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To ask how many packets of crisps are too many?

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StumpyScot92 · 12/06/2017 20:31

I'm currently pregnant with my first, 14 weeks, and while the morning sickness is gone I will have food aversions. Today I decided I didn't want my sandwich so had a packet of wotsits... Which turned into three packets. Blush

Now after dinner I have just scoffed a packet of Johnny's onion ring crisps and using all my will power not to go steal DPs packet from the kitchen too.

I wasn't a crisp eater before pregnancy so just looking for jokey reassurance my baby isn't going to be born demanding crisps Grin (and a shameless way to distract myself from the crisp selection in the kitchen now that I think I've read every thread on this site...)

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MrsPorth · 12/06/2017 22:48

Wotsits...They don't taste as good as they did in the 1970s.

Bluefrog26 · 12/06/2017 22:57

Maize snacks, corn snacks and crisps are all different so you can have one of each but you are eating each one in moderation. That's my excuse any way. Grin

HangingRock · 12/06/2017 23:38

Maize, corn and potato crisps are probably three of your five a day..or something.

EastMidsMummy · 13/06/2017 00:18

I feel a bit ill after this thread. An entire multipack of crisps????!!

haveacupoftea · 13/06/2017 00:28

3 packets at a time would be the maximum I could really eat without being totally ashamed of myself. Probably 5 in the day would be max.

In my June ante natal group everyone was obsessed with salt & vinegar pringles around the end of the first trimester including me! Them and little oranges like clementines and tangerines.

haveacupoftea · 13/06/2017 00:30

Oh yeah and coco pops. I forgot about the 3am coco pops Grin I miss being pregnant Grin

HangingRock · 13/06/2017 00:43

In response to the question "how many packets of crisps are too many?" I think Artisan's 48 packets probably does qualify as too many, but only just.

youarenotkiddingme · 13/06/2017 06:25

My mum was addicted to salt and vinegar pringles when she had her chemo Grin

londonrach · 13/06/2017 06:31

One but if pregnant as many as you can eat

Oblomov17 · 13/06/2017 06:50

Only one packet is allowed? Come on! If you open a packet up, you are lucky if there's 5 crisps in it!! 2 surely?

Chottie · 13/06/2017 06:52

One packet is too many

paddypants13 · 13/06/2017 08:23

I was addicted to Quavers during my pregnancy with dd and she is too! However, so is ds and I didn't really bother with them whilst I was expecting him. I think we're just a family of crisp monsters!

Flumplet · 13/06/2017 12:50

I ate a load of wotsits when pregnant with ds - he came out just fine - large but fine! I doubt his size was down to the wotsits - both his dad and I were also large babies. Eat what you fancy and enjoy it!!

ThymeLord · 13/06/2017 13:04

One if it's a sharing bag. Two if it's a grab bag. 6 if from a multipack Grin

Coffeetasteslikeshit · 13/06/2017 13:27

I love crisps soooooo much. Sigh.

Neverpeelmushrooms · 13/06/2017 13:35

With my first the only food I could stomach for a while was salt and vinegar crisps. I ate a big sharing bag one day and my tongue peeled! So gross.

Artisanjam · 13/06/2017 17:55

Sorry, lost the thread on the app. I don't remember actually being sick or over salted but I've always loved salty food - much prefer salt to sugar.

I did go off salt and vinegar crisps for quite a long time tho. Unfortunately I've regained my taste for them but only an absolute max of 2 packets in a day and that only on s Friday.

I limited it to one packet a day when pregnant as it was the only thing that stopped me feeling nauseous.

BasinHaircut · 13/06/2017 18:08

If it's salt and vinegar you want, then the coop salt and Chardonnay vinegar ones are what you want. Literally love them more than my husband.

OriginalArchitect · 13/06/2017 18:14

There's worse things to crave when you're pregnant. It was cold baked beans out of the tin with bread and butter for me, oh and crisps...those really cheap pickled onion flavour space invaders ones. I think they used to come in boxes of 30, not that I ever bought a box a week from Costco!Wink

peachgreen · 13/06/2017 18:24

@OriginalArchitect Oh, thanks, I'm now craving cold beans, white bread and butter! mournfully munches carrot sticks

FuckingSausageFingers · 13/06/2017 18:29

No helpful advice but I think you might be me?? What is it with wotsits?? I had wotsits washed down with a pot noodle for tea last night. That was inspired by another thread on here where the poster objected to them and I just thought "I NEED ONE NOW!!"
All I've eaten today is space raiders. I'm having to move onto regular walkers now coz we're all out of corn-based snacks. I'm stocking up on pickled onion monster munch at the next shop. All I can think about it what flavour next. They're a bit of a weakness anyway but this is off the scale.

Still, I'm pretty sure your banana milkshake counts as one of your 5-a-day and therefore cancels out some of the crap ;)

Congrats on your pregnancy btw. This is my second and I lived on chocolate and haribo when pregnant with pfb and it all turned out ok in the end! X

CaptainBrickbeard · 13/06/2017 18:35

I could only keep down crisps and lemonade when pregnant the second time. Even smelling other food would make me puke (I was really ill and it went on for months Envy) DH was banned from making coffee in the house or anything containing tomatoes. Even thinking about fruit (which I normally love) made me retch and once I started retching I usually puked. I couldn't keep pregnancy vitamins down either. Or drink plain water! I really worried about mine and the baby's health but we were both fine.

I was similarly ill in my first pregnancy and tried to force down healthy food but without fail, it would come back up so I figured there wasn't much point. However, I could stomach Granny Smiths so felt a bit better about it.

Both my children REALLY love crisps...

Artofnoise1 · 13/06/2017 18:56

This thread us making me drool. I'm on a diet and I love crisps Envy
Does anyone remember M& s doing baked potato & butter flavour crisps. crisps. It was years ago now.
They were the best crisps I have ever tasted.
I still dream that one day they will bring them back.Sad

catgirl1976 · 13/06/2017 18:59

I was coming on to say more than 1 packet it too many.

But are pregnant so fill your boots - no limits IMO. Clearly your baby is craving lovely, salty crisps. :)

TaliZorahVasNormandy · 13/06/2017 19:19

Salt and Vinegar Discos when I was pregnant with DD. It's the only thing I could still it. I look back on them lovingly 10 years later.

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