Meet the downfall of my diet. My all time favourite comfort food and most 'just one more, honest,' ever nibble.
What makes this fried potato crisp so much better than even the really expensive competition?
It's simple, it's the taste. It is cheesy. It is onion-y. It has just the right level of flavour to make the tastebuds want more rather than burning them out, while still being satisfyingly tasty. The potato has been sliced just right so that each crisp is just crispy enough to crunch and not be burnt when fried.
Speaking of fried, these crisps are always crispy but are never greasy. They feel as good in the fingers as they do in the mouth.
They are fried carbohydrate snacks with artificial ingredients and lactose, so they really are not ideal for dieters, the very lactose intolerant or for those sensitive to monosodium glutomate.
Each 35g bag checks straight onto the hips at 184kcal.
But for those of us dieters who do need a crisps fix or we will bust that diet and our waistlines wide open, these do fill a need. I always get the six multipack which allows me to stop at one packet at a time and at a smaller side and calorie hit than the sold singley larger packs.
Another one of the reasons I buy the multipack is that the price at my Sainsbury Local varies between the extortionate £1.59 and the incredibly good value £1.00 when on offer. I always throw a multipack into the shopping basket when it is on offer, as it often is as I love these crisps, but not blindly when it comes to my purse.
There's a reason they're a market leader. And though when they are on offer, they are a bargain, the reason remains simple - the taste. It is pure deliciousness in a packet.
As a frequent consumer of walkers crisps, I would firstly like to express my concern at the increasing ratio of air: crisps that I am finding in my packets these days. Upon opening a bag a few minutes ago, I was shocked to find just 12 measly crisps inside; below my expectations for a packet of this size. This is also a matter that seems independent of the flavour you choose. Sort it out please Walkers.
In general, I do believe that walkers are a satisfying snack (regardless of depleting numbers), hence my 3 star rating. These crisps are perfect as part of a lunch time meal, or even between two breads; known locally as a crisp butty.
However, the downside with this particular flavour, 'cheesy bunion' as its been dubbed, is that is causes a foul stench to ones breath. Therefore, I recommend chewing gum or mints to accompany after this product; to avoid unwillingly scaring off friends, children and members of the opposite sex.
Some outlets in my area (east Manchester) seem to charge an extortionate price of over 60p for these bags of air, so I would simply say this product is perfect and ample when sold at 60 pence or below.
These crisps have a lovely flavour to them and they are really crunchy. They have a lovely bite to them and they don't spoil your appetite as they are quite light. They can be a little noisy to eat though as they are really crispy. The foil bag helps to keep your crisps fresh until you eat them. The crisps can pretty much be stored anywhere, although I recommend keeping them somewhere out of direct sunlight. The crisps can be bought as single packs for around 40p or you can buy them in multipacks. The crisps are widely available and supermarkets always seem to stock them.
The only bad thing about these crisps is that they create bad breath for around an hour or so after eating. You end up with really cheesy breath which is a bit embarrassing, so I tend to carry some chewing gum with me when I know that I will be eating these! Their aftertaste is pleasant, it's just their cheesy breath aspect that I don't appreciate!
The crisps are bursting with flavour. They actually taste like cheese and onion too, which is a bonus! They are ideal for all ages to eat and they are easy to carry around with you or have as part of a lunchbox. They can pretty much be eaten at any time of the day too.
A tasty snack.
==Who Makes It?==
Walkers Cheese & Onion crisps are made by the company Walkers. Walkers are a British snack food manufacturer. They are known in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland as Walkers but are known as Lay's elsewhere. The name may be different but the logo is the same everywhere. Walkers are now owned by Frito-Lay which is a part of PepsiCo. They offer a wide variety of flavours and are always bringing out new ones either forever or just for a limited time.
==Price & Availability==
This packet is a 34.5g bag and it cost 54p in my local co-op. The price varies depending on where you shop, some places sell it for as little as 30-40p others sell it for 60p. Walkers crisps are available pretty much anywhere that sells crisps. You can't always get cheese & onion as they seem to sell out quite a lot but it's never too long before they are back on the shelves.
