These crisps have by far been my favourite for years, so when I saw them on offer in Asda recently as a multipack, 16 packets for £2, I thought why not. I usually do not buy as I think that crisps have become really expensive for multipacks and I refuse to buy them unless they are on offer, Discos are normally £1.70 odd for a pack of 6 which I think is outrageous.
Discos multipack now have three flavours, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and prawn cocktail, they have replaced bacon with the prawn cocktail. I was a bit disappointed as I thought that the bacon flavour was really tasty and a lot better than Walkers standard Smoky Bacon. The prawn cocktail however surprised me, it was a lot stronger that say skips for instance, and it tasted really good.
Discos are renowned for their "Big Hittin Flava" or so the multipack states and this is very true, the salt and vinegar makes your tongue tingle as it is so strong, if you eat them like I do you will experience this, I lick the crisp first before eating. The cheese and onion Is also very strong, you can taste both the cheese and the onion, neither is over powering, they blend together to make the perfect tasting crisp.
The crisps are circular, and are very crunchy, these are different in the crisp world, and their different flavourings are why I buy them when they are on offer, they are not like standard crisps, they have a more intense flavour which has clearly not been scrimped on.
The packets are different colours for each flavour, the salt and vinegar is blue, the cheese and onion green and the prawn cocktail is pink, the bacon is brown, I am aware that this flavour is still sold in the 6 pack multipack and the prawn cocktail is sold in the larger 16 pack multipack. The 6 pack multipack is on offer at ASDA at the minute for £1, you can also get 6 pack multipack of just salt and vinegar from ASDA but they do not do these in the other flavours sadly.
The multipack packet has a large disco ball on the front of the packaging, whilst the crisps I just bought the small packets had a shape as if a bomb had gone off, like your standard explosion shape. This was different to what I remembered as when I used to eat Discos every packet included the disco ball which I felt was more relevant to the crisp brand itself.
Overall I would recommend buying this crisp as It is a tasty alternative to walkers, the flavours are different and not your standard crisp flavouring. They are good if you are looking for something different to snack on or to put in your partner or childs pack up. Go and enjoy the big hittin flava :)
Now I am showing my age, I remember having these as a child in the 1970s, but I sure the packet was bigger then.
=Price and Availability=
We were up in Wales and popped into the Spar to get some cans of pop, half the price of the chip shop, when I saw a multi pack of discos, for £1.
They consisted of 2 packets of salt and vinegar, 2 cheese and onion and 2 ready salted.
=Taste - salt and vinegar=
The crisps had a really strong salt and vinegar taste, and even after I had finished the packet for about the next half an hour, the salt and vinegar taste was still apparent.
=re Live the 70s Glitterball=
On the front of the package there is a picture of a large glitter ball. The packets are foil and are coloured according to flavours.
-Salt and Vinegar - Blue
-Cheese and Onion- Green
-Bacon - Deep pink colour
=Calories / Weight=
Each bag weighs in at 28grams, which is standard weight for a single packet of crisps, and the calories are 148kcal (thats for the salt and vinegar flavour)
=Nice to remember my childhood crisps=
Whilst it was nice to see them I am sure that the bags use to be bigger back in the 1970s,
=Price and Availability=
I usually get mine from the discount retailers as I can get a multi bag for £1 (6 pack) compared to some supermarkets which could be £2 for the pack.
After looking at the ingredients, i was a bit shocked at the amount of ingredients, and the flavourings added, so these are on occasional treat.
=Would I recommend=
I would say try them, but for me I prefer a crisp with slightly less ingredients
Having just returned from a long day at work (12 and half hours overtime shift), my husband had got a bottle of wine (or 2) chilling in the fridge and had picked up a 8 pack of discos from the local shop. So whilst catching up online I have already drank a glass of wine and eaten a packet of Salt and Vinegar Discos and thus decided to review.
