I enjoy the odd packet of crisps and although I will tend to purchase branded varieties I am completely price driven towards special offers. Last week the best offer on crisp in my local Tesco store was the Seabrook variety pack which included the sea salted flavour for just £0.85 for a pack of 6.
The crisps come packaged like most others in a foil bag, the bag is red in colour to represent the flavour. You can find all the detailed product information on the bag including ingredients listings and nutritional information. It also stated that the crisps are suitable for vegetarians and gluten free.
The crisps themselves are crinkle cut and are cooked in sunflower oil and then simply sprinkled with sea salt. One thing I noticed when I first opened the bags that the crisps look thinly cut and lovely and light with a slightly golden colour.
As far as the taste is concerned these crisps are lovely they are not at all greasy, but very crunchy and have a nice light texture. The flavour is also perfectly balanced with just the right amount of salt. Each 25g bag contains 129 calories and 7.8g of fat of which only 0.9g is saturates so having the odd packet doesn’t break diet too badly.
Overall I have been very impressed with these crisps the crinkle effect gives them a great crunchy texture, they are seasoned perfectly with the sea salt and make a lovely tasty snack. I will certainly recommend them and be purchasing them again in the future.
I have had these crisps since I was pretty young, and I can remember them always being a firm favourite in our house. Both my Mum and Dad love Seabrook's crisps and it's easy to see why.
Seabrook's have been going for over 65 years now, so they must be doing something right. Their tagline is "a naturally better crisp" which I would definitely go along with! Their crisps are made using sea salt and sunflower oil, which I think gives them a really distinctive flavour.
Each packet of crisps comes in a foil bag, which ensures that the crisps reach you in perfect condition, and keeps them really fresh. The Seabrook's logo is clearly displayed on the front, along with the name of the flavour in a bold typeface. The sea salted variety has red edges, as red seems to be commonly used for denoting the ready salted variety. I find the packaging really attractive, and instantly recognisable - I love the Seabrook logo, as it seems to have a really vintage feel to it.
Taste and Texture...
I love the flavour of these crisps, even if they are just plain old ready salted! I actually find them to taste pretty salty, so if you aren't fond of a lot of salt then these might not be for you. They are unlike any other plain flavour that I have tried, perhaps that is down to the use of sunflower oil, but it's really hard to say. Another aspect about these crisps that I love is the fact that they are crinkle cut - it gives them a really satisfying crunch when you bite into them. I can't recall many other companies that favour the crinkle cut, other than McCoy's, so they do stand out to me. These crisps are definitely moreish, and it's actually hard to eat only one bag!
Price and Availability...
These lovely crisps are widely available from many supermarkets, and come in multi-packs, and singles.
A multi-pack from Tesco currently costs £1.49, but they are offering a 3 for £3.50 deal at the moment.
You can actually shop direct from the Seabrook website, which I think is a really interesting idea. If you wanted to shop direct, then here is the link to find out more - http://www.seabrookcrisps.com/app/index.php/shop/html/#.
As with most crisps, they aren't exactly the healthiest things around! A serving contains 155 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 0.5 grams of salt. I think this is perfectly fine as part of a well balanced diet, and everyone should be allowed to have a treat from time to time.