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NOW CLOSED Testers needed to try new Walkers Hoops and Crosses - sign up now!

(140 Posts)
TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Apr-13 10:07:43

Walkers have asked us to find 200 MNers to try out their new Hoops and Crosses with their DCs and give feedback on a thread on MN.

Here is what Walkers say about Hoops and Crosses: "Walkers Hoops and Crosses deliver a source of wholegrain in every pack. Each bag is packed full of flavour and contains no artificial colours or preservatives. As well as being a tasty, crunchy source of wholegrain, they contain 30% less fat than the average potato crisp - a great option for the lunchbox without compromising on flavour or quality."

If you are picked to be a tester you'll be sent 2 multipacks of Hoops and Crosses - one salt and vinegar and one roast beef flavour. Walkers will be sending these out w/c 15 Apr so please only sign up if you and your DCs will be available to give them a try and add your feedback to a thread on MN around then. All testers who add their feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 voucher for John Lewis.

Please click here to sign up.

Thanks and good luck!

AmandinePoulain Tue 09-Apr-13 10:09:53

Do they come in any other flavours? We're a cheese and onion family! grin

ldt87 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:14:36

Done it.

moonbells Tue 09-Apr-13 10:23:46

Apparently they also come in prawn cocktail, my all-time fave crisp. S&V and beef are my all-time hates, and DS doesn't like them either.

I may have to conduct my own trial with the PCs!

Oooh! An excuse to try some crisps sounds good to me. grin

TheTempest Tue 09-Apr-13 12:02:13

Done it too. I don't need an excuse to eat crisps! grin

TheDegglyDonkey Tue 09-Apr-13 12:02:21

Done. I live for tests like this blush grin

PregnantPain Tue 09-Apr-13 12:15:58

There is something wrong with the survey for me it won't let me click how many kids I have and how old sad

eeek done it! smile

PregnantPain Tue 09-Apr-13 12:20:13

I have put it through anyway and it has let me, I have one DC 21months

EggwiniasRevenge Tue 09-Apr-13 12:35:41

Oooo we are a roast beef/steak/bbq and salt and vinegar family.

Personally prefer cheese and onion...

And gary linekar could deliver them personally to me...I'm not far from the home of walkers...

lunar1 Tue 09-Apr-13 12:42:28

fingers crossed!

Mumcentreplus Tue 09-Apr-13 12:45:56


TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Apr-13 12:46:02

PregnantPain - not sure why that happened but I'll add that info for you, thanks!

PiHigh Tue 09-Apr-13 12:55:48

Yum, I love roast beef crisps.

PregnantPain Tue 09-Apr-13 13:01:21

Thanks OtherHelen smile

done it.

Tortington Tue 09-Apr-13 13:08:13

Ihave to have a child to take part?


When I filled it in it went straight to the mn surveys page with no "thanks" page. Is that right?

Did it with the tesco one too. confused

Tortington Tue 09-Apr-13 13:08:59


do they count Helen - youngest are 20 smile

Tee2072 Tue 09-Apr-13 13:28:32

Are we sure what they are sending? I still have about a hundred boxes of McVitties Breakfast Biscuits...


Toad inhales beef hula hoops like they are being taken away and Salt and vinegar is just awesome.

I NEED crisps!

THERhubarb Tue 09-Apr-13 13:50:35

Custy, you can have my kids if it helps. Gwan, put in my kids and ages and you can describe the flavour to them on the phone to see if they think they'd like it or not. That would count surely?

Charlottemerwiak Tue 09-Apr-13 13:58:51

All done, its first time I've ever applied to test anything. smile

Tortington Tue 09-Apr-13 13:58:55

im sure your kids would really love me for that

THERhubarb Tue 09-Apr-13 14:01:13

Trust me, it would be good for them.

