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      16.03.2012 20:17
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      My kids don't notice the difference......but I do.

      Asda Smart Price Ready Salted Crisps are part of the budget range at Asda. Cost wise they are very inexpensive, costing just 68p for a multipack which contained 12 bags of crisps (12 x 18g) which equates to 5.7p per bag. This compares with the Walkers Crisps Multipack very favourably, with each packet of crisps costing the equivalent of 26p - and so from a cost perspective, the Smart Price crisps offer a budget alternative.

      The taste however does not compare quite so favourably. I find these crisps to be considerably thinner and therefore seem to not have that crunch which is indicative of a good crisp. The crisps also feel very greasy and intact I always feel like I have a greasiness left over my lips which I don't like from a taste perspective or from a health perspective. And also they are just not as tasty in terms of flavour. They are very bland and it's as though grease is the main flavour of these crisps. I know I'm not making them sound very appealing - but I have to admit that my kids don't seem to mind them at all and don't seem to notice that they are not one of the more well known brands. For that reason, I will buy them for them as I don't let them have crisps every day anyway and if they are not bothered, then why spend more when I don't have to.

      Overall, for adult sophisticated tastes I don't think these will do. But kids.....well, they don't really seem to care and so it's worth trying and saving yourself some money.

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        12.03.2012 11:52
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        A good staple snack to keep in you cupboard that won't break the bank.

        ~~~~The Purchase~~~~

        The No. 1 reason for my purchasing these crisps is ... price. At just 68p for 12 bags of crisps this I felt was a great bargain which works out at just over 5p per bag and suffice to say I have not been disappointed at all in the quality and taste of these lovely light crisps at such a penny scrimping price.

        Each bag contains 18grams which is obviously somewhat less than your average normal bag of crisps most of which I believe is around the 25 gram mark. However for me the amount of crisps in this Asda bag is sufficient not only as snack in-between meals but also the quantity is just the right amount for the side of your dish when you are serving a sandwich.

        The other great factor is there is no waste, quite often when I open a bag of crisps I get half way through and half gets left on a normal bag. This is a nice amount to keep you topped up between meals though.

        ~~~~Taste Test and Comparibles~~~~~

        On to the taste and consistency. I have to say am a huge fan of the old Golden Wonder and Smiths crisps that used to be around more in the 1970's and these lovely Asda crisps have the same consistency of Golden Wonder (not as good as GW but certainly up there with them). They are crunchy but not too hard, each bag has plenty of nice big unbroken big crisps in them as opposed to them all being squashed to a crumb and they are a lighter bite of crisp, they are have just the right amount of light salt.

        I will go against public opinion here and say I do not like Walkers crisps as I find them too heavy and greasy however sadly there seemed to be a take-over bid in the 1990's and they are to be found everywhere pushing my favourite Golden Wonders out of the market place, these Asda crisps are a good replacement for me in my quest to find an alternative to Golden Wonder and in addition, so I can totally bypass Walkers. I make these remarks to give you an idea of the comparison of taste between the crisps if you too remember the old style crisps.

        Each bag also contains 96 calories (fairly comparative to other slightly bigger bags of crisps), and 0.7g of saturated fat per serving.

        ~~Conclusion~~~~~

        All in all an excellent value product - I have found no compromise on taste or quality. In addition the only ingredients these hold are; potatoes, sunflower oil and salt. Unlike some of the other crisps / snacks that are about that hold a wealth of unnecessary additives.

        These 18gram bags are also a good size for lunch boxes. Of note when I de-bag them and put a few packets in bowls if I am doing a social function there has been no complaints on the flavour or that they taste cheap.

        A good staple snack to keep in you cupboard that won't break the bank.

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          16.04.2010 17:55
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          Cheap crisps that arent that bad.

          I have to admit that I was very, very skeptical when I first glanced these on the crisps shelf in ASDA, but I was short of cash that day so I decided why not? I took a chance and it was well worth it.

          12 packs of Ready Salted, 35g bags each, 50p in total. I can't believe they actually tasted okay. Not great, but okay. If you put walkers on one plate and these on the others, people would not be able to tell the difference, although, I do have one or two gripes with this product.