We have a local shop that sells things very near code so this 8 pack of discos cost 99p, however they aren't that far off in Asda at £1 for 6 pack (currently reduced from £1.88) or £4 for 18 pack (more expensive) or 2 x 18 pack for £6 (same bizarrely as a 6 pack). These packs include 2x bacon, cheese and onion or salt and vinegar, mine had an extra 2 (flavour not stated) but was an extra cheese and onion plus a bacon one.
The salt and vinegar have a real salt and vinegar kick, could feel my taste buds go ouch, really strong and very nice (IMO) they are shaped in discs but not all survives so have more crescent moons than discs. The other 2 flavours are less pronounced.
At 148 kcal I feel slightly guilty (now munching bag number 2 but purely in order to provide precise feedback.. ) and my bag advises me that can be enjoyed as a balanced diet and that I should eat plenty of fruit and veg, good job that I have a glass of wine as I'm sure grape juice (fermented) are part of 5 a day..
A giant disco ball is the main feature of these diva snacks. These foil packets are coded pink/red for bacon, green for cheese and nion and blue for salt and vinegar. Each bag weighs 28g.
I seem to remember these from my childhood but as always I'm convinced they were bigger! They are a nice snack but I was surprised to read the calorie count, so have lost themselves 1 Doo Yoo for I don't think I will be boogieing the calories away tonight.
I love these crisps, they have a lot of flavour and are a very easy crisp to eat. I don't like it with the likes of Walkers sometimes when there is a lot of 'bad black bits' on the edges of the crisp; these however don't have that at all.
They are a round circle shape (unless they have broke in the bag and you've gor crumbs instead). Each 28g bag contains *146 calories, *0.3g sugars, *8.3g fat, *1.6g saturates, *0.6g salt. Made with 100% sunflower oil and contain no MSG
These are mainly available via a multipack and if on offer can be picked up for between £1-£1.59 for a pack of 6. My favourite flavour is the salt & vinegar and sometimes you are able to pick up multi-packs that just contain these; otherwise you have to get the packs which contain all the flavours. It's very rare I see these salt & vinegar ones available on their own to buy singally in a shop; so due to that I don't eat these all the time.
I have been meaning to make a start on the list of reviews I want to write regarding snacks and confectionery, so this seemed like a good place to start.
Manufactured by KP, Discos are a snack that I have always been a lover of. They are available in a number of other flavours which include, Bacon, Cheese & Onion and Barbeque Beef but the Salt & Vinegar ones are by far my favourite flavour.
The crisps themselves are somewhat different to a standard crisp in that they are manufactured potator snacks rather than being slices from an actual potato. In fact, they actually remind me of Pringles in a way as they are quite similiar texture and appearance.
They offer quite a different experience when it comes to crisp consumption, and a very pleasant one at that.
Each Disco is more round in shape than a standard crisp and when bitten into, they are very crunchy and crisp. They are a little harder than normal crisps also but not so hard that they are difficult to chew.
These pack a lot of flavour. The powdery flavouring is clearly visible on he crisps and I find that they are very strong compared to others. There is a lovely kick to the taste and I epecially love to lick my finger when I have finished the packed and poke around in the corners of the bag to make sure I get all the powdery goodness. Sometimes it can make my eyes water but it's so nice.
As well as the strong taste of Salt & Vinegar, there is also a great taste of potato which comes through. It actually tastes quite creamy which helps to balance the the flavour a little.
They are now made with 20% less saturated fat which is good news for anybody, and as I have been eating these for years, I can honestly say that this has not compromised the flavour at all.
--Nutritional Information per pack (28g) --
Calories - 146
Carbohydrate - 16.9g
(of which are sugars) - 0.3g
Fat - 8.3g
(of which are saturates) - 1.6g
Overall these are a great snack and are really quite healthy as they are low in saturated fat, low in sugar and also quite low in calories.
Discos are one of my favourite brands of crisp. Although they're nowhere near as well known as hallmarks like Walkers, or even KP's own Hula Hoops, they have a very robust and distinctive taste that makes them always on my shopping list!
