“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
I had never actually heard of this brand of Crisps before until my mum gave me a packet of them when I as in Somerset. Then a few weeks ago I was in a local Newsagent and I noticed them on the shelf. To be honest, I do wonder ho many of these Crisps get sold and how popular are they? Considering there are the popular brands such as Walkers etc making various Crisps. However, what I have discovered is that these Crisps (In my view) are very similar to Walkers Crinkles.
For the purposes of this review I am focusing on Seabrook Cream Cheese & Chive flavour ( Crinkle Cut )
Other varieties include Beefy, Canadian Cheese & Ham, Cheese & Onion, Picked Onion, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Smokey Bacon, Tomato Ketchup and Worcester Sauce.
I have just been looking at the back of the packet and it states that Seabrook Crisps were founded over 60 years ago!! By Mr C. Brooke. I cannot believe that they have been around for all these years and I have never noticed them up until a couple of months ago!
However, it may be the case that they have not been all that widely available here in the South of England; as they are 'distributed widely in the North of England'
Seabrooks motto is 'Once tasted loved forever' and I have to admit they are pretty good. This Cream Cheese & Chives flavour is delicious and the crisps themselves are quite light but crunchy too. They are fairly thin, unlike usual crinkle cut crisps. I will no be on the lookout for some of the other flavours to see what they taste like!
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (28%), Whey powder (contains Milk), Onion powder, Sea salt, Sugar, Garlic powder, Citric acid, Herbs, Flavourings, Lactic acid
Seabrook Crisps are available at Asda.
This is a nice, crispy potato snack with a delicious flavour! I can't wait to try the other flavours!
Its 4 Dooyoo stars from me.
Seabrook is a brand of crisps that I wasn't very familiar with until recently. I'm not really sure if they are hard to find in newsagents and supermarkets or whether I just haven't really noticd them before. I picked a bag of six packets up in the bargain shop for just £1 so I wasn't really expecting too much in terms of quality and flavour.
Seabrook was founded by Mr. C Brook over 60 years ago, I was surprised to discover, and the brand has been going strong now for over 60 years.
The packaging is nothing really to write home about. It doesn't really compete too well with the snazzy packaging of other popular brands such as Walkers but it certainly isn't unpleasant. To me, the packaging does look quite traditional, which offers the consumer a sense of quality and implies this is a well established brand.
I chose the Beefy flavour although they are available in various other flavours. The crisps are crinkle cut. I've never really been a big fan of crinkle cut crisps as I have always found them a little too hard, but that isn't really a problem with these. They are very easy to chew and with just the right amount of flavouring, these are not a bad packet of crisps at all. Each bag contains 31.8g of product which is a little more than an average bag and 168 calories so they're not too bad on that front either.
Other flavours include: Canadian Ham, Cheese & Onion, Cream Cheese & Chives, Perfectly unsalted, Pickled Onion, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Smokey Bacon, Tomato Ketchup and Worcester Sauce. They are also available in various spicy flavours.
Overall these make for a very tasty snack indeed and I will definitely be trying out some of the other flavours.
Ingredients: Potatoes, Sunflower oil (28%), Yeast extract, Wheat flour, Onion powder, Sea salt, Lactose, Flavourings.
Allergen Warning: Contains gluten and milk.
For more information: www.seabrookcrisps.com
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I have recently rediscovered Seabrooks Crisps !!!
Whilst out on a luchtime mission to the shop I found myself n a quaint "corner shop" where the only crisps that were sold were Seabrooks !
I bought a pack ... Prawn Cocktail.
Now, I could tell you all about Seabrooks and how they have been making crisps in their Bradford factory since 1945 ... but I'm not going to !
I could maybe tell you that Seabrooks crips contain no GSM or MSG as they use only the finest ingredients such as sunflower oil and sea salt ... but that's all a little too technical for someone who has only recently started reviewing again ;)
What I can tell you is that they tasted WONDERFFUL !!!
I opened the packet back at the office and was almost instantly taken back to my childhood ... they just so different to the many of the existing brands of crisps I eat. They tasted fresher, crunchier and so much more flavoursome !!!
