Product Type: Kettle Snacks
Newest Review: ... of Walkers. A decent texture, good amount of flavouring and character ensure that Kettle Chips are a brilliant buy.... more
A Grown-Up Crisp
Member Name: LucyRuth
Advantages: Free from MSG, artificial colours and flavours, delicious
Disadvantages: Still quite high in calories and fat
I always think that Kettle Chips are proper grown-up crisps. Perfect as a party nibble, virtuous enough to pass as a decent snack and available in a delicous range of flavours, free from many of the nasties that you find in most crisps.
Nutritionally, all flavours of Kettle Chips are free from MSG, a chemical which is added to many savoury snacks as a flavour enhancer, but many people believe it is not very good for you to eat too much of it. Kettle Chips are also free from artificial flavours and colours, and as they are cooked only in sunflower oil they are also free from hydrogenated fats which many people seek to avoid.
Because all the flavours used in Kettle Chips are natural, they actually taste as they are supposed to. My personal favourites are Lightly Salted, as you can really taste the delicous potatoes, tangy Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar and the delicious Honey Barbecue flavour. I'd also highly recommend the new (ish) crinkle cut 'Wave' Kettle Chips as in my opinion they are even crispier and more delicious than the original ones. They are quite hard to find in the shops though (or at least they are round here), but if you see them, try them!
Don't be under any pretence that Kettle Chips are a healthy snack, as the do contain 193 calories and 10.3g of fat per serving (40g), which puts them on par with most similar snacks in terms of nutritional value. However what makes them different is that they enable you to indulge but avoid the nasties of MSG and other flavourings and flavour enhancers.
Pricewise, I generally buy the 150g larger bags when they're on offer (quite often 2 for £2 in many supermarkets), which I think means they are a good price. I don't tend to buy the smaller 40g bags, which I've seen for 60-75p a bag as I think that this is quite expensive, so I save my indulgences for when I'm going to be sharing a larger bag with friends.
Summary: An indulgent crispy treat, free from nasties
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