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      30.12.2010 20:48
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      Yum Yum

      Tis the season to put on the pounds I heard on the radio that women put on an avaerage of 1 stone at this time of year I am already half way there so the junk food binge continues with a packet of BBQ Rib Walkers crisps must polish off the junk food before the great January keep fit regime kicks in ha ha!.

      My BBQ Ribs came in a variety box with 23 other bags of crisps for the bargain price of £2.99 on offer in Sainsburys. Each packet contains 25g of crisps the packet states that 'The spuds picked for this saucy little bag, couldn't resist the lure of meaty ribs sizzling on a barbie. But before we let them in, we subjected them to an intense 'grilling' until they convinced us that nothing on earth could stop them from becoming a packet of Walkers BBQ Flavour'

      So for the flavour test. The bag is made of foil and sealed to keep in the delicious flavour and on opening the bag you can smell the bbq flavour being released, they smell like delicious pork bbq ribs good enough to eat most definatley. Biting into them the crisps are nice and crunchy and the coating is delicious they taste like bbq flavoured meat to me and even though they taste like meat they are actually suitable for vegetarians so there is no meat involved in the making of these delicious crisps. According to the packet there is also No preservativies, No artificial colours and No MSG it is also suitable for coeliacs. I have always been satisfied with my delicious bbq crisps but Walkers do promise that if you do not enjoy them then you can send them back to them and have your money back so what have you got to loose. Each bag contains 131 kcal which actually for a bag of crisps I don't think is to bad they do contain 8.2g of fat though so not that healthy after all but who expects them to be crisps are unhealthy and thats why I love them lol.

      5 stars from me I think they are dlicious and a great snack.

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        24.03.2010 16:33
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        a nice crisp

        Walkers BBQ Spare Rib Flavour Crisps............


        Not being a big fan of Walkers crisps in general because of their overall greasy taste and the fact that they are full of fat I wasn't too sure if I should eat a bag when I noticed the tea room at work was full of multi packets of Walker's Variety. However seeing this bag of BBQ Rib flavour I couldn't help myself as it had been so long since eating these.

        There must be some kind of special offer on at the moment for the lady who buys the snacks at work to have bought these whopping bags but as I am not in the habit of buying these I couldn't say what it is but to buy a single packet you would be looking at paying around the 50 pence region.

        The packaging is instantly recognisable as a Walkers product as their logo is plastered across the front of the packaging. The colour of the bag is a grey sort of black which is this flavours personal colouring. The bag is easy to open and keeps the product fresh and crisp inside.

        The bag has 25 grams of crisps inside and upon opening this doesn't really look like much. The smell is rather strong when the bag is opened and I can straight away notice the rather charred aroma of the BBQ and the meatiness of the ribs. The crisps are all sorts of different sizes but all a lovely golden colour with a sprinkling of darker colour which is the flavouring.

        To eat the crisps I was rather surprised that they did not taste too greasy as I remembered them too. The flavour as well seemed more distinctive than my recollection of the crisps as you can really taste the ribs as if you had just chewed on a real rib. I love the flavour as it is not overly strong that it begins to taste fake but is strong enough to give your taste buds a treat.

        The crisps themselves are of course very crunchy and light. They are only thin and the amount in a bag does not seem a lot but after eating a bag you do indeed feel as though a gap has been filled!

        I was also surprised when looking at the calories and fat contained in a bag and although the calories are higher than I would have liked at 131 per bag, the fat content is better than thought at 0.6grams of saturated fat. On the whole this is not too bag and as they seem to fill me up better than other lower fat and calorie snacks such as Skips may in fact be the better option.

        Overall I was very impressed with these Walkers BBQ Rib Crisps. They taste good. They were free at work (or at least can be bought on good special offers from time to time for everyone else). They aren't too bad in saturated fat. Plus they fill a small gap!

        A 3 out of 5 star product. They make a change but they are not one of my favourites!

        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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          24.03.2010 08:56
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          I like the more Meaty tasting Crisps. Not sure why but I would always choose this kind of flavouring over Cheese and Onion anyday. Although all Walkers Crisps have loads of flavouring in them, I just like these ones more.

          I wasn't so sure about trying this flavour at first. I like BBq and the whole Sauce like flavouring, but I had an idea that this was going to be really sacuy and perhaps too strong a taste.

