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      30.08.2013 19:57
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      Cheap and tasty, why not

      FRISPS

      I was in Poundland looking at the crisps section when I noticed 'Frisps' it was a large bag of 9 packets.
      3 salt and vinegar
      3 ready salted
      3 cheese and onion
      They are made by the same people as Nik Naks, Discos and wheat crunchies

      Price:-
      £1.00 at pound land but I'm sure they will be reasonably priced at any local supermarket. I believe these are a great value for money.

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      I personally found the cheese and onion flavour over powering, I felt I could still taste cheese and onion hours after, even after cleaning my teeth but that might just be me, I'm not a huge fan of cheese and onion. The ready salted and Salt and vinegar were less powerful but still strong enough for the flavour to last.

      Each 28g pack contains:
      155 calories
      0.5g sugar
      9.6g Fat
      0.9g Saturates
      0.4g Salt
      Made with 100% sunflower oil.

      I would recommend these Frisps, I do prefer then to the walkers crisps that you can buy, in the same flavours, I think they are cheaper and you get more in a bag. The bag was not 90% air like with most crisps now.

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        27.03.2013 19:42
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        Not much else you could ask from a crisp really!

        Everyone loves a good between meal snack, but most snacks these days don't prove filling enough to justify the cost. That's where Frisps come in handy.

        Frisps are a brand of crisps available in most UK budget shops for a measly £1 per pack of 8. (Officially it's a pack of 6, but they've come with 2 free packs for as long as I can remember) You shouldn't be able to miss them as they come packaged in a bold red bag with the writing "Two Free Bags" dominating the front cover.

        Personally I love Frisps. Despite being a budget brand the crisps themselves are full of flavour. The Multi-pack splits itself as evenly as possible across the three classic flavours. Plain is the standard Potato snack with no added frills, but carries a surprisingly strong potato flavour for what it is. The Cheese and Onion have a rich cheesy flavour that dwarfs the decidedly bland walkers version, and Salt and Vinegar is a zingy treat with the perfect sourness that; once again, seems to feature a lot more spice than the Walkers variant.

        As a crisp Frisps fall into the chunky variant that gives them a far more satisfying crunch. I hate my Crisps to be wafer thin, but Frisps feature the same perfect consistency as their sister product Discos. However what differentiates Frisps are the McCoy's style ridges that seem to seal the flavour into each crisp.

        All things considered Frisps will be one of my top choices whenever I'm purchasing snacks. I love the strong flavours and satisfyingly chunky nature of the crisps, and the price is unbeatable. At 150 calories a pack they are a lot easier to enjoy than some of the fattier crisps out there, and I do often find myself enjoying them guilt free. Not much else you could ask from a crisp really!

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        16.02.2011 16:50
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        Best tasting crisps around

        I love these crisps more than any other. They have a lovely crunchy texture which melt in the mouth so become sort of creamy in your mouth.

        They are made from reformed potato and that arecooked in a way which makes them really crunchy when you bite them. They taste like they should be high in fat but only contain 0.9g of saturated fat which isn't too much different from other crisps.

        The cheese and onion flavour is strong and pleasant, the ready salted flavoured frisps have a good coating of salt without having too much. Salt & vinegar is ideal for anyone who loves strong flavour.

        They come in single bags or multipacks of 6, 12 and 18. 6 packs can be bought on offer for around £1 and I recently bought a pack of 18 for £2 from Morrisons.

        These are ideal lunch box fillers and nice for a snack any time of day. My whole family likes these crisps and they don't last long in our store cupboard!

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        04.08.2010 01:16
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        My favourite crisp

        *** Packaging & Flavours

        These crisps come in 3 flavours as far am I am ware these are the only flavours; which include: Salt & Vinegar, Plain and Cheese & Onion. The packaging for these individual flavours correspond to the individual colour match, i.e blue = salt & vinegar, green = cheese & onion, red = plain. The background to the packaging used to be like in the above picture, a background of vertical lines; however now they have changed and are just a plain colour. It also now comes with the handy guidelines which indicate how many calories fat and salt ect that are in each individual pack.


