“ Brand: Walkers / Type: Crisps „
I have been enjoying Walkers Baked crisps for a while now, but have only just found the Mango Chilli ones. I am not a fan of spicy flavours but I knew my husband and sons would love these and I was right. They have been a great success!
Walkers Baked crisps are made exactly as they say, they are baked, not fried and therefore have 70% less fat than the average crisp. They are actually baked twice over and this makes them really crunchy. This is the main attraction for me, as I love crunchy, crinkled crisps and for some reason they always seem to have the best flavour too.
Walkers Baked Mango Chilli crisps are quite tangy and very spicy, my husband and sons have commented that they are really nippy. The crisps do have a noticeable layer of chilli powder on them, so I am not surprised they taste spicy. Their tongues were tingling by the time they finished their packet!
As crisps go, Walkers Baked Mango Chilli have a reasonably low 98 calories. They have no MSG, no preservatives or artificial colours and are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
I buy mine in Tesco at £1.48 for a multi-pack of 6. Unfortunately, they are not always available, unlike the more everyday flavours.
Although I would not eat this particular flavour myself, I will buy them again for my family. I also hope that Walkers bring out some more unusual flavours, as eating the same flavours day in, day out, gets a bit boring at times.
I am a fan of Walkers Baked in general, but had never heard of the new flavour Mango Chilli, so when I saw it on the shelves I was somewhat surprised. I like spicy crisps and ones that are a bit unusual so I thought I would give these a go.
Like the rest of the Walkers Baked range, these crisps are commonly priced at around £1.50 for a multipack of 6 bags. The packaging is the standard Walkers Baked packaging in a bright eye-catching orange.
Each 25g bag of these crisps costs 98 calories and 2g of fat, which is pretty good for crisps! Each crisp is shaped like a hexagon and is crinkle cut, which adds to the texture.
The flavour of these crisps is delicious - spicy, but not too much, with a sweetness that must be from the mango. Walkers claim that 'real' mango and chilli are used to make these crisps and it is easy to believe this.
Sometimes with crisps I find that one bag isn't enough, but these are crunchy, flavoursome and filling enough to satisfy.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Walkers Baked in general, and Mango Chilli flavour in particular. It's ideal if you want an unusual flavour, or if you want healthier crisps which don't compromise on taste.
Continuing the new trend for healthier, baked crisps are Walkers unusual Mango Chilli flavour.
The crisps come in multipacks of 6 bags. The front of the multipack and individual bags are orange-yellow with Baked written across them nicely outlined in red, an image of the crisps and some slices of mango and chilli. They embody the warm flavour of the crisps themselves. The bags are 25g each, and are the common size for 25g bags with just as few crisps as usual and just as much air!
*Texture and look*
The crisps are baked, along the lines of Pringles. They are flat, quite thick and irregularly shaped. They have slightly indented lines across them, without the deep breakable ridges of McCoys. This gives them a subtle rough texture and a decent crunch, unlike usual Walkers' translucent, thin potato crisps.
They are a pale yellow in colour, but the flavouring gives them a warm orange tinge with some little red chilli flakes to boot so they are nice to look at.
At first the taste is warm and similar, I think, to Spicy Monster Munch. Then this develops and the sweetness of mango, but also with an apparent hint of lime, comes forward and then the mild hit of the chilli. These crisps do leave a warm feeling in your mouth and a spicy flavour, but it is not unpleasantly strong. The flavour is very tasty and entirely different to the 3 BIG flavours of Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar and Cheese and Onion and also different to meat flavour crisps.
Per bag (25g), these contain:
Fat (saturates): 2.0g (0.3g)
These crisps are very healthy compared to many considering the bags have as many crisps as a normal pack which contains about 150 calories and 70% more fat. To put this in perspective, there is about 2g fat in 2 slices of bread, so whatever you have on your sandwich, there will be more fat in that than in your crisps, which is reassuring!
Best of all the crisps dont sacrifice on flavour or texture in order to win nutritional credentials.
For £1.30 (22p per bag), the price is reasonable for branded crisps. These are definitely worth the cost, as I has never found crisps with such an enjoyable texture and unusual, tasty flavour.
These are perfect for fans of oriental flavour crisps particularly. They are not too spicy for Korma people and satisfying enough for Tikka people. A great bag of lunchtime crisps!
I hate the way normal bags of crisps seem to be getting higher in calorie and fat content when at the same time the contents of the bag seem to be getting less! In my never ending quest to try and provide my family with a healthy diet without being too strict I decided to try the Walkers Baked Crisps, which claimed to have 70% less fat content than a normal bag of Walkers Crisps.
The Walkers Baked Crisps come in the usual 25g bag and are available in 6 different flavours: Mango Chilli, Cheese and Onion, Bacon and Cheddar, Sour Cream and Chive, Ready Salted and Salt and Vinegar. Not the greatest of choices when you think how many there are to choose from in the normal crisps but quite a good choice nevertheless.
My family tend to go for the more exciting flavours or flavours with a bit of a kick to them so we opted to try the Mango Chilli flavour first.
The Mango Chilli Baked Crisps come in a bag that is a pale shade of orange around the middle which gradually darkens as it reaches the top and bottom, giving the impression of heat (from the chillies, I take it). The trademark Walkers symbol is wrapped cleverly around a sun, which for me gives the impression that the crisps have been baked in the sun! The word Baked is written across the bag in large letters and just below that is a picture of 2 crisps with sliced chillies and mango sitting in front of them. Quite mouth-watering and tempting and I haven't even opened the bag yet!
