Wednesday 11 February 2015

Today's Review: Hula Hoops Puft

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


  1. If I am totally honest these are rip off. they are in a large packet that is less than half full. They taste great but I would rather have a packet of ordinary hula hoops. The profit on these must be huge but then I suppose that's the idea.

    1. Yeah, the packs were pretty empty. That's how have so few calories, right?

  2. I just love PUFT salted. They are light and soft so do not cut your cheek and gums as some spikey crisps do.

  3. I was hoping that they were like the wonderful POTATO PUFFS snack we used have in the 60s and 70s.

  4. I just love the beef flavoured Hula hoop puffs
    They are light they melt in your mouth and only 72 cal a pack love them

  5. Might as well have just called them quavers lol, hardly any difference lol

  6. I have tried the BBQ flavour but unfortunately all I could taste was Worcestershire sauce. Not nice. Very disappointed

  7. Doesn't really work, stick with original