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I love crisps and often buy multi packs or the odd random bag. I find a lot of bargains on sale in my local B & M store and these were no different when I bought myself 6 bags at 10p each and I must admit I was pretty pleased with my little bargain! The Packaging: These come in a dark red and white packet which is silver foil inside and on the front of the bag we are simply told that they are Roysters Bubbled Chips, T-Bone Steak Flavour and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and long with a photograph of the crisps and little stars which I think gives the bag an American kind of look! On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, there is a full nutritional chart given, the size is stated (which in this case is 28g) and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. Nice enough, easy to tear open bag this is. The Bubbled Chips (Crisps to me!): These chips/crisps are different sizes and shapes really and golden in colour with a bit of browny coloured seasoning coating the majority of themand they possess a rich meaty aroma to them. They are made from dried potato and are quite thick but not hard as they bubbled, so crispy mainly. The flavour of these is beefy and slightly salty and they are very flavoursome however these don't contain beef or any animal derivatives as they are suitable for Vegetarians. I think these are great! You can taste the potato flavouring, they are not one bit greasy and although I wouldn't say they taste like a t-bone steak they do taste nice although for some people they may think they are a little on the salty side, for that reason I struggled to eat a whole bag and certainly wouldn't be greedy and open another! With 151 calories in a bag and 0.8g of saturated these for me are an occasional tasty treat. They're great quality, crispy and tasty and I think perfect quality too! Available from all good supermarkets though do Google if interested for help with finding them and like I stated earlier I bought mine in B & M where they are often stocked! This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
**Introduction** I'm not a big Crisp eater but when I do buy a pack of them I usually go for something a bit from the norm. I was having a couple of friends round recently for a few drinks and decided to pick up these crisps which I had seen on a buy one get one free offer with another Roysters multi-pack. These are no ordinary Crisps. In fact they are Bubbled Chips to be exact. It had been a while since I had eaten T-Bone Steak Crisps but I was eager to try them again. **T-Bone Steak** These crisps are nice and crunchy which is what a lot of people look for in their Crisps. You can also taste a decent Steak flavour which despite it's spicy nature does not give you too much of a thirsty feel. These are one of the nicest crisps I have tasted and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who likes Steak Flavoured Crisps. They taste really good and at 9.0g they contain less fat than most of the similar crisps on the market and contain 149 calories which is not too much either. **Overall** The Bubbles give you a different feel to other crisps and having considered everything from the taste to the crunch I will definetly buy a pack of these again as the flavour is really nice and the crunch of the crisps adds to the eating pleasure. Whilst these are not quite the nicest crisps I have ever tasted they are still more than adequate and will satisfy most people's taste buds. If you have not tried these you can pick them up for not a lot of money from most Supermarkets so give them a go.
Seen as though I am a crisp addict for years now I have loved eating Roysters crisps. I cant find another crisp with the unique texture that they have. A while ago you could only buy these as single packs for some reason in selected supermakets and the only available flavour I could find was the yummy T bone steak flavour. However in the past few years they completely disappeared from the supermarkets near me. That was until now. You can find multipacks now available in Morrisons and I think Sainsburys (I dont know about other supermarkets as these are the only ones close to me) The multipacks contain 6 packets of crisps however they have included 50% extra free so you actually get 12 packs. The pack contains 2 flavours T steak bone and kentucky fried chicken. Yum The crisps themselves are quite light due to the bubbly way they are made and because of this they can be slightly greasy and you will often find lots of the crisps completely crushed at the bottom. Because they are slightly greasy they have added alot of flavour to them to try and dry them out. This can be quite nice at times but some of the crisps have so much flavour on them you immediately feel like you need to wash it down with something. If you haven't tried the chicken flavour yet they taste slightly spicy but on the whole are just as tasty as the steak flavour. You get a fair few crisps in the pack which is nice and the pack containing 12 costs just under £2, bargain!
