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      19.09.2012 23:02
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      A lovely tasty, savoury snack!

      When I visit my parents home I usually end up having a glass of wine or two with my mum and this normally involves her putting out a large bowl of nibbles. One lots of nibbles that my mum always buys as she knows how much I like them is the Tesco onion rings.  These onion rings are onion flavour baked maize snacks and come in a large 150g bag and currently cost £0.90. As each bag states that it contains 6 servings this works out at only £0.15 per serving which I think is great value.  The onion rings come packaged in a green foil bag which helps keep them nice and fresh. On the front of the bag there are pictures of the onion rings, basic nutritional information and a section stating that they contain no artificial flavours, colours or MSG. On the back of the packet you can find more detailed information including full ingredients listings, nutritional information, allergy advice and storage instructions. It also states that the onion rings are suitable for vegetarians.  Obviously with these being a savoury snack they are not the lightest in calories or fat content but like everything else as part of a balanced diet they do make a nice treat. A 25g serving contains the following: Calories - 130 kcal Protein - 1.5g Carbohydrate - 15.1g Fat - 6.6g Sodium - 0.3g Inside the bag you will find the orange coloured maize snacks. They are a ring shape and around two inches in width. As soon as you open the pack you can smell the onion flavour. Each onion ring is every light and crispy in texture and has a nice oniony taste which is not too strong or overpowering. The onion rings are not in any way greasy either which some snacks can be. They make a lovely snack and certainly go well with a glass of wine! 

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        19.05.2010 23:31
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        These are the best onion rings out there!

        Tesco onion rings- 150g for 76p and I am instantly interested in buying some. They stand out from the other crisps on the shelf with the bright green packaging covered in pictures of onion rings. I often pick these up as my husband seems to be addicted to them! The back of the packet details the nutritional information which informs you that there are: 505 cal per 100g 26.4g of fat per 100g (2.6 g sat fat) 2.8g of salt 9.6g of sugar Reading the list, not the most healthy and nutritional snack around. However, once opening the packet you kind of forget about that. You are met with a strong but very nice smell of onion, which instantly makes your mouth water. The crisps themselves taste very nice, not too much flavouring, and ridiculously moreish. They are quite easy to eat a packet without even realising, just one of those snacks you can't help but eat! These are really good for evenings when you have people round and need something to put out-although they get eaten really quickly so it depends whether you like to share! Tesco onion rings are the best of the low budget bunch, you can't really argue with the price what with how much a normal packet of crisps costs these days. I think if you ignore the calorie count and don't eat them everyday they are lovely to have once in a while, but don't get too addicted!

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          12.03.2010 17:35
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          Somewhat soggy, a bit wishy washy for flavour, and not a particularly good buy.

          I am quite a fan of onion rings. Sainsburys - where I used to shop when hubby and I were first married coz it was close to where we lived sells lovely onion rings (I've been known to buy them when we've popped in there for something else too!). The Tesco ones that I bought a couple of months ago though were sadly disappointing. It's not that they're not oniony. They are, it's just that it's a sort of washed out onionyness (sorry creating words to describe things now). Like most onion rings these are well ring shaped as you've probably imagined. They're a corn based ring, and they do have some crunch to them, but it's a bit washed out again. It's almost like they're trying to let them be crunchy and melty at the same time and for me, well it just doesn't work. The packaging is good - green (cheese and onion should always be green - blue packs are for salt and vinegar I don't care what other companies say lol). It's a big pack too, 150 grams and around 80p a pack, so it seemed like a really good buy till I started eating them. We have a bit of a tradition in my home. When it's Grand Prix season (it's almost here folks - time to get excited again lol) we have Sunday afternoon nibbles in front of the motor racing. Normally includes some sort of chocolates, some soft cheese, and then things like onion rings, cheese balls etc. which can be errr dunked into the soft cheese. Ok I know we sound like right slobs, but trust me the combo is good! The problem with these Tesco ones is that as you dunk them and scrape a little soft cheese onto one, it sort of fizzles and goes soggy. Overall, they're ok, but if you want a really good crunchy onion ring that tastes properly of onion and doesn't go all mushy when you dunk it in the soft cheese, go with Sainsburys version. Price is much the same, and they're just so much nicer.

