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Brand: Golden Wonder / Available in 10 flavours.

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      14.12.2013 17:45
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      Delicious crisps!

      I'm reviewing the Golden Wonder assorted flavour 6 pack which I recently bought. I buy this brand quite often although I also buy other brands of crisps. I would say that Golden Wonder were one of my favourite crisp brands that I've been consuming since I was a teenager. I've found that the quality of the brand has been consistently good over the years.

      The product I'm reviewing is a multipack containing six packs in the quantities of:

      2 X Cheese and Onion

      2 X Salt and Vinegar

      2 X Ready Salted

      Each pack contains 25g of crisps. Ingredients and information is listed on the outer multipack wrapper and also on each individual wrapper. There is a bit of information from the brand themselves regarding their reputation and promise to customers. Golden Wonder state that they have a "long heritage" of producing high quality, flavoursome snacks. They also say they use the "finest potatoes" which are "lightly peeled" and cooked in sunflower oil. The seasoning process creates what the brand say are "the best tasting crisps".

      The packets are helpfully colour coded to show what flavour they are so the Cheese and Onion are green, the salt and vinegar are light blue and the ready salted are dark blue. There is also a simplified nutritional guide on each individual packet and a generalised one on the multipack outer wrapper which shows the maximum values in all packs.

      All of the flavours in this multipack are suitable for vegetarians. The Cheese and Onion variety contains milk (information supplied for allergy sufferers).

      What I notice about Golden Wonder crisps, regardless of the flavour, is that they have a much softer crunch than many other brands I buy. I personally like this as I find the texture much more pleasurable to chew. After biting into a crisp it almost feels like it begins to melt in the mouth. Another thing unique to Golden Wonder is the colour, shape and size of the crisps. The crisps live up to their name and have a beautiful golden colour which is very appealing. I also find that the crisps are quite often half pieces of a sliced potato or chipped up bits. Crisps vary in size though from the size of a fingernail to the diameter of a large jacket potato. I like this variety. The quality of the crisps and potatoes used is very good. I'm half way through my current pack and I haven't found a browned or green crisp in any pack. There is occasionally the edge of the potato skin left on the crisp which I find adds an authenticity and rustic feel to the crisp.

      As for the seasonings, I really love the Cheese and Onion flavour most of all. The seasoning recipe contains yeast powder, dried cheese, pepper extract, paprika and dried onion. It's a rich and mature flavour that really gets the mouth watering!

      The Salt and Vinegar flavour is really good too. Often with this flavour with other brands I end up almost cringing because the vinegar flavour is so stinging and sharp. These Golden Wonders have the perfect blend of saltiness and vinegar without going overboard though! They make the perfect party crisp or as an accompaniment for a picnic style tea.

      The Ready Salted Potato Crisps are quite good although perhaps not as interesting as the other flavours in this pack. They are a lot like Sainsbury's Own brand. What is nice is that the crisps have a fresh and potato-based flavour rather than being steeped with too much of an oily taste. Again these are the type of crisps you could serve at a gathering as the flavour would suit anyone.

      I am definitely intending to purchase Golden Wonder again in the future as I really enjoy them. I would recommend these to anyone who likes a smoother texture of crisp. I think they are the perfect crisp for younger children as they become quite soft after the initial crunch.

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      03.04.2013 17:15
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      A great tasting product with run of the mill cost but above run of the mill taste.

      Golden Wonder, Cheese and Onion Crisps

      Packaging:

      The cheese and onion crisps from golden wonder come in a green bag which has red text in medium print in the centre saying "Golden wonder" and a yellow blob of gold behind the print, this works really well as the contrast between the text colour and the pack colour draws the consumers eye to the product and the splash of gold/bronze behind the red text further empathises the brand name, tells the consumer instantly that is a golden wonder product and furthermore it helps to break up the monotony of green packing.

      Overall its quite a simple idea and colour scheme but it is executed to perfection such that it's one of the few occasions in packing design that I have seen that I simply applaud the company for genius of it and showing that the mantra "keep it simple" is not always a bad thing in product design.

      Appearance:

      The Crisps have a dark yellow orange colour to them which is more typical of barbecue type crisps than other brands of cheese and onion crisps; the crisps themselves are irregular circular shaped crisps and are of slightly smaller size per crisp than walkers crisps.

