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      01.12.2011 01:15
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      Cheaper alternative to crisps :)

      I've always bought Walkers or Mccoys as a rule, but occassionally try the cheaper ones when they're on offer or a multisave as they're like gold dust in my house. When I saw these for £1 for 6 packets, I thought I'd give them a try. Even if they're not much good, you're not losing much money for the sake of trying them.

      The packaging has changed now, and the packets are dark blue with The flavour written on in big white letters.It has the Asda 'chosen by you' tagline on the top and a little logo saying they've been made with sunflower oil. Nothing fancy but for £1 I can't comlain.

      Each bag contains 25g of crisps which I think is the average amount for a multipack packet.

      The crisps themselves are a pale yellow colour. They're not as bright or thick as the Walkers crisps. The flavour is obvious and they do taste really good. They have a normal 'texture' that you'd expect from crisps, crispy and crunchy, unlike some of the other cheaper brands I have tried before. The flavour is different from that of the more expensive brands, but they're still really tasty and to be honest, don't taste like cheap crisps. They taste different, but not cheap if that makes sense.

      There are 131 calories per bag which I don't think is bad at all, and 7.8g of fat. Not bad at all for a tasty snack.

      I have to recommend munching on these with a cheese sandwich, as it is lovely!

      Overall, these crisps went down really well in my house. I think these are ideal for the festive season, especially for buffets and parties. I'm yet to try other flavours from this brand, but do intend to. My grandson loved these and I think the pack of 6 only lasted about 5 hours. That's the good thing about them though, they're very cheap to replace so you can't moan. If you haven't before, give them a try as they're well worth the money.

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        31.10.2009 19:19
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        Wicked Crisps That Have A Nice Crispy Texture And A Good Flavour

        I brought these Cheese And Onion crisps in Asda last week because the week before we'd had their own brand Salt And Vinegar ones and they were proper tasty.

        A 6 pack of crisps was about £1.25 and that's a good bit cheaper than Walkers, but Asda were doing an offer where you could buy 3 multipacks for £3.00 and that's a bargain.

        The crisps are a bit thicker and crunchier than Walkers and are definately a darker golden brown, I think since Walkers changed the oil they use to make their crisps they all look madly pale and white now. These smelll stronger of cheese than onion but I can also smell the onion in them and the 2 go together proper nice.

        I think the taste of them is a lot stronger than Walkers and they are more like Golden Wonder Cheese And Onion crisps. I was suprised at how strong the cheese taste is in them because most of these flavoured crisps seem to concentrate on getting a stronger onion taste. The mix is perfect in these though because the cheese taste is there enough for me to be able to honestly say that the onion compliments it. I also think the cheese flavour in these tastes a lot more like natural cheese and not too fake and powdery.

        I like that these crisps are madly greasy like a lot of the supermarket ones are, they don't leave my fingers in a mad mess and I can't taste the oil in them at all.

        I reckon these crisps are yummy and considering the price I don't know why so many people still buy Walkers, especially since they changed the recipes of most of their flavours and now they're bland and proper cheap tasting. I do prefer this particualr flavour to the Walkers Cheese And Onion and will probably buy more next time I'm in Asda because for own brand crisps they're very tasty.

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          02.08.2009 16:11
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          I wouldn't buy them again, they're ok, but I have had better for cheaper.

          I have nothing about buying own brand crisps, we only buy them for my husband for his work lunch box, and so spending a fortune on them isn't really necessary, so we normally buy smart price crisps, either the maize snacks or the normal potato crisps. But we bought these a couple of months ago just to try them, they are 3 packs for £3, so a pound for 6 packs of crisps, which is double the price of the smart price crisps, but it wasn't really about the price just wanted to try them!

          The taste of the crisps is fine, nothign can be faulted, though the salt and vinigar aren't really the same flavour as more expensive crisps like Walkers, but still, nice. They have plenty of flavour to them, and come in either a multipack of s&v, ready salted & cheese and onion, or seperare packs of individual flavours. The flavours available are:

          Salt and Vinegar, Ready Salted, Cheese and Onion, Prawl cocktail, beef and onion, and I think there is a chicken flavour too.

          The crisps come in normal sized bags.