It was at that point that I had a flood of childhood memories. I remembered going on school trips and opening up my packed lunch to find a pack of Seabrooks squashed up against my sandwiches. I remember being behind the bar at the pub my grandma worked in and being allowed to sneak a pack of Seabrooks upstais for a midnight feast ...
And, here's the really weird thing, I have absolutely no idea why I have not had any Seabrooks crisps since the 1980s ... it's not as if they are hard to find is it. Infact since I had that pack of Prawn Cocktail Seabrooks last week I have seen them everywhere ... they even do maxi bags these days with all new spicy flavours !!!
All I can say is that I am so pleased that the small corner shop I visited during my lunchbreak last week had decided to only sell one kind of crisp ... SEABROOKS.
That pack of Prawn Cocktail crisps has reconnected me with my childhood ... and I have rediscovered why I loved them so much as a child. They are now my favourite kind of crisps once again ... I can't wait to try them all ... the cheese and onion ones, the worcester sauce ones, the just sea salted ones and of course the packled onion flavour. There are so many new flavours out there to tempt us these days and there are also many "cinkle cut" pretenders on the supermarket shelves ... but the original crinklecut crisp is still around today and it can be found in a Seabrooks bag !!!
Long live Seabrooks Crisps ...
I promise you that I will never abandon you again ;)
For most, Walkers crisps are the best. They are the most popular brand, but I much prefer Seabrook. Being founded in Bradford they have been going strong for 60 years now, having only finding themselves in the south a few years ago. It is safe to say that Seabrook is very much a Yorkshire brand. I found it quite amusing that the reason for the brand name was because when Mr C Brook had signage made for his fish and chip shop the signwriter made a huge error, instead writing 'Seabrook' instead of 'C Brook'.
Seabrook sell a wide range of different flavours of crisps. My personal favourite are canadian Ham, but they do all the traditinal flavours and a few more obscure ones aswell including tomato ketchup! In addition to the regular packs of crinkle cut crisps, they have a range of hot and spicy crisps including wasabi, mustard and 2 chilli.
I find Seabrook crisps have a much more subtle flavour than Walkers and most other brands of crisps, maybe because all their crisps are GM and MSG free. I also think Seabrook crisps have much more crunch to them. This is perhaps something to do with the fact they are crinkle cut, or maybe the way they are cut. The crisps are never greasy and they have such a wide variety of flavours to satisfy every preference. The only downside I can see is that for those South of the pennines, Seabrook arent such a well known brand and dont generally stock many Seabrook lines - if any. However, there is a seabrook website and you can purchase their crisps in packs of 48, so no excuses!
I like to have a packet of crisps in my packed lunch for work now and again, I usually look for whatever is on offer as I am not too fussy about what brand i buy as i will eat anything from Asda value crisps to Kettle chips, but as soon as I see Seabrooks crisps I just have to buy them weather they are on offer or not!
What are they?
Seabrooks are a brand of crinkle cut crisps available in standard 31.8g bags and 6 x 31.8g multi packs, the following flavours are available: Beefy, Cheese & Onion, Pickled Onion, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Smoky Bacon, Canadian Ham, Cream Cheese & Chive, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Salted, Tomato Ketchup, Worcester Sauce and Unsalted, all varieties are made using sunflower oil, sea salt and are MSG free.
It's dificult to describe the packaging as the colour varies depending on the flavour but all are foil packed and have a Seabrooks red/Orange and blue logo on the front of the pack as pictured above this review.
I will talk about the packet of Seabrook Beefy crisps I had yesterday, as soon as you open them the rich, fresh aroma of the beefy crisps hits you but not to over powering, the crisps are all quite large and well crinkled and I have never had more then the odd over-cooked one in a pack, these crisps are lighter in colour and weight then that other famous ridged crisp the McCoy, and they are a lot lighter bite, they crunch easy and don't stab and scrape the roof of your mouth like some tougher crisps.
As for the flavour you just cant fault it, beef is a strong flavour in most brands of crisps and can sometimes be a bit to strong but as with all the flavours of Seabrooks I have tried thay have a nice rich flavour without overdoing it, after the crunch the crisp just melts in your mouth letting all the flavour out.
The perfect crisp with the perfect crunch and just the right amount of flavour, I recommend you give them a try.
