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      02.08.2013 10:53

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      I'm not entirely sure if I was just the bag I chose but the crisps were utterly vile. I've had no problems with kettle crisps in the past but these tasted like out of date vinegar and smelled like sick. I actually think I may have been put off rating crisps for life. I couldn't even bin them in the house as they smelt so bad.

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      30.06.2013 19:17
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      Delicious!

      I recently won a competition and was sent a big bag of assorted Kettle Chips (or crisps). Among them was a 'sharing' bag of Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar chips. I have to be honest and say that of all the bags of chips I received I ate these last as this flavouring is usually my least favourite combination. However, once I'd tasted the product I was very impressed and finished off the bag pretty quickly without actually sharing it with anyone!

      The product comes as a 150g sized bag. I usually buy these sorts of bags when I'm going to share the crisps or use them for a party or tea. I noticed that these were £1.99 a bag last time I was shopping and I would be more than happy to pay that for this size packet.

      There are several varieties of Kettle Chips and to distinguish the Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar flavour the bag is coloured dark blue. The packaging is quite attractive and has a rustic look about it which totally fits with how the actual food is made, how it looks and tastes. There is plenty of information printed on the reverse of the packet. Information includes full ingredients. There is absolutely nothing artificial involved in the making of these crisps and the product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. There are two nutritional information graphs to refer to. One is detailed and gives values per 100g and the other is an easy read graph showing most important values per 30g. Per 30g of crisps there are 151 calories and 8.5g fat. Also included in the information is contact information for the brand in the UK.

      Kettle Foods Inc. manufacture this product and they strive to create a unique and high quality product. They hand cook the 'best potatoes' and season them with natural ingredients. They use sunflower oil for frying and slice the potatoes a little thicker to create a thick, crunchy crisp.

      I was really surprised by Kettle Chips as there are some enormous sized individual crisps in the pack although the variation of size is good too. There is a little bit of debris of broken crisps at the end of the packet but this is very flavoursome as it tends to include a lot of seasoning too. The crisps are crunchy but not too hard. I've been put off in the past with some of these crunchier crisps because you feel like you are going to break teeth chewing them but these Kettle Chips are the perfect texture. I found no bad crisps in my whole pack - the crisps look golden and light with no green pieces or black eyes.

      The flavouring on these crisps is pretty intense. It makes your average bag of crisps look like they are barely seasoned with salt and watery vinegar! The flavour is so strong it sort of sparkles on the tongue and lips a bit. These crisps feel totally different to any I've ever had before. They are sort of like a gourmet crisp! They taste like a whole meal rather than a snack. The salt is strong and the vinegar sharp with a sweet undertone.

      These crisps are perfect for any occasion. I used them to snack on and also added them to light tea time meals. They are really great for either occasion as they are very filling thanks to the thicker crisp. They also add a lot of interest and zest to a sandwich meal!

      Now that I've tasted these crisps I know I will have to buy them regularly as they are just so appetising and satisfying. I would recommend these to anyone who enjoys eating crisps. They really are in a league of their own.

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        10.12.2011 15:06
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        Love them.

        I am not a huge crisp fan, but on the rare occasions when I do munch on crisps I am very fussy and like the higher quality crisps, such as Kettle Crisps. The Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar are my favourite flavour of this range. A large bag containing 225g of the Kettle Chips costs £2.49 from Tesco - or alternatively you can buy 2 for 1 for £4.00 - which obviously equates to just £2.00 per packet. Although these crisps probably are slightly more expensive than some of the other brands on offer, I have to say that their standard is far higher than the bog standard Walkers or supermarket own brands.

        The packaging for the crisps is a large navy blue foil based packet. The fact that it is foil based means that the crisps are kept fresh until they are opened - and they have a fairly long shelf life (not that they last that long in my house!). Once opened they cannot be resealed, but they do stay fresh for a few days once they have been opened - and after this they do go a little stale.

        The Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar are hand cut and cooked - and I think you can tell that they are just something a little more "real" - in as much as they don't have those a synthetic taste to them. I love the fact that the crisps are very crunchy - and certainly more crunchy than other brands I have tried. They are also quite dry and not greasy, which is something else that I particularly like about this brand and it is the greasiness that I often dislike about crisps in general. They are a lovely golden brown colour which is inviting - and the fact that they are hand cooked means that the shape and thickness of the crisps is not all completely uniform and this makes them feel a little more home-cooked.