==Nutritional Information and Ingredients==
The ingredients listed are:
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (33%), Cheese & Onion Seasoning.
The Cheese & Onion Seasoning contains: Dried Onion, Salt, Dried Milk, Sugar, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5-ribonucleotide), Flavourings, Mustard, Cheese Powder (from milk), Dried Garlic, Colours (Paprika Extract, Annatto).
The allergy information given is: Contains Milk & Mustard. Produced in a factory that handles Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya and Celery.
The Nutritional Values per 34.5g pack are:
Energy - 767kj/184kcal
Protein - 2.4g
Carbohydrates - 17.3g
Of Which Sugars - 0.9g
Fat - 11.4g
Of Which Saturates - 0.9g
Of Which Mono-Unsaturates - 8.9g
Of Which Polyunsaturates - 1.0g
Fibre - 1.4g
Sodium - 0.17g
Equivalent as Salt - 0.44g
==The Crisps Themselves==
The crisps come in a blue packet with the Walkers logo on the front and a picture of a potato that has been sliced and then baked into crisps. I think the picture is to symbolise their tagline of "exclusively made with 100% British Potatoes". The front of the pack also shows some nutritional information. On the back of the packet is the ingredients list, the nutritional values table, the best before date, and some information about the company themselves.
The packet is easy to open and when you open it the smell hits you instantly. A very strong aroma of cheese and onion. Some cheap brands of cheese and onion crisps are stingy with the flavouring and they barely smell or taste like anything remotely related to cheese and onion. Walkers however seem to put a lot of effort into the smell and taste of their crisps. I love the smell of Walkers cheese and onion crisps.
The packet is around ¾ full, I still wish they'd put in more crisps and less air. The crisps themselves are a golden yellowish colour and vary in shape but are generally rounded... ish. When you put one in your mouth it has a satisfying crunch to it and the cheese and onion flavour explodes on your taste buds. You will end up with bad breath after eating these but boy is it worth it! One standard packet doesn't really fill you up as such but it does satisfy your craving for a savoury snack.
Walkers Cheese & Onion crisps are up there amongst my favourite. Cheese and Onion, or basically just cheese in general is my favourite flavour and no other brand can hold a candle to Walkers Cheese & Onion. The only thing I don't like about Walkers in general is their prices, they charge a lot for a snack that is gone in a few minutes. Having said that though you do get your money's worth when it comes to the taste and smell of the crisps.
I would definitely recommend these to other people; I just wish they would lower their prices a bit.
I would not say that Walkers Cheese and Onion are my favourite flavour Walkers crisps, but every now and then I do enjoy a packet. They have a strong bold flavour to complement the gorgeous light crunchy crisps.
I only buy Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps occasionally either when they come in the Walkers variety multi packs containing 28g packets to the individual 34.5g packs or if feeling like being rather naughty and having a more indulgent snack then the grab bag weighing in at 50g.
The crisps are all packaged in foil to keep the freshness locked in to keep them crisp and crunchy. The bags are blue with the Walker's logo on the front, flavour and basic nutrition information. One addition Walkers has recently made to the bags is to add the Carbon Footprint details to the front which I believe is a great addition. On the back of the pack is a more detailed analysis of the nutritional content, ingredients listings and also the recycle symbol which means after I have felt guilty eating them I can at least feel like I am doing my bit by recycling the packaging! They are also suitable for Vegetarian's and contain no artificial colours or preservatives.
The taste of Walkers Cheese and Onion is much more intense than other brands and the crisps themselves are always so fresh and crunchy. I know crisps are not the healthiest option but these are one of my favourite treats and I cannot last more than a few days without adding a packet to my lunch. Although I do usually opt for the Walkers Salt and Vinegar flavour, if I do have the Cheese and Onion then I am reminded of how much I do enjoy this flavour which I often overlook.
They are also good value as you can pick up a multi pack for around £1.40 and shops often have promotions on. The grab bags tend to be the most expensive as these are the bags that you find more in fast food outlets, independent shops and pubs.
