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Phileas Fogg -Irish Cheddar and Onion Chutney

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      21.05.2010 16:28
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      A good treat

      ==Phileas Fogg Irish Cheddar With Onion Chutney Crisps==


      These crisps are something that I kept meaning to buy but it wasn't until recently that I first bought a pack. They are at the moment on special offer in Morrison's and also in Sainsbury's so I presume it is the manufacturers discount rather than the stores.

      However for £1 I got a large packet of crisps in a fancy cheese and onion flavour. There is 140 grams of crisps inside the bag and this is a very good amount for the price paid. These crisps are more or less available in most places as I have even seen them stocked in my small local spar shop.

      The state on the packaging that they are now using a "new recipe" but seeing as this is the first time I have ever tried them I really cannot comment on any noticeable difference or not.

      The crisps also say on the packaging that they contain no artificial flavours or colours and that they are made with 100% sunflower oil. Along with that they contain no MSG. The packet that I have is slightly different to the picture shown above as there is more yellow colour to the bottom of the packet and I think this maybe because of the new recipe, that they have changed the look of the pack slightly.

      The packaging on the whole, is pretty good and the crisps inside are not overly crushed so I guess the job of protecting them has been done fairly well. The design of the bag is okay. I wouldn't say that it is anything particularly special or exciting as it does have a sort of "Ye Olde World" feel to it.

      The nutritional information of a 35 gram serving (not likely to be eaten by me!) is clearly printed on the front which does a good job at making you feel guilty when you have scoffed the entire packet alone!

      The crisps give off a really nice smell when the bag is opened and of course this smell is very cheesy and rather herb like. Looking At the crisps, they are a wonderfully golden colour and they do indeed have sprinkles of herbs of each individual crisp. The onion aroma is there but I feel the taste of onions if far more noticeable that the aroma of them.

      The crisps are very tasty are far superior to the likes of Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps. They have a very light yet crunchy texture to them and do not seem or taste overly greasy. The cheese is of course the main flavour that springs straight out at your taste buds and really has a very strong and tangy taste which I really like. The onion then comes in with a strong taste after the initial cheese overload has died down and the taste you are left with is a herby onion one that Himself didn't like (not when it was breathed all over him any how!)

      So on the taste factor, these crisps really do get a great score from me as they are possibly the best fancy Cheese and Onion crisps that I have had in a long while. The only downside is the fact that they are so delicious that it is rather hard NOT to eat the entire bag and my thighs are not liking it much if I do!

      Per 35 gram serving there is 179 calories and 10.4 grams of fat and only 1.0 gram is saturated. So the saturated fat is not too bad on the whole compared to most but the calories are pretty high. But I guess for something to taste so nice, something has got to suffer. (Sorry thighs!)

      Overall these are right tasty crisps and I shall get them again if I can fit into my jeans to get down to the shop!

      I think a score of 5 out of 5 star rating is in order and an exceptionally high recommendation (not thigh).



      Many thanks for taking the time to read.


      I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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        01.03.2010 23:23
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        Delicious crisps for a week day or weekend treat

        I bought these at Christmas when they were on offer in Morrisons on a buy 1 get 2 free deal. Since then I've been buying a pack every week to enjoy with a beer at the weekend. Very naughty I know but they do taste very good. There are lots of flavours and crisp types to choose from in the range including - Mexican Sweet Chilli, Sea Salt and Indonesian Black Peppercorn and Balsamic Vinegar. I've tried most of them but the Irish Cheddar with Onion Chutney flavour is my favourite.

        Phileas Fogg crisps come in a distinctive white foil bag which has a picture of the man himself in his hot air balloon on the front. They use tastes and flavours inspired from all over the world to make their delicious crisps. Their crisps do not contain artificial colours or flavours and they are cooked in 100% sunflower oil. They are suitable for Vegetarians.

        These are not your ordinary cheese and onion crisps. As soon as you open a bag the waft of real cheese and onion chutney which almost makes your eyes water hits your nose and tantalises your taste buds. The crisps are deep golden brown in colour with flecks of seasoning generously coating them. They are lovely and thick to touch and substantial feeling. Because of this you can bite into them in stages if you want to make them last longer. I normally just gobble them down. When you bite into one first there is a big crunch followed by a hit of cheese and onion flavour which really packs a punch. You get the depth and tanginess of a mature Irish cheese which is complimented by the sweetness of the onion, the flavouring is a perfect pair.

        I find these crisps so easy to eat in one go as they are not greasy at all. I sometimes share them with my fiancée if I'm feeling generous and shes enjoys them too. One bag is a 140g so there are enough crisps for approximately four servings (if they last that long). They usually sell for £1.62 but they are often on offer in the Supermarkets, Sainsburys are selling them for 81p at the moment.

        If you need it here is the nutritional information:

        Per 35g serving

        Energy 179 kcal
        Protein 2.3g
        Carbohydrate 19.3g of which sugars 1.2g
        Fat 10.3g of which saturates 1.0g
        Sodium 0.2g

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        29.01.2010 16:07
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        Phileas Fogg - Irish Cheddar and Onion Chutney - Simply gorgeous

        I give up eating chocolate over 6 years ago and although I still have a sweet tooth and enjoy a cake, I much prefer a savoury treat.

        I came across Phileas Fogg crisps last year. I bought quite a few packets just before Christmas, when Tesco was selling them at half price. My favourite flavour is by far, Irish Cheddar and Onion Chutney. For me there is nothing better than sitting down to a movie, with a cup of tea and a large packet of crisps. The only problem I find is that I tend to eat the whole packet to myself.

