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      10.05.2010 18:00
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      Walkers Fish & Chip Flavour Crisps

      I know Walkers have just released a a whole bunch of new flavours but I still havent gotten around to reviewing the ones that they made before so I thought Id make a start on them today - and get them over with. It was actually my mom who pestered me to try this "Fish & Chip" flavour because she was going on about how great they were so I just wanted to try them to shut her up LOL. I never thought for a second that they would actually be any good but I have say I was pleasantly surprised. I absolutely love chip shop fish & chips so I really hoped that Walkers would have managed to capture the flavour in these crisps and to be fair to a certain extent they did - but they were never going to taste like REAL fish and chips were they? But they were pretty damn close.

      I cannot find the exact nutritional values for these crisps but again as I say all the time they cant be very good for you. For that matter this flavour crisp isnt even still available as they didnt win the flavour competition although if you do like them if you keep your eyes peeled in places like Poundland and Home Bargains you could find a few packs for very little cash.

      If I was going on smell alone then I would urge everyone to stay away from these crisps because they really dont smell great. The smell VERY strongly of fish and the smell is very overpowering so make sure you wash your hands after eating a packet of these! This flavour doesnt smell anything like fish and chips I dont think just like rotten fish...not off to a good start, they DO NOT smell yummy.

      Luckily enough though they taste quite a bit better. The fish definately is the strongest flavour out of the lot but the taste is no where near as overpowering as the scent, I wouldnt say it tastes exactly like a piece of battered cod from the chippy but the taste is quite similar. I cant really taste any "chip" flavour in these crisps but I guess that flavour comes from the crisp itself as obviously they are both taste like potato I would have liked that taste to be a little bit stronger because of the intensity of the fish but I think they have got the balance between the two alright, not spot on though. I liked the fact that these crisps had a lovely salt and vinegar tang to them which made them even more like proper fish and chips and overall I reckon these were quite nice. Definately the best flavour out of the competition in my opinion and I cant believe they didnt win!

      Im going to give them a 3 out of 5 overall because the smell really is pretty rank and Im sure they would make some people want to stay the hell away! These are definately the marmite of crisps because looking at the other reviews the opinion seems to be split right down the middle! If you can find a packet I reckon you should try them though - fish and chip supper with half the calories!

      Thanks For Reading

      x0 Salz 0x

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      18.03.2010 10:46
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      Glad it didn't win

      Walkers about a year ago entered a round of advertising using unusual flavours of crisps, they wrapped it in a competition and asked the British public to pick their favourite which would become a permanent brand. The flavours included hoi sin and duck, Cajun squirrel, builder's breakfast, chilli and chocolate, onion bhaji and fish and chips. Some worked better than others but surprisingly the Builders breakfast version won.
      With most varieties of crisps you open the pack and a lovely waft of crisp flavour hits your nose and entices you to eat the crisps but these crisps had a horrid sweaty oily chip shop smell with a hint of mushy peas.

      Well I thought perhaps the taste is better than the smell but oh dear what a letdown, the crisps have a horrid greasy after taste and have a lingering feeling of standing too long in a rancid fish and chip shop last thing at night. I know all too well that a chippy is only appetising when you're hungry, I should I'm from Grimsby and that when you're full the oily smell can be at best off putting so a crisp version will always have to overcome the problem of the smell not necessarily finding the eater really hungry.

      Fish and chip flavour crisps never really work, they are too oily and the fish rather overpowers any other flavours, the crisp is a backboard for many flavours but combining it with the fish and mushy peas just doesn't work.

      The crisps have as far as I can see, nothing to say please eat me, and please buy the product again I do vaguely recall a fish and chip flavour crisps made by someone in the mid-eighties and remember them as being equally disgusting, maybe Walkers should have kept that in mind before inflicting this flavour on the British public.

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        19.10.2009 13:33
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        I Can't Think Of A Summary Apart From Telling You To Avoid These Manky Crisps!

        The shop by me is selling bags of these Fish And Chip flavour crisps for 10p each because he found a box of them in his storeroom and isn't allowed to sell them now the Find A Flavour competition has finished.

        I don't think they're even worth 10p though because they're nasty! Fish And Chip flavour is a wicked idea but they haven't been very well made and the crisps are proper greasy with a horrible taste of stale scampi or something like that.

        They taste of salt and the sort of vinegar they use in a chippy but the flavour is proper stale and made my tongue feel funny when I was eating them.

