“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Crisps „
Tesco Cheese and Onion Crisps
Sometimes I just really fancy something nice and tasty, usually when I am sitting at night watching the tele, with a nice glass of red wine, and I get the munchies for something savoury.
It was on such an occasion when I scoured the kitchen and found these crisps that I always have ready for my hubby for his lunches. Hubby always insists on having Walkers crisps, to go with his sandwiches, but when I bought these they had no Walkers cheese and onion on sale so I bought these as an alternative.
~~~ Packaging ~~~
So I sat back down in front of the tele and tucked into my crisps. These Tesco's own come in a multi pack of 6 bags and they are bright green in colour with a yellow green sunflower shape on the front of the bag indicating that the crisps are high in oleic sunflower, high in mono unsaturates and naturally low in saturates.
~~~ Nutrition Per Bag (25g) ~~~
Energy ~ 135kcals
Protein ~ 1.6g
Carbs ~ 12.9g
(of which sugars) ~ 0.5g
Fat ~ 8.4g
(of which sats) ~ 0.8g
Mono-unsaturates ~ 6.8g
Polyunsaturates ~ 0.7g
Fibre ~ 1.1g
Soduim ~ 0.1g
Salt equivalent ~ 0.3g
~~~ Allergy Advice ~~~
These crisps contain milk and there are no nuts at the factory but apparently they cannot guarantee there are no nuts in the product.
~~~ Taste ~~~
I found these crisps to be really very tasty. They were lovely and fresh and crispy, as you would expect crisps to be. The taste of them is actually, in my opinion, better than Walkers as the flavour was much stronger and it was a full flavour on every crisp. Some crisps I find have a little flavour on some crisps and no flavour at all on others. The smell of them is really appetising too, I could really smell the onion on the crisps and not just the cheese.
~~~ Opinion ~~~
I would deffinatley buy these crisps again and probably not bother with the Walkers in future. These crisps taste just as nice, if not better, and at 87p for a bag of 6 packs they are much better value than the Walkers or any of the more expensive brands. Ideal to pop in your lunch box as a nice addition to your sandwiches or to munch on at night in front of the tele. And Hubby loves them too !!
~~~ Cost and Availability ~~~
Available only at Tesco for 87p for a bag of 6 25g packets.
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Tesco Cheese and Onion Baked Crisps..............
I have been trying to stay on the straight and narrow by eating sensibly as now I have shifted a good few stone I do not want to put it all back on, which in my case I find easily to do. I have been opting for the low fat options of things where possible and have been trying different things that are better for me. These Baked crisps from Tesco's are something I had not tried before but being aware of the same type of crisps sold by Walkers I was keen to give them a try.
These Baked Cheese and Onion crisps come in a multi packet of 6 bags and cost a little over the £1 region. There is a fair bit cheaper than buying the Walkers version of the same crisps so I was curious to see how they faired against a branded product.
The crisps are better to eat than regular crisps because they are baked and not fired. This means that they have less saturated fat in and in total these crisps have only 105 calories and have only 1.7grams of fat and only a mere 0.2grams of that is saturated! Which in my opinion is exceptionally good and I do believe slightly better than the Walker's version. There is however only 25 grams of crisps within a bag which I find slightly measly.
The packaging is alright, nothing special but just what I would expect when getting a bag of crisps. The packaging lets you know exactly what it is you are eating and it even boasts the fact that the crisps have 70% less saturated fat than Tesco's standard Cheese and Onion crisps.
On opening the bag I can instantly smell the lovely cheese and onion aroma and it is rather strong and very appealing (to me but not however to my colleague sitting next to me when I eat them!). Looking in the bag you can just about see the crisps somewhere down the bottom as there appears to be more packaging than crisps! This is perhaps one aspect that could be changed as there are fewer crisps why not try less bag!?!
The crisps look fairly similar to the Walkers Baked crisps in the fact that they are sort of hexagon in shape with a crinkle type affect to the surface of the crisp. You can see the flavouring on each crisp coated both sides and this appears to be rather a good amount.
The taste of the crisps is indeed something I found very nice. The thickness is much nicer than standard crisps as it seems to give the snack more crunchiness and a better bite to it. The flavour is a very nice cheesy type too but not too strong as the hint of onion that comes through the cheese taste is just the right amount for me. The shape and ridges that the baked crisp has, does seem to give it more of a texture in the mouth that I find all works together with the flavour to make for a really good snack.
I am very happy with these crisps. They are low in fat and good in calories. Fair enough that there really is not that many in a bag but surely it is good to be left wanting more? I am so pleased with these Tesco Cheese and Onion Baked Crisps that I will most probably buy them again in my next shop and continue to do so until I get bored of them or find something else that takes my fancy.
For now though I find that they are a great product and one that I shall award a 5 out of 5 star rating and give a very high recommendation for. If you are looking for a low fat snack then these are surely worth trying.