        However, it is the flavour of these crisps that I find very moorish. The taste of the balsamic vinegar is very evident and it tastes like it's been slightly caramalised to give a rich and deep flavour. Although I can taste sea salt on them, this flavouring is quite subtle and they are not overly salty and is there really there as a compliment to the balsamic.

        I really enjoy these crisps - and think they are absolutely delicious. Yum!

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          07.11.2011 23:03
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          Brilliant crisp company with excellent flavours

          I love to snack on crisps, a rather unhealthy snack but I really can't help myself.
          Kettle chips have a wonderful crunch, a brilliant flavour and always a hit in my house.

          Flavour & Quality:
          Seasalt and balsamic vinegar is the perfect flavour combination. The sharpness and salty after taste is what got me hooked to this flavour of their range. I love the crunch and thickness of the crisps, they are cut much thicker than your average lunchtime crisp. They are excellent quality and for how much they cost, they are a very high standard.

          Cost & Availability:
          An average 150g pack costs around £1.50-£2 and a bumper 225g pack costs £2.50-£3
          A 40g pack costs £50-£1.
          They are generally available in most supermarkets and general stores.

          Packaging:
          The noisiest packaging for crisps ever. They are foil lined for maximum freshness and keeps them from softening up too quickly. The design of the packaging has a very vintage feel to it, with the font and the very basic colour scheme each packet and flavour has.

          Ingredients:
          Select Potatoes,Sunflower Oil ,Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Seasoning (Sea Salt, Dried Balsamic Vinegar, Potato Maltodextrin, Sugar, Dried Barley Malt Vinegar, Citric Acid)

          Important information:
          Fat per 100g: 28.4g
          Kcal per 100g: 502
          Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
          They are made with sunflower oil
          No artificial flavours or ingredients.
          Other flavours available- around 7 variants.

          I really hope reading this review makes you want to try these crisps. I've just finished this review with a watering mouth!

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          16.05.2010 16:57
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          I have written before about my love for Crisps and kettle Chips are probably my favourite. I don't eat them too often, this is probably because of the price and also the pack size means that I don't take a bag to work with me. Then again i could take the 150g bag but would probably eat it all in 1 go as they are hard to stop eating once you have started.

          As mentioned these come in a 150g bag and usually cost around £1.60. Sometimes there is an offer on such as 2 for £2 or that, but not that often.

          The bag is alright. It is a thick bag and not shiny or slippy feeling. It has more of a matt texture to it. This is a nice enough blue colour and looks like the Dooyoo picture. The Kettle Chips logo stands out alright in white against the blue pack. I wouldn't say it looks too expensive, but once you see the brand then you know it s a bit more pricey than other brands.

          These Crisps are really crunchy. The potato Chips are quite thick as well but not too thick, and they mostly have a slight curve to them. Some of them are folded right over which makes them thicker and more crunchy.

          Anyway onto the flavour of these. They are full of taste and there isn't a bland or plain bit of Crisp in these. These are Seasoned well with grains of Salt and it tastes like rough Rock Salt. The Balsamic Vinegar is Sour and a good splash of it as well. Loads and loads of taste on these. I wouldn't say they are too strong, as they are just right, but I suppose you need to like stronger seasoned crisps to probably like this brand. Although these are Salt and Vinegar probably because of the baslamic but they don't taste too Salt and Vinegar like if that makes sense. Not the same kind of taste as Golden Wonder anyway as these taste more expensive and perhaps posh.

          A great flavour and taste of Crisp. Yes, not my favourite flavour in the range, but one I like to enjoy now and again.

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          10.05.2010 16:28
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          mmm Kettle Chips

          When it comes to premium crisps one of the most well known brands in Britain is the highly establish "Kettle Chips" brand which have been around for over 2 decades though only in recent years have they really become one of the big players in through out Britain. The rise of "premium" crisps, such as Tyrells, Knights, Sensations and Phileas Fogg have seen Kettle Chips given a market rather than look like a niche product and it's due to this that more people have been willing to try them, such as myself. Though they are often much pricier than normal crisps they are currently on offer in Wilkinsons for 98p for a 150g bag, but are they paying more for and eating them as a regular snack? Or are they a one off purchase?

          The crisps do come in several flavours, though as a salt and vinegar fan the Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar flavour seemed to be the one for me. The come in a deep blue packet with a simple but effective design on the front with just the name in a baroque font over the front of the packet in plain white. When the bag is opened there is a strong and fresh smell of salt and vinegar, a gloriously enticing scent that makes you just want to delve your hand into the bag and wolf them down immediately. When it comes to eating several things strike you immediately, firstly the fact they aren't the "cracking" type of crisps, they aren't overtly brittle and seem to "snap" in bizarre places rather than crack at the point of being bitten into, this means the texture feels "different", not a "bad" different but just different.

