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      07.01.2010 16:36
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      Walkers Baked Sour Cream and Chive

      These are probably the nicest tasting, smelling and looking crisps I have tasted in my life! I always thought crisps were really unhealthy and disgustingly lazy, but when these came out and I noticed they were 70% less fat, I couldn't help but try them.

      These are basically crisps that have been baked instead of fried to make them healthier! They are sour cream and chive flavoured, but there are other flavours in this range.

      The packaging has changed since the above Dooyoo image was taken. But, the packet still follows a green theme but this time it is it has a different image of the crisps and less writing on the front.

      With most crisps they are all different shapes but with these they all follow the same pattern and design and you also do not get the little crumbs at the bottom of the pack.

      The smell of these is quite strong and the chive smell in this is more prodominant. These have a lot more flavour to them than the normal Walkers crisps which is great.

      These crisps actually taste quite strong but after you have got the flavouring off the crisp, they are not so bad. They also have quite a hard texture and they are large too. The only thing is that they make your mouth and fingers stink!

      We got these in a pack of six for around £1.50 from Tesco which was not too bad.

      One pack contains:

      99 Calories
      2.0g Sugar
      2.2g Fat
      0.4g Saturates
      0.3g Salt

      I would much rather have these than any othe crisps for the simple fact that they are a lot healthier and they taste so good! The plain flavour is also one of my favourites!

      Hope this was useful to you all!

      Holly x


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      30.11.2009 08:06
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      Walker's Baked Sour Cream and Chive

      Whilst in Morrisons at the weekend I spotted that they had an offer on the Walker Baked Crisps. Having previously tried a couple of flavours I decided to see what the Sour Cream and Chive one was like. The offer was for 2 multipack bags of crisps so I also got the Cheese and Onion flavour for Boyfriend. I don't like the flavour so I won't be reviewing it but I have included it on the fat content table at the bottom of this review for those of you that are interested in that sort of thing.


      The Walked Baked Sour Cream and Chive come in a multipack bag which is predominantly green. It's a lighter green than the bag that the Walkers Baked Salt and Vinegar flavour come in but make sure you don't get the two mixed up! On the front is the usual Walkers logo, a picture of some crisps, a tub of sour cream and some chives, 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 well as how the crisps have been "oven baked twice for crunchiness and exceptional taste".

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

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

      Energy kJ: 418kJ {1672kJ}
      kcal: 99kcal {396kcal}
      Protein: 1.5g {5.9g}
      Carbohydrate: 18.4g {73.5g}
      of which sugars: 2.0g {7.9g}
      Fat: 2.2g {8.7g}
      (of which saturates): 0.4g {1.5g}
      Fibre: 1.2g {4.7g}
      Sodium: 0.13g {0.52g}
      Equivalent as salt: 0.33g {1.32g}

      Allergy advice. These are suitable for coeliacs and vegetarians.
      These crisps contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours


      Potato Flakes, Starch, Sunflower Oil, Sour Cream and Chive Seasoning [Dried Milk, Dried Buttermilk, Dried Onion, Dried Cream (from milk), Flavourings, Dried Sour Cream, Dried Chives], Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lechithin), Dextrose, Salt, Potassium Chloride.


      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 smell and can't detect much of anything. There's a vague smell which is a little like sour cream but it's very faint rather than being particularly strong. Like the other flavours in the Walkers Baked Range these look a little like McCoys crisps as they have similar sorts of ridges. However, these are lighter in appearance and are thinner than McCoys are.

      They're 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.

      Tastewise these do taste like Sour Cream and Chive which makes a nice change from certain meaty flavours which don't particularly taste like the flavour they're meant to be. They're not as strongly flavoured as Pickled Onion Monster Munch for example but nor as they bland and nondescript as some low fat crisps can be. They have a nice tang to them which is very pleasant and moreish. These crisps are also 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 8.7% fat which places them in the bottom quarter of my fat content chart. Overall, these have a pleasant texture and consistency and are just about at the right level of crunchiness for me. In general, I tend to prefer stronger flavoured foods but these are well enough flavoured to satisfy. The low fat content means that, for me, if I'm in a Sour Cream and Chive frame of mind again it will be this Baked version that I'll be getting rather than any other regular variety.

