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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Aug-19 11:50:40

This is the feedback thread for the 250 Mumsnet users who have been testing Sunbites in Sun Ripened Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream and Cracked Black Pepper flavours.

Here’s what Sunbites has to say: “Things grown in nature are inherently good, so at Sunbites, we keep as much of that natural goodness as possible to turn sun ripened ingredients into easy, tasty little bites of goodness.
We've combined 3 sun-grown whole grains to give you our deliciously crunchy Grain Wave range. Not only are they extraordinarily delicious but high in fibre too.”

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the questions below as well as completing the short survey we’ve emailed you.
1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?

All testers who give their feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

MNHQ

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Scoleah Tue 13-Aug-19 12:45:17

How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
I was Satisfied smile
What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I really enjoyed the flavour of the Crisps but I didn't like the Lack or Crisps per bag, and wasn't fussed on The grainy aftertaste of the crisp.
Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
No, don't get me wrong I really liked the flavour of the crisps, but there are others out there are tastier and have more per bag!
What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
I'm more of a cheese & onion Kind of Girl, so I thought the Sour cream & cracked black pepper would have been my favourite (they were yummy) but then I tried the Chilli flavour and they tasted Amazing! But it's such a shame the Grainy taste overpowered the Aftertaste!
Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
No I wouldn't purchase these as a Share bag, I much prefer others out there on the market.
If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
A meaty flavour like Cajun chickengrin

Someaddedsugar Tue 13-Aug-19 12:53:51

@JustineBMumsnet I haven't received the survey link via email - has it been sent out yet?

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Really satisifed - I really wasn't sure whether I would like them but would definitely recommend these to other people and also buy them again!

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I liked the texture and the flavours available. I didn't dislike anything about the crisps themselves, but noticed the packaging isn't able to be recycled which might sway some people to not buy them.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes definitely.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
I preferred the sour cream flavour but the sweet chilli flavour was nice - DP preferred the sweet chilli.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Probably not - for me these were more suitable for something to do with a sandwich at lunchtime to prevent me from buying crisps that had more fat, salt and calories.

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Something with soy sauce and balsamic - I love the flavour of the new pea snacks but not too keen on the texture so if the flavour could be used with the Sunbites this would be amazing!

Floralnomad Tue 13-Aug-19 13:00:50

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Quite satisfied
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I liked the flavours but I think they are quite calorific
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Probably not as I’d eat something with less calories per pack that was more filling like popcorn
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
We thought the flavours were very nice , particularly the sweet chilli
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
No , but then I steer away from sharing bags anyway as I think it just means you eat more than you probably should
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Something meaty / barbecue

Thorilicious Tue 13-Aug-19 14:05:49

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites? Very satisfied
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites? They had a really nice flavour and texture
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack? I would.
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried? I preferred the sour cream and pepper flavour, but both were nice
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not? Yes
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be? Maybe a curry flavour?

RandomWok Tue 13-Aug-19 14:43:12

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?

Very satisfied

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?

I really enjoyed them. I tried them ages ago and thought they tasted a bit like cardboard. They have improved massively. Both the flavours were tasty. I think the size is just right for a quick snack. There wasn't anything negative about them.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?

Definitely converted and would buy them.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?

They were both really good. I preferred the soured cream. The strength of flavour was perfect.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?

I see these as a lunch time snack or a packet in the evenings. I don't think I would buy a sharing bag rather the individual packets.

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?

Thai red curry.

pancaketits Tue 13-Aug-19 15:11:48

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Very satisfied
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
They were really tasty and didn’t feel as greasy as a crisp.
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
Delicious, the sweet chilli flavour were a great hit with the whole family
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Yes, but probably wouldn’t share them smile
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Oooo, maybe something cheesy, or a slightly spicy flavour?

helloswellow Tue 13-Aug-19 15:14:21

How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
We really liked them. As part of a small lunch with a sandwich and as a standalone snack.
What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
The flavouring was just right, it wasn't overpowering. The chilli left a nice heat without being too much. The only thing anyone said against them were that they were a little bit too crunchy.
Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes, in fact we bought some more of the sour cream ones in the weekly shop.
What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
They were really nice and different to your usual prawn cocktail or ready salted.
Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Depends, maybe for a BBQ or a little get together? But on a regular basis, probably not.
If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Something meaty! Maybe a chicken as it tends to be lighter meat flavour which would compliment the texture

munchbunch12 Tue 13-Aug-19 15:15:02

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Satisfied, they were as satisfying as crisps.