          Although you can get these in individual bags, they aren't so easy to find this way. You get them in the meaty flavours multipack. An individual bag would cost about 40p whereas an 18 bag or 24 bag multipack can vary in price.

          The bag is a black colour and this adds to my thought that the flavouring would be really strong. When you look at the Crisps you see the orange colour of the flavouring, and you can smell the smokey sweet flavoring,

          Per 34.5g bag these have around 180 calories. The multipack bags are a bit smaller being 28g, so therefore a few less calories.

          These are nice but I can't eat that many bags of them. I tend to eat them now and again as I think if I was to have them all the time then I would go off them. They are a pretty strong taste, and you have to like a right Meaty tang, but these are worth a try as they taste exactly how they sound - like a load of Barbequed Ribs.

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          21.10.2009 20:49
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          Yum yum...I wanty a bag NOW!

          I adore crisps and I particular love BBQ flavour products. I'd never seen these before and I don't know how they slipped my beady radar but when I saw them in my local Nisa store I grabbed a bag greedily and couldn't wait to do the all important taste test!

          The Packaging:

          Plastic bag, silver foil inside and on the front it is black and the back is white. On the front of the bag I'm told they are Walkers BBQ Rib, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the size is stated which in this case is 34.5g as they were purchased singly. On the back of the bag other information includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed and there is a full nutritional run-down chart on there, the best before date is clearly stamped on and contact details for Walkers are given. It's a nice smart, easy to open and informative bag is this!

          A Bit About The Product According to The Information On The Back Of The Bag:

          The spuds used for this saucy little bag couldn't resist the lure of meaty ribs sizzling on a barbie. But before we let them in, we subjected them to an intense 'grilling' until they convinced us that nothing on earth would stop them from becoming a packet of Walkers BBQ Rib Flavour!

          No MSG
          No preservatives
          No artificial colours
          Suitable for Vegetarians
          Suitable for coeliacs

          The Crisps:

          Well they are fabulous and the standard of quality you expect from Walkers of course! Light golden, crispy, crunchy well seasoned potato slices that are light and not too greasy helping them to retain their crispiness, they are evenly covered in a light powdery orangey coloured seasoning. They smell meaty and slightly smoked and look great too!

          Taste wise you can taste the potato still under a mound of delicious flavouring which is a blend of sugar, salt, soy sauce, dried onion and garlic, paprika, fennel, allspice, ginger and star anise. They just taste simply very meaty and rich in flavour and although garlic and onion is in here not so much so your breath smells vile after indulging in these! The ingredients all go together really well and give a saucy feel to the crisps!

          Verdict:

          A top class Walkers product I loved! I liked the rich, intense, well blended flavour these possess though I didn't like the way the colouring stained my hands afterwards...but that's a small gripe I can tolerate when it comes to these crisps! Light and tasty, not at all greasy but still slightly moist they're a real treat!

          I paid 47p for my bag of crisps in my local Nisa store but they are widely available!

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          15.10.2009 10:06
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          Walkers BBQ

          This is another flavour I've never tried before, but, having tried both the Steak and Onion and the Roast Chicken flavours before I suspect that these crisps may be in a similar sort of vein on the taste front.


          Packaging.

          The front of the multipack bag is predominantly red and brown with the usual Walkers logo and various bands of colour telling you that it contains:-

          4 x BBQ Rib
          4 x Prawn Cocktail
          4 x Worcester Sauce
          4 x Salt and Vinegar
          5 x Ready Salted
          5 x Cheese and Onion.

          The back of the bag contains the usual lists of ingredients and nutritional information for each of the flavours and a blurb about the spuds used for the crisps.

          The BBQ Rib flavour itself comes in a black bag and has the usual ingredients and nutritional information printed on the back of the bag as well.

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


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

          Energy kJ: 545kJ {2180kJ}
          kcal: 131kcal {523kcal}
          Protein: 1.5g {5.8g}
          Carbohydrate: 12.9g {51.5g}
          of which sugars: 0.8g {3.1g}
          Fat: 8.2g {32.6g}
          (of which saturates): 0.6g {2.5g}
          (of which mono-unsaturates): 6.7g {26.6g}
          (of which polyunsaturates): 0.5g {2.1g}
          Fibre: 1.0g {4.1g}
          Sodium: 0.13g {0.50g}
          Equivalent as salt: 0.32g {1.27g}

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


          Ingredients:

          Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (33%), BBQ Rib Seasoning {Sugar, Salt, Flavouring, Soy Sauce (With Wheat), Colour: Paprika Extract, Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Fennel, Allspice, Ground Black Pepper, Ginger, Star Anise}


          Price:

          At the time of writing Morrisons are charging £2.68 for a multipack containing 26 bags of crisps.


