Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Special K Cracker crisps: A quick review and giveaway


Apologies for the stock image, I am missing one camera lead, presumed eaten by the house. Somewhere


Normally when I'm offered things to review I humm and haww a bit before deciding, and very often end up tweeting about them rather than writing a full post. I also don't review them if they dissapoint me, this is my little corner of the interwebs and I don't think there's any need to be unkind. Even if reading the calorie content of your product makes me faint a bit.

Since last year I've had a thing about crunchy foods (no, I don't know why either) it seems my sweet tooth has been replaced with age by a savoury one, and nuts and crisps are my go-to snacks of choice. However since the healthy eating and exercise started I've been trying to move away from those kinds of snacks - carrots have a pleasing crunch although not the salt content.

It was in this frame of mind that I took up the offer of trying out some Special K cracker crisps, hoping that if I didn't look too closely at the ingredients that they might prove to be a panacea for my crunch and salt needs. Well, I'm pleased to say they did. I tried the sweet chilli flavour, which were definitely crunchy, and reminiscent in texture of French fry crisps (can you still get those?) but with infinitely more flavour than I remember that lunchbox staple having. They were very moreish, and I have to say, the listing on the box that said that I could eat 21 for 100 calories was slightly ignored. OK, very ignored. And I although that was my only issue,  they do come individually bagged in 100 calorie portion packs - so that I would have stopped at 21. The big box was definitely my downfall. Willpower not being a strength of mine, especially where crunchy snacks are concerned.

If you're dieting and in need of that crisp type fix, these are definitely worth a shot. Yes, I know that carrots are infinitely less calories, but flavour wise these were really good. And they didn't taste like they were low calorie. Although as I ate so many I think that is perhaps moot. Definitely worth a try for a Saturday night in watching Strictly.

I've been given the opportunity for 3 readers to win a box of each of the flavours of these crisps. The flavours are:

Sea salt and balsamic vinegar
Sweet chilli
Sour cream and onion flavours

I would definitely like to try the sea salt and balsamic vinegar flavour, although I may need to delve into the depths for some willpower.

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8 comments:

Hotrod mum said...

Sweet chilli

Jan Atkinson said...

Sea salt and balsamic vinegar

Lyn B said...

Sweet chilli!

Louise Bowman said...

Sour cream and onion flavours

sarahlouisa said...

Sour cream and onion

tocreviews said...

Sea salt and balsamic vinegar look lovely

@toc83

Tiffany Oconnell

Chrissie said...

Sour Cream and Onion. xxx

natalie baker said...

sweet chilli

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