Asda Salt and Vinegar crisps come in a 6 pack and usually cost £1.29 (as of 04/10/13 they are on offer for 85p). This flavour tends to be the only one I buy, occasionally also purchasing Ready salted, but salt and vinegar is the main choice of both myself and my husband, and my daughter isn't really fussy she just loves crisps in general!
The packaging for these crisps is simple, a green bag with Salt and Vinegar written across the front and the Asda chosen by you logo displayed on the back. They contain no hydrogenated fat, artificial colours or flavours.
Ingredients- Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (31%), Salt and Vinegar Flavour [Natural Flavourings, Salt, Maize starch, Lactose (Milk), Palm Fat (contains Milk), Yeast extract].
This product is suitable for Vegetarians.
The main reason we started buying these crisps was the price, at £1.29 per 6 pack they are cheaper than the leading brand Walkers who sell a 6 pack of their Salt and Vinegar crisps for £1.68 (I am using Asda for price comparison as this is where we shop). Obviously, this price difference is only great if the crisps are up to standard and we've been pleasantly surprised. There is nothing worse than a bag of Salt and Vinegar crisps with little to no flavour, and we've found that these are actually stronger in flavour than Walkers (my daughter often pulls the funniest face when she gets the hint of Vinegar on her tongue!).
The bags are smaller than a standard Walkers packet, but I don't feel this matters because the bag is at least 3/4 full compared to the measly amount you get in a Walkers bag. The crisps themselves are a nice colour and a good size and it's a rarity you get any horrible brown or black ones. These are a great accompaniment to a sandwich or just for a daytime snack!
5 out of 5, won't buy another brand again.
I was just browsing on here tonight and read these reviews and felt the need to put in my tuppence worth. I am actually sitting eating a packet of ASDA's roast chicken flavour from their beefy multi-pack. My family enjoy ASDA's crisps although they are 'not cool'. They hate me putting them in their lunches or dishing them out to their friends but hey tough!!. I started buying them because they were cheaper and to be honest they are just as tasty as any other type of crisp.You can get 3 multi-packs of 8 for £3 just now whereas Walkers only have 6 packets in their multi-packs and I don't like them as much. THere are loads of flavours and they have even started doing a salt and shake type one. If I had to say one downside then it would be that they are quite greasy. They leave a film on your hands and on your lips. But hey crisps are not renowned for their healthiness. All in all when on a budget these are a decent enough buy and fill the need for junk food
Asda crisps really are worth a try. With the credit crunch i decided to have a fresh look at my purchases and see if there was any way to economise. As a mum of three I find i easily work my way through tons of crisps with pack lunches, snacks etc so I decided to look at the most cheapest crisps poss (without lookig too rough) I found that Asda do a box of 5 for £50 (yes it looks like you are buying for a shop/pub in that quantity) but at 10p each I was ready for them just to taste okay.
Personally, Walkers have thee edge when it comes to taste but they certainly do not come in this cheap! You won't feel cheated though all the flavours are nice and not too flavoured or salty. The box of 50 also comes in mixed variety which are prawn cocktail, cheese and onion, smokey bacon, salt and vinegar and ready salted so as far as my family is concerned these are good flavours with no particular unpopular flavour included so you don't have to worry about being left with tons of crisps in a strange flavour that no one will touch and then it's a false economy.
I buy these now as they are very good value (made with sunflower oil too!) so not healthy but not too bad!
Without going into what I like to call the executive range of crisps, things like Pringles and Kettle chips, the best crisps money can buy has to be Golden Wonder.
The main crisps you seem to see for sale these days however are Walkers and for me these are just not that good.
Asda do many flavours of crisps and if you have tried them you will know that they are a very decent crisp and every bit as good as Walkers but a good bit less expensive.
Right now at Asda you can get three six packs of walkers for £3 or three eight packs of Asda crisps for the same £3, that's six extra packs with the Asda option and for me that is a no brainer.
Asda do a similar range of basic flavours as every other crisps, cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, ready salted and a range of meat flavours including beef and onion and bacon. The Asda crisps have a lovely crunch and always have a very strong flavour.
The nutritional info is very similar to Walkers crisps too so there is little difference all round, a packet of asda crisps has just over 90 calories and around 6g of fat, this varies slightly depending on the flavour but the difference is tiny.
These are highly tasty crisps that are always very high in quality and very inexpensive and therefore come highly recommended by me!