        I can sort of taste fish in them but it's a weird seafood flavour instead of actual fish and I don't know where the taste of the chips has gone, unless Walkers have just used salt and vinegar and tried to convince us all that they taste just like a fish and chip dinner! lol

        Before I'd finished the bag they made me feel sick because the flavours are just so weird and manky together. I think if the crisps were better made then they would have been lovely because it's such an unusual flavour but it's like Walkers have just chucked a few flavours at the potato crisps and left it at that!

        The greasyness is too much as well and they left my fingers all messy and it got to the stage that all I could taste was the grease because it overwhelmed the other flavours in the crisps.

        I don't know how these got to the final 6 in the competition and I'm proper glad they didn't win because I'd hate to see these on the shelves constantly.

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          30.07.2009 13:03
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          not quite fish

          For me, fish and chips is best consumed by the seaside, seated near a pier or from the local chippy, provided it is a good one. The thought of having an entire bag of crisps drizzled in the aroma of fish and chips seems decidely dodgy. This flavour came out when Walkers introduced a selection of new flavours a few months ago to see which one the public liked best. It is perhaps telling that this flavour did not win the public vote.

          The taste of the crisps is hard to get your head around. How can you have a crisp that tastes of fish? And what sort of fish is it? It certainly does not have the meaty taste of a seasbass, nor the delicate flavour of a salmon and I don't think it's even got the light freshness of the common cod. It is just a fish, albeit a synthetic tasting fish. The overriding flavour that comes off these is more akin to salt with a hint of something savoury pushing through. It is by no means a foul taste, but it just does not taste natural enough for me. The fish taste is far too processed and does not capture what fish is all about.

          As with all of the Walkers range, expect a good crunch to the crisp and a decided lack of crisps in the bag! The smell is quite overwhelming and it is suggested, by me, that you eat them quickly or in a dark room. They will make the breath reek afterwards, so have a mint at hand.

          When these were released they came as part of a multipack and could be bought from most high street supermarkets. I am not sure whether they are still in ready supply, but The Builder's Breakfast flavour is, and that gives you a better all round and authentic flavour than this. Stick with fishfingers at least!

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            30.07.2009 11:23
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            Bring them back Walkers

            The recent walkers design a flavour competition has totally failed, they picked the builders breakfast flavour, which whilst a decent flavour, nowhere as good as the fish & chips flavour, why was the fish & chips not picked ?

            As soon as the packet is cracked open the familiar aroma of fish, chips and vinegar wafts into your nose, the saliva glands in my mouth go into overdrive.

            Its amazing how Walkers have managed to encapsulate the flavours and smells of chips, fried fish and cooking oil into a powder flavouring to coat crisps.
            Did they really fry fish in the oil used for the crisps ?
            The flavours just leap off the crisp and actually taste like the small bits of batter that fall off the fish, that you find in the bottom of your bag, fried, crispy, tasting of fish and totally delicious.

            Sorry for reviewing a product that you can't actually buy any more, but if you didn't try them you really missed out.

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              02.07.2009 18:35
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              Middling, ok crisps

              The Walkers "Do us a Flavour" campaign has been an interesting little niche whereby they have tested out a number of new flavours, such as Builders Breakfast (which won the competition in the end), Cajun Squirell, Chilli and Chocolate, and Fish and Chips.

              Fish and Chips is in fact the flavour I expected to win, simply because it's so quintessentially British. The crisps themselves, though, do leave some to be desired, and whilst they're not bad, they just feel like Salt and Vinegar with a little addition to give the presumption of Fish and Chips. They also give an incredibly strong whiff when you open the packet, so it's perhaps courteous to warn those around you before you open them (and on the other side of the coin, maybe the smell can be harnessed as some sort of a chemical weapon). Although they're no means gross like Chilli and Chocolate (which is just the most beguiling mix I could ever have imagined), there's just no real kick here, and they feel like a pretty uninspired food stuff.

              Like the entire new range of Walkers crisps, they're horrendously unhealthy, with a 46g bag boasting 240 calories and 15g of fat, and there's no real taste that justifies this (and even with the tastier ones, like Onion Bhaji, it still fails to justify such a preposterously unhealthy snack).

              They're a very middling crisp in the six flavours up for a vote - they're neither horrible nor particularly delicious, so I can hardly imagine, when added with the poor reception on here, that they recieved many votes.

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                05.06.2009 14:58
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                One that should have stayed.

                I've said it before, it seems that a lot of these Do us a Flavour packets should have been made permanent. I've just finished munching the last bag of Fish and Chip crisps that I have in the house and I must say I've devastated.