        *** Brand

        As far as I am ware im not entirely sure of the brand of these crisps, however I know that their range includes NicNacks, Wheat Crunchies and Disco's. They also ave a slogan to these crisps which I remember ever from being little, this is:

        "It's a crisps not a frisps"


        *** The bad bits

        Okay so their crisps and of course going to contain calories ect. A 28g bag contains: 151 calories, 1.0g sugars, 9.5g fat, 0.9g saturates and 0.8 salt.

        As far as I am aware you can only get these crisps in multipacks which often come in 12 or 16 packs ( as far as i can remember ) and the price ranges from £1.50 (on special offer) up to £1.79 approx.


        *** The Crisps

        The crisps are my favoruite due to the fact they are in a different texture. they are not thin and flat, but more thick and shaped. Another reason as to why i really like these is due to the fact that they don't have any 'bad' bits on them as i call them. In the likes of walkers for example a lot of crisps tend to have a lot of brown burnt edges around the outside, however these crisps have none of these; which i really like.


        *** Overall these are my favourite crisps EVER i think. I love them, and just wish I could buy a bag just of salt & vinegar flavour, I would deffinatly reccomend them, and If I am ever in a shop and manage to see these sold seperatly on their own I always get just a wee bit excited :).


        *** Hope this helped :)

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        31.03.2010 23:12
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        A tasty alternative to regular crisps

        Frisps are a potato based snack made by KP. They come in 3 flavours; ready salted, salt and vinegar, and cheese and onion. I've only tried the salt and vinegar flavour as I've not seen the plain ones available individually, and I can't eat cheese.

        Frisps come in a 28g packet in a flavour appropriate colour- red for ready salted, green for cheese and onion or blue for salt and vinegar. The packet has a picture of a couple of frisps on it, along with the name and flavour, and states that "It's a frisp, not a crisp".

        So what is a frisp then?

        These are a reformed potato snack. They're approximately round and have ridges like McCoys. Quite a lot of the frisps are folded. They have a light crunchy texture and aren't greasy unlike a lot of crisps. I could taste the potato and the flavourings were very tasty. The salt and vinegar was strong and tangy without being overpowering or too sharp.

        Frisps come in a 28g bag. With all the huge bags of crisps these days I like the fact that these come in a more sensible size portion. 28g feels like enough to be a good snack but without being too fattening. They contain 151 calories and 9.5g of fat per bag which I think is reasonable for a snack- they're not meant to be healthy, and as long as you eat them in moderation as part of a balanced diet it's ok. It's worth noting that they now contain 60% less saturated fat than they used to.

        I paid about 30p for a bag of these, but you can often find the multipacks on really good deals in the cheaper supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl.

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          22.12.2009 12:23
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          Nice but high in calories and fat.

          We picked up a multipack of these Frisps other day, I remember these were around when I was a kid but I hadn't seen them in a while. They cost 99p in Aldi for a multipack of 6 (with 2 extra free)

          The packaging states that you get 2 x Ready Salted, 2 x Salt and Vinegar and 2 x Cheese and Onion - and the extra free bags are randomly chosen out of three flavours. I can tell you're on the edge of your seats so I'll put you out of your misery, the mystery bags were cheese and onion and salt and vinegar.

          For those that don't know what a Frisp is like, it is a crisp with ridges, rather like a McCoys but slightly thinner and less crunchy.

          I'm a cheese and onion fan myself, but for the purposes of this review I felt it only right to pinch a crisp from the other flavours too! The cheese and onion flavour is strong and tastes just like your standard good quality Cheese and Onion flavoured crisp (e.g Walkers ) The Salt and Vinegar is also quite strong, too strong for me and the Ready Salted flavour reminds me of Ready Salted Pringles. They taste very different in texture to a plain potato crisp ( these are a reformed potato snack) and they taste fried to me.

          According to the pack they are made with a blend of sunflower and vegetable oil, making them fine for vegetarians. But, they do contain Milk, Wheat and Gluten so be wary if you have any of these intolerances.