I used to eat these years ago when I was at secondary school as they sold them in the school lunch canteen, and they were the only crisps out of the selection that I thought would be nice to eat. Luckily I was right. Roysters Bubble Chips are great crisps, and these ones are T-Bone Steak Flavour. As far as I am aware no one else makes this flavour, although there are similiar flavours from other brands. These do taste like steak, althoug the taste can be a bit strong and it sometimes takes me a little while to finish a bag as the taste can get too strong, but it is a nice flavour. The bubbles in the crisps make a nice, light, fluffy crisp which has a thick texture in your mouth, and releases flavour from the very first bite. I find that these crisps tend to have the perfect amount of moisture to them, not too dry that you want to reach for some water, but not too wet that they taste as soggy as a weetabix. These can be bought in some newsagents and the occasional supermarket, but I have not seen them in many places, maybe because they are not a huge brand like the others. If you can find these, they are really worth trying, but don't eat them too often as they do have a high fat and salt content, so they are not the most healthy of snacks, but they are nice as an occasional treat.
I've not seen Roysters in years and I always loved them as a kid and I just thought they had stopped making them. That was until I went food shopping the other week and as I walked down the crisp aisle anf they jumped out in front of me next to the Hula hoops. I thought I was seeing thing when I saw these bubbled crisps. They were £1.59 for a six pack which also contained the southern fried chicken flavour (which I never knew they did) so I casually picked up a pack and plonked them in my shopping trolley. There easy to spot with their distinctive reddish brown and white packaging with the wording Roysters written in blueand it looks as though its a waving american flag. Got to say T bone steak flavour is still my favourite out of both the flavours. As soon as you open the foiled bag (to keep them fresher) the smell of the crisp hit you instantly and all my happy childhood memories of these crisps came flooding back to me. These crisps are available from most good supermarkets as a multipack or to buy as a single pack. Go and try these if you haven't already hopefully Roysters are here to stay. Ingredients are as follows - dried potato,vegetable oil,dried yeast extract, flavour enhancers: monosodium glutamate, E627; sugar, maltodextrin, dried whey, potato starch, rice flour, emulsifier: E471, salt. Nutrition information are as follows - Per bag (31g) 163 calories, 9.9g fat (saturates 4.3g), sodium 0.3g
Roysters Crisps. Where did they disappear to? The only place I can now find these is in a Good News Mini Supermarket nearby to me. This is also the only place I can find Spira Bars. I love the fact that you can find Crisps and Chocolate like this in the odd shop, just wish you could get these in other places as well. I like the consistency and flavouring of these. The Crisps are quite round but have bubbly bits through them as well. Sort of like air pockets, and although some people may think of these as silly to have the air bits in them, it just adds to the taste of these. These cost about 50p for an individual bag. Shame I can't find them in a multipack. I think the packaging looks quite American. Could be because of the white background with the red and blue writing on it. You get a fair amount of Crisps in the bag as well. These are Crisp, and that could be because these are baked and not fried. They give a good crunch and are also quite dry tasting, but in a good way. There is a good amount of flavouring on these too, and although you can't really see a colouring on these for the flavour, they are packed with a juicy, sizzling, smokey T Bone Steak flavour. These used to be available in Chive flavour as well, but not seen them for a few years. Then again the T Bone Steak was always the better flavour. A nice different tasting Crisp that should be more widely available.
Whilst visiting a relative over the festive period I made an exciting discovery, well it was exciting for me anyway. The discovery was that the fabulous Roysters crisps that I had believed had disappeared were actually still around and as tasty as ever. Roysters are a crunchy crisp but with a light bubbly texture and the strongest delicious flavours, my flavour of choice this day was T bone steak, I mean how else can you get the delicious flavour of a T bone steak for 52p? 52p may seem a bit steep to some for a single packet of crisps but I would have paid more. These crisps are truly different from others and deliciously tasty, I guess the price of these will vary from store to store and it was a tiny corner shop I bought them from so the price was probably a bit inflated. As I said these crisps do have serious crunch but oddly you can still feel the bubbly texture melt on the tongue and it is as if each bubble harbours more flavour, the T bone steak flavour is probably not an exact replica for T bone steak but it is a very strong and very meaty taste and also very enjoyable. As with any crisps, eat too much of these and there is little doubt you will start to pile on the pounds with each 28g packet containing 148 calories, 9g of fat and over 15g of carbohydrate. If you love your crisps then you will definitely love Roysters, I am not sure what the entire range of flavours consists of but I think they are mostly meaty flavours and I do believe they do a ready salted for those plain Jane's out there, one I have heard of but never seen is the Kentucky fried chicken flavour, I would love these for sure so it is now my mission to hunt down a packet!
