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      28.09.2012 20:30
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      A very tasty savoury snack!

      Although I have quite a sweet tooth I also enjoy eating the odd packet of crisp or savoury snack. One that I purchased recently was Frazzles which are crispy bacon flavoured corn snacks. When I spotted them I just had to buy them as they reminded me of being little again plus the fact that I love anything bacon flavoured.

      I purchased a multi-pack of the Smiths Frazzles from my local Iceland store where they were on special offer for just £1.00 for a bag of 6 individual packets.

      The frazzles come packaged in a burgundy coloured foil packet with has the smith's logo in the top corner and a picture of the frazzles on the front. On the back of the packet you can find more detailed information about the Frazzles including full ingredients listings, nutritional information and allergy advice. It also states that the frazzles although bacon flavoured are in fact still suitable for vegetarians.

      As with any crisps or savoury snacks they are not the healthiest option but I like to have the odd treat every now and again and these do contain less calories and fat than some others do now. Each individual packet from a multi-pack contains the following nutritional information:
      Calories - 113
      Sugar - 1.0g
      Fat - 5.3g
      Saturates - 0.5g
      Salt - 0.66g

      As soon as you open the packet you can smell the quite strong bacon flavour which smells lovely and certainly makes my mouth water. The frazzles are rectangular in shape with ridges that run along them. The frazzles are a yellowish colour with a reddish brown stripe to make them look like rashers of streaky bacon. They are very crisp and crunchy in texture and have a lovely strong bacon flavour. Personally I don't think you can tell that they actually don't contain any bacon at all and they don't taste at all artificial. I think the only think that I find a little annoying about these frazzles is that they do stick to your teeth when eating them but as they taste so good I try not to let this put me off!

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        28.06.2010 22:11
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        Definately worth a try.

        When you find a product that you really like, it's very easy to over-indulge and end up ruining it for yourself by just becoming bored. It's happened to me on so many products that I used to love, but because I went over the top the edge was lost and I stopped eating it. Frazzles, however, is the only product that I can honestly say I've never got bored of, and would lay down a cast-iron guarantee that I'll never get bored of them as long as I live. I've had at least one packet every day for the last three years and I still absolutely love the taste of them.

        I used to love them as a kid up until about age 11, and then I just couldn't find where to buy them anywhere, apart from shops out of my local area so they became a rare treat. When my local Tesco started stocking them a few years later I was reunited with my all-time favourite snack and I haven't stopped eating them ever since.

        Frazzles are a small but thick crisp with colourings representing the colour of a traditional rasher of streaky bacon with a distinctive deep bacon flavour. They are very crunchy and the strength on the bacon can vary from crisp to crisp.

        There are hundreds of rival products on the market and I've tried them all and instantly dismissed them as a terrible imitation of the genuine thing. There is only one that comes close and that is ironically made by the same company. They are called Bacon Fries - you can usually get them at bars.

        Frazzles are the perfect small snack at a good price - usually around the 30p mark in most places. Their unique branding hasn't changed at all in all the time I've been eating them, and are easy to spot with their deep red colour representing the colour of bacon. It could be argued that the branding is very dated compared to most of the crisps on the shelf these days - but I see it as a determined effort by Smiths to stay true to their original product, and keep the crisps which are in my opinion the greatest ever made, exactly the same as they've always been.

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          12.04.2010 15:23
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          Frazzles-Corn Snack

          Frazzles is an useful snack to have in the larder. In a handy size packet which is eyecatching to be noticed. Frazzles are like mini rashers which are a corn snack which has a bacon flavour.They certainly taste of bacon but there is also a great taste of salt as well which I did not enjoy. If they had just a little less salt then I would have enjoyed them better.On the packet it has on the left hand side of the packet Smiths but actually they are made by Walkers.

          A bag of Frazzles which says it contains 5.3g fat and is 112 calories.
          Suitable for vegetarians . The salt content is 1.13g which for me says it is high in salt.The other ingredients it has to make this snack is Maize , a lot of different types of flavouring and colouring.

