Healthy crisps seem to be popular at the minute, perhaps it’s the hope that summer will be with us shortly and just maybe that will mean the weather will be warm enough for skimpier clothes. This new range from Walkers looks like it is aimed at the younger market though, but still states that it is 70% less fat. Each crisp is a smart star shape, with a sprinkling of red seasoning and the packaging is rather child friendly, clearly not wanting to put off the younger audience by looking too healthy!
I was a little bit worried that the reference to the spice being mild in the description might have meant that it was going to be a bit of plain taste. Children’s products have a way of dumbing down flavours so as not to offend delicate taste buds. I was pleased to discover that the flavour was quite full on, even if the heat was lacking. There was a lovely sweet tomato taste, a nice hit of warm paprika and the mildest hint of chilli. The taste works very well, they are quite moreish, and the sweet flavour mixed with the gentle bit of heat just works perfectly. They almost have a hint of barbeque about them, they are just lacking a smoky edge.
The texture was impressive too. These are baked crisps, so as you can expect are a little dryer than regular crisps, but they aren’t too bad at all. They are good and crunchy, and felt quite satisfying to munch on. As healthy treats go, it has to be said these are very tasty and the bag filled me up nicely. It’s definitely a crisp I’ll be buying again as they make a good lower fat lunch time extra with a sandwich.