          The second thing you'll notice is the flavour, the bright and exciting salt tastes sitting on top of a delightful vinegar, a sharp taste that's pleasing, sweet and yet powerful and makes you know your eating a premium product with strong and true flavours. The colours are light (though do change from crisp to crisp with the packaging saying they actually change around the calendar due to the sugars in the potato) though what strikes you after eating a few handfuls is possibly the biggest problem with it. Your mouth becomes incredibly dry, the salt seems to hit your mouth and dry it out quickly, although the sensation in your mouth is quite nice it's surprisingly how salty these must be to turn your mouth into a desert.

          Overall the brilliant taste, the high quality of potato and the feeling that these deserve a premium price tag are all great qualities that more than over power the salty dry mouth at the end. They may not be quite as good as Tyrells or Knights but they are still delicious.



          Product Information
          Contains-Barley
          Contains no MSG, artificial colours or flavours or hydrogenated fat

          Nutritional Information (per 100g)
          Energy 1992KJ/ 476Kcal
          Protein 5.9g
          Carbohydrate 56.8g (of which sugars 2.9g)
          Fat 25.0g (of which saturates 2.6g)
          Fibre 4.5g
          Sodium 0.75g
          Salt Equivalent 1.9g

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            16.04.2010 16:51
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            Good for a treat!

            I am a big fan of Kettle chips particularly the sea salt and balsamic vinegar flavour and was pleased to walk into my local Morrison store today to find them on offer at £1 for a 150g bag. They are normally sold at around the £1.60 mark which is expensive for a packet of crisps of this size.

            I usually find a 150g bag can be eaten very easily in 1 go without really realising especially if your watching TV they make a welcome snack. I love the flavour of the salt and vinegar which is much stronger than your standard pack of Walkers. I find these crisps much harder, firmer and crisper than a lot of their rivals and they need serious crunching.

            The packaging is very basic and modern and I like this I think the look they are going for is traditional and homely. Kettle now sell these in multi packs of 6 30g bags but personally I don't find them big enough to satisfy my hunger.


            The crisps/chips claim to have absolutely nothing artificial which actually means no MSG, artificial flavours or colours which is and added bonus. They are also hand cooked with care in small batched and then seasoned with the combination of ingredients.

            My main problem with these crisps is residue it leaves on my hands, this is a mixture of grease and the heavy flavourings added, I also dropped a crisp on a piece of paper earlier and the grease left behind was a bit worrying. I would strongly recommend washing you hands when you have finished (the whole bag or is that just me?)

            The crisps do not claim to be a healthy snack and per 100g you can expect 25g of fat and 2g of salt. But I find Kettles chips are great for an occasional treat.

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              09.03.2010 19:31
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              Crisps with a posh name

              I am a crisps fan, especially anything that is a bit unusual. Now there is nothing really unusual about Kettle chips - they are still potato crisps at the end of the day. They do though have more of a rustic feel to them. They are bigger, thickier and crunchier, but not in a McCoys jaw-breaking style.

              They appear to be a little dearer than 'ordinary' crisps though I haven't done a weight for weight comparison. They are regarded as 'posh', but to be honest, I would say they are, just a little different - my perception is more to do with the crisp itself rather than the flavour.

              OK they have banged the words 'sea' and 'balsamic' in front of the words 'salt' and 'vinegar'. This will attract the punter who wants to separate themselves from the plain ordinary Walkers and Golden Wonder consumer.

              As for the flavour! Well I have gone off Salt and Vinegar as a base flavour in general over the years, and really only eat this flavour when I don't have a choice, e.g. when you are a guest and this is what the host offers you when the snacks are out on the table. This tastes like good old salt and vinegar to me I couldn't detect anything maritime amongst the saltiness, or anything grapey amongst the vinegariness.

              Perhaps if any difference to the taste, the vinegar was less sharp.

              In flavour these are not much different from 'ordinary' crisps. Their 'rustic cut' will suit those have picked up the 'rustic' buzzword from the telly chefs Jamie, Gordon and Hugh. To be frank, there was a time when people would have considered their look as careless and dismissed these as inferior, but, hey-ho, such is the power of marketing, people change their fickle minds so easily.

