Review of Salt Pom-Bear Salt & Vinegar Crisps

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I love my Pom Bears, in fact I have them most days with my packed lunch at work. Until recently the plain variety were the only flavour of Pom Bears suitable for my dairy free diet. That was until the salt and vinegar flavour was introduced, so of course I just had to give them a try. It took me a little while to get some as they were always out of stock, a promising sign I thought, but what did I think? How did they compare to me old faithful plain Pom Bears? Please read on to find out.
Onto the packaging well I well I just love this, with what I describe as the king bear introducing you to the rest of the Pom Bears who are politely waving back at you. The crisps are clearly labelled and marketed as being gluten free. They are also suitable for a vegetarian diet. Onto the ingredients list barley and soya are highlighted in the ingredients list as allergens and there is no my contain warning. This therefore makes them suitable for my dairy free diet.
On opening the crisps I noted the salt and vinegar aroma which wasn’t to strong or overpowering. This didn’t change on my close up sniff test. The crisps had an even distribution of flavouring noted on them. On biting into the crisps there was a nice crunch noted followed by a slight airy texture. Onto the flavour it was definitely salt and vinegar. It was pleasant but just not as strong as I had hoped. Perhaps I am being a tad unfair as the crisps are clearly aimed at the children’s market. If I am honest I prefer the plain Pom Bear flavour. These remain a staple in my packed lunch most days. Onto a positive note the crisps have a nice texture and didn’t leave any greasy or powdery residual from the flavouring on my fingers. This is personally a big bonus for me.
So would I recommend these crisps? Yes I would. The flavour wasn’t as strong as I had hoped but it was pleasant. They were not greasy, had a good crunch and didn’t leave a powdery residual on my fingers. Most of all it was great to have a flavoured packet of Pom Bears that I can enjoy. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free or a vegetarian diet why not give these crisps a try. So thank you Pom Bear for producing another flavoured packet of crisps that I can have.


  1. March 30, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Aww such cute crisps 😀 I’d be a sucker for them if they sold them in Estonia xD

    • March 31, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Hi, they are very cute and delicious. If you pop over to the UK you will have to grab some.

  2. March 30, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    That’s good that you can eat them! I didn’t know that other flavours weren’t suitable for those with allergies to dairy. I haven’t seen salt and vinegar flavour before…is it new?

    • April 2, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Hi, they have been around for a while but are quiet hard to find.

  3. Le Coin de Mel
    April 2, 2017 / 12:00 am

    We all love Pom Bears in this house! We always go for the plain old ready salted flavour, and I could literally demolish a whole pack of 6 🙂 Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • April 2, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Yes it is very easy to eat a whole pack. I use the excuse that they are small ?.

  4. April 3, 2017 / 5:45 am

    I didn’t realise these were gluten free, I just remember liking them as a kid because they were teddy shaped!! Thanks for sharing for #marvmondays x

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      I think it’s s bonus that they are gluten free. I had no idea that they were so popular.

  5. April 3, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I haven’t had Pom Bears for ages. I could really eat some now! Glad you have two flavours to pick from. #MarvMondays

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      They are great snack and seem to very popular. The ready salted are my favourite.

  6. abbeylouisarose
    April 3, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I’ve always loved Pom Bears from an early age, there’s something about cute shaped food that is just irresistible! I must admit that the ready salted flavour is my favourite, I’m not a big salt and vinegar lover!

    Abbey ?

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Hi they are great for any age the ready salted are my favourite ones as well.

  7. April 3, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    PomBears are my favourite crisps! My boyfriend always brings me then when I need cheering up!
    I’m boring though and only like the plain flavour!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      They are my favourite flavour as well. I always have a multi pack at home.

  8. Sophie
    April 3, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I LOVE Pom Bears! Although ready salted will always be my favourite flavour, such a shame the cheese and onion ones aren’t 🙁

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Yes the plain ones are the best and I never get bored of them.

  9. Corinne & Kirsty ? (@corinnekirsty)
    April 3, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I should never read your post when I am starving. Coz now I want to eat junk food! I never tried these but they look delicious! xx Corinne

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Sorry, but you should try this brand of crisps as they are yummy.

  10. April 4, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    We love Pom bears! It’s great that their suitable for dairy free etc! #MarvMondays

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      They seem to be a very popular choice and perfect for any age.

    • April 7, 2017 / 5:56 am

      Yes they are a great snack for all and the size is just perfect.

    • April 11, 2017 / 6:21 am

      Hi, they sure are and s great savoury treat for all.

  11. April 15, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I love Pom Bears – in fact possibly more than my kids do if that’s possible. I haven’t tried the salt and vinegar variety but they sound like a winning formula to me! I like my crisps to not be too strong and I’m sure the kids will love them! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • April 15, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Hi, I’m sure that you would love this flavour. It’s only since I did this that I am discovering just how popular Pom Bears are with grown ups.

  12. April 18, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    They are just the cutest crisps ever. hehehe
    We haven’t had them for years. My girls used to love them. I think I will add them to the shopping list soon.

    • April 19, 2017 / 6:01 am

      They are indeed very cute and so popular I had no idea. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment much appreciated, Chloe.

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