Crisps are a problem food in our house – the problem being we like them so much a multipack may be inhaled within days of purchase. When I was approached to do a review, my flabby belly tensed (well, as much as it could) with apprehension. Of course, the kids were delighted when three multipacks of the latest addition to the Walkers family (Mighty Lights, since you asked) landed on the doorstep. Plus, it was my birthday around the same time anyway, so I considered these crisps a birthday present to me!
Mighty Lights come in three flavours – Cheese & Onion, Lightly Salted and Roast Chicken – and have 30% less fat than standard crisps. All flavours are suitable for vegetarians (even the chicken) and they contain no artificial flavours or preservatives. If you like, you can read more about them on the Walkers Mighty Lights website.
Judging by the fact that we destroyed all three multipacks faster than I could remember to take a photo (I had to buy more to take the one above) I think it’s fair to say these are pretty tasty. Unlike other brands of ridged crisps, you do not feel like you’ll break a tooth eating them and they melt in the mouth beautifully. Rhian thought they were delicious and I’m assuming the boys did too at the rate their packets disappeared.
Normally when you see a sign that says “30% less fat” you’d get right in there like I did but as a wobbly dieter I must say that these contain 455 kcals and 19g fat per 100g which still makes them a food to eat only as a treat. They may be perfect for lunchboxes but if my daughter still went to school she’d have these on a Friday, which was the day I’d sneak some junky goodness into her lunchbox as a thank you for putting up with carrot sticks all week.
Still, as part of a healthy active lifestyle, these are a wonderful treat to have in moderation. Since we rarely have lunchboxes (it would be a bit pointless, seeing as we’re home edders now) we enjoyed them in some crisp sandwiches. Read on for our recipe:-
Crisp Sandwiches, Knackered Housewife Style.
- 2 slices bread (we like thick white best)
- 1 packet Walkers Mighty Lights (Roast Chicken and Cheese & Onion works best)
- A pinch of motherly love
- A hug
- 1 tongue, firmly in cheek
- Arrange the bread neatly on a chopping board, making sure the top sides are facing up.
- Spread the butter on, taking care to get it right up to the edge.
- Put the crisps onto one piece of bread (making sure you open and dispose of the packaging first). I like to put the whole packet on, what you do is up to you.
- Put the other slice of buttered bread on top and squish. It’s best not to cut the sandwiches unless you intend to feed your cleavage more than your mouth.
- Give your children some motherly love and a hug.
- Scoff the sandwich yourself.
This is a sponsored review. All opinions are our own.