Product Type: Smiths Snacks
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Smiths Bacon Flavoured Fries
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Smiths Bacon Flavoured Fries
A recent irreverent American magazine poll found that women try to stay slim when they are single and then diet and exercise some more after they find their mate so to make sure he knows she will fit in the wedding dress when he finally asks. But as soon as they are happily married they pile it all back on and don't bother anymore, job done. According to the same survey, married men, however, stay relatively slim until they divorce (really?), and then pile it on as they struggle to fend themselves alone. But a contrary and surprising piece of research in Britain found that men here are far more likely to be happily married if they are fatter than their wives or partners, him being bigger than her reassuring women about their personal weight issues. You do indeed learn something every day. But what we do know about being married is both start snacking before the confetti even hits the ground, the pressure well and truly off and so time to worry about things like the mortgage and kids that put the weight straight back on.
It is crisps and chocolate, of course, that helps most to stack on those pounds when we are snug in our nests, something sweet always tucked away. Whenever I go around my mums her cubby hole in the kitchen cupboard is always full of those big multipacks (her record so far being the Morrison's 24 pack) of those crisps and chocolates, the snacking treat for many before the mornings housework and is underway and maybe a packet after Eastenders in the evening when no ones looking. Mum munches crisp and chocolates because she is bored, the REAL reason why we put on weight in the west. When you get bored in Africa you go get enough water for tomorrow to keep you alive.
Smith's crisps, like Golden Wonder, have been battered by Walkers Crisps as far as sales go over the last couple of decades and you would be lucky to find the Golden Wonder brand in Britain today, the most popular crisp when I was a kid. Maybe Gary Linekar stepping down from the Walkers adverts will see a resurgent GWC? Clearly, all you need is a celebrity name connected with your product and just count the money. But Smiths Crisps are largely controlled by Walkers now and so restricted on what they can bring out as far as new flavours go, Smiths slowly been put to bed by Walkers to be no more in the U.K. Smiths big earners are the like of spicy Dorito flavors now and they do more business in places like Australasia and the Far East these days. Smith's crisps mean little to British school kids anymore, as rare as Scottish football clubs in Europe.
Smiths Savory Selection Bacon Fries are popular enough and you can actually buy them on Amazon, the 24 packs retailing at £10.94p. Poundland do six for a quid. But they are not the type of crisps you would want multipacks if you ask me. The bacons bites are reasonably priced at around 50-60p from what I can see. The standard 35g pack is on the shelves and the multipacks (25g) in all the usual stores.
They are, of course, the rebranding of Walkers 'Frazzles', a classic crisp to school kids across the land, that distinctive tang and crispy 'snap' to the bite making them feel more than they ever were. You can let them sizzle on the tongue if you so chose like you can Quavers and Wotsits but be warned that is some sort of preservative chemical that is doing the sizzling. Not what it was designed for. I would say Frazzles just edge it over the Savory Bacon Bite although thye both smelly lovely.
The Fries, like Frazzles, are shaped and colored like bacon rashes and you get a decent handful in the pack. The pack is easy to open and you won't find yourself with your teeth on the wrapper growling away in frustration like the dog not letting go of the paper. Walkers are very easy to open now and Smiths do need to catch up in their crisp packet technology.
I'm a big fan of Frazzles and these guys when I need to get some sustenance in my body on the move and prefer the thicker crispy bite to the traditional crisps. But I have cut back on crisps in general of late as they are also the number one cause of toothache and decay as they get between the teeth and the chemicals inside the crisps agitate our dentine. Since I have cut back on crisps my toothaches have stopped. Big tip there guys! Beats going to the dentist! But maybe I can sneak a packet of these once a week when my tummy rumbles as they aren't that bad when you way everything up.
Summary: Not a yummy tummy