                As soon as you open the pack you get the whiff of a Fish and Chip shop, the vinegar, the newspaper, the fish, it's quite hard to explain what it all smells of but you know it's what it's meant to be.

                Taking them out of the packet the crisps feel like standard Walkers crisps, which is of no surprise really I suppose. AS you eat them though they don't really taste like Fish and Chips as such. They more accurately taste how fish and chips smell, it doesn't really make sense but they taste mostly of vinegar and a little bit of fish. Maybe the chip element comes from the fact that the crisps are made of potatoes too? I'm not really sure on that one and I'd like to challenge someone else to help me understand that.

                None the less, regardless of what they actually taste like these are definitely a top flavour and the ones I'd hoped would make it through to being a permanent flavour.

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                  11.05.2009 17:10
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                  Not fish and chip flavour, more like fishmonger flavour.

                  Walkers a very well known brand of crisps, sp when I saw the new flavours including hoisin duck, Cajun squirrel and others, including fish and chips, I decided to be brave. (Not that brave, I wasn't going to sample Cajun squirrel.)

                  I expected the flavour to be rather like those little fish and chip shaped biscuits you used to get. They had a kind of salt and vinegary taste and the only fishy thing about them was their shape.

                  When I first opened the bag of Walkers Fish and Chip crisps, I really could have gagged. The smell of fish literally hit me and put me right off. I am not a lover of fish unless it is very fresh and covered in batter so that pungent smell put me right of.

                  I did attempt to taste one but I couldn't. The whole lot went in the bin. They should have been called 'Fishmonger Crisps' because they smell more like a fishmongers stall.

                  I paid 58p for this 25g bag of smelly crisps but I was just grateful that I hadn't bought the six pack.

                  With 8.9g of fat and 133 calories perhaps I was better off without them anyway. I certain would not recommend these to anyone and I would not buy them again. I can't honestly see them appealing to a huge number of people because of their smell.

                  These are part of the competition that Walkers ran to find a new flavour. They selected six and then did a sampling project to get feedback from the public. The trouble is that while other companies hand out free samples as testers, Walkers sold their test products to us, or attempted to. Anyway, that is a separate discussion.

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                    11.05.2009 16:41
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                    these will not get my vote thats for sure.

                    Why I chose this product?
                    we've all seen the flashy advertising campaign on our TV sets- the ones with Gary linekar stealing the crisps! Well i was looking forward to try this flavour as it would have bben one i would have suggested if i couldv'e actually been bothered to enter. For ages after the product was launched all the shops I tried had sold out, so i was expecting great things of these little lovelies. eventaully my boyfriend got me a pack to try.

                    Where to find this product:
                    Like i have mentioned this is 'at the minute' a difficult product to get hold of as it is a limied edition as with the others in the series. I'd try local shops and supermarkets for a pack- they also come in a multi-pack of 6.

                    Cost:
                    Pricey for a pack of crisps at 65p per pack!! i know crisps have gone up in price but thats a bit ridiculous for a 25g pack of crisps.

                    Packaging:
                    Classic Walkers packaging with a twist. this pack has a picture of a fish and chip shop on the front and a rosette saying Vote for Me!

                    Nutritional Information: (per pack)
                    Sugar: 0.3g
                    Fat: 8.2g
                    Saturates: 0.6g
                    Salt: 0.33g
                    Calories: 133

                    Product performance:
                    Smell: These crisps smell fishy, very much like Scampi fries.
                    Taste: dissapointing, they didnt taste like fish and chips, i expected them to be more like salt and vinegar with a fish taste throen in. However, the taste is a bit damp, a bit like salmon sandwich paste.

                    Recommendation:
                    If you like the sound of Salmon sanwich paste crisps then great but this product definatly wasn't for me and one i will not be purchasing again.

                    Hope this review was helpful to you xx


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                      28.04.2009 16:14
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                      One of the 6 competition flavours

                      After trying the Builders' Breakfast flavoured crisps from Walkers, which was one of their six competition flavours, and enjoying them, I was excited to try others from the range to see if they were as nice. Having heard bad things about the Chilli and Chocolate flavour, and average things about Onion Bahji and Cajun Squirrel, I decided to give the Fish and Chips and the Crispy Duck and Hoisin flavours a go. I tried Fish and Chips first, as I was interested to see if this crisp flavour tasted anything like the real thing.

