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Brand: KP / Type: Crisps

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      12.11.2011 16:42
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      I won't be in a hurry to buy these again

      I love bacon flavoured crisps, and recently when I went shopping in our local Morrisons the multipacks of Discos were on offer at £2 for a pack of 18. This was excellent value making them just over 11p per bag which isn't bad by today's standards. The bacon flavour Discos are also available in individual packs, but would cost you a lot more if you bought them separately as it's rare to get a pack of crisps for under 50p these days.

      I hadn't had Discos for years, but seem to remember liking the cheese and onion and salt and vinegar flavours. With bacon being my favourite crisp flavour I thought I'd be onto a winner with these, but in actual fact they were really disappointing.

      The best thing about them is probably the packaging. The packet is crimson coloured and very eye catching, I know it's only going in the bin once you've finished with it but psychologically I felt that these crisps brightened up my lunchbox a little more than the supermarket own label brands I usually buy. The inside is foil and shiny which keeps the crisps fresh.

      On opening the packet, the smell of bacon hits you straight away. I'm always disappointed with how many crisps you get in a packet these days (is it just me or is everything getting smaller and yet more expensive?!), but I think this is standard with all snacks as you just don't get much for your money these days.

      The texture of these crisps isn't bad, but they are quite hard to bite in to, so if you have any problems with your teeth I'd probably go for something easier to bite. They have a good crunch to them though, and are a nice size to fit in your mouth in one go so they're good for eating in front of others. It's only a small niggle but I hate it when you're in the staffroom and you've just stuffed your mouth with something and someone asks you a question!

      Taste wise, I found these crisps a little overpowering. Reading the reviews from when they were first released a few years ago, it seems they lacked flavour when they were first released. I think the manufacturers have overcompensated for this by trying to add flavour, but have taken it one step too far so they are now completely overpowering. I mean, I like bacon crisps but these have almost like a powder coating to them which sticks to your tongue and is far too strong. They taste nice (and they do resemble bacon), but just too strong for me.

      The other downside to these is that I find they repeat on you throughout the day. You can still taste them several hours after eating them and heaven help you if you burp you'll be tasting those crisps all over again! Not that I burp of course, being a perfectly well mannered lady....

      Overall, these were good value but I don't think I'll be in a hurry to buy them again. I think I'd be better off sticking to the supermarkets own labels which are cheap permanently but actually taste nice.

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        12.11.2010 15:45
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        Kids crisps that are really decent

        Crisps are one of the most popular snacks in Britain, the huge popularity of Walkers crisps sees them sold in almost every convenience store or super market. With them being snacks there's a huge scope for making kid friendly, "gimmick" like crisps, thinks like Skips, Quavers, Frazzles and Chipsticks are all child friendly crisps that have become almost icons of the British snack market. One that is perhaps a step behind them are Disco's, a KP Snack made product. Although Discos have been around for years they seemed to magically vanish for the shelves, only to return a few years later with a new flavour, Bacon, the flavour being reviewed here.

        The Bacon flavoured crisps come in a red packet with the middle adorned by a blue Disco ball design, the product and the word Discos written across it. The packet also contains the products selling tag "BIG HITTIN' FLAVA" and now tells us that they contain 20% less sat fat. The crisps major gimmick is their shape, a circular disk like one, similar to a Frisbee or a 2D image of the disco globe on the front of the packet. The crisps have a dusky orange colour to them and a slightly curved shape in the centre, some of the other flavours have a much more white and pure looking colour than these, though the orange is probably just from the flavourings added to the crisps.

        When eating the crisps you may notice they have a slightly dry texture to them however they are crunchy which a sharp cracking noise being made when you bite them. Though lets be honest no one really cares about how they look and sound other than kids who are amused by that sort of thing, it's the flavour, or the packaging may which to tell you "flava". Although they claim to be big hittin, they don't quite live up to the claim on a one by one basis, however if eaten by the handful they are strong with a sharp bacony taste to them. Although they are fine, and have a slight sweetness to them you can't help but feel they are slightly on the cheap tasting side.

        With the fact the packs can be bought, along side Salt and Vinegar and Cheese and Onion flavours in big multi packs for as little as £1 (for 4 packs of each) they are cheap and cheerful, but get a few multipack bags for the kids and they'll go through them quickly enough.

        Nutritional information (per 28g pack)
        Energy 613Kj (143 Kcal)
        Protein 1.1g
        Carbohydrate 17g (of which 0.7g are Sugars)
        Fat 8.2g (of which Saturates 1.6g)
        Fibre 0.5g
        Sodium 0.2g (the equivalent of 0.4g Salt)

        The product contains Milk, Wheat, Barley, Gluten and may also contain Egg, Soya and Mustard.

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        11.01.2010 12:16
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        THESE WERE NOT A GOOD BUY

        The bacon flavour Discos crisps is a snack I have tried recently and this is my review.

        I bought the bacon flavour Discos in my local news agent shop and the packet caught my eye as it is quite a bright colour. I had been going to buy a pack of the salt and vinegar Discos but I saw these and thought I would try them instead as I had not seen the flavour before and I think they are a new flavour been brought out by the Discos crisps.