The crisps themselves are small disc-like objects that have a texture very similar to Hula Hoops - they are smoother than most other crisps, a bit thicker, and they deliver a very satisfying crunch when you bite into them. They are covered with a very pungent flavouring, and the flavours they sell include Salt N Vinegar, Cheese, Beef, and if you're lucky you can find the absolutely delicious bacon flavour! The flavouring combines with the lovely texture to make this a unique crisp that's very satisfying and a bit different.
Of course, like any crisp, they're not exactly great for you, but they are a little less harmful than Walkers; each bag has 146 calories, and 8.3g of fat. My only real complaint is that there aren't enough Discos in each bag, and as a result a bag isn't very filling even as a snack between meals. I can quite easy go through three or four bags in a row, which is more than I can for other crisp brands.
I love these crisps because of the really strong flavouring and their crunchiness, but I find myself ploughing through quite a few bags before I'm satisfied, meaning the calories and fat really starts to add up. Still, if you have more self control than I do, then maybe you'll not risk becoming a butterball...
Discos are an unusual crisp, infact they are more of a potato snack, than a crisp. I imagine they get their name because of their round, disc shape - well it would make sense!
They are a great favourite with myself and kids and have been a regular purchase in my household, for a number of years.
KP Discos, come in a shiny, foil bag, which keeps the freshness sealed in. The first thing you notice when you open them, is the strong smell of vinegar, which gives you a hint at how full of flavour they will be. I am glad to say, they do not let themselves down in this department, as they are coated in flavouring and are a sensation on the taste buds. I have always been a fan of salt and vinegar and Discos flavours are strong, especially the vinegar!
Discos do have a nice crunch, but it's the softer crunch that you get from a cereal based snack. As you munch your way through the packet, you notice your tongue tingling, as the strong flavour builds up in your mouth.
Discos comes in a 28g bag, which sounds a reasonable size, but a bag does not hold that many Discos and I do not find them particularly filling.
Wheat Starch, Dried Potato, Sunflower Oil (22%), Wheat Flour, Salt & Vinegar Flavour [Salt, Acidity Regulators: Sodium Diacetate, Trisodium Citrate; Flavour Enhancer: Monosodium Glutamate, Sugar, Citric Acid], Vegetable Oil (4%), Emulsifier: E471.
This product contains gluten and wheat.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
*Nutrition Value Per Bag*
Calories - 146
Protein - 1.0g
Carbohydrate - 16.8g
of which sugars - 0.3g
Fat - 8.3g
of which saturates - 2.0g
Fibre - 0.5g
Sodium - 0.3g
KP Discos are available in Tesco in the following packs:
Single 28g pack - 31p
10 pack assorted - £2.29
Discos are a must have for me. I love the strong flavours, especially salt and vinegar. Tesco has them on special offer on a regular basis at £1 for the 10 assorted pack, which is amazing value!
They aren't particularly healthy and are high in calories and fat, but as long as you eat them in moderation, I wouldn't worry.
If you are a fan of potato snacks or strong flavours, it's definately worth giving these a go. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
I would award these 4 stars. I have to deduct a star for calories and fat.
~*~ *~ Packing ~*~*~
The averaged size pack is 28g (they seem to have gotten a lot smaller in size) On the packs now they have a large banner which states 'Now no artificial colours, flavours or MSGs' I think this is excellent as we always try to eat healthily and choose food that has not had artificial flavours added to them.
The pack itself is that of a typical pack of crisps, on the back its contains all the nutritional information, at 146 calories in the pack though I only have them every so often because that quite high for a small packet of crisps
~*~*~ Product ~*~*~
Since they introduced the 'no artificial' stance, I haven't noticed any change in taste, they taste just as good as they did when I was a child
Discos are circular in shape and quite heavy and hard to touch, during the valentines period they have been known to change the shape of their crisps to love hearts which I think is a nice touch
One thing I have noticed with discos is they are very strong in flavour no matter what flavour you choose. They come in a variety of flavours which include salt and vinegar, beef, bacon, plain, cheese and onion - I'm sure there are more.