          They are a very tasty crisp, and good value for money at 12p a bag, however a downside is that they are very high in calories compared to other crisps I usually buy. A bag of frisps will set you back 151 - 153 calories depending on which flavour you go for and a huge 9.8g of fat (quite a lot for a 28g bag!)

          All in all, a tasty and reasonaby priced snack but one to be enjoyed in moderation!

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            01.12.2009 21:47
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            Would recommend

            I was doing my weekly shopping today when I spotted a value bag of crisps a pack of 6 for69p.What with Christmas coming up and my two little princesses being quite greedy I thought that it was a great bargain that I really could not say no to.

            You get three flavours; Cheese and onion, ready salted, and salt and vinegar. There are 2 packs of each flavour. I think that these are the three main flavours that everybody eats so very handy for the family to choose from.

            Each pack is 28g and has an ok best before on it of January 2010 which I know is only one month away but let's face it crisps never do last that long without people eating them. Maybe that is why they are cheap because of the best before. Either way I feel that it is still a fantastic buy in my eyes.

            The crisps them self look like McCoy's crisps but do not scratch the roof of your mouth like McCoy's do. The flavour of each packet is very good not too over powering just perfect. Not like most cheap crisps where you can just taste a little of the flavour and feels like you are eating cardboard.


            Nutritional Information:

            This information is based on each packet which is 28g.
            Energy 153 kcal
            Protein 1.3 grams
            Carbohydrates 15.0 grams
            Of which sugars 1.0 gram
            Fat 9.8 grams
            Of which saturates 1.4 grams
            Fibre 0.8 grams
            Sodium 0.2 grams

            I have not included the nutritional information for each flavour as I did not really think that it was needed. The reason for this is there is not much difference between them all give and take 1 gram higher and lower than what is stated as above.


            My opinion:
            As I have already stated it was a great buy for 6 packs of crisps for 69p.

            They are packed full of flavour and where a bit hit with the children. I have already stated some of my opinion as above but I would recommend these crisps to anybody. There is no need to waste money on big brand products as cheaper ones are just as good.

            I was surprised to see that Frisps were also the makers of Wheat Crunchies, Discos, and Nik Naks. So although they might be cheap they are the markers of well known other products.

            I think that you would agree with me here that any crisps are not good for you but they can be a part of a balanced diet of carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fibre, if you eat along with fruit, vegetables, and exercise.

            I would rate this product 10/10 and would recommend this product to all crisp lovers. I will be buying this make from now on.

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              26.11.2009 19:30
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              I probably wouldn't bother!

              Frisps
              These snacks used to be quite popular but I have seen less of them over the last couple of years. I spotted a multi pack in my local Poundland last week containing 6 packs, with an extra 2 free. So basically, 8 packs for £1, seemed pretty reasonable so I bought them.

              The pack has 2 cheese and onion, 2 ready salted and 2 salt and vinegar (with the 2 free being pot luck!).

              I remember these as being really light and golden and to be honest, was a little disappointed as they were not as golden as they used to be. They are quite thickly cut and crinkled, so each crisp provides a decent crunch.

              The salt and vinegar were quite strongly flavoured, and while they didn't make my eyes water, were certainly tangy enough. The ready salted were quite salty, maybe even a little bit too salty and the cheese and onion were not the same as I remember. They used to be quite strong, but were relatively mild. They were okay though and on a cheese sandwich, tasted quite good.


              Nutritional info per 28g bag is as follows;


              Energy kJ: 628kJ
              kcal: 151kcal
              Protein: 1.3g
              Carbohydrate: 15g
              of which sugars: 1.0g
              Fat: 9.5g
              (of which saturates): 1.3g
              Fibre: 0.8g
              Sodium: 0.3g

              I was slightly disappointed by these crisps and they contained more calories than I remembered. I think I would prefer a bag of Wotsits or Quavers which have more flavour and are lower in calories too.

              Overall, these snacks were a little too salty (the ready salted), a little too bland (the cheese and onion) and quite tangy (the salt and vinegar). For the price, they were decent enough value, but not something I would rush to purchase again.

