“ Type: Biscuits „
I love crisps, but as times are ever changing and more and more pressure is placed upon the government by well meaning individuals to change the way we view food and commit to a much healthier lifestyle especially given the obesity rates in children, it is with no suprise that crisps have taken abit of a nose dive and companies have completely changed the oil that they are cooked in. You can now find much more varety in terms of healthier crisps, low fat, less salt etc.
These particular variety of crisps were brought to us in 2005 and are of that nature and the packaging in particular is specifically designed to grab children's attention with the character Mr potato head on the front of each packet. For those of you who don't know who Mr potato head is he was a very significant character in the film Toy Story and was made into a toy for children by Hasbro who have collaberated on this venture with Walkers.
The crisps themseves come in six different varieties, cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, ready salted, naked, prawn cocktail and roast chicken. The crisps are reasonably thick and crinkle cut (something I do like) each packet is 23g and compared to regular Walkers crisps there is a considerable difference in the fat content and the amount of saturated fat.
Each packet breaks down as follows;
110 calories per packet
1.2g of protein
14g of carbohydrates
5.1g of fat of which 0.5g saturates
1.5g of fibre
0.1g of sodium
Each packet is suitable for vegetarians and people suffering from coeliacs disease, they also contain no artificial colours, flavours of preservatives.
Taste wise well, I don't think they are going to win any prizes for best crisps ever, they don't have a very good crispy crunch either, but, if you are on a diet and want a little treat then they are okay. What they lack in flavour they make up for in a low saturated fat amount (if you are really counting). For me personally I wouldn't buy them again as I only eat crisps on occassion and when I do I like them to taste like the flavour suggests on the packet front, not lacking substance. Currently they are not available to buy, following a fire at one of the Walkers factories they have taken this line of crisps off the market, whether this is a permanent move or not is anyone's guess.
Walkers has teamed up with toy maker Hasbro to bring you Potato Heads. Potato Heads are a healthier option with 33% less saturated fat than ordinary crisps. Available in 6 flavours Roast Chicken, Cheese and Onion, Ready Salted, Naked (Unsalted), Salt & Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail. Walkers' crisps contain under 110 calories per pack. The great tasting crinkly cut crisps contain no artificial flavours or preservatives and are cooked in High Oleic Sunflower Oil which is low in saturated fats.