          Taste & Opinion:

          I'm not quite sure what these crisps smell of when I first open the packet but if I'd not read the flavour on the packet BBQ wouldn't have been the first aroma that would have sprung to mind. They do smell similar to something I've eaten before but, annoyingly, I can't quite place what it is. But, what I do know is that they smell vaguely oriental, perhaps some sort of Thai dish.

          In terms of appearance we're back in Steak and Onion / Roast Chicken territory as these crisps have that same orange tinge to them. Like the other two flavours this can make your hands feel slightly greasy.

          Tastewise, these have a reasonably strong flavour. They not as strongly flavoured as the Prawn Cocktail or the Worcester Sauce flavour but I'd say that they're slightly more strongly flavoured than both the Steak and Onion and Roast Chicken flavours. They're pleasant enough in a meaty sort of way and have a slightly sweet tangy-ness but for my own particular tastes they're just average rather than something moreish I'd want to eat again and again.

          Like, the rest of the regular Walkers range these come in 25g bags which seem to be over far too quickly. They're nicely crunchy, not melting in the mouth like Skips and not almost breaking your teeth like some of the harder brands.

          In terms of fat content then, these are similar to the rest of the regular Walkers flavours which range from 32.6% (these and Smoky Bacon) to 34.1% (Ready Salted). Only Nik Naks and Frisps rank above the majority to Walkers flavours when it comes to fat content so there are plenty of other brands for you to choose from if you're looking for something containing less fat.


          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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            10.10.2009 00:25
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            A Delicious Bag Of Walkers Crunchy Crisps.

            Walkers crisps are the original and one of the best in my opinion. The crisps are a good size and cut from good potatoes, it is very rare to find a bad crisp in your bag and this is great as I don't have to particularly worry about paying much attention when delving in to the bag and wolfing down a whole packet in 2 minutes flat!

            The crisps come in a foil bag (for freshness) with black colouring (for BBQ Rib) and the familiar Walkers logo as well as nutritional information, ingredients and further details on cooking methods, potatoes used and information on Walkers themselves. The bag is very informative and for the purposes of reviewing I had a good old read of the changes that have been made in recent years (less fat and better oil etc) and was astounded by the sheer amount of information that they feel necessary to print.

            Once the packet is opened I am met with a fairly strong smell of ribs and just BBQ meat in general and it's lovely and strong. The crisps are deliciously crunchy and do not disappoint at all. The BBQ Rib flavouring is very strong and one that I thoroughly enjoy. It may not be for everybody though as it can be a little overpowering for little children, also, people may comment on your breath if you don't brush your teeth afterwards. My favourite way to eat any Walkers crisps is to have them inside a sandwich. The crunch goes so well with sandwiches and is just delicious.

            I would definitely recommend these as a perfect accompaniment to your lunchtime. These go great as a snack and each bag contains 181 calories so these should be enjoyed in moderation. I am a fan and although these aren't in my top three favourite flavours I thoroughly enjoy them and for this reason I am rating Walkers BBQ Rib Flavour Crisps 4/5 and it's great to see them again as I haven't seen them in a couple of years!

            I purchased my bag from my local corner shop and as yet I've not spotted a multipack that has them in so if anyone can help me out then please write a comment!

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              28.07.2009 13:03
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              good stuff

              Now here is a flavour of crisps that I am happy to rave about. I find the bog standard flavours like ready salted and salt and vinegar very tedious, so inventive and exciting flavours are always welcome. I hit upon these a year or so ago and whenever I do buy crisps, which is rarely, I usually plump for these.

              Walkers is a reliable and trusted brand, although I take issue with the lack of crisps one gets in the bag, more on that later. The packaging is visually striking with the bold black bag getting my attention. Maybe they could put a picture of a rib or a barbeque on though to cement the idea of what you're buying?

              The Texture

              A good crispy crunch with plenty of texture means they don't go soggy, unless of course you leave the bag open for ages or in sunlight.

