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      23.05.2010 01:01
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      Wheaty Crunchy Gold.

      Wheat Crunchies are a wheat based snack (Doy!!!) and are made under kp snacks ltd, when bought as part of a multipack the bags are 25g while buying them individually you get an extra 5g per pack.

      I have always loved the bacon wheat crunchies (in fact love is a huge understatement), and I am somewhat of a spice addict, so spicy tomato wheat crunchies seemed like a natural progression for me.

      On opening the bag I was met with a powerful but not unpleasant aroma, reaching gleefully into the bright red bag I grasped one of the dark wheaty tubes in my greedy hand. I bit it length ways and ran my tongue over the slightly smoother inner face (it's how I always eat wheat crunchies, enjoying the slight difference in textures between the rough outer part and the slightly smoother innards).

      To quote one of my favourite films...Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh (well made wheat anyway), the flavour is wonderful (although not a patch on smoky bacon). Very tomatoey with a slight sweetness, however I'm afraid they simply are not spicy in the slightest, it always annoys me when products are labelled as flaming hot or spicy when they patently are not.

      Despite the disappointment of the lack of spice the tomato sweet flavour goes really well with the trademark crunch that gives the snack it's name and I found myself utterly addicted from first bite to last.

      Compared to some brands of crisp you do get quite a reasonable amount of crunchies in each bag, getting to the end of a bag leaves you satisfied from a hunger point of view but the addictive nature will have you reaching for a another bag long after you're bloated belly is filled.

      I wish they had made them about a billion times spicier but the flavour and texture definately make these crisps an absolute must have munch out snack.

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      12.04.2010 22:30
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      great taste and great crunch

      Wheat Crunchies are produced by Golden Wonder Snacks, which also make such favourites as Discos, skips and Nik Naks.

      I have not had there crisps for a long time, but the have started stocking them in my local newsagent. When I saw them I though oh lets have a try of them, knowing that I liked them from my school days.

      The crisps are tube shaped and made from wheat and are really crunchy, they are harder that most crisps on the market, but when you have crunched them up they become soft. I flavour is called Spicy |Tomato, but I gave to say that there is not much spice in them, they are more like a tomato sauce flavour really, I liken the taste to Tomato Snaps. They do taste great though, and my favourite thing about them is that they are really coated well with the flavouring so you get the best taste. I would say that the taste is more tangy than spicy, but I do love it.

      There is some much flavour on them that when you get to the end of the bag your finger tips are coated in it, then the best bit comes, licking your fingers with all that yummy flavour on.

      They can be difficult to find, but I'm sure they will stock them in one of your local shops.

      Wheat Crunchies are made with a blend of sunflower oil and vegetable oil and now contain no artificial colours, flavours or MSG.

      Each bag contains:
      Energy: 148 calories
      Protein: 9.5g
      Carbohydrate: 57.0g
      of which sugar: 3.3g
      Fat: 25.0g
      of which is saturates: 3.7g
      Fibre: 3.3g
      Sodium: 0.5g

      The bag points out that these crisps do contain milk, wheat and gluten, and are produced on a line handling Soya.

      I would recommend these as an alternative to the normal crisp, as they are a little bit different yet just as tasty and because they are nice and thick tubes they are a bit more filling that a normal potato crisp.

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        05.02.2010 17:35

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        wheat crunchies well ill be honest i dont like them but im sure there is people who do.

        wheat cruncies have no artificial colours or flavours and no MSG.
        The makers of this product also make discos,skips and nik naks. personally i like these products better.

        calories.
        123 colories per pack and they have 6.3g fat in each packet.

        its says on the packet that it is healthy and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

        These crisps taste like really tangy tomato but they have quite a sweet kick to them i personally dont like the flavours but this dosent mean that you wont.
        To find out any more information on wheat cruncies and a healthy lifestyle you can visit www.123healthybalance.com

        i hope that this review will help any people on diets or people just looking for a nice snack.

        thank you for reading! Jay :)(:

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        01.02.2010 12:40
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        I'm Glad They Still Make These, I Didn't Think They Did!!!

        I didn't know you could still buy these Wheat Crunchies but remembered I used to love them so when I saw bags in a shop while I was out today I brought a bag of the Spicy Tomato ones to see if they were still the same..... and they are!!! Yummy!!!

