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      10.12.2008 22:08
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      Not nice

      I had a packet of Walkers Spare Rib crisps ages and ages ago. I had forgotten all about them until I saw them on here. I felt compelled to write a review about how gross they were - just to get it out of my system and so i can go back to pretending I never ate them! Are you getting an idea about how disgusting they are yet?

      They are traditional Walkers crisps and so are pretty nice in terms of texture. They are not too greasy, but in my opinion they are more greasy than many other Walkers crisps. They are quite thickly cut and very crunchy. They do not go mushy when you eat them. They do not get stuck in your teeth. Walkers crisps are the best.

      This flavour though is quite odd. For me, the only Chinese food flavour that works as a crunchy based snack food is prawn crackers. I love Chinese spare ribs. Their flavour is nice but more than that, they are really sticky and the flavour works its way around your mouth. This does not and cannot happen with a crisp. The flavour is added in dry powder form and as such, it loses its most endearing feature!! What is left is a very poor and weak BBQ flavour. Not impressive at all.

      To conclude, great crisp, rubbish flavour.

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        21.08.2006 09:45
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        Lovely new taste should be on our shelves pernamently

        Following their gorgeous 'Great British Tastes' range (you know, the Marmite, Cheddar & Branston and Ketchup flavour crisps that were brought out to coincide with the Golden Jubilee), 2003 realy is Walkers year. I'm going to forgive them for their revolting attempt at vanilla flavoured crisps in light of amazing new developments. Earlier this year they introduced the gorgeous Sensations range, quickly followed by Sensations Oriental Crackers - also delicious. Even their Baked Bean crisps were tastier than they sounded.

        So what are they? It's a twist on the 'Great British Tastes' range I mentioned earlier. Only this is 'Great British Takeaways.' Basically Walkers have taken the flavours of Chinese and Indian restaurants and put them in crisp form. This particular bag is Chinese Spare Rib flavour. Now I love, worship and adore Chinese spare ribs so these have got a lot to live up to. So lets see...

        oOoOo THE BAG oOoOo

        As I said earlier, I thought they were BBQ crisps because the edges of the bag are the exact same brown colour. The middle of the bag is a pattern like the horrible flowery wallpaper you get in some dirt cheap Chinese restaurants! lol So Walkers are trying ethnic - or stereotypical ethnic anyway! The original Walkers logo is still there but now it's flashed with 'Great British Tastes' and there's a picture of a brown paper takeaway bag.

        The back of the pack shows another brown paper bag, out of which a trio of Great British Tastes bags are bursting. You're given contact details, ingrdients list and nutritional information (181 cals and 11.4g fat). A quick glance at a ba g of Walkers BBQ crisps and the calories and fat are exactly the same so I've got a feeling that these Spare Rib flavour crisps are basically BBQ flavour but with an extra flavouring ingredient. And if you're a vegetarian or coeliac you can eat these too!

        oOoOo THE CRISPS oOoOo

        Opening the bag, there's no smell that leaps out at you but shoving the crisps under my nose and inhaling a couple of lungfuls there's a slight spare rib smell to them. To be honest, the smell is greasy more than anything.

        Onto the taste. As soon as I put a crisp in my mouth I can taste... spare ribs! Jeeez, I didn't think it was possible to make them taste so authentic. They're really crispy (well, being crisps what do you expect???), they seem slightly larger than the standard Walkers range and they're liberally coated in a brown flavouring powder. The taste is something else. Imagine the dry spare ribs you can get. Done it? Now imagine those same dry spare ribs but really salty. This is what these crisps taste like. They're a bit too salty for me to be honest, but the spare rib flavour is definitely there and it's a lovely meaty taste.

        Whether you think they're authentic or not, they're a lovely flavour crisp and well worth a try. If I've got to compare the taste of these crisps to anything it's got to be a mixture of Beef 'n' Onion and Smokey Bacon but with the flavour of spare ribs. :o) The grease I smelt when I opened the bag is also apparent in the flavour and this is really the only thing that lets these crisps down. You'll definitely need to wash your hands after eating a bag of these because they'll be so greasy it'll do your head in!

        oOoOo WHAT ELSE? oOoOo

        I paid 28p for this 34.5g bag of crisps but because they're so new I've seen them included in multi-buy offers, including the buy 2 get 1 free and on BOGOF in Safeways. The other flavours availab le in this range are Sweet & Sour and Chicken Tikka Masala - both of which are really nice. :o)

        I was just browsing on the Wakers website (www.walkers.co.uk for anyone who cares) and I've found a questions and answers part. You know when you buy Walkers crisps the bag always seems too big for the crisps and you feel a bit ripped off? Well, take a look at this...

