Hula Hoops are a classic, nice crunchy potato rings that you can't help but squeeze onto your fingers before eating. For as long as I remember they've remained unchanged, in relatively few flavours, but now we have Hula Hoops Puft, a lighter, puffier version.
Well, they don't seem to be air popped, which seems to be the trend with crisps right now. Instead, they're just puffed. I don't know the motive behind it. Sure, there are less calories, but maybe it's just a chance to try a twist on a classic. These Hula Hoops are bigger than the average, and substantially thicker too, but as far as density goes they're quite a bit lighter. The texture is interesting, much like Quavers or Pom Bears. In fact, to me, these are right in the middle, the flavour of original Pom Bears, but with the thickness of Quavers. It's interesting to have that texture in Hula Hoop form was a little strange at first, but hey, it works.
As for the flavour, it's pretty good. There's definitely a salted taste on each hoop, but I found while I got quite a hit of flavour after first popping one in my mouth, it didn't take long for it to fade and leave me with just the taste of crisp itself. I think perhaps the hoops are a little too big, and there's not enough flavour to stop them becoming bland as you eat. Still, this is a nice variety of Hula Hoops that's worth a go, especially with such a low calorie count. They don't reach the heights of the classic ones though.
My rating: 4/5