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Review: Walkers #MightyLites

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Foodie, Product Reviews | Posted on 28-08-2013

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I’m a bit of a crisp addict. Always have been. Tubes of Pringles or Share Size bags of Doritos were never much of an effort, but obviously not a good idea. The typical healthy crisps generally didn’t taste of anything, certainly not what  they claimed to anyway. Whilst I have recently discovered and become addicted to Special K Cracker Crisps and the delicious Walkers Hoops and Crosses I am always on the look out for something new, something that tastes remotely like traditional crisps. When the team at Walkers got in touch with the offer of some of their brand new Mighty Lites I jumped at the chance to test them out.

walkers mighty lites

Mighty Lites come in three flavours – Lightly Salted, Roast Chicken and Cheese & Onion. They are ridged crisps and contain 30% less fat than standard crisps. They are made from REAL potatoes, are a source of fibre and contain no artificial colours or preservatives, so they are being targeted as ideal for children’s lunch boxes what with the new school year just around the corner. I am a big fan of the idea of healthy crisps as long as they taste nice. Like I said most healthy crisps taste nothing like crisps, generally having a slightly cardboard flavour to them which is hugely unappealing. I don’t have lunch boxes to worry about just yet, but I like having something in as a treat for Little Man that is still fairly healthy, and that can be taken on days out or picnics too.

We received a 6-pack of each flavour to try out. Little Man has inherited mummy’s love of crisps so was very excited when I opened this box! Needless to say a packet was opened pretty soon afterwards and we shared some Lightly Salted crisps with our lunch. Little Man polished his share off and then set to work on mine, so clearly he’s a fan. I can also report that I too loved them. The ridges hold the flavour in which ensures they taste delicious, but they also look like proper crisps. They are crunchy not chewy, and a bag full is very satisfying. The Roast Chicken flavour was probably my favourite, benefiting from tasting like chicken which can be rare for flavoured crisps. I gave the Cheese & Onion to my parents as I’m not a fan of that flavour and they were very impressed too.

Overall I’m impressed. Healthy delicious crisps that are suitable for the whole family. The only thing that concerns me about these crisps – and to be honest more crisps – are the words “Suitable For Vegetarians” which you’ll find on the back of all three flavours. Yes, even the Roast Chicken. Now I’m sure we’re all aware that chickens are not vegetables, so their vegetarian friendliness does alarm me somewhat, especially when I’m giving them to my son. I dread to think what is involved in make a chicken flavour without the use of a chicken. But more to the point, if you’re vegetarian why would you want to eat chicken flavoured anything? Just me?

Walkers Might Lites are available in all good supermarkets and stores nationwide.

 

 

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