          I did not enjoy this snack as much as other Walker snacks and I would only purchase them now and again for a change.

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            20.02.2010 18:17
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            A survivor from the golden age of tasty-but-unhealthy snacks

            I rather like the taste of bacon. No, wait, that's not really true. I absolutely *love* the taste bacon. For me, the best hot snack of all is a freshly-prepared bacon roll with brown sauce. You just can't beat it. But sometimes there's no choice, perhaps because you're out and about somewhere where a hot snack is impractical or - quite often in my case - because you're at home and too lazy to make anything more complicated!

            Frazzles are a fairly well-established product, having been introduced by Smiths back in the 1970s. These days the company is owned by Walkers, but unlike with some of the other well-known Smiths products (such as Square Crisps) the older branding has been retained. Indeed, the whole pack design harks back to a simpler age, what with its relatively plain brown and yellow colouring and mildly space-age "Frazzles" plastered across the front.

            I picked up an eight-pack for a pound in my local Poundland, which is pretty good value: a check in Tesco showed the standard six-pack costing £1.39. It's worth remembering that these packets are pretty small, at only 23 grams each, so it's all too easy to eat two in one go if you're as greedy as I am. Nutritional information seems a bit of an irrelevance with this sort of food, but for the sake of it one pack provides 112 kcal, 5.3g of fat and oodles (a technical term) of salt. Frazzles are, believe it or not, vegetarian. They'll be telling me they're kosher next!

            Open up the pack - which is that irritatingly non-recyclable foil like just about every other type of crisps - and the smell hits you. It would be stupid to claim that it smelt of perfectly-prepared lean bacon, because it doesn't. It smells of an artificial, not particularly healthy, packet of crispy "bacon flavour corn snacks". But who cares? You're not eating these things to impress your dietician, are you? If you are, I suggest you take a closer look at their credentials...

            Each Frazzle is a mildly corrugated rectangle which looks more or less like the illustration on the packet, a sort of vague approximation to what a rasher of bacon would look like if you were in the habit of eating bacon that was yellow with dark red stripes. It's quite crunchy, although the amount of air in it means that you only get a very few crunches before it melts away in your mouth. Oddly, this is the point at which the previously rather insipid flavour becomes much stronger and - on a good day with a following wind - recognisable as something approaching bacon.

            Like all the best crisps and similar products (Wotsits, Monster Munch and so on) Frazzles shouldn't really work but somehow do so brilliantly. They'd probably taste horrible to someone who made a point of only ever eating pure and natural foods, but that's not what they're for. Although Smiths daren't say so these days, they're really kids' crisps, but who among us isn't a bit of a big kid at times when it comes to crisps? Among the best comfort food on the market, but please don't empty the shelves before I can get some more in!

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              02.02.2010 23:32
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              enjoyable crisp but quite addictive

              fazzles i used to have these as a kid and the taste have never changed just taste as nice if not better...The flavouring on the crisps is very pungent and there's an inviting smell from the second you open the packet. The taste lingers for a while, which you'll either love or hate, but it does a solid job of replicating the taste of bacon.i have found though that these crisps do cause me to get heartburn and also can repeat and leave the taste in your mouth for a gud few hours...they cost around 2pound for the varity size bags which consumes of 6 small bags....also in asda they do 3 bags for 3pound.i have tried the cheaper versions of these crisps but they dont have the same strong taste thats smiths make have...i would def reccomend these crisps .. also they are very crunchy and have a strong taste of bacon..i have not seen any other flavour of frazzles...

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              23.01.2010 19:24
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              Not too bad for you and delicious

              Bacon Frazzles are an extremely tasty brand of crisp from Smiths. Although not as well know as Walkers, they're considerably better for you, and although a bit messier, they are well-priced and one of my favourite typrs of crisp.