      Taste/texture:

      These were simply delicious, they had quite a lot of salt but not too much to make you thirsty or to be disgusting, they had a very strong cheesy taste and a gentle hint of onion, the easiest way to describe the flavour is very deep and intense, probably the best tasting cheese and onion crisps I have tasted. Not only was the flavour very lingering, addictive and impulsive but the crisps themselves are often cooked to perfection, indeed my most recent acquisition of this product was one such occasion, it managed to be crunchy yet gentle at the same time. There wasn't a hint of irritating sogginess as found in wotsits and other crisps nor was there a jaggedness or harshness as can frequently be found in walkers crisps, simply put they give the consumer bite without biting the consumer back.

      Health:

      It's a mixed bag so to speak per 25 g pack you get 1.5 g of protein which is good for confectionary that frequently do not provide any protein and a mere 13.1 g of cars which is modes however it has a high fat content of 7.8g which means it is actually more fattening than many similar sized chocolate products. Although even here it's not all bad news as 6.8g of that is unsaturated fats which are better for you, 1g of saturated fats is still quite high but on its own it's nothing to be concerned about. It does have a quite high 0.2 g of sodium per bag and this is probably the most negative thing about the product.

      Cost

      Per 25 g bag, which is what I typically consume, it costs around 55 pence depending on the vendor you purchase from. Which is fairly middle of the road but given the above average taste (in my opinion) it is well worth purchasing, especially if you see a deal on a multi pack

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        23.12.2012 18:30
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        Overall a decent deal for a large multipack and have a great flavour and taste

        Today i was in the coop and throught i try Goldon wonders crisps as it was on offer for 24 bags for £2.40. when i got back to mine the bags were decent sizes and standard of 25grames. so i decided to open them and try to taste them at first i throught there would taste cheap and have no flavour but i was wrong. the pack i got had 4 flavours 6 x ready salted, 6 x salt n vinegar, 6 x cheese and onion, 6 x smoky bacon.

        The ready salted tasted great. they had the right amount of flavouring and were nicely cooked and had a great church to them.

        The salt and Vinegar had a strong but lovely salt and vinegar taste he crisps were perfect and tasted great.

        the cheese and onion hasa very strong taste and the same as the others a great crisp

        the smoky bacon i aint keen on the falvour but all others liked the falvour and said there were better then walkers.

        oerall all the crisps were strong flavored and tasted brilliant. i dot know if this is a christmas line or what but i think now walkers have some decent competition to play with. i would urged you all to buy theses and give them a try and i do think you would switch from walkers to golden wonders nce you tried and tasted them.

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          09.12.2012 14:45
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          A great buy!

          When it comes to crisps I quite simply love them which is why the other night when me and my mate stayed in and we got some booze in she bought us a multipack of 6 Golden Wonder Cheese and Onion Crisps from our local Spa shop costing her £1.00 which we both thought was excellent value!

          The Packaging:

          The 6 bags come within a large green bag in the main and on the front of them we are of course told that they are Golden Wonder Cheese And Onion Crisps, there is a picture shown of a couple of the crisps and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown then on the back of the bag other information listed includes the ingredients being given (They are suitable for Vegetarians and contain milk), the size is stated which is 6x25g, the best before date is displayed, there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The bags the crisps come in are just smaller than the outer bag but look the same in appearance and contain all the same information.

          The Crisps:

          These are potato crisps and as soon as you tear open the bag you get a distinct waft of cheese and onion. These are thin and fried looking and tasting potato crisps, not too greasy but not with a baked taste either, they are well seasoned and you can really taste the flavour of the cheese and onion and the onion isn't too overpowering at all.

          These are golden coloured crisps and I really like them, they are full of flavour and really tasty and only contain 130 calories and 1.0g of saturated fat and taste so nice that I would have thought they were alot more unhealthy than that to be honest!

          Available from all good supermarkets etc and in different flavours too!

