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      10.01.2010 00:58
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      Healthier version of crisps to satisfy a savoury tooth.

      I have eaten these Walkers 'crisps' since they came out and they are a firm family favourite because of their true to life, natural tastes.

      They are called Baked. This is because they are baked and not fried. Not once but twice, for extra crunchiness. The baking process means they contain less oil than cooking by traditional methods (even though the new sunseed oil is supposedly better for us). At 70% less fat than the traditional Walkers crisps, they are a healthy option for those of us who prefer savoury snacks. These are only 99 calories and 2.1g fat compared to 133 cal and 8.3g in the original style, smokey bacon flavour.

      The texture is more like a Pringle because of how it is cooked. The crunchiness of it reminds me of them too. However, as these are individually packaged, you eat your portion and feel satisfied - unlike pringles, when you feel you've reached your limit when you can see silver at the bottom of the tube. These Baked crisps are excellent for people who like a bigger crunch but not so much that you hurt your mouth (think Walkers Max).

      The flavour is the most important thing to consider when purchasing something to eat, and these are no exception. The seasonings are made from natural ingredients. Bacon and Cheddar flavour crisps which actually contain bacon and cheddar? - unheard of before now. The flavour is intense on first bite. The bacon hits you, and then you get the soft, creamy taste of the chedder coming through. Your tastebuds are enlivened from first bite until the last crumb.

      The fact that this flavour of crisps is made from natural ingredients, means that they are not suitable for vegetarians, sadly. The good news is that they do not contain MSG, preservatives, or artificial colours.

      If you are in a hurry and need a snack on the run, you can do a lot worse than grabbing for a packet of these. Naturally healthier than normal crisps and chocolate, and much tastier too.


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        14.11.2009 20:30
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        Wicked Crisps That Are Better For My Waistline!

        I've been meaning to try these baked crisps from Walkers for ages and finally got a multipack of the Bacon And Cheddar ones from Morrisons today.

        They're yummy, loads tastier than any of the normal Walkers crisps at the minute since they changed the oil and robbed us of all the flavour! lol

        The baked crisps are thicker and crunchier, they are quite big and like a long 50p shape. You can tell they're not fried because they are not greasy at all and have got a proper nice textre, I think they are a bit dry but that's just something to get used to after you've not ate baked crisps before.

        The flavour is yummy. They have got a good mix of bacon and cheese flavour, the crisps aren't that meaty but have got quite a strong ham taste that is a bit sweet and goes soooooo good with the creamy cheese flavour. I love the flavours because you can actually tell that they are bacon and cheese and they go dead nice together, you can also taste the crisps underneath the flavouring and that's good because being baked they've got a specially nice flavour.

        The taste lingers for ages, it doesn't taste that strong when you're eating the crisps but after you can taste it for quite a long time. It's not a nasty aftertaste though and is actually dead nice.

        I love how crunchy the crisps are and also how many you get in the bag. Because the crisps are big it takes a while to eat them and that's better I reckon than the piddly little crisps you get in most bags of the normal Walkers crisps now!

        Each bag has got 99 calories and that's brill compared to normal crisps, a bag will also contain 2.1g fat.


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        21.10.2009 13:59
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        Try this flavour :)

        These were on offer with the other Baked range of flavours and seeing as how this Bacon & Cheddar is a newer flavour in the range we got a six pack of these and salt & vinegar too...

        Sold in a purple wrapper with the Walkers brand name on the front they cost £2.50 at Morrisons for both packs this week.

        Advertised as 70% less fat than a normal pack of Walkers crisps, these make a really tasty healthier snack as they are not fried in oil...

        The makers bake each crisp twice to get a really dry texture and they do not taste greasy at all :)

        Bacon is one of my favourite snack flavours and I love cheese so was interests to try them and see if they were nice and natural tasting...

        Each bag weighs 25 g and has only 99 calories in which is a lot less than the usual fried snack.