              The crisps are small rectangular strips that are coloured to resemble a strip of bacon, alternating yellow and red. They have a crumbly, flaky consistency that's difficult to compare to any other crisp except for perhaps Salt and Vinegar sticks (that I believe are also manufactured by Smiths). They give a satisfying crunch when you bite into them, but what really makes these stand out is the lovely bacon taste.

              The flavouring on the crisps is very pungent and there's an inviting smell from the second you open the packet. The taste lingers for a while, which you'll either love or hate, but it does a solid job of replicating the taste of bacon, and unlike a lot of other meat-flavoured crisps (particularly those from Walkers), it isn't just a generic meat-ish taste.

              It's surprising given how lovely they taste that they're actually not TOO unhealthy, and can be incorporated into a healthy diet. Each lean pack has only 112 calories, and an impressively minimal 5.3g fat (compared to Walkers' approximate 9g of fat per packet), and only 0.5g satured fat (counting for only 5% of your daily allowance!). It is also very suitable for vegetarians if they want to get an idea of what bacon actually tastes like.

              Amazingly, these Frazzles aren't too fatty despite boasting a robust taste and not skimping on the quantity either; they are a fine lunch box filler and a delicious snack that isn't massively filling, but nice nevertheless.

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              21.01.2010 11:11
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              The only thing I wish about Frazzles is that you got more in the pack. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of Crisps in these, and I could probably eat 3 of these bags to satisfy my Savoury tooth.

              Frazzles are made by Smiths. I've only seen them in the normal individual bags, which cost about 40p. they don't seem to be widely stocked where I am, which is a shame. You can also but these in a 6 bag multipack from Asda and Tesco and they cost about £1.40. the good thing about the multipack is that the bags aren't smaller like you get with Walkers Crisps, they are just the same size.

              These are Bacon flavoured Crisps. They are a small rectangular shape and have the colouring of very light yellow and pink strips on them. They look and smell very meaty.

              The bag makes me think of Bacon flavouring as well, as it is a reddish brown colour with yellow writing, and that makes me think of a bit Bacon with the yellow part being the rind of it.

              There is 140 calories per bag, which is about normal for a bag of Crisps, but as I mentioned you don't seem to get that much in these. Could be because they are a bit thicker than other Crisps, and not the normal larger shape, as thinking about it that way, you are probably getting the same amount in these as you do in other Crisps. The consistency of these is different than normal Potato Crisps as well, as they are more crumbly and although they don't seem to break up the same as other Crisps, they give a good crunch.

              I like these because they are different to other Crisps out there, and they have the best Bacon taste from Crisps. They are full of flavour and don't taste artificial.

              Highly recommended from me.

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              14.01.2010 19:50
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              Great tasting bacon flavoured maize snacks

              Possibly the most under rated bacon flavoured maize snack ever. These are on sale at tesco at the moment for I think 27p for 6 bags (multipack) now if that isn't good value then I do not know what is. They are much better value than bacon fries and equally as nice. When you open the bag you get a lovely fresh smell of bacon that hits you like a blanket. You just can't resist it, my favourite is a nice big frazzle sandwich. A nice pair of thick white bread slices with 2 packets of frazzles in the middle. Scrummy. They are available everywhere now, and as I said they are getting much cheaper everywhere, perhaps not as healthya s bacon fries due to the price difference, but if you are not overly consiensious about food and dont mind eating a bit more fat for less money haha. Then you won't mind. Personally, I couldn't care less, I simply just love em

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              11.01.2010 17:13
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              Once in a while, try eating them - especially to nurse a hangover

              These are so bad that they are good! I have loved them ever since childhood (I even rather disgustingly stole one that had fallen out of a packet in the Co-op when I was 5 and put it in my pocket to munch at home when no-one was looking - gross I know). Such is the effect of these crisps! They are what every pregnant woman craves to eat! The taste is strong and satisfying and just so bacony and the crunch is a wonder to behold. I am sure the ingredients have had to get a little more health conscious these days and include slightly more natural flavourings, but if not, so what, as long as they are an occasional indulgence. When pregnant or if (not when pregnant I hasten to add) hungover, I could happily munch through an entire multipack washed down by several cups of tea. Sounds disgusting but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

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                05.11.2009 20:38
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                Fantastic Snackums

                It is a fairly common occurence in my household getting very excited over snack foods (i am a big savoury snacker from crisps to rolls and everything imbetween). Even hearing the word Frazzles will often cause my taste buds to start working overtime.

