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Asda Cheesy Wiggles

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Type: Crisps / Brand: Asda

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      22.08.2011 14:30
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      Not crisps I would buy for myself

      Asda's cheesy wiggles are their own take on the classic Wotsits. My daughter loves them, but I think they are disgusting, so she is the only one that eats these.

      These crisps are available in either one big eat bag, or multipacks of eight normal sized bags. I buy the multipack of eight bags, they currently cost £1.30.

      It's nice opening the packet and finding it actually full with crisps, unlike a lot of other crisps available today, this is because each bag contains 21g and the crisps are very light.

      The wiggles themselves aren't wiggly and are mostly straight in shape. Biting into them is a crunchy texture and a horrid taste. They are very cheesy, the only way I can describe it is a sick tasting cheese, after eating a few of these the horrible taste lingers around for a while after.

      I'm quite a crisp lover but these definitely do nothing for me. As there are quite a few crisps in the packet I give Kacie half a packet and she will quite happily chomp her way through these. They are free from artificial colours and flavours, and have quite a low sugar and salt content so I know these aren't too bad for her. Each bag contains 110 calories and 6.2g of fat.

      Since Kacie loves these so much I will continue to buy them, whether or not it's because she will eat anything in sight or likes them I do not know. But I, personally, couldn't eat another wiggle. If I had to eat another crisp like this then I would, without a doubt, pay a little extra and buy Wotsits.

      I would only give one star but since Kacie likes them I'll give them 2!

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        16.11.2009 13:36
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        Borderline average - stick to Wotsits

        I'd never normally buy these myself, but they were offered to me in the office this morning and I'd had no breakfast, so I thought why not?!

        Asda Cheesy Wiggles are like Wotsits - crispy, potato tubes in an orange colour. They are much more toned down in colour than Wotsits, which makes them look less scary; however, I think this is more to do with using less flavouring than any attempt to make them look more natural.

        I'm not sure what's wiggly about them as they are generally straight tubes, with a couple of slightly curly ones in the bag. You can buy them in multipacks of eight quite cheaply, and each 21g bag has about 110 calories and 6.3g of fat. They are pretty low in salt and sugar as well, so if you want a naughty snack they aren't too bad.

        Biting into them, they have the same polystyrene type texture as Wotsits and you get an instant hit of flavour. This is where the similarities end though, because whilst Wotsits are flavoured all the way through, Asda's Cheesy Wiggles only have a light coating of flavouring on the outside. So when you bite in, you get a nice taste of flavour and them - nothing. It literally feels like you're chomping on air, which is quite an odd sensation.

        If you stuff your mouth with them, they tend to hold their flavour better as your crunch through them, but then you just look greedy! Also, they tend to stick to your teeth a bit (not terribly badly, but still annoying).

        If you were including them as nibbles at a party mixed in with a lot of other choices then they'd be pretty good. But as they're in individual packets, I assume they're meant for on-the-go snacking, and they aren't great. They are quite addictive if you persevere, but I think kids would get bored of these quickly, and the lack of flavouring when you start eating them may put people off.

        They are also incredibly light, meaning you get tons per bag and it takes a surprisingly long time to get through one small bag. So if you do make it through to the end, chances are one bag will satisfy you if you resist the addictive flavouring. I ate mine about two hours ago and I don't feel particularly hungry yet, despite eating nothing else today.

        Overall, these are okay but I'd never buy them myself unless it was for cheap party food! And I get the feeling that even then most people would leave them after one or two!

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        09.09.2009 13:56
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        A far from exciting snack.

        Asda Cheesy Wiggles - The name suggests a wiggly, giggly maize snack experience.

        A gloriously orange packaging lures you into to this snacks orbit. A multipack of Cheesy Wiggles containing 8 packs is currently in the 3 for £3 offer in my local store. Each single bag weighs in at around 21 grams and is suitable for vegetarians.

        It's always hard for a snack food like this to compete with the original leading brand but this one doesn't even come close. The maize "wiggles" are a pale, insipid colour, fairly long and straight (not what I'd imagine a "wiggle" to look like") They have a very mild, synthetic cheese flavour which leaves a strange aftertaste and a rather soggy feeling with little crispness. I was hoping for crunch, for cheese, for that lovely almost fizzy quality that this type of snack normally has but it was sadly lacking.

        A disappointing snack that left me more than a little "cheesed" off.

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