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            04.02.2010 14:59
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            Me and the wife love Onion Rings. There is different versions in the shops and Supermarket, but Tesco is probably our favourite ones. They are a bit sweet, and nice and tangy. They taste like Proper Cooked Onion Rings. You get these in large bags, think they are 150g and they only cost about 70p. You get others in the Tesco range such as Bacon Rashers, Cheese Puffs and so on. These are in a large green bag which is quite shiney and the Onion Rings on the front look orange and nice. You can smell the Onions when you open this bag. It is quite a strong smell, but not too strong. The Rings are quite large and a good thickness. They are orange colouloured and feel slightly crumbly, but nice and crisp at the same time. When you bite into these they break up easily enough. You get the Onion taste from there, but again they aren't too strong, they are just very flavoursome. Highly recommended from our household and we can easily polish a bag off between us.

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            21.01.2010 17:04
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            Tesco's Onion Rings - Tasty, Addictive Snack

            Onion rings are one of my all time favourite crisps. I am not sure when I was introduced to this tasty and very addictive snack, I just know that I've been enjoying them for many years. I shop in Tesco, so theirs are the onion rings I buy. I have tried various other brands, but Tesco's are the best. The only problem that I have, is once they are open, I can't stop eating them. I usually put some in a bowl and put the rest of the pack away, but I always give in to temptation. Before I know it, I have devoured the whole packet and not surprisingly feel quite ill. Tesco's Onion Rings come in a shiny foil bag, which keeps them fresh and very crunchy. They do have a strong onion flavour which I love but they smell strongly too. Needless to say - no-one wants to sit beside me when I'm eating them. Onion rings are a maize snack, they are quite oily and do make your fingers messy. Just don't wipe them on your clothes or you'll leave an oily mark! As with most snacks, onion rings are not in the healthy food group. An average serving (not sure what that is), has 125 calories, so about the same as a packet of crisps. Tesco's Onion Rings cost 82p for a 150g bag. This is good value compared to other large bags of crisps which can cost over £1. I am giving this snack 5 stars because they are just that tasty!

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              17.01.2010 13:11
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              THEY ARE OK FOR PARTIES BUT NOT OK FOR ME.

              On Friday night i decided to ask a few of our close friends over for my husbands birthday. I prepared a table of finger foods for our guests to enjoy with their drinks throughout the evening. Amongst the usual array of rolls and quiches. I had a variety of crisps and maize snacks for our pleasure. One particular bag of snacks i had bought previously that day, was Onion rings from Tesco. These golden rings of maize had a suprisingly strong and intense flavour of roasted onions. These initially delicious snacks, were available from Tescos in a large 150g bag. The packaging was a striking green foil bag, which is easy to spot on the shelves as it has pictures on the packaging of these golden ring snacks which await your consumption inside. All information on the pack is well presented. There is advice on nutritional information, allergy guidance and list of ingredients. When reading the nutritional information it becomes apparent that these snacks are quite high in fat and calorie content. With 25g portion offering a high 6.3g in fat and the whole 150g bag of onion rings will set you back a staggering 710 calories. I found these onion rings were very popular with our guests on Friday night. Eveyone was going back for further handfuls. The children in particular were fond of these onion flavoured corn snacks. One thing though that i found put me off the snack slightly was the overly saltiness of the product. I felt the more i ate the saltiness became more apparent. I also found that i had only eaten a handful unyet my tongue bacame quite sore. I also found that these maize snacks left quite an unpleasent aftertaste. The onion taste which had been so favourable when first eating had now become quite sickly and overpowering. In conclusion i would say that i would buy these snacks again. For they are great value for money.(under £1.50) and they offer an alternative to crisps when putting on a party. But on ther other hand i would not consider buying these onion flavoured snacks for my children to eat as a treat and i certainly would not buy them for myself as i found them quite awful. They are over synthetic and high in both fat and calories. Plus they are very salty and in my opinion not something i would crave again.

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                04.12.2009 12:58
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                A Christmas party essential!