                      The taste of these crisps was very interesting, and not at all bad. The best way that I can describe the flavour is Salt and Vinegar crisps with a strong taste of scampi and tartare sauce. Since I would usually have fish and chips (or any fish for that matter) with tartare sauce, for me this was a genius taste to have as part of these crisps, as it gave them more of a sense of real Fish and Chips for me. The salt and vinegar flavour also makes sense, since this is what most people would have on top of their fish and chips. The fishy flavour is the only thing that is not quite right with these crisps, as it does taste more scampi-like than actual fish, but to be honest, getting a seafood flavour at all from simple crisp flavouring is pretty impressive, and the taste was nice enough. I found that although I slightly enjoyed the first few crisps, the taste actually grew on me more and more as I ate my way through the packet, and I loved them by the time I reached the end.

                      Despite tasting nice, these crisps aren't a great thing to eat, as with 240 calories, 24 carbs and 15 grams of fat per packet, they are in no way healthy. I suppose you could argue that they have significantly less calories, carbs and fat than a real meal of fish and chips, but they also don't taste anywhere near as nice, or fill you up as much.

                      In conclusion, I did really enjoy these crisps, but can't decided whether I like them more than the Builders Breakfast variety or not, so I'm unsure as to whether I'll vote for them or not. I would eat them again, but since the competition ends very soon (at the beginning of May I believe), unless this is chosen as the public's favourite flavour, I doubt I'll really have the opportunity to try them again. Either way, I would recommend going out and trying them before it's too late, and if you love them then you can vote to save them.

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                        13.04.2009 13:59
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                        pleasantly tasty

                        After deciding I am a bit of a crispaholic despite vehemently denying it during my Walkers Bacon Crisp review I thought I would stock up with a few packs over the Easter holidays. Morrisons had a multipack containing three of the new flavours they are testing out on the nation (for anyone who doesn't know or has been living under a rock for the past few months, Walkers have six new flavours that have been thought up from everyday people and the nation has to vote to keep just one flavour for good) - this particular multipack contained 2 each of 'Cajun squirrel,' 'Duck and hoisin sauce' and this one 'Fish and chips'.

                        The flavour~
                        Now I can honestly say I wasn't particularly looking forward to this one as I'm not a big fan of regular fish and chips; I can take them or leave them- however I was pleasantly suprised by these.
                        The first thing I could taste was vinegar but it wasn't too strong like salt and vinegar flavour crisps, it was quite subtle. I could also taste a definite fish flavour as well. All in all I think these could be a winner as they are very enjoyable.

                        The nutritional value~
                        Energy~ 544kj
                        130kcal
                        Protein~ 1.5g
                        Carbohydrate~ 12.8g
                        (of which are sugars 0.3g)
                        Fat~ 8.2g
                        (of which saturates 0.6)
                        (of which monounsaturates 6.7g)
                        (of which polyunsaturates 0.5g)
                        Fibre~ 1.0g
                        Sodium~ 0.13g
                        (equivalent as salt 0.33g)

                        The ingredients~
                        Potatoes; sunflower oil (33%); fish and chip seasoning (salt, flavouring, sugar, barley malt vinegar, citric acid, paprika extract)

                        Summery~
                        If you are like me and really don't fancy these give them a go and you might be surprised to find you like them!

                        To vote for this flavour to win text the word "FISH" to 51199 for free from any network.

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                          11.04.2009 22:51
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                          One of the campaign flavours from Walkers, unfortunately this doesn't get my vote.

                          This is one of the latest flavours from 'Walkers' as part of a campaign for a new addition to the product line where consumers can vote for their favourite flavour.

                          Firstly I find it hard to define the flavour 'Fish & Chips' and that's maybe the start of why this isn't such a good flavour. Typically, fish and chips go hand in hand with salt and vinegar, and we all know that there is already this flavour in many variations from many brands already available in supermarkets.

                          I found that this packet just offers a toned down version of 'Walkers Salt and Vinegar' flavour. There's less salt, and more focus is on the vinegar, which is nice, because I often find that the salt is sometimes a little strong and over powering. Unfortunately, though they fail to present us with a flavour that is really yummy and unique, I find it hard to decide how best they should have done this, and find it hard to decide what's missing in the flavour. 'Fish & Chips' covers so many flavours, and I feel they had already failed before they started when they chose to create this flavour.

                          I bought this packet along with the other five flavours in the campaign:

                          - Builder's Breakfast
                          - Cajun Squirrel
                          - Chilli & Chocolate
                          - Crispy Duck & Hoisin
                          - Onion Bharji

                          The pack of six, offering two packets of three flavours was on offer from my local Somerfield at a 'Buy one get one free' deal for £1 a pack.

