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.


Anonymous said...

I tried these a few weeks ago and loved them, they maybe needed a little more flavour but definitely would be great with dips! I found the 'Cheddar Cheese & Spring Onion' ones recently and they are sososo tasty! They are on offer in tesco in the moment, I stocked up on them :D


Unknown said...

I had a pack of these the other day and thought they were great. I would happily swap them for normal crisps.

cinabar said...

Going to keep an eye out for the Cheddar Cheese & Spring Onion variety, as I did enjoy these.

Funnily enough they don't seem to be widely available around here. They do make a nice healthy alternative to crisps.

Anonymous said...

I tried these for the first time in Northern Ireland. They are delicious and have the best texture! Please try them if you haven't. I can't find them in the states, so if anyone knows where to get them, please post. Thanks!