      If you haven't tried them give them a go and reduce your fat intake at the same time!

      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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        11.09.2009 12:48
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        I do love a bit of a bargain, and I always take a look at the reducd areas in any supermarket I visit, as sometimes I can get some lovely food there at dirt cheap prices, or even find something new to try .

        My recent browse of the dented tins / torn packs shelf saw me coming homw with a six pack of Walker Baked in Sour Cream and Chive flavour for 91p. Normally this is £1.30 in Asda, and given that they were still in date, and that the full six bags were there, with only the outer bag being torn, I was pleased with my little bargain .

        I'm only an occasional crisp eater , probably having a pack every couple of weeks, and a small one at that, but when I got home, I decided to have a pack right away, as I didn't have time to make lunch before dashing out again .

        Each pack is 25g, which is, I think I reasonable size . Crisp packs seem to be growing in size, with those 50g grab bags becoming increasingly popular. But for me, small is good - I won't have to feel guilty about pigging out, especially as these crisps are baked (hence the name) rather than fried, this meaning that they have 70% less fat than the average Walkers crisp. Which raises the question - why don't they bake all of them!

        The pack is a fresh light green colour, with a picture on the front of a couple of the crisps standing next to a bowl of sour cream and some fresh cut chives . The Walkers logo - an orange sun with a red banner declaring the Walkers name was at the top of the bag, and to the the bottom left there is an at-a-glance nutrition panel, which tells me the products has 99 calories per bag, 2.2g of sugar, and 2.2 of fat .

        While the calorie count does look good, that does seem like rather a lot of sugar for a savoury snack. I'm not too worried about the fat, there is always going to be some in snacks like this, but the sugar content baffled me a little .

        Taking a crisp out of the back, its a strange hexagonal shape, with ridges across it, and little specks on it, I assume of chive . They're a nice uniform golden colour - no burned bits or eyes . It feels quite powdery, but not greasy at all, and there is no greasy smell to it either .

        It smells cheesy -like a mild cheese and onion crisp . Biting into them, they're satisfyingly thick , with none of those annoying bubbles you get in fried chips. The flavour is actually quite mild - I can taste the chives well enough, and there is once again a mild almost cheesy flavour . The flavour is really light and tasty,although a little sweet .

        As well as having less fat, these also contain no MSG,artificial colours or preservatives . They are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.

        Personally I really quite like these . I like the mildness of the flavour - many crisps are too strongly flavoured for my liking . I like the crinkled texture, and the way they feel as I eat them. I like that they don't leave my fingers feeling and smelling all greasy too.

        I don't know if I'll buy these again - I'm not really a huge crisp person . But I'll certainly eat the packs I have left in my cupboard quite happily, and do feel that these are quite good value for money .


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          17.06.2009 23:21
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          A healthy choice but may be safer with another flavour.

          For some reason since starting to eat healthier I have developed a real craving for crisps and crisp like products - one of those if you can't have it you want it type of things - so have been on the lookout out for healthier options. And I found Walkers Baked. On checking the ever present health label that each bag contains 99 cals and 0.4g of sat fat, so the prominent claims of less than 70% fat looked true. Good start I thought. On checking the shelves I couldn't find my preferred salt and vinegar flavour but spotted the sour cream and chive ones and thought I'd give them a whirl. The 6 bag multipack retails for between £1.30 and £1.40 and is often part of a multibuy offer. So good for my waistline and not too painful for my pocket.
          On opening the packet I found each crisp to be roughly hexagonal, ridged, thicker that standard crips and reassuring speckled with dried chives. They also did not feel greasy - as they're baked not fried. Each crisp is a definite mouthful and pleasantly crisp. Unfortunately this is where the positives dry up in my opinion. The first bag I tried had a barely noticeable sour cream and chive flavour, just the mearest hint of chives was discernable, as I like my crisps to have a fairly strong flavour I found this a little disappointing. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt and decided a few days later to try another bag. With this one there was no question what the flavour was - nor was there any question for the next 20 minutes while the somewhat potent aftertaste lingered - too strong a flavour even for me!

