15 May 2019

New Babybel Spirolls (Asda) By @SpectreUK

I've always been fond of Mini Babybels since I can remember. These Babybel Spirolls taste just like Mini Babybels, but are in a 'spiral' shape, hence the name… well sort of! There are five in a bag and they are roughly the same size as a Mini Babybel, so they should fit just as easily in any lunchbox. Having said that, they may not be as good for the environment as a normal Mini Babybel….

You see the Spiroll comes in a plastic container in a plastic packet, whereas a Mini Babybel is covered with wax, then wrapped in some plastic film, and sold in a plastic net bag. You may argue that the plastic net bag isn't good for wildlife, as well as the plastic bag for the Spirolls, but I guess we could argue what's good and bad for the environment all day, when I'm sure most people will agree that any form of non biodegradable plastic is bad for the environment. Most plastics decompose in landfill between 450 years to 1000 years. I know some plastics are supposed to be recycled, but lets face it, most of it seems to be dumped in our oceans and seas to choke our sea life and sea birds.

On taste I can say that Babybel Spirolls do taste just like a Mini Babybel. "So what's the point?" you may say. Or maybe I say, because I'm feeling grumpy about the whole plastic container side? Well, I guess it's supposed to be fun for kids to open yet more plastic that's probably going to end up choking a sea turtle, so they can unravel some cheese they might choke on themselves if their parents don't read the warning on the side of the bag to cut the Spirolls up into bite sized chunks? Perhaps the kid would like to grow up with sea turtles, and other sea life and sea birds still existing in their adulthood instead?

Information on the packet;

The 85g packet contains 5 Spirolls at 47 calories, with 3.1g of fat, traces of sugar, and 0.26g of salt. Please see photograph for ingredients.

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