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                03.03.2010 14:41
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                worth it for a treat

                I am a big fan of Kettle Chips, as they have lovely strong flavours and really crisp, potato-y crisps. These are more of a premium product, and the packaging indicates this. The sea salt and balsamic vinegar flavour comes in a deep blue colour with a large Kettle Chips logo on and the flavour in a classic sort of font.

                Because they are a premium crisp, they are a bit more pricey and so for me are a bit of a treat item. An individual bag (30g) just cost me about 60p at the corner shop. But you can certainly tell the difference in quality between these and cheaper crisps.

                The flavour of the sea salt and balsamic vinegar variety is absolutely fantastic. The fact that it is sea salt means it is a lovely mellow saltiness, and the vinegar is fantastically tangy but not overpowering. The smell of the crisps is also lovely and the vinegary aroma always gets my mouth watering! These are delicious crisps and worth the extra money for a treat.

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                  02.03.2010 13:06
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                  A lovely treat!

                  Occasionally, at the weekend my boyfriend and I like to buy a few nice treats to eat in front of the television. Sea salt and Balsamic Vinegar Kettle Chips are a personal favourite of mine.

                  ******************Packaging and Availability ****************

                  These crisps are sold in 150g bags and they are usually priced at £1.60 per bag, which I think is quite pricey, so I always pick them up when they are of offer (either on 'buy one get one free' or 'a bag for £1'). These crisps also come in 300g and 40g packs and they are widely available at most major supermarkets. However, it's more usual to see these on sale in smaller, corner shop outlets.

                  The packaging makes these crisps look like a luxury item - they come in a dark blue foil packet with the Kettle Chips logo on it. The material inside the bag is also foil, so this ensures that the crisps stay fresh.

                  ***************** Nutritional information **************

                  Kettle Chips don't put artificial ingredients into their products. Each packet of Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar contains the following ingredients: Select Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Dried Balsamic Vinegar, Potato Maltodextrin, White Sugar, Dried Barley Malt Vinegar, citric Acid from Sugar Beet Molasses.

                  Each 40g serving provides the following:
                  Calories: 190;
                  Sugar: 1.2g;
                  Fat: 10g; (saturated fat: 1.0g);
                  Salt: 0.8g.

                  However these crisps are very tasty, so you may end up consuming more than 40g if you open a large packet - don't say I didn't warn you!

                  *********************** Taste test *********************

                  These crisps look like they have been cooked for quite a long time because they are all look slightly brown coloured, they also curve slightly - which I imagine has happens when they're being oven cooked.

                  When you put them into your mouth you can taste the tangy vinegar - and the salt compliments the vinegar taste perfectly. The flavour is really well balanced - it is neither too strong, no too weak.

                  These crisps are very crunchy and have a slightly greasy texture, if you eat too many then they do sit heavily on your stomach - however they are truly delicious to eat.

                  *********************** Over all ************************

                  I would highly recommend these crisps are a one off treat. They can be expensive, but they are a quality crisp that is really tasty... just don't eat too many! Five out of five stars!

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                  07.11.2009 16:20
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                  Tasty vegan crisps

                  The latest acquisition from my work's snack machine was a pack of Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar kettle chips. Chips in this context are just an American term for crisps, and these are just a bag of nice crisps. Priced at 60p for a 40g bag, they are one of the larger bags in the machine and have a rather posher feel than many brands.

                  Kettle chips are manufactured by Kettle Foods. They are hand cooked potato crisps that have been produced since 1982. Since 1988, they have also been available in the UK, with the Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar flavour being added to the range in 1997.

                  ===The crisps===
                  The first thing I noticed about the crisps is that they are rather thicker than normal crisps and slightly tougher. Many of them are large and the crisps have folded over or doubled back on themselves, so it can be quite messy and undignified to eat them. The crisps are also darker than regular crisps (which are often a dull yellow colour).

                  The flavour of the crisps is not very much like regular salt and vinegar. They are much sweeter and like the name of the crisps suggests, they do taste more like balsamic vinegar than regular malt vinegar. The texture of the crisps is very brittle. They often get stuck in my teeth.

                  All in all, I like them quite a lot - they seem to have rather more character and be more interesting than most potato crisps.

                  ===The packet===
                  The packet contains a long list of nutritional information - apparently, the crisps don't contain MSG, transfats, artificial flavours or colours.

                  It contains an explanation of the unusual colouring of the crisps - apparently the variety of the potatoes changes over the year depending on what's in season.

                  ===The nutrition===
                  The ingredients of this aren't as bad as many. Potatoes, sunflower oil, salt, vinegar, maltodextrin, sugar, more vinegar and citric acid. Allergy-wise, they contain barley. The pack says that the crisps are suitable for vegans.