The last pack I bought was from Tesco as they multi pack was £1 for 8 bags which I thought was good value, I got 2 of each flavours including my favourite 'Salt & Vinegar'
For those interested here is the nutritional breakdown per pack:
Energy KJ 661
~*~* Summary ~*~*
The Salt and vinegar is ever so strong, they are really crunchy to taste and bursting with flavour, the only problem is with these crisps is you don't really get many, and they seem to disappear fast!
I think that disco should do big packs like walkers do, although my waistline probably wouldn't thank me.
KP branded crisps have always been different (Nik Nak, Skips) which is why like them, there is are a lot of crisps about that look very similar to walkers, I have never come across another brand that does 'discos' , they do exist, just not very common.
I hope to see them in our supermarkets for years to come!
I have just finished a packet of divine (salt n vinegar) discos and had a tingly on the tongue childhood memory. Can anyone remember the discos from 10/11 years back? They were selling packets with an added sachet of flavour. I had the good fortune to find a bag with one in and O.M.G. they were life changingly fantastic. So much so every time I see, or eat, a packet I remember that event. I wish they would bring those back and get rid of the newer bacon/beef flavour its not nice. I'm not keen on the cheese ones either right enough. Im a salt n vinegar Disco Diva through and through. Need more of the little lovelies in every pack too they are so moreish. For all you Disco divas or Dudes out there, vote back the flavour fest sachets and I guarantee you won't be dissapointed.
These current packs are not too bad however after the packet I somewhat thought that it lacked some crisps in it. It was maybe my imagination however I thought that there wasnt many crisps in it. Three mouthfulls and I was done. On the other hand, it may have just been my greedy mouth.
I bought these recently in a 6 pack from Asda. They didnt last long in the cupboard. I would blame the kids but I dont have any - it was me!! All done!! :)
I spotted a multi pack of KP discos when looking for some crisps for my son. Despite been only two and a half he prefers what I term "normal" crisps in comparison to the corn puff crisps.
The pack was 99p for 8 packs which was 2 cheese and onion, 2 salt and vinegar and 2 bacon, then two free packs which can be any two of the flavours. Our pack contained and extra salt and vinegar and bacon.
These crisp instantly take me back to my childhood. I only remember salt and vinegar flavour but can sing the son in my head now "we are disco's, we're disco's, we are rounder if you take a look" so decided to give my son a try on them.
He is instantly attracted by the shiny wrapper which is foiled sealed unlike the days when I was younger which helps to seal in freshness.
My son does love crisps but was extra excited to see there were round. He insisted on telling me that every crisp in the packet was a circle which did grow a little weary and towards the end of the pack when there were broken crisps his enthusiasm for trying to work out the shape faded although he continued to munch his way through the bag till he announced "All gone" then promptly handed me the crisp packet so a very strong endorsement from my son.
I did believe that I would be a much tougher consumer to please as I had the added nostalgia to live up to.
The crisps are about 10cm in diameter are in similar in appearance to Pringles although flatter, very light and no obvious flavouring. I found that the taste of the actual crisp reminded me of cardboard the salt and vinegar in mind blowing strong. I have to say that I found the taste disappointing and found that they were not only just a disappointment due to my high expectations but they were the least appetising crisps I have eaten in a long time.
The pack advertises that it now has no artificial, colours, flavourings or msg
The fat and calorie values are very similar dependant upon the flavour so I have listed the values for a pack of Salt and vinegar which contains 28g.
While reasonable values for crisps I am actually surprised that the salt content is so low.
Contains: wheat, milk and gluten
Also made on a line that handles Soya
I am sure my sons will happily munch his way through the rest of the bag no matter what the flavour .The only positive for me I can see is that it would be crisps for my son that I wouldn't be tempted to eat when he is in bed.
