Monday, 19 August 2013

Delicious Jacobs Oddities - A Guest Post By Lynn Fancy

This is a guest post by Lynn Fancy who blogs at A Slice of Lemon's Cake. Lynn is a mum, carer and all round lovely person.

Jacobs Oddities




I am not a usual crisp-a-holic but if I’m in the mood then multi packs beware I could eat the lot whilst watching TV and not even realise until it is too late!

I try not to have them in the house just because of that reason. Life is much easier if temptation is removed completely and I don’t have the opportunity to gorge myself to death like the man in the film Seven!

So when it comes to snacks if I do buy any in then I try to be has healthy as possible and so when I discovered Jacob’s Oddities on offer in my local supermarket I thought I would give them a go and buy them. Evan, my 11 year old garbage disposal unit (otherwise known as a growing boy) loves crisps so second reason why I don’t buy them.


He loves salt and vinegar flavour anything, so I purchased a couple of bags of Oddities in this flavour although they also are available in Smokey Bacon, Ready Salted, Cheese and Sour Cream & Chive.


You can buy a large sharing bag 125grams or a multi bag which holds 5 individual portion size packets (Smokey Bacon and Cheese also in 30 gram bags). Retailing at around £1.59 for the multi pack they are great value for money!

I find them absolutely delicious and the baked recipe makes them almost ‘puffy’ crackers – really light and crispy with a lovely texture.

They come in all different shapes which are also used as their main marketing strategy. Ev and I make up little stories whilst we eat them!

So here comes the science bit:

As they are baked the fat difference is huge, 24% LESS than a standard pack of Walkers crisps but they are high in carbs and protein. If you are looking for something to nibble on though as part of a calorie controlled diet and follow a sensible exercise plan they are very good:



There are 114 calories in a 1 bag serving of Jacob's Oddities.
Calorie Breakdown: 30% fat, 61% carbs, 9% protein.
There are 130 calories in a 1 bag serving of Walkers Salt and Vinegar Crisps.
Calorie breakdown: 54% fat, 41% carbs, 5% protein.

I think that is always what I miss on a ‘diet’ that lovely crunchy, crispy texture that you can really chomp on. Too much soft, sloppy and runny food can get so boring! On Slimming world they count as 5 syns so you could eat 3 in a day if you so wish. Weight Watchers have them as 3 points. So pretty much allowed on a healthy eating plan which is brilliant!

I would totally recommend them as an alternative to a bag of crisps and don’t be put off if one flavour isn’t to your taste, you are sure to find one that you can’t resist!

Yummy

* I was not paid for this review nor did I receive any products. This is a completely independent post on a product that I purchased myself - Lynn Fancy
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12 comments

  1. we love oddities, they are fab for picnics & so much more filling than crisps, lovely alternative.x

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    1. Nice to know they are filling, thanks for your comment Sue

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  2. They look tasty, lots of nice flavours too. Its good they are healthy as they would not last long in my house.

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  3. I keep meaning to try these! Now I'm going to have to, they sound lovely. It's always nice to find a snack that hits the salty-savoury spot without the calories! x

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  4. These look lush! I must admit I like to snack - but then my meals aren't big (is that naughty lol!)

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    1. nope if your meals aren't that big i think there is nothing wrong with snacking

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  5. I try not to snack but occasionally I will have a bag of crisps. However, these look nice so must keep get some next time I'm out

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