          The crisps themselves:
          When we first had them, we always make sure we don't squash crisps and bread by putting them all in seperate bags from anything else and putting them on my knee in the car, but despite this, when we opened a bag of these Asda crisps, they were all very broken up and tiny tiny pieces. This was a little annoying, but copable.

          Then, when my hubby took them to work and started munching he commented that they tasted burned, later on in the week I had a packet and noticed the same, we thought it might just have been a bad bactch, but we had 3 packets of 3 different flavours and they were all the same, a nasty burned taste and colour to them, although the taste of the flavouring was good, underneath it the flavour wasn't particularly good of the potato.

          We tried another batch the next month when we went shopping, and those were the same, so we have now given up and have reverted back to the Smart Price crisps which were always a better quality than these Asda branded crisps.

          So in conclusion, if your thinking of going from Walkers to these, I wouldn't bother really, although they may be a little cheaper, they do have this burned taste and texture which isn't particularly nice. If your wanting to save money, I'd skip past these and go straight to the smart price ones!!! :)

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          22.07.2009 21:25
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          They are worth a try - you might like them

          Asda Crisps come in at around £1.25 for a 6 pack which in reality is just pennies cheaper than Walkers and other well known brands of Crisps. That works out at around 21p per pack - not hugely different to other branded crisps when bought in multipacks.

          I do love crisps and enjoy trying different brands and different flavours - my favourite flavour being Cheese & Onion so I thought I would give these ones a shot.

          Each pack contains 129 calories and are low in salt and fat.

          They smell particularly cheesy - very strongly of cheese and barely there onion. They look very similar to Walkers crisps and didn't appear to be very thinly sliced potatoes like some very cheap brands, they do look like good quality.

          They taste good to me and have a great crunch to them. However... they should probably be re-named as 'Just Cheese, No Onion' as that was the overwhelming taste and smell.

          I thought they were okay and would probably buy them again when they are on special offers and work out lots cheaper than branded crisps... but they are just not Walkers!

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            16.05.2009 18:44
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            Almost great, just too cheesy and too greasy.

            I always try own brands. If they get the taste right, then because they are so cheap it's definitely worth the savings. I tried 'ASDAs' own brand crisps, and was hoping for nothing fancy, just a fresh tasting cheese and onion packet of crisps... unfortunately I was slightly disappointed.

            The packaging is nothing special, if they can keep the cost down then they can pass on the savings to us, which I believe happens. This multipack costs just £1.22, that's just over 20p per packet! In terms of cost, these were certainly doing well in my estimations, with other packets coming in at 50p, I knew where I could save a little on my shopping bill.

            After opening the packet I noticed that the crisp packet was pretty full, something that can annoy me when I find that the packet is only half full. Reaching in I grabbed a crisp and hoped that these would be the future packet of crisps I always bought. Sadly the crisps were greasy and very cheesy. This is something common of 'ASDAs' own crisps. They are cooked in sunflower oil, which should help to keep them grease free, but this doesn't happen. In addition 'ASDAs' own crisps always go too far on the flavouring. I want a subtle flavour that is a pleasure to eat, not something that I want to finish quickly so I can get rid of the taste in my mouth.

            With regard to nutritional content, there's just 129 calories per bag which is acceptable, however they have a very high fat content, almost a third of the crisps are made up of fat, and when you are looking for a healthy alternative this isn't what you need. Thankfully the sugar and salt contents are low so they've almost got the balance right.

            I don't think I'll be buying these again, the price is great, but the taste isn't so. If they could tone down the flavouring and also the grease surround the crisps then I'd definitely be buying these on a regular bases, I guess it's a personal preference, if you like a powerful cheese flavour, you'll love these, it's just not for me.

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            12.05.2009 14:11
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            Ok if on a budget

            I decided to shop at Asda this week as I had got a little bored of Sainsburys. After my recent review of Sainsburys cheese and onion crisps, I only thought it was fair to see how Asda's own brand compared to that and Walkers.

            Asda's own brand cost £1.29 for eight bags, or at the moment 3 multipack bags for £3.00. Each individual bag of crisps are 25g. These make them equivalent in weight to Sainsbury and Walkers, but at a few pence more expensive, you get two extra bags.

