Product Type: Asda Snacks
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Asda Smart price ready Salted Crisps
Asda Crisps Ready Salted
Member Name: Delphine57
Asda Crisps Ready Salted
Date: 12/03/12, updated on 12/03/12 (265 review reads)
Advantages: Price and taste
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.
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.
Summary: A good staple snack to keep in you cupboard that won't break the bank.