Review: New Walkers Baked Hoops and Crosses

We were delighted this week to be able to test the new Walkers Hoops and Crosses crisps. Bean had seen these in the supermarket on Saturday and one of her friends at school had also had them in her lunch box so she was desperate to try them. Quite clearly then they definitely have  ‘aisle appeal!’.

Walkers sent us a packet to try (with a cute little gift too!). Bean was over the moon that she got Roast Beef flavour (her favourite!) and the girls shared the packet as an afternoon after school snack (I may have scoffed a couple too!).

The girls loved them – they were gone within minutes! I also really liked them, they were very tasty and I liked the fact that they have good ingredients and are better for you than the average crisp. We have started to put crisps into Bean’s lunchbox recently as we have found that they are one food that she will tolerate with her selective eating disorder and it is great to find a healthier version that is still tasty. Even better to find a food that Bean enjoys eating!

What I particularly like about the new Hoops and Crosses is firstly that they taste yummy – a basic must! They are also only 85 calories a packet and they are baked and they contain wholegrains and they have no nasty artificial colours and preservatives – all very important little details to us mummies! I was also really pleasantly surprised that all three flavours (Salt and Vinegar, Prawn Cocktail and Roast Beef) are suitable for vegetarians. It used to be the case that most crisps were suitable for veggies like us but recently I have struggled to find meaty flavours which are vegetarian friendly. Ironically enough you see Bean loves meaty flavour crisps despite being a veggie child!

They are quite a versatile snack too – great for the lunchbox, nice as an after school snack and great for a quickly packed snack for Jelly Baby. The crisps have a texture rather like Monster Munch so they are nice for small children like Jelly to eat before they can really manage traditional crisps.

So there you have it – the new Walkers Hoops and Crosses were a raging success in our house and will from now on be a regular feature in our shopping trolley.


This is a sponsored post. We were gifted the crisps and a toy for the purposes of the review and paid to write this post. All opinions are honest and my own.


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