Walkers Mighty Lights – so good we turned them in to keyrings 5

We were sent a selection of  Walkers Mighty Lights to review, lightly salted, cheese & onions and roast chicken.  New Mighty Lights have 30 % less fat than traditional chips and are lightly ridged .   They are made from potato and contain no artificial colours or preservatives and no MSG, which as a mum is pretty important to me.  They are also suitable for vegetarians.

how to shrink crisp packers

My boys do not have packed lunches very often, but we do like a family pack of crisps or chips as the US call them to share and love enjoying them with some homemade dip, which Mighty Lights lightly salted would be perfect for as they have a light ridge so hold more dip!

mighty lights

As it is back-to-school week next week, the boys have been making shrinky dink name tags for their new school bags and I decided to show them what I used to do with crisp bags when I was younger. So we have made some Walkers Mighty Light Keyrings.

For anyone who wants to shrink their crisp packets here is how it is done:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees centigrade., which is 350 Fahrenheit (without the fan if possible)
  2. Place a layer of silver foil over a cold baking tray
  3. Iron your crisp packet (I put it under a towel)
  4. Place the crisp packets on the tray and then place in the oven
  5. Watch as they miraculously start to shrink (you think nothing is happening and then POW all of a sudden they start)
  6. As soon as they stop getting any smaller remove from the oven and place a heavy book over them to ensure they stay flat

I punched a hole in the packet before placing it in the oven for the one we turned in to a keyring.  We then put an old keychain through the hole.

You could also make badges by glueing a badge back to one.