            The bags themselves are relatively cheap and cheerful but do appear fuller than the Sainsburys version. The crisps are also of a relatively normal size, though they are quite thin compared to Walkers. The texure is quite crisp (probably more so than Sainsbury) but because the crisps are so thin there is never really going to be much of a crunch individually.

            As for the flavouring, whereas Sainsburys seemed overflavoured (and not necessarily in a good way), these seem totally underflavoured. Baring in mind that cheese and onion is one of the strongest flavours you are likely to get, I couldn't really taste these at all. If I had purchased the mixed multibag, I would have had to have checked that I wasn't eating salt and vinegar.

            These are on the whole better value for money than Sainsburys, but again i'm afraid to say my loyalties lie with Walkers. These would be fine for a crisp sandwich, and putting them out for a kids party, but if you want to enjoy your crisps, in my opinion you still can't beat Walkers.

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            24.01.2009 15:56
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            One of the best cheese and onion crisps there is.

            I buy the asda crisps instead of walkers and they are generally cheaper and must say the cheese and onion crisps and nearly as good! They have a lovely strong cheese and onion flavour that doesn't taste "Cheap" at all and is nicely dispersed over all the crisps so you don't end up with 1 horribly over flavoured crisp and the rest of the pack lacking taste.

            The crisps themselves are nice and crunchy although not as light and crunchy as walkers crisps they are nearly as good and they don't taste at all greasy.

            I would be cautious with the other flavours of the asda crisps though as I got a multi-pack once and found the salt and vinegar flavour to be awful, I normally like salt and vinegar but these tasted mostly of salt with a very small vinegar tang.

            Overall I prefer these asda cheese and onion crisps to any other make of crisps except from walkers but as these are cheaper and still very cheerful I will stick with them!

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            06.01.2009 10:19

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            cool item

            this is a good asda product,we have tried 3 different product in this range but this one comes out tops.it has gotten approval ratings from my other half who is a walkers addict.it comes at what i call a very reasonable price and has very cheerful packaging,it also has a taste which can become quite addictive and could induce you to buy more and keep gatting it over and over again,thankfully it did not have that greasy oily smell or look which some cheap crisp products have and which puts me off them.the only problem i had with it was that it was a little too dry for me and this could lead to crisps flying and falling all over the place so i would suggest if your indoors in a rugged area to be ready to do a little bit of cleaning up after you have had your treat, but that aside its a lovely crisp

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            21.12.2008 17:40
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            yummy!

            In my house there are various packed lunches to be made daily, so buying the more expensive brands of crisps such as Golden Wonder or Walkers regularly just can't be done! So we go for the cheaper supermarket brands, Asda in particular. Before I tried Asda's version of cheese and onion, this was my least favourite flavour but this brand has completely changed my mind! As with all of my food reviews, I like to include the ingredients and nutritional information aswell as my opinions. I apologize if this is of no use to you, personally, I find this sort of information helpful when reading other peoples reviews!

            *PACKAGING*
            The cheese and onion variety of Asda's own brand crisps come in a bright green foil packet. Most of the writing is white in bold and there are also some gold swirls around the main text. In the bottom left hand corner there is a blue circle with a gold sunflower in the middle. This tells me that the product is made with sunflower oil. In the bottom right hand corner there is a translucent square that states some food facts and also informs me that this product is suitable for vegetarians.

            *INGREDIENTS*
            On the back of the packet it states that the ingredients included are as follows: Potatoes, sunflower oil (31%), cheese and onion flavour bled (cheese powder, onion powder, yeast powder, citric acid and lactic acid).

            *NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION*
            The back of the packet states that per 25g packet there is: 544 kilojoules of energy, 1.4g of protein, 13.4g of carbohydrates, 7.9g of fat, 0.9g of fibre and 0.15g of sodium.

            *SMELL*
            The great thing about these crisps is that when you open the packet you don't get an overpowering smell of cheese or onion unlike some of the more popular brands. There is more of a sweet, pleasant cheese smell, very appetizing.

            *TASTE*
            Now, to the best part of the product! Personally, I think that the taste of Asda's home brand cheese and onion is much, much nicer than the more popular brands. Neither flavour overshadows the other, they blend together in the perfect combination leaving your taste buds wanting more!

            Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone and everyone, not only for the delicious taste but also for the fantastic price!
            Happy munching!

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              31.08.2008 17:08
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              great crisps, at a great price

              I love cheese and onion crisps, and having tried various cheaper versions, i was delighted when i tried the asda cheese and onion crisps. They come in a pack of 6 or 12, at roughly £1 for 6 or £1.40 for 12.

              The packaging is quite basic, but it is better than the tesco style, and is a shiny green colour. The crisps themselves are very tasty, they have a great flavour, and dont repeat on you.

              You get a fair amount per bag, which makes a nice change since, some cheaper bags are sparse to say the least.

              I'd definetely recommend these crisps, they are too greasy, they are crispy and have a great cheese and onion taste that is very moorish.

              Price wise, spot on, and asda also do offers on these crisps, like buy 1 bag and 1 free, which i often take up.

              Per bag its about 130 calories and 8 grams of fat, which is roughly what mos packs of crisps these days contain, so nothing unusual there.

              I would recommend getting these, they are half the price of the more expensive brands, and taste pretty good.

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                08.08.2008 15:24
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                A delicious tasting crisp

                After having done the weekly shop at Asda last week the crisps we bought were all Asda branded ones, as due to the fact that we eat quite a lot of bags - we all have a packed lunch each day - buying Walkers crisps all the time can be rather expensive. As well as this none of us are really too bothered about such crisps and so the 'cheaper brands' as it were, are fine by us. The flavour in question that I ate today was a bag of Asda's Cheese & Onion crisps.

                The crisps come in a plan green bag that has a couple of gold swirly bits on it. Being green however my brother automatically associated this with salt and vinegar crisps as Walker's cheese & onion come in a blue bag although they do seem to be the only company that do this (or so I think anyway). The bag itself contains 25g of crisps, which it tells me on the back as well as all the other nutritional information. The front of the bag also tells me that the crisps are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours or flavours and no hydrogenated fats.

                When I opened the bag I was hit with a very nice cheesy smell. By this I obviously mean a cheese smell that made me want to eat the crisps not the cheese sort of smell that wafts out of your brothers bedroom when he forgets to put his socks in the washing basket. As you can gather therefore I was very pleased with the crisps so far. When I looked in the bag I was even more pleased as the bag was reasonably full and all of the crisps were whole and uncrushed. Furthermore they all looked nice and golden and I didn't spot any funny black bits that sometime appear on cheaper crisp brands.

                So would they taste as good as they looked and smelt? In short yes they would. They tasted in my opinion rather like a bag of Walkers cheese and onion crisps only not as strong, which for me was no problem. Better still the flavour wasn't weak at all and was unlike in the bag of Asda's Prawn Cocktail flavoured crisps evenly distributed.

                Texture wise the crisps were also very nice. They were crunchy yet softened up nicely when chewed and although I left my packet opened on the side for about 3 hours (I got distracted doing something else) the crisps stayed firm and hadn't softened up when I return to them - an added bonus for sure.

                So what are they like health wise I hear you say? Well again they're not too a bad, well not in my eyes anyway. Each bag contains the following...
                Calories - 130
                Protein - 1.4g
                Carbohydrates - 13.4g
                Of which sugars - 0.8g
                Fat - 7.9g
                Of which saturates - 1.0g
                Fibre - 0.9g

                Looking at the nutritional values in Walkers cheese and onion crisps for comparison I have noted that a walkers bag also contains 130 calories and that it actually contains more fat 8.0g (ok so not that much more.) For me therefore I would rather by these crisps.

                In conclusion therefore I would rather by these crisps rather than Walkers. They taste near enough the same in my opinion and are nutritionally just as good or bad for you whichever way you want to look at it. Better still they cost a little less too, as a 6 pack of Walkers cheese and onion would cost you £1.18 whilst a 6 pack of these crisps will only cost you 94p. Ok so again the saving isn't great but it's 24p and all the pennies count. You can also purchase 3 packs of 6 bags of Asda's crisps for £2. These means you're getting 18 bags of crisps for £2 when the equivalent in Walkers would cost you £3.54, which is a saving of £1.54, much better. So go on give them a try.

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