Store Bought Snack Foods (Junk Food)

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  1. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    When I was younger I ate quite a bit of store bought chips etc. Now I rarely buy any, Zapp's and Ruffles (with Dean's French onion dip. Zapp's are hard to come by in my area. Do you have any that you still purchase?
     
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to by them (US 'chips' are known as crisps in the UK) as a snack - mainly the plain ones or the 'salt your own' type. They aren't too unhealthy really unless you eat shed loads of them. The plain type sold here has no additive.

    Ingredients: Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (26%), Rapeseed Oil, Salt. They are commonly sold in 25g packs which have about 130Kcals.

    Anyway, about a year ago I suddenly went off them, finding them too 'greasy'. So, if I ever do buy snack food now its Twiglets. They are wholewheat 'sticks' flavoured with yeast extract (tastes like Marmite)

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    They are sold in 24g packs and contain 94 Kcals. Ingredients: Wholewheat Flour (80%), Flavouring [Yeast Extract (Barley), Salt, Vegetable Extracts, Spice Extracts (contains Celery Seed), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)], Vegetable Oils (Sunflower, Palm), Salt, White Pepper
     
  3. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    I find a lot of crisps/chips are greasy except Mccoys, twiglets are so moorish :thumbsup:
     
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  4. I try to avoid "regular" crisps/chips, but this one is an exception that I enjoy on occasion:

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    However, when I do want to snack on something, it's usually this, which is much healthier:

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  5. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I came across peas that are like a chip snack. I'm still unsure. I like them, but it's seems odd eating peas as a snack. I'll try and find a pic.
    I love delisio chips especially balsamic vinegar ones. Good with onion dip.
    Russ.
     
  6. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    Last night we tried a packet of these, it was like biting into raw chillis coated in sugar :sick: :sick:

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  7. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I sometimes get walker chips here from the uk shop. I like them.

    Russ
     
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  8. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    Walkers are good just not those.
     
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  9. Mountain Cat

    Mountain Cat Active Member

    I generally don't buy junk food.

    That being said, I do have an "addiction" to potato chips. And NOT the kettle cooked, supposedly healthier ones. Nope, Lays all the way, the saltier and more fried the better. Plain or ruffled, no added flavors.
     
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  10. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    No French onion dip? Dean's is our fav.
     
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  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to like crisps (chips in U.S.) especially Walker's plain crisps or Salt 'n Shake (never Kettle). But recently I've gone right off them. I find them to greasy. My favourite bought in snack is Twiglets. Which I think is actually quite 'healthy' as they are baked not fried.

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  12. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Do you have the baked veggie chips over there? DD has been buying them for the DGDs. I tried some the last time she had them when I was there. They are pretty good.
     
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  13. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    Twiglets are a favourite in this house :thumbsup:
     
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  14. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Yes we do. They are quite easy to make too.
     
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  15. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I've made Brussels sprout chips before and we liked them. In fact, I have to make extra when I'm using them in a dish or else someone ends up with red hands from me slapping them when he tries to steal some.

    DD doesn't cook anymore than she absolutely has to so cooking veggie chips would be out of the question for her.
     
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