Overall to me these crisps are just a perfect naughty treat either with my lunch or just on their own as a snack. I hope that Walkers continue to keep them just as fresh and tasty as they have always been.
Everyone knows Walkers crisps and must have heard or tasted the cheese & onion flavour at some point in their lives! Gary Linekar has been at the forefront of their advertizing campaigns as of late so you must have some kind of brand awareness of Walkers!
Walkers is a solid brand that most people probably purchase a few times a month. A 34.5g bag can be purchased in the range of 30p - £1. The cost of crisps sure has shot up over the years. I remember when I was 15 (10 years ago) and a bag of Walkers crisps used to be 23p from my local shop.
Walkers crisps are also cooked in sunseed oil which is naturally low in saturates compared to other cooking oils.
The packaging is basically a bog standard foiled interier, rustly crisp packet. Walkers have always associated cheese & onion crisps with a blue packet. The front of the packet is blue (normally with a picture of Gary Linekar when various promotions are on) while the back of the packet is white with all the various nutritional information on.
There seems to be a bit of a battle as to what color cheese & onion crisps should be. Some companies display it as a green color while others tend to use blue. Personally I think green has a better correlation with a cheese and onion flavour.
The packet contains a fair bit of information as well as a guarantee whereby if you are not happy with the quality or taste of the crisps you can send the packet to their customer services to claim a refund. On the packet, Walkers claim that there are no preservatives, no artificial colours, suitable for vegetarians & suitable for coeliacs.
Walkers also seem to be some what environmental friendly advertising on their packets about reducing their carbon footprint.
The packaging also contains a picture of a tractor ploughing a potato farm with a plug about how good their spuds are!
Upon opening the crisps you are greeted with a slight cheesy / oniony smell that seems to remind me of feet. The crisps are normally somewhat rounded in shape with a slight greasy, dusty texture. The crisps are fairly solid and not overly crunchy.
From time to time you always seem to stumble upon the odd abnormal crisp that has a massive bubble on it, a nasty green looking bit or just a huge crisp that seems to be out of proportion to the rest.
The taste of the crisp is a bit strange when thinking about it. Its like you can't singuly taste the onion or the cheese, it just seems to be a complete mesh of the two. I quite enjoy the flavour of these crisps however they can leave your breath a bit pongy so have some chewing gum or something on standby to freshen up afterwards. I feel I have to be in the mood for this flavour of crisp.. it has to take my fancy at a particular time for me to want to purchase them.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION FOR A TYPICAL 34.5G BAG
of which sugars: 0.9g
of which saturates; 0.9g
of which mono-unsaturates; 8.9g
of which polyunsaturates: 1g
*Equivalent as Salt: 0.44g
Cheese & Onion Flavour Potato Crisps:
Potatoes, sunflower oil (33%), cheese & onion seasoning.
Cheese & Onion Seasoning Contains:
Dried onion, salt, dried milk, sugar, flavour enhancers (monosodium glutamate, disodium 5-ribonucleotide), flavourings, mustard, cheese powder (from milk), soyabean oil, dried garlic, colours (paprika extract, annatto).
This product is suitable for Vegetarians.
Not a bad tasting crisp but I have to be in the right mood for having them. Walkers are a world wide leading brand so you know you're in good hands. If you love crisps then you have to give this flavour a try! It's such a common flavour and so easily available. For 40 odd pence they are worth trying.
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So how i have never done a review of these before I will never know as they are so tasty. Anyway, so im sat here with these next to me and thought id review them for all you lovely people and crisp lovers.
Walkers is a very well known manufacturer of crisps and produces high quality crisps in so many different flavours and has a very good name for themselves. i am reviewing in particular, their cheese and onion flavour.
This flavour comes in a standard 25g packet which is a lovely shade of blue. It has a photo of the crisps on the front along with 'cheese and onion' written in a darker blue font above this. Right at the top of the pack is the walkers logo, and this stands out a lot so is easy to tell that they make them. Along the bottom of the pack is a bit of nutritional information which is now standard with most foods now. It tells me that per 25g pack, I will consume 131 calories (could be worse) and 8.3g of fat (could be better).