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I liked their crunchyness and wavy structure which helped to 'hold' the flavour. I did think they were a bit too sweet, though.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
They were both nice, think I slightly preferred the sweet chilli over the sour cream and black pepper though.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Yes, although they wouldn't last long!

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Sea salt and cracked black pepper would be yummy!

DisgruntledGuineaPig Tue 13-Aug-19 15:16:53

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Pretty satisfied, of the ones I was allowed to have before DH hit them hard... grin

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
Nice flavour, crunchy, not too calorific. Thought the sweet chilli flavour were a bit sweet tasting, odd for a savory snack.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yep.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
I prefered the sour cream and black pepper, although DH prefered the sweet chilli. I though the sweet chilli ones were a bit sweet and not savory enough. The sour cream ones are lovely.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Yes, and then not share.

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Do you do a salt and vinegar? If not, you should. Maybe something festive for Christmas.

Absoluteunit Tue 13-Aug-19 15:18:12

1.How satisfied were you with Sunbites? Fairly satisfied

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites? The flavours were both nice. I preferred the sweet chilli. I wasn't overly keen on the texture but not a massive deal.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Possibly depending on what other choices there were. They wouldn't be my first choice if I'm honest.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried? Good, especially the sweet chilli

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not? No, I was the only person in the household who liked them. If I were to purchase it would probably be an individual packet or a multi pack

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be? Cheesy or meaty flavour of some description

ifigoup Tue 13-Aug-19 15:18:40

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?

Very. Free stuff is always nice, and these were tasty.

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?

I disliked the fact they are packaged as being a healthy alternative, but actually on the nutritional information they're in all orange and red categories so they're really not as healthy as all that. However, I liked them in themselves as a crisp: really fresh and crunchy, good flavours and texture. So as long as you don't expect them to be good for you (!), that's fine!

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?

Yes, actually. They would make a nice change from other kinds of crisp.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?

Sour cream flavour: My DC aged 3 said "It tastes like the ocean" and "I don't really like too salty crisps". They didn't want to eat all the ones I gave them. I personally quite liked them: they taste like Hedgehog Crisps from 1980s health food shops, if anyone remembers those. They were quite sweet, which I was surprised by - sugar does come quite high up the ingredients list.

Chilli flavour: DC aged 3 said "Mmm, not bad" and "I want another crisp". These were still quite sweet, and less salty than the other flavour.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?

I think so, maybe for having with pre-dinner drinks with friends.

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?

Something a bit more unusual - paprika? Cardamom?

WilsonandNoodles Tue 13-Aug-19 15:20:48

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites? More impressed than I thought I would be. I would be quite happy to find these in the cupboard when looking for a snack.
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites? I liked the taste and surprisingly the texture ( I didn't think I would as it was rougher than my usual choice).
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?Yes although my son wouldn't even try the hem as they looked different.
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?Really tasty, particularly liked the sweet chilli.
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not? Yes
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be? Something different than the usual crisp flavours. Maybe garlic and red onion.

Justtrying Tue 13-Aug-19 15:23:07

1.How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Quite satisfied.
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
Loved the Sour Cream and black pepper but the Sweet chilli need more of a spicy kick. A few more in each pack would be nice too.
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
Loved the Sour Cream and black pepper but the Sweet chilli need a more heat.
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Yes
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Smokey bacon

GodDammitAmy Tue 13-Aug-19 15:24:44

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
I really liked them!

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I liked the texture and the wheaty flavour. Could do with a few more in the packet.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
I liked both of them. Surprisingly as I am not usually so keen on sour cream flavours. The chilli was really nice, not too hot or sweet.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Definitely.

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Something salty, like chorizo and red pepper.

Blahblahblahnanana Tue 13-Aug-19 15:24:48

1. How satisfied were you with
Quite satisfied

2. What did you like / dislike about
The flavours and texture were nice (sun ripened sweet chilli and sour cream & cracked black pepper) however the sunbites themselves were very sweet tasting and tasted greasy. They also seem to have a lot of calories for such a small bag. The texture also reminded me of bacon frazzles but not as tasty...

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Occasionally

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
The sun ripened sweet chilli was the best flavour wise.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
No

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be? BBQ or steak

Sixgeese Tue 13-Aug-19 15:25:28

1) I was very satisfied with these crisps they went down well with the whole family from my 76 year old father (who wouldn't share with my mum as he liked them so much) down to my 10 year old daughter.

