“ Manufacturer: Walkers / Type: Crisps „
In my reviews of the new Walkers crisps, released to coincide with the World Cup, I come to Japanese Teriyaki Chicken. Despite the name, these crisps are suitable for vegetarians (if they weren't I wouldn't be reviewing them!). They also contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours.
The packet is the colour of the Japanese flag, with a red spot on a white background. There are details of the Walkers Flavour Cup which you can enter if you so wish, voting for your favourite flavour. A packet of these crisps contains 180 calories (an individual bag, not a multipack bag, which can sometimes be smaller), and the ingredients are potatoes, sunflower oil, and seasoning which contains dried milk lactose, sugar, salt, flavouring (very vague), soy sauce (with wheat), potassium chloride, ginger, garlic and colour (paprika extract).
I had high hopes for these crisps after reading the ingredients list, as they sound like the sort of things I'd put in a stir fry! And not a hint of chicken in sight!
On opening the bag, the crisps are slightly orange in colour. There is a lovely smell which does smell like soy sauce. I was also very impressed with the taste. The crisps certainly tasted of soy sauce and I could definitely detect the ginger. The crisps were lovely and spicy and I couldn't taste any chicken at all. Ok so this probably won't appeal to those people who wanted crisps tasting of chicken (quite a natural desire considering the crisps are called, after all, Teriyaki Chicken!). However, if you are veggie or dislike meat, and were worried about trying this flavour, then I don't think you need to worry.
Overall, a very tasty packet of crisps and one I'd consider purchasing again. Possibly my favourite of the new flavours so far!
I purchased these crisps at my local shop on special offer (2 packs for 60p) which I thought was pretty reasonable.
Now that the World Cup is just around the corner I thought that I should finally get round to reviewing the range of crisps that Walkers launched in order to cash it on it, oh sorry, to celebrate it. They have created 15 new flavours that are supposed to represent 15 of the nations that have qualified for the World Cup.
As a sideshow they are also running the World Flavour cup where anyone can vote for their favourite flavour online or via text, with the winner being announced at the end of the tournament.
Typically for Walkers the crisps come in a packet which is far too big for the quantity of crisps they are giving you. You will find that the bag is barely half full. In this environmentally friendly, cost cutting era we're living in, you would think they might resolve this issue!
When you open the bag you instantly get a whiff of standard roast chicken crisps and the powerful Teriyaki seasoning, which is quite pungent, but in a good way. For me it's the soy sauce that really stands out, giving it that oriental feel. Tastewise you get the underlying standard chicken flavour with the new sensual Teriyaki seasoning. The seasoning is both spicy and sweet, probably from the actual soy sauce and ginger that it contains. Overall the taste is very pleasant and the combination works very well. Whether it actually tastes like authentic Terikayi chicken is debateable, but it's a good effort nonetheless. Although there is no real chicken the seasoning does contain actual soy sauce, ginger and garlic in order to gain a more authentic Teriyaki flavour.
As you might well expect from a packet of Walkers crisps they are not all that good for you nutritionally. Each 34.5g pack contains 180 calories and 11.2g fat. So I wouldn't have too many if you're watching your figure. This flavour is however free from MSGs, preservatives and artificial colours. They are suitable for vegetarians (no real chickens here!), but NOT for coeliacs as they contain soy sauce and NOT for vegans as they contain dried milk lactose.
I have seen them available at wildly varying prices, ranging from 60p in petrol stations to as little as 10p in Home Bargains and B&M Bargains. These crisps are definitely worth 10p of anyone's money.
For me these are one of the better flavours in this new range, they have a good taste with plenty of flavour. There is a good balance between the standard roast chicken flavour and the additional Teriyaki seasoning. I would suggest that Japanese Teriyaki has a better chance of winning the Walkers Flavour cup than their football team has of lifting the Jules Rimet trophy.
In honour (or as some would say to blatently cash in) of the World Cup Walkers have launched a brand new range of flavours to try and tempt the crips eating public and this is bad news for the winner of the last competition to come up with a flavour that they ran last year as they stood to make a % of all the sales however now that flavour has been dropped as Walkers promote these new temporary additions.
