Walkers Hoops and Crosses - A Review

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Last weekend we received an intriguing parcel. A box shaped like a shoebox (leading Red Rose Daddy to accuse me of buying shoes online again...who me?)

Walkers Hoops and Crosses Shoebox

We quickly opened it up to reveal inside, not more shoes, but a little book, a snack and a new friend. 

Walkers Hoops and Crosses Shoebox Opening Monkey

The little green book told us all about these new snacks. They are made from wholegrain which is something I have been very conscious of ensuring forms part of my family's diet since we completed the wholegrain challenge back in February. The snacks are baked and don't contain any artificial colours or preservatives which makes them lower in fat, and generally healthier than traditional fried crisps. Each pack weighs in with only 85 calories so they definitely seem to offer a good option for lunchboxes. They are available in three flavours - Roast Beef, Prawn Cocktail and Salt and Vinegar and all flavours are suitable for vegetarians.

Included in the box we received a pack of the Roast Beef Hoops and Crosses, and a new friend - Monty the Monkey. We've all tried the snacks now and they were met with a mixed response. Bud claimed not to like them but it didn't stop his hand creeping into the bowl until they were all gone. I wasn't sure at first but after I tried a couple I found them quite more-ish. Red Rose Daddy said he liked them straight away and that they reminded him of Monster Munch in texture. We do buy crisps in our house as Red Rose Daddy likes to take one in his packed lunch for work and I like the odd pack of salt and vinegar. I think that the pack size is really handy for lunches and they offer a change from traditional crisps.

Trying out Walkers Hoops and Crosses

As for Monty? Well the only member of our household who couldn't try the snacks has really taken to him. Little Miss has been saving some of her best smiles for him, I think he is a hit!

Baby Girl and Monty the Monkey Walkers Hoops and Crosses

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review but all opinions are open and honest.