                          This isn't the one I would vote for as it doesn't do much for the taste buds, and although I can't quite decide what is missing in this flavour, there certainly is something. If however you disagree, you can vote for free by texting "FISH" to 51199.

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                            08.04.2009 18:13
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                            I'll be sticking to Salt & Vinegar!

                            I recently purchased a 6 bag multi pack of Fish & Chip flavoured walkers crisps. Currently on special at my local Asda, 6 packs for 65 pence, i went with them as my credit-crunch option over the salt and vinegar crisps i was shopping for.

                            This was the first time I've purchased these crisps and I'll be writing the review as I eat them for the first time.

                            After opening the foil packaging, you're met with a smell which definately resembles scampi.

                            The crisps are classic walkers crisps, only the flavour is different. Upon tasting my first crisp, the taste is pleasant, but not as I would expect from the flavour description. There is an immediate vinegary scampi taste, which has no staying power - it immediately fades to a taste which resembles something similar to walkers chicken flavoured crisps. I was personally hoping for more of a salty taste.

                            These crisps were more than plesant and I'd definately eat them again if someone offered me them. Theyre personally not interesting enough for me to buy them again, except when they're on special offer.

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                              20.03.2009 13:14
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                              yes they do taste like fish and chips (would fancy some real fish and chips right now )

                              Walkers Fish and Chip Flavour Crisps.


                              I recently purchased a packet of multi crisps, the six packets inside were the six packets of crisps recently put on a trial to the general public.

                              The public had to come up with the name for a new flavour of crisps (hence all those walkers adverts) there must have been loads of suggestions, and from that list of candidates they had selected six flavours that they then put to the public test and vote to find the flavour, which they would then promote as their new flavour crips, having a bag of these new crisps to try and then you had a chance to telephone the walkers telephone number given on the packet of crisps, to vote for your favourite flavour.

                              Having spotted these crisps in my local Poundland shop for a mere one pound for the six selected flavours on trail i decided to buy them and give them a go.

                              First out of the packet and the Flavour being that of Fish and Chips, ive decided to give you my honest opinion of these crisps.

                              Smell.

                              Vinegar definitely hits you when openning the packet, but then you can smell a fishy smell too rather like scampi or prawns only not as strong.

                              The Taste.

                              Yes they do remind me of Fish and Chip, (would do the great british fish and chip meal the reconisition it deserves, as they do make you think as to when you last purchased a fish and chip meal from your local fish and chip shop. And you do get a little taste of the fat that they were cooked in, dont know if this was intentional or not. Your can taste the vinegar with salt taste like a stronger version of salt and vinegar with a hint of fish coming through.

                              My Verdict.

                              Yes i did think they were a nice tasting bag of crisps and i would definitely buy them again if they are chosen as the winning bag of crisps.

                              Thanks for reading and rating my reviews jan x

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                                14.03.2009 16:42
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                                Not bad

                                Does anyone remember the fish and chip crisps that were on the go in the 80s/early 90s? They were more like biscuits than crisps, some were shaped like fish and some like chips. They came in a packet that had mock newspaper print on it. I seem to remember that I liked them but my tastes were probably a lot less sophisticated in those days. So when I found out that one of the Walkers trial flavours was Fish and Chips, I imagined them as tasting somewhat similar.

                                The strongest smell when opening the bag is definitely vinegar although there's a fishy undertone there aswell. Not an unpleasant smell - somewhat similar to Scampi Fries. I actually thought the smell was surprisingly authentic.

                                As for the taste, well bizarrely I found that it did taste a bit like Fish and Chips. I guess this shouldn't be a hard flavour to get wrong though, as crisps are made from potatoes so the chip element is already there. The vinegar taste is strong so the crisps do taste similar to Salt and Vinegar flavour. There is a salty, fishy taste there aswell, as with the smell it's a similar flavour to Scampi Fries. I also found that these crisps are a bit greasier than the other flavours. Maybe its an attempt to get them as similar to real Fish and Chips as possible?

                                Greasiness aside I liked these crisps and they have marginally overtaken Chilli and Chocolate as my current favourite. They have a strong, authentic taste and although they taste a bit like Salt and Vinegar, to me the flavour is different enough and they would make a nice change from plain old Salt and Vinegar.

                                The greasiness was a down point so if they win the competition I'd like to see Walkers make them a bit "drier"! The other downside is that although they taste and smell a bit like a chippy, they are nowhere near as satisfying. So after polishing off a bag of thses, I'll probably find myself wanting the real thing!

                                As far as crisps go this is an OK flavour and I'd eat them again.

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