Each pack of these Teriyaki crisps contains a whopping 522 calories per 100 grams which is a rather sobering thought. I did wonder whether these would have enough of a different flavour to differentiate them from either of the standard Roast Chicken flavour or the Chicken and thyme flavour that they do in the Sensations range and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are. The teriyaki flavouring gives the crisp a slightly sweet taste to them and this is combined with garlic and ginger to give it a rather pleasant chicken flavour with a bit of sweet and spice to it.
They have quite a strong flavour as well and it does linger on your breath afterwards for a while. The crisps look pretty standard and have a nice crunch to them. I paid 50p for my packet from a newsagents in London.
I am quite pleased to announce that for once I can actually agree with my fellow reviewers in that these are easily the best of the bunch of the Walkers new World Cup range that I have sampled.
I am not sure exactly what real Teriyaki tastes like but the flavour here is pretty strong and certainly not unfavourable. The overwhelming flavours seem to be of Soy and Ginger so if you don't like the taste of these, you should probably avoid but these are easily the best quality produced so far in this range which has pretty much been a bit of a non-starter in my household despite continousally high expectations!
I'm afraid that the chicken part of this variety seems to have been slightly lost in their creation but that is not a problem as these are nice enough for you not to notice! The closest they come to a regular Walkers flavour would be the BBQ variety but the similarities are few and far between apart from these being a bit smoky in taste and just a little bit saucy!
If you only try one World Cup flavour, you could do worse than pick this packet up! Will it be the overall winner? Only time will tell but I doubt it as this seems a bit of an outsider in the running. And that would be a shame as this is without question the best crisp yet to come out of what can only be described as a disappointing marketing gimmick!
I simply adore crisps and I love trying out flavours that I have never seen or heard of before in-particular! These new crisps I spotted in Boots on the way through the checkout and I couldn't resist purchasing a bag to munch on, on the way home!
35g bag white and red foil and very easy to open. On the front of the packet I'm told in very bold writing that they are Walker's Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Flavour Potato Crisps, and I'm told to pick my favourite flavour (text it in) and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the packet other information listed include being given a list of ingredients, a full nutritional chart is shown as are contact details for Walkers. It's a nice enough packet and it is informative enough and easy to open etc.
The Crisps Themselves:
Well these crisps are simply lovely and one of the tastiest crisps I've eaten in a very long time! Slightly sweet (but in a very natural tasting way), these really do taste of roast chicken and spices which is mainly made up from ginger and garlic in the flavouring stakes. The crisps are high on flavour and do really have a Japanese flavour type of theme going on with them whilst not shrouding the potato taste too much and they are light and crispy as I always find Walker's crisps to be, to be fair!
These for me are a very tasty crisp indeed and so far are my favourite in the Walker's crisps range! Yummy and well done Walker's I say!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Available in all good supermarkets etc (and also available in multi-pack options) and a single bag will set you back about 45p!
Having already sampled a few of the new range of flavours from Walkers in their World Cup tie-in and being unimpressed with the majority on offer it was all looking like a huge disaster to me until I discovered a few that I actually did enjoy. Japanese Teriyaki Chicken is one such flavour that surprised me with the taste and along with a couple of the other 'stronger' flavoured ones are high on my list of winners in this Walkers promotion.
In my quest to sample as many of the flavours I could thanks to Tesco's recent 2 multi-packs for £2 offer I have deduced that the ones that batter your taste buds are the ones that I am likely to enjoy. The English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud was mediocre and bland, the French Garlic Baguette insipid and tasteless and the Dutch Edam Cheese far too boring to mention. On the other hand; the South African Sweet Chutney, Australian BBQ Kangaroo and these, the Japanese Teriyaki Chicken all had plenty of flavour and certainly packed quite a punch.
