Review of Lidl Bats & Webs Barbecue Snacks

With Halloween fast approaching I found myself in Lidl looking at their special buys section. Next to this I spotted a display of Halloween themed savoury snacks. I spotted a packet which was barbecue flavour and decided to grab a packet to take home to try.

I liked the simple orange packaging with a picture of a bat to the centre and a spider on a web to the bottom left of the front of the packet. In addition to this there is an accurate picture of the snacks inside and the phrase terrifyingly tasty to the top right corner. Onto the ingredients list no allergens are highlighted. No allergens are highlighted on the ingredients list and there is a may contain warning for gluten.

On opening the packet I was greeted by a fairly weak barbecue aroma. This aroma did not change on my famous close up sniff test. The snacks were of a varying sizzle and in the shape of webs and bats. They didn’t have an obvious scattering of the barbecue flavouring on them. On biting into the chips was a nice clean crunch was noted. The barbecue flavouring wasn’t scattered eveningly across the snacks and as a result it was hit and miss on the flavour front. After trying a few snacks there was a powdery residual left on my fingers from the flavouring. A little disappointing as the flavouring on the snacks were a little hit and miss in the first place. So loosing more of this may have impacted on the strength of the flavour which wasn’t that strong in the first place.

So would I recommend these barbecue snacks, no I wouldn’t. I liked the festive style of this savoury snack and enjoyed their crunchy texture. But their lack of flavour and powdery residual just outweighed this. So if you follow a dairy free, or a vegan diet I would give this Halloween treat a miss. Sorry Lidl but this festive savoury treat just wasn’t for me.

74 Comments

  1. October 27, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Shame those were no good. We are looking out for snacks for the tea party on Halloween – trick or treating is hungry work! #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Hi it sure can be these wont been featuring in ours.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Indeed I was so looking for to enjoying these over the weekend.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Oh you should perhaps give them a try then.

  2. October 27, 2017 / 11:44 am

    That’s a shame, but they look good. Possibly good for children who don’t like too strong flavours on their crisps

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Hi, yes they probably would be a good idea for children who don’t like strong flavours.

  3. Jodie
    October 27, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the honest review! They are fun shaped though!
    Have a great weekend!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      They are indeed fun shaped.

  4. mammasschool
    October 27, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    What a shame after the great idea. Hubby is vegan and could have been another thing he could have for nibbles when we were in the UK. Never mind! #thatfridaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Hi, yes it was indeed a fab idea just a shame the flavour didn’t match the cuteness of the snacks.

  5. Ashleigh
    October 27, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    These seem like they had the potential to be good, shame that they weren’t!

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      They did indeed have a plot of potential never mind.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi, yes I try to be as honest as I can be. It was needed a shame as I love barbecue flavoured crisps as well.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      They are indeed cute great for a children’s party just a shame about the flavour.

  6. October 27, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I do not think these would be for me. I do not even like real BBQ.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Yes they certainly wouldn’t be.

  7. lisamclachlan
    October 27, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    These are so cute! Such a shame the flavour doesn’t match the appearance though. But, as some commentators have noted, they’d probably be ideal for children. As I’m doing the shop tomorrow, including for a Hallowe’en kids party, then this is a timely post, thank you!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Hi, yes they probably would be good for children with the flavour and their cute design. Have a great Halloween thanks for stopping by.

  8. October 28, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I really don’t like the powdery residual. Not my kind of tasting. Thanks for liking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Yes it can be a tad off putting, hey ho more Halloween snacks to try.

  9. October 29, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Shame they weren’t nice great honest review Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Hi, it was indeed a shame never mind I have alternative Halloween treats.

  10. October 29, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Ah no! I hate it when you find something and look forward to trying it but it doesn’t live up to the expectations! They look good too and I love the packaging.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Hi, they do look good as does the packaging sometimes you just can’t have it all.

  11. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 29, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Paul would say “look over substance” coz they do look really cool. Such a shame it does not live up to expectations! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Hi I am loving the link to Paul, but they indeed look cool and great for kids.