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        Why are the crisps packets so big compared to the amount of contents? As we continually improve the taste and appearance of our crisps, we have introduced new packaging that allows us to seal the packets more effectively, thus holding the air inside of the bag and giving the product a first day fresh taste.
        Air helps protect the crisps and prevents breakage. Tests have proved that it is important for our consumers to buy packs with as many whole crisps as possible. To achieve this, we must have sufficient air fill and a well-sealed pack.

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          22.06.2006 17:43
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          walkers crisps

          Here i go again another review on crisps i just love crisps.

          I have just eating a packet of chinese bbq rib crisps and they are lovely they are the best walkers crisps so far.They cost 30p a bag .

          THE PACKAGING

          These crisps come in a brown foil packet with walkers in big white letters on the front and then chinese bbq rib written under neath in gold letters.They come in a 30gram bag.

          THE CRISPS

          When opening the packet and i had a smell they smell lovely it smells like a chinese takeaway you can smell the bbq ribs and the smell is very strong.The crisps have got a brown colour and looked very strong couldnt wait to taste them.

          THE TASTE


          They had a really nice taste they tasted like bbq meat and they have got a sweet taste as well.They have got a nice crunchy ness to them and you can tell they are done with good quality potatoes.


          INGREDIENTS


          These crisps are suitable for vegetarians ,suitable for coeliacs and they contain no artificial colours. They contain 131 calories and 0.4g of salt.

          potatoes,sunflower oil(33%),chinese barbecue rib flavourings,(maltodextrin,(from wheat),flavour enhancers(monosodium glutamate,disodium guanylate,disodium inosinate),hydrolyzed soya protien,soya sauce,sweetener(aspartame),colour(paprika extract),salt.

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            04.09.2003 19:16
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            Seeing as I have done an op on the sweet n sour crisps I thought I better follow up with the other flavours in the multipack... so here is my second offering in the Great British Takeaway crisps section! These ones come in a brown bag with the usual logo of a big yellow circle with Walkers on a red background going over it... there is swirly pattern on the bag, like the one on the sweet n sour bag.. but I still think it is more Celtic than Chinese! There is a paper bag telling me it is chinese spare rib flavour and a picture of a couple of crisps that look a bit like what is actually in the bag! Now you know which bag to avoid let me explain why... When I opened them I thought oooo goodie they smell just like the sensation spare rib ones! But when I popped one in my mouth I realised they tasted nothing like them! They are greasy in taste, yes I know spare ribs are greasy.. which is why I avoid them like the plague... so maybe they do taste like the real thing! But to me they are foul! ************************* The smell... Just like a chinese supermarket.. all spicey and oriental! A lovely smell. ************************* The taste... Once the inital taste of pork fat has faded, there isn't much of anything else left. I suppose there is a slight spicey taste but it is drowned out by the fatty taste. For the sake of this op I have eaten a few now and apart from feeling sick from the greasiness I can say there is a tang of spice, not very hot but just enough to give you a feel that it was something oriental that has been in your mouth. I keep hoping I have just had a few naff ones and there is a nice one waiting for me in the bag..... but I am mistaken. After about 5 I can't take anymore! Sorry! *********************** Info type stuff before I throw the bag away... 131 kcal 8.3g fat suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs contains phenyla
            lanine! ************************ I have asked my boys if they would like to try some, but I think I pulled too many faces when eating the few I had and put them off, as they flatly refused! The bag is now safely in the bin! And I am dreading trying the chicken tikka masala ones :oP Happy munching of a different bag of crisps Sarah :o)