                The Christmas season is quickly approaching and many of us will be having friends and family around for festivities, while others will be tucking into food and drink in front of festive television. My boyfriend and I do like the odd packet of crisps and lately we have developed a bit of a taste for onion rings. I picked up a bad in my local Tesco's extra for 80p a few months back and since we have bought them quite regularly. The great thing about these crisps is that you get 150g for 80p - that's over three times more than you get in the average crisp packet, so it's a pretty good deal. The onion rings come in a green crisp packet, although they are Tesco's own, they are not value branded. When you open the packet you will see yellow / orange corn rings, they smell quite strong and you can really taste the onion flavour in these crisps. They are nice and crunchy and very tasty. Sometimes I find it hard to stop eating these once a packet is open, which is rather dangerous when you see the nutritional content. Each packet contained 750 calories and 38g fat, which is rather a lot, so you should eat them in moderation. I would certainly recommend these crisps if you are doing a party buffet, because they are well priced and they taste lovely. You'd probably pay double this for big bags of branded crisps, and based on taste you can't tell these are supermarket branded. We are all trying to watch the pennies as Christmas approaches, so if you are having family and friends over this Christmas then make sure you purchase a few bags of these!

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                  16.08.2009 20:24
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                  A great value and thoroughly delicious snack

                  These are really good. They come in a nice big 150 gram bag, full of nice big onion ring snacks. The only thing that isn't big is the price. Because they are mostly air (like most corn-based snacks) you feel like you are getting more than you really are, which is nice. Despite this though, it is nigh impossible not to finish the pack once you get started, so be careful - if you're not sharing them then you're going to be getting just over 750 calories! The onion flavour (fried onion flavour to be exact) is strong, quite sweet and thoroughly delicious. They are slightly less "sharp" tasting that Pickled Onion monster munch, with a flavour that is slightly sweeter, but very intense. As mentioned above, they are dangerously more-ish, so don't expect to put half the pack away for the next day unless you have iron willpower. Cheap, big and tasty - at ~80p a pack (and they always seem to be on a multi-buy offer) you really can't go wrong. Be warned though, after half a pack you'll find they start sticking to the roof of your mouth, so be sure to keep a drink at hand!

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                    20.07.2009 12:39
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                    Onion Rings are probably my favourite Crisps. The only bad side is that they aren't that easy to eat on a Crisp Roll, as you can't squash them down as well. But I can happily open a large bag of these and munch them while watching the tv and probably finish them myself. My husband loves them too, so we often have them in the house. I like Tesco's ones as well as Asda and Sainsbury's. You get these for 76p for a 150g bag. The bag is alright looking. It stands out on the shelf with it's bright green colouring. You see the orange colour Onion Rings on the front arranged in a bowl. Looks good. When you open the pack you smell the Onion right away. They smell fried and nice and tangy. The Rings are pretty orange and they feel a little crumb-y some of them whereas the others feel smooth. These taste lovely. You certainly taste the Onion from these and they are full of flavour. Brilliant Crisps and although they tend to get stuck between your teeth, it's not a problem to dig the crumbs out and eat them. I think 1 1/5th of the bag has about 130 calories, but I don't tend to pay attention to these figures, as I normally more of less eat most of the bag in the one go, as they are so more-ish. I cannot stop when I start to eat these. Brilliant Crisps at a not bad price. Great to eat on your own, or put out for a Buffet, as I think most people like Onion Ring crisps.

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                    19.07.2009 16:51
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                    As a kid I completely detested onions and anything onion related. If I was offered onion crisps I would have completely been disgusted at the thought. However now, I enjoy a nice portion of them and there are occasions when only onion rings will do. I love the luxury ones you get however I think the Tesco option are just as good! They can be found in the crisp aisle in Tesco and they will be nestled in neatly among the other Tesco crisps including the potato rings and the salt and vinegar sticks. They come in one size of bag only and this is 150g. This is quite a lot bigger than your typical bag of crisps which weighs between 25g and 35g. Normally this bag will cost 80p however at the moment there is a special offer on where you can get the rings for 74p. This isn't a huge saving however its still money off! The bag is bright green and colour and not overly appealing to be honest. It does stand out on the shelf as it is so bright however for a food product its not the nicest and most appealing of colours. The back of the packet gives information on nutrition and ingredients as well as information on how to contact Tesco if you have a problem or complaint about the product. The front of the packet gave all useful information such as product description but my favourite part was the delicious looking picture. The image splashed across the front was the onion rings being poured into a bowl. The bag is easy to open and once opened the delicious onion smell wafts out. It is not dissimilar to any branded versions however it is slightly less strong. The bag seems to be filled rather full and when I pulled one out I noticed they were quite thick. They weren't overly big but the depth of them was great. Popping one into my mouth the first thing I detected was the texture. They really were quite crunchy and had a nice chew to them. They weren't soft and soggy like I was expecting them to be. The taste was lovely a real onion tang. The taste wasn't too strong though however it was lovely and just powerful enough. Overall I really enjoyed the taste of them! I managed to scoff about just over half of the bag which considering a typical serving size is 25g is really quite bad. Like I said a typical serving size is 25g. If you stick to these guidelines you will be consuming 124 calories and 6.4g of fat. This is quite terrible and these should really be eaten in moderation and on special occasions. They are not sutiable for those who are lactose intolerant, wheat and gluten intolerant or allergic to semolina or milk;.