Bring back the Spring Onion! this was the first flavour I ever tried of Seabrooks crisps and now it has disappeared, there is a page on Seabrooks web site were you can vote to bring back old flavours including Sweet Corn, Fish & Chips and Roast Garlic! but no sign of spring onion, does anyone els remember trying Seabrooks Spring Onion?
Seabrooks also have a premium Hot & Spicy range Available in 53.7g grab-bags and large 113.4g bags in the following flavours: Mustard, Wasabi, Oriental and 2 Chilli.
I have read that Seabrooks crisps are not available nationwide, however I can only confirm I live in the north east and have no trouble at all finding this brand in local shops and big supermarkets, I hope you can find a stockist near you.
The standard 31.8g bags are around 30p - 45p depending were you get them from and a multi pack (6 x 31.8g) cost around £1.30 from the supermarket.
Seabrooks have a good web site with lots of info about the brand and you can buy the crisps online although the P+P is rather high at £5 for the first box then £2 for further boxes.
nutrient per 100g
Energy kCal 547 kCal
of which sugars 0.9 g
Fat 35.8 g
of which saturates 14.6 g
Salt (based on Sodium) 1.9 g
This works out at around 182 calories in an 31.8g packet.
Cooked in pure sunflower oil
Sprinkled with sea salt
Gluten & MSG free
Lovingly cooked in Yorkshire!
When it comes to crisps I usually buy whatever has the best deal on it so I always hope some of my favourites are on offer. Lucky for me the other day Tesco had two 6 packs of the 'Beefy' Seabrooks flavour for about 60p each when you buy two. These crisps might not get all the attention that Walker's get but maybe they should because unlike Walkers crisps these crisps don't have to leave you out of pocket.
These crisps are essentially what you get when you combine a Walkers crisp with a McCoys crisp. These crisps are about the same thickness as a Walkers crisp but crinkled in a similar fashion to the likes of McCoys. The crisps come in all the common flavours such as 'Ready Salted', 'Cheese & Onion', 'Salt & Vinegar', 'Prawn Cocktail' and 'Beefy'. One of the things that makes these crisps special in my opinion is the fact that they also do some more unusual flavours however these can be a little more difficult to find. My favourite of these more unusual flavours is 'Canadian Ham'. I'd definitely recommend this flavour. It's been a favourite of mine for the best part of a decade. It really is unique and something special. I guess the nearest flavour I can really liken it to is a kind of BBQ Beef. Try it and you'll know what I mean.
These crisps are often available in bars and in most supermarkets. I know they are definitely available in Tesco and I believe Morrisons have them too.
In terms of ratings for these crisps I've given them a 4 overall. These crisps are a good all-rounder with some very carefully thought out flavours at a fair price. Unfortunately these crisps aren't always the easiest to find, especially in the more exotic flavours. This is the reason I have docked one point from the overall rating. I would definitely recommend you give these crisps a go. I firmly believe these crisps could hold there own against the likes of Walkers at the same price but when they're cheaper you've got no excuses. Get out there and try them!
Seabrook crisps are just great! They've been around for years, they still taste as great as ever and they aren't overpriced.
I've been tucking into these since I was a child and although there are many other brands of crisps I love I have to say that these must beat other crisps hands down when it comes to the flavour. They are just so strong tasting! The salt & vinegar ones are incredibly tangy and the beefy ones are just smothered in strong beefy bovril-like flavour! Some people may not like such a strong flavour but personally I find it much nicer than ones that taste of not much. They are also very nice and crunchy and for some reason the crinkle cut bit seems to make them even nicer! They are always lovely and fresh tasting and you never seem to get those horrid black or green bits on the crisps like you can with other brands. They really do seem to be of good quality.
As well as the fact that they are just so flavoursome - unlike some crisps which barely taste of anything - there are so many different varieties. The only slight problem with these is that they are not as widely sold as other brands of crisps, such as Walkers, and so you don't come across them as often. On the other hand, this means that when you do find them it is all the more exciting! Supermarkets have started selling them more recently in multi packs, many only have 6 packs of all the same flavour but you can sometimes get mixed flavour multi packs.