                  Each pack contains 190kcal, with 1.2g sugar, 10g of fat, 0.8g salt. Crisps are never going to be a health food, so this is not surprising. They don't seem any worse than any other crisp though.

                  ===Conclusion===
                  At 40g, the pack is quite large, so I thought they made a good afternoon snack. I quite like these crisps, although they are too unhealthy to have as an everyday food. They are tasty and vegan and widely available.

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                    20.10.2009 23:59
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                    good crispy potato chips

                    These kettle chips advertise themselves as crisps which are just potato, nothing less, nothing more. These 'posh' crisps come in quite a fancy packaging: a lovely deep blue with quite a stylish logo. These are designed for dinner parties, and will be definitely making an appearance around christmas time!

                    These crisps vary in colour, and this is explained on the back: it varies with the natural sugars in the potatoes. I noticed no difference between the darker and lighter chips in terms of taste, but the darker ones are crunchier. There are some quite big ones, but lots of little ones at the bottom and some are folded. These aren't perfect crisps, but it makes them more authentic I feel.

                    The crisps are lovely and crunchy. They do have a good bite to them and don't go soggy in your mouth like some make of crisps do. They have a lovely salty flavour, and you can detect the vinegar quite strongly. I find that a lot of salt and vinegar crisps are overly strong on the salt, but kettle chips have struck a very good flavoursome balance.

                    For a 30g bag, there are 143 calories, which isn't terrible but the fat content is quite high.

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                      A Delicious Bag Of Crisps That Turns Me Into A Greedy Girl!

                      I love Kettle Chips and stocked up a bit when they was on special offer in Sainsburys last month because they are proper expensive in the corner shop by me and even though I don't usually moan about the price of snacks I refuse to get ripped off!

                      The Sea Salt & Balsamic vinegar crisps are delish. They smell strong when you open the bag and made my mouth water straight away! You can smell the balsamic vinegar strongly and it's a proper tangy smell that isn't majorly in your face but is still strong enough to make you want to force the whole bag of crisps into your mouth at once! I resisted this and savoured them slowly one at a time.

                      They're not madly salty and most of the flavour is the balsamic vinegar. It makes the crisps taste a bit sweet but that's in a good way and not like them horrible sweet chilli and chocolate crisps that Walkers brought out. Even though it's a bit sweet the vinegar is lovely and tangy with a bite that hits your tastebuds just as you swallow each crisp, the flavours aren't very strong but they are just right I think and anyways they go so good together that it doesn't matter that they're not madly strong because they are just delish.

                      The crisps are very crunchy and I love crunching them because it's loads more satisfying than the thin crispy crisps that Walkers sell that are gone in a couple of chews! They're thicker and that's what makes them so crunchy I think because they're not hard and they don't taste overcooked or anything either. I love them because you can taste the potato through the flavouring and they taste so yummy and special that in the finish I ended up eating the whole big bag and didn't share a single one!

                      I tipped mine into a bowl and there were a few dark brown crisps in there but they are just as yummy as the paler ones and better actually because those ones have got loads more flavour. Sometimes in Kettle Chips I've found crisps that are a bit green and I never eat them but there wasn't any in this bag, I was glad because something about the sight of green crisps makes me want to puke!

                      In the supermarkets the big bags are about £1.60 but they're quite often on offer where you can buy them for half price or 2 bags for £2.00 and it's worth stocking up then as long as you can leave your stash alone and not eat 10 bags in 3 days!

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                      30.08.2009 21:16
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                      Delicious crisps with fantastic flavour

                      These are the nicest crisps you can buy as they are hand made and have a fabulous taste and flavour. The flavours have got a little less intense over the years, which is disappointing but they still taste wonderful and make an excellent snack - quite a filling one too if you're getting a large 150g bag!

                      The bag is deep blue - quite an original and attractive looking colour, which reminds you of the sea (hence the sea salt within the packet) and blue tends to be the colour for salt and vinegar crisps anyway. The Kettle Chips variety had a new design for their packets not too long ago.

                      The white Kettle Chips logo is towards the top on the blue background and the flavour is below - 'Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar'. The packet is made of an odd material, which is considerably harder and more crinkly than other packets. It's recycable however and the ingredients are very natural too.

                      The packet opens easily at the top and you are faced with quite an intense aroma rising from the packet. The crisps are all different shapes and sizes as they are hand made - you get round flat ones and you get ones which have curled up. They are usually quite large but there are small ones too, which were produced that way or crushed at some point. You always get 150g worth however, which is a fair amount. You can buy the packet online for £1.76 or get it cheaper in stores such as Tesco I think.