        They are wheat crisps that are tube shaped and you can see that there's loads of flavouring on them, they make a right mess of your fingers as well because they're a bit greasy and the powder comes off them as well. This isn't a bad thing but just make sure you've got something to wipe your hands on after you've eaten them! lol

        The flavour is delish, they're not spicy at all and I don't know why they're called that! They've got a wicked tomato flavour that is sweet and salty at the same time, they taste like a nicer version of them puffed Tangy Tom crisps you used to be able to buy. I love the hard and crunchy texture of these Wheat Crunchies because it makes them yummy to eat, the tomato flavour can be sucked off the crisps but it's so strong that even then the actual crisp still tastes a bit tangy.

        These crisps are mega addictive, as soon as I finished this bag I wanted another one and tomorrow I've deffo got to go back to THE shop and buy some more. If I had remembered how good they were I'd have brought more bags today! lol The flavour is mega simple but it works proper nice with the delish wheaty taste of the crisp, like I said the taste is strong so this is deffo a bag of crisps to have when you want something with loads of flavour.

        I think the crisps are yummy, the flavour and texture makes them totally different from any other bags of crisps you can buy and it was a nice change to have something to get my teeth into because a lot of the potato crisps are too thin and brittle now. These are a proper mouth full and are dead filling because of the stodgy texture of the crisps.

        The bag I brought was on a special price of 35p and that's mega cheap for such a delish and crunchy bag of crisps.

        Recommended!!!

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          04.08.2009 15:14
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          Wheat Crunchies Spicy Tomato Flavour

          Yesterday I reviewed the Worcester Sauce Flavour so now it's the turn of the Spicy Tomato flavour.

          Wheat Crunchies describe themselves as "crunchy wheaty tubes" & contain no artificial colours, flavours or MSG." Each bag weighs 25g. The Spicy Tomato flavour come in a red packet with the name on the front. The ingredients, nutritional information & contact details for KP foods can be found on the back.


          Nutritional Information per 25g bag {per 100g in brackets}

          Energy kJ: 515kJ {2058kJ}
          kcal: 123kcal {492kcal}
          Protein: 2.4g {9.5g}
          Carbohydrate: 14.3g {57.0g}
          of which sugars: 0.8g {3.3g}
          Fat: 6.3g {25.0g}
          (of which saturates): 0.9g {3.7g}
          Fibre: 0.8g {3.3g}
          Sodium: 0.1g {0.5g}

          Contains: milk, wheat, gluten

          This product is produced on a line handling soya.


          Ingredients:

          Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil (20%), Maize Flour, Spicy Tomato Flavour {Sugar, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Diacetate, Dried Tomato, Dried Onion, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Spices, Dried Yeast, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Garlic, Colour: Paprika Extract, Flavouring, Malic Acid, Citric Acid}, Vegatable Oil (4%), Potassium Chloride, Salt


          Price:

          I paid £1.00 for a multipack of these which contains 3x Worcester Sauce, 3x Crispy Bacon, 3x Spicy Tomato plus 1 random packet of any of the three flavours


          Taste & Opinion:

          Like the Worcester Sauce flavour, theres's a slight aroma that hits your nose when you open the packet. It's not that strong but it smells a little more like paprika, which is listed in the ingredients, rather than anything tomatoey. As I've said previously, I am notorious for having a rather bad sense of smell so maybe other dooyoo-ers would say that the aroma smells of something different.

          As stated on the bag these crisps are "crunchy wheaty tubes". The tubes are hollow & around 3 - 4 cms in length.Colourwise, they look slightly lighter than the Worcester Sauce flavour but they're still a sort of murky orange/yellow colour. This is due to the flavouring on the outside of the tubes which you can feel when you pick one up. Some of this coating with inevitably come off on your fingers / hands but it's not as greasy as some other crisps.

          As with the Worcester Sauce flavour, the texture of the crisps is quite rough & they're harder than crisps such as Walker, Monster Munch etc. For crunchiness they're slightly harder/crunchier than NikNaks but not as hard/crunchy as Discos. The tubes themselves are also a little denser than some other crisps so whereas you may feel as though you've eaten nothing with something like "Skips", you do actually feel as though you've had something to eat with these wheat crunchies.

          Tastewise I prefer these to the Worcester Sauce flavour although calling them "spicy" is rather over-exaggerating things I feel. They do have a slightly tangy edge to them but it's not that strong, certainly no stronger than the Worcstershire Sauce flavour. I wouldn't even say that they taste that much of tomato either. Pizza shops in my neck of the woods have spicy tomato bread on their menus & it tastes absolutely nothing like these crisps do. In fact they remind me of a much milder version of Pringles Paprika flavour but, having said that, they're actually very pleasant to eat.