On an additional note, for anyone who hasn't, I urge you to go to the Seabrook website where you can actually order big boxes full of these lovely crisps but more importantly there is a little interactive shopkeeper who reads out the flavours in a funny voice similar to Ronnie Barker's character in 'Open All Hours' which makes me laugh every time! It might just be me, but I find it amusing anyway!
Seabrook crisps are manufactured under 'Seabrook potato crisps Ltd' located in Bradford. They have been making crisps since 1945. Seabrook crisps were formerly sold in clear plastic packaging, so that customers could see exactly what they were buying, although they are now sold in foil packaging. I think the crisps taste a lot fresher now.
The crisps are sold in most shops, retailing for about 30 pence and upwards for a 31.8g packet. Multi-packs are available from larger shops, where you'll pay between £1 and £1.50 for a packet of six. They are excellent value for money and they taste fantastic. One negative with the multi-packs is that I only ever see them containing one flavour-it would be better if they contained an assortment of flavours.
Seabrook crisps have a unique taste and are available in a large range of flavours. Some of the flavours are ones which you would never associate with being a type of crisp-like Tomato ketchup and Worcester sauce. I'm not keen on their beef crisps, as I find the flavour too overpowering, although this is a personal opinion. My favourite flavour is Prawn Cocktail. It's extremely flavoursome, tangy and leaves a tingle in your mouth so you want more. They also offer a hot and spicy range-so there really is a flavour for everyone. Normally I don't eat ready salted crisps-but Seabrooks taste so fresh that I don't mind eating theirs.
Their crisps are made from the finest potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt. They cut out all the badness such as GSM and MSG, and are a lot healthier than the majority of crisps on the market-particularly the ready salted flavour.
I have never really heard of this brand of crisps, until my friend gave me them one day at lunchtime. The packets look quite small, but they do have a lot of crisps inside, unlike other brands (walkers.)
I have just checked asda's website and it says that 6 bags costs £1.20, which is pretty good for 6 bags of crisps.
The flavour I was given was actually tomato ketchup flavour, to be honest I didn't realise they were that flavour until I looked at the packet, but the actual taste reminded me of Walkers Worcester sauce flavour. I did not at all think that they tasted like ketchup, but the taste was nice. (If that makes sense).
The crisps themselves are crinkle cut, and this particular flavour had what looked like the flavour powdering all over them, so I expected them to be a bit tastier, but they were still quite pleasant. They had a good crunch to them, and it was nice to have something a bit different to a plain old crisp.
The only downside to this particular flavour was that the coating stuff got all over my fingers and left them a bit greasy, but nothing a quick wash wouldn't sort out.
I have never really considered tomato ketchup as a flavour, but I would eat these again. They were quite pleasant. I have never really seen this brand of crisps either but would definitely consider them in the future.
I don't know if its just me but I really struggle to find these for sale anywhere at the moment and that is a huge shame.
Just thinking about seabrook crisps is making my mouth water as they are the tastiest crisps I have ever had. The flavour is rich and true to life - they actually taste the flavour they say they are - and the flavour is on every crisp. Opening the packet, the wonderful aroma hits you and you suddenly realise you are more hungry than you thought you were and yet they are so wonderfully flavoured and satisfying that one bag is usually enough. Its not that you dont want to eat another bag, its that you dont 'need' to and that for me is very different to most other brands where one bag just makes me want to have more and more.
If I could find a local source of these crisps I would buy them and no others, they really are excellent crisps.
I popped into Asda yesterday to get some groceries and while i was there I decided to be really organised and get something for lunch for today as I was in the office. I always end up buying off the trolley that comes around selling rolls and crisps but to be honest they are quite pricey and not very tasty.
I bought myself a baguette and just as I was about to walk away I noticed there was a stack of boxes with different flavours of seabrook crisps. Now I must admit when I saw these a wave of excitement passed through me. As I used to love these crisps years ago. But hadnt seen them or thought of them for a number of years. But one glance at the salt and vinegar flavour variety and two bags were in my trolley a bit sharpish.
As soon as I got home and unpacked the shopping I sat in silence and opened the packet. The distinctive, strong scent of salt and vinegar lifted from the packet and filled my nostrils. Making my mouth water.
The packet is 31.8g in weight. The bag is mostly white in colour with a red sea brook logo on the front. At the top and bottom edges of the bag there is blue edging and this is where the salt and vinegar flavour is written. On the back of the packet there is a good deal of information regarding nutritional values, allergy advice, ingredients and other flavours in the seabrook range.
