Monday, 2 September 2013

Walkers Mighty Lights - Review

We do love a crisp or two in this house so when we were offered some Walkers Mighty Lights to try we didn't think too hard before saying "Yes please"! We were sent a plentiful supply - 3 multi-packs in each of the 3 available flavours; roast chicken, cheese and onion and lightly salted. They arrived while I was at work, so being ravenous when I got home, I scoffed a packet of cheese and onion in 2 minutes flat! I thought they were pretty tasty, but I'm going to have to admit that they didn't touch the sides that first time! So of course I had to try them again, and again and again....

I thought they were were really tasty, they packed a good amount of flavour and crunch and were really fresh. I think a ridged crisp is generally crunchier and gives good texture. You can tell that the crisps have 30% less fat, they aren't greasy, have a drier texture - they go well with a cold beer I think - although that kind of undoes the benefits of less fat and all that good fibre!

The kids liked the lightly salted flavour, they weren't keen on the other flavours, but that's no reflection on the crisps themselves as they don't like flavoured crisps as a rule. I do like the way they tentatively try unknown crisps though - very lightly sticking their tongue on them to assess the flavour before accepting or rejecting them! I also am the luck owner of a licked crisp if they decide its a flavour they don't like! We took them on quite a few National Trust picnics and shared them out with other kids who also snaffled them quite quickly.

Now here are the facts! 

With 30% less fat than standard crisps, Mighty Lights are perfect for kids' lunchboxes. They are tasty, ridged crisps. All the flavours are suitable for vegetarians, and are available in shops nationwide. They're made from real potatoes with no artificial colours or preservatives -  and they're a source of fibre.

We didn't just eat the crisps on their own either, we used them to make a nice crunchy crumb on some homemade chicken nuggets. Now foolishly I didn't take any photos of these as they got scoffed before I remembered! But they are really easy to make and I'll be making them again like so:

Chicken Nugget Recipe:

Heat the oven to 190/ Gas mark 5

4 chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 heaped tablespoon of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of American mustard
2 bags of lightly salted Walkers Mighty Light crisps

- Mix the Mayonnaise and mustard together
- Coat all the chicken chunks in the mayo and mustard mixture
- Get the kids to bash up the bags of crisps with a rolling pin and then coat the chicken pieces in the crunched up crisps
- Pop in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes and turn halfway - should be lovely and golden when they come out

This one is great for involving the kids as they love bashing up the crisps!

We'll definitely be buying Walkers Mighty Lights again and with lunchboxes becoming a regular thing in our house with Isla starting school this September she might find them in her lunchbox occasionally.

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  1. That looks a yummy recipe, will give it a go!

    Vicky x

  2. Love the sound of your home made chicken nuggets recipe yum! x

  3. Love the sound of your home made chicken nuggets recipe yum! x