          Fatwise this flavour is the same as the Worcester Sauce flavour. It's better for you than Discos (29.6% fat) or NikNaks (around 38.3% fat). These clock in at around 25% fat, which isn't healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but there are worse crisps out there on the fat content front.

          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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            02.04.2009 22:05
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            yummy.

            Spicy tomato is my favourite flavour in the wheat crunchie range, there are also worcester sauce and crispy bacon, but I find all bacon flavour snacks repeat on me for hours after consuming so tend to stay away from them, so my daughter eats those ones.

            Wheat crunchies are made by KP snacks who are also well known for producing skips, disco and nick naks which are also very good quality snacks.

            Asda normally retails them for about £1.69 for a multi bag that contains 9 packets in all, 3 worcester sauce, 3 crispy bacon and 3 spicy tomato, but I tend to buy these when they are on offer as you can then purchase them for 2 bags for £2 which make them very good value at 11p per bag.

            The snacks themselves come in 25g bags and are full of flavour. When opening the packet you will see they are not like normal crisps, they are long cylinder shaped snacks with a rough texture to them and are very crunchy. The taste is quite strong in my opinion and have a lovely spicy taste but without losing the tomato flavour, which to me makes them very morish and sometimes for me one packet is not enough!!

            The pack contains 126 calories per bag, which I dont think is that bad.

            These make a very tasty snack and are a nice change to standard crisps, which I occasionally get fed up with, these are well worth a try.

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              17.01.2009 14:08
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              A great alternative to potato crisps.

              I love a good packet of crisps and these Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies are a very, very good packet of crisps. They come in a few flavours, those being, Worcester sauce, crispy bacon and the ones I am reviewing today, the tomato flavour.

              Most tomato crisps are tomato sauce flavour but these are spicy tomato flavour although I am not sure there is really any difference. Wheat crunchies are tube shaped crisps made from wheat rather than the typical potato crisp.

              These crisps are very, very crunchy and they always have a strong tomato taste that really dances on the tongue. The trouble with these is they are very hard to come by unless you buy multi-packs and that means you are getting a mixture of flavours and I would rather be able to just buy the tomato and Worcester sauce ones as I am not that keen on the bacon ones.

              I buy these in multi-packs of ten from Asda costing £1.69, and they are often on 2 for £2 which is a great deal and I snap up plenty of them when that offer is on.

              As with any other crisp there is a limit to how much you should eat if you don't want to pile on the pounds as each packet contains 126 calories and 6.7g of fat.

              I would recommend these to anyone and they are a great change from typical potato crisps and very, very tasty.

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              22.10.2008 15:17
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              Delicious!

              I love Wheat Crunchies. They are tubes made from wheat and they really do live up to their name. They are incredibly crunchy! My favourite flavour is Spicy Tomato. The spiciness is not all that spicy. It is more tangy than spicy I would say. It is a little like the flavour of tomato ketchup.

              Nutritional Info per 25g bag:
              126 Calories
              6.7g Fat

              These contain less calories than many bags of crisps and in my opinion are far more satisfying. They fill me up quite well. I also find that because they are so very crunchy, I take longer to eat a packet than a standard packet of potato crisps. This in itself makes them more satisfying.

              Individual bags cost about 50 pence. You can also buy wheat crunchies in multipacks. Large multipacks of 10 individual bags cost about £1.80. The flavours are crisy bacon, spicy tomato and worcester sauce. All are good but spicy tomato is best!

              I would highly recommend these crisps. They are really tasty, filling and have a great fresh crunchy texture.

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                21.10.2008 08:53
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                These crisps are great. I picked up a 10 bag multipack at Morrisons on a half price offer for 92p. You can get the multipacks from most supermarkets. In the multipack you get 3x Crispy Bacon, 3x Worcester Sauce, 3x Spicy Tomato and 1x bag of 1 of the above bags.

                Unfotunately i've not seen individual bags of these crisps in shops for ages, but i've sometimes seen the Crispy Bacon ones in individual bags.

                The design of the bag is bright red. It has the writing in white and has a picture of the crisps on the front.

                The crisps are a tube shape and are really crunchy. I thought they were manufactured by Golden Wonder, but on looking at the bag I see they are made by KP.

                Nutritional Information per 25g bag
                126 Calories
                14.0g Carbs
                6.7g Fat
                1.3g Saturates

                So do they taste any good? Yes. You can taste the tomato and there is a slight Spicy taste to it. It is not overly spicy, but it is a nice spicy taste.

