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Seabrook crisps have undergone a renaissance in northern England recently. Years ago, they used to come packed in an opaque plastic bag in a large variety of wonderful flavours, but were generally held in the same regard as other brands such as Golden Wonders; a poor cousin the the almighty Walkers brand. And then, they just seemed to... disappear.
After a welcoming relaunch, Seabrook crisps now appear to be back to stay, albeing in a limited range. They have an attractive, more professional packet design and the crisps are now foil packed for freshness. They are available singularly or in mult-packs of six in supermarkets.
As the name suggests, Seabrook crisps uses a sharp tasting sea salt in conjunction with the flavoring. These crisp also have a strong taste of cheese an onion. Although the taste is strong (perhaps too strong for some), it is also very flavoursome, delivering a satisfying hit that lasts right to the end of the pack. The flavour hit and strength reminds me of McCoys. The crisps themselves are suitibly think (but not as thick as McCoys) and satisfying.
Each pack is fairly good value, at 31.2g, giving you plenty of crisps to go at. Typically, you also receive a number of smaller crisp fragments at the bottom of the pack; not necessarily a bad thing. For me there's nothing worse than eating ten crisps of a rival brand before realising the pack is empty.
One disadvantage I find with Seabrooks crisp is on occasion you might find a black or green-ended crisp. This is typical of natural potatoes, as many will realise if you've ever peeled them. However it does mean that I like to keep an eye as I'm eating them and bin any unattractive ones. I find that this happens in about 1-in-3 packs.
If you like strong crisps, give them a try!
I first tried Seabrooks crisps in a small pub in North Wales, until this day I hadn't even heard of them. The packet says they have been around since 1945 so I'm not sure how I had missed them up to now! These crisps are made in Yorkshire and are guaranteed to be vegetarian friendly. I paid 60p for bag which seemed cheap enough for a pub bag of crisps.
I chose Cheese and Onion flavour crisps, they were the crinkle cut variety. The packet informs you that they are made with sunflower oiil and seasoned with sea salt. They are MSG free. This pack was yellow in colour, i guess to symbolise the cheese. In the centre they had the Seabrook logo.
When I opened the pack you are instantly hit by a cheesey oniony smell, the bag was full to the top of crinkle cut crisps. To taste, these were lovely, nothing like Walkers cheese and onion, these tasted more home made. They were not greasy, and as they are crinkle cut, they are nice and thick too.
Each 31.8gram bag of these contains 168 calories and 9.0grams of fat, this is considerably low compared to its rivals such as Walkers or Mc'Coys.
Other flavours in the Seabrooks range include Beef, Canadian Ham, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Tomato Ketchup, Unsalted, and Tomato Sauce. They have also just released a new hot and spicy range which has four different very fiery flavours.
I have actually now seen these crisps priced at £1 for six bags in the supermarkets, individually they are still only 24pence so are a very cheap yet very nice alternative to other brands.
I would definitely recommend these crisps. 5/5 from me!
These crisps are the ones of choice in my house when it comes to crisps, crisp sandwiches and general crisp related snacking.
They come in little packets of 31.8g and they can be found in multipacks but they can also be bought seperately. We buy these from Asda for about £1.20 for 6 packets, and then they are currently on offer for I think 3 multipacks for £3.
The thing about these is that they are really really salty, there is acctually more salt than flavourings and each packet has 0.3g (which is 0.9g per 100g). I think it is a shame that the salt overpowers the cheese and onion flavour but they do taste good together and when you do get a cheese and onion kick, it is really flavoursome and I have only found Mccoys comparable.
The crinkle cut of these crisps is really nice and it is a good texture which is another reason these are often favoured. They are also really crunchy which is good as soggy crisps are definitely a no-go! The packaging is that foil stuff too which helps to keep them fresh and the packaging is also a nice colour with a lot of useful information which is great :)
I know I said I got these from asda and I think you can get them from all big supermarkets but I find that these are generally harder to find at smaller shops like when I am just fancying something crispy for lunch and need to run to the spar or something.
They are salty but they are also delicious and a nice treat. Yes they aren't healthy but at least they come in small packets so each one will only set you back 168 calories. I still love them though and will pick them up whenever I see them or fancy crisps.
Whenever I see these crisps I just have to buy them, I normally only buy the single packets but they are also available in multipacks. The single ones are priced at 49p from most supermarkets.