Discos (produced by KP) are one of those snack foods i remember from my childhood, despite never having tried them. I was aware of them being around but never felt compelled to try them, until last night that is.
The pack is the almost universally recognised salt & vinegar blue displaying a funky glittery disco ball on the front.
Opening the bag released alot less of a powerful smell than other salt & vinegars (that real powerful honk that makes your eyes water) which was definately a positive for me.
Unfortunately the flavour was also somewhat missing which is a big shame as with just a bit more oomph these two inch discs could have made a really satisfying snack. The flavour that was there seemed perfectly good if only it could have just been a bit more concentrated.
Dont get me wrong, they were far from unpleasant they just didnt quite get there for me. I was expecting more flavour and if anything i was expecting them to be a bit on the strong side, especially as three seperate times the packet states that discos have a 'big hittin flava'.
Ive also seen these sold in cheese & onion as well as bacon which hopefully are a smidgeon more abundant in taste. Definately give them a try if you havent already and hopefully you'll find them a bit more exciting than i did.
Each 28g pack contains
I bought a pack of these, 64g, two for a pound. Not too bad! I believe that you can find a better deal if you buy these in a multi pack, the packs are smaller however, so if you want these for lunch, as I had them, you might be better off with a bigger pack, unless you're watching those pennies and that waist line!
These crisps are thin, crispy and a good round shape, not too big, not too small. They melt on the tongue, as all good crisps should and aren't too hard or too soft.
In terms of taste, they are definitely heavy on the salt over the vinegar. They really do have a fizzy quality, as the name 'salt and vinegar fever' suggests. These aren't really for those with a very sensitive tongue, but for those who want a little kick to their crisps: these will serve you well.
The packaging is good, as the foil keeps the crisps delightfully fresh.
But enjoy with caution: 167 cals per 32g....ouch!
I was sitting here enjoing a pack of Disco's Salt 'n Vinegar when it made me think. Have I done a review on these? I was sure I had, simply because we get these crisps very regular and I have got quite a few reviews under my belt. A quick search on dooyoo, and the answer was no. So here we are.
I have been buying Disco's for many years now. Too many to remember, but they are one of my favourites. This week we bought a multi pack of 6 from Iceland for £1, so they are extremely good value. Just over 15p for a 28g bag. There were 3 flavours available. Salt 'n Vinegar, Bacon and Cheese and Onion. I've eaten all 3 types before and one thing they all have in common is quality and flavour.
Each crisp comes like a round disc and each disc is packed with its own flavour. The Salt 'n Vinegar one I am eating at the moment oozes Salt and Vinegar. I just love licking the salt off the crisp. It tastes very strong (or spicey as my 4 year old would say). The flavours on the other packets are much the same. They too have their flavours very much on the surface. They are all also very crunchy. A more perfectly cooked crisp I doubt you can buy.
Salt n Vinegar Review
No Artificial Colours or Flavours
Sunflower Oil (22%)
Salt and Vinegar Flavour
(Acidity Regulators: Sodium Diacetate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Sugar, Citric Acid, MalicAcid)
Vegetable Oil 4%
Contains Wheat, Glutten
Produced on a line handling Milk, Egg, Soya and Mustard
These crisps come very highly recommended. They are always available in Multi Packs so grab yourself a real bargain. Very tasty and Very filling.
I've just literally opened my first bag of Discos for a very long time. I remember eating Discos when younger and only half enjoying them - mainly because they mainly only came in salt and vingar flavour, and it wasn't exactly my favourite. I also remember that the salt & vingar flavour use to blow my head off it was so strong! I also remember the crisps being firm and very crunchy.
Well, here I am, eating a packet of cheese and onion discos from the multipack we've recently bought. Not only does there seem to be very little actually in the pack, but I am really disappointed by the flavour and texture. You can bearly tell that these crisps are cheese and onion flavour at all, and the crisp itself is a much softer consistency than they used to be (yes, I've checked the sell by date just incase!).