  12. October 29, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Ahh that’s a shame the flavour wasn’t so good as I always like the idea of themed snacks especially if it’s for something like Halloween. Plus being much more of a savoury gal it would be nice to find a halloween snack that isn’t sweet. xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Hi, yes the idea is great and I love my savoury treat but sadly these just didn’t deliver.

  13. October 29, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Awed these look so nice and festive, it’s such a huge shame that they lacked flavour as they would have been such a cute Halloween snack!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Hi, they sure would never mind they are still cute.

  14. October 29, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    It’s disappointing that these weren’t what you expected. I’m quite fussy with food though, so I probably wouldn’t have even had the guts to try something new!

    Vicky x
    http://www.vickyviews.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Hi, yes it was a little disappointing but never mind. I try whatever food I can and use the excuse that it is so that I can blog about it 😊

  15. October 29, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Ahh such a shame these didn’t work out for you! I find the hardest thing about being vegan is getting the right snacks as I feel it’s pretty hard to find some decent ones

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, it sure can be hard to find but I personally think that it is certainly becoming a lot more easier. Thanks for stopping by, C.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Indeed it was a shame never mind. I always try to be as honest as possible with my reviews.

  16. October 29, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Ah that’s a shame! The packaging and look of them was so cute x

    Morgan x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Indeed it was but the packaging was indeed cute.

  17. October 29, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I love that you give such honest reviews of these products! Even if it’s just saving a £1 here or there, theres nothing worse than buying a snack you’re really looking forward to, and then discovering that it’s pants lol! So will defo be giving these a miss I think! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments I really appreciate it. Indeed there’s nothing worse when something does turn out to be pants whatever the cost.

  18. October 29, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    It’s always disappointing when they don’t taste the way you hope, personally I like a strong BBQ flavour, so thanks for sharing as think I will give these a miss

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Hi, if you like a string flavour then you are indeed right to give these a miss.

  19. October 30, 2017 / 2:08 am

    I usually don’t like the BBQ flavored snacks. 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      I would give these a miss then.

  20. October 30, 2017 / 11:43 am

    These look delicious and fun perfect for a Halloween treat! Happy Halloween X #mmbc

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      They are indeed sadly I didn’t like the flavour.

  21. October 30, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    These do look good, but what a shame they don’t taste the way you expected them too. x #mondaystumble

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      They are cute aren’t they and perfect for children.

  22. October 31, 2017 / 7:11 am

    These look so yummy! I love BBQ snacks! #DreamTeam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Sadly they weren’t.

      • November 1, 2017 / 4:12 am

        I was really depressed for you. There’s nothing worse than a crap snack.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          November 3, 2017 / 5:41 pm

          I know very disappointed.

  23. October 31, 2017 / 7:20 am

    They look like they have so much potential #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      They sure do but they just didn’t deliver sadly.

  24. October 31, 2017 / 7:25 am

    They seem like a nice idea. Just a shame they lacked favour.

    #DreamTeam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Indeed but never mind, thanks for stopping by.

  25. October 31, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Sorry to hear this Halloween treat was below par. They look fab though and we like the shapes! #TwinklyTuesday #DreamTeam x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Never mind they do look fab though.

  26. November 2, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Wonderful, honest review! Sometimes, things are just not as they should be! #mondaystumble xo

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you, I try to be as honest as possible.

  27. November 3, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Ahh it’s a shame these were not very good. They looked great from the packet though right? They may have better suited someone who likes quite mild flavours. Thanks for sharing with the #dreamteam x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Hi, I think you are right and maybe great for children.

  28. November 3, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Hi Chloe, that’s a shame, they look perfect for Halloween. The packaging looks so promising too.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    XX

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Indeed it was but they did look cute and the packaging was fab.

  29. November 4, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Oh that’s a shame. These things can be so hit and miss though can’t they? Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Hi, they sure can be , never mind.

  30. November 5, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Booooooo! What a let down. They look fab though. Hopefully they will listen to feedback and improve the flavour. Thanks for linking up to the #bigpinklink this week.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Hi, I hope that they will do, thanks for stopping by.

  31. November 6, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Oh dear what a shame! I’m a recent convert to Lidl & have been very impressed with their offering #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 7, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      It was but never mind. I find their stuff can be a little hit and miss sometimes.

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