When it comes to crisps I simply can't get enough of them which is why of late I have been trying out shops own 'cheaper' brands with regularity. Cos I scoff anywhere up to 5 bags in a sitting it doesn't make sense to be buying Walkers to feed my addiction financially if I can at all help it!
I love mooching around Asda and of late have found myself trying out an awful lot of economy purchases out of idol curiosity more than anything else!
I am reviewing Asda 'Smart Price' 12 Variety Pack Of Crisps to be specific!
12 green and white plastic bags (18g a bag so smaller than the average size you buy) and they are stored in a big white and green outer bag. On that in green and black writing I'm told they are Asda 'Smart Price' 12 Variety Pack Crisps which contain 4 x Ready Salted, 4 x Cheese & Onion Flavour and 4x Salt & Vinegar, then there is a large picture of a large golden crisp on there, size is stated (216g overall) and I am told they are suitable for vegetarians. On the back of the bag this time all in bright green writing I'm told again what they are, nutritional information for each flavour is given, allergy advice is listed along with storage instructions, contact details for Asda are given, the best before date is stamped on and finally there is a bar-code on there. This is real economy packaging at it's best and your under no illusion to that as soon as you see them sat on a shelf!
The individual bags again are white and green with a picture of a crisp on the front of each one and you are told what they are and the flavour is clearly stated on each as is the size and the fact that they are vegetarian. On the back of the bag ingredients and nutritional advice is given as are storage instructions to keep them fresh, contact details for Asda and finally best before date is stamped on clearly. All I can say about these is that if my Mother had given me these when I attended school I'd of binned them on the way there! They scream cheap and kids get bullied for far less and even now I eat these in private to be perfectly honest with you! lol.
The Crisps In General...
As I have already said quite small bags. Easy to open, fresh they are and all flavours look like you'd expect a crisp to appear, slightly golden but rather thin and flaky. Some crisps look more cooked than others of course with slightly browned sections to the surface and some crisps do have a bit of black potato on them which makes me think that these are not the best quality potatoes. None of the variety of crisps are overly greasy but you can taste a fair amount of grease content in these as they lace your mouth after you've eaten a bag with a feeling like film. They do feel slightly greasy on fingers and bits of flavourings do therefore stick to your fingers but again, not really all that badly considering!
Ready Salted Flavour....
Well salted potato crisps these really are. You cant see the salt on these but they taste salty enough and it's ingrained into the potato. What I do like about these is that the salt does allow the natural potato flavour to really come through really nicely. These for me were the slightly greasier crisps overall and I did notice in the four bags (I ate in one sitting like the greedy little pig I am lol) that although most crisps were a nice golden colour some were kind of going a bit translucent and looked like grease had set on the potato to cause this. Taste wise they really please me! Didn't make me overly thirsty and were nice and crunchy and crispy with not too much flaking and it's fair to say I really enjoyed those!
Salt And Vinegar Flavour....
These I found more laced with vinegar than of salt and didn't find the flavour evenly distributed throughout the crisps. I found the flavour of vinegar a little overpowering though not too smelly and to be fair the vinegar never tasted cheap and nasty. The crisps were not soggy are too greasy they were just a bit zingy for me and made my lips tingle a bit too much! Tasty? They were and not too harsh in the flavouring department I found them rather nice but they did leave a tinny after-taste!
Cheese & Onion Flavour....
Distinctive in flavour and rather flavoursome indeed. Your in no doubt at all with these which flavour they are from the moment you open the bag till when your eating them. You can't see the flavouring/colouring on these crisps and once again they are are deeply crunchy and tangy and I enjoyed these a lot too. I find with a lot of economy crisps if you dip them in something or ram a bag between a couple of bits of bread that all flavour is lost. True when it comes to the ready salted flavour in this pack and the salt and vinegar but I found the cheese & onion to really hold their own when dipped in a dipping sauce or as a sarnie! Really tasty, my breath did honk along with my hands after eating them but tasty they really were!
Forget the packaging for starters. Also don't bother comparing them to leading brands because if you do that then you won't like them it's as simple as that. However if your comparing them to Sainsbury's and other superstores 'cheap' crisps then these for me so far really have come out on top. They taste as they're meant to. The flavours are easily recognisable. Ok simple flavours they are but remember they are economy crisps! Personally I'd have no problem serving these in a dish to mates or having them in bowls at parties. They are not overpowered by seasoning or added sweeteners and are really a no frills crisp and its as simple as that!