2) It may sound weird but I liked the fact they weren't as moreish as other crisps/snacks, one bag was enough as a snack for the children. The feed back from my Dad was they tasted like Ryvitta, but that was ok as he likes Riviera.

3) If they were of a comparable price I would choose Sunbites

4) We liked them both, I think the Chilli might have been slightly more popular but there wasn't much in it.

5) Probably not, they might be nice with a dip but I liked the fact the kids were sufficiently full after a packet without being tempted to over eat.

6) Bacon flavour is the most popular snack flavour in my household, so something along those lines.

guiltynetter Tue 13-Aug-19 15:26:18

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?

Very satisfied

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?

They're really tasty and I like the texture - I've had them in the past and they've tasted a bit like cardboard!

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?

I would, but as I'm currently following Slimming World and they're classed as 5.5 syns - I'd be more likely to choose other crisps that are lower in syns. but they are really nice.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?

Sour cream and chive was my favourite of the two.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?

Yes

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?

Salt and vinegar?

fishnships Tue 13-Aug-19 15:30:31

1. Quite satisfied.
2. I liked the fact that Sunbites are baked. I disliked the fact that they contain wheat and are therefore unsuitable for anyone with a gluten/wheat intolerance. Someone in our family has this, meaning that I am unable to buy Sunbites to use for a shared buffet, so would choose another snack in preference.
3. Maybe, for my children as they both enjoyed them.
4. The sweet chilli was slightly too sweet. I preferred the sour cream and pepper.
5. I would not buy as a sharing bag as they contain wheat.
6. A new flavour I suggest is beetroot and goats cheese.

MegGriffin Tue 13-Aug-19 15:31:10

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
I was very satisfied.
2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I liked that they were crunchy but not hard. I wasn't keen on the sour cream flavour.
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Yes although I would be more likely to have them alongside a sandwich.
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
I loved the sweet chilli but was not too bothered about the sour cream flavour.
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Probably not.
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Cheese and chutney.

Theseptemberissues Tue 13-Aug-19 15:35:36

*How satisfied were you with sunbites?*
Very satisfied, I have even bought some since.
*What did you like / dislike about sunbites?*
Really enjoyed the taste of the chilli flavour, and the sour cream went down well with the children. Texture was nice, maybe a few extra in a packet but that can be said of all crisps!
*Would you choose sunbites as a snack?*
Yes, have since bought
*What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?*
Chilli tasted great, perfect heat level and all the family liked the sour cream
*Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?*
Yes, they would be nice with dips, but maybe slightly on the small side for that
*If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?*
Something cheesy or balsamic

H2OH20Everywhere Tue 13-Aug-19 15:35:59

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Very satisfied.

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
I like the flavours and the nice crunchy texture.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Definitely!

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
I loved the sweet chilli. I didn't think I'd like the sour cream and pepper flavour as much (wouldn't have bought it in a shop) but was very pleasantly surprised. Will definitely buy both flavours again.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Possibly, but I'd be scared I'd eat them all in one sitting!

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Bacon and onion.

Dizzywizz Tue 13-Aug-19 15:36:00

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Ds1 (7) said they didn’t have much flavour.
Ds 2 (4) liked the sour cream and chive but not the chilli one
2. What did you like / dislike about
Sunbites?
Ds1 liked nothing, he disliked that they were spicy
Ds2 liked that they were so yummy. He didn’t like the chilli
3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
Ds1 no
Ds2 yes
4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
Ds1 thought they didn’t taste of anything
Ds2 said they tasted a lot of hot chilli
5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
No, as individual bags
6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Plain salted, salt and vinegar or prawn cocktail

lisbet679 Tue 13-Aug-19 15:41:41

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?

Liked them - very satisfied.

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?

Tasty snack - only thing I might dislike is that they are quite high in fat!

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?

I would choose them as an occaional snack

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?

The sweet chilli flavour was not too spicy - quite nice really but preferred the black pepper and sour cream.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?

Probably not

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?

BBQ flavour? YUM YUM

SoftBlocks Tue 13-Aug-19 15:42:23

1. How satisfied were you with Sunbites?
Yes I was satisfied.

2. What did you like / dislike about Sunbites?
We thought they were a bit sweet.

3. Would you choose sunbites as a snack?
The sour cream ones, yes.

4. What did you think of the Sunbites flavours you tried?
Everyone liked the sour cream ones but the chilli ones weren’t so popular.

5. Would you buy Sunbites as a sharing bag or not?
Possibly. I like the small bags.

6. If Sunbites could launch a new flavour, what would you like it to be?
Plain salted or Cheese.

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