                Frazzles are a lovely bacon flavoured maize snack that in times gone by were made by smiths, now the extreme honour of producing these snacks is walkers and walkers alone.

                The packets are a deep red colour with the brand emblazened in yellow accross the front. The weight is a rather measley 23g.

                The smell of these things is absolutely divine and the taste is out of this world. A strong bacon flavour hits you immediately and leaves you with a lovely aftertaste.

                Frazzles have a brilliant texture as they are corn based, (similar texturally to chipsticks) each crisp has the appearance of a bacon rasher (kind of) with red streaks cutting accross the golden body of the frazzle.

                Oh god i could really do with a pack now actually, they only make the one flavour but this is no bad thing, as cheese & onion or prawn cocktail just wouldnt work at all.

                I hope they never stop making these or more likely i hope walkers dont change them in anyway, these are one of my favourite variety of crisp.

                Each 23g bag contains

                Calories 116
                Protein 1.5 g
                Carbohydrate 14.3 g
                Fat 5.3 g
                Fibre 0.3 g



                If i could i would hook these up to myself intravenally....

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                  14.10.2009 21:47
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                  A very very salty bag of crisps; too artificial flavoured even for me!

                  Smiths Frazzles are a vegetarian crisp that I have fond childhood memories of. Or, as the packet more properly calls them, a Crispy Bacon flavour corn snack. So when I saw them in my work vending machine, I had to grab a pack to see how they compared with my memories. They cost 45p for a small packet, the same as all the other (larger) bags of crisps. Annoyingly, the weight is not given, but by applying cunning maths skills to the energy per bag and the energy per 100g, I deduce that they weigh approximately 23g. That's quite small for a bag of crisps, but these are puffed corn, so it works out as quite a few in a bag.

                  The packaging of the crisps felt extremely retro - the background is a dark brown/red colour, with the word Frazzles in huge yellow writing, with a zigzag underneath it. This gave it a feel of many of the ten pence puffed corn crisp packets that were popular in the nineties.

                  The snacks themselves are rectangular in shape, about an inch long, half an inch wide and an eighth deep and are brightly coloured to look like streaky bacon. As mentioned, these are a light puffed corn, which makes them both very light and very likely to go soggy and get stuck in the teeth. Texture wise, they are pleasant - initially crispy, but soon melt in the mouth. But as for the taste - oh, these are not the crisps for me! I generally like heavily artificially flavoured snacks, the more so the better, but these proved too much even for me! The flavour was extremely intensely salty. I've been vegetarian for so long I don't know what real bacon tastes like, but I can report that it did indeed taste like artificial bacon flavouring, only it was about five times stronger than I had expected. The smell was similarly intense, with a sweet fake-bacon smell. I couldn't actually eat more than a couple of these, so I'm not too sure how filling the bag is.

                  In terms of nutrition, the bag contains 112kcal, and 5.3g of fat and 0.26g of sodium. That's quite a lot of salt for so small a bag, which explains the highly salty taste. Annoyingly, although it states that they are suitable for vegetarians, the pack does not have an allergy panel to warn of any allergens, but interspersed among the ingredients, it tells us that the lactose in it is made from dairy and that it has wheat and barley. A summary of the ingredients are: maize, oil, a very long list of flavourings, two natural colourings (beetroot red and paprika extract), and salt (both sodium and potassium chloride). So not a health food, but what crisp ever is? It's much what you'd expect for a savoury snack. And it contains fewer calories than most bags of crisps; of course, it worked out as even fewer calories because I couldn't finish the bag.