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          09.06.2012 16:59

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          overall delious but im giving it four stars

          so today i am reviewing a pack of salt and vinegar crisps

          packaging_________
          light blue has nutrition values and ingredients really good

          ingredients____________
          potatoes,sunflower oil salt & vinegar flavoring [salt,sodium diacetate,maltodextrin,citric acid,maize starch]
          it is sutible for vegitarians

          taste________________

          so when i open the packet i get a slightly overpowering smell but it soon goes away. i take my first bite and it is quite nice not over powering but just right not like the walkers which is too strong i could eat a packet all day if i could ,the down side is that there is not enough flouver to them at all like i just want it alright




          price___ for a six pack it is £1.00 i think if it says on the recipt at tescos great value for six packets great value nice especcially on a crisp butty mmm buy one yourself and try the experience today

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          19.02.2012 23:07
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          great quality crisps with a strong flavour

          My husband and I are both big crisp fans and we both share out love of salt and vinegar as our favourite flavour. Recently whilst shopping in Tesco I spotted multi-packs of Golden Wonder crisps on special offer for just £1.00 for 6 x 25g bags and snapped up a multi-pack of the salt and vinegar flavour.

          Golden wonder have been making crisps for over 60 years, but to be honest it is very rare that you seem to see them now so I was surprised to find them in Tesco. You can purchase the Golden Wonder crisps in the following other flavours:
          - Cheese and Onion
          - Ready Salted
          - Sausage and Tomato
          - Prawn Cocktail

          Each crisp packet is made of foil to help to keep the crisps inside nice and fresh. The pack is pale blue in colour with gold edges. The front of the packet has 'golden wonder' written in large red writing and a picture of crisps. There is basic nutritional information on the front but on the back you can find this in more detail as well as ingredients listings and allergy advice. It also states that these crisps are suitable for vegetarians and that the packet can be recycled.

          Although I and my husband both love crisps we do try and limit our intake as obviously they are not the healthiest thing to eat. A single 25g bag of the golden wonder salt and vinegar crisps contain the following nutritional information:
          Calories - 127
          Protein - 1.2g
          Carbohydrate - 31.2g
          Fat - 7.8g
          Sodium - 0.4g

          I have been very impressed with these golden wonder crisps as they were much better than I expected them to be. The crisps are nice and light and very crisp, they are not at all greasy and therefore do not leave your fingers feeling like you have to run and wash them straight after eating. The flavour to me is just perfect as it is very strong indeed and probably the strongest salt and vinegar flavour crisps that I have tried. This may not to be to some people liking as they mind find the taste a little overpowering but to me they are just perfect.

          Overall I have been extremely impressed with these golden wonder crisps and will certainly be re-purchasing and looking to try other some of the other flavours.

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          30.04.2010 11:33
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          The Cheese And Onions Ones Are Deffo The Best!

          When we was shopping the other day my dad saw that the multipacks of Golden Wonder crisps was on special offer, you get 20 bags for about £2.35 and it was on buy one get one free so that's a bit of a bargain for 40 packets of crisps. He said he remembered Golden Wonder being better than Walkers.... and that doesn't take much because most Walkers flavours are crap now! lol

          In the multipack you get 5 packs of each flavour and they are Ready Salted, Salt And Vinegar, Smokey Bacon and Cheese And Onion. I've tried a bag of each now and am kind of torn about what I think about them because 2 of the flavours are yummy but the other 2 I'm not mad keen on.

          READY SALTED

          These are WICKED crisps! They've got a loads better flavour than the Walkers Ready Salted and have got a delish crunchy and crispy texture. They're not majorly dry but aren't greasy either and have got just the right amount of salt on them. I love that the crisps in the packet are quite a bit smaller than the Walkers ones and these go wicked on a butty.

          SMOKEY BACON

          Not mad keen on these ones even though I usually love any bacon flavoured crisps. They're mega salty and the flavour is a bit too sweet I think, they have got a nice strong bacon taste but they deffo don't taste very natural and got a bit sickly after I'd eaten about half a pack. I tried these on a butty as well but they didn't go so well because the sandwich just went toooooooo salty.

          SALT AND VINEGAR

          Too much vinegar! I am usually moaning that crisps don't have ENOUGH vinegar on them but there is waaaaay too much on these and as soon as you open the packet they will make your eyes water! lol They're not very nice to eat I don't think because the vinegar makes them mega over powering and too sharp.

