Another snack review

Evening everyone,

Tonight I’m going to review a few snacks I’ve been eating. These are the type of snacks you don’t want to eat often, they are vegan but they are not healthy and have some ingredients that you probably shouldn’t eat. I ate them and reviewed them so I thought I would just let you know what they were like. Another thing is that they all contain palm oil, this is an ingredient that I am going to start cutting out of my diet, it’s not an animal product but it’s production causes a lot of animal suffering (I may do a little post with some information soon).

The first product is these Tropical Sun chilli and lime green peas, the lime in the seasoning was intense and the chilli was the kind that catches up on you and stays for a while. I couldn’t eat a lot of these because they were just too spicy for me, even if the peas were perfectly crunchy. I picked up the 120g pouch at the 99p shop.


Ingredients: Green peas (65%), sugar, wheat flour, rice flour, modified tapioca starch, stabiliser: corn starch, lime chili flavouring (2%) (sugar, powdered lime, salt, dextrose, spices, citric acid), salt, soy sauce, and palm oil.

Next is the Tabasco sweet chilli BBQ popcorn, this was a flavouring which was something I’ve never tried before so I gave them a go. The combination of flavours was really nice, a real mix of sweet and spicy with deep BBQ notes. If I could find a healthier version of this I would be a happy lady. I also picked this bag up from the 99p shop.


Ingredients: Tabasco® BBQ: corn, vegetable oil (palm), sugar, barbeque seasoning (13%) (sugar, salt, dried vegetables (tomato powder, onion, garlic), herbs and spices (paprika), flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), yeast extract, dextrose, vegetable oil (rapeseed), paprika extract, acidity regulator (citric acid), spice extract (black pepper extract), aroma (smoked flavouring)), and Tabasco® brand spray dry flavouring (1,3%) (Tabasco® brand pepper sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), maltodextrin).

I also got a pack of Village Pride plantain chips from the 99p shop, in the sweet flavour, they were a nice change from dried banana. There’s not much else to say about them because they were pretty simple.

Ingredients: Ripe plantain, vegetable palm oil, and sugar.


The last product is the Snyders jalapeno pretzel pieces, I saw these on Peta’s US snack list and noticed that Tesco stocked them in their world food section so I picked up a 340g pack. These were really delicious, I’m not even going to lie. They had the perfect amount of spice which tickles the throat and almost makes you cry. I love jalapeno everything. The pretzels are lovely, crunchy and even had some burnt bits which were actually quite tasty. I’m not going to eat them again but they will hold a special place in my heart. I paid a hefty £3.30 for the pack at Tesco.


Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate riboflavin, folic acid), palm oil, water, salt, dextrose, jalapeno peppers, maltodextrin, modified corn starch, flavour enhancers: monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, corn starch, onion powder, torula yeast, garlic powder, paprika, vinegar powder, yeast, parsley, soy bean oil, paprika extract, flavouring, and raising agent: sodium bicarbonate.

Hope you’ve had a fantastic day


Published by charmoflove

I blog about vegan and cruelty free products.

6 thoughts on “Another snack review

  1. I love those plantain chips and would love to try the peas and the pretzel pieces. It’s such a shame that a lot of the Jamaican type snacks include palm oil when I’m sure other oils could be used – which is why I don’t buy things with palm oil in very often – although Finding snacks without wheat or dairy is difficult enough! :0/

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    1. Yeah it annoys me because I know I shouldn’t be buying palm oil, and it really is difficult in some stores. I was just so happy that there was no dairy in them that I bought the snacks, I was on the way to the cinema 🙂


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