          It seems that they contain a larger amount of corn oil than usual, and taste just that tiny bit softer and staler than Walkers to give it away. Also, they have less flavour, but if you're short of cash, these crisps are definitely passable, even enjoyable.

          They're relatively fresh and very moreish, particularly since they come in very small, easy to chow down in one go bags. The packaging is absolutely hideous, and if you offer these to friends, there's a chance they'll even refuse them on sight, I know I would.

          These are ideal for laying out party teas and buffets because they're very cheap and definitely look like the real thing. If, like me, you're a bit of a scrooge, you'd put them in a bowl and serve them unwittingly to your friends at a get together, just to save a few pennies.

          ~~ Nutritional information ~~
          Per 19g bag:
          Calories - 97
          Carbohydrates - 8.9g
          Fat - 6.3g
          Saturated fat - 1.6g
          Salt - 0.3g.

          Seriously though these are actually half decent crisps that are well worth the packs. Definitely worth giving them a try. Actually recommended.

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          13.03.2010 21:14
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          Recommended.

          ~~ The product ~~
          These crisps come in a multi-pack of 12 bags. They are ready salted flavoured, and each bag contains 19 grams. The bags are not massive, (I think Walkers crisps are about 34g), but they are just enough for a quick snack, or to have along side your lunch.
          They are currently priced at 48p for the multi pack, which works out at 4 pence a packet! Bargain!

          ~~ The packaging ~~
          These crisps are packaged in the usual Asda 'smartprice' white and green packaging. The packaging is basically all white, with a green band around the bottom, and green writing. It looks very basic, but it hardly matters for 4p a packet!

          ~~ The taste ~~
          The crisps are cut quite large, and they are a lovely golden yellow colour. These crisps taste lovely and crunchy. They are cut thinly, and they just the perfect size. They taste quite salty, which I must admit I like! It's not overly salty, but it's a really nice moreish taste. They always taste fresh, and I have never had a bad batch of these crisps. They are very tasty, and I have brought these again and again, as these are just as good as any of the leading brands in my opinion.

          ~~ Ingredients ~~
          Potatoes, palm oil, rapeseed oil, and salt.

          ~~ Nutritional information ~~
          Per 19g bag:
          Calories - 97
          Carbohydrates - 8.9g
          Fat - 6.3g
          Saturated fat - 1.6g
          Salt - 0.3g.

          These are also suitable for vegetarians.

          ~~ My opinion ~~
          I have been buying these crisps for a while now, as they are really tasty, and they are such great value for money. For 4 pence a packet, I think they are great. Recommended!

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          25.01.2010 10:51
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          All in review -------- Make your own mind up

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          The packaging is very basic as you can see from the picture. It is plain white with the ASDA Smart Price logo and black writing saying Ready salted crisps 12 packs, along with a green band along the bottom off the pack that indicates the flavour, the packets of crisps inside have the same basic design.


          The multi pack cost me 47 pence for a packet of 12. The works out roughly at 4 pence per bag. There is only 18 grams worth of crisp per bag but for 4 pence I am not complaining, I think they are a good little bargain.


          They have a crispy and crunchy feel in your mouth, they were salty enough for me as they wasn't too salty, and was really rather tasty.





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          The nutritional values per pack containing 18g of crisps are as follows:

          Calories 97
          Protein 1.2g
          Carbohydrate 8.9g
          Of which sugars 0.1g
          Fat 6.3g
          Of which saturates 1.6g
          Fibre 0.8g
          Salt 0.3g


          The crisps contain only potatoes, palm oil, rapeseed oil and salt. These crisp are also suitable for vegetarians.





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          My Overall Opinion
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          Ok so lets start with the price, one word to is all I am going to say and that's Bargain!! I love a bargain and with being a mother who children like the occasional treat but 9 times out of 10 they throw away I don't see the point in buying expensive crisis as I think this cheaper version is just as good, I mean 4 pence I think has got to be the cheapest crisps I think that I have bought.


          The packaging is pretty boring but lets face it, it is only holding the crisps and they in my opinion are not boring at all. They flavour of the thin, crispy, crisp are just perfect for me. I'm not a lover of really salty things but these have a hint of salt which is great for me and lets face is salt isn't really good for you so in in opinion the bags of crisp you buy that are ready salted some are more like a bag of salt. Not good I think you will agree.


