Walkers have been sending out their new Baked Hoops and Crosses wholegrain corn snacks to a group of bloggers to review and I happen to be one of them. Obviously being crisps, my children are going to have to be included in my review. They love crisps, as do I. But, do I buy them? No. If I did my children would eat nothing else much in the same way as if I had coco pops in the house they would never look at a bowl of Weetabix again.
But, I am aware that having crisps as a treat is better than having none at all. This would simply make them crave them even more. So, often when they go off to summer clubs, school trips and days out I do buy crisps. Usually I opt for ready salted or those wholegrain sun bites or even some mini cheddars.
So me and my 3 children tried out the Hoops and Crosses and no surprises they loved them. What I enjoy doing is getting them to guess the flavour which is a game that my daughter played at Rainbows when I happened to be there helping. It is amazing just how difficult it is to distinguish one flavour from the next. I thought I would be good at it, but no I wasn’t. It is reaaly harder than you think, have a go and see!
Youngest thought the roast beef flavour was salt & vinegar. Middle thought it was cheese & onion and eldest guessed at chicken.That may be because I have never bought them beef crisps before.But apparently they do also come in Prawn Cocktail and Cheese and Onion flavours and they are only 85 calories per pack. That is not too bad compared to a regular pack of Walkers and they also taste far less salty too, although the pack size is only 18grammes, hence them being lower in calories but still, there is more than enough crisps in there to satisfy a crisp craving.
The packet suggests Hoops & Crosses to be a source of wholegrain and the ingredients do feature 57% wholegrain corn meal, although let’s face it they are still a packet of crisps so you would still have to supplement your child’s diet with other good foods but I see these as a decent, low calorie treat which we all must indulge in from time to time.
The box of crisps did come with a very sweet monkey along with a book and I would like to thank Walkers for sending me their new product to try out.
I was financially rewarded for writing this review but I hope you appreciate that all views expressed here are my own and were not in any way influenced by Walkers.