        There are only 1.8g of sugars and 2.1g of fats which is really low. I think these taste better because they are not as oily as the usual type so you can enjoy the flavour more of bacon and cheese without the vegetable fat that walkers normally cook their potato crisps in...

        There is a best before date that isn't until Dec so that's good storage time and there are no preservatives or artificial colours in this product as well as being suitable for coeliacs.

        Made in the UK I think this type is a really good addition to the range, they are really full of bacon and cheese flavour although I think the bacon overtakes the cheese as it much stronger.

        The aftertaste is really pleasant and a pack is enough as they are so strong. There are little ridges in each crisp which makes them interesting and not as boring as normal fried crisps and most are quite big.

        I think these are really cool and are worth five stars definitely!


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          29.09.2009 08:54
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          Bacon and Cheddar Crisps

          I spotted these at the weekend and, as I hadn't tried them before I'd thought I'd see what they were like. Firstly I should say that I'm not a cheese person at all. Mommie Dearest had a cheese craving when she was carrying me and consequently munched her way through piles of the stuff whilst she was pregnant. Which is probably why, in general, I don't like cheese. I don't mind it as part of a pizza topping, in a quiche, or even on toast (with some HP sauce ~ yum!) but I can't eat chunks of it like most people can.

          You're probably asking why I chose to buy these then. Well, they're actually for Boyfriend but, seeing as they're on Dooyoo as something that can be reviewed I decided to put my dislike of cheese aside momentarily to "road test" them.


          The Walked Baked come in a multipack bag which is predominantly a pinky-purple. On the front is the usual Walkers logo, a picture of some crisps, bacon and cheese, the usual Recommended Daily Amount percentages and a "70% Less fat*" claim. Turning over the pack you can see that the asterisk refers to the fact that Walkers are claiming that these crisps contain 70% less fat than ordinary Walker crisps on average.

          The back of the bag contains the usual lists of ingredients and nutritional information as well as a blurb about how Walkers have used real food ingredients in their seasoning. As a result this flavour is not suitable for vegetarians.

          You can also visit Walkers at:- www.walkers-baked.co.uk

          Nutritional Information per 25g bag {per 100g in brackets}

          Energy kJ: 419kJ {1674kJ}
          kcal: 99kcal {396kcal}
          Protein: 1.6g {6.5g}
          Carbohydrate: 18.4g {73.5g}
          of which sugars: 1.8g {7.1g}
          Fat: 2.1g {8.5g}
          (of which saturates): 0.4g {1.4g}
          Fibre: 1.2g {4.6g}
          Sodium: 0.13g {0.51g}
          Equivalent as salt: 0.32g {1.30g}

          Allergy advice. These are suitable for coeliacs. Not suitable for vegetarians (see above)
          These crisps contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours


          Potato Flakes, Starch, Sunflower Oil, Bacon 'n' Cheddar Seasoning [Dried Bacon, Flavourings (contains milk), Dried Milk Whey, Dried Cheese (from milk), Butter (from milk), Milk Lactose, Colour: Paprika Extract], Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lechithin), Dextrose, Salt.


          At the time of writing Morrisons are charging £1.45 for a multipack containing 6 bags of crisps. There is however a "Buy 2 for £2.50" offer on at the moment.

          Taste & Opinion:

          After opening the packet I take a tentative smell. These smell a little too cheesy for my liking and I'm not sure whether I'll enjoy then or not. They do smell of bacon but that underlying cheese smell is concerning me slightly. In appearance they look a little like McCoys crisps as they have similar sorts of ridges. However, these are lighter in appearance and seem to be thinner than McCoys are.

          I bit into one and find them to be pleasantly crunchy, much more so that the standard Walkers brand are. They are, in crisps terms towards the upper end of the crunchiness scale so are perhaps not an appropriate product for anyone with oral issues with regard to "hard" foods. If you do have sensitivity issues which limits the sort of foods you can easily eat then I'd recommend you have a softer brand of crisps such as Quavers or Skips because, as well as being crunchy some of these crisps can have fairly sharp edges.