The single packet 31.8g and contains in each bag:
They are quite high in calories compared to some other brands but they are very delicious, they are the size of normal products but they are crinkled and for me for some reason taste lovely.
They have been around since 1945 it says on the packet which is a long time to still be on the market, and the quality is good.
They are available in different flavours, Beefy, Canadian Ham, Cream Cheese and Chives, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Salted Sea Salt and Vinegar, Tomato Ketchup Unsalted, Pickled Onion and Worcester Sauce.
A large variety of for the different taste buds.
They are made with Sunflower oil and Sea Salt.
The packaging is comes in different colours to match the flavour, and the bag is the same size as a regular crisp packet but the amount inside this product is a little higher, hence the calorie content, as some other brands have lower amounts of calorie content.
They are best kept in a cool place.
They do have a warning on the bag which says Allergen warning contains milk so if anyone has a allergy to this ingredient it is helpful.
They are good for a lunch box and parties and picnics.
I have not tried all the flavours in this brand but my favourites are this flavour and especially the Prawn Cocktail, I would go to say the Prawn ones are my absolute favourite ones.
These are not obviously healthy but they are fabulous tasting.
I recommend them to anyone to try if you have not already done so.
This product has been around for over 60 years and the founder was Mr C Brook, so I would imagine that is where the Seabrook came from when they started making them from Sea Salt.
This product is given a 5 star rating from me because they are super.
Seabrook crisps in my book, are THE BEST crisps on the market.
Seabrook have been producing great quality crisps since 1945, and have constantly been a little bit different, and in my opinon' better' than the other numerous crisp manufacturers out there.
The name of the brand comes from the founder of the company, Mr C Brook, who pioneered the use of sea salt and sunflower oil into the brand.
The Seabrook brand 10-15 years ago, was quite unique in the way that they styled their crisps, in the 'crinckle cut' fashion.
Now I realise that the shape, or style of a crisp does not affect the taste or flavour, but I have to admit that Im really attracted to the 'crinckle factor', in both crisps and chips.. I can't put my finger on the reason why, but the crinckle really appeals to me.
I was first alerted to Seabrook crisps about 15 years ago, after my dad had suffered 2 mild(ish) heart attacks within the space of 2 years, and my mum had discovered that Seabrook crisps were a lot healthier than other brands of crisps, and so used to buy them constantly, as my dad was, and still is a fan of savoury snacks.
As times have changed, lots of other crips have jumped on the seabrook bandwagon, producing healthier, lower fat, sunflower cooked crisps.
So with that in mind, the nutrional values for Seabrook Cheese and onion crisps are as follows:
(per 31.8gm bag)
protein 2.0 gm
carbs 19.9 gm
Fat 9.0 gm of which polyunsaturates 5.0 gm ( which is the healthy part, and very good for those folk with high cholesterol)
fibre 1.3 gm
Seabrook crisps are also:
Cooked in Pure Sunflower oil
sprinckled with sea salt
Gluten and MSG-free
Lovingly cooked in Yorkshire
The crisps come in foil bag, and have generally 'white' look in terms of colouring of the bags, with a gentle hint of colouring to aid each particular flavour.
These crisps are available in most supermarkets, and are priced at approx 30p for a single pack, or 1 pound 30p for a six pack, which is pretty much in line with the walkers / KP brands.
Another big factor in my attraction to the seabrook brand is the very strong flavouring. As opposed to other brands of crisps, Seabrook really emphasize their crisps when it comes to the flavouring.
The Cheese and Onion flavour absolutely stenches of Cheese and onion, so much so that it can leave a rather stong after taste, but this is what I expect of a cheese and onion claiming flavour.
The same can be said for all the other flavours in the Seabrook brand which include:
Cream Cheese and Chives
Sea salt and Vinegar
More recently a 'Hot and Spicy' range has been introduced, which includes some unusual flavours such as 2 chilli, mustard, and wasabi!
These are great looking, and great tasting crisps, produced in the uk, and offer themselves as a huge tasty treat to the consumer. Crisps are not good for you, simple as that, but if eaten in moderation they can be a tasty addition to your diet, and Seabrook is my top choice.
For more info visit www.seabrook.com
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I don't eat Seabrook crisps that often because some of the flavours I'm not mad keen on and round here you can only get these crisps in multipacks.
The cheese and onion flavour is delish though, the over all flavour is deffo the best I've tasted and the crisps taste so yummy and fresh that I can't get enough of them once I start!