          CHEESE AND ONION

          These are a delish version of Cheese And Onion crisps that I think tastes a bit like cream cheese. You can't taste the onion in them very much but the flavour is wicked and they've actually got a bit of a creamy taste as well. People who like their crisps to taste stronger of onion might be a bit disappointed with these but I reckon most people will love them.

          Recommended.... even the flavours I don't like are recommended because other people will!!!

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          13.04.2010 08:12
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          very cheap price for good quality product

          There are lots of varieties of crisps and manufacturers and I tend to love them all as I love snacks and sweet things and crisps are so convenient to eat on the go or at home while watching the television.

          I bought the Cheese and Onion flavour a few days ago from B&M store for only 15p for a 34.5g packet but there was not a label stating if the price had been higher, so I cannot be sure if this was the normal price or not, and so it was an amazing cheap price for a good make of crisps.

          Golden Wonder have been around for over 60 years and they use the finest potatoes, lightly peel them to maintain the goodness and then gently cook them in sunflower oil, they are then seasoned with whichever the flavour they need.

          The crisps are a very good quality and taste delicious and crunchy, they are nice and light and melt into the mouth.

          The Cheese and Onion flavour I bought really did taste good and the cheese was very nice flavoured, I bought some Ready Salted too and they tasted just as delicious.

          Per 34.5g bag they contain 178 calories, 2.0g protein, 18.1g carbohydrate, 10.9g fat, 1.3g fibre.

          They are an excellent crisp and very good for packed lunches or parties or just for a snack or on the go.

          I think if you have not tasted these crisps before you should give them a try and also see if you can buy them at a cheaper price as I have seen these crisps available in different stores for 20p or less at times.

          They do lots of other different flavours some of which are Pickled Onion, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken and Salt and Vinegar and many more flavours to choose from and taste.

          I rate these crisps 5 stars

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          07.04.2010 14:37
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          A great snack for all the family!!

          When I was younger Golden Wonder were probably the most famous crisps around. Certainly they were in my house. They were also very popular in pubs and clubs. I remember getting my first packet of 'flavoured' crisps when I was on holiday in Devon, and they were Golden Wonder.

          I'm not really sure what has happened to them over the years. Whether it was the huge advertising campaign by Walkers over the years, or whether it is the taste, Golden Wonder crisps aren't eaten in the quantities they used to be.

          I have just been to Home Bargains and bought my favourite flavour crisps, Pickled Onion. They were Golden Wonder and cost me a mere 10p. Needless to say I grabbed myself a number of packets.

          This particular flavour, is presented in a purple packet, boasting that they are 'Full on Flavour'.

          Upon opening the packet the smell of pickled onion hit me hard, in a lovely way though. I just love strong flavours. I did note that many of the crisps were extremely small though, but it didn't bother me. The crunchiness was there too.

          The 34.g bag that I was eating though did have a lot of calories. 178kcals are a lot more than some crisps, and 10.7g of fat, we all know is not good for us. But hey, which crisps are?

          For those who are interested in allergies, the crisps contain Gluten and Mustard. They may also contain Milk and Soya.

          I would recommend these crisps, in moderation.

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            14.02.2010 02:33
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            Its a WONDER anyone eats any other brands.

            There have been many makers of potato crisps over the years and now that we have every supermarket also making their own brands I have lost count of how many there are available but apart from the delicious Tudor brand that is sadly no longer with us then there is for me only one brand that will do and that is golden Wonder.

            Walkers is usually the first name on peoples lips these days when you mention crisps but they are poor in comparison to the lighter tastier Golden Wonder crisps and I have to say that the flavour in Walkers seems either nonexistent or far too strong you never get a happy medium whereas with Golden Wonder, apart from the very occasional packet they always get it spot on.

            There are ten flavours of Golden Wonder to choose from and whilst I cannot comment on them all, I can say that the one I eat or have tried in the past, which are Ready salted, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and tomato sauce, all tasted very nice and almost had a natural flavouring to them rather than a chemical one that you get with Walkers.

            The other big plus for me is that with Golden Wonder you get things as they should be, Cheese and onion come in a green bag and salt and vinegar in a blue, why on earth Walkers swapped these around I will never know but it was then and is now a stupid thing to do in my opinion.

            Gold and Wonder used to be seen as an expensive brand but these days they are on a par with others and although their quality is still higher than others there price rarely is and they can even be found on some very good offers such as the CO-OP recently having six packs for only 69p.

