Review of Tesco’s Prawn Shells Prawn Cocktail Flavour Tapioca Snacks

I was suprised to find out on twitter that some brands of prawn shell style crisps are milk free and therefore suitable for a dairy and or lactose free diet. One particular brand that was highlighted was Tesco’s own brand. So I decided that I would give them a try. I checked the ingredients and they appeared to be both milk and gluten free. I liked the packaging as it was a nice girlie pink colour. You can get them either in a multipack or a large packet format. I choose the multipack so that I could add it to my lunchbox as a rare change from my usual plain crisps.
Each packet weighs 14.4g contains 76 calories, 4.2g of fat, 1.3g of sugar and 0.3g of fat. I was personally suprised by their low calorie content, this meant I could have them as part of my fasting day on the 5:2 diet if I so wished. The crisps themselves are in the shspe of a shell, are cream in colour with pink streaks. I could see clumps of the flavouring in the form of powder on the crisps and st the bottom of the crisp bag. On biting into the crisps they were slightly crunchy but then seemed to partially melt on my tongue. I liked this combination of textures. As for the flavouring I personally thought that this was very artificial. I don’t think this was helped by the residual of the flavouring on the crisps and in the bag. I have tied to show this below but the photo is not that clear.
I would have these crisps again as a change from my regular crisps once I had got bored with the alternatives. I would say they were ok, but not great and too artificial in my opinion. Sorry Tesco but I have had much nicer crisps.


  1. thomas herron
    November 18, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Can you please tell me if your packet of prawn shells are glutenfree
    Because it does not state it on the packet

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