Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Walkers Mighty Lights - The perfect crisp sandwich

So we all know about my sordid and dirty love affair with crisps. What can I say, I just love those crispy little suckers.

Now lets get down to the nitty gritty and talk flavours. As a child I was all about the prawn cocktail, I couldn't get enough. My mum used to buy the big multi-packs to go into packed lunches and the two packets of prawn cocktail barely lasted an hour after purchase.

Weirdly I can't stand prawn cocktail these days, far too sweet. My adult palate has adapted and I am all about the cheese and onion these days. Give me a back of walkers cheese and onion and two slices of bread and I am in crisp-sandwich heaven!

For the optimal crisp sandwich you need the most basic of white bread, slathered in butter, a liberal sprinkling of crisps and you are good to go. The most important step in creating the perfect crisp sandwich is the smoosh (a technical term). Simply push down with a flattened palm onto the sandwich, this breaks the crisps into smaller, more manageable pieces and stops too many falling out when eating.

These Mighty Lights are actually really tasty. I am always a little wary of "diet" or "low fat" crisps as there is always the danger of losing flavour and texture along with the calories but these seem to find a good balance. They are ridged like the Walkers Baked variety but are not as thick or crunchy (much better for crisp sandwich purposes).

Mighty Lights have 30% less fat and at 114 calories per pack (3 Weight Watcher's Propoints) they'd make a great addition to my lunch box.

Mighty Lights are available from all major supermarkets at around £1.90 for a pack of 6.

They are available in 3 flavours; Lightly Salted, Roast Chicken and Cheese and Onion. The cheese and onion were the clear favourite in our house. The "lightly" salted were in fact incredible salty and neither of us enjoyed them. I would definitely buy the cheese and onion variety again.

Are you partial to a crisp sandwich? What is your guilty pleasure food?

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  1. Why did you remind me of these? How did I forget about crisp sandwiches? Come back willpower!

  2. I need a crisp sandwich now!

  3. Ha, I love that you blogged about a crisp sandwich. One of the sadly neglected greats of British food ;)

    1. I was tempted to write an actual recipe, but felt it a step too far! lol

  4. Gosh, I think tomorrow will call for a crisp sandwich, I might have to be really childish and go for skips!

    1. Would skips work in a crisp sandwich? Would the moisture of the butter soften them? Interesting.

      I wonder if a quaver would also work? Experimentation is needed.

  5. Hari OM
    A variation on the good ol' chip butty I'm thinking? When I was working my first ever 'real' employment, the boss lady (a VERY scary woman) used to force feed us her favourite morning tea treat; a bap roll, with a slice (as in 1/4 inch unspread) butter, topped off with two parts Fry's Chocolate Cream bar.

    Every day. I kid you not. I have never recovered. YAM-aunty xxx


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