Aldi Gluten Free Pea Snacks Review
I didn’t know what to expect when I saw this attractively packaged 21g product at Aldi’s checkout because it’s a pea snack but its in a crisp size packet? Well, as you can see in the pic they took me by surprise by the way they looked, I was half expecting round dried flavoured peas. But they are like crisps, like green Chipsticks! but shaped into a mini pea pod!
Well, what do they taste like? Well they crunch like Chipsticks and gives you what starts to taste like Salt and Vinegar but then BAM! a weird strong Earthy taste takes over and throws you off because crisps “don’t taste like this” you think in your head and then a taste of what tastes like real peas appear in the aftertaste kind of like biting into a pea in a pod in one go. Its quite weird but after a few of these light crunchy “crisps” you get to understand the taste more and start to get it! Its a pea snack, so it supposed to taste like peas! and it does at the end and in the aftertaste.
Do I like it? Kind of a tough question. Its just very weird, maybe my brain is not registering properly and has been thrown off by these veg tasting crisps but I did find myself eating more and more, faster and faster and as that happened they became more like regular Chipsticks, like a Pea/Veggie version. possibly. I feel like I’ve just tried someones peas from the allotment for some reason. But do I like it? I don’t hate it thats for sure and the salt and vinegar flavour which isn’t too strong but assists and helps the flavour helps and yes, I think I might like it, I may have to buy more just to see if I really do or is it because I’m just curious about the taste.
Either way, I just want to remind Coeliac sufferers that this product is also Gluten Free and for Health watchers its only 13% Fat which is much lower than a regular packet of crisps and has much more Fibre in. This is an intriguing product that may be worth a try buy you guys and let me know what you think.
Dried Marrowfat Peas(69%), Rapeseed Oil, White Rice Flour, Sea Salt and Vinegar Seasoning(Potato Maltodextrin, Sea Salt, Acids: Citric Acid. Malic Acid; Balsamic Vinegar Powder, Salt, Yeast Extract, Flavouring, Sugar), Firming Agent: Calcium Carbonate
None Stated. Contains No Artificial Colours, Flavourings or Preservatives
|Typical Values||Per 100g||Per Pack 21g|
|of which saturates||0.8g||0.2g|
|of which sugars||2.8g||0.6g|
*Prices correct at time of publishing
VERY INTERESTING, WEIRD BUT ARE PEA LIKE