On the back of the packet is a bit about how walkers choose their potatoes, a website address, more detailed nutritional information and a sell by date. All in all, the packet is full of information.
I never used to eat cheese and onion crisps as I was more of a salt and vinegar girl, but recently become very fond, especially of this type. The packet opened with ease as it pulled apart with no difficulty and the crisps inside look delicious. The smell of the crisps is very prominent, and makes me want to dive in straight away. They crisps as I eat them one by one all look good, with no random green bits or burnt and most of them are perfectly formed and not distorted in any way. The taste is lovely, really moreish, they make a nice crunching noise when being eaten. The taste is very satisfying and definitely tastes like cheese and onion should. The only bit I dont like is when they run out :(
These crisps are sold at roughly 40p each or £1.50ish for a multipack of 6. They can also be bought in multipacks of different walkers flavours should you wish to try more flavours.
Give them a try and let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading :)
I love any make of crisps but my most favour are Walkers and I do not mind which flavour they are, I just like the taste of them and the quality for me is very good and I think they are excellent value for the money, although I do think they can be much cheaper bought in the multi packs and sometimes I buy them in large boxes of 30 crisps at a very low price when on special offer as they last a very long time and can save a lot of money.
This flavour of Cheese and Onion is my favourite one of all the flavours and the crisps come in a plastic wrapper and inside there is a foil liner that keeps the crisps nice and fresh and when the packet is opened the smell of the flavour just hits you straight away and the taste is delicious.
The crisps are a nice size and the texture is nice and crunchy and when crunched they just melt in the mouth and the flavour is apparent straight away unlike some other brands of crisps, where they can tend to be a little bit bland, with this one, they are not bland at all, in fact quite the opposite.
They are made from British Potatoes, and cooked in Sunseed Oil, and Walkers crisps have been around for many years and they are very popular and they are very good quality too in my opinion.
For a 34.5g bag they contain 181 calories, 0.9g sugar, 11.4g fat, and 0.9g saturates.
I love to have a crisp sandwich sometimes as I just love them in bread for some reason lol and they just taste so delicious and I buy them for my parties and for when I go on picnics and I think they are very good for packed lunches too and they are good to keep in the cupboard for when you fancy a little snack and for the calorie content I do not think they are too bad for a snack for my diet as I have to have a treat sometimes.
I recommend them for anyone to try if they have not already but I do not think there are many people who have not tried these crisps in my opinion because they have been around for such a long time.
Walkers make lots of other different flavours, some varieties being Salt and Vinegar, and Ready Salted, but my favourite is this one and I will continue to buy these crisps for a very long time to come and I do think the amount of crisps in the bag does not appear to be as many as years ago, or maybe that is just me thinking the amount is a little less.
I give them 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
Walkers cheese and onion crisps have remained extremely popular since their introduction in the 1940s. Although best known in their standard 34.5 gram bags, they are also available in six and 12 bag multipacks (at 25 grams per pack), and larger, 50 gram, grab bags. They are widely available in the UK, everywhere from supermarkets to corner shops and garages. Expect to pay around 45p for a standard bag and £1.30 for a six pack.
Walkers cheese and onion crisps come in a distinctive blue foil packet, with the red and yellow Walkers symbol prominently displayed. Cheese and onion is written across the middle of the packet, with a picture of some crisps underneath. The packet should be stored in a cool dark place, and, if bought fresh, will last unopened for a couple of months.
A 25 gram multipack contains 131 calories, 8.3 grams of fat (of which 0.7 is saturated) and 0.3 grams of salt. Walkers have changed the recipes of their crisps to bring down the saturated fat and salt levels, and these are certainly much better than they used to be. However, the overall fat content is still quite high, so these should really only be eaten as a treat.
I love the taste of cheese and onion crisps, and the Walkers variety is the best of the bunch - the crisps have a strong taste and smell, but it is very real - the cheese flavour is really cheddary and the onion flavour comes through well. The crisps themselves are light and crunchy, with only a hint of oil. I'd highly recommend these, either on their own, or as part of a ploughmans lunch.