Immediately after prising the bag open I was greeted by a wonderful aroma, with the strong fruity scents of the mango being very prominent whilst at the same time the spicy hints of chilli mixing well with the stronger fruity scents to give a very tempting combination. The crisps themselves were quite big, probably slightly bigger than normal crisps and they were more uniform in shape and size with the only difference being the broken ones were obviously smaller. Quite an odd shape really, similar in look to that of stretched 50p piece. They were much thicker than your average crisp and had ridges running across them.
When I first bit into the crisps I found they had much more body than your average thin and wimpy crisps a good thickness to really get your teeth into, they were much more solid and crunchier. Although the same size as any average bag of crisps I did find these seemed to last longer, probably because they were thicker I just found I had to chew longer. The flavour was amazing, you could both smell and taste the juicy mango essence, giving a slightly sweet, yet refreshing taste, which complimented the red hot chilli flavour as it nipped at my tongue a wonderful taste that left my tongue tingling with excitement. I was so disappointed when I reached the bottom of the bag. They definitely filled me up more than a normal bag of crisps, there was so much more to them and so much chewing and crunching involved that I actually felt quite satisfied afterwards. And, of course, I can't forget about the tantilising flavour, if you like spice with a bit of a kick then you'll love these with the heat from the chillies being nicely blended with the cooling, refreshing mango.
All too often lower fat or healthier options can be quite bland and basically puffs of wind that really just can't leave you feeling very satisfied, but these Walkers Baked Crisps definitely stand out from the crowd.
Not too bad I thought, quite low in calories and in saturated fat but I did however find it quite odd that there was so much sugar in the crisps!
The crisps are suitable for vegetarians, coeliacs, have no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours.
The list of ingredients was actually another factor I liked about these crisps, nothing artificial or nasty sounding, all natural ingredients and I actually knew what they all were. I won't bore you with them all here, but for more information about the Baked range of crisps and for a full list of ingredients you can visit their website at www.walkers-baked.co.uk, it's really quite a good website giving all the details you will ever need about their products.
I would definitely recommend these Baked Crisps from anyone wanting to live a slightly healthier lifestyle but who, perhaps like myself, enjoys a savour snack every once in a while, although I'm eating these almost every day just now because they taste so good!!!
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Can't remember why I decided that buying a multipack of mango and chilli flavoured crisps was a good idea but I'm glad I did.
These crisps are part of Walkers Baked range, which contains 70% fat, and is the first (and hopefully not only) adventurous flavour in the range. They are packaged in a pale orange bag which stands out from the other packets.
Walkers baked crisps are not made from sliced of potato (at least from what I can gather) but are twice baked potato flakes. What this means is that you have a ridged, thicker than usual, very crunchy crisp to enjoy. I don't think this way of making crisps is that unusual I guess Squares, Discos and a good few others are made this way too. Baking them rather than frying them means they are much less greasy as well as reducing the fat content.
I was suprised to find out that these crisps were flavoured with real dried mango and chilli, you can even see specks of chilli powder on the crisps. The flavour is not as fruity as the name would suggest. Each crisp has a tangy initial flavour followed by a kick (although a relatively gentle one) of chilli. You are not going to need to gulp down water with these crisps but the flavour is strong enough to be noticeable. And the flavour is consistent in each bag. It is definitely a flavour that you'd expect to find in the high end, large bags of crisps.
And while you're enjoying the taste of these crisps you don't have to panic about your waistline with only 98cals per bag and 2g of fat (0.3g of saturated fat). These crisps are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs, but it doesn't say they're okay for vegans - not sure why.
A 6 bag multipack cost around £1.40 in supermarkets but they seem to be included frequently in multibuy offers. This flavour is not always available in supermarkets.
If you'd asked me a few months ago what my favourite flavour of crisps was I'd have said salt and vinegar, but in mango and chilli I think there's a new contender for my favourite flavour.
Lets hope the Baked range keeps extending with flavours of this quality.
I have always been a lover of savoury snacks. When I spotted this bright orange bag of multipack crisps in Tescos I thought they deserved a second look.
The pack is a very eye-catching colour and also shows the traditional walkers sun logo. The multipack bag contains 6x25g packets. Walkers Baked snacks are not really crisps as they are not formed from sliced potato, they are much thicker and I think they are made from potato powder which is formed into ridged shapes and then baked.
I find the baked crisps much more satisfying than traditional crisps and they have a good crunch. The Mango Chilli flavour is my favourite. It has quite a sweet flavour but still with a kick of chilli. It certainly leaves you with a very tingly tongue! The aroma on opening the packet is strong and appetising. Unfortunately because the baked products are thicker and heavier than ordinary crisps you certainly do not get many in a 25g bag! They are my crisp of choice however when trying to lose weight, they at least satisfy the craving for something savoury.
Walkers Baked Crisps only contain 98 calories in a 25g bag which also contain 2g fat and 0.3g salt. The list of ingredients is unfortunately very long as this is obviously quite a processed food. However it does not contain Monosodium glutamate (which gives me a headache!) and is also suitable for coeliacs and vegetarians.
They are currently on sale in Tescos for £1.36 or two packs for £2.50, they are widely available in most supermarkets. Walkers are also currently running a promotion to get free days out using codes from inside the multipacks.
If you have a craving for a crunchy, savoury snack that is not too high in fat and calories then these may be the ones. they are delicious.