I do think the packaging of these crisps offers a more attractive alternative than your average bag of salt and vinegar. The bag always seems to remind me of the seaside. Maybe its because its bright and a little bit quirky compared to other crisp making brands.
When sampling one of these delights I was exceptionally pleased. The strong salt and vinegar flavour on the crisps is so delicious. The ridges of the crisps are the best bit as its in these ridges that alot of the intense salt and vinegar flavour waits for your discovery.
The pack is quite full of these crisps, which i found satisfying. There is nothing worse than opening a packet and looking in, to discover that there about five crisps in the bottom of the bag and the rest is air.
These are not like that at all and there was a very good portion of crisps to be had.
Another thing I found great was the size of the crisps. There are no scabby little scrappy ones in this packet. These crisps are nice and big. I found that nearly all of the crisps took more than one bite to devour them.
I am delighted to report, that seabrook crisps are as gorgeous as I remember them from years gone by. They offer a more taste busting experience than any other variety of crisps. The strong flavour of salt and vinegar is so delicious and strong that you may find that your tongue may be a little sore after eating these crisps. But they are well worth this small sacrifice.
Another slightly downside to these crisps, is that they are really quite high in calories compared to other crisp packets on the market. A pack of these will set you back a whopping 165 calories which is made wose by the fact that it is accompanied by a hefty 8.9g of fat.
In reflection I would say that these crisps are the daddy of the crisp world. The intense flavour of these crisps blows all competitors out of the water. If these crisps were in the flavour olympics they would win gold medal hands down. However due to the high nutritional values, I would suggest that these crisps only be consumed as a treat and not as a daily regime.
I love these crisps and i am so glad we have been reunited after all this time. But alas this relationship just cant go on. Your just not good for me. your a bad boy of the crisp world!!! but like with all bad boys i cant resist!! so the occasional date will have to do .
I love Walkers crisps, but sometimes I just want something a bit different. Until I moved to England, I don't think I'd ever had Seabrook crisps, but once I found them I really started to like them. I don't see them sold everywhere, but I do always see them in Asda.
In 1939, a man called Mr C. Brook was going to open his own fish and chip shop, however when the signage for his shop came back they had made a critical spelling error which made his name Seabrook. He embraced the idea rather than disliking it and then he and his son came across the idea of doing this as a crisp company. Ever since this brainstorm, the crisps have been popular in the North for over 60 years and have only very recently started to get a name down South. The crisps are well known for their crinkle and their crunch.
The crisps are cooked in sunflower oil; the crisps I am eating today are the Canadian Ham flavour. They come in a 31.8g bag which is an unusual measurement but it seems to be just enough. Per packet, there are 169 calories and there are 9.0g of fat, 0.6g of salt, 0.8g of sugar and 1.0g of saturates. In the ingredients the allergy warning is that they contain gluten for any sufferers.
In the range, there are the other flavours which are : Beefy, Cheese & Onion, Cream Cheese & Chives, Prawn Cocktail, Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Tomato Ketchup, Unsalted, Worcester Sauce and now there is also a new Hot & Spicy range which I have yet to try.
The crisps have a very distinct look to their packaging; they come in a white packet with the Seabrook logo placed on a disc shape on the front. They then state the flavour on the top fitting in with the flavour colour scheme which for the Ham is a muted pink. The nutritional facts are on the front as are how they are cooked. On the reverse is a short story about the history as well as other flavour information and company contact details in case any complaints need to be made.
The crisps themselves are very light potato crisps not like any others out there. They seem lightly fried but still have a nice hint of flavouring to them and are not too heavy to eat. The crisps have a slight crinkle to them and have a rich potato taste which makes them addictive. The amount in the packet is just enough for a snack and on the ham flavour they really capture the smoky essence to the ham without it being too overpowering.
I have tried the other flavours in the range, well the Worcester Sauce and Prawn Cocktail and the Sea Salted, ok so actually quite a few but I like not sticking to the same flavour and getting a real taste for the brand. I have no faults with any flavour, all seem very accurate to what they are meant to be and just have the right amount of flavour without it being too much.