The front of the bag boasts that there's "no artificial colours, flavours or MSG, Same great taste!". Now, I'm all for cutting out the bad stuff, but I do wonder if the cutting out of the artificial flavours has reduced the overall enjoyment of these crisps!
Maybe it's just the cheese and onion that are weaker in flavour?? I'll try a packet of salt and vinegar in the next few days and add a commene to this review I think!
As for the softer consistency...I have no idea why, and wish they hadn't changed!
There's nothing to DISLIKE about these crisps, but they just arn't the same any more!
I hadn't seen KP Discos crisps for ages but yesterday after allowing my Lools to do our shopping, he returned home with a multipack of Discos. I guessed that more than likely these had been on special offer in our local Asda. Needless to say once he had put the shopping away he proudly declared that the crisps had been on special offer.
Disco's are described on the packaging as "crunchy wheat snacks". The multipack bags contain 10 packs of 28g bags of crisps. The flavours in the multipacks are Salt and Vinegar, Cheese and Onion and Beef. Flavours wise there are usually 3 packs of Cheese and Onion, 3 packs of Beef and 4 packs of Salt and Vinegar, but this is not always the case.
For a 10 pack multipack of KP Discos you would expect to pay around £1.89 in Asda and Tesco. Mr Lools bought these on offer in Asda. The special offer was two multipacks for £2. So 20 for £2 this was a very reasonable price.
Per 28g Bag of Discos:
In comparison to a bag of Walker crisps these are lower in fat and calories. However in comparison to a bag of KP Skips or Walker French Fries these crisps have a much higher calorie and fat content. As the bags are quite small, larger appetites might be better of choosing a more filling pack of crisps otherwise like Mr Lools you may be tempted to have two bags of Discos.
Disco's are round and flat disc shaped crisps. The discs (if unbroken are about 2.5cm in diameter. When you open the bag of all of the flavours you will immediately be hit with the strong scent of the crisps. Colour wise all of the flavours look very similar. These are a very light golden colour and I feel that these are much lighter in colour than other brands of crisps for example Walkers.
All flavours of Discos are very crunchy. These crisps are very hard and take a lot more chewing than a bag of Walkers crisps and in no way melt in your mouth like a pack of KP Skips or Walkers Quavers. Expect to make a lot of noise eating these crisps as you will be crunching through the whole bag.
***Salt and Vinegar***
These are my favourite flavour of KP Disco's. The Salt & Vinegar flavour is very very strong and probably the strongest salt and vinegar flavoured crisp that I have tasted. The scent is very strong and the vinegar scent will almost make your eyes water. Immediately as you bite into the crisps you will be hit with a very strong acidic taste in your mouth. The crisps are less salty and more vinegary. Even after you swallow you will be left with a tingling sensation in your mouth from the vinegar.
***Cheese and Onion***
The scent when you open a bag of this flavour is a strong cheese scent, much stronger than a cheese and onion bag of Walkers crisps. However when you bite into the crisps there is a definite cheese taste but the prevalent taste is an onion taste almost like spring onion. This gives quite a strong tangy taste. After swallowing the taste of onion is left in your mouth and I felt that my mouth had quite a tangy taste to it.
These are probably my least flavour of the KP Disco crisps. The scent of the beef flavour is very meaty. When you chew the crisps this is a very very beefy meaty taste. The taste is a roast beef type taste which is quite a salty roasted meat taste. I find that after swallowing this flavour my mouth feels very dry and I need a drink of water. If you like strong meaty crisps then you will like these. I do not dislike this flavour but I am not the greatest fan of meat flavoured crisps.
If I was choosing a bag of crisps these would not be my first or indeed second choice but they are a nice change every once in a while. I personally like strong flavoured crisps but those who do not like strong flavours will probably not like KP Disco's. Be warned though if you have a mouth ulcer STAY CLEAR OF THE SALT AND VINEGAR FLAVOUR, or your mouth will be stinging for a long time after eating these crisps.