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            28.01.2010 00:33
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            Great for snacks and lunchboxes

            I really enjoy crisps and Golden Wonders are a great snack product, they only contain 0.9 grams of saturated fat which is four and a half percent of an adults daily recommended intake of fat, this is quite a lot lower saturates than other crisp products especially as they are very greasy.

            They have a really nice flavour, I'm not usually a fan of cheese and onion crisps but I really enjoyed these ones.

            I like the fact that these crisps are crunchy when you bite into them which is good as many crisps are quite chewy which i dislike. Also you get many in each packet which is a bonus.

            The packaging is a good size, you don't open the pack and find that it is only half full like other branded crisps. Also the packaging can be recycled which is very good and helps the environment.

            Overall a great product.

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            04.09.2009 14:17
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            Very nice! :)

            I love snacks like most people do and one of my favourite savoury snacks has to crunchy tasty crisps!

            I am not a brand snob like a lot of people are although we all know Walkers are the best, I don't mins trying other makes when they are on offer and this multi-pack of six was a bargain this week at Morrisons for only 57p - Brilliant!

            The outer wrapper is a medium blue with the three different flavours down the left hand side in their different colours - it says on the front that each pack contains no more than 131 calories which I would say is about average for a normal bag of fried crisps...

            The best before on my packs is Nov 09 so that's not a lot of time although we do tend to eat snacks quickly once they are in and not usually one bag at a time either ;)

            'Golden Wonder' say on the back write up that they have 60 years of expertise in making the best crisps, and that only the finest potatoes are taken and turned into lightly peeled slivers of potatoes and then fried in sunflower oil, therefore are suitable for vegetarians.

            Allergy advice includes milk gluten and soya and that this product should be stored in a cool dry place.

            Cheese and Onion comes in a green bag and has 129 calories in its 25g bag plus 7.9g fat which is high for such a light snack.
            There is 0.5g of salt which you can really taste and the seasoning is really strong and natural in flavour. The crisps are golden brown and very thinly cut and fried but very tasty and not greasy at all really.

            Salt & Vinegar (blue bag) contain 127 calories with 7.8g of fat and 1g of salt which you would expect. There is 31% of sunflower oil in all these snacks but they are still light and crispy, with a lovely aftertaste of malty vinegar. These are very natural in flavour too and really moreish :)

            Ready Salted come in a medium blue bag and contain 8.1g fat and 0.5g of salt but it still tastes strong against the plainness of the crisp. These are my favourite flavour when I really fancy them but for some reason I notice the 31% vegetable oil more on these?

            I really enjoyed every flavour but although they are good quality and a great price they don't beat the mighty Walkers brand.

            Four stars from me as I think that is a fair award for this brand, I like them - they smell good when you open the packets and they all taste nice and fresh :)

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              09.09.2008 18:52
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              The most delicious crisps known to mankind

              Later in this review you will see my very simple, but tasty crisp recipe, involving Golden Wonder crisps. I love crisps. I seriously could live on these for the rest of my life. OK a health professional might have something to say about that. Now lets get back to Golden Wonder. I haven't seen these in years. I have missed them so badly. I have had to put up with supermarkets' inferior, although cheaper, own brands, and to get my fix of 'quality' Cheese and Onion I have had to go with Walkers cheese and onion in BLUE packets. BLUE, BLUE what is that all about. Everyone knows that the green packet means cheese and onion and the blue packet is for Salt and Vinegar.
              Now a recent trip to Glasgow brought me a certain type of pleasure unfelt for years. Picture if you will, the beauty of Kelvingrove Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon, it is packed with happy smiley people and the ice cream vans are raking it in... and I fancy an ice cream, so I head towards one of the vans.
              And through the window of the van I see something comparable to a mirage in the desert. It looks like... like... something familiar... a blue box with a familiar phrase on it GOLd.. I get a little closer GOLDEN.... something, and I get closer and see the words GOLDEN WONDER and because of the blue box I subconsciously see the words Salt and Vinegar. OMG it is a box of Golden Wonder Salt and Vinegar crisps. And I hope and pray as I move to the front of the ice cream van. And looking through the glass with its stick on pictures of Fabs and Cornettoes, I see The Green Box. the one with 'Cheese and Onion' (or was it Cheese 'n' Onion).