I try to buy Seabrook's when I can but am not always in Asda where as I said previously, seem to see them the most. I bought a few individual packets the other day which were only about 25p which was really cheap. They do sell multipacks of these as well on some of the flavours which cost £1 currently at Tesco on offer reduced by their original price of £1.24. Asda also have an offer on at the minute £3 for 3 multipacks which is pretty much making them the same price as at Tesco but they have more flavours.
These crisps are nice just to have on a break or if you are slightly hungry. If you want more information on them and their range you can go to http://www.seabrookcrisps.com/ the website isn't the easiest to navigate but if you follow the signs on it, they start to make sense on where everything is.
== Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps ==
== Introduction ==
If you don't live in the North of England you may not have heard of these crisps, been a Northern company, and been primarily sold in the North of England, they are much more popular here than down South.
Seabrook was founded in 1949 in the small Northern town of Allerton, Bradford, by a man called Charles Brookes. The origin of the name Seabrook is quite interesting, and apparently came from an error in a photo processing shop when an employee instead of writing C. Brookes on the film, instead accidentally wrote Seabrook, and the name stuck becoming the name of the crisp making company.
Since opening its doors in 1949, it has barely changed since, apart from moving sites to a larger factory in 1979 to Princeville, Bradford, and becoming a bigger and more established company.
Seabrook are known for making "strange" flavoured crisps (Indian Tandoori, Mexican Chilli, Wasabi) along with the more conventional flavours (Salt and Vinegar, Ready Salted, Unsalted and Cheese and Onion). Although only really available in the North, Seabrook do offer a mail order service where you can choose boxes of 48 bags of crisps in any mix of flavours which they deliver all over the country.
All in all Seabrook is a small company, but make delicious crisps!
== Packaging ==
The crisps are in a foil packet (like Walkers and the likes), the bags are white with a corresponding colour to flavour (blue for Salt and Vinegar, Yellow for Cheese and Onion, Red for Ready Salted), at the top and bottom, and with the name of the flavour in large letters at the top of the page, and the traditional Seabrook logo in the middle of the bag.
These bags only recently came out, previously the bags were transparent, and you could see the crisps through the bag, but it soon came out that foil crisp bags made the crisps much fresher and kept them that way for longer.
The packaging I feel is much better now, and much more attractive to a potential buyer, the bags have a "fun" look to them, rather than looking boring and plain like the Walker's bags do, they look modern and quite stylish now!
The bags come in 31.8g individual bags, and also in larger "sharer" bags of 190g and also 113g, as well. As well as 6 pack bags!
== Taste ==
Seabrook are one of my favourite crisps, they all have a gorgeous and strong taste which is always very tasty and pleasant, and always tastes like what it is supposed to taste like.
My favourite is the Salt and Vinegar and Wasabi flavours. They have such strong tastes to them, and lots of flavour all over them but without been too salty and stingy on your lips!
(Though the Wasabi ones are pretty hot and spicy and do sting a bit!!)
All in all the taste of all Seabrook's I have tried are all lovely, there are no "weak" flavours, and unlike most cheap crisps, they don't dash a tiny amount of flavour on the crisps so you can barely taste it! This is something which I love about these crisps, and is something which makes me keep on coming back to buy them.
The crisps never have that burned taste which I find a lot of other crisps have, even Walker's sometimes have that taste like the crisps have been left in the oil for too long, I find this with cheap crisps like Asda own brand, and although it doesn't really bother me when I am eating them, when I am comparing them to these crisps!
Some of the flavours available from Seabrook are:
* Ready Salted
* Cheese & Onion
* Salt &Vinegar
* Tomato Ketchup
* Canadian Ham
* Worcester Sauce
* Cream Cheese & Chives
* Prawn Cocktail
* Pickled Onion
* Smokey Bacon
* 2 Chilli
These come as individual bags or as part of multi packs. The multi packs come in the 3 basic flavours (S&V, Ready Salted, C&O), then in other packs such as Beefy, Canadian Ham and Smokey Bacon.
Unlike Walker's, there are no big boxes of crisps available in the shops, but these can be bought off their website (which can be bought on credit after going through some small credit checks), or bought on a pay as you buy basis.