                  In summary, this has somewhat spoiled a childhood memory for me. It's probably best suited to the taste buds of children who can cope with the strong flavouring and people who like their food very salty.

                  May be posted elsewhere

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                    09.09.2009 11:36
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                    Wannabe bacon snack

                    Theres nothing quite like bacon and whilst these are close they still don't quite taste as bacony as the real thing. Once you can accept that then they're really not bad.

                    The best bit of the whole experience is the opening of the packet which releases a delishously morish bacon aroma, sadly after that the taste is a little bit of a let down, they're not really bacon flavoured but they're not quite anything else either. The crisps themselves a rectangular and striped to resemble bacon rashers, unfortunately they are also chewy and a little on the greasy side leaving a sticky yellow residue on your fingers and a distinct aftertaste for quite some time. Not to be recommended as a pre-snog snack!

                    Despite almost every major supermarket chain trying to replicate Frazzles with a hole host of imitation bacon rasher inspired crisps there is nothing else on the market which even vaguely compares to the original.

                    Frazzles have been around since the 80s and the only noticable changes between the verson currently availble and the original version is a reduction in the salt content and the amount of food colourings used.

                    Available individually or in 6 pack multipacks they're nice as a one off but the flavour is far too overpowering to have in any large quantity.

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                    08.09.2009 12:15
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                    The Best Crisps!

                    My fave crisps at the minute are Frazzles, I just can't get enough of them so thank god for Poundland where they sell the multipacks or I'd be skint with the amount I eat!

                    Frazzles are little rectangular crisps that are made of corn instead of potato and this makes them loads lighter to eat then a bag of Walkers or Golden Wonder crisps.

                    They taste dead strong of bacon and are proper salty as well. I think they taste much stronger than the Smoky Bacon crisps my dad eats that are made by Walkers.

                    I love the texture of Frazzles because they melt in my mouth but don't go all sticky and mushy like Wotsits do. The saltiness is a bit too much sometimes though and when I had tonsillitis ages ago I stupidly ate a pack of these and they made it worse because the salt irritated it badly. Also you have to be careful because sometimes you can get a Frazzle that has got loads more flavouring on it than the rest of them in the bag and they are proper sickly even though I usually love finding crisps that are so strong flavoured.

                    Another thing I love about them is that you can still taste the corn of the crisp under all the strong flavourings and the flavour of the crisp is brought out better because of the salt on them.

                    The best bit is all the bits at the bottom of the bag because they taste dead strong and all bitty and chew up wicked as a last taste of the Frazzles.

                    Frazzles are hard to find individual but the Co Op sells them sometimes. In Poundland you can buy the multipacks and thats loads better value anyway because when you buy them seperatly they are about 50p.

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                      08.09.2009 10:07
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                      Frazzles

                      Last week I reviewed Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies and plipplop and aylawarner both commented that they preferred Frazzles. I hadn't actually heard of them and certainly hadn't tried them before so when I spotted them on special offer in Morrisons this week I decided to buy some and see whether I agreed with the aforementioned reviewers or not.

                      Packaging.

                      These crisps come in a multipack bag which is predominantly a browny-purple colour. The multipack contains 8 bags of crisps which are the same colour as the outer packaging. The back of the multipack, as well as the individual bags of crisps, contain the nutritional information, ingredients and the contact details for Walkers, who produce this product under the Smiths name

                      The product is described as "Crispy Bacon Flavour corn snacks". There's no weight for the individual bags listed on the bags themselves or on the outer packaging, but, judging by the per bag to 100g ratio it would appear that each bag contains less than 25g of crisps.