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                    12.07.2009 18:28
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                    Trashy and delicious

                    I bought these for my daughter's 18th birthday party - two or three packets - and I very nearly scoffed them all myself. I was like one of those possessive dogs that snarls or snaps when you go too close when it is chewing on something tasty. A teenager would approach the buffet table looking interested in the plastic bowl containing the onion rings (that I was hovering over and speed eating) and I would growl a warning. They were mine...all mine. So, yes, I like them. Quite a lot actually. I try to eat healthily and they are a trashy junk food and I love them. I wish I had some here now. Ingredients --------------- Maize, Vegetable Oil, Semolina (contains Wheat), Onion Seasoning, Salt, Onion Powder, Colour (Paprika Extract) Onion Seasoning contains: Onion Powder, Dextrose, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin, Salt, Natural Flavouring, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Citric Acid, Vegetable Oil, Colour (Paprika Extract) The nutritional value of this food is negligible really but the ingredients list is not too horrendous - which is why i bought them in the first place. I scrutinise packets to check stuff is: a. Vegan b. No aspartame c. No Monosodium glutamate. These crisps tick all the boxes. You should try scrutinising crisp packets and see the amount of crap that goes into them. Nearly all of them have MSG - and certainly the leading brand of crisps is the worst offender. Appearance --------------- The rings are just the right size to shovel easily into your mouth; they are a mid brown colour and you can smell their trashy lovliness as soon as you get them out of the bag. Taste and Texture ---------------------- The rings are very crunchy and very satisfying to crunch as well. The crunchiness lasted all through the party of 5 hrs (I can testify to that). The taste of these rings is very oniony but not over the top. Other trashy snacks of this kind can overwhelm you with their taste - but not these little beauties; Tesco seems to have hit the mark with the formula for their onion rings because once you have tasted one - one will never be enough. To Conclude --------------- They are delicious in a pot-noodle kind of way. If you want to comfort eat shamelessly - get yourself a bag and trough the whole 5 servings in a bag yourself. It's not hard but you will probably need a bucket of some equally trashy pop to wash it down as they are quite salty (2g per bag). They are absolutely perfect for a party. In fact don't bother getting any other kind of food just heap up the trestle table with 30 bags and you can't go wrong. P.s. Invite me.

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                      14.06.2009 15:30
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                      Hmm, Recommended and Not Recommended at the Same Time!

                      Tesco Onion Rings are a bit TOO good. A 150g bag costs 80p, and this is meant to be a large bag that lasts your for at least five servings. Sadly this just can't seem to happen with me, and I blame the MSG content rather than my lack of will power! These are super tasty little corn snacks. Each onion ring is crisp, crunchy and with a really strong but rather sweet onion taste. I find they're especially nice when dipped in a sour cream or mayonnaise based dips that include either chives or garlic (or both). The taste is strong and immediate when you eat these, and it lasts nicely in the mouth after eating as well. There's no unusual after taste like you can get with some cheaper snacks, just a consistent sweet onion flavour that is hard to resist. The trouble is though, that I find these are really hard to put down. The only other crisp I have that problem with is pringles, a product which also contains MSG. The trouble with MSG in any food is that it makes it moreish and hard to stop eating. I think you need a really strong sense of will power to resist the urges that this dangerous additive gives you. Calorie wise these aren't as bad as some solid potato chips are. There are 125 calories in a 30g serving along with 6.3g of fat (pretty high for a crisp or corn snack) and 1.8g of sugar. As a one-off for onion ring fans every now and again these are truly tasty treats. But I can't have them in the house regularly, and I don't think much to the inclusion of MSG in any food - especially fatty food like this.

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