Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Crisps or snacks? You decide!
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Advantages: Low in fat and calories
Disadvantages: I don't know what they are made of!
If you've read any of my reviews you will know by now I am a big lover of food! Particularly, sadly, food which is very bad for me! I've always been a savoury person. Aparantly when I was a child Mum would occasionally try to give me some sweets or a cake as a treat from a cake shop and according to her I'd sling it at her. By a couple of years old she had got the message, Melanie (me) wanted sausage roll and crisps please lol
I haven't changed. I do like the occasional bar of chocolate and slab of cake but if I have choice of starter and main course or main course and dessert all my family choose first option lol (I'm not a piglet. Although I love food I still can't eat 3 courses for want of trying lol)
I cant eat Pringles. Once I pop I cant stop and I ate two tubes last week all to myself. I cant buy crisps in bulk, I'll eat the lot in front of the TV. I can't control myself so if I buy crisps I buy as low fat as I can so that if I had an 'accident' and eat say a couple of bags it would still only be a couple of hundred calories and these fit the bill nicely!
Well I have a multi-pack bag so I'm not sure if they are slightly smaller than bags you buy singly. Quite often they are so just to be clear this is a multi-pack bag lol
Front of my bag is bright yellow and red and its recyclable.
Inside its foil for added freshness and these bags are vacuumed sealed for extra freshness. On the front of the bag it tells me that the product is by Walkers, the product is indeed Quavers, cheese flavoured light potato snacks (not crisps I stand corrected lol) On the side of the bag gives me an at a glance look at nutritional values and tells me plainly these are made with Sunseed oil.
On the back of the bag tells me they contain 80% less saturated fat in oil and as good for us as olive oil. Gives me nutritional content information in greater depth as well, ingredients (these are suitable for vegetarians) and contact information for walkers. The bag is ok. I mean I can see it appealing to kids on shelves when they see them but equally I don't look any more silly than usual wandering around munching these!
The Product and Verdict....
They are yellow 'curls'. crunchy and light. Not greasy at all and don't make a mess everywhere so perfect for kids. They're obviously are not too coated in colours as I've just eaten a bag and my tongue is not a different colour to before I ate them. They don't taste of potato or maize or anything really. They are just highly flavoured and salty. The cheese isn't a strong cheddar or a mild one. I doubt cheese is anywhere on them. All that is listed in the ingredients is cheese powder. Although salty in taste they only have 0.17g of sodium and 0.44g of salt which isn't a lot considering adults can happily (for most of us) consume 6g of salt, 2.5g of that in Sodium. Problem is I don't half need a drink with them! Not only cos of the salt content and my delicate taste buds but because they melt over teeth and stuff!
For me these are ok as an occasional snack. I wouldn't rave about them but I wouldn't diss them either. They are more about feeling your eating something and can eat for the sake of it considering this bag is only 87kcals a bag. They are not filling and for kids I doubt they'd ruin their appetite between meals.
All in all I like the strong flavour. I'm happy to eat them knowing they're not naughty just wish in my head I could work out what they are lol Even reading the ingredients I cant work out if they are made of potatoes!
Oh and I haven't listed the weight of my bag simply cos there is no weight listed on the multi pack bags.
Found in all good supermarkets. My 6 packet multi pack was purchased from Asda for 99p!
Summary: On a diet? These are perfect!