Product Type: Kettle Snacks
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Kettle Chips Lightly Salted
Member Name: stacey10304
Kettle Chips Lightly Salted
Advantages: no added nasties, great taste, nice packaging,
Disadvantages: expensive sometimes
I am a big lover of the crisp, I could probably live off them eating nothing else - however I am aware of how unhealthy they are so I try not to eat them too often. Kettle Chips is one of those brands of crisps that I just cant say no to, if I walk past them in the shop I just cant help myself and almost always end up buying a bag! This review in particular is about the multibag pack of Kettle Chips you can buy from most good supermarkets now.
Kettle Chips come in a plain and rather sophisticated looking white foil packet, with the Kettle Chips logo on the front with the flavour undernearh. Beneath that it has their signature statement 'absolutely nothing artificial', the bag is quite plain, I think this is to reflect the lack of ingredients and the simplicity of the crisps that are inside. The back of the packet has a little story about how the crisps are made, the nutritional values and ingredients, and a list of things that are 'good to know' about the crisps such as no articifial flavours or colours etc
The Nutritional Value and Ingredients
The ingredients in these crisps are incredibly simple - select potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt - thats it! It makes me wonder if Kettle Chips can taste that good with just these ingredients why on earth do other brands of crisps have all sorts of stuff in them?! Kettle dont as MSG to their crisps, there are no artificial colours or flavours, no hydrogenated fats, and only use sunflower oil - all stuff that is good to know. Despite the lack of ingredients and hydrogenated fat however, dont be fooled into thinking this is a healthy crisp. As with most foods, they taste so good because they are bad for you! A 30g serving (which is one of the little bags from a multipack) contains 154 calories and 9g of fat - having said that though, the saturated fat of these crisps is quite low at only 1g.
There really is no crisp that is as tasty and as crunchy as the Kettle crisp, it is without a doubt the best tasting crisp out there. They are crunchier than most crisps and really satisfying to eat, they really taste like a think and crunchy bit of potato - whereas most crisps taste artificial and not like they were ever once a potato at all. The flavour is perfect, not too salty not too plain, and they are incredibly moorish. I have to be careful not to buy one of the big sharing bags as I will just polish it off in one sitting without realising what Im doing.
Kettle Crisps are more expensive than your regular crisps, the big sharing bags are usually around £2 - £2.50, whilst the multipacks are around the same for 5 bags, and the single bags are usually about 70p. However if you shop around they are almost always on offer atleast somewhere.
Overall I would definitely recommend you try these if you havent already, you wont be disappointed - if anything you will be disappointed once you go back to having a bag of walkers or mccoys or whatever brand of crisps you usually eat!
Summary: the best crisp in the world ever.