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                28.09.2009 11:53
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                A crisp with a difference.

                I've always loved Frisps. They were my favourite crisps for many years, but for some reason they're not easy to find in the supermarket. In fact, I've only been eating them this past week because I saw multipacks being sold in my local pound shop! So I grabbed them while I could!

                Frisps only come in cheese and onion, salt and vinegar and ready salted - from what I've found anyway! But the wonderful thing about these crisps in their texture. They seems completely different to other crisps around, and unlike many ridged crisps, they don't break your teeth as you bite through them. They are easier to eat than other ridged crisps, but you never have the danger of the soggy crisp!

                The flavours are good and true to their titles, but funnily enough, where as the ready salted and salt and vinegar are as I've always remembered them, the cheese and onion ones are not as flavoursome as they used to be. I recently wrote a review on Disco crisps, and highlighted the same problem. Funnily enough, Frisps - like Discos - are also made by KP Snacks. Maybe it's time for KP to take a look at their Cheese and Onion flavouring?

                The packaging is colourful, fun, and appealing to both children and adults (with child like minds like me!) - which isn't a major issue as Frisps now have 60% less saturated fat. Unlike some brands, this doesn't effect the overall flavour or texture of these much loved but rare crisps (unless this is the reason the cheese and onion are a weaker flavour?!). Obviously all crisps should be eaten in moderation, but every little helps, right?

                Now I have found a (cheap!) outlet for Frisps, I'll continue buying them!

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                28.09.2009 09:23
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                Nice crisps in moderation

                I used to love Frisps as a child, especially the cheese and onion ones. Even my old cat used to love the cheese and onion ones! However, for some reason our family stopped buying them and every now and then when I buy them today I see them as a real treat! I do only buy them occasionally as they are quite high in fat but they are a very nice treat. I usually only see them in a multipack, containing 3 flavours: ready salted, cheese and onion and salt and vinegar. They usually come in packs of 12 but occasionally they will be with 50% extra free making them bags of 18. I usually pay around £1.50 for these from my local shop. They can also be found in Iceland.

                The outer packaging is bright red and the logo is somewhat different from that above. Frisps is written in red and there is information about sunflower oil used. The colours of the packets vary accordingly eg. red for ready salter, green for cheese and onion and blue for salt and vinegar.

                The crisps themselves are large and tend to be quite square in shape. They have ridges on them and are a lovely golden brown in colour. You can immediately smell the flavour as soon as you open the bag and they look very appetising. The crisps are very crunchy but turn soft when in the mouth.

                Ready salted: The first thing I notice about these is how salty they taste. Personally I am a big fan of salt but I know some who aren't and they find it to be a little too strong for them.

                Cheese and onion: These have a really distinct taste to them, one which I haven't found anywhere else. Personally, I think they taste slightly more like sour cream and onion than other cheese and onion crisps on the market but that might just be personal opinion. The taste is mainly onion but this is not horrid and not at all overpowering.

                Salt and vinegar: Again with these I noticed how salty they were. However, they also had a strong taste of vinegar. They are quite tangy and a nice flavour.

                As I said before these crisps do have quite a high fat content. The flavours do differ very slightly but they are pretty much all the same. The nutritional information for the salt and vinegar flavour is as follows: 151 calories, 1g sugar, 9.5g fat, 1.3g saturates and 0.3g sodium. As you can see, the fat content in these crisps is very high (almost double that of quavers) so they really should only be enjoyed in moderation.

                I really like these crisps and will continue to buy them. They are recommended due to the lovely flavours and texture but do be aware of the poor nutritional value.

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                  16.09.2009 16:12
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                  Frisps

                  I popped into my local shop last night to get a few bits 'n' pieces and spotted these Frisps. I've never tried them before so I thought I'd give them a whirl. This review is for the Salt and Vinger flavour.


                  Packaging.

