Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Kellogg's Special K Cracker Crisps Review

After spotting these Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Crisps on a US Pinterest board recently, I wondered whether they’d ever be sold here in the UK. Then, a couple of days ago in Sainsbury’s, there they were, taking pride of place at the end of an aisle in a spot reserved for special offers and new arrivals.

Of course, I had to buy some. There are three varieties to choose from and since they’re one of the Special K brand, there’s lots of calorie information on the packs. The Sour Cream and Onion variety prominently displays on the front that each serving is 95 calories. And even more helpfully mentions that a serving is 21 crisps.

Special K Cracker Crisps are packed into 100g boxes, imitating the look of their cereal packs. They open up at the top like a regular cereal box and inside is a sealed foil wrapper. It would be very easy to open the box up and munch your way through the whole lot. But if you’re counting calories, and want to keep your snacks to around 100 calories, then at least you know that 21 cracker crisps = 95 calories.

The three flavours are: Sour Cream & Onion, Sweet Chilli and Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar.

A message on the box:
'Introducing New Special K Cracker Crisps, the deliciously moreish savoury snack that you can feel good about. Delightfully thin crisps with a distinctive satisfying crunch. Available in a tempting range of tantalizing flavours – at 95 calories per generous sized serving of 21 crisps*. (* per average 23g serving).'
I even went as far as weighing out 23g and after counting them, found there were exactly 21 crisps. So they’re not telling any porky pies on the box. This makes each cracker crisp worth 4.5 calories each. The box is 100g but it doesn't mention how many servings per box (like cereal boxes do). Doing the maths, there should be enough for just over four servings.

Inside the pack
Although the box seems to weigh next to nothing, a serving of 21 crisps is surprisingly large (as shown in the photo). They’re different to any other crisp type snacks I’ve tried. The main ingredients are tapioca starch, dried potato and wheat flour. They’re crunchy, but don’t have the same consistency as crisps. In fact, it’s a little bit like Ryvita Crackerbread. The Sour Cream & Onion flavour is quite mild but flavoursome and the 21 crisps do make a satisfying snack.
A serving of 21 cracker crisps (on a side plate)
Available in larger supermarkets. Suitable for vegetarians.

Nutrition Information per serving 23g (Sour Cream & Onion): 95 calories, 1.5g protein, 16g carbohydrates, 1.5g sugars, 2.5g fat, 0.5g saturates, 2g fibre, 0.53g salt.

Nutrition Information per serving 23g (Sea Salt): 95 calories, 1g protein, 17g carbohydrates, 2g sugars, 2g fat, 0.3g saturates, 1.5g fibre, 0.6g salt.

Nutrition Information per serving 23g (Sweet Chilli): 94 calories, 1g protein, 17g carbohydrates, 1.5g sugars, 2g fat, 0.3g saturates, 5g fibre, 0.51g salt.


  1. Oooh I have some of the sour cream and onion ones in the cupboard which I must try. Only just remembered I bought them!



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