Sunday, 1 December 2013

Review: Mattesons NEW Double Dippers

I was given this product free of charge for the purpose of the review and I have been compensated for my time. All words and views are my own.

As a bust Mum I really can appreciate how hard it can be to make sure that everyone in the family
 eats good, nutritious meals to give them enough energy to get through the day. For my growing girls this is especially important, and as a parent I am always aware that I need to be teaching them good eating habits from the very beginning.

As well as caring about what my children eat, I am also concerned about how myself and my husband eat. We are constantly on the go. Speaking for myself, I am always eating on the run. When I am at work, I tend to grab for any snack that I can just pop in my bag - usually crisps or biscuits. I know as well as anyone that this is not always the best choice, but it is quick and easy - a simple fix.
Which is why I was really glad to be sent some samples of Mattesons Double Dippers to try. On first glance I thought they would make an excellent tasty and healthy snack - I wasn't wrong!

New research has suggested that as many as 50% of women have a mid-afternoon energy crash. I can certainly relate to this. Obviously this is not great - I need energy to manage everything that is going on in my life, and I know that quick fixes like crisps and chocolate are not the way forward - as simple and convenient as they may seem! There is also a growing trend towards people eating a few small meals a day instead of three large ones - this suits busy lifestyles as well as our busy bellies - feeling stuffed mid afternoon in work is not a great feeling.
At the other end of the spectrum, as many as four meals can be skipped per week by busy adults - I know that it is all too easy to do. When I am at home with the children I do skip meals. I don't mean to, I just get so busy with what I am doing that my focus tends to be all on them and I really can't find the time to make myself something healthy. Research has shown that nine out ten adults would welcome a healthy snack alternative. 

With that in mind, Matteson's have created the new Double Dippers. These are snack pots for one, and are designed to be a healthy high-protein, low fat snack containing 100% chicken breast. They are less than 190 calories per pack, and are really tasty. The pot contains three sections, one with chicken, one with a creamy dip, and one with a crunchy dip - hence the 'double dip' name.

The snack pot also contains a handy little fork
 I loved the idea of these snack pots. They were so easy to pop in a packed lunch as a little snack, or even as a light lunch. The handy fork meant that there was no messing around emptying the pieces into a bowl or anything - it was hassle free, saved time and what's more it is healthy. I usually think of convenient food being unhealthy - but these are not. The foil lid just peels back and you're good to go.

They come in a variety of flavours:

* Classic
* Thai
* Italian
* Tikka 

Our favourite was the Thai flavoured pot. It had just the right amount of Asian spice - the crunchy dip really adds a lovely texture to the whole thing.

I also think that the price is good. The recommended sale price is £1.59, which is great for what you are getting, sometimes time is worth more than money and saving the time making packed lunches can be really useful.

Mattesons Double Dippers can be bought from Asda or Tesco, and you can find a 25p discount voucher here.

Mattesons have also provided me with this cool infographic summarising their research:

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