          On first tasting these The bacon flavour is the more immediate of the two. It's not as strong as the bacon flavour in Frazzles, or indeed in Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies or Walkers own regular bacon flavour. The cheese kicks in more as an aftertaste and although I'm not finding it completely vile it is spoiling the taste experience for me. For those of you that have no issue with cheese though I'd suspect that you'd think that these crisps are pleasant rather than something moreish you'd be eager to have again.

          They're less greasy to the touch than a lot of other crisps so you don't feel as if you should wash your hands after eating them.

          Healthwise these come in at a very low 8.5% fat which places them firmly at the bottom of my ever growing fat content table. Compared to the crisps at the top on 38.3% fat (Nik Naks) that's a massive difference in fat percentage terms.

          Overall though, I won't be eating this flavour again due to the cheese aftertaste. In terms of texture, consistency, crunchiness and the low level of fat I'll be trying out a few of the other flavours to see what they're like.

          The three stars rating is merely a reflection on the fact that these have a cheese flavour rather than the shape, texture, crunchiness of the crisp etc.

          Crisps ranked in order of fat content:-

          01) Golden Wonder Nik Naks (Rib 'n' Saucy Flavour): 38.3%
          02) Frisps (Ready Salted Flavour): 35.1%
          03) Walker (Ready Salted): 34.1%
          04) Frisps (Cheese 'n' Onion Flavour): 34.0%
          05) Frisps (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 33.9%

          06) Walkers (Salt and Vinegar Flavour): 33.1%
          07=) Walkers (Cheese and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
          07=) Walkers (Steak and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
          09=) Walkers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 32.7%
          09=) Walkers (Roast Chicken Flavour): 32.7%

          09=) Walkers (Worcester Sauce Flavour): 32.7%
          12=) Walkers (BBQ Rib): 32.6%
          12=) Walkers (Smoky Bacon Flavour): 32.6%
          14=) Pringles Extreme (Smokin' Ribs Flavour): 32.0%
          14=) Pringles (Hot & Spicy Flavour): 32.0%

          16) Quavers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 31.0%
          17) McCoys (Flame Grilled Steak Flavour): 30.7%
          18) McCoys (Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour): 30.6%
          19) McCoys (Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour): 30.3%
          20=) Quavers (Cheese Flavour): 30.0%

          20=) Quavers (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 30/0%
          22) KP Discos (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 29.6%
          23) KP Skips (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 29.5%
          24) Hula Hoops (Roast Chicken Flavour): 28.6g
          25) Hula Hoops (Barbecue Beef Flavour): 28.5g

          26 Hula Hoops (Original Flavour): 28.4g
          27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Crispy Bacon flavour): 25.1%
          27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Worcester Sauce flavour): 25.1%
          29=) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Spicy Tomato flavour): 25.0%
          29=) Monster Munch (Pickled Onion Flavour): 25.0%

          31=) Smith's Chipsticks: 23.0%
          31=) Smith's Frazzles: 23.0%
          33) Space Raiders: 22.8%
          34) Red Sky (Anglesey Sea Salt flavour): 21.8%
          35) Red Sky (West Country Bacon & Cream Cheese flavour): 20.9%

          36) Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies (20.6%)
          37) Walkers Squares (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 18.0%
          38) Walkers French Fries (Ready Salted / Cheese and Onion / Salt and Vinegar flavours): 16.0%
          39) Walker Baked (Sour Cream and Chive flavour): 8.7%
          40) Walkers Baked (Bacon and Cheddar flavour): 8.5%

          41) Walkers Baked (Cheese and Onion flavour): 8.3%
          42) Walkers Baked (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 8.1%
          43) Ryvita Limbos (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 1.9%


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            16.06.2009 12:02



            Very nice alternative to the average bag

            I can't believe more people haven't reviewed these. Needless to say, I'm a fan. I try to eat healthily for the most part and these crisps are great for givin you that crunchy kick without the excess fat.

