Last week I was fortunate enough to receive 3 multipacks of Walkers new ridged crisps Mighty Lights to review which are available in Cheese & Onion, Roast Chicken and Lightly Salted flavours. The crisps contain 30% less fat than standard crisps and have no artificial colours or preservatives. They provide a source of fibre and are also suitable for vegetarians (even the chicken ones)! With obesity on the rise in our children and our own increasingly sedentary lifestyles I think that any lowering of fat is a good idea. I am very much a believer that there are no bad foods only bad diets. Provided we move around more and don’t sit still at a computer for hours on end then I think treats like crisps pose no problem. My son has a 40 minute walk each way to school and my daughter has a 20 minute scoot to her school every day. I really do think more children should walk to school because even if they are not obese exercise is vital to keep your mind and body healthy.
So with exercise and treats in mind we recently took our Mighty Lights out on our Kayak. As our Kayak is a 2 man affair we take it in turns to paddle up the canal and back again. In my daughter’s eagerness to go first I forgot that we’d be paddling against the current (there is a slight one) so after an hour of me paddling on my own my daughter and I both caved in and ate our crisps before we reached our destination. This gave me enough energy for the next half an hour of paddling! My husband and son had walked along the bank and we all eventually met up and they then had their crisps and a bottle of water.
So what was everyone’s verdict? Well my daughter just loved the little Mighty Light character on the packaging and on the back of each pack there’s a cute little saying from him. As for the crisps, she had the Lightly Salted ones and loved the flavour and the ridges (I notice from the ingredients that they actually contain sugar and herbs). My son had the Roast Chicken ones and said he really liked both the flavour and the crispiness of them. I devoured the Cheese and Onion ones and was so pleased when my hands weren’t covered in grease as I was mid paddle. The flavour intensity was just right and I liked the dry texture along with the crisp ridges. Lastly my husband enjoyed his Cheese and Onion Mighty Lights too and I had a job on my hands stopping him getting his mits on more than his fair share of the crisps in the days after!
Once everyone had finished their crisps it was time for my daughter and I to walk back and the boys paddled back in next to no time. They had the current in their favour and they were both paddling unlike my solo trek with my daughter chillaxing in the front.
Over the following week we sampled all the flavours and although I’m a Cheese and Onion kinda girl I also liked the Roast Chicken and the Lightly Salted variants as did the rest of the family!
So whether you want something a bit healthier to put in your kid’s lunch box or just want a really tasty crisp for yourself I think you won’t be disappointed with Mighty Lights as there is no compromise on flavour or texture and you really wouldn’t know they had less fat!
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