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Manufacturer: Walkers / Type: Snack

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      08.01.2014 23:05
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      A nice snack to be enjoyed by all

      Walkers Salt and Vinegar Hoops and Crosses corn snack.

      Price:- £1.00 for a pack of six individual bags from Asda.
      That is definitely a smart price, great value as they will be perfect for a snack or in pack lunches.

      There walkers salt and vinegar hoops and crosses are delicious, I had never heard of them before. I only picked them up because I didn't want to spend too much on crisps and being only £1.00 for 6bags I thought why not. They are great, they live up to the walkers expectations.
      These crisps are baked and not fried which is a positive
      They are a source of whole grain another positive.
      Each bag is 18g and it is not just a bag of air let me reassure you on that one.
      They come in two different shapes either a hoop or a cross, think of the game noughts and crosses and that is pretty much the crisps. I haven't counted but I think there is an equal number of hoops and crosses in the bag. The texture of the crisps remind me of wotsits. Nice and not to crunchy.

      Each 18g pack contains
      84 calories
      3.7g fat
      0.4g saturates
      0.7g sugar
      0.30g salt
      May contain wheat, rye and gluten.

      On the back on the pack there is a half completed picture of the noughts and crosses game.
      The best before date is not the best, I bought the pack on the 5th January and the best before date is 15th February. For a crisp loving like myself that wouldn't be a problem but if you don't tend to eat them often then perhaps check the back of the pack before buying them.

      The flavouring is not to over powering like some of the other salt and vinegar crisps you can get I think these are a quite subtle.

      Hoops and crosses come in 3 flavours
      Salt and vinegar
      Prawn cocktail
      Roast beef.
      I hope in the future that there are more of a variety of flavours but overall I would recommend these crisps.

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        14.06.2013 18:30
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        Made of wholegrains, Great for keeping hunger pangs away

        I've always enjoyed the Walkers Baked range, especially since I've been watching my weight. The premise of a tasty snack without the hundreds of Calories was great for me, but I wished they'd make more flavours. I saw these Hoops and Crosses in ASDA a few months ago, and since then I've always had some in the cupboard. What most appealed to me is the Prawn Cocktail flavour, since it's my favourite crisp flavour.

        FLAVOURS

        These crisps come in three flavours; Prawn Cocktail, Roast Beef, and Salt and Vinegar. I've tried all three flavours, and they're all bursting with flavour, it doesn't feel like you're eating a low calorie snack at all. The Roast Beef flavour is very similar to the taste of Beef Monster Munch, and the Prawn Cocktail is, as always, incredibly tasty, although I'm a bit biased. I do enjoy the Salt and Vinegar ones too, but I find the taste is a little bit strong.

        NUTRITION

        Prawn Cocktail : Per 18g Pack

        356kj/85 calories
        1.2g Protein
        11.1g Carbohydrates
        1.3g Sugar
        3.8g Fat
        0.4g Saturated Fat
        1.0g Fibre
        0.30g Salt

        Roast Beef: Per 18g Pack

        388kj/85 calories
        1.3 Protein
        11.0g Carbohydrates
        1.0g Sugar
        3.8g Fat
        0.3g Saturated Fat
        1.1g Fibre
        0.27g Salt

        Salt and Vinegar: Per 18g Pack

        353kj/84 calories
        1.2g Protein
        11.0g Carbohydrates
        0.7g Sugar
        3.7g Fat
        0.4g Saturated Fat
        1.0g Fibre
        0.30g Salt

        WHY SO LOW IN FAT AND CALORIES?

        One of the reasons that these crisps are so low in Fat and Calories is that they are made from Wholegrain Corn Meal instead of Potatoes. This cuts the Fat content down by 30%, when compared with standard Potato Crisps, making a healthy alternative, whether you're watching your weight or not. A packet of these will also contribute to your Wholegrain intake, recommended as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Also, as the name suggests, these crisps are baked and not fried, so no extra oil is added to them.

        ALLERGY ADVICE

        These crisps contain Barley, Wheat,Rye and Gluten, and are made in a Factory that handles Milk, Lactose,Celery and Mustard.

        PRICE

        I've seen a range of prices for this product, but I can usually get a Six Pack for £1 from ASDA when they're on offer. Otherwise, I've seen them priced at around £1.50 in other Supermarkets. Some of the flavours can be found in 99p shops sometimes, but you should have a look around to get yourself a good deal.

        In conclusion, I recommend these crisps to anyone that is either watching their weight, or just looking for a healthier snack. They're also great for kids, they'll like the Hoops and Crosses shapes, and they won't even notice they're eating a low calorie snack. Of course, if you're watching your weight, like me, you still can't eat a lot of these, since the calories will add up (unfortunately) but when enjoyed as a light snack, they can help keep hunger pangs away, without making you feel guilty. I will even go so far as to say they have aided me in losing some weight, since before I had these, I'd reach for biscuits, or potato crisps to keep me going until mealtimes. A great tasting snack, without the guilt!

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