Monday, 1 February 2010
Velvet Crunch Sweet Potato Snacks – Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar (Nisa)
I was first aware of these snacks when I saw an advert for them in a women’s magazine. They are a low calorie snack, meant to be a crisp replacement, possibly trying to appeal to the post Christmas healthy eaters.
I was intrigued by the fact they contained sweet potato, but found the base flavour to be rather mild and sadly indistinguishable. They do have a nice flavour though, but it is mainly from the seasoning of salt and vinegar. The texture is rather pleasing, they initially crunch when you bit it, and then smoothly melt away, it is clear this is how the product got its name! They are circular in shape, with risen edges making them almost bowl shaped. I feel this would make them perfect for eating with a (low fat) sour cream dip!
I would certainly buy these to have with my lunch at work, they are crunchy, well seasoned and filled a gap. As they are low calorie they make for a guilt free extra in the lunch box too. So if you are looking for a healthier alternative I would recommend giving these a try.