Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Quintessentially British And You Don't Need A Hard Hat To Eat Them!
Walker's Crisps Builder's Breakfast
Member Name: Machair1
Walker's Crisps Builder's Breakfast
Disadvantages: Can't pick out the flavours individually.
First of all I would like to say well done to Emma from Belper in her choice of name for these crisps! I entered the competition which Walkers were running in the autumn to name the new flavour, and this entry is original and actually I think quite appropriate for the reality of life on a building site. We have a lot of building going on where we are and every time I see a hard hatted builder I imagine he might have a packet of these in his elevenses box, but maybe with all the healthy eating campaigns we are being bombarded with at the moment maybe he is more likely to have a cottage cheese affair on rye. Anyway I think the name is great, the image it portrays is that of a substantial snack which will replace the trucker's café experience when you haven't got the time to indulge!
So the competition if it passed you by was to design a crisp flavour, and the 6 top winners all received £10,000. All 6 flavours will be on sale until May, and in the meantime you can vote for your favourite which will then stay as a permanent flavour! That winning designer then receives a further £50,000 as well as a 1% share in the profits- so if Builders Breakfast wins Emma will have enough dosh to get those builders in to create her quite a little pad to be proud of. It is estimated profits alone would be over £50.000 a year for the winning flavour!
On sale for about 50p but I saw Asda have them on offer so now may be a good time to stock up on all the weird flavours to pick your favourite.
So to the taste of these crisps. First thing I notice despite all the claims about them being a builder's breakfast is they are veggie -so I can sample them. They claim to be a taste experience of the marriage of bacon, eggs, toast, tomatoes and sausage with beans! The packet is attractive with a smiling fry up on the front!
So what did I think? Well they were certainly different but to be able to discern all those individual flavours would be for me too hard. There was certainly bacon and a hint of something else, very salty and flavourful, but to be honest the other flavours passed me by. I'm glad really as I'm not that keen on eggs and the thought of them in crisps to be seemed quite odd and a bit revolting to be honest. The texture was good and they were larger than normal crisps. At 131 calories not too bad either and you would soon work off the calories if you were a member of the building profession.
They were to be honest a bit of a disappointment as I was expecting something very different but the name is great and the concept is too. I think they are quintessentially British and celebrate one of the hallmarks of our culture -"The Full English!"
They now stand to be judged along with, Cajun Squirrel, Fish and Chips, Onion Bhaji. Chilli and Chocolate, and Crispy Duck and Housin. How will they do in the voting? Quite well I expect as I think the name does it for me and as bacon flavoured style crisps they are not bad. I think they conjure up the image of the roadside truckers café, with the full plate of fuel needed to do a good day's physical grind, and with a touch of humour thrown in. The fact that you can't discern the individual items probably won't matter as these crisps to me represent a great invention and are fun!
In conclusion I think they are a bacon flavoured crisp with a quirky name. Very tasty and enjoyable and value for money.
Summary: A pleasant snack which has a good chance of becoming a permanent resident of the crisp aisle!