Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Walkers Hoops and Crosses

Walkers Crisps, Crisps for children, Walkers Hoops and Crosses crisps

Lets face it, no matter how health conscious people are, there are always something naughty they can't live without. It could be sweets, chocolate, wine, or for us - crisps. There is always crisps at home, multipack, big bags, bags for sharing, bags for dipping, we always have some in stock. But just because we like to indulge ourselves sometimes, doesn't mean that we don't care about our children's health. For them I try to stock a low salt low fat type of crisps, but they can taste boring and just not as good as the grown up crisps!

Walkers Crisps, Crisps for children, Walkers Hoops and Crosses crisps

Walkers, one of our favourite crisp brand, seems to understand this and has introduced something healthier, 'artificial colour and preservatives'-less and tasty too even for me!

Their brand new Baked Hoops and Crosses contains 57% wholegrain corn meal, no E numbers, and only 85kcal, 3.8g of fat, 0.3g of fat that saturates and 0.27g of salt per 18g pack (all less than their Wotsits and Quavers). They are shaped in hoops and crosses and you can play Noughts & Crosses with them!

Walkers Crisps, Crisps for children, Walkers Hoops and Crosses crisps

I took 2 to taste and let Abby and Clay share, which turned into a fight because Clay has scoffed his share and wanted Abby's as well. Abby said that she 'like the way they made it a game', 'really like the shapes', 'its delicious' and she liked the texture of it as well. I really like the flavour (very familiar for some reason) and texture, and with the ingredients list I'm more than happy to give this to the kids as a snack (can I call it a healthy snack? Probably healthier than some biscuits or chocolates), and I might also consider several pieces (not a whole packet though) in Abby's lunchbox, since it contains 57% wholegrain, which my kids aren't having enough of.

Walkers Baked Hoops and Crosses comes in 3 different flavours - Roast Beef that we have reviewed, Prawn Cocktail and Salt & Vinegar. They cost approximately £1.80 per 6 multipack and can be bought from all Supermarkets. Sainsburys is currently doing a 3 for £4 offer until 21st May too, and I just got hubby to buy some hee hee!

Disclosure: We were sent a review pack and will be compensated for our time to review; all opinions are honest and our own