          I would recommend that everybody give them a go and if you don't like them that 47 pence isn't going to break the bank. I would rate these ASDA Smart Price crisp a 4 out of 5 but be warned they are very morish.





          Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope that it is of some use to you to help you decide whether these crisp are for you or not. Thanks again, it is very much appreciated.

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            09.11.2009 23:56
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            Good value, very tasty

            I noticed these asda smart price crisps when out shopping for some party bits for a Saturday night family gathering, it said 58p on the pack but the shelf label reads 47p.
            The packaging is very basic, plain white with the asda smart price logo and black writing stating - Ready salted crisps 12 packs, and a green band along the bottom off the pack that indicates the flavour, the packets of crisps inside have the same basic design.
            I think it's all pretty dull looking but then you don't eat the packet and if it keeps the price down it's OK with me.
            I have worked in a factory that made crisps so i know there is no two ways about it when the quality of potato's drop below a certain level they stop making the Branded crisps and start on the basic/cheap crisps so they are lower quality crisps you are buying so don't expect any different.
            However don't let this put you off as these crisps are lovely, they seem to be cut a little thinner then normal and look quite light and as they are cheap you do get a few not so nice looking ones but they are nice and crisp and not to salty like some
            The packets are a little smaller then your branded crisps but still excellent value, have a pack for a quick snack or tip them into a bowl for the kids party and they will be enjoyed just as much as crisps costing 3 or 4 times more.
            Can i just add that the picture on here shows a red pack but they are green in my asda!

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            02.11.2009 12:20
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            Good crisps for the money

            Asda smart price ready salted crisps come in a big bag of 12 packets for the bargin price of 47p! I have noticed recently that the bags themselves say 58p and the shelf 47p though I wouldn't mind paying the extra 11p for these crisps.

            Value for money wish it works out just under 4p a bag - bargin! These are great if like me you have a partner that would for some reason quite happily live on crisps and eats at least 2 packets day.

            The bags themselves are smaller than normal crisps even the Asda ones at only 14g per bag but when you consider the price difference you really do get what you pay for with these.

            The quality of the crisps seems really good and we have only had to throw the odd one away out of the bag that looks a little bit manky and hasn't quite managed to get passed our quality control! If I compare this to other brands including Walkers thats pretty much a standard for crisps.

            The downside to these is that you only get one flavour in the bag and I'm not that keen on Ready Salted but if you do then you can't go wrong with these, especially with all the belt tightening we all seem to be doing lately.

            The taste of these crisps is ........... suprisingly ready salted and unlike some cheaper versions which you can find too salty and have you reaching for a glass of water afterward these are great. They might not pack as much flavour as the more expensive brands but you get what you pay for and these are certainly very flavoursome for the money.

            Overall I would recommend these crisps and maybe one day Asda might expand its flavour selection.

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            26.08.2009 16:47
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            Perfect cheap treat

            I have got to let everyone know that these ready slated crisps are back.

            When I was about 14 asda took these away from me and I think they were cruel to do so. They cost about 38p per pack at the time. Most children would be ashamed to take own brands no frills to school but I really didn't care because it meant I could take 3 packs to school and my mother didn't mind, but when I was about 16 asda stopped doing these and started doing the mixed crisps pack (cheesy puffs, salt and vinigar sticks and Oinion rings) although I like these they still do not come close to how much I enjoy the ready salted range.

            I have visited my asda today to find lots of these packs back on the shelf, the packaging is different it is green and white with a picture of a crisp on the front, there are still 12 packs in the big pack and they cost 42p little bit more expensive but not by much.

            The packs inside are small and do not hold many crisps but if you have noticed that if you open a pack of the expensive crisps they are only half filled so you are only paying for packaging with these.

            I would go as far as saying these asda's own crisps are better than walkers, they do not taste too plain they are fresh and a perfect snack. I could pay a fortune to try and feed all my family with crisps so these are a brilliant money saver. They do hold high fat content like any other crisp range but eaten in moderation you can treat everyone.

            Because no one would tell the difference in the taste they are great for parties just pop the pack and pour them in a bowl the kids love them. These are a great cheap snack for all and they are back on the shelves thank you asda.

