Product Type: Seabrook Snacks
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Bring back the Spring Onion!
Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps
Member Name: col11
Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps
Advantages: Better then the real McCoy, tasty, good value.
Disadvantages: Can be hard to find in some area's?
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!
Summary: A must try.