              The Taste

              The highlight is the taste which sits somewhere between beef and smoky bacon for me. It is aromatic and enticing and the first thing that hits you is that it does have a bbq flavour to it. There are underlying burnt flavours pushing through, subtle enough not to overpower though, but the overriding meaty taste is invigorating and satisfying. It is one of the more pungeont flavours in the Walkers range. It must also be noted that the scent is overwhelming, you can smell a bag from a room away!

              The price will vary from about 40 pence to 60 pence, depending on where you buy a pack from. I take issue though with the lack of crisps in the bag, a handful, filled only halfway up will not do and is never enough to please me. Smaller crisps needed, filled to the top please!

              I recommend these for an evening snack or for picnics.

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              06.07.2009 20:13
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              nice but stinky

              Oh my gosh, I just love these crisps. I think Walkers have exceeded themselves by inventing such a lovely flavored snack. Everytime I see a packet of these I literally have to have them!

              The first time I brought these I was in the local shop, I'd not seen them before so I just got them to try them. Cant be that bad at 45p per packet I thought, if I don't like them I wouldn't have to buy them again!

              When I got home and opened the packet my initial thought was gosh these are strong, I wasn't quite expecting them to be that strong in smell but then I actually tried one and it was lovely I had eaten them within in minutes.

              Whilst I have gotten used to the smell of the storng flavor, my partner won't come near me after a packet,lol so make sure if you have some to have some chewing gum at the ready.

              Since the first time I've brought them, they are a regular in my shopping basket, however I now buy the multipacks because it's just too expensive to buy individual packets.

              You are much better off buying multipacks because single packets just don't last long enough and ae way too expensive at 45p per packet.

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                27.06.2009 14:38

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                A flavour too far.

                I am unashamedly a walkers crisps fan. They are one of those rare products which it really is worth splashing the extra cash for. The packaging for these BBQ rib flavour crisps is appropriate and attractive, and I expected a lot, but was highly disappointed. In fact, I only managed to eat half a dozen. The texture and crunchiness of the crisps is just the same as other varieties, but that's where the good points end. Firstly, I found the taste far too strong and intense: it just completely overpowered me, and the potatoes themselves. Secondly, and more importantly, the flavouring tasted artificial and almost chemical-like. I appreciate that, to produce a crisp flavour as specific as this, it probably isn't possible to use all natural ingredients, but surely the idea is to produce a product that doesn't make that fact obvious. In this case I think Walkers have failed spectacularly, and it's not a flavour I will be buying again. In my opinion Walkers should stick to doing a few flavours well rather than endlessly coming out with new and more extraordinary varieties.

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                07.02.2009 22:18
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                Yum!

                I first discovered these crisps in the vending machine at work. I went to get my usual pack of steak and onion, and in slot B2, was an impostor! BBQ Rib flavour! Now I've never had BBQ ribs, in fact just the thought of eating ribs makes me a little queasy, but I wanted meaty crisps and these it seemed were my only option.

                The crisps come in a black packet which tells me that they're made with sunseed oil, and to be honest, apart from the colour of the pack, there's not much else to distinguish them between other flavours of Walkers crisps.

                The crisps themselves have that sort of powdery coating to them, the same way Pringles do, where they leave a sort of residue on your fingers after you've eaten them. Again, these are not greasy like some of the other Walkers crisps can be, just crunchy and well...crispy I suppose!

                The flavour of these is lovely. When I first started eating them, I could mainly detect a meaty flavour with a sort of BBQ kick to them, but now that I've had them a few times, I think I can taste a sort of Chinese five spice flavour. If you're not familiar with Chinese five spice, it's a mix of (not surprisingly) five spices, with a predominant flavour (I think anyway) of aniseed. Now, if someone had told me about aniseed flavoured crisps, there's not a hope in hell I would even try them, so don't let that description put you off, because these are simply a slightly spicy yet meaty flavour, which is really very nice. In fact, I would say that these are probably one of the nicest flavoured meat crisps that Walkers make.

                In terms of nutritional values, each 25g pack (from a multipack) contains:

                131 calories
                12.5g carbs
                8.3g fat
                0.2g sodium

                Obviously this is quite high in terms of calories and fat, but at the end of the day they are crisps and you can't really expect anything else.

                A multipack of six 25g packs costs around £1.25 and individually you will be looking at around 40p a pack. They are available from most big supermarkets.

