Product Type: Kettle Snacks
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Kettle Chips Lightly Salted
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Kettle Chips Lightly Salted
Date: 26/06/12, updated on 28/05/13 (82 review reads)
Advantages: Delicious tasting crisps
Disadvantages: Unhealthy, expensive
It is not good to eat crisps all that often because of their high salt and fat (and also calorie) content, so I only eat and buy them quite occasionally. If I am hungry, then I am not too picky on what type and brand of crisps I am offered... However, if I am treating myself on a special occasion, saying well done to myself or just in need of a good indulgence, I have certain standards that my crisps have to meet, and very few brands manage to meet all of them. This being said, there are a few crisp brands that are absolutely delicious and I feel sorely tempted to buy them every time I walk past the crisps aisle in a supermarket, before reminding myself of their unhealthiness.
One of these brands is Kettle Chips; probably some of the best potato crisps that I have ever tasted, and will ever taste.
Because these are considered to be luxury crisps, they are not exactly what you could call cheap. Whereas with regular crisp brands (for example, Walkers crisps) you could buy a big sharing bag for more or less at around £1, Kettle chips can normally be found at supermarkets for just under the £2 mark. Though this does not seem like a HUGE difference, every penny counts, and some would say that this is a price they are not prepared to pay, for something that is so easily polished off.
However, there are some deals on these Kettle chips at times- quite recently they were only £1 from Tesco, which I thought was a fantastic bargain. There were not many Lightly Salted packs left, but I managed to grab a few.
They are packaged in a rather sophisticated pale plastic packaging, with the 'Kettle Chips' logo printed directly on the front in plain view. This package can easily be pulled open, and the exterior keeps the crisps very fresh. You can buy a big sharing bag, which you can either finish in one go whilst sharing with friends, or eat little amounts at a time. I find that when I eat Kettle Chips by myself, I do not finish the whole package myself (though I do feel like it sometimes!) and I use a peg to seal the crisp packet closed so that it can retain its freshness.
I am aware that these Kettle Chips also do come in smaller 6 pack multi packs (I have seen them hanging around in some supermarkets; at first I thought I was seeing a giant sharing pack of Kettles!)- however, I rarely ever buy these instead of the big sharing bags, as I think they are less good value for money. Why waste money on a product that is already quite expensive as it is? The sharing bag is the perfect size for me.
This comes in different flavours, for example Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar. I like all these flavours, but my favourite is still the good old simple Lightly Salted variety; the simplicity of it makes it taste even better, and the addition of some flavours can overshadow how tasty the actual potato crisps are.
So how do these crisps taste? Well, they taste delicious, I can tell you, and they are the best tasting crisps I have tasted for quite a while! This may be because they are quite oily and greasy (so consequently they are not great for your health) but in small portions as a snack, it is OK. After all, when since could you buy non greasy, totally healthy crisps? It says that it is Lightly Salted, and stays true to its word; it has a light salty flavour to it which is very pleasant and at the same time is not overly salty unlike some crisps.
The quality of the crisps is brilliant- they are sturdy and crunchy unlike some inferior branded crisps which crumble away under your fingers. They are satisfyingly thick, so each crisp does tend to last you a little bit longer. As they are handmade, the crisp size is not regular (you can get really big crisps sometimes) and this adds to the authenticity of the brand.
Yes, we know that crisps are not good for us, but if you are going to snack on them, then Kettle Chips is by far the best brand of crisps that I have tried out so far. They are a little more expensive than other crisp brands... but why not save up and eat crisps less frequently, making each time a luxury? I would give these Kettle Chips 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: If you're going to eat crisps... might as well splash out on these