Friday, 24 October 2014

Review: Veronica's Crisps

Veronica's Snacks are a range of gluten-free baked crisps.  The whole range is gluten-free, unlike many 'normal' crisps which combine their flavourings with wheatflour.  They are also 60% lower in fat due to being baked not fried.  Available in Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps; Barbeque Potato Crisps; Roast Garlic & Mixed Herbs Veggie Crisps; Roast Tomato & Spanish Paprika Veggie Crisps; and kid-friendly Crunchy Creatures.

We were sent a multi-pack of  the Crunchy Creatures and a sharing bag of the Barbeque Potato Crisps to try.  Lara and Sophia seized upon the Crunchy Creatures immediately.  These are baked corn snacks with cheese, in the shape of dinosaurs.  These three dinosaurs survived, frozen solid in the Arctic ice, until now.  Tyrano, Stego and Bronto are the team behind Crunchy Creatures:

"We call ourselves Crunchy Creatures 'cos it's a lot friendlier than Scary Reptilian Predators Who Once Roamed The Earth."

Much to my delight, the only girl in the gang, Bronto, "hates wearing fancy clothes, but loves her roller-blades!"  Yay for some non-girly stereotyping!

Crunchy Creatures are very cheesy, and in rather robust shapes.  They would make a great addition to a picnic box or packed lunch on a day out.  They are quite salty though, so I wouldn't want the girls to have them any more often than any other crisps.  However, pleasingly they contain only 100% natural ingredients, and no artificial colours or flavourings.  Crunchy Creatures are available in a 5 pack.

I expected the Barbeque Potato Crisps to be kettle-chip-like, but actually they are little ridged discs of  reformed potato flakes with corn, rather than potato slices.  They are very crunchy and crisp, and I presume they are made this way to enable the baking process and retain the crunch.  These crisps are flavoured with a smoky, earthy paprika, not toot spicy but not mild either.  They went very well with a lunchtime cheese and chutney sandwich and a glass of cold lager!

Both products are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.

Available from Tesco, Spar, Harvey Nichols and Amazon.


  1. my daughter would love the dino shapes

  2. I need to get me some of those cheesy dino ones!


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