                      Nutritional Information per bag {per 100g in brackets}

                      Energy kJ: 467kJ {2030kJ}
                      kcal: 112kcal {485kcal}
                      Protein: 1.7g {7.5g}
                      Carbohydrate: 14.3g {62.0g}
                      of which sugars: 1.0g {4.5g}
                      Fat: 5.3g {23.0g}
                      (of which saturates): 0.5g {2.1g}
                      mono-saturates: 4.0g {15.9g}
                      Fibre: 0.3g {1.3g}
                      Sodium: 0.26g {1.13g}
                      Equivalent as salt: 0.66g {2.87g}

                      Allergy advice: Contains wheat gluten
                      This product is suitable for vegetarians.


                      Ingredients:

                      Maize, Vegetable Oil, Bacon Flavour [{lactose from milk}, Flavour Enhancers {Monosodium Glutamate, disodium 5'-ribonucleotide}, Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract {from barley}, Rusk {from wheat}, Whey Powder {from milk}, Hydrolysed Soya Protein, Flavourings], Colours {Paprika Extract, Beetroot Red}, Salt, Potassium Chloride


                      Price:

                      I paid £1.00 for a 8 bag multipack at Morrisons


                      Taste & Opinion:

                      I'm not quite why I wasn't aware of Frazzles when I was growing up as my brother and I had Smith's Chipsticks on a fairly regular basis, but there you go. Perhaps Bacon flavoured crisps were a bit too adventurous for Grandma's conservative tastes....

                      Anyway, these are rectangular in shape, but not quite as wide as the Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies which I reviewed last week. In terms of texture and consistency they're harder and crunchier than both Smith's Chipsticks and the Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies. They're not as hard as say, something like McCoy's crisps, but if you have some of sensitivity issue with your gums or teeth then you perhaps might need to be looking for a softer crisp that's more liable to melt in the mouth rather than these.

                      Tastewise, they're pretty much the same as most of the other bacon flavoured products on the market these days, although these seemed to be more strongly flavoured than the Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies that I had. Like some other crisps they have a tendency to get stuck in your teeth, but they are pleasantly crunchy. I wonder say that these were anything special though, certainly not streets ahead of the Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies. My partner wasn't impressed with them at all.

                      Overall then, these are better for you in terms of fat content than a number of other crisps out there, although there are a number of, shall we say, less than natural, ingredients used here that you may have issues with including the infamous MSG. These are very nice for a treat but, given the calories (2 bags is over 10% of a woman's recommended Daily Calorie intake) you might need to fight the moreish factor and prevent yourself from consuming too many in one sitting.


                      Crisps ranked in order of fat content:-

                      01) Golden Wonder Nik Naks (Rib 'n' Saucy Flavour): 38.3%
                      02) Frisps (Ready Salted Flavour): 35.1%
                      03) Walker (Ready Salted): 34.1%
                      04) Frisps (Cheese 'n' Onion Flavour): 34.0%
                      05) Frisps (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 33.9%

                      06) Walkers (Salt and Vinegar Flavour): 33.1%
                      07=) Walkers (Cheese and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
                      07=) Walkers (Steak and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
                      09=) Walkers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 32.7%
                      09=) Walkers (Roast Chicken Flavour): 32.7%

                      09=) Walkers (Worcester Sauce Flavour): 32.7%
                      12=) Walkers (BBQ Rib): 32.6%
                      12=) Walkers (Smoky Bacon Flavour): 32.6%
                      14=) Pringles Extreme (Smokin' Ribs Flavour): 32.0%
                      14=) Pringles (Hot & Spicy Flavour): 32.0%

                      16) Quavers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 31.0%
                      17) McCoys (Flame Grilled Steak Flavour): 30.7%
                      18) McCoys (Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour): 30.6%
                      19) McCoys (Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour): 30.3%
                      20=) Quavers (Cheese Flavour): 30.0%

                      20=) Quavers (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 30/0%
                      22) KP Discos (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 29.6%
                      23) KP Skips (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 29.5%
                      24) Hula Hoops (Roast Chicken Flavour): 28.6g
                      25) Hula Hoops (Barbecue Beef Flavour): 28.5g

