Hoops and Crosses – a new take on a kids snack – AD sent for review

Disclosure: we were sent the Roast Beef Hoops and Crosses and Monty the Monkey for the purpose of review. I am being paid for this review but all comments expressed remain my own, honest opinions

Thanks  to Walkers we have been lucky enough to be one of the first families to try the new Baked Hoops and Crosses which Walkers advertise as:

a great-tasting, low-fat and fun way for kids to boost their wholegrain intake….. perfect for any cheeky Monkey’s lunchbox

We got home on Saturday afternoon to find a lovely package containing the second cheekiest Monkey I have ever seen (we already have THE cheekiest Monkey here as you all know!), this one is called Monty, an information booklet and a packet of 18g Roast Beef flavour Hoops and Crosses.  Walkers also offer packets in Salt & Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail flavours; all three flavours are suitable for vegetarians.

Hoops and Crosses

Hoops and Crosses

I do like the idea of a wholegrain snack so I was interested to see what my son would think of them.  I’m not a great one for letting him have crisps but as I said, these are wholegrain, they also contain NO artificial colouring or preservatives and only 85 calories per bag, so thought these might be an interesting addition to his pre-school lunchbox.

Monty the Monkey was grabbed by my son straight away and even had the honour of sharing the bed with Teddy that night 🙂

My Monkey and Monty Monkey

We were going out for the day on Sunday with a picnic, so it was an ideal time for us all to try them.  I’m not a huge Roast Beef Crisp fan so wanted to sneak a couple for myself to try too!

So what did we think? Let’s just say that the Hoops and Crosses were opened before we even left the house on Sunday!  I did manage to save a few for our picnic, but he was eager to try some for his morning snack.  He loved the O and X shapes, although he’s a little young at 3 years,s to understand the game.  He’s never had beef flavoured snacks before, but they were an instant hit.  He loved them as you can clearly see…

Hoops and Crosses are rather good!

Daddy P and I also tried some during our picnic, later that day.  They reminded me of Monster Munch a bit, I actually quite liked them.  They got the thumbs up from Daddy P too.  I’d definitely be happy for Monkey to have some Hoops and Crosses in his Friday pre-school lunchbox from now on.

The packaging is clearly labelled so you can see easily what the pack contains, nothing I hate more than trying to find where all the nutritional information is hidden! I hope they extend the range to include Cheese or Cheese and Tomato as either of these options would go down very well with our cheeky Monkey.


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