Product Type: McCoys Snacks
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Definitely The Real McCoy
Member Name: blondgem
Advantages: Thick, Tasty, Good Value
Disadvantages: Not too good for you
I try not to eat to much rubbish, working in the health industry, I don't like chocolate much so I have to have some comfort food and I normally turn to crisps.
Not having McCoys crisps for quite a while, I went into the shop yesterday and they had them on offer, 3 bags for £1, which isn't too bad really as I have always considered these crisps as quality. I took two bags of Flame Grilled Steak flavour and one bag of Cheddar Cheese and Onion flavour.
The Real McCoys Ridge Cut are made by United Biscuits, who are also the makers of the likes of McVities Biscuits, Hula Hoops and Jacobs Cream Crackers.
- Packaging -
The packet the crisps come in is a gold foil packet, with a different colour on for each flavour, e.g. brown for flames chilled steak, green for cheddar cheese and onion, they do light blue for salt and vinegar, dark blue for ready salted and an orange colour for chilli, these are the flavours available from where I purchased the crisps. The packaging itself, being gold, does give the impression that they are a crisp of a high quality. On the front of the packet, it has the The Real McCoy Rdige Cut Logo and also the name of the particular flavour. On the reverse of the packet, it contains a brief description of the crisp, details of where the prduct is manufactured should you have any complaints at all, nutritional information, ingredients and the best before date, aswell as the bar code for stores to put them through their tills. The packaging itself does look pretty impressive and does contain all the information required by law on them as I have noticed that some brands have slipped and not all the information you would like to see on the packet is one there.
- The Crisp -
The crisps themselves are all different sizes, sometimes within these bags you find some are really really big. Each crisp is ridged or crinkle cut as some people may call them. To touch they feel as if they have plenty of flavour on them and are pretty hard. As you bite into the crisp, I do feel that some of the larger crisp are a little bit hard and may be difficult for people that have trouble in chewing or possibly if the have dentures. Very crunchy indeed and the flavour is splendid on both the Cheese and the Steak. The Cheese flavour, you can definitely taste the cheddar on them and they are not too over the top with the onion flavour as some brands tend to do. The Steak flavour tastes of a higher quality flavour than you would get from the likes of Walkers and does taste flame grilled. All in all I was very pleased to eat two out of the three bags.
- Nutritional Information -
Kcal per bag - 258kcal - The bag is a 50g bag of crisps, therefore the calorie content is more or less the same as any other crisps that you can purchase
Protein - 3.5g (Very low)
Carbo's - 26.5g (Very high)
Of which sugars (1.2g)
Its the carbohydrates , that are sugar carns that pose more of a problem, however still not too good with their high carbohydrate content.
Fat - 14.4g
Saturated - 4.6g
Fibre - 2g
Sodium - 0.3g
The nutritiona values as with all crisp show that they aren't really very good for you, but as a treat I would prefer to opt for these crisps and the taste sensation makes up for the badness.
Summary: They definitely are the Real McCoy