If you feel that guilty you can always have them for, say, a week in Sept? Just to make up for it? Or here's an idea - you can stay in our house for a whole week, free of charge in September and take them to school whilst dh and I jet off to Montenegro. If you were a really good friend, you'd do that........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ for some crisps is so worth it!


toffeefee Tue 09-Apr-13 14:03:23


Mbear Tue 09-Apr-13 14:07:29


poppy1973 Tue 09-Apr-13 14:28:11

Added my name !

redandyellowbits Tue 09-Apr-13 14:39:09


TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Apr-13 14:43:00

wannabedomesticgoddess - yes, that's right - we're not polite enough for thanks pages smile

Custardo and THERhubarb - I see what you're up to - crisp espionage!


Thats ok!

MadameOvary Tue 09-Apr-13 15:20:53

Yes but what about MSG? That stuff makes my teeth itch and I am far too PFB to give it to my darling child

CharlieUniformNovemberTango Tue 09-Apr-13 15:28:28

Done. Surely the fact that you are doing this in the name of product testing research makes this a guilt free snack?

motherofvikings Tue 09-Apr-13 15:29:00

Done smile


JParkson Tue 09-Apr-13 15:34:50

I'm in!

I've done it, fingers crossed smile


Glitterfairys Tue 09-Apr-13 15:39:12

Done smile

Oh a testing thread with crisps...lovely grin fingers crossed to be one of the lucky ones.

KayHunt Tue 09-Apr-13 15:44:29

They're healthy crisps right?

I need these to try. My DC's -i- love S&V and beef.

Blatherskite Tue 09-Apr-13 15:44:32

Done. DS is crisp mad at the moment so he would definitely love this one.

Gen Tue 09-Apr-13 15:45:15

My daughter and husband loves crisps - so have signed up. Fingers crossed we're picked

LillethTheCat Tue 09-Apr-13 15:52:54


WhitegoldWielder Tue 09-Apr-13 15:55:19


AmazingDisgrace Tue 09-Apr-13 16:02:31

Done it.. ooh pick me pick me!


Mmm, crisps.

bluebump Tue 09-Apr-13 16:06:32

Done. Yum.

ByTheWay1 Tue 09-Apr-13 16:09:37

Finger's crossed!!

snowballinashoebox Tue 09-Apr-13 16:14:20

Done and have crossed my toes too.

quail Tue 09-Apr-13 16:31:05

Me please

I think I've signed up, but didn't get any confirmation message. I am a complete numpty though.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Tue 09-Apr-13 17:05:22

Count me in please - I wonder what they'll be like in a sandwich?

Kneedeepindaisies Tue 09-Apr-13 17:33:19

Done it.

Love crisps!

Groovee Tue 09-Apr-13 18:07:08

I've already tried them. Addicted to salt and vinegar but wish they were pickled onion

Forgetfulmog Tue 09-Apr-13 18:48:00

An opportunity to try out free crispy things? Count me in!

BuddhaBelly Tue 09-Apr-13 18:52:41

Done smile

Done smile they sound like just the kind of thing DS would eat!

MirandaWest Tue 09-Apr-13 19:00:56

Not sure whether mine went through - could someone check for me?

aristocat Tue 09-Apr-13 19:14:16

smile done ..... I love Roast Beef

done and Ive never been selected for anything.....Please select us !!!

LeonardoAcropolis Tue 09-Apr-13 19:32:44


Done. Another saddo one who's never been selected as a tester yet...

telsa Tue 09-Apr-13 20:40:08

Sounds so good......yes please.Huge Hula Hoops family here.

OpheliaBumps Tue 09-Apr-13 20:56:55

Done, we all lufs Walkers of all types in our house, so am crossing my fingers grin

Breezy1985 Tue 09-Apr-13 23:20:15

Done smile

Millipedewithherfeetup Wed 10-Apr-13 00:21:38

Done -- good luck pps.

Trills Wed 10-Apr-13 08:15:12

Only for children?


I'll bet DP eats more crisps than most children.

DeepRedBetty Wed 10-Apr-13 09:09:41

Yum yum fingers crossed...