                      26 Hula Hoops (Original Flavour): 28.4g
                      27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Crispy Bacon flavour): 25.1%
                      27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Worcester Sauce flavour): 25.1%
                      29=) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Spicy Tomato flavour): 25.0%
                      29=) Monster Munch (Pickled Onion Flavour): 25.0%

                      31=) Smith's Chipsticks: 23.0%
                      31=) Smith's Frazzles: 23.0%
                      33) Space Raiders: 22.8%
                      34) Red Sky (Anglesey Sea Salt flavour): 21.8%
                      35) Red Sky (West Country Bacon & Cream Cheese flavour): 20.9%


                      36) Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies (20.6%)
                      37) Walkers Squares (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 18.0%
                      38) Walkers French Fries (Ready Salted / Cheese and Onion / Salt and Vinegar flavours): 16.0%
                      39) Walker Baked (Sour Cream and Chive flavour): 8.7%
                      40) Walkers Baked (Bacon and Cheddar flavour): 8.5%

                      41) Walkers Baked (Cheese and Onion flavour): 8.3%
                      42) Walkers Baked (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 8.1%
                      43) Ryvita Limbos (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 1.9%

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                        08.08.2009 12:14
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                        Bacon flavoured corn snacks

                        Frazzles have always attracted my attention when I've been shopping. Not only because they're different to any other crisp out there but also for the strange and wacky name that goes with them. This week I finally decided to buy some.

                        Frazzles have been in production for almost 30 years and at first were manufactured by Smiths but are now the property of Walkers. However, legal reasons mean that the Smiths logo still appears in the top left hand corner of each packet.

                        The product is rarely seen as a single pack in shops. I don't think I've ever seen them sold individually. This is due to the rather small size of the packets which are stuffed to the brim with crisps. They instead, come in a multibag of 8 and cost me 1.77 from Sainsburys though I'm guessing prices differ from store to store.

                        Frazzles are recognised by the bright yellow writing displaying the product's name. Underneath this is an almost lightning bolt shape with one of the actual crisps themselves to entice buyers. The packaging is rounded off with a very vibrant background which looks like a mixture between red and brown.

                        The crisps themselves come in just one flavour. Bacon. To tie in with this flavour, the crisps themselves are shaped like rashers of bacon. They are a flat rectangular shape with pink and yellow ridges running along the top and bottom though these are not as apparent on the actual crisp as they are on the one pictured on the front of the packet.

                        Described as 'crispy bacon flavour corn snacks' by the manufacturers and as soon as you open the packet you are greeted by a very strong bacon fueled aroma, that instantly causes your mouth to start to water.

                        I do love Walkers Smoky Bacon flavoured crisps but I find Frazzles to be a bit too much. The packets are stuffed to the top with crisps which is good but the bacon taste is very overpowering and incredibly strong. You can taste a lot of salt the moment you put one of the crisps into your mouth. It almost burns your throat and causes your eyes to water before a rather savoury and unpleasant bacon after taste kicks in. The actual corn taste of the crisp itself is lost by the overuse of other ingredients.

                        Eating an entire packet was a horrible chore for me as I was attacked by the same horrible flavour over and over again. Not even bacon itself at its most smoked tastes this awful and I can't help but feeling as if the makers have tried too hard to model this crisp after the meat and in turn made this!
                        Despite the flavour the crisps are deemed suitable for vegetarians and no other information about allergies or such is given.

                        Frazzles are extremely popular so they must be doing something right. However, for me I couldn't stand the high amount of salt especially as you could actually taste it and not just read the ingredients and know it was present! The crisps may be different and attractive because of that but taste wise they really failed to come through for me. The fact that just one tiny bag contains 112 calories and 5.3g of fat is also a cause for concern.
                        I gave Frazzles a try and they well and truly put me off for life!

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                      • Product Details

                        Bacon flavoured and shaped crisps.