        I got the crisps from my local shop and paid 32 pence for the bag. The bag is foil lined the way most bags of crisps are now and this makes the crisps inside the bag stay nice and fresh. The bag has a metal look to it to which makes it quite eye catching in the shop.

        Discos crisps are a disc shaped crunchy and hard crisp. They come in other flavours like salt and vinegar and cheese and onion. You can buy a multi pack of the Discos crisps in supermarkets and I have bought them in the past from my local Pound land shop and paid £1 for six bags in a multi pack which I think is brilliant value for money.

        The Discos bacon flavour were a let down to me as soon as I opened the bag. This is cos whenever I open a bag of Discos such as the salt and vinegar it is easy to smell the strong flavour and this has always been the way with the Discos crisps. I could not smell anything coming from the bacon Discos when I opened the bag which I thought was strange specially as I think bacon flavour crisps are quite a strong flavour anyway.

        When I ate the Discos crisps I was let down to because the flavour just was a dissapointment. The bacon flavour were not very strong at all and they tasted more like a bit of ready salted flavour crisps rather than bacon. The flavour of the bacon on the Discos was not there at all and I ended up throwing the bag away when I had only eaten half of them because I was not enjoying them at all and thought they were quite tasteless.

        I would not buy the bacon Discos crisps again and in future I will buy the salt and vinegar or cheese and onion flavour Discos instead as they have a much better 'wow' factor and are much more satisfying to eat cos of the flavouring of the crisps.

        I would not suggest giving the bacon flavour Discos a try out as I thought they were rubbish and I did not think they had much taste!

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          03.11.2009 15:14
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          although not a walkers fave they are slowly creeping to the top!!!

          The product:
          From a multi pack of Dicso's I experienced the ''New' Bacon flavour crisps
          Contains Energy, protein, Fat, Carbohydrates, Fibre and Sodium intake'

          The flavour:
          ''New bacon flavour''- the big flavoured crunchy snacks

          The cost:
          £1.39 on a multi pack of 6 crisps

          The flavour:

          Bacon flavour discos what more could you want...I have to say in my opinion the bacon flavour was lush,,not overally powerful but a nice flavour nonetheless. Although strangely it tased healthy?

          Overall;

          discos claim that the crisps are made with a blend of sunflower oil and vegetable oil and contain no artificial flavours flavours or MSG

          Extras:

          You can find out how exercise and balance can help a healthy lifestyle by visiting the website www.123healthybalance.com

          Overall:

          I love Discos and I have to say Cheese and Onion was always my fave flavour but now I am swaying towards the bacon...Lets be honest I actually like all the flavours. However, I feel that the salt and vinegar are a little overpowering!!
          I find the bacon crisps an absolute treat and they dont taste like any other flavours of crisps that I have tried..and believe me I can eat some crisps!!!
          They are slightly strong and the flavour holds for a good few hours...something which I have to say that weirdly I love about crisps!!
          overall a nice light snack but also quite filling
          Yahaaay for the bacon!!!

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          04.10.2009 10:42
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          Not worth the 45p

          This is a review of BACON flavour Disco's only.

          I recently saw a packet of NEW Bacon flavour Discos in a local newsagents whilst scouring for an afternoon snack to take back to work after lunch. I like Disco crisps and knew it was a gamble to take anything Bacon flavoured back to work for risk of it stinking out the office in the afternoon, but my curiosity of the "New" product got the better of me.

          The Product:
          The same as with standard Discos- the bacon flavour ones have the same basic ingredients: wheat starch, dried potato, sunflower oil and the other ingredients are flavouring, flavour enhancer, sugar etc.,

          One bag is 28g and will cost around 45p.

          I have not seen any multipacks with the bacon flavour in yet, only the single pack.

          Taste Test?
          I have to say I was hugely disappointed when I tried the Bacon Discos. Firstly, as with all Discos, there were only about 10 crisps in the pack. But I had expected the Bacon onces to live up to the "Hard Hitting Flava" claim on the front of the pack- that leads me to my second point--

          My husband asked me how they were when I said i'd found a new pack/ flavour of Discos (as he likes these crisps too) and the best I could come up with to describe them is: 'Imagine you had taken a Disco crisp, washed it under the tap to wash all the flavour off it then dried it with a hair dryer'- that is how they taste.

          The flavour is bland and disappointing. I think KP are trying to make their snacks more "healthy", but they have sacrificed the flavours of this product in doing so.

          Personally, I know snack products are not "Healthy" so when I buy a packet of crisps, I am not expecting the crisps to fill me with wholesome goodness, I know what I am buying- so it annoys me when snack companies try to make an "unhealthy" product into something "healthy" by removing the flavours!- its a packet of crisps. If I wanted healthy I would have bought fruit.

          Overall- I would not recommend these unless you do not like flavoursome crisps- if you like Salt 'n' Shake crisps and do not use the salt packet, or go for mild flavours only, them you might enjoy these. If you like Discos for their historic eye watering flavours (as they used to be) then its a waste of 45p.

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