Contains gluten, milk and barley.
Nutritional Information...Per Bag....
Ready Salted Flavour....
of which is saturates 1.6g
Salt & Vinegar Flavour....
of which is saturates 1.5g
Cheese & Onion....
of which is saturates 1.5g
Only available in Asda and I paid 72p for this pack! Bargain and very worth a go!
Now asda crisps in general, now i thinkthat these are really good there are a large range of flavours these are pretty much the same as walkers crisps like prawn cocktail, ready salted, beef,cheese and onion, salt and vinager, smoky bacon and BBQ however this is ot all of the flavours there are more.
these crisps are the same kind of ones like walkers, really thin and sometimes have horrible little back bits on them.The only other downside to these i would say is the packaging,when you try to open these the whole bag splits and all your crisps seen to go everywhere.
Another downside to crisps altogether is obviously the health side to it, crisps are really fatty and bad for you.eating them too much could make you gain weight fast.
of coarse we are talking about asda here and you know that asda are the best for the cheapest products so these crisps come really cheap and also in multipacks,when crisps are this cheap you can buy loads for hardly anything,this could be a bad health issue as especially for kids as they will just buy these things in their varieties gaining weight and giving the uk a worst name for obesity. i would rate these 3/5 as the price is good but is also bad in a way too...
Asda crisps are 1/3 less than Walkers crisps. All type of flavour crisps are on sale. There is quality difference in comparison to Walkers. Asda crisps are inferior in quality. Crisp is not thick or big as Walkers products. Take Cheese and Onion flavour, Walkers crisp is thicker and the crisp is robust, Asda crisp is thin, over cooked and crumbles very easily, also Asda crisps have higher salt content. I havent checked the indigents but from taste this seems to be true.
You pay for the quality, other than several disadvantages crisps from Asda are OK to eat. Consumer has to choose between quality and quantity and sometimes quantity is more important if you have a large family.
The packaging and size of packets are same as Walkers crisps and ones sold by Tesco and other supermarkets. Could it be that crisps are made by same company; ingredients are different to reduce cost.
Packaging and sale: buy single pack, Six packs, 12, and sometime you could bigger boxes are sold with 24, 36 or bigger packs.
I recommend Asda crisps for families on budget, saving orientated shoppers. For the taste freaks Walkers or other original manufacturer product is recommended.
This review is for Asda 6 pack of ready salted crisps. I normally buy Walkers ready salted or pom teddy bear crisps as these are the only ones that my kids can agree on liking. However I decided to try and save money so I tried Asda's own.
Asda has introduced a new 'healthier' version of their ready salted crisps. They now contain 70% less saturates than before. This made me feel like I was a better mother for giving my kids something not as unhealthy as before. (I know it makes very little difference but I can always live in hope). As other mothers will know you try to feed you kids with nutritional snacks but it never works. If I give my kids apple crisps again they will call childline.
Well here goes.
It crisps come in a big read bag. It has a big six on the packet and Ready salted crisps underneath. On the left hand side there is a blue circle with a sunflower on it and the wording made with sunflower oil. Attached to that is a yellow arrow with the wording 70% less saturates* (the * is to tell us that this is 70% less than before). The back of the packet has the Ingredients. A short message about Asda, Nutritional information, Storage info and a refund promise if you are not happy. The crisps are also suitable for vegetarians.
There are 6 x 25g bags in the packet. The first thing that I noticed is that the bags felt very light. When I opened them, they had a nice fresh smell but my 5 year old complained that someone had eaten some of her crisps as the bag was only half full. No wonder they have less fat in them. The crisps felt like they were very thin compared to Walkers or any other major brand. They tasted very salty but they did have a good crunch on them. They were a good size and not many broken bits. Not as bad as I first thought they would be.
Potatoes, sunflower oil (32%) and salt.
Nutrition per bag
132kcals, Carbs 13.2g, fat 8.2g, fibre 1.0g and sodium 0.15g.
It tells us on the packet that each bag contains 0.4g of salt that is 7% of your guideline daily amount.
79p or 3 packs of 6 for £2 compared to Walkers at 98p or 3 packs of 6 bags for £2.50 at Asda.
They are good value for money but you do feel like you are eating a lower quality of crisp. If you were really worried about nutrition then you would not be eating crisps in the first place but it does help that they have lowered the saturates. I think that I would buy these again as the kids did not really notice the taste difference (despite the complaints of how full the bags were.)
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Asda Stores LTD