I thought they'd stopped making Roysters crisps because I haven't seen them in ages, but just before Xmas I had to pop into a service station and they were selling these T Bone flavour crisps in there. Over 60p a bag but that's rip off service stations for you! lol The crisps are bubbly, they're not the same texture as Walkers crisps and have got more of a Disco look and texture only Roysters have done something to them to make the surface of each crisp bubble up. They taste mega meaty as soon as you open the bag and looking at the crisps you can see that there is quite a bit of flavouring on each crisp. The taste of these crisps is proper meaty, you can tell that it's a beefy flavour but I think Roysters have gone a bit snobby saying that they're supposed to taste of T Bone Steak!!! They've got a strong beef flavour which is yummy but if they tasted of this mega expensive steak then I reckon people would be putting these on their dinner instead of the proper meat! lol I love how dry these Roysters crisps are, since Walkers changed the oil they cook their crisps in I think they've gone very greasy feeling but these Steak ones aren't hardly greasy at all and don't make much of a mess on your fingers. They are lovely and crispy, I think the bubbled surface of the crisp helps make them so crispy and also the fact that these crisps aren't very thick. They haven't got a major crunch like McCoys or Tyrells but the crispiness makes them taste and feel a lot lighter than other crisps. I really enjoyed these crisps, I liked the strong beefy flavour and light texture of the crisp because it made them taste and feel different to most other crisps you can buy. The only downside for me is that they're majorly salty and I felt proper thirsty after eating a bag, that's ok though because I enjoy salty crisps but my mate (who doesn't!!! lol) couldn't eat them. A bit of an over reaction I think but worth mentioning in case any of you reading are salt haters like her. Recommended!
I recently remembered these crisps from ages ago and thought id get some in for a trip down crisp memory lane. I went to my local tescos, scowered around to no avail. Then i went to sainsburys, again searched and searched, but no joy. By this time i had really got it into my head that i wanted a pack so i went to the third major supermarket on my high street, being wilkinsons.....BUT THERE WERE NONE THERE EITHER!!!! (oh excuse me) As a last attempt i went to an out of the way sweet shop on my way home, Aha!!! success, i spied the familiar american looking bag straight away. These crisps are nigh on impossible to find anywhere, that sweet shop near my house is the only place i have seen them recently. The crisps are bubbly in texture which makes them a little more interesting than your average walkers. They are nicely crispy and each crisp is a good size. There is a decent amount of crisps in the bag as well which makes a change from walkers. The flavour is T Bone steak, now usually that means its beef flavour but we wanted to make them sound different. These roysters do actually taste a little different from straight forward beef (i dont know about T Bone though) they seem to have a bit more of a chargrilled type of taste. The bag is white and maroon with a cows skull in the corner and a yankee flag lookalike design at the top. Give them a try if you like beef flavoured crisps as their something familiar but a done a little differently.
Roysters T Bone Steak flavour crisps were always a rare treat. I knew of just once corner shop in my neck of the woods that sold them, and if I ever had to pop into there for any reason, I'd always treat myself to a packet of these. They are a completely unique texture of crisps - bubbly, light, very crispy, and the flavour has always been strong. Oh I'm not saying that actually taste of T bone Steak - they don't! But they do have a lovely general beef crisp flavour. Better quality than a lot around. The bubbly texture of the crisp gives a lightness that is rare, without the greasiness you can often find in cheaper made crisps. Imagine my delight when my husband returned from a recent shopping trip with a MULTI-PACK of Roysters!! Along with the T-Bone steak flavour, was a chicken flavour, which I didn't enjoy as much (purely on a personal note), but to have a proper supply of these at home...I was in heaven. We devoured that multipack between us in quite a short space of time. This week, my husband has bought us another multipack! However, I am currently sat here with a bag of Roysters T-Bone Steak flavour crisps from this new multipack, and I'm disappointed. I don't think it's a dodgy bag, as yesterday's packet had the same effect on me. I've checked the sell by date, and there's at least 3 months left to go, so it isn't that. The crisps don't seem as light as usual - they are more dense and not as crispy as previous packs. Also the flavour seems to have decreased in intensity. I hope this is not a permanent change - I'm all for food products to reduce artificial flavourings, but surely they can find a way of doing this without reducing the taste? I'm not saying that's what's happened, and looking at the packet there's nothing that indicates this either. But it seems strange. I'm going to put it down to an odd multipack - maybe this batch were cut a little thicker and missed out a bit on the flavouring. I can but hope. It would be a terrible shame that finally once I've found my favourite crisps in a multipack, they change them! Fingers crossed.