I love the crispy texture of these crisps. They're crinkle cut like Mccoys but the ridges aren't as deep so these are deffo crispy instead of being crunchy. The flavouring is strong on each crisp and the only bad point about them I reckon is the greasy feeling they leave on my fingers.
The mix of cheese and onion is perfect, the crisps are a bit salty and a bit sweet but without any of the flavours overpowering each other. I think the flavour is quite faint but it's so nice that it doesn't matter about that and actually I'm glad it's faint because it means the flavour goes proper nice with the texture of the crisps.
The cheese flavour is a bit stronger than the onion I think, but then you might get some crisps that have got a stronger onion flavour! I do love the powdery onion flavour of these crisps because it doesn't taste that much like fresh onion and is mega tasty.
The flavour of these crisps is like a cross between Mccoys and Walkers, they're not as strong as Mccoys but the sweetish onion flavour is very simlar. They had got a bit of a greasy taste but that's ok with this flavour because it makes them taste good, I don't usually go for crisps that taste greasy but the crispiness of the texture of these goes proper nice with the faint grease taste and I love it!
I don't know where this bag of Seabrook crisps came from because I found them in the cupboard today, some newsagents sell them singly but mostly they can be found in multipacks.
Well, so much can be said about something so simple as a bag of crisps, but these are quite possibly the tastiest ever. The foil fresh packaging keeps them as fresh as ever and free of moisture or from getting too dry. The sea salt and cheese and onion flavour makes your mouth water with each bite you take. I have recently bought a massive load of them at a local store near me as for some reason they were half price. I was in heaven. Theye are cookied in sunflower oil, free from MSG fats and are getting lower in salt all the time. I did used to like them in the old packaging as for some reason I particuarly did enjoy the benefit of being able to see the crips. Maybe it was this that always encouraged me to buy them. Like the donkey with a carrot dangled under its nose if you will. Getting better and cheaper every day. Love em
Seabrook crinkle cut crisps are made quite local to where I live so I find these in more of the smaller stores so I tend to find I eat these most dinner times. These are crinkle cut and are a bit like McCoy's.
These are crinkle cut so look like a little ripple on a crisp, these tend to be of high quality. The crisps bag looks like a mellow yellow, white and blue in appearance with a picture of the crisp on the outside.
£1.24 for six 31 gram bags, which equates to (53.8 per 100 grams)or around 20p per bag
About the Taste?
These are quite a rugged crisp, not quite as harsh as Mccoys can be but you tend to get this with crinkle cut crisps, they almost taste a touch harsh/hard. The cheese and onion is different to most others of the same flavour, it almost has more onion than cheese but this works for me. A fresh clean taste too. May be down to the fact they use sea salt within their ingredients
The traffic lights have at red for salt and fat, sat fat is amber and sugar is green. 530 kcal per 100 grams or 168 kcal per 31 gram bag, so not too bad I suppose
Great fresh taste, different to most cheese and onion flavours but in a good way
**********Why did I try these? *************
I have been eating Seabrook's prawn cocktail crisps for years. I love the strong prawn cocktail taste and each crisp is covered in flavouring. I think they are gorgeous and much nicer that the Walkers' alternative, so I had high expectations when I noticed that six bags of cheese and onion Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps were on offer for £1 in the pound shop.
********* Packaging *********
These crisps have been available since 1945 and the packaging reflects this, you can always tell when a bag of crisps is made by Seabrook because the logo is positioned in the centre of the packet. The packet itself looks old fashioned crisp and the packet informs the consumer that the crisps are made with sunflower oil and sea salt.
********** Are they good for you? ************
These crisps are cooked in pure sunflower oil and they are sprinkled with sea salt so they aren't the healthiest of snacks, but this is to be expected from a packet of crisps.
Nutritional information per 34.8g:
************ My thoughts ***************
When you open the crisps the strong onion smell hits you. The crisps have the usual crinkled appearance that I've come to expect from Seabrook and you get quite a lot of crisps for your money (34.8g).
Firstly, these crisps are far too salty and oniony for my taste, I expected them to be more cheesy in flavour and I was quite disappointed because although the flavour is strong, it's not as nice as the usual variety that I purchase. However they are perfectly edible and IU would recommend these if you fancy something that tastes a bit different.
I expected these crisps to be as tasty as the prawn cocktail variety, but they weren't, so I'm afraid that on this occasion I will be sticking to Walkers.