            Even if you aren't into the health thing,I'd say these crisps are just nicer than walkers originalanyway, they have a more intense distribution of flavour than your average bag, and the fact that they are baked means there is a much more satisfying crunch texture, rather than the slightly icky greasiness of mainstream varieties.

            However, they're not a 'hard' crisp, that is to say, when you bite into one it doesn't disintergrate into tiny little shards that leave you wtihh a mouthfull of crisp bits with no real bite. These are nice and solid.

            Baked crisps tend to be rather good value for money, since whenever I open a pack I have never felt short changed by the ammount of crisps inside. Overall a really nice snack, and at 98 calories a bag,a pretty healthy one too!


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            18.02.2009 19:32
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            Bacon and Mature Cheddar crisps baked for lower fat content!

            As we all know Walkers make the popular crisps and Gary Lineker is the face of the company starring in the majority of their advertising campaigns. Their official website states that over 11 million people will eat a walkers product every day!

            Walkers do a huge variety of different crisps in different flavours such as their normal well known popular crisps which come in a large range of flavours including Cheese & Onion, Marmite, Steak & Onion, Worcester Sauce and more.

            They also do a light range as well which includes only 5 different flavours but includes the popular Salt & Vinegar and Cheese & Onion flavours. They also do the big chunky, crinkled crisps called Max which are available in Chargrilled Steak, Paprika and Cheese & Onion. Of course some of these are just examples of the many snacks and crisps they do, but they do a much wider range that what I have noted here!

            ***BAKED CRISPS***
            These crisps are slowly oven baked to give all the great taste and crunchiness of baking and because they?re not fried they contain 70% less fat. These are also available in the following delicious flavours:

            * Ready Salted
            * Salt & Vinegar
            * Cheese & Onion
            * Sour Cream & Onion (these are apparently limited edition)
            * Mango Chilli

            It also states on the back of the packet that these have 70% less fat that ordinary walkers crisps on average.

            I picked these up in Morrison?s for about £1.35, I have only seen these available in packs of 6 and are also available to buy at the following places.
            * Tesco - £1.33
            * ASDA - Any 2 packs of 6 for £2.00 (offer valid until 03/03/09)
            * Ocado - Any 2 packs of 6 for £2.20 (offer valid until 24/03/09)

            (These prices and promotions were taken from mysupermarket.co.uk)

            A 25g packet of Bacon & Cheddar baked crisps contain:
            * Calories - 99 (5% RDA)
            * Sugar - 1.8g (2% RDA)
            * Fat - 2.1g (3% RDA)
            * Saturates - 0.4g (2% RDA)
            * Salt - 0.3g (5% RDA)

            ***TASTE TESTING***
            When opening the bag of crisps you are greeted with a lovely bacon smell, I can?t smell any hint of cheese though! I have to say that the packet looked very empty and there weren?t any crisps in the bag. The crisps themselves are lightly crinkled and they are a golden yellow colour. They are thicker than most crisps and they are more of a Squarerish shape, rather than round.

            When putting a crisp into my mouth, they are very crunchy and crisp. You can definitely taste bacon & maybe a slight hint of cheese, but the bacon taste stands out a lot more than the cheese. Personally I think these taste a bit like bacon rashers or those Frazzle crisps!

            Now I have finished the bag I have to say that these definitely taste more of bacon than anything else. I can?t say that I tasted much cheese flavour at all!

            ***OVERALL OPINION***
            These definitely aren?t my favourite flavour, out of all the baked crisps. I wouldn?t go out my way to buy these again, how-ever if you are a bacon fan and lot frazzle/bacon rasher crisps you will no doubt like these as well. I got 6 pack of these and I don?t think I would buy these again, I think it?ll take me a few weeks to get through the 5 packs I have left-over, either that or I?ll let my mum & dad eat them instead!

            (Review also on ciao under the same user-name)


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