              I spent the next ten minutes walking through Kelvingrove park in ecstasy. Yes I know it is a sad thing to say. I was simultaneously eating a pack of salt and vinegar and a pack of cheese and onion.

              Which brings me neatly to my recipe:

              Get a huge bowl.
              A good DVD
              Bottles of Irn Bru (Barr's only, in a 'gless boatle' if possible)
              an equal amount of Golden Wonder cheese and onion crisps and Golden Wonder salt and vinegar crisps.
              Pour all the crisps into the bowl, give them a wee swirl and then eat them two at a time.
              Hopefully you will get one cheese and onion and one salt and vinegar crisp, which will give you a rather odd but pleasing flavour in the mouth not disimilar to picked onion.

              Don't forget to watch the DVD.

              Welcome back Golden Wonder

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                14.06.2008 21:24
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                I HOPE THEY DO NOT DISAPPEAR AGAIN

                I have always been a big fan of potato crisps. I buy them regularly with my weekly shopping. My family are also very partial to a packet of crisps.

                I was delighted, when out shopping a few months ago, to see that Golden Wonder crisps were back on the supermarket shelves. These have always been my favourites and have been missing from the shelves for some time.

                Golden Wonder potato crisps were first launched way back in 1947 by a gentleman called William Alexander.

                In 1962 Golden Wonder produced the very first flavoured crisps. This was their Cheese and onion flavour. As time went on they continued to develop new flavours.

                Unfortunately in January 2006 the company went into receivership. Over the previous two years they had sustained significant losses. This was mostly due to the stiff competition from Walkers.

                In February 2006 a company called Tayto (NI) Limited stepped in and bought over Golden Wonder. The company is now known as Tayto Golden Wonder although they still use Golden Wonder as their trademark.

                Towards the end of 2007 they relaunched their crisps. They introduced new flavours and also new packaging.

                The crisps come in a foil bag and each bag contains 25g of crisps.
                My favourite was always cheese and onion flavour so that is what I bought.

                When I opened the bag I could smell more of the onion flavour than the cheese. I popped one in my mouth and it was nice and crunchy. The onion flavour was more distinct at first but the cheese flavour did come through very quickly. They tasted great and also tasted exactly how I had expected them to. After finishing the bag, the taste did stay in my mouth until I had a glass of juice. There was also a slightly salty taste on my lips. This also disappeared after a glass of juice.

                Golden Wonder crisps come in the following flavours:

                Cheese and Onion
                Pickled Onion
                Spring Onion
                Ready Salted
                Salt and Vinegar
                Sausage and Tomato
                Roast Chicken
                Prawn Cocktail
                Smokey Bacon
                Tomato Ketchup

                A 25g bag of crisps contains:

                129 calories
                7.9g of fat
                0.6 of sugar
                0.5g of salt

                Apparantly it takes one medium sized potato to make a 25g bag of crisps. It tells you on the pack that they are lightly peeled and are then cooked in sunflower oil.

                I paid just 88p in my local Tesco for a packet of six. You can also buy individual bags which cost around 35p.

                You can buy them in multipacks of six, ten, twelve and twentyfive.
                They are also available in boxes of thirty two and forty.

                Golden Wonder are once again widely available in Scotland and I have been told they are available in Tesco supermarkets in the rest of the U.K.

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                  01.05.2008 12:40
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                  Dont go changing!!

                  I am pleased to see Golden Wonder back on the shelves of supermarkets. I couldn't believe my eyes when I strolled into Asda and saw Golden Wonder variety boxes piled sky high! They were selling at £2 for a box of 32, so I snapped one up! I have always loved the intense yet mellow, golden flavour of Golden Wonder crisps but particularly their cheese and onion flavour. I love the light, crispiness of the crisps which is unmatched among other brands. Each bag contains 25g which doesn't appear very much when you open the bag. My variety box contained smokey bacon, ready salted, salt & vinegar and cheese & onion. However, I see that Golden Wonder have introduced a few new flavours including pickled onion, sausage & tomato and tomato ketchup. I have not got round to trying these yet but I fear they will be no match for the mighty cheese and onion. I am pleased to say they taste the same as they always did and take me back to my youth!

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