We all know Walker's yeah ? Probably the most famous for crisps in the world. They once even had a competition where we got to make our own flavours ( Chilli and Chocolate was surprisingly nice, I miss it - hail whoever thought of the idea! ) to make us buy more. These are the crisps that are everywhere, and everyone will probably have at least one packet of them somewhere in their lives, right?
So I've been eating these crisps all my life. I like their Sensation's range but still love the originals. These are a particular favourite of mine. Although when I come to think of it - cheese and onion sounds a strange combination to me, but it's magic(ish).
The crisps are at a pretty good price and you'll find them on their own or in multipacks of themselves or with other flavours in pretty much any supermarket. I get them from ASDA, I'm not a price hunter but they don't cost a fortune.
Okay so when you open the packet the first thing you'll probably notice is the smell. It's proper cheesy-onion like ( of course ) and not the best smell ever. But don't let it put you off! The best thing about these is they have really good quality crisps - nice and crispy, but not too greasy - at a great price. It has just the right amount of flavouring without being overpowering ( this kicks in later.... ). The packets look quite big but surprisingly there isn't enough in them to my liking , but then maybe I'm just greedy.
Just a warning before eating : MAKE SURE YOU CAN BRUSH YOUR TEETH AFTER THIS, OR KEEP A FRESH BREATH SPRAY WITH YOU. I'm not kidding. The breath you are left with is revolting. And probably revolting to everyone around you too. So I'm telling you that now - it's your fault if everyone avoids you until you next brush your teeth after eating these.
All in all, I think these are pretty good quality crisps at a great price. It also comes in HEAPS more flavours to choose from, so I'd buy them if you haven't already. Just keep breath mints at the ready!
Walkers cheese and onion crisps are one of the more popular flavours of walkers and is probably one of the best selling packet of crisps on the market. But are they really that great? Well I dont think so. I think there a number of big flaws with these crisps which make some of their competitors the better crisps to have.
In terms of flavour they are not too bad, they have certainly a stronger flavour compared to other brands of cheese and onion crisp on the market. I think this is where the positives end with this crisp.
You can eat a bag before you know it, they hardly have anything in it. This is annoying as you are normally left dissappointed after spending around 50p on a packet of crisps only for them to have no effect on you or your hunger. I also think that this is to expensive for the crisps so they dont really give you very good value for money in comparisson to other crisps available.
I often find that these crisps are far greasier than other crisps which are avaible. I am normally left with grease covering my fingers which is not a nice feeling at all.
Overall i do not really rate walkers crisps and i would not reccommend them to anyone.
Yesterday, i had a packet of these crisps with a ham roll for my lunch whilst sat at my office desk. I dont usually opt for cheese and onion flavour crisps as I find they can sometimes be too overpowering. However Yesterday, these were the only crisps left in the vending machine so I didnt have much choice.
When opening the sea blue coloured 25g bag. The first thing that hit me was the poor amount of crisps that were in the packet. I felt like I was staring into a open cave as the meagre amount of crisps were all congregated at the bottom of the pack, looking somewhat pathetic.
Although I was disappointed by the lack of crisps in the packet. I was somewhat impressed with the delicious cheesy aroma which filled my nostrils. I found that I was very eager to try one of these crisps as the smell was so delicious. When delving into the bag, I found the crisps to be rather large in size, which I find a bit off putting as Id rather smaller bite size crisps. However the appearence of the crisp looked fresh and golden. The texture was not overly greasy either which I found to be a real positive.
I have to admit when tasting these crisps, I was totally blown away by the delicious flavour of these crisps. The cheese and onion combination works well in this instance as neither flavouring overpowers another, These Walkers cheese and onion crisps are by far the nicest cheese and onion crisps I have tasted. They were not overly strong or over seasoned. The crisps themselves tasted of a high quality potatao. They were cooked to perfection and offered no unsightly black offerings. The crisps were also really crunchy and fresh, which is also another pleasing aspect of the product.