BlueyDragon Wed 10-Apr-13 09:13:34

Done. Any alternative to Hula Hoops welcome!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Apr-13 09:36:51

mirandawest - sorry, we don't seem to have your application, pls can you try again?

Helen - did mine go through?

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Apr-13 10:46:53

Yes TheWoollybacksWife, we got yours!

madoldbird Wed 10-Apr-13 10:48:26


JaxTellerIsAllMine Wed 10-Apr-13 11:12:50

love crisps. But these are healthy... Im in. grin

bubby64 Wed 10-Apr-13 11:14:14

Done! With 2 pre-teens, crispsare very popular in this household!

weenwee Wed 10-Apr-13 11:20:48

All set!

shrimponastick Wed 10-Apr-13 12:12:06


Done yum yum yum smile


LiveItUp Wed 10-Apr-13 18:04:40

Yes please.

thistlelicker Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:34

They r just like monster munch!!!

Woofers Wed 10-Apr-13 19:17:42

Gutted. You need a child. Apparently a 20week bump doesn't count. confusedconfused

threepiecesuite Wed 10-Apr-13 20:39:33

I'm eating a packet of S&V flavour now (on offer at £1 on Asda). Mmmmm, but 2 things:
1. It should be noughts and crosses, not hoops.
2. They taste a bit cheap, like 10p crisps, Space Raiders, Transform a Crisp etc which I love

BeyondIsBloodOfTheDragon Wed 10-Apr-13 21:12:11

<crosses fingers, haven't been picked in a while...>

WhoremoaneeGrainger Wed 10-Apr-13 22:41:01

Im in too. Love crispy in crisps and things...

I've done it, but under my old nn. Will that make a difference?

DontSHOUTTTTTT Wed 10-Apr-13 23:39:48


ArtemisKelda Thu 11-Apr-13 12:06:50

Signed up, DS will have to fight me for the salt & vinegar grin

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Apr-13 13:15:45

MrsJohnHarrison - don't worry - we'll know who you are!

ThedementedPenguin Thu 11-Apr-13 14:45:52

I've signed up. Fingers crossed I win smile

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 11-Apr-13 16:07:17

I'm signed up too...what's the selection criteria for these? (it's never me either! :p)

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Apr-13 16:22:23

BoyMeetsWorld - you just have to have a DC at home for this one

MushroomSoup Thu 11-Apr-13 18:25:46


I have signed up smile

DustingIsEasy Thu 11-Apr-13 20:47:15

Ive signed up and am salivating already!

CatelynStark Thu 11-Apr-13 21:01:14

Ooh! I've signed up - fingers crossed! smile

EnidRollins Thu 11-Apr-13 21:19:27

I've just signed up, as we're crisp fiends and my two children would love to try these!

fie181 Thu 11-Apr-13 21:19:58

Well they arrived. Husband reports they were very crunchy as did the 3 year old. The 7 year Los wouldn't try them. The 3 year old loved the beef but not the salt and vinegar. My work colleagues(share the love) summed up their thoughts...if you like monster munch you might like these. Overall. They are ok but won't be my first choice. Having said that they have nearly all gone in 3 days so can't be all bad. Thanks walkers . X

Sunny2013 Fri 12-Apr-13 08:08:40

Hello Custardo .... I can solve your problems ,.. I can lend you 3 children , or make that 5 if i include the hubby :-) xxxx

MamaMummyMum Fri 12-Apr-13 08:57:02

Done x

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 09:38:43

Well.....? Where is my breakfast mid morning snack?

ShiftyFades Fri 12-Apr-13 09:47:38

Done grin

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-Apr-13 10:27:42

fie181 - not sure where your Hoops and Crosses have come from (perhaps, dare I say it, that other website of which we shan't speak of here...) but just to clarify - we haven't picked testers yet!

We're leaving recruitment open until Monday and will pick testers then. If you're picked you'll receive your Hoops and Crosses later next week.


justtired Fri 12-Apr-13 12:01:19

Done! Family of crisp lovers here grin

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 13:13:40

No. Close it down now H2. You have plenty of people surely!

