My children always like the opportunity to review food. Frankly, it doesn’t come round nearly often enough 😉 So they were delighted at the prospect of reviewing some healthy crisps from Walkers, since we almost never have crisps at all. Their enthusiasm was only slightly dampened by only getting a one fifth of a packet each – but the monkey made up for a lot 😉 He’s called Gibber; ten points if you can guess who named him that and why? (Edit: my sister texted me the answer first. She might give you 2 points if you are next).
Walkers say: “We understand kids can be cheeky monkeys when it comes to eating what parents put in their lunchboxes. Which is why we’ve created new Walkers Baked Hoops & Crosses – a great-tasting, low-fat and fun way for kids to boost their wholegrain intake.“
I admit I was dubious, since healthy does not equal delicious nearly often enough. Bene was very taken with the hard back book that came in the box and I now have to read it daily to him, pretending it is in fact a story and not a series of facts about why baked crisps are better for you and why having a helping of wholegrain is so important. I even know that 56% of kids don’t get enough wholegrain *whispers in the style of a footnote* and some don’t get any at all…
Anyway. The crisps are yummy. I liked the flavour and texture and all the kids came back for more. They reminded me a little in texture of a type of snack which is is often pickled onion flavour 😉 and you can put on your finger. I like the non-greasy, light puffed corn feel and the flavour was strong but tasty. The shapes are a bit novel – noughts and crosses – but you probably wouldn’t play a game with them as your brother would eat your pieces.
All in all, yes, I’d buy them. And healthy. So good 🙂
Disclosure: We were sent the above pack for the purposes of this review. Edit: oops. Forgot. And I’m being paid too.