          I still have four bags to go and I will eat them eventually but it is a definite lottery as to what flavour your bag will be and whether you'll need the breath mints after. The positives regardiing fat content and the style of crisp means I am willing to try these again in another flavour - but I don't think I'll be brave enough to risk sour cream and chive again.


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            04.01.2009 18:30
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            A good alternative to fried crisps

            I probably eat at least four packets of crisps a week as a 'treat' as I love snacking on them when I get home from work. However, I don't think crisps provide me with any particular nutritional value - I just like the taste! With this in mind, I always try to get the lowest calorie crisps possible, whilst maintaining the best overall flavour. This can be tricky a tricky balancing act, as most crisps contain quite a high amount of saturated fat and can be pretty high in calories for what they are.

            Walkers Baked potato snacks are clearly marketed at people who are health conscious, as they have "70% less fat" on the front of the packet (this is 70% less fat than ordinary Walkers crisps). This was enough for me to try them, as I liked the idea of eating something baked instead of fried.

            Where can I get them?

            Walkers Baked are available in most supermarkets (I got mine from Tesco), although I haven't yet seen these available in smaller shops. They tend to be on the shelves with the other lower fat crisps in the snacks aisle. I've only seen the sour cream and chive baked crisps available so far in multi packs of six, but they sell the other flavours (e.g. 'ready salted'), as single packets. Prices tend to vary based on offers available, etc, but they tend to cost about £1.30 per multi pack.

            What are they like?

            When it came to eating them, I was a bit apprehensive as a lot of 'healthier' crisps out there have a tendency to taste a bit like cardboard. These ones didn't let me down, however, as they tasted really nice and crunchy! I had the sour cream and chive flavour, which is really tasty! I tend to find sour cream crisps a bit hit and miss, but these are lovely. They are quite tangy and each crisp has little flecks of green on (the bits of chive flavouring), and they just look quite classy. Also, because they are baked, the texture is quite dry instead of greasy and this makes me less worried about the amount of rubbish I am eating as it doesn't make me feel dirty to eat them! At just 99 calories and 0.2 grams of saturated fat, they really are a healthier option than normal crisps, and you don't lose out on the taste. The best thing I can compare them to texture wise is Square crisps, although the Baked crisps are larger and don't taste as strong. Each crisp is quite light and thin, but they are more 'sturdy' to hold than normal crisps, so if you want to use them like tortilla chips and have them with salsa, etc, then they are stable enough to not break off in the dip! Each one also has ridges, which makes me feel like I am eating a proper hardcore crisp instead of a wussy 'diet' product! Each crisp is quite pale in colour (more pale than normal crisps), but this just reminds me of how much oil is used on 'regular' crisps, as I assume that is why they take on a darker hue. They do somehow manage to smell healthier than regular crisps too. I'm not sure if this is because they're not dripping in oil, or for some other reason, but it makes me feel better about eating them!


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              28.10.2008 08:24
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              Walkers Baked are crisps that have been out for a few years. They are marketed as low calorie, low fat and it states that they have 70% less fat than other Walkers crisps, which sounds great, but with 70% less fat, will they taste like anything at all?

              You can get these in a few different flavours, but i'm reviewing the Sour Cream and Chive ones, as I love this flavour of crisps weather it be Pringles, Marks and Spencer or Walkers.

              The bags are 25g and are the same weight weather you buy the bags individually or in a 6 pack. The individual bags cost about 45p and the 6 pack costs about £1.40.

              These crisps are pretty thin and they are really really crunchy. They are slightly ridged and when you bite into these they fall apart in your mouth. They don't seem to go soggy though and keep their crunch.

              The great part is that they only have 99 calories and 2.1g of fat. ALthough i've seen crisps with similar calorie content, i'm hard pushed to find ones with such little fat content.

              Most importantly do they taste any good? Yes. They have plenty of flavour and they are just tastyy. The problem often with "diet" crisps is that they can often be bland and flavourless, but you can really taste the Sour Cream and Chive and they have speckles of green on the crisps as well

              Great tasty crisps.


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              Crisps. Walkers Baked are slowly baked to give you all the great taste and healthier qualities of baking. All Walkers Baked contain: 70% less fat. 99 calories per pack.

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