== Price and Availability ==
Seabrook crisps are relatively cheap, and whenever I buy them as individual bags, they cost me around 25p, which is around half the price of Walkers.
But, the price of 6 bag multi pack in the popular super markets are as follows;
Asda: £1.25 (or 3 packs for £3)
All in all they are around the same price in a multi pack as Walkers, which are around £1.28, so it is more about the difference in taste than the difference in price which makes me buy them over Walkers!
== Nutrition ==
No crisps are particularly healthy, but here is the nutritional information for those who want to know! (This is based on a bag of Salt and Vinegar)
These values are per 31.8g bag
Of which saturates: 1g
The ingredients are:
Potatoes, sunflower oil, wheat flour, acidity regulator.
The allergy advice is that the product contains Gluten.
== In Conclusion ==
I love these crinkly little crisps, they have bounds of flavour which tingles on your tongue and sticks around in your mouth even after you have finished the crisps! I have munched these crisps since I was a child, and I still buy them now! They're very yummy and crunchy, and there is a flavour out there for everyone!
As I said my favourite is the Salt and Vinegar flavour, which has a lot of vinegary flavour to it and uses sea salt which makes all the difference with the taste!
These crisps are excellent value for money and are absolutely gorgeous! A must for every crisp lover!
Seabrooks Crisps are made in Bradford and are apparently much more popular in the north than the south. The company was founded between 1945-1949 by a man named Charles Brook. The name arose due to an error leading upto production when Searooks crisps was written instead of the intended C.Brooks, since then the name has always stuck.
I have only ever tried the Sea Salt variety, this seems to be one of the few flavours available to those who dont want to order them off the internet (a minimum order of 48 packs is required). If you do venture onto the net you will find a plethora of flavours, Mexican Chilli, Indian tandoori and a Hot range including the one flavour i really wanna try, Habanero.
The Crisps themselves are slightly yellower than other brands (although not hugely so), they are crinkle cut but are much thinner than the king of the crinkle 'McCoys'. Also they are more curled over than McCoys.
The packet is white with a few red markings on the front (I think the colour changes for each flavour as you'd expect). Each pack weighs a rather specific 31.8g so you get a good amount of crisp in there.
I always like these crisps when i do get them but theres something i cant quite put my finger on that sometimes stops me buying them. My brother finds them very greasy although i myself do not.
Try a pack for yourself and see if you can pin point what it is that takes a few points off these crisps.
Overall i think i would reccomend them but there is something that stops them being five star.
Given a choice between sweet and savory then I will choose sweet everytime. I love my chocolate but when it comes to crisps I can take them or leave them, I don't actually eat a lot of crisps and will buy them for my husband and occassionally have the odd bag.
I usually buy Walkers as I think they are the best crisps you can buy but when I was in Tesco recently they had 2 multipacks for £2. So at a £1 per 6 pack I bought 1 pack of Sea Salt and Vinegar and 1 pack of Sea Salted. I have since tried both flavours and think they are really nice, nicer than Walkers in fact.
Seabrooks are famous for being crinkle cut potato crisps and for me personally I remember them as the crisps they used to sell in pubs. In the multipack you get 6 bags and they weigh 31.8g. This is actually a full sized bag which is great as with most multipack bags you only get a smaller version. They sell many different flavours and with all crisps the colour of the packet indicates what flavour you are eating.
Seabrooks have being making crisps since 1945 and pioneered the use of sea salt and sunflower oil. On the packet it actually lists all the flavours Seabrook has created and there is a lot, you can check it out on www.seabrookcrisps.com.
The crisps are made with selective ingredients and are cooked in pure sunflower oil, sprinkled with sea salt, are MSG free, vegetarian and lovingley cooked in Yorkshire, I never realised I came from the same place as Seabrooks.
When it comes to taste these crisps are loverly. I found both flavours I tried to be very strong in flavour and the crisps were nice and crunchy,as a crisp should be. They certainly left me wanting more and I will be buying them again.
The nutritional value is very much the same as other crisps, we all know crisps are exactly good for us. One bag contains 165 calories and 8.9g of fat.
I think these crisps are really great, they are different from anything else on the market, in both taste and appearance and as from now I might be changing my loyalty from Walkers and becoming a Seabrooks girl.