Product Type: Scrumptious Sweets Snacks
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Seabrook Goodbye Salt Crisps
Member Name: blackrose_
Seabrook Goodbye Salt Crisps
Advantages: Less salt, do initially taste nice.
Disadvantages: Made me feel distinctly nauseous, put me off crisps in general!
I bought these on a recent supermarket expedition, mainly because my usual crisps were out of stock, and these were on offer for £1 for 6x 31.8g (who comes up with these amounts?!) bags.
I do have a bit of a naughty crisps in the evening habit, and thought at that price they would be worth giving a try. I saw them in Tescos and there they were available either in bags of 6x Jacket Potato with Creamy Butter, or a mixed bag of 2 each of Jacket Potato & Creamy Butter, Jacket Potato with Mediterranean Tomato & Herbs, and Jacket Potato with Caramelised Onion. I purchased one of each of the 6 bag options available.
The main selling point that Seabrook seem to be trying to push with this new range is that it has 90% less salt than their original "core range" of flavours, yet they claim the crisps still have "all the taste". I must admit I was a little bit sceptical about this claim, as I always thought a lot of the flavour of crisps came from the salt on them, but I was willing to give these a try, especially when I saw that Seabrook have a logo on the pack stating that they are supporting Breast Cancer Care (although once I read the small print on this later I was a bit less impressed...!)
The first flavour I opted to try from the range I had bought was the Jacket Potato with Creamy Butter flavour. In all honesty, I wasn't really expecting the crisps to taste that much like the description, as I often find they don't, but I was very pleasantly surprised on putting the first crisp into my mouth that they did taste EXACTLY like an oven cooked jacket potato with butter on. I proceeded to munch my way through the pack, but when I got about halfway through it I could taste a very odd, slightly sweet aftertaste, which seemed to be building up in my mouth as I ate more of the crisps. The only way I can describe it is that it was a little bit like eating an artificial sweetener like canderel alongside my jacket potato with butter! I tried having a drink to "wash" the aftertaste away, but it carried on building up to the point that I actually started to feel quite nauseous and ended up giving the last 1/4 pack of the crisps to the dog! (He seemed quite happy with them, and made no comment about an aftertaste...!)
The nauseous feeling persisted for quite some time after I had stopped eating the crisps, at least an hour or so, and it was this I think which has totally put me off trying any of the other flavours I have bought or eating more of the same variety. On the plus side, they may have cured my unhealthy crisps fixation as I haven't actually been able to bring myself to eat any crisps since eating these...!
So, whilst overall this product sounds like a good idea, a healthier choice of crisp, from my personal experience I have to say they are unfortunately just unpleasant to eat, and I would definitely not recommend them or purchase them again.
Summary: Only for people who want to eat between 1-3 crisps at a time!! xD