walkers hoops and crossesI believe that what you eat has a massive affect on your overall health, and how you feel. I have always made it a priority that my children eat a healthy balanced diet with as much whole food as possible. That said, of course, I have days when I am making their packed lunches with less motivation than usual and I sling in a biscuit or a packet of crisps. So I was interested to try the new hoops and crosses range from Walkers.

Targeted at children and claiming to be a healthy choice they are baked so they contain 30% less fat than their non baked counterparts. Their other big selling point is that they contain 56% wholegrain per pack. Wholegrain is great because it contains higher amounts of vitamins, minerals and fiber so they definitely get a big tick for that. However on closer inspection the ingredients list also contains sugar and glucose (another word for sugar) which is not so brilliant. Personally I would prefer my children to be eating a more healthy snack overall, but on the days when they get crisps this would be a preferable choice.

So to the taste test. We were sent a packet of roast beef flavour. I am assured that they are entirely vegetarian so we give them a try. I divide the pack between all three children, and grab a couple to try myself. Super Kid was very enthusiastic declaring them “delicious” and asking me to buy them for him in future. Robo Boy was not so keen but I would imagine he just didn’t like the flavour and would like the salt and vinegar. Wonder Girl said she “lika de yum yums” which I would interpret as a thumbs up. I thought they tasted a lot like monster munch, which I like so I would eat them again.

*Disclosure: I was sent a packet of crisps for the purposes of this review. I have also been sponsored to write the review. My opinions, as always, are my own.