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            14.07.2009 09:15
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            Certainly worth a try

            Not long ago I tried Tesco Value crisps and was very surprised to find that they were very nice indeed so when I was in Asda yesterday I decided to try the Asda Smart Price ones to see if they were just as good.

            The Price

            A pack containing 12 packets of crisps has a price of 58p on the front but actually cost me just 47p so that's about 4p per bag. This is the same as the price I paid for the Tesco Value ones. I grant you each bag only contains 18g of crisps but 4p still sounds like a bargain to me!

            The Packaging

            The large outer bag is very plain with a bright green stripe (not red as the picture at the top of this category shows) across the bottom and just the basic information as to the contents, the Asda Smart Price logo and a picture a large crisp. There is also the information that the crisps are suitable for vegetarians. The crisps contain only potatoes, palm oil, rapeseed oil and salt.

            Each smaller individual crisp bag is exactly the same design as the larger outer bag.

            The Appearance

            When I opened a bag of these crisps the immediate reaction was that there weren't very many of them inside! The somewhat larger bags of Walkers crisps that I used to buy contain 25g of crisps but they do work out at about 14p per bag.

            The crisps themselves were golden and looked as good as any other standard crisps that I have tried and they certainly smelled just as good.

            The Taste

            Well the good news is that, as with the Tesco Value ones, they do taste great! They are crispy and crunchy and taste just as good as any of the branded crisps. They were just salty enough to be tasty without being overly salty which can only be a good thing as far as I am concerned. I do love the taste of salt but am constantly trying to cut down a bit to improve my health.

            The Nutrition

            The nutritional values per pack containing 18g of crisps are as follows:

            Calories 97
            Protein 1.2g
            Carbohydrate 8.9g
            Of which sugars 0.1g
            Fat 6.3g
            Of which saturates 1.6g
            Fibre 0.8g
            Salt 0.3g

            Incidentally the amount of saturated fat in the Asda Smart Price version, whilst fairly low, is double the amount in the Tesco Value version; maybe it is because they use different oil.

            In Conclusion

            Well after already trying the Tesco Value ones I was expecting these to also be good and I wasn't disappointed. They were lovely and certainly comparable with the more expensive standard crisps even though the bags don't actually contain many crisps! I suppose you could always eat a couple of bags if you wanted more - it would still only cost you 8p after all!

            As I have said before I am no snob when it comes to value for money so it doesn't bother me to have a bright green Asda Smart Price bag in my trolley so for me it's another value winner!

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              24.05.2009 13:08
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              The best packet out of the 'ASDA' own brand crisp bag. Flavour isn't bad, shame about the grease.

              I was wary about trying these crisps. As some of you may be aware from my other reviews, 'ASDAs' own brand 'Cheese and Onion' and 'Salt and Vinegar' crisps had sadly been quite a big disappointment.

              The price tag of just £1.22 for a bag of six in a multipack was what tempted me to buy these crisps in the first place. Possibly the cheapest crisps to buy in the whole of 'ASDA' so they were well worth the try. Where else can you buy crisps for just over 20p a packet?

              As I opened the packet I was apprehensive, and hoped that they tasted better than the sister flavours. This time I was a little more pleased with what I tasted. These are your average okay tasting, not too much flavouring 'Ready salted' crisps. I couldn't understand how the could make such a mess up of the other two flavours but get it right with these.

              However, they aren't the best around, because I was back to the problem with grease. Now they say these are cooked in sunflower oil, which to my mind means that they shouldn't be greasy at all. I thought the days of having to wash ones hands after eating a packet of crisps were long gone, but with these I felt I'd gone back a good decade or two. It's such a shame that these crisps are just far too greasy!

              One the whole these crisps are the best out of 'ASDAs' own brand crisps; these, 'Cheese and Onion' and 'Salt and Vinegar'. The price is fantastic, and thankfully the flavour isn't too bad with these crisps. I'm just conscious about the grease element, because I like to be able to eat my crisps and not have to wash my hands afterward... there's not always a sink close to hand!

              Would I buy these again? More so than the other flavours, but I just don't know. If I find myself wanting a bag of crisps and just don't want to splash out on the more expensive brands than possibly because they aren't really that bad. Note to 'ASDA', sort out the grease issue and these could be quite a nice packet of crisps.

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