Thursday, 1 September 2016

Have you tried Roots Vegetable Crisps?

Well, I didn't win the big Premium Bonds prize again this month, but I have done pretty well on smaller giveaways in August. I love entering competitions and those of you who follow me on Twitter will have noticed a major upsurge in #winitwednesday and #freebiefriday retweets now we actually have an address to which prizes can be sent. In the past three weeks I have been fortunate enough to be the name out of the metaphorical hat on five occasions! I've already received glam tights from Love Your Legs, plus I am anticipating coffee and a book from The Pigeonhole, a book from Goodreads and a lovely wooden word from Coniston Crafts. Yay me!

And yesterday a cheerful courier staggered up the steps to our door with a big box of crisps! I'd won a month's worth of Roots Crisps from Huntapac.

If this is a new name to you - it was to me until they tweeted - Huntapac are based in Tarleton, Lancashire, so we were actually close by when we pitched up our caravan at Garstang last summer. The company is one of Britain's leading growers of carrots and parsnips and these vegetables, together with beetroot, are what make up Roots crisps. Thin slices of carrot, parsnip and beetroot are cooked by hand in sunflower oil and lightly seasoned with sea salt. That's it! No great long lists of preservatives, additives, flavourings and unpronounceable chemical compounds. Just British grown and fried root veg with a dash of salt.

They're delicious!
And pretty!

Of course Dave wasn't overly impressed at being promised crisps and then being presented with VEGETABLES, but he did say that they are 'fantastically crispy crunchy'. Praise indeed! I wondered if a bag of Roots Crisps counts towards my five a day and decided that it probably doesn't, but I think they're a great way to jazz up a dull sandwich and to add colour to a picnic spread. I appreciate too that they don't irritate my mouth. The flavour coating on many other brands tends to be so strong that it gives me ulcers if I eat more than just a few crisps. With Roots Crisps though the flavour is naturally that of the vegetables themselves so I don't have to worry.

If you'd like to buy and try Roots Crisps for yourself, they are stocked at Booth's supermarkets and at all these other places on the Roots website map.

Thank you Huntapac!

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