“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Crisps „
When I was a little trimmer than I am now these were my favourite weekly treat. These days as I'm trying to cut a bit of weight I have them rarely.
However, when I do have them I like to sit with a big bag of them and just munch my way through whilst watching a favourite TV programme - and truth be told I do share them with my husband, because I am generous :P.
Okay so the packaging has changed from the photograph on here. It is a shiny, metallic pink colour; the pink to denote the colour of bacon and the metallic/foil packaging to promote the idea of freshness I suspect. The text on the crisps is a little more 'grown up', too. Although the image of the rasher crisps still remain on the front.
In one big bag the weight is 150g. Here comes the part that makes it interesting. In a 100g serving you can expect to be hit with 24.2g fat, 7.5g saturated fat, 3.7g sugar and a whopping 4.0g of salt. Calories that tally up? 468kCal, which I find to be decent.
However the salt content is huge. The RDA by the government currently sits at 6g of salt a day. Have a bag of these and you're nearly complete on your RDA of salt. You can really taste the saltiness coming through in the crisps and like I said, this is a very occasional treat for me; at holiday periods or when I've been sick and can't keep much down these strangely work a treat.
The crisps themselves resemble a streak of bacon; two red strips down a yellow/tan coloured 'rasher' and they have a bacon flavour to them. The flavour is great, very strong but not overpowering. The crisps are made from maize and cooked in healthier oils although I'm sure this is a distraction from the insane amounts of salt contained. On top of this you have to consider that the amounts of saturated fat are massive.
They have a crispy, almost flaky texture and are crunchy when you bite down.
The crisps taste great but I would never serve them up at a kid's party and would never go back to eating them every week; an occasional treat works out just fine for me as I can't stand the fact that they have a massive salt content! I'm giving this product three stars based on the salt content. I would award it two more stars if they had a reduced salt version of this snack.
Me and hubby usually treat ourselves to a nice big bag of sharing crisps on a Saturday night and this week we went back to our old favourite as they always taste great and manage to hit the hunger spot. We chose the Bacon Rashers from Tesco as we like the versions you can buy in the pubs but these are a lot cheaper.
The crisps come in a purple bag which has a pattern formed out of a single bacon rasher crisp all over it. There is the product name and Tesco logo on the front in a silver rectangle. The back of the bag contains all of the product information and the nutritional ingredients for the crisps.
The packet is made from foil so is very easy to open but unfortunately it is not recyclable.
~~APPEARANCE AND TASTE~~
The bacon rasher crisps do have a funny look. They are rectangle in shape and measure about 4cm by 2cm and are about 3mm thick. They are a golden colour and have purple stripes on them, I think they are trying to resemble streaky bacon rashers. The crisps are a good size for small children to eat as they are able to pick and hold them independently which encourages them with their eating.
There is a pleasant smell from the crisps which is apparent when the packet has been opened and it does smell faintly of bacon and maize. When it comes to taste these are very good. They do remind me of smoky bacon crisps, they are not exactly like the taste of a normal bacon rasher but they are not far off. They are very easy to eat and are quite light, there is a good crunch to the crisps but they are not overly hard. Once I have eaten a few of the crisps I do get left with a lovely taste n my mouth which is great, it is easily removed if you don't like the aftertaste by having a small drink.
I do find that when eating the crisps it is easier to tip them into a dish as to reduce the noise as the packet is very noisy and this is off putting when trying to watch a film. I do also get a light covering on my fingers from the crisps but this is easy to lick or wipe off, they are not greasy so you don't have to worry about greasy fingers. The crisps do create a few crumbs if not eaten carefully but there are only a few of them and they are not as messy as others, say Wotsits or skips.
One downside to the crisps for me is that I do tend to get they stuck in my teeth which is a pain at times. Personally I think this s more for me as I do like to suck the crisps to make them a little softer to bite and also to make sure I get the maximum flavour out of them.
I would say that if you do not intend to eat the crisps within a few hours then they are best kept in the packet rather than in a dish or bowl as they do start to go soft quite quickly. I do like the soft ones as they are easier to bite but a lot will not.
The crisps come in a good sized bag which is 150g, this means if you are feeling generous they make a great share bag. I would personally struggle to eat a whole bag all by myself. The crisps must be stored in an air tight container once opened to help keep them fresh.
There are some allergy warnings on the crisp packet which include the fact that these crisps contain wheat and gluten and although the recipe is nut free Tesco cannot guarantee that these have been made in a nut free environment. They are also suitable for vegetarians.
The ingredients for the bacon rasher crisps are:-
Maize, rice flour, sunflower oil, dried potato, bacon flavour seasoning, salt, sugar, colour (beetroot red), Emulsifier (Mono- and di-glycerides of Fatty acids), preservative (sodium met bisulphite)
Bacon flavour seasoning contains:- wheat flour, yeast extract, salt, sugar, dextrose, onion powder, flavouring, vegetable oil, colour (paprika extract)
The nutritional values for 100g of the crisps are:-
Energy - 510kcal
Protein - 6.6g
Carbohydrate - 59.0g
Of which sugars - 59.0g
Fat - 27.4g
Of which saturates - 1.9g
Mono-saturates - 21.9g
Polyunsaturated - 2.6g
Fibre - 1.9g
Sodium - 0.9g
Salt equivalent - 2.2g
As you can see they are high on the calorie and fat side but as an occasional treat that is being shared they will be OK.