        Phileas Fogg crisps come in a foil bag, which keeps the crisps really fresh and crunchy. This is not your average packet of cheese and onion crisps. These crisps are full of flavour! The cheese, tastes like a mature cheddar and the onion has the sweet flavour that you find in a chutney. They are so more-ish, it is really hard to resist eating the whole packet and I do not possess the strongest of will powers!

        Phileas Fogg crisps are made with 100% sunflower oil. They have no artificial colours or flavourings and have no MSG. Thankfully they are suitable for vegetarians.

        I purchase my packets in Tesco, where a 140g bag costs £1.59, but at the moment they are on special offer for £1 only. The bag should provide you with 4 servings (but not me!) Each 35g portion has a shockingly high 179 calories!!!

        Phileas Fogg crisps are more expensive than the average crisp but they are of higher quality and far tastier than the average crisp.

        If your looking for a savoury treat, then you can't go far wrong with these.

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        25.10.2009 22:40
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        Phileas Fogg Irish Cheddar & Chutney Crisps

        I always like to try new brands and I am a fan of Kettle crisps and other hand cooked crisps so I picked these up in an instant when I saw them on an introductory offer in Tesco's.

        Phileas Fogg crisps are named after the traveller in Jules Verne's 'Around the World in Eighty Days.' As I have now discovered they have actually been around since 1982 but have not been available readily in big supermarkets until recently.

        The packaging is very appealing in my opinion. It is white and features a big blue hot air balloon with Phileas Fogg hanging out of the basket and pointing to what I take to be the setting for the crisps flavour - an Irish village from around 100 years ago.

        It claims that the crisps are made with 'Naturally the finest ingredients' and features

        - No Artificial Colours or Flavours
        - Made with 100% Sunflower Oil
        - No MSG
        - No Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

        The crisps are foil packed for freshness and don't really have an overwhelming smell to them when you first open the packet. The crisps themselves are more thinner and fragile than other hand cooked crisps, they are more like Walkers but I like this as it makes them easier to chew!

        Each crisp is covered with specks of green which according to the ingredient list is parsley. The overwhelming flavour is of cheese and a very mature one at that. I can also taste the onion chutney easily but there is something about them I can't put my finger on. They are different from a typical cheese and onion and they just don't taste right.

        That isn't to say that I didn't enjoy them but they are the sort of crisps that I will finish the rest of the packet but I won't go out of my way to buy any more unless they are on offer.

        They contain 510 calories and 29.3g of fat per 100g.

        A 140g packets costs £1.59 but they are currently of offer for 2 for £2. Hmm maybe I will buy some more!

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          23.10.2009 13:55
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          Try them - they are nice!

          I have had these in my office drawer for a while now and today was their turn to be eaten!

          The crisps came in a mixed bag of crisps from a shop in Barnsley called The Company Shop - you have to be a member - but they sell good quality food for very low prices. I like things like the mixed lot of crisps as you get to try lots of different brands and flavours without getting stuck with lots of crisps you don't like the flavour of.

          Not that this was a problem here. The packaging is POSH, the flavour intriguing 'Irish cheddar with onion chutney' with a 'just arrived' banner on the top I guess it means it's a new flavour and is a good pun with the balloon theme and Fogg's travels.

          Anywho, it was a 38g bag, quite a sturdy packet and well sealed (added to the poshness I think). On opening, the crisps all looked really big (always a bonus!) and upon eating had a good crunchy texture (but not as in the kettle chips ones which I find too crunchy).

          The posh cheese and onion flavour was intense but not too much so it didn't stink out the office!

          More info about the crisps - they are suitable for vegetarians, no artificial colours of flavours, made with 100% sunflower oil, no MSG. 194 calories per bag. So not exactly health food.

          I wouldn't eat a bag of these every day as they do feel a bit 'special' but they are nice for a treat. I'd certainly be keen to try new flavours in the same range if they taste as good as these.

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            22.09.2009 22:38
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            Great value and well worth 70p!

            Always on the look out for a bargain I spotted this bag of crisps in Morrisons for 70p which I think is good value for a 140g bag.

            **Packaging**

            One of the other reasons I picked up these crisps is because the packaging really stood out on the shelf they look so posh!

            The packaging is white in colour, on the front of the bag is a picture of a blue hot air balloon with a very posh gentleman and a very nice rustic village scene.

            Also on the packaging it says :-

            * No Artificial Colours or Flavours
            * Made with 100% Sunflower Oil
            * No MSG
            * No hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

            **What do I think?**

            When I first opened the bag of crisps at first I thought I couldn't really smell anything but then I could smell the onion chutney which was quite a light smell.
            Inside I noticed the bag is made out of foil which helps to keep the crisps fresh, what I really like is that there is no sign of grease like you get with some crisps.

            Looking at these crisps they actually look a lot thicker than walkers and some other brands, they come in all different sizes but no tiny crisps and not a hint of a green potato!

            Each crisp is covered in little specks of green and red which is the herbs and peppers, the crisps taste of a mature cheese with onion which really blends well together, the chutney tastes quite sweet.There is a slight hint of a herb and pepper which altogether leaves a very tangy after taste which is not unpleasant but it does linger.
            The crisps do not taste greasy and my fingers did not get greasy like they do with other crisps.

            Be warned these are very moreish and you could land up with a very empty packet!


            **Nutrition Information**

            Each 35g serving contains

            Energy 179kcal
            Protein 2.3g
            Carbohydrate 19.3g
            of which sugars 1.2g
            Fat 10.3g
            of which saturates 1.0g
            fibre 1.4g
            Sodium 0.2g

            The bag contains Approximately 4 servings.


            You will find these on offer in Morrisons and Tescos

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