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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Snack-a-Jacks Mini Bites Confirmed sighting: Snack-a-Jacks Mini Bites
Posted: 17:01 Fri 08-Oct-2004. Price: About 60p/ 28g bag. Location: Various newsagents, North London. Sub-flavours: Mature Cheddar and Red Onion, Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli, Tangy Tomato and Red Pepper. Nutritional unusualness: What the Walkers site tantalisingly describes as "Real Food Flavours".
Snackspot reports: I've (at last!) tracked down all three flavours of this new Snack-a-Jacks form factor, and am pleased to report that they definitely get the thumbs-up from me. Most of my comments regarding Snack-a-Jack Spudz ("Imagine a madman's ultra-futuristic attempt to create KP Skips from entirely synthetic ingredients...") still apply, but only the Sour Cream and Chilli flavour has survived from the original lineup, while the two new ones more than make up for the absence of the inventive - perhaps too inventive? - "Smoked Bacon and cheese" and "Oriental barbecue". You know it pains me to praise another PepsiCo product, but complete with the authentic taste of "real food", these are truly the crisps of the future!

...I don't think anyone else is going to report these in, so I'll just mention that Jacob's Thai Bites Fusions were a bit of a potato/ rice-cracker hybrid disappointment (though I've only tried the Thai Red Curry and Coriander variety - your mileage may vary). And still they come, with The Grocer reporting that advertising is about to commence for Ryvita Minis (in Mature Cheddar and Onion, Tomato Salsa, Cream Cheese and Chive, or Garlic and Herb), while Weight Watchers are wielding their own Low Fat Rice Sticks (in Salt and Vinegar, Thai Sweet Chilli, Mediterranean Tomato), pioneeringly "cooked in air rather than in oil".


Posted: 14:05 Mon 11-Oct-2004 by "Grimm" # permalink comment
Comment: Looking at that Walkers site - it proudly describes Snack a Jack mini bites as "Less than 10% Fat Free"...is that a good thing?
Posted: 15:09 Mon 11-Oct-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, "less that 10% fat free" would imply that 10 % or less of the product has no fat in it. Which means that 90% or more of the product by deduction has fat in it. Therefore you might as well just eat rice flavoured lard. Maybe, its a new line in anti diet foods, for people that dare to be different (or hugely obese) whichever is easier.
Posted: 22:07 Wed 13-Oct-2004 by "Mozzfan" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried the Rivita minis Cream Cheese and Chive flavour - absolutley FOUL!!! these are truly like eating cardboard & the taste is awful.
Posted: 19:05 Sun 24-Oct-2004 by "Jacqui " # permalink comment
Comment: Have recently tried the snack a jacks vanilla - marvellous taste - i adore vanilla...cheese and red onion mini bites also delicious - i am doing weight watchers at the moment and they work out at 2 points a bag - weight watchers will understand! keep up the excellent range of flavours.Thanx
Posted: 13:34 Wed 27-Oct-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried the Garlic & Herb Ryvita Minis. I've never been a Ryvita fan, and that's still the case. (contains Trehalose)
Posted: 14:20 Wed 27-Oct-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hey Lee thought I might see you at dorkbot last week but Gav said you had a dental emergency - hope it's better now + were the (alarmingly chewy?) Ryvita Minis to blame?
Posted: 15:53 Wed 27-Oct-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: Fine thanks, Snackspot. Ryvita not to blame - more like several decades of reckless snack adventuring. (BTW I have a fricking email address, you know.)
Posted: 23:53 Sun 07-Nov-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ah yeah sorry (though ever since i got gmail everything looks like an online discussion board to me - hey everyone, get in touch via the sightings form if you want one of my special "invites" to try out gmail.com for free. i've got at least 4 left - for anyone who's sent in good sightings in the past or can simply be bothered, frankly...)
Posted: 21:18 Thu 18-Nov-2004 by "Queenmedusa" # permalink comment
Comment: Yummy - so much nicer than the large SaJs. I love the chilli flavour. Sadly they're not as low in fat as you'd expect from a rice cake but still gorgeous and less fatty than most crisps.
Posted: 13:44 Mon 06-Mar-2006 by "Trudge" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know if plain (salted) snack-a-jacks are still available? Haven't been able to find them for ages...
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