                      The flavour isn't as intense as it used to be but it still has the same taste. The sea salt is lightly sprinkled on the crisps, which have quite a hard and crunchy texture with a slight yellow appearance. The crisps have quite a strong balsamic vinegar flavour too, which contrasts really nicely with the salt and gives an overall addicting flavour. The quality of the crisps is excellent, which you can taste beneath the flavouring. They have been cooked to perfection and they are delicious. I'd highly recommend a pack - very flavourable and ideal for special occasions too!

                      Thanks for reading,

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                        Simply gorgeous!

                        Whenever I need to get crisps for a party or if my boyfriend and I fancy a crispy treat I will buy Kettle Chips. I really don't think you can beat the quality of these crisps. I like all the flavours in the Kettle Chips range but my absolute favourites have to be these Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar bad boys.

                        The thing with Kettle Chips is that they are seen as luxury crisps. This does mean that they don't come particularly cheap. I usually get mine in Tesco where they are priced at £1.54 for a 150g of crisps. Tesco do offer their own version of these Kettle Chips - Tesco Finest Sea Salt and Vinegar crisps - but they don't even begin to match the taste of Kettle Chips and, at £1.15, are not really that much cheaper anyway. Most supermarkets also offer Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Kettle Chips in bigger sized bags of 300g for £2.69 or in small 40g bags for 53p.

                        Ok, so they are on the pricey side. But like I said, these are quality crisps. Even the packaging is irresistible. Kettle Chips come in a expensive looking bag that is thick, smooth and durable. The packet for the Sea Salt and Balsamic flavour Kettle Chips comes in a clean and crisp deep blue colour featuring the usual Kettle Chips logo on the front as well as the flavour of the crisps, both written in creamy coloured writing. On the back is everything you need to know regarding storage, ingredients, allergy advice and nutritional info. The Kettle Chips packaging is unfussy and looks classy.

                        When you open up the bag you are immediately hit by a mouth watering smell and are confronted by chunky, golden brown Kettle Chips which look delicious. They are darker than a lot of crisps and have a hand-made look to them rather than looking pale, bland and overproduced.

                        Taste wise these Kettle Chips are faultless. The salt is subtle but seasons the crisps perfectly and compliments the vinegar beautifully. The balsamic vinegar provides a luxurious taste that is different to the taste in your average salt and vinegar flavour. The balsamic vinegar is tangy and strong but is not overpowering and still allows the salt and potato taste to come through. It is richer and slightly sweeter than normal vinegar giving an overall deliciously satisfying taste. Each crisp is well coated with flavour meaning you never get a flavourless crisp.

                        Texture wise these Kettle Chips are thick and properly crunchy. They are much more substantial than your average crisps and the crunch is seriously satisfying! The combination of the great taste and texture means that these crisps are devilishly moreish and it is very easy to eat most of the 150g bag yourself! The only problem with over indulging in these crisps is that they can lie heavy in your stomach leaving you feeling slightly sick and bloated.

                        The ingredients are simple and Kettle Chips pride themselves on containing 'absolutely nothing artificial'. A bag of Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Kettle Chips contains the following ingredients: Select Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Dried Balsamic Vinegar, Potato Maltodextrin, White Sugar, Dried Barley Malt Vinegar, Citric Acid from Sugar Beet Molasses. So the great thing about Kettle Chips is that they are a case of what you see is what you get. They inform us that they don't add MSG, artificial colours and flavours or hydrogenated fat. They also reassure us all that they know the origin of all their ingredients and they only use sunflower oil. So you aren't just paying a bit extra for great tasting crisps, you are paying for something has just a few natural ingredients and therefore generally better for you.

                        The nutritional info in a 40g serving is as follows: 190 calories, 1.2g sugar, 10g fat, 1.0g saturates and 0.8g salt. So not too bad as long as you can resist eating the whole bag at once (which isn't easy!).

                        Kettle Chips come in a variety of other flavours including: sea salt and black peppercorn, lightly salted, sweet chilli, honey barbeque, red Thai curry and mature cheddar and red onion. Needless to say, all of these are gorgeous. Kettle Chips seems to do a more exciting and unusual range of flavours than other brands to create really stand out crisps different to anything else available.

                        Overall I highly recommend these crisps. They are more expensive than other crisps but they taste luxurious and you cannot beat the flavour.

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                      • Product Details

                        A crispy, crunchy snack.