Contained in a bag stylised with a representation of the Japanese flag it certainly is one of the most subtle designs with the bag being predominately white with a large, red circle on the front. Being a 25g multipack packet the contents inside the bag barely fill half of the packaging with the remaining space being taken up by air but as you open the pack you get a good whiff of what lies within and my nose was greeted with a spicy aroma. The crisps themselves are of the usual Walkers quality with each individual slice having a dusting of the flavour they are supposed to represent and although are not as dark as the Italian Spaghetti Bolognese ones (Yuk!) they do appear to have plenty of flavouring added. I have read other reviews from fellow dooyooers who have likened some of the crisps to Pot Noodles or Cup-a-soup and I have to agree with their findings, the Japanese Teriyaki Chicken are of course artificially seasoned but have Soy Sauce, Ginger and Garlic included in the ingredient list so fair play to Walkers for attempting to recreate the flavour here.
As far as the actual taste goes, well I do have a small confession to make and that is that I have never actually eaten Teriyaki Chicken so I can't really say if they are authentic or not. What I can say is that the crisps are spicy and warming and leave a slight aftertaste which although isn't hot it is certainly evident on your tongue. They do have an under-taste of the regular Roast Chicken crisps that are a staple inclusion in the Walkers range but the Teriyaki flavouring does overpower and dominate the hint of chicken. Overall though they are tasty as far as snacks go and for me are definitely one of the best in the 'Walkers Flavour Cup' and would rate in my top 3 favourites at the present time (although I do have other flavours to try yet)
A standard multipack bag will provide 131 calories and 8.2 grams of fat (of which only 0.6 grams are saturates) so seems reasonable enough to me and more or less what you would expect from a packet of crisps. Unlike the Roast Beef flavour that aren't suitable for vegetarians due to the inclusion of 'Poultry stock' ironically these, the chicken flavour are (go figure) There are no preservatives, colours or MSG included in the ingredients and all in all will provide a tasty treat whenever the fancy takes you.
Overall then Walkers Japanese Teriyaki Chicken get a good recommendation from me and receive a very good 4/5 dooyoo star rating. If you are a fan of spicy crisps that have plenty of flavour then these offer you that - Well Done Walkers, you have restored my faith in this World Cup range!
Im eating these as I write this review and am really glad that we all have differing tastes as it in my opinion gives a balanced view of the product
These crisps are part of the world cup promotion and I bought them as part of a multi pack of 6
They are branded as chicken Teriyaki flavour but yet again I feel these have a BEEF taste so much so it tastes like eating a packet of bovril
The crisps them selves are light and crunchy but seem to be missing the vital ingredient .. the chicken ! despite it being listed on the list of ingredients
Also again Walkers scales seem to be way out when it comes to the weight of the product as it states on the packet 25g and looks quite full until you open the bag, and see that there is only a quarter of the bag actually crisps, the rest being air .
There is also a slight sweet after taste in the crisp which is without a doubt the Teriyaki flavour coming through
This is the second flavour I have tried and to me it seems as if Walkers have rushed out these differing flavours in an attempt to push a gimmick
Calories 131 (7%) no good for salad munchers
Sugar 1.1g (1%)
Fat 8.2g (12%) really no good for salad munchers
Saturates 0.6g (3%)
Salt 0.32g (5%) really quite high !!
Thanks for reading my review :)
Walkers have released a range of limited edition crisp flavours dedicated to the 2010 World Cup. Each country playing have their own unique offering.
The Japanese are offering us Teriyaki Chicken flavoured crisps. This is a popular dish in Japan and combines soy sauce with other ingredients and glazed over the chicken.
Like the other crisps in the range, they come in a foil bag. The design on the front of the bag is the Japan flag being a large red circle on a white background. The front of the bag also contains the Walkers logo, crisps flavour, some nutrition and a trophy.
The back of the bag has the World Cup promotion information, ingredients, nutrition and details of how to contact Walkers.
Like other Walkers crisps, the foil bag keeps them nice and fresh. They vary in size and are generally a light golden colour. They are fairly thin yet crispy and have a slight seasoned feel.
The crisps are made with real potatoes and sunflower oil.
The seasoning is made with dried milk lactose, sugar, salt, flavourings, soy sauce, potassium chloride, ginger, garlic, colour.
The crisps do not contain MSG, artificial colours or preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians.