                  The Frisps come in a standard multipack bag which is predominantly red the colur. The front of the bag has the Frisps name and tells you that it contains:-

                  + 3 x Cheese And Onion
                  + 3 x Ready Salted
                  + 3 x Salt And Vinegar

                  The back of the bag contains the usual lists of ingredients and nutritional information as well as a little adverts for some other KP Products:- Wheat Crunchies, Discos and Nik Naks. The back of each individual packet also contains the ingredients, nutritional information and KP Products advert.


                  Nutritional Information per 28g bag {per 100g in brackets}

                  Energy kJ: 628kJ {2243kJ}
                  kcal: 151kcal {538kcal}
                  Protein: 1.3g {4.7g}
                  Carbohydrate: 15g {53.4g}
                  of which sugars: 1.0g {3.4g}
                  Fat: 9.5g {33.9g}
                  (of which saturates): 1.3g {4.8g}
                  Fibre: 0.8g {2.8g}
                  Sodium: 0.3g {1.1g}

                  Contains: wheat, gluten
                  Produced on a line handling Milk, Egg, Soya, Mustard


                  Ingredients:

                  Dried Potato, Sunflower Oil (28%), Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour [Salt, Acidity Regulators: Sodium Diacetate, Trisodium Citrate; Flavour Enhancer: Monosodium Glutamate, Sugar, Citric Acid), Vegetable Oil (5%), Wheat Flour, Emulsifier: E471.


                  Price:

                  At the time of writing my local shop are charging 99p for a multipack containing 9 bags of crisps.


                  Taste & Opinion:

                  On opening the bag there's that usual smell of salt 'n' vinegar which is nothing out of the ordinary. Lookwise these are another range of ridged crisps so they look fairly similar to McCoys crisps. They do look to be slightly thinner and smaller than McCoys are though.

                  I bite into the crisps and get a strong taste of salt. There seems to have been more salt used on these crisps than other salt and vinegar crisps I've tasted previously. Perhaps that's why they have a "drier" taste than other crisps. I'm not impressed with these at all. They also have a bit of an aftertaste which isn't that pleasant.

                  In terms of consistency they must be one of the hardest crisps I've ever tested and certainly the hardest from the ones I've tried recently and have listed below. I'm not averse to food being crunchy but there's a line between products being pleasantly crunchy and being crunchy to the extent that they're either a chore to eat or are uncomfortable in your mouth. Personally I find these rather a chore to eat - the crunchiness doesn't improve the eating experience at all.

                  On the fat front these are quite bad, coming in just below Nik Naks. So they're ideal if you're looking to put some weight on but perhaps something to be avoided if you're watching your weight or dieting. Overall though I was very unimpressed with these as I felt that they were too dry and too hard. Spend your cash on something better.


                  Crisps ranked in order of fat content:-

                  01) Golden Wonder Nik Naks (Rib 'n' Saucy Flavour): 38.3%
                  02) Frisps (Ready Salted Flavour): 35.1%
                  03) Walker (Ready Salted): 34.1%
                  04) Frisps (Cheese 'n' Onion Flavour): 34.0%
                  05) Frisps (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 33.9%

                  06) Walkers (Salt and Vinegar Flavour): 33.1%
                  07=) Walkers (Cheese and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
                  07=) Walkers (Steak and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
                  09=) Walkers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 32.7%
                  09=) Walkers (Roast Chicken Flavour): 32.7%

                  09=) Walkers (Worcester Sauce Flavour): 32.7%
                  12=) Walkers (BBQ Rib): 32.6%
                  12=) Walkers (Smoky Bacon Flavour): 32.6%
                  14=) Pringles Extreme (Smokin' Ribs Flavour): 32.0%
                  14=) Pringles (Hot & Spicy Flavour): 32.0%

                  16) Quavers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 31.0%
                  17) McCoys (Flame Grilled Steak Flavour): 30.7%
                  18) McCoys (Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour): 30.6%
                  19) McCoys (Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour): 30.3%
                  20=) Quavers (Cheese Flavour): 30.0%

                  20=) Quavers (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 30/0%
                  22) KP Discos (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 29.6%
                  23) KP Skips (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 29.5%
                  24) Hula Hoops (Roast Chicken Flavour): 28.6g
                  25) Hula Hoops (Barbecue Beef Flavour): 28.5g