T Bone steak flavour Roysters, are my Favourite crisps, but the problem is getting hold of them! They are summwhat of a rareity in most small shops and supermarkets, nevermind in pubs. Roysters are part of the KP food group, which is also reponsible for wheat crunchies, disco's, Nik Naks, and Hula Hops. The available flavours are T bone steak, and Kentucky fried chicken, and both flavours are delicious, with an awesome, strong flavour, which leaves you feeling quite fulfilled, and the bubbled texture adds to the uniqueness of the crisps. A bag of T bone steak Roysters (28g) tends to cost about 40p at one of only 2 (out of about 15) of my local shops. They can be bought in multipack form, and these are better value, but even harder to track down, I have only seen them at Morrison's supermarkets. To the relief of my wife, these are suitable for vegetarians, as she loves them too. Made with a delicious blend of both vegetable oil, and sunflower oil, the 28gm foil fresh bag contains 148 calories, and 9gm's of fat, so thats fairly average on the calorie count, especially for the awesome flavour that you are getting, but the fat content is a little bit on the high side.
Roysters are one of the forgotten gems of the KP snacks company, available in T Bone Steak and Kentucky Fried Chicken flavours to my knowledge, have not seen them in any other flavours. They are that little bit different to other crisps as they are bubbled "chips", adding to the American theme of the crisps, which is definitely confirmed by the packaging! Roysters come in 28g foil packets, packed for freshness. each packet has a large white band across the front with a blue line of white stars, underlined with several red and white stripes...seeing the theme here? Roysters itself is written in royal blue, in an American diner style font, partially joined and outlined by white and red respectively. The packet front also features a picture of 2 Roysters crisps, setting the standards for what to expect when you open the packet. The rest of the packet is burgundy, for the T Bone Steak crisps that I adore. Nutrition wise, they are as follows per 28g bag: Calories - 148 Protein - 1.5g Carbohydrate - 15.5g of which sugars - 1.1g Fat - 9g of which saturates - 1.3g Sodium - 0.2g Slightly calorific but totally worth it....I bought these Roysters as part of a 12 pack multipack for around £1.30 from Netto, 4 of which were KFC flavour. They are also available at newsagents and supermarkets individually for around the 40p mark. However, working out at about 11p per packet, itis worth buying the multipck and using them for packed lunches too! On opening the packet, I was greeted by many bubbly crisps of varying sizes. They were all generously coated with salts, powders and spices to create a mouthwateringly inviting smell on opening the packet. They are generally quite pale crisps but the smell draws you in! It has to be said that these crisps are obviously not sliced potato, they are advertised as a reformed potato snack; but then how else would you get these lovely bubbles? Roysters are extremely crunch and the flavourings on the crisp definitely have a meaty taste to them, reminiscent to that of beef crisps but with that extra something to give it that T Bone kick. I don't find them to be quite as crunchy as "proper" potato crisps, but they are nevertheless pretty crunchy and delicious. Although quite high in calories, the back of each packed recommends eating this snack as part of a healthy and balanced diet. These crisps come 100% recommended by me. they have a fantastic T Bone Steak flavour, they have a different but enjoyable texture to other snacks and they are unique in the best possible way.