                As I said, I think these are some of the best crisps that Walkers make, and I'm really glad they turned up in the vending machine that night or I might never have tried them!

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                  06.02.2009 15:21
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                  Decent crisp - nice and different flavour

                  I find that Walkers' BBQ Rib flavour crisps have possibly the strongest smell of all of teh Walkers original range. They are presented in a black packet, and how many you get depends on what size packet you buy. The packet I have here is part of a multipack and is a 25g bag. The price worked out at around 10p for the bag, as I bought a big bag of 26 packets, and it was on offer at £2.49.

                  The flavour seems to be a marmite-like thing, meaning you'll either love it or hate it. My wife has just had some and doesn't really like them, whereas I actually do. The smell is stronger than the taste actually is, and to be honest, it doesn't really remind me of a barbeque in any way, but I can see why they have called it BBQ Rib. The ingredients list 'Barbeque Rib Flavour', which seems a bit of a cop out, although they do say that this entails flavourings and wheat. How they actually make the BBQ flavour is no doubt a secret that only the Walkers crisps chefs know!

                  Walkers advertise that they use sunseed oil which is lower in saturates than your average crisp. I think the way of looking at it is that, if you are looking to cut down on snacky food or eat more healthily, then it's probably best to just not eat crisps, as opposed to finding ones with lower saturates or better oils, etc, but if this isn't what interests you and you want a different and exciting taste of crisp to the ones you're used to, then the BBQ Rib flavour is a decent one to go for as long as you like something with a little aftertaste kick.

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                    Walkers BBQ Rip Crisps

                    Everyone loves a good barbecue and crisps are generally the nations favourite snack so what could be better than a product that combines the too, welcome to Walkers BBQ rib flavour crisps, another gorgeous flavour from the brilliant Walkers range.

                    Walkers crisps have been around now for well over 60 years now. A gentleman called Henry Walker took over a butchers shop in the 1880's but after the second World War he saw production go down and had to look for other ways to make money. He began hand-slicing and frying potatoes and sold them as potato crisps, the first flavour being Cheese and Onion. Now there are so many flavours to choose from the choice is overwhelming but I am going to review the Steak and onion flavour.

                    I generally class this flavour of crisps in with the other meat flavoured crisps such as Steak and Onion and with a special sauce such as the Marmite or Worcester Sauce flavour. To me they are something a bit different from the ordinary, normal crisps and something fun to eat once in a while for a change.

                    Walkers talk about this flavour in terms of the great British Barbecue. There is nothing quite like it they say and this is definitely true. They go onto say on their website that, "Our summers don't exactly lend themselves to outdoor grilling but perhaps it's that sense of hope that the rain will hold off together with a touch of holiday spirit that keeps us going. We hover round in back gardens, united under umbrellas and the smell of char-grilling fills the air...."

                    Instead of going through all that hassle why not reach for a packet of these instead. To me, these crisps were lovely. The crisps have a slightly smoky taste to me but not too smoky like smokey bacon. The barbeque flavour is quite tangy and almost tastes a bit like a nice hamburger. You can definitely taste the meat in these crisps. There is a good covering of flavour on all the crisps so you get a nice taste with every bite. The crisps are lovely and light and crunchy too. That might have something to do with the fact that they are now cooked in sunseed oil which, they say, is naturally high in mono-unsaturates and lower in saturates. The sunseed usage is actually show on the front of every bag which is good to see because you know they are making an effort to educate their customers.

                    I also like the fact that the potatoes used are 100% British potatoes. In this day and age we are all trying to buy local or national to promote our own country's products so this is a good thing. Apparently potatoes enjoy really good growing conditions in Britain due to the fact that the soil is cool and rich and this is what they thrive in and thus make a better crisp for us consumers to enjoy. They are guaranteed at least 154 days of rain a year, not so great if you want a nice sunny summer but good if you like crisps I suppose!

                    The packaging of these crisps is just like the regular Walkers packaging. They come in a foil bag which is great because it really does keep the crisps nice and fresh. This packet is a black colour to help you distinguish between all the other flavours and packets.