Many thanks for taking the time to read/rate.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
This review is for the normal multi pack of Tesco Cheese and Onion Crisps as I could only find this one in the database and after suggesting it was told its already there so this must be it.
We usually buy the big multipacks of Walkers crisps with the variety selection in it but seeing as OH is on a diet and daughter isnt eating crisps at the moment I decided to just get a multi pack of cheese and onion crisps instead this month. The tesco pack was only 87p for 6 packets of crisps compared to £1.29 for the Walkers pack and seeing that I am trying to save pennies went for the Tesco pack.
The big difference you see when looking for the pack is that the Tesco pack is coloured green where as if you buy Walkers crisps you are used to cheese and onion being the blue packs. Other wise the packs are the same shape, long and thin and made out of the same thing the smaller packs are made of.
On opening one of the packets inside the crisps were not broken or crushed but were a nice shape and there were not too many small bits in the bottom of the bag. The taste is not nearly as strong as the Walkers brand, in fact it is hard to taste any onion or cheese on the crisps, they just really taste like plain crisps but with a slight flavour to them. When you smell the bag of crisps it does not smell like cheese and onion either.
They are quite pleasant to eat but not really what I wanted as I like to put a layer of crisps inside my cheese sandwiches to give the sandwich a nice oniony flavour but you didnt get the flavour with these crips, you did get the crunchiness though.
The nutitional values for a packet of Tesco Cheese and Onion Crisps is 135 calories, 0.5g sugar, 8.4g fat, 0.8g saturates and 0.3g salt.
It says they are suitable for vegetarians and that they contain no nuts but they cant guarantee nut free.
The best before date is more than two months away so there is a long time to use them up.
I think if I was going to buy crisps for myself again I would go back to the Walkers ones and pay a bit more for the flavour but if I was buying crisps say for a party where it didnt really matter so much then these are a cheap alternative.
My name is Lisajo and I am a crisapaholic. I love crisps. There, I have said it. I eat them far too often and really need to quit the habit if I am going to be comfortable in my summer clothes this year!
*Where From & How Much*
Tesco Cheese & Onion Crisps are available from Tesco, in store, at fuel filling stations and on line at www.tesco.com. A multipack of 6 (25g) of the same flavour is currently priced at 99p. They are also available in larger variety multipacks with other flavours.
Each 25g pack provides:
*Appearance, Small & Taste*
Opening the pack I am hit by a really cheesy smell. A gone-ff cheese type of smell, mixed with a hint of onion. Quite dissimilar to that of other well known brands carrying the same flavour.
The crisps are of quite a varied size, a couple the size of my tongue and some smaller ones with a few at the bottom that look like the eye of the potato with a darker patch in the middle. They have a gleam about them, which comes from the Sunflower Oil, and looks a slightly greasy layer.
On taste, these are better than I had expected. They are not up there with the best but do have a good taste to them. The flavouring is coated well and equally with no residue at the bottom of the pack.
I quite like this flavour. I would not rule out buying these again. The packaging is decent and doesn't look 'cheap'. The flavour and crunch of the crisps is also fairly decent for the price. They get a 4 out of 5 from me.
I came across these crisps a few months ago in tesco when I was looking for some slightly healthier crisps. I really love crisps and I was following the weight watchers plan at the time so therefore I needed something to fulfill my needs! I found them in the crisp aisle, next to the 'healthier' options such as weight watchers and walkers baked. They cost £1.09 for a multipack of 6 25g bags which I thought was really good value. The bag is a light brown in colour with big green lettering which I imagine represents the flavour.
When I opened a bag of crisps I was greeted by a waft of cheese and onion although this did not smell very strong and certainly was not overpowering. Each crisp was quite big in size, most around 2 inches by 2 inches. They were a golden brown in colour and were ridged. When I ate the crisps the first thing I noticed was that they were very crunchy and tasted very fresh. The cheese and onion taste, like most crisps was slightly more onion tasting however, this was not too much as personally I do not like the taste of onion! The bag was the perfect size and satisfied both a hunger pang and my need for crisps!
Each bag of these crisps contains 95 calories, 1.3g sugar, 1.7g fat (0.2g saturates) and 0.5g salt. As you can see they have quite a reduction of fat compared to standard crisps. If I remember correctly, each one of these bags is 1.5 weight watcher points. The crisps are mainly made from dried potato and maize starch.
I really enjoyed these crisps and will be buying them again. One thing I did find a bit of a let down was that in my tesco you could only buy them in this flavour and I would have preferred a variety pack or a choice of flavours. I think the taste of these crisps is really nice and I really liked the crunchy, fresh texture and the ridges on them. I would recommend these to any crisp lover as they certainly compare to other brands on the market, they are also fab for those watching their weight.