Roysters are a brand of crisps that I remember from my own childhood but haven't seen for sale anywhere for years. I did spot a few reviews on Dooyoo recently and was reminded of these crisps and I was fairly sure that I used to love them. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a pack of Roysters T-Bone Steak Flavour crisps lurking at the bottom of the communal 'snack-in-a-box' we have tempting us in our office. (And no, these haven't been sitting in there since the 'eighties!) Parting with my 40p happily, I set off on my trip to memory lane.... Unfortunately, these crisps are one of those things that would be better off resigned to history and I can know understand why these aren't more widely available. The crisps feature the trademark bubbly texture that I clearly remember, although most of the bubbles on my crisps seemed to have burst which all adds to the character of the crisps. Appearance wise, these were just as I remembered but the taste of the crisps was a major disappointment. My first crisp was just totally covered with far too much flavouring that it was really overpowering and far too salty for my tastes and this didn't improve as I worked my way through the packet. These are described as being 'T-Bone Steak' flavour and I must admit that I've been vegetarian for some considerable time but they certainly didn't resemble anything that I remember T-bone steak to taste like! (They are, like most meaty 'flavour' crisps, suitable for vegetarians.) If anything, I'd liken these to the taste of Barbecue Beef flavour Hula Hoops or possibly even Beef & Onion Walkers crisps - both varieties that I'm not particularly keen on! If you're a fan of those flavours, you might enjoy those otherwise I'd recommend giving them a miss. As far as texture is concerned, these are similar to potato-based products such as Pringles or Hula Hoops rather than more traditional crisps. They don't have the moreish quality of Pringles though and I certainly couldn't have eaten any more than the one packet because they were so salty and the flavourings used were too strong. The crisps themselves left a slightly greasy, fatty aftertaste which was also a bit offputting! Ingredients: Dried potato, sunflower oil (26%), T-bone steak flavour (flavourings, salt, Monosodium Glutamate, E627, sugar, maltodextrin, dried whey, dried skimmed milk, dried yeast extract, dried onion), vegetable oil (5%), wheat starch, rice flour, emulsifier E471) In all, these crisps are probably one of those things best kept as happy memories! Some things from childhood are better off left there! I haven't seen these for sale in any major retailers (although they are now produced under the KP Snacks brand) and I wouldn't make a point of looking for them either.
I was shopping in Iceland this afternoon and came across Roysters, some crisps I hadn't eaten since I was a small boy, so I just HAD to pick some up, and to my delight, they were just as tasty as I remembered. Roysters offer three flavours that I am aware of, but the T-Bone Steak is by far the most delicious. Nutritional Information (per 28g bag): Calories = 148 Protein = 1.5g Carbohydrates = 15.5g Fat = 9g Fibre = 0.8g Sodium = 0.2g Roysters crisps are famous for having a very bubbly texture, giving them a very distinct brand identity in the same way that Real McCoy's are very distinct for their ridges. Furthermore, Roysters crisps are a little thicker than the likes of Walkers, and so provide a very satisfying crunch when you sink your teeth into them. They also have a very strong flavour - the meatiness is very pronounced when you eat the crisps, and there is also a very pleasant meaty aftertaste. The flavour may be a little too strong for some, but I thought it only enhanced what already has a very nice texture without flavouring! The crisps have a very low calorie count, but they do have a fair amount of fat in them - a little above the likes of Walkers if I recall, although they are a bit thicker than Walkers which would seem to account for this. Not to mention, they are more flavoursome than most of Walkers' BBQ-type crisps, so I consider it a price worth paying. These crisps are very difficult to find these days, but I can report that Iceland are selling multipacks at the moment, so it might be worth popping down to your local one and enjoying these whilst they're still around!
The last flavour of crisps i would normally pick off the shelf would be a beef flavour. I normally go for Worcester sauce or Pickled onion something with a bit of spice. Until Roysters T Bone Steak crisps were launched a number of years back. The flavour is amazing they dont taste like normal beef crisps nor would i say that they taste like T bone steak flavour, i would describe them as having the taste of a Sunday roast. They are brilliant, the bubbles, the amount of flavour that goes on them so so good. I think its just the whole combination, as i said before i'm not a big fan of beef crisps but my wife got me to try these and i havent looked back. They sell them in a couple of the local garages and if i stop for a snack they are always the first port of call. My wife also buys the multi pack from Morrisons which also has 6 roast chicken in it and oddly enough i have never tried the chicken flavour i just always stick to the beef. I'm also sure that when they origionaly launched these that there was a really good cream cheese and chive flavour but that might all just be in my head.
The bubbled chips actually do make them crunchier. Not much of a steak taste, you have to do the "tongue" test in order to taste the steak flavoring. Once you do that, it's a pretty good steak flavor. Some residue (at least it's dry, not oily) stays on the fingers. Would like to try some other flavors with the bubbled chips to see how they taste.