The packaging was instantly recognisable as Walkers. The same white lettered logo against a red and yellow background. The only differences between these crisps and other walkers, is the colour of the packet. I do wish that Walkers would glam up their packets though, they are quite boring. I think they tend to rely on the product rather than the actual packaging.
All information needed regarding these crisps is displayed very clearly on the packaging. Nutritional information is easily found on the front of the packet. Which makes it easier when purchasing these crisps as you dont have to search the back of the packet looking for information.
There is also a comprehensive list of ingredients, plus the promise that the potatoes are both suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs as well as being free from both preservatives and colourings.
I would certainly buy these cheese and onion walkers again. I found them a delicious alternative to my normal flavour of choice.
Walkers is the biggest selling crisp in the UK. This review is for the cheese and onion flavour.
It comes in a blue packet and contains no preservatives, no artificial colours, it is suitable for vegetarians and it is suitable for coeliacs.
I like that you can buy these crisps in a variety of different options. You can buy the standard pack of 25g on its own, in a multipack containging more cheese and onion crisps or in a multipack containing a mix of flavours. You can also buy these in boxes from trade outlets such as Makro.
One of the things I dislike about these crisps is that they only fill up about a third of the packet, which means you don't get that much in a packet, I normally have to eat two packets! You can also buy the "big eat" bags in newsagents but I never seem to see these sold in supermarkets, I am unsure of the reason for this.
I quite like the flavour of these crisps, the taste isn't too strong, just about right.
These crisps are sold at all major supermarkets and you can even buy some on ebay if you want to save a few pennies, but I do worry about them being all crushed by the time they get to your house!
I also like that these crisps only contain 131 calories in them which is 7% of your recommended daily allowance.
I also like that the crisps are naturally lower in saturates.
Walkers are my favourite brand of crisps. I love the intensity of their flavours and the crisps that they make are a bit thicker than cheaper ones so they're just tastier.
You can get walkers crisps in most flavours in two size packets, the normal size and the big eat. In shops, you 'll pay about 40p for a packet of crisps and the Big eat packets are about 65p. You can get a multipack of 6 packets of these for just £1.16 in ASDA and the cheese and onion also come in other multipacks that you can buy.
You can buy these crisps from all small shops and conveneience stores and the multipacks are normally found in supermarkets like Tesco and ASDA.
Right, lets get down to the actual crisps then. They are a little darker in colour than flavours like the ready salted but not much. The crisps themselves are normally oval/round shaped but not always. They taste really lovely. Properly like cheddar cheese and possibly a red onion kinds of flavour. I love to eat these crisps with a nice up of tea and a cheese sandwich. Even better if I have a cheese and onion sandwich.
They have quite an off putting smell which isn't nice really, it smells ok when you're about to eat them, but the smell of them lingers on your breath which is horrible. This means my daughter won't take these to school for lunch because she doesn't want to smell of them and also I feel self concious about eating them in public.
They have been in the blue packet for as long as I can remember so you're easily able to spot them on the shelf. Most other brands that do cheese and onion have them in a green packet like ASDA's own so these stand out. The logo and flavour is in big letters anyway, so you can see what they are clearly.
Overall, these are one of my favourite flavours of crisps but I won't eat them when I'm out because of the smell but if they changed the flavour, I probably wouldn't like them. I do think that they taste really nice and have a good crunchy texture so they don't need to change them.
Walkers cheese and onion crisps are very tasty, the flavour is very intense. These crisps are quite fatty compared to their rivals but you can buy the lower fat versions.
The packaging is very excessive so much so that when you open a pack it is often only half full which is always a disappointment even though you know its coming! Although they are delicious this does not get rid of the disappointment of only recieving half a packet of crisps.
Appearance wise the packaging is very bright and distinctive and it is easy to tell the flavour by what colour the packaging is.
The crisps are always of a good size and are crunchy which is good. The packaging is quite thick so helps to keep the crisps intact so you do not have lots of broken crisps.
Overall a good product but are very expensive for the amount you get in the package.