Thursday, July 7, 2011

Osem's "Dubonim" Ketchup Flavored Potato Snack

אסם דובונים בטעם קטשופ
Osem's added a ketchup flavor to their "Duponim- דובונים" = Teddy-Bear shaped puffed potato snack.

The Dubonim snack is clearly geared to toward children. Seeing that kids seem to love ketchup this new flavor does not surprise me, on the contrariety, it actually makes perfect senses to me that Osem would use their popular ketchup as a flavor for this potato snack.

I think the bear shaped puffed "potato chips" are really cute. As far as I know kids really enjoy fun and different shaped snacks, so these sweet looking teddy-bears absolutely fit into that category.

The Dubonim are crispy and crunchy, but I still think they are somewhat "melt in your mouth" and therefore soft enough, which I would say most likely, makes them suitable for young children as well.

I mentioned in my review of Osem's Pizza Ketchup that I'm not a huge fan of Osem's ketchup. I much prefer Heinz's. Part of the reason I don’t love Osem's Ketchup is that I find it a little "too sweet" but when it comes to this potato snack I see the extra sweetness, in this Osem Ketchup flavor, as a benefit. I think it kinda works well on these puffed teddy-bear shaped potato chips.

The Osem Ketchup flavor is clearly present but I didn’t think it was at all "overpowering". I didn’t love or hate this snack but then again I'm not their "target audience".

Each 40 gram bag of Ketchup Flavored Dubonim Potato Snacks is enriched with 6 vitamins including; vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, B12 and C. The vitamins in the snack make up about 20% of the daily recommended vitamins for children 4 to 8 years old.

This Ketchup Flavored Dubonim Potato Snack has no artificial food coloring and no added preservatives.

Bottom Line: Osem's Ketchup Flavored Dubonim Potato Snack is far from my favorite potato snack but I think kids 4 to 8 years old who love Osem's ketchup would absolutely enjoy the taste and shape of these cute teddy-bears.

40 gram bag – 3.99 NIS

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Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. They look so cute ;)

  2. :) I thought so too, they made me think of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears:)

  3. My Kids tried these and really liked them ;)! They kinda smelled and tasted like the Herrs brand ketchup potato chips. One thing I really appreciate about it is that it doesn't have all the red spics on the chips that the Herrs chips have which get their hands and faces SO dirty....

  4. So glad they liked them. It's always a plus when a snack doesn't make them all dirty and messy:) glad it was a win win:)