Each 25g bag contains :
0.6g saturated fat
*Availability and Price*
These crisps can be bought in single packs for around 50p. Multi packs of 6 (2 of 3 different flavours) can be bought for around £1.35 or 2 for £2 in most supermarkets.
In a bid to try all the World Cup crisps, I have now sampled the Japanese offering. I don't believe I have ever had Japanese food and had to look up what Teriyaki Chicken actually was.
As with other good quality crisps, the foil bag has kept these crisps nice and fresh and you can tell by the satisfying crunch you experience when biting into one. Soggy crisps just aren't good are they?
The soya sauce is certainly evident when you open the pack as it smells very strongly of it. The crisps are of a decent size and have a slightly noticable seasoning, maybe not as much as others in the range though.
Biting into the crisp, you do get a strong taste of soya sauce and what I would compare to a chicken and mushroom Pot Noodle! There is a slight under taste of ginger which gives the crisp a sort of sweet kick and is unusual for a crisp. I cannot really taste garlic but the crisps are a tad spicy but in a good way.
They do leave a nice taste in your mouth and I am now keen to try Teriyaki Chicken so if anyone knows where I can buy this then please leave a wee message!
At 131 calories these aren't bad for a tasty treat. Also at approx 20p per bag these are cheap if you buy the multi pack!
Thanks for reading x
I brought these from the shop by me because I LOVE Walkers new English Roast Beef And Yorkshire Pudding crisps and like Teriyaki flavours so I thought I would love Japan's entry into the Flavour Cup.
They come in a wicked bag that shows the cool Japanese flag and the actual flavour is Japanese Teriyaki Chicken. When I opened the bag they just smelled like chicken crisps but there is also a bit of a sweeter smell under that and I reckon that's the teriyaki flavour.
The crisps are lovely and crispy, they aren't greasy or anything like that and have got a delish crunch to them. Every crisp has got the same amount of flavouring on it and the crisps seem to get a bit stronger the more you eat.
The taste is of normal Walkers Roast Chicken crisps to me, they are a bit stronger than that though and instead of the herby flavour that they have got with these ones you get a sweeter flavour that is like a cross between teriyaki and soy sauce.
It's weird though because when I got to the bottom of the bag they had got a bit of a bbq chicken flavour and I wouldn't say you can taste the teriyaki all that much at all. I could sort of taste it but I think that was only because I KNEW it was there, if you gave someone one of these crisps without telling them what the flavour was supposed to be then I deffo don't think they'd guess it was teriyaki.
They've still got a yummy flavour though and this is deffo one of the nicest in the new range of World Cup crisps that Walkers have brought out. I love chicken crisps anyway and even though these haven't got much of a teriyaki flavour at least they do taste nice and have got a delish chicken flavour that's a bit different to the Roast Chicken ones that I usually have.
They cost 45p and you can either buy them individual or in multipacks with other flavours out of this range.
Recommended..... they might not exactly be teriyaki but they're delish chicken crisps!!!
Yet another pack in the Walkers world cup series of crisps. A range of themed crisps has been created to help us celebrate (or hide in the kitchen scoffing while the chaps are watching boring football) with one flavour for each country. My local shop is selling these at three packs for £1.
This is, of course, Japan's version and it is supposed to reflect Japanese food and culture. I do enjoy a good Teriyaki Chicken!
The usual high quality Walkers crisps inside the pack, nice and large from whole potatoes, golden in colour, and from good potatoes without too many black bits and eyes (ick yuk).
When you open the pack there is a strong pleasantly spicy smell, which makes your mouth water.
They do taste quite similar to normal chicken crisps but there is definitely a tangy spicy overlay to that. Is it like Teriyaki? Well.......if you are feeling generous, maybe. They were slightly too sweet for me. They have a good strong flavour though and are a lot more interesting than your standard roast chicken crisps.
Like most chicken crisps, for some reason, they do also leave a bit of a residue on your fingers. You have to go and wash your hands after eating them.
A nice addition to the range and it would even be nice if they replaced the everyday chicken version with these tastier ones, but they aren't particularly Japanese flavoured.