the back of the packet you do get the typical nutritional information and ingredients list.
I could go on and list it all but here's what I find essential when choosing a healthier snack.
Suitable for vegetarians/coeliacs
47 kcal per bag
1.3g of fat
I decided to eat them whilst sitting in front of my laptop surfing the web, like I am ever doing anything else. The bag was certainly easy to open and if you have read any of my previous reviews you may be aware I suffer from muscle weakness so easy to open packaging is an essential thing for me.
I must say that the scent from the popcorn was one of the more subtle salt and vinegary aromas I have smelt. Right sniffing done I dived right it, I have never been one to shy away from eating so grabbed a few kernels to get the full flavour and texture. For me the popcorn was the right texture and quality. Soft yet still with a slight bite to it, it certainly didn't have that choke the back of your throat break up when munching away.
As for the flavour I would say that it had a more of a lean towards the vinegar side of things and this over powered any of the saltyness that I particularly like from popcorn. But if you equate this to an alternative to crisps then the basic balance is in fact almost perfect.
On the quantity scale of things you do get plenty of munch for your money. It took my at least a good 5- 10 minutes to eat the full bag compare that with my ability to eat a packet or two of crisps in roughly the same time it would make me opt to reach for a packet of these first as they would be healthier and last longer.
But will the pull of the taste lure me to switch my snacking habits? Perhaps in time and if I can get hold of more from the same range.
For a basic low calorie alternative to salt and vinegar crisps I would say it certainly is a winner and I will be happily enjoying my next to packets over the coming night time snack attacks.
If you enjoy pop corn and like salt and vinegar crisps I would suggest you give these a try, your waist line may even thank you.
As Tesco say every little helps. It is a shame they won't help me by banning me from the sweets, biscuits and crisps aisles.
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