Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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I'd Walker a Million Miles - Well Actually I Wouldn't.
Walkers Cheese and Onion
Member Name: Karonher
Walkers Cheese and Onion
Disadvantages: Don't taste as good as they used to.
Walkers crisps seem to have become the most popular choice as all supermarkets, general stores and garages seem to stock them. Cheese and onion were my favourite and had been for some time. They may not be the healthiest of snacks but they are quite filling and are lower in calories compared to chocolate bars.
The strange thing is that while they have a nice taste, I can't make out cheese or onion in them. They come in a blue bag with Walkers in red across it and all the other details in white. It says that the cheese is Cheddar from Somerset and there are details regarding calories and salt content.
When it comes to the crisps they look very much like most other crisps - light brown with some being big and others much smaller and then a lot of crumbs at the bottom of the packet. Even if there is no longer as much salt in there they are still salty. As with most things they have got smaller as at one time each pack was 28g but has since gone down to 25g.
They still have a good crunch and it is easy to tell if they are past their best as they start to go soft. The smell is distinctive but again there is no real smell of cheese and onion. I have just sniffed inside the pack - purely for the intention of writing about the smell not some weird fetish - and it is actually quite unpleasant.
Each bag has 130 calories and 7.7g of fat along with 0.30g of salt. They are made with British potatoes and there is no MSG. The pack also claims that they are 75% lower in saturates than other crisps and I do think they taste different than they did a few years ago so this may be the difference. They have not really changed that much for the worse but I do remember them being a lot nicer in the past. I used to really look forward to a bag but my enthusiasm has really waned recently, especially as they also leave a not so nice aftertaste and I wonder how long that will show on my breath.
Not a product I will give up altogether but I can see me cutting back, especially as they are more expensive than many other brands.
They can be as much as 60p a bag sold individually but Asda often have them in a 6 pack as part of their 3 for 2 so they work out at about £4 for 18 bags.
Summary: I will never say never but won't eat them as much.