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Who makes the best lunchbox crisps? We ask the Cubs for their verdict

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This week, we challenge a group of Cubs to pick their favourite crisps, but which brand is triumphant when it comes to the crunch? 

It’s back-to-school time again, which means mornings – blissfully stress-free for six weeks – now, suddenly, are not. The lunchbox chore is one of the most annoying, but just as irritating is the end-of-day emptying of them – of all the wholesome stuff you’ve optimistically packed, which hasn’t been touched and has been merrily festering away in a sweaty Tupperware prison for hours.

So which snacks will kids actually eat? In blind faith, we handed the newest crop of healthy crisps (and some classics, too) to this week’s game tasters: the 18th St Albans (Douthwaite) Cubs group.

Sunbites Honey Glazed Barbecue

£1.50 for 6 x 25g widely available

‘I prefer barbecue sauce to ketchup, so these are my favourite.’
Sam, 9

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Popchips Sour Cream & Onion

85p for 23g widely available

‘Taste quite salty, but they’re still quite yummy.’
Thomas, 9

Sainsbury’s Rainbow Tortillas

£1.25 for 6 x 20g from Sainsbury’s

‘I like the colours – it makes them look Mexican.’
Charlie, 9

Emily Veg Crisps Sweet Potato Sticks with Chilli and Lime

£1 for 35g from Ocado

‘I think they taste a bit weird!’
Darra, 8

Hippeas Chickpea Puffs Sweet & Smokin’

£1.89 for 5 x 15g from Waitrose

‘Too crunchy. And they have a nasty aftertaste which is icky.’
Alex, 9

Eat Real Veggie Straws

£1.99 for 5 x 20g from Tesco

‘Not bad for vegetables.’
Oscar, 9

 

Proper Chips Barbecue Lentil Chips

£1,99 for 85g from Asda

‘Spicy! If you ate too many, your head might explode.’ 
Will, 9

Tyrrells Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper

90p for 40g from Sainsbury’s

‘I like cheese puffs but these are my second favourite.’
Charlie, 9

THIRD PLACE: Mini Cheddars Original

85p for 50g widely available

‘Impossible to open the bag!’
Lucy, 9

SECOND PLACE: Monster Munch Pickled Onion

£1.50 for 6 x 22g from Ocado

‘Very strong. Makes my tongue go zingy.’
Edward, 9

FIRST PLACE: Walkers Oven Baked Sticky Barbecue 

£1.50 for 6 x 25g from Ocado

‘I like anything barbecue flavour.’
Jaya, 9