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Who Would You Share Your Crisps With? #MustBeWalkers

Who Would You Share Your Crisps With?! Picture the scene – it’s 1996. Euro ’96 is in full swing. Neon clothes and Adidas tracksuits are all the rage, and a group of feisty women called “Spice Girls” are topping the charts with their high-kicking, zig-a-zig-ahh-ing hit ‘Wannabe’. The whole world is thinking about whether David Beckham is going to score, both on the pitch and off with Posh Spice.

It’s the summer between year 7 and year 8, and with a year of senior school under my belt, I think I know everything there is to know about being a grown up. My Nan and Grandad had moved to Lowestoft, but brought their caravan to a site in Essex for the summer, where we’d visit them and spend the day playing outside the caravan. I remember vividly asking if we could listen to the chart show on the radio and dancing to Wannabe with my cousin Laurie, each choosing a Spice Girl to emulate (if I remember rightly it was Baby for me and Sporty for Laurie!).

Nan always made the BEST picnics whenever we went on days out together- homemade ham rolls, cartons of Um Bongo and she’d only ever pack Walkers Crisps. She had very high standards, my Nanny Rene!

Spice Girls music evoke a lot of memories of my early teenage year and this day is one of my favourites. I can’t quite believe that was 23 year ago, and now that my grandparents are no longer with us, it’s all the more precious.

Spice Girls have teamed up with Walkers Crisps, 22 years after the first time, to create a new advert, which you can see here:

Despite his love of Walkers, the Spice Girls superfan jut cannot bring himself to share his crisps. I won’t lie; I’d find it hard to share them too! Aside from the people I love, there are very few people in the world who’d get my Walkers. Here are a few of them:

Jeremy Corbyn

We all know how much I love our Jez, so I’d definitely share my crisps with him, and luckily enough almost all of the Walkers flavours are suitable for vegetarians, so I wouldn’t need to worry about him not eating meat.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu is basically the coolest guy on the planet. As a family, we have a huge fondness for Keanu and he definitely deserves to share my Walkers!

Helen Sharman

Helen was the first British astronaut and the first woman in space. She’s got honorary doctorates from no fewer than 11 universities and she’s a HUGE inspiration to females, especially in the STEM fields. Plus, I bet you can’t get any decent crisps in space!

Who Would You Share Your Crisps With?!

Walkers is looking for a GENUINE Spice Girls superfan – The campaign will run on TV and digital throughout the summer schedule from 2nd June until the 21st July 2019. Check out some of the top entries we from the challenge leading up to the ad premier. For more information visit www.walkers.co.uk/besteverfan.

Walkers Mighty Lights Review

When I opened the door to the postman this morning and he was standing there with a rather large box, I had no idea what might be inside. Little did I know, the contents would change my day.

As you may or may not know, I’m diabetic, and I’m being closely monitored at the moment to see how I’m processing sugar, which means following a low GI diet and testing my blood 5-6 times a day. As a person who is, shall we say, a bit of a carb addict, low GI basically means cutting everything I enjoy out of my diet, which includes crisps.

So, when I opened the mystery box and saw three multipacks of Walkers Mighty Lights inside, I was unsure of how to proceed. I decided that the best thing to do was check the sugar content, try a bag and then test my blood sugar an hour later to see if my sugars had spiked. If they were still high an hour later, I’d have to put them firmly on the ‘Do Not Eat’ list.

Walkers Mighty Lights

Sausage sampled a bag of the Cheese and Onion and I had Chicken and the flavours of both were exactly as you’d expect from regular Walkers Crisps of these flavours and the texture of the crisps was great too, giving plenty of crunch without shredding the inside of your mouth!

Sausage and I both really enjoyed the Mighty Lights, and one of the things we liked was that although they’re a healthier alternative to crisps, they don’t feel like a compromise. They don’t have the dry, flavourless aspect that a lot of low-fat snacks suffer from and one bag was satisfying to the snacking urge.

But, the real acid test was what they’d done to my blood sugar levels – would the Mighty Lights have made my blood sugar levels spike, or were they low GI enough to be okay for me to enjoy?

Well, I’m thrilled to say that my test showed 4.6mmols of sugar an hour after eating – anything below 7.8mmols is fine, so to be at 4.6 is absolutely brilliant! In fact, the plain version of the Mighty Lights only contain 0.2g of sugar per bag, a negligible amount, making these a brilliant snack option for anyone concerned about their blood sugar, or following a low carb diet.

There’s more too, as the folks at Walkers told us – “With 30% less fat than standard crisps, Mighty Lights are perfect for kids’ lunchboxes. They are tasty, ridged crisps that come in three flavours – roast chicken, cheese and onion and lightly salted. All the flavours are suitable for vegetarians, and are available in shops nationwide. They’re made from real potatoes with no artificial colours of preservatives-  and they’re a source of fibre.”

All in all, I’m really pleased that we had the opportunity to try these snacks. Whilst I won’t be making a habit of snacking while I’m being monitored, it’s really nice to know that there are things I can enjoy which won’t affect my health, and that I can feel confident about giving to Sausage too.