As these are a Tesco own branded snack then they are only available in Tesco stores, they are priced at just under £1 per packet which I feel is good value for money. Other supermarkets do their own versions but I have no idea on how they rate against these ones.
Yes I do recommend these bacon rasher crisps as they have a great taste, they are a good size crisp and are great for sharing. For the price you really cannot go wring with giving these a try. A full 5 stars.
We first had these over Xmas and they're so nice that we've brought them loads of times since then. They are Tescos version of Frazzles and cost 85p for a 150g bag, I don't think you can buy them in bigger bags and that's a shame because they're yummy and it would be wicked to be able to put them in packed lunches and stuff like that.
They are maize and rice snacks and have got a nice soft texture that melts in your mouth. They're a lot more puffed than Frazzles and start melting quicker too. They have been made to look like rashers of bacon with pink lines on them like frazzles, they don't look as good as Frazzles I don't think and deffo look cheaper.
The crisps have got a wicked flavour though, they taste strong of bacon and have got a lovely salty flavour that gives them a proper nice smokey flavour. The taste lingers for ages in my mouth and they've haven't got much of a greasy taste, you can sort of taste a bit of oil in them when they first start disolving in your mouth but it's not a bad taste and just makes them taste even more like bacon I reckon! lol
Anyway not everyone can taste this greasy taste, I can but no-one else in the house can so I reckon I must have super sensitive taste buds when it comes to greasy tastes! Over all it's bacon that these crisps taste of and the flavouring is strong on all of them, the odd crisp in the bag is mega strong and has been overloaded with the salty powder but there aren't many of them..... shame because they're delish!
My mate told me that these are ok for vegetarians as well, seems a bit weird that veggies can't eat a lot of fruity sweets but they're ok with meat flavoured crisps! I've looked at the ingredients and can't see anything a veggie WOULDN'T eat but I'm not all that sure about the names of some things so you'll have to look yourself! lol
Pity you don't get Crisps like these in smaller packets. I guess that's what Frazzles are for though.
This is Tesco's big bag version of these. They come in a 150g bag and cost about 70p. The bag looks alright, a nice pink colour and from the packet it gives the idea of a nice Bacon taste. There is a picture of a bowlful of these and they look like Frazzles as well.
There is quite a lot of Crisps in here, and they are quite heavy as far as Crisps go. They are nearly a square shape and are a light yellow colour with a couple of pink lines through them. I guess this is meant to symbolise Bacon Rashers. They are pretty crunchy as well, and a bit crumby.
These have a nice Smokey Bacon taste to them. They are full of flavour and not plain tasting and boring. The other Crisps in the range are nice too and they come in Onion Rings and Cheese Puffs.
I find this easy to graze at the bag and eat it all in 1 sitting, but I feel a bit sickly afterwards. I never learn though, and keep munching on these.
A nice Crisp to snack on as they are cheap and tasty.
I started buying these a few years ago because I am a big fan of Frazzles, and as any fans will know Frazzles are quite difficult to get hold of these days! Because they are a Tesco product they are only available from Tesco but seem to be available in most stores, even the smaller express ones. They come in a 150g bag for 85p. It is worth noting that the packaging is slightly different from that in the picture and is now a bit more modern with pink and silver squares. The snack can be found in the crisp aisle, next to the other big bags of crisps and tubed crisps such as Pringles.
Opening the bag you are greeted by a nice bacon smell. They smell very appetising and make you keen to eat them! The crisps themselves are about an inch in length and about half an inch wide. They are a light brown in colour with pinky coloured stripes which I imagine is meant to make them resemble streaky bacon. So tucking into them the first thing you notice is the taste, they do taste quite like bacon and there is plenty of flavouring on each crisp. The crisps melt easily in the mouth and are very moreish. They are quite crunchy but not as hard as regular crisps meaning that they are better for younger children as they dont pose as a choking hazard.
The crisps are made from Maize, making them different from the usual potato crisps. 100g (more than half the bag) contains 510 calories, 3.7g sugars, 27.4g fat (1.9g saturates) and 2.2g salt. Now these dont appear to be very healthy but it is worth noting that these figures are for 2/3 of the bag and its unlikely you will be eating that much! However, they are better as a treat and are very good served in bowls at parties.
I really like these crisps and the only thing that puts me off occasionally is the nutritional value! They are similar to Frazzles, but in my opinion slightly more salty. They are good value for money and are great to share so I recommend them.
I rmeeber fondlty the days of growing up with my two brothers, and going down the local shop and mum buying us Frazzles. What could be better than a crisp, tasting of bacon, and actually trying to look like bacon too?!
Its just a shame that you dont often see them in many supermarkets now, but Tesco have their own version, which comes in a super big bag, ideal for sharing.
These bacon rashers taste exactly how I remember them, nice strong flavour, without being too strong. They are made out of maize, and formed into retangular shapes, which have strips of red on them in order to look like a piece oif streakuy bacon.
The only trouble with these is that they are very moreish, and its easy to keep eating and eating without realsing that you have voirtyaully eaten the whole pack!
Of course the other problem you ahve with these is that after you have had some, you fingers turn a little orange, and they stink of bacon, even after you've washed your hands!
I must come onto the price for these, which are arpiund 80p per bag. For the size of bag, I think this represents great value for money, as they are best enjoyed with a group of frieds. Me and my wife got a bag of these of these for Christmas along with other snacks and they went down a treat!