At the end of last year I signed up with BzzAgent which allows members to fill in surveys and receive free products to test and review. They warn you that you may only get one BzzCampaign a year because they'll only send you an invitation if it's something that will be relevant to you, but thus far I've been pretty lucky and received several products to review. They always show up at convenient times as well.
One of my most recent Campaigns was for Jacob's Cracker Crisps.
I'm always excited when I get an invitation for a new Campaign and when I
read I would be sent three packs (one of each flavour) of the new Jacob's
Cracker Crisps I figured they'd be little sample size packs. I was wrong, I
received one of each Sweet Thai Chilli, Sour Cream and Chive, and Sea Salt and
Balsamic Vinegar to try out and report back to BzzAgent about.
As I was looking for some good snackies to pack in my bag on the way to and
from Wales, I was thrilled. I mean, who doesn't want to get free edible
The Cracker Crisps are basically a cross between a cracker and a crisp. Think
Mini Cheddars but with a lot more flavour and they're supposed to be a lot
healthier than crisps. This latter point appealed to me since, along with the
girls I work with, I'm on a health kick. It's a bit of a failing health kick
(since as I'm writing this I'm munching on some chocolate) but the intention is
there and when I'm choosing snacks I am thinking about what's in them.
I'm not really a fan of spicy food so I knew from the start that the Sweet
Thai Chilli ones would probably not be up my street. I did try one or two
though, as a BzzAgent it is my duty after all. But I soon passed them on to Mr
Click who is far more spicily inclined than I am. I did eat enough to note that
they have a really strong flavour and, if you like spicy stuff, they've got a
bit of a bite to them.
I made do with the Sour Cream and Chive ones which were much more to my
liking. They're incredibly more-ish and it took quite a bit of self-restraint
not to eat the whole packet with my lunch. I wanted to save some to take on the
picnic walk I did with some of the girls from work. As I have to report back to
BzzAgent on the products I try, I like to try and share them with as many people
as I can.
They were a big hit. Everyone agreed that the flavour was really strong and
that they would probably go well with a dip of some kind. You could stick bowls
of them out at a party for people to help themselves to, or have them as a side
dish with a sandwich, salad or small snacky meal. They were perfect for a
I didn't try the Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar ones until I was travelling
down to Wales, saving what I thought would be my favourite ones til last. I have
to admit though, the Sour Cream and Chive ones are actually my favourite. The
Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar ones are a little heavy on the vinegar. I wouldn't
say it's overpowering but I can't go back to them as easily as I can with the
Hopefully they'll increase the range in the future because these are
definitely something I'll pick up again in the future.
If you're in the UK and you want to try these, leave a comment below
because I have three 50p off coupons for the first three commenters who want to
try some. Just leave a comment and I'll send you the link.