                  26 Hula Hoops (Original Flavour): 28.4g
                  27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Crispy Bacon flavour): 25.1%
                  27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Worcester Sauce flavour): 25.1%
                  29=) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Spicy Tomato flavour): 25.0%
                  29=) Monster Munch (Pickled Onion Flavour): 25.0%

                  31=) Smith's Chipsticks: 23.0%
                  31=) Smith's Frazzles: 23.0%
                  33) Space Raiders: 22.8%
                  34) Red Sky (Anglesey Sea Salt flavour): 21.8%
                  35) Red Sky (West Country Bacon & Cream Cheese flavour): 20.9%


                  36) Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies (20.6%)
                  37) Walkers Squares (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 18.0%
                  38) Walkers French Fries (Ready Salted / Cheese and Onion / Salt and Vinegar flavours): 16.0%
                  39) Walker Baked (Sour Cream and Chive flavour): 8.7%
                  40) Walkers Baked (Bacon and Cheddar flavour): 8.5%

                  41) Walkers Baked (Cheese and Onion flavour): 8.3%
                  42) Walkers Baked (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 8.1%
                  43) Ryvita Limbos (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 1.9%

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                    15.07.2009 12:45
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                    recommended for eating on their own/ dunking with dips

                    The whole family enjoy a nice bag of crisps but it can work out fairly expensive unless you happen to spot the on offer. I was really pleased to find multibags of Frisps on offer yesterday (14/7) for 99p for 9 bags so thought we'd have a bit of a change.

                    The multipack outer wrapping looks like many equivalent ones - brightly coloured - so you have to actually examine the bag to make sure they are Frisps. Inside there are 9 x 28g bags, 3 each of ready salted, cheese & onion & salt & vinegar. This is ideal for us as we're not that keen on the 'meaty' or prawn flavours.

                    They look different than shown in the picture - similar to Walkers etc in their non-see through colourful plastic bags which are individually heat-sealed which keeps them fresh.

                    When opened I was pleasantly surprised by the thickness of them & even managed to use them for dunking in my dips. They are a lovely golden brown, have deepish ridges on them & each one is enough for a substantial chew.

                    The flavour of each variety is nice & strong & not too salty. The cheese & onion ones not too strong & the salt & vinegar having, in my opinion, the exact blend of the 2 flavourings.

                    They're not greasy either which is good - no messy fingers which means you can eat them whilst out & about.

                    I'd say they were thinner than Doritos but thicker than the usual branded crisps & they're lovely on their own, in a buttie or with a ploughman's lunch etc.

                    The pack has some quite informative stuff on it to read - eg advice about eating healthy, keeping active, ads for other KP snacks plus an address if you need to contact them. There's also a website address www.123healthybalance.com which I'll have a look at later.

                    I like the way that they've listed the ingredients & nutritional information for each bag - it's clear to read so if you're watching your weight (as I am) this is very easy to access. Unfortunately, as with most crisps & potato snacks, the info tells me they're non too healthy - eg a bag has 153 calories & 9.8g of fat but I ignored this by looking at the banner which reads 'conatins 60% less saturated fat than in 2006' - lol!

                    summary
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                    - great colour & texture.
                    - thicker crisps than many on the market.
                    - all 3 flavours very tasty.
                    - good packaging.
                    - found these at a great price & will be buying again.

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                      14.05.2009 15:06
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                      A fantastic packet of crisps that tastes delicious in a crunchy roll.

                      When I spotted a 9 pack of Frisps in my local Poundland recently I just had to pick them up as it seemed to have been years since I had eaten them.

                      Within the multi-pack there were three flavours: ready salted, cheese & onion & salt & vinegar. The packet size is 28g and each packet has around 150 calories and 9.5g of fat so these should be enjoyed in moderation.

                      These crisps are ridged potato snacks and the flavouring is lovely and strong on both the cheese & onion and the salt & vinegar. The ready salted are lovely and salty without being too much. There is lots of flavouring coated over all of the crisps so after crunching my way through a couple of bags I needed to wash my hands. This is a minor thing though and something I would always do after eating something with my hand.

