Last week whilst I was in Morrison's and I really fancied getting myself some crisps. I try not to buy them too often cos as soon as I buy them the lot is gone however at 99p for a 6 bag pack of these I decided it didn't matter for that price if I did devour the lot and that I'd just have to put extra time in at the gym lol.
The outer bag is simply larger than the individual bags but the same in appearance. The bags are plastic and mainly white and pink in colour and the inside is silver foil and on the front of the bag we are told clearly what they are and who they by and that they are 'lovingly Cooked In Yorkshire' and that they are MSG Free and made with Sunflower Oil & Sea Salt and there is a picture shown of one of the crisps and there is an at a glance nutritional chart given then on the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bout other fallacious Seabrooks have created, the ingredients and a full nutritional chart is stated, we are told the size of a bag which is 25g and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The bags are informative enough and easy to open and so on but to me do feel a bit flimsy in quality against bags of crisps like Walkers but that's by the by of course and for me its all about taste!
These are an orange in colour and coated visibly with salt and flavourings. They are rather thin crisps, to me a bit greasy but still crispy and crunchy and they have ridges that are not too deep within them. They are not as thick cut as say Mcoy's which always hurt my mouth so on that front and for me they are better.
However the grease holds the flavour on though the colour does come off on my fingers and that flavour really is salty so make sure you have a drink at hand if munching these, I don't mind the really intense and somewhat zingy flavouring these have to them but they really don't taste of prawn (prawns have been nowhere near these......ever!) and to me they have a more tomato based flavour to them. They're ok but don't expect them to taste of prawns! The potatoes used are good quality and in my 6 bags I never got an off looking crisp and they tasted potatoey even though heavily flavoured and salted!
With only 136 calories and 0.9g of saturated fat and only being low in price I like them well enough but then I love salt but I do think Walkers are better in every way!
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My husband and I both love Crisps and have recently only been purchasing brands that are on special offer due to the pennies being a little tight. In Asda recently the Seabrook's range of crinkle cut crisps have been on offer and I thought for once I would steer away from our usual flavours and purchase something different. We both like prawn cocktail flavour crisps but I very rarely purchase them but spotted that this was one of the flavours in the Seabrook's range so purchased a multi-pack of 6 for just £1.00.
Now I had heard of Seabrook crisps before and it states on the front of the packets that they have been around since 1945 but they seem to have been re-launched recently as I have noticed them in all of the major supermarkets. I have not seen multi packs any bigger than the ones containing 6 bags but maybe that's just my eyesight.
The crisps come packaged in foil packets which help keep the crisps nice and fresh until you open them. The packets are pink and white in colour and have the Seabrook's logo on the front and a picture of one of the crinkle cut crisps. On the back of the packet you can find all the necessary information about the crisps including ingredients listings, the other flavours in the range and nutritional information.
Now we all know that crisps are not very good for us but I think as part as a balance diet they make a great treat. Each 30g packet of the Seabrook prawn cocktail crisps contains the following nutritional information;
Calories - 163
Sugar - 1.4g
Fat - 10.1g
Saturates - 1.1g
Salt - 0.3g
The crisps themselves are crinkle cut, I do really like crisps cut in this way as I think it adds to the texture and the ridges seem to hold the flavour better. This is certainly true of these crisps they are extremely tasty and the prawn cocktail flavour is very strong. You can see the flavouring dusted on the crisps as it is a dark pink colour. Although I was surprised to see that on the packet it states that the prawn cocktail crisps contain only 0.3g of salt which is much less than some of the other flavours produced by Seabrooks. This surprised me as these crisps did in my opinion taste rather salty especially when you first start to eat them. The crisps though unlike some other crinkle cut crisps are very light and crunchy which gives them a great texture.
Overall I am not sure I will be purchasing the prawn cocktail flavour again, they have a great texture and are not in any way terrible tasting but the saltiness of the flavour is just a little too overpowering for me.
I love any crisps but I've always loved the taste of Seabrook crinkle cut crisps and my favorite is (you guested it) Prawn Cocktail.
Seabrook have been around for a while 65 years infact (since 1945) and still make great tasting flavoursome crisps.
You can buy Seabrook as either a multipack for around £1.30 or as a single pack for around 30 pence. You can get hold of them in your local supermarket or corner shop.
The Prawn Cocktail Seabrook are in a pink and white packet weighing in at 31.8g.
Seabrook pioneered the use of sea salt to use in these tastey crisps and thats what give them the great flavour today.
when you open the bag the smell hits you straight away and they have such a great intense flavour.
The texture is of a bumpy feel as they are crinkle cut which makes the them taste great and stand out compared to other crisps.
The crinkle in the crisps actually helps to lock in the flavours and once you put one in your mouth your tasted bud's go wild.
The ingredients of the crisps are natural containing sunflower oil, sea salt and MSG free which is handy to know.
Ingredients are as follows -
Potatoes, sunflower oil (28%), sugar, sea salt, acidity regulator (sodium diacetate), lactose, milk powder, yeast extract, onion powder, citric acid, colour (paprika extract) and flavourings.
Each 31.8g pack contains -
Calories 166 8%, Sugar 1.5g 2%, Fat 9.0g 13%, Saturates 1.0g 5%, Salt 0.7g 11%.
Which is of a adults guildeline daily amount.
Try them they taste fantasic.
I have always been a fan of Prawn Cocktail Crinkle Cut Crisps, because my Mum used to buy them as a treat when I was younger. Over recent years I have occasionally picked them up in Tesco's for 25p a packet - which is exceptional value considering that you can pay up to 70p for a packet of crisps within other brands. I recently spotted packs of six prawn cocktail Seabrook's crisps in my local pound shop for £1.00, so I decided to stock up and I have started eating them more regularly.
These crisps have been available since 1945 and the packaging reflects this - you can tell that they are made by Seabrook's because of the logo at the front of the packet.
These crisps come in individual, pink foil packets and you can also see the flavour because it is boldly advertised at the top of the packet. The packet itself looks old fashioned and the packaging informs the consumer that the crisps are made with sunflower oil and sea salt.
When you open these crisps the smell of the prawn cocktail flavouring hits you, it is very pleasant and smells much like the crisps taste.
Nutritionally these crisps aren't the healthiest snack. A 31.8g bag contains:
Fat: 8.9g (of which saturates: 1g);
However they are full of taste, so as an occasional treat they are ideal. You can visibly see the salt and the prawn cocktail flavouring on these crisps and they taste delicious. They are much nicer than the Walker's prawn cocktail variety, and I think they are the tastiest snack within the Seabrook's range.
Five out of five stars from me - they can't be beaten on price or taste!
I tried a packet of these crisps when I bought with a meal deal I got from Asda and was so impressed I will be buying more, in multipacks!! I have seen them available in various places from supermarkets, to newsagents and off licenses, they price varying greatly from 22p to 40p.
At 166 calories for a 31.8g bag these are quite high in calories but then they are bigger than the average bag so it is outweighed. Kind of - I still ate the whole bag so that is a lot of calorie consumption.
These crinkle cut crisps are well flavoured with a tangy prawn cocktail flavouring and are very similar in taste to the well known brand of Walkers crisps, but some how feel lighter. I found these very satisfying and I am looking forward to trying the other flavours in the crinkle cut range and am also intrigued by the Hot & Spicy range which is advertised on the back of the packet.
These crisps are suitable for vegetarians and I would urge you to try them.
For more information on available flavours check out www.seabrookcrisps.com; quite a funky website