Product Type: Seabrook Snacks
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Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps
Member Name: Milann
Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps
Advantages: Tasty and crunchy.
Disadvantages: High fat content.
MMMMMM - Cheese and Onion Crisps - anytime, any make, any sized pack but my all time favourites had to be the ones Garry Linekar runs off with - I have been trying hard to cut back on my cheesy crisp fix though due to fat content, additives, salts etc and have also been on a bit of a cash saving drive, buying purely essential ingredients when shopping.
I wondered through my local Morrisons last week though - and I spotted Seabrook Cheese and Onion crisps at the end of the aisle - on offer for 99p for a six pack. I walked past these crisps several times and am sure they were whispering 'buy me' from within their bags. And buy them I did....
...As I opened the bag - the aroma of cheese and onion crisps met my nostrils and set them alive, my tongue tickled and CRUNCH - first impression 'HEAVEN'
They were crinkly, crunchy but not hard like munching cardboard (my experience of some other well known crinkly crisps). They smelled like cheese and onion crisps should smell and tasted like the cheese and onion crisps of my childhood. My slight reservation was a very slight sweetish flavour to them.
I thoroughly enjoyed eating the 31.8g packet(s) and the true test of a good pack of crisps has to be how lickable the flavour is from off your fingers afterwards. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being get them under the tap quickly) these came out as a 10+. I was glad I was not eating these crisps in front of anyone, as I would have still had to lick the flavour from my fingers - not a pretty site.
The crisps are in a distinctive yellow pack and have CHEESE & ONION flavour emblazoned across the top part of the packet. Then it has the familiar Seabrook since 1945 emblem in the middle of the pack. The front of the pack states they are made with sunflower oil and sea salt and are MSG free. It also has a quick glance nutritional guide as per each bag - Calories 168, 8%. Sugar 1.3g, 1%. Fat 9g, 13%. Saturates 1.1g 6%. Salt 0.7g 11% - the % of an adult guideline of daily amount.
For those wanting more information of Seabrook products there is also a website address.
On the back of each packet is advertising for the hot and spicy range and other flavours. There is another, slightly more detailed nutritional guide and allergen advice, which simply says 'contains milk'
So, did I consider my Seabrook Cheese and Onion Crisps an essential ingredient to my shopping basket? I would say 'yes' on that occasion, on the premise of 'a little of what you fancy does you good' - but only occasionally - and not every shop.
How did they compare to the crisps Garry Linekar likes best? I'd say it is a close call, but due to the slight sweet flavour - the other brand just 'walker' ahead of the race.
But if it came to the crunch and Seabrook Crisps worked out the cheaper brand on the day - I would certainly buy them again.
Summary: These are best kept for an occasional treat.