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 13:14:57

And has Sunny got two husbands?

LtEveDallas Fri 12-Apr-13 16:57:34

Done - Salt and Vinegar are my faves, and DD has just discovered the joys of Beef Monster Munch. We are the perfect testers grin

done smile

ShootingStarsss Fri 12-Apr-13 19:26:43

Ooooh done smile

jimblejambles Fri 12-Apr-13 20:00:48

Done smile

honey86 Sat 13-Apr-13 14:12:55

done x

blondieminx Sat 13-Apr-13 17:03:08

Yum, love crisps so have signed up! smile

florencebabyjo Sat 13-Apr-13 19:08:54

Sounds great. My DC s are allowed crispy treats a couple of times a week so these might be a bit of fun!

LadyInPink Sat 13-Apr-13 22:29:47

Done. Really hope we're picked as DD loves S&V crisps (she calls them tickly crisps lol smile

MrsShrek3 Sun 14-Apr-13 11:58:09

If you're still looking, count us in....
(Is there an ingredient list available? One of the dc has food allergies)

Moominsarehippos Mon 15-Apr-13 17:45:23

Yay email arrived! I may not have got on the floor cleaner or Jamie Oliver cookery thing panel but I am one happy Moomin!

I take my responsibilities very very seriously. This test is purely for the good of mankind...

Tee2072 Mon 15-Apr-13 17:49:45

No crisps testing for me, I guess...

StealthOfficialCrispTester Mon 15-Apr-13 17:51:03

I am a little excited grin

LippyDiDooDah Mon 15-Apr-13 18:23:43

Oohh I've also been selected. Never win anything with the mn competitions so very excited to have been selected for something mn related. DD will be excited.

Thankyou smile

No email here either but I'm not too upset as I'm off to test the George Forman grill tomorrow. However if you change your mind MNHQ I could always try and cook some crisps on the grill. grin

Stealth - Get in!!!

StealthOfficialCrispTester Mon 15-Apr-13 19:46:39

Hair I'll post you a couple, hopefully they won't get smashed up in the post grin
One beef flavouered hoop, one S&V cross

So generous! grin

blondieminx Mon 15-Apr-13 20:45:53

<Checks inbox>

<nope, no crisps>

Chocoflump Mon 15-Apr-13 21:45:10

I've been selected for the very first time!!!

Hair, I got picked for this one, you can have a packet of mine.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

honey86 Tue 16-Apr-13 16:55:41

nope hmm i never get picked..

Moominsarehippos Thu 18-Apr-13 14:44:59

Sorry to rub it in... but the Roast Beef ones taste just like Monster Munch! Oh yummy.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 18-Apr-13 15:24:27

I didn't realise you got two huge bags, I thought it meant two of the individual serving bags!

Moominsarehippos Thu 18-Apr-13 15:55:57

Hee hee hee. Love your name!

justtired Fri 19-Apr-13 00:22:56

the roast beef literally are monster munch arent they! same taste, texture everything.

we dont have many left to be honest, the salt and vinegar arent doing quite as well in my house smile

aristocat Fri 19-Apr-13 13:25:30

Not an official tester but I have purchased the Roast Beef yesterday and they are just like Monster Munch!

Will definitely get them again grin

the roast beef are lovely (not an official tester either). I also got the prawn cocktail ones and they were good too

No email but I was sent some grin
First thought after whole pack is they dry your mouth out but flavour is nice.

duchesse Sun 21-Apr-13 22:31:15

I don't seem to get picked to do product tests any more- what have I done wrong? sad

ritagcabrita Mon 20-May-13 12:54:18

I'd love to try these and give my honest and constructive feedback smile

inzidoodle Fri 24-May-13 12:35:10

I just received mine today....and only 1 packet of roast beef no salt and vinegar......was there a feedback thread for them somwehere?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-May-13 16:49:39

inzidoodle - sorry they took so long to arrive! The feedback thread has now closed, but please feel free to add your thoughts here if you wish thanks

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