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, a 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 as 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!


* 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


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

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

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

  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

  4. the salt and vinegar sound yummy

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

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

  6. 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