These are one of my favourite choices of crisps. They're satisfying and healthier than some of the other choices of crisps out at the moment.
In ASDA they're on a great offer, being £1.30 for a pack of 6 or 3 for £3, meaning you can choose other crisps too. We usually get seabrooks (cheese and onion), hula hoops (BBQ beef) and McCoys (either flame grilled steak or a variety pack). These three big bags last us about a month or two but if your a bigger family it probably will last about two to three weeks depending on how many there is of you and how often you eat them!
The ingredients are:
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (28%), Onion Powder, Lactose, Sea Salt, Yeast Powder, Cheese Powder, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Flavourings, Lactic Acid, Cayenne, Ground White Pepper.
They're suitable for vegetarians and contain 168 calories per bag.
They proudly state that they don't contain MSG (Monosodium glutamate), which is a food additive and the E number E621. It is found in most crisps and other fatty foods and has created health concerns if eaten in large quantities. The health concerns include an allergic reaction, enhanced asthmatic symptoms and reducing brain cells. Not something you want to eat or feed to your children!
I love the taste of most of Seabrooks but this one is my favourite. Unlike some cheese and onion flavoured things these taste like they actually have real cheese and onion on them. The only problem I have with them is the intensity of them varies. Sometimes they are really really flavoured and others I can hardly taste it.
I love these crisps, and find the crinkle cut helps keep the flavour and is a fun element. They have been cut thinly which I find particularly nice and are a really nice snack!
As far as I now the range of Seabrook Crisps have been out for years. I've recently noticed them in Asda, and the other month they were selling Multipack bags for £1 for 6 bags. Sonce I hadn't had them for ages, and also the price tempted me, I decided to get a pack. I haven't found a mixed Multipack, so I just went for the Cheese and Onion ones, as they are my favourite flavour.
The pack was the usual oblong shape and all the bags were individually packed inside. Most of the colouring was white, but there was some yellow tinges throughout as well. There was a picture of the Crisps on the front, but it just looked like a yellow blob anyway, so you don't see much.
When you open the bag you can smell a nice Oniony tang mixed in with an oily scent in my view. The bag is just over half full, and the Crisps look thin, golden and are lightly Crinkled.
When you pick these up to eat I think you can feel the grain of the flavouring on the Crisp ever so slightly. They do feel a little greasy, and when you eat these although you get the nice Cheese and Onion taste, I think you can taste the Sunflower oil as well. The Cheese isn't an overwhelming taste, it is more a lighter subtle Cheese with a hint of Onion as well. Not as strong and obvious as Walkers Crisps, but nice in a more delicate flavoured way. They taste quite Salty as well, but I think overall the taste, texture and flavouring of these is very nice.
Nice, light, crispy Crisps, but I wouldn't mind if I couldn't taste the Oil as much!
Loving my crisps the way I do when I saw these that I hadn't seen before I couldn't wait to give them a try!
Light and dark yellow foil bag and on the front I'm told they are Cheese & Onion Flavour Crinkle Cut Seabrook Potato Crisps 'Est since 1945' and that they are made with sunflower oil and sea salt and are msg free and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the back of the packet tells me a bit about the Seabrook brand, other flavours available in the range, a full nutritional table is shown, ingredients are listed as is allergy advice, size is stated (in this case it's 31.8g) and contact details for Seabrook are given. Nice enough packet it is!
A Bit About The Crisps:
For over 60 years, true to our founder Mr C Brook, we've made crisps with lipsmacking flavours. We pioneered the use of sea salt and sunflower oil.
Why choose Seabrook Crisps?:
Cooked in pure sunflower oil
Sprinkled with sea salt
Gluten & msg free
Lovingly cooked in Yorkshire
Well once you open the bag your met with a lovely smell of cheese and onion! The crisps are light and crispy looking and quite thin and a light golden colour.
Taste wise...well be sure you like salt and plenty of it because boy are these are really salty, however I like salty crisps and find that this salt is well ground into the potato and pops the taste of potato right out of the crisps. So along with the taste of potato and salt you also get a taste of cheddar cheese and onion which is simply lovely in my opinion. These are light and crispy and not at all greasy. I think they're great and that they are real quality and I like the way I can taste all the flavours of the ingredients and nothing gets overpowered! Very nice crisps Mr C Brook! These are really very tasty!
Nutritional information Per Packet:
Available in most good supermarkets etc costing about 42p a bag and available in multibags!