                Good taste and good variety in the multipack.

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                  29.07.2008 04:12
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                  I love crisps and ketchup but when I can't find any I settle for tomato flavour crisps, the best of these are Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies Spicy Tomato. I first came across them in a vending machine but have bought them a lot in the years since. They can unfortunately be quite difficult to come across in single packets so I get mine form the local newsagents in 50g bags for about 35p. If you go into a supermarket however you can normally buy a multipack of 10 containing three flavours: Spicy Tomato, Crispy Bacon & Worcester Sauce Flavours for £1.85.

                  The Spicy Tomato Flavour comes in a bright red packet with a picture of the crunchies pouring out of it. On the front is the name of the crisps and on the back are the ingredients and nutritional information.

                  Ingredients:
                  Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Maize Flour, Spicy Tomato Flavour [Sugar, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Diacetate, Dried Tomato, Dried Onion, Flavour Enhancer: Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Yeast, Spices, Dried Garlic, Flavourings, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Colour: Paprika Extract], Potassium Chloride, Salt, Contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Produced on a line handling Egg, Soya, Mustard
                  Each packet contains:
                  126 Calories
                  2.3g of Protein
                  14.0g of Carbohydrate
                  0.6g of which Sugars
                  6.7g of Fat
                  1.3g of which Saturates
                  0.6g of Fibre
                  0.2g of Sodium

                  They smell very nice when you open the bag, sort of like ketchup but not very spicy, it was a mouth watering smell. They were in a cylinder shape but hollow in the middle. They have a wonderful crunchy texture and an even better taste. Despite the fact that they were meant to be spicy tomato they tasted of ketchup, no complaints here as I love the stuff. They certainly weren't spicy though, in fact they were more sweet than they were spicy but they were nice.

                  Overall I give these 9 out of 10 because they are not actually spicy but are still really nice.

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                  09.04.2008 22:44
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                  A healthy alternative to conventional crisps!

                  I love my crisps! I can't live without them! I'm not fussy on brands or flavours I eat anything at the best of times and with crisps I'm just not fussy, it's hard to find a crisp I don't like! Just give me em!

                  So going to my local newsagents for my usual Star Magazine, can of pop and bag of crisps as I do every Tuesday, I picked up these as I haven't tried them in a while, 'Wheat Crunchies, Spicy Tomato Flavour, Crunchy Wheat Tubes'.

                  The Packaging....

                  30g bright red, foil sealed packet. On the front at the top of the packet I'm told in bold white writing that they are indeed Wheat Crunchies and there's a drawing of three 'tubes'. I'm also told what they are at the bottom of the packet and told they contain 50% less saturated fat but have the same great taste! On the back of the packet I'm given the best before date, nutritional values, ingredients and contact details for KP snacks (the manufacturers of this product). My packet is slightly different to the one on this review photograph by the way.

                  The Taste....

                  Well firstly let me tell you that I'm wrong in calling them crisps! Anything flavoured and in a bag such as this is a crisp to me and these are not. Upon opening the bag you have a tomato sauce aroma. Not too strong or pungent though. The 'tubes' are hardy. Bite into them and it's a deep crunch. They are robust and most are whole and not broken but that may only be in my packet!

                  They have a lovely golden colour and flecks of darker flavouring which some flavouring has accumulated on more than on other hollow tubes making them more flavoursome. The taste is tangy rather than harsh and doesn't make you drink gallons after a mouthful! It's more of a fake taste of tomato sauce than a natural one, however they are lovely and very morish. Think a weaker flavour than hp tomato sauce!

                  They are a crunchy, unmessy delight. Not too sweet not too salty, this snack is just right! The upside of these is when your eating them you feel like you really are eating a snack rather than something for the sake of it as I do when I eat crisps. They crunch down to nothing and taste creamy before you swallow!

                  These ward off hunger for a while at least. Unmessy so great for kids and great for me. I don't feel the need to wash my hands straight after eating a bag (though I do of course!). There is no flavour left in the bag and no foul after taste.

                  Overall....

                  Something a little more healthy than a bag of crisps though entirely different! I really enjoy these!

                  Nutritional values... Per Bag.

                  Energy.... 151 Kcals
                  Protein 2.7g
                  Carbohydrate 16.7g
                  of which is sugars 0.8g
                  Fat 8.1g
                  of which is saturates 1.6g
                  Fibre 0.8g
                  Sodium 0.2g

                  Price about 45p per bag.

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                  A crunchy snack with a spicy tomato flavour.