Snacking Saturday: the review of a review

I don’t know about you, but when I see bloggers review products they have been sent, I wonder if their opinions would stay the same had they paid for it themselves. Most of my Snacking Saturday posts involve products that have been sent to me for the purpose of the series, and I think sometimes it might be good to look back and see what really did make an impression.

Back in May I review Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn  and it received glowing praise….did it really deserve that review though?

In short. Yes.

I have spent a small fortune buying Metcalfe’s products since then, most notably the Wasabi and Salt varieties

My Mum, one of the fussiest snackers known to man-kind ordered a bulk box of the salt variety, and I demand friends drive me to the local garden centre so I can get my wasabi fix! The man who works in the Bristol Pret (a stockist) now greets me with a smirk and a carrier bag!
I’ll admit I’ve not purchased the Chocolate variety since. It wasn’t my favourite, although still very, very edible!

Good news for those still seeking to get hold of this crack… Metcalfes have expanded their stockists to include Julian Graves, Sainsburys and Sainsburys Online!

On the website you’ll find a selection of NEW products including wasabi peas, chocolate edamame and coated rice cakes…all of which I am yet to try but are lined up for my next order.

Have you tried this yet?
Would you like to? Check back here for my next giveaway for your chance to win some!

What do you think of product reviews? Is there an element of bias?
Would you like to see more follow-ups?


10 comments for “Snacking Saturday: the review of a review

  1. :O they sell ricecakes as well? I really need to have a look into some of your Saturday Snacks; they all look so lovely! x

  2. Amazing! I have been looking for DIFFERENT popcorn for ages! x

  3. The Sweet and Salt is what gets me through a day/evening at work…

  4. I can review all pop corn in the world… so that you all pop corn comps know now!

    Sweetie, just enjoy the goods. Biased or not;)

  5. I like that you followed up on this review. It’s honest.
    I always feel that your reviews reflect what you think, I can recall you saying that something isn’t to your taste, or it wasn’t how you expected it to be.
    I’ve often thought ‘oooo that sounds delicious’ but I haven’t followed it up with a purchase… yet.

  6. It sounds really good. I have never heard of it before, but I would definitely give it a shot.
    I haven’t actually reviewed anything for my website yet. I guess I’m not cool enough. If I did, though, I would give my honest opinion because that’s just what I do.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  7. I love the sound of the salt version. I’ve never seen them instore before though x

  8. I’ve never tried these, but they look like something I’d like 🙂 xx

  9. I am always honest with product reviews, I only have a few companies I work with but if I don’t like a products or more usually if a products is no good for my skin I will say.

  10. I’ll have to look for these next time I’m in Sainsbury’s- I love salted popcorn!

    Nat x