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Sainsbury's Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Crisps

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      15.04.2013 14:50



      Overpriced health hazard without any pleasure in exchange

      Trying these ships was like sticking my tong into the salt jar. That's not only unpleasant but I was feeling like I was committing an attack against my own body!
      But even worse, a couple of days later and my mouth still hurts!!!
      I don't know what they've put in them, but it attacked my palate, gums and tongue. They're still sore. I don't get that effect from just vinegar, it was surely some chemical substance to "enhance" the effect. Well, it enhanced it so much now I can't drink tea without going "ouch!".
      I can't express how disappointed I am at Sainsbury's, as I used to consider them quite high in the quality range. These chips aren't the cheapest either. I had to throw the rest of the package away. That was poundshop quality.
      Oh and I haven't even mentioned the greaseness! That's just because compared with the other disasters, I couldn't care about all that grease lol


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      09.06.2010 08:36
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      Tangy Crisps From Sainsburys

      I'd seen these crisps in Sainburys before but had never actually bought any. Last week whilst I was shopping I finally decided to give them a try.


      The packet for this flavour is predominantly blue with the Sainsburys Taste The Difference logo on the front, along with the flavour and statements that these crisps cooked in sunflower oil and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Turning the packet over the ingredients are listed, along with the allergy information, nutritional information and contact details for Sainsburys. For more information you can visit their website at:-


      Nutritional Information per 1/3 of a pack (50g) {per 100g in brackets}

      Energy kJ: 968kJ {1936kJ}
      kcal: 231kcal {463kcal}
      Protein: 3.3g {6.5g}
      Carbohydrate: 26.6g {53.2g}
      of which sugars: 0.6g {1.2g}
      of which starch: 26.0g {52.0g}
      Fat: 12.5g {24.9g}
      (of which saturates): 1.7g {3.3g}
      (mono-unsaturates): 3.4g {6.8g}
      (polyunsaturates): 7.4g {14.8g}
      Fibre: 2.9g {5.8g}
      Salt: 1.11g {2.23g}
      of which sodium: 0.45g {0.89g}


      Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt and West Country Cider Vinegar Flavour, (Sea Salt, Maltodextrin, Cider Vinegar Powder, Sugar, Malt Vinegar Powder (from barley), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Yeast Extract).

      Allergy advice:

      This product contains barley gluten


      I paid £1.25 for a pack of these at Sainsburys.

      Taste & Opinion:

      To be honest, salt 'n' vinegar is probably one of my favourite crisps flavours. I've tried a few brands before which have used sea salt but never any that have had cider vinegar flavour. I'm quite intrigued to find out what the cider vinegar tastes like and, as I prefer cider to beer, lager or Guinness I'm hopeful that these are going to have a good taste.

      On opening the packet I was confronted with a slightly salty potatoey smell and a big pile of crisps that felt slightly greasy to the touch. The crisps themselves are a sort of a golden yellow colour and are thicker than the crisps you'd find in a Pringles tube or in a Walkers packet. They feel quite smooth and they're not the sort of crisps that might snap if you were to put them in a dip like some of the other brands would. In fact they look almost identical to the Red Sky crisps that I reviewed a while back on here.

      Tastewise, these are probably one of the most flavoursome crisps I've ever tasted. The cider vinegar gives them a real tang and whilst I'm not convinced that you can really taste any cider it's obvious that the vinegar taste has had something else added it give it that extra tangy bite. They are however, fairly bad on the salt side so you'll find yourself feeling a little thirsty once you've eaten a few of these.

      They're thicker and crunchier than most crisps so are probably not suitable for anyone with "eating issues" who can only consume soft food. Definitely not something to be eaten if you have sensitive gums or your mouth is just recovering after a trip to the dentists!

      Your hands will also feel slightly greasy once you've handled a few of these so you may feel the need to wash or wipe them with something after eating them.

      In terms of fat content these aren't brilliant, containing almost 25% fat, but they're a fair way below things like Nik Naks, Frisps and the standard Walkers flavours. One whole packet will provide you with 3.33g of salt which is just over half of your Recommended Daily Amount of 6g so they're not brilliant on the salt from at all.

      Having tried these, I'd happily buy them again purely because they do taste different to many of the other flavours I've tried. If you're thinking of trying them too then make sure you're somewhere where you can get something to drink because, as I said, they do leave you feeling quite thirsty.

      Crisps ranked in order of fat content:

      01) Golden Wonder Nik Naks (Rib 'n' Saucy Flavour): 38.3%
      02) Frisps (Ready Salted Flavour): 35.1%
      03) Walker (Ready Salted): 34.1%
      04) Frisps (Cheese 'n' Onion Flavour): 34.0%
      05) Frisps (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 33.9%

      06) Walkers (Salt and Vinegar Flavour): 33.1%
      07=) Walkers (Cheese and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
      07=) Walkers (Steak and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
      09=) Walkers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 32.7%
      09=) Walkers (Roast Chicken Flavour): 32.7%

      09=) Walkers (Worcester Sauce Flavour): 32.7%
      12=) Walkers (BBQ Rib): 32.6%
      12=) Walkers (Smoky Bacon Flavour): 32.6%
      14=) Pringles Extreme (Smokin' Ribs Flavour): 32.0%
      14=) Pringles (Hot & Spicy Flavour): 32.0%

      16) Quavers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 31.0%
      17) McCoys (Flame Grilled Steak Flavour): 30.7%
      18) McCoys (Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour): 30.6%
      19) McCoys (Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour): 30.3%
      20=) Quavers (Cheese Flavour): 30.0%

      20=) Quavers (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 30/0%
      22) KP Discos (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 29.6%
      23) KP Skips (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 29.5%
      24) Hula Hoops (Roast Chicken Flavour): 28.6g
      25) Hula Hoops (Barbecue Beef Flavour): 28.5g

      26 Hula Hoops (Original Flavour): 28.4g
      27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Crispy Bacon flavour): 25.1%
      27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Worcester Sauce flavour): 25.1%
      29=) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Spicy Tomato flavour): 25.0%
      29=) Monster Munch (Pickled Onion Flavour): 25.0%

      31) Sainsbury's Taste The Difference (Sea Salt And Cider Vinegar flavour): 24.9%
      32=) Smith's Chipsticks: 23.0%
      33=) Smith's Frazzles: 23.0%
      34) Space Raiders: 22.8%
      35) Red Sky (Anglesey Sea Salt flavour): 21.8%

      36) Red Sky (West Country Bacon & Cream Cheese flavour): 20.9%
      37) Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies (20.6%)
      38) Walkers Squares (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 18.0%
      39) Walkers French Fries (Ready Salted / Cheese and Onion / Salt and Vinegar flavours): 16.0%
      40) Walker Baked (Sour Cream and Chive flavour): 8.7%

      41) Walkers Baked (Bacon and Cheddar flavour): 8.5%
      42) Walkers Baked (Cheese and Onion flavour): 8.3%
      43) Walkers Baked (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 8.1%
      44) Ryvita Limbos (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 1.9%


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