                      I found them to be very crunchy and they were good quality crisps, I thoroughly enjoyed them and they were better than McCoys as they had slightly smaller ridges and slightly less overpowering flavouring. I will be buying these again as it was a nice reminder of my younger days and they tasted just as good as I remember them to.

                      One of my favourite ways to eat crisps is in a sandwich or roll and I put these inside a crunchy roll and was very pleased with them as they were lovely and crunchy and there was enough in one packet to cover two rolls.

                      I would definitely recommend these and I am rating them 4/5 and have knocked off one point because I have seen similar sized packets of crisps that taste very nice and have far less fat.

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                        Tasty snack

                        ***What is it?***

                        Frisps are a type of crinkle-cut crisp (similar in appearance to McCoys) made by KP (the guys who brought Skips crisps into the world).

                        ***The Packaging***

                        The packets are all colour-coded according to the flavour. Red for Ready Salted, Blue for Salt and Vinegar and Green for Cheese and Onion. These are like universal colours (except Walkers, those rebels, who swap the Cheese and Onion and Salt and Vinegar colours around).

                        It comes in a 28g bag and is foil wrapped for freshness.

                        ***Ingredients***

                        Don't let these put you off- nothing that starts with dried potato is going to sound appealing but they do taste good!

                        Dried potato, flavourings, citric acid, spice extract sunflower oil, wheat starch, vegetable oil, wheat flour, emulsifier:E471

                        As with most crisps they have a high fat content (9.5g fat) and crisps should always be eaten in moderation.

                        They are made with sunflower oil and boast that they now contain 60% less saturated fat than they did before.

                        ***My Opinion***

                        I got a 6 pack-multipack bag and it had: (two packets of each flavor), Salt and Vinegar, Cheese and Onion and Ready Salted. I enjoy all of these usually but salt and vinegar can be quite a harsh taste with most crisps so I eat these when I really feel like them- usually the other flavours get devoured first.

                        As with some crisps manufacturers, not pointing any fingers WALKERS, the packet was sparse. There weren't many in there and if I was Miss Greedy I would have got another bag to munch on to make up for the half-empty first packet!

                        The taste and texture were nice- crunchy and full of taste. They are not overpowering in taste as with some crisps, but more delicate and still delicious. Don't take these into a library and sneakily munch behind your book- it's like a crack of lightening when you bite into them due to their crunchiness!

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                          24.02.2009 17:46
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                          Worth a try but don't go out of your way to buy them

                          I decided to buy some Frisps for a change as they were on special offer in my local supermarket.

                          I had not had frisps for some time, because I was very concious of the 'ribbed effect'. By this I mean that I know that ridged crisps hold more saturated fat than other crisps and are generally the less healthy option. I wa spleased to not then, that frisps had reduced their saturated fat content by 60% which is impressive and also were now using a blend of sunflower oils to cook their frisps in, rather than the cheaper trans fat versions that crisps used to be cooked in.

                          The individual packs still have 9.5g of fat in and boast a whopping 150 calories on average.... quite a lot for some reconstituted potatoes!

                          In terms of crisps...well Frisps are an ok snack. They do benefit from the strong flavours that KP do so well, the salt and vinegar in particular are great and reminiscent of the Hula Hoop Salt and vinegar variety! They are initially very crispy when you bite into them, but the mixture soon becomes a bit of a mush and the texture sloppy.

                          The after taste for the cheese and onion variety is stronger than that for the salt and vinegar and they leave a nice cheesey taste for just long enough... you don't go all day with cheese breath!

                          If I had the choice of a bag of frisps over a bag of hula hoops I would choose hula hoops each time, but I do think that they are tastier than some other well known varieties available...such as Smiths Square Crisps, which are made of simliar ingredients.

                          If you are looking for a healthy crisp snack (if there is such a thing) then these are not by any means the best you could have...but they are OK....I think that's the best I can say abou them!

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