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              30.08.2003 20:01
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              Following their gorgeous 'Great British Tastes' range (you know, the Marmite, Cheddar & Branston and Ketchup flavour crisps that were brought out to coincide with the Golden Jubilee), 2003 realy is Walkers year. I'm going to forgive them for their revolting attempt at vanilla flavoured crisps in light of amazing new developments. Earlier this year they introduced the gorgeous Sensations range, quickly followed by Sensations Oriental Crackers - also delicious. Even their Baked Bean crisps were tastier than they sounded. But tonight I was stood in the off licence and while I was in the queue grabbed a couple of bags of BBQ flavoured crisps. I got to the till and the bloke said 'get another bag. They're buy 2 bags and get one free because they're new.' New? Ohhhh, I can feel an op coming on. :o) So what are they? It's a twist on the 'Great British Tastes' range I mentioned earlier. Only this is 'Great British Takeaways.' Basically Walkers have taken the flavours of Chinese and Indian restaurants and put them in crisp form. This particular bag is Chinese Spare Rib flavour. Now I love, worship and adore Chinese spare ribs so these have got a lot to live up to. So lets see... oOoOo THE BAG oOoOo As I said earlier, I thought they were BBQ crisps because the edges of the bag are the exact same brown colour. The middle of the bag is a pattern like the horrible flowery wallpaper you get in some dirt cheap Chinese restaurants! lol So Walkers are trying ethnic - or stereotypical ethnic anyway! The original Walkers logo is still there but now it's flashed with 'Great British Tastes' and there's a picture of a brown paper takeaway bag. The back of the pack shows another brown paper bag, out of which a trio of Great British Tastes bags are bursting. You're given contact details, ingrdients list and nutritional information (181 cals and 11.4g fat). A quick glance at a ba
              g of Walkers BBQ crisps and the calories and fat are exactly the same so I've got a feeling that these Spare Rib flavour crisps are basically BBQ flavour but with an extra flavouring ingredient. And if you're a vegetarian or coeliac you can eat these too! oOoOo THE CRISPS oOoOo Opening the bag, there's no smell that leaps out at you but shoving the crisps under my nose and inhaling a couple of lungfuls there's a slight spare rib smell to them. To be honest, the smell is greasy more than anything. Onto the taste. As soon as I put a crisp in my mouth I can taste... spare ribs! Jeeez, I didn't think it was possible to make them taste so authentic. They're really crispy (well, being crisps what do you expect???), they seem slightly larger than the standard Walkers range and they're liberally coated in a brown flavouring powder. The taste is something else. Imagine the dry spare ribs you can get. Done it? Now imagine those same dry spare ribs but really salty. This is what these crisps taste like. They're a bit too salty for me to be honest, but the spare rib flavour is definitely there and it's a lovely meaty taste. Whether you think they're authentic or not, they're a lovely flavour crisp and well worth a try. If I've got to compare the taste of these crisps to anything it's got to be a mixture of Beef 'n' Onion and Smokey Bacon but with the flavour of spare ribs. :o) The grease I smelt when I opened the bag is also apparent in the flavour and this is really the only thing that lets these crisps down. You'll definitely need to wash your hands after eating a bag of these because they'll be so greasy it'll do your head in! oOoOo WHAT ELSE? oOoOo I paid 28p for this 34.5g bag of crisps but because they're so new I've seen them included in multi-buy offers, including the buy 2 get 1 free and on BOGOF in Safeways. The other flavours availab
              le in this range are Sweet & Sour and Chicken Tikka Masala - both of which are really nice. :o) I was just browsing on the Wakers website (www.walkers.co.uk for anyone who cares) and I've found a questions and answers part. You know when you buy Walkers crisps the bag always seems too big for the crisps and you feel a bit ripped off? Well, take a look at this... oOoOo QUOTE oOoOo Why are the crisps packets so big compared to the amount of contents? As we continually improve the taste and appearance of our crisps, we have introduced new packaging that allows us to seal the packets more effectively, thus holding the air inside of the bag and giving the product a first day fresh taste. Air helps protect the crisps and prevents breakage. Tests have proved that it is important for our consumers to buy packs with as many whole crisps as possible. To achieve this, we must have sufficient air fill and a well-sealed pack. oOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo So now we know! ;oP Thanks for reading. :o)

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                23.08.2003 21:42
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                Following on from my last review on the Walkers Chicken Tikka flavour crisps, I felt it necessary to review this flavour as well. In preperation for this review, I have consumed a number of packets of these crisps, which are very nice!! This flavour is in the Walkers Great British Takeaway range, with 2 other flavours, the Chicken Tikka, and Sweet and Sour (remember to read my review of the Chicken Tikka ones). These crisps are basically your bog standard walkers crisps, but with a nice flavour. They come in the same size packes, and cost the same. They are normal potato crisps with the usual kind of nutritional values (i.e they're fattening!!) These crisps have quite a lot of seasoning on them. By that I mean that you will get your fingers covered in the flavouring stuff that they put on the crisps, so it's best to take a little break from your work, and just sit and eat them, otherwise you'll get big fingermarks all over those letters you are about to send out to customers, and have to print them out again!!! In my opinion, these crisps do actually taste like spare ribs!!! This quite surprised me after eating the other flavours in the range. The flavour is quite strong, and so is the smell. They have got quite a 'tang' to them, so they aren't your usual bland tasting crisps. So, if you're looking for a nice flavoursome bag of crisps, give these a try.

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