If there is one thing better than crisps ..it’s receiving FREE crisps delivered to your doorstep.
Last week I received not 1, not 2 but 3 multipacks of the new range of crisps from Walkers. Here is a little info about the new range:
NEW Walkers Mighty Lights ridged crisps are tasty yet light with 30% less fat*. Made from real potato with no artificial colours or preservatives and no MSG, they’re perfect for little lunches.
So they are being aimed at children however somehow it seems that myself and the OH have eaten most of them.
Firstly lets talk about the crunch. For me a crisp has to have a good crunch. These definitely tick this box. Lovely dipped in sour cream, perfect in a chicken salad sarnie and a great snack to grab on the go for yet another hospital visit ( I had a private room..thankfully *crunch crunch* ). I do love a ridged crisp.
The flavours we were sent were : Lightly salted, roast chicken and cheese and onion. My fave is the lightly salted, OH loves the chicken and Izzy likes the cheese and onion. Lucky huh?
I’ve shared these with my mum and dad too when they came over to visit, my mum is dieting so she was happy with the lower fat content and impressed with the flavour.
I also liked that the lightly salted actually is *lightly* salted – you don’t get that dehydrated,burnt tongue feeling after eating a pack of these. The Roast Chicken are very chickeny – yet still suitable for vegetarians and I am yet to try the Cheese and Onion as between Izzy and OH they somehow vanished but he assures me they are pretty good.
They are currently on offer in Asda at £1.00 for 6 packs which is a pretty good deal – less than 17p a bag. Bargain. We stocked up on our last shopping trip.
Whilst reading up about this new range I found out some interesting crispy bits of info, if you are a crisp geek like me:
* Walker was founded in 1948, butcher Henry Walker began making crisps in his Leicester Plant to keep his workers busy, as meat was scarce in post-war Britain.
* In 1926 Laura Clough Scudder came up with the idea of selling crisps in individual portions in sealed, waxed paper bags.
* Potato crisps were invented in 1853 by a chef called George Crum from Saratoga Springs, New York. Fed up with an awkward customer who kept sending his fried potatoes back for being ‘too thick and soggy’, Crum sliced the potatoes as thinly as he could and stir-fried them so they couldn’t be eaten with a fork and voila the crisp was born.
* Walkers produces 10m packs of crisps every day and more than 350,000 tonnes of potatoes a year.
So anyway to summarise. We liked these crisps. They are a fair bit healthier than normal crisps so you don’t have to feel quite so guilty when you much through a bag in 30 seconds.. Just me? Oops.
*As stated above we were sent these crisps for free in exchange for an honest review.