Product Type: Seabrook Snacks
Newest Review: ... salted variety. I find the packaging really attractive, and instantly recognisable - I love the Seabrook logo, as it seems to have a really... more
Anything but plain.
Seabrook Crisps Sea Salted
Member Name: Kittenpeach
Seabrook Crisps Sea Salted
Advantages: Lovely taste, good packaging.
Disadvantages: Not very healthy!
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/h tml/#.
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.
Summary: A classic crinkle cut crisp.