                    I bought the 34.5g packet of crisps but they do come in other sizes such as 25g multipack bags and the big grab bag which is 50g. To me the 34.5g bag is the perfect size, there are just enough crisps to make you feel full without going over the top and eating too many of them. Now, in a 34.5g bag there are 131 calories which represents 7% of your daily amount. Not bad for just a snack but it's not a great idea to eat loads of bags in one day. There are 8.3g of fat which is 12% of your RDA which in my opinion is quite high. The crisps also have 0.4g of salt which is 7% of your RDA so again a bit high if you eat lots of packets but one will be just fine.

                    All in all, a nice British snack that I definitely recommend.

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                      17.10.2008 15:35
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                      For when you just fancy 'normal' crisps

                      I'm all for fancy crisps; Doritos, Monster Munch, Nik-Naks, Wheat Crunchies...the list goes on, but sometimes I just fancy a bag of 'normal' potato crisps and when I do I always reach for Walkers!

                      These are my favourite flavour of Walkers crisps.
                      Some people thinks its a new flavour but its only because it used to be known simply as 'Barbeque' and is now 'BBQ Rib', it tastes exactly the same and is also in the same black Walkers bag. Think they changed the name about 18 month ago, god knows why!

                      The bag I'm reviewing is from a multipack so slightly smaller than the bags you can buy singularly. Its 25g and I got six in a pack for £1.19.

                      If you buy a single bag, they are 30g and cost around 35p.


                      ~~~The Packaging~~~
                      So as I said these crisps are in a black foiled bag, all the flavours of walkers crisps have the same design of bag; all that varies is the background colour.

                      There is the SUNSEED logo on the front of the bag and it explains this is a type of oil which is naturally lower in saturates than traditional crisp cooking oils.

                      The only other writing is the Walkers branding and the flavour.
                      The pack is quite simply designed and easily recognisable as Walkers.


                      ~~~The crisps~~~
                      There are not a lot of crisps in a bag of Walkers anymore! The bag is only about half full.
                      Most of the crisps are whole as there is air in the bag keeping them from gettin crushed.

                      ~How they look:
                      The crisps are golden brown in colour with a slight coating of flavour, an orangey coloured powder. It isn't too brightly coloured so doesn't look artificial, it looks kind of like Paprika powder.

                      ~The texture:
                      One thing I love about Walkers is the crisps are really thin and crispy and these don't disappoint there! They have a lovely crunch to them and make a satisfying noise as you eat them.

                      ~The flavour:
                      These taste smokey but also have quite a sweet tang. They taste seasoned but not too salty.
                      Its definitely a unique flavour, you'll either love it or hate it I think!


                      ~~~Nutritional Information~~~
                      A 25g bag (multi-pack bag) contains:
                      131 Calories, 8.3g of Fat and 0.4g of Salt.

                      As its only a small bag these values aren't too bad so not the unhealthiest snack in this sized bag!

                      There are also no artifical colours (as I had guessed)

                      * Suitable for Vegetarians
                      * Suitable for Coeliacs


                      A great flavour from the original crisps brand.




                      Walkers Snack foods Ltd.
                      Leicester

                      www.walkers.co.uk

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                        01.10.2008 08:43
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                        These crisps are so tasty. I think if you were to eat these constantly then they would be a bit sickly, but that's just my opinion.

                        These crisps are manufactured by Walkers, and I don't think they've been out for that long. Yes, maybe a couple of years, but that's nothing in Crisp land. I've never tasted this taste of crisp from any other manufacturer, so that makes it unique.

                        You can buy this in individual bags, which are 34.5g and cost around 40p, in 6 bag multipacks, which are about £1.20, or you can sometimes get this flavour in larger multipack of perhaps 24 bags in the meaty variety.

                        The bag design is just the normal style for crisps. It is a black coloured bag, which is maybe a bit odd colour for a bag of crisps, but it does stand out among the multi coloured bags on the shelves.

                        Nutritional information per 34.5g bag
                        181 Calories
                        17.3g Carbs
                        11.4g Fat
                        1.4g Fibre
                        0.2g Sodium

                        So, do they taste any good? Yes. They have a smokey, bbq-y, spare rib flavour, which is quite a rich taste, but full of flavour. The crisps have quite a dark orangy colouring.

                        Great tasting crisps that are very more-ish

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                          19.08.2008 18:43
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                          a love it or hate it flavour

                          Walkers BBQ Rib flavoured crisps have been out for a year or so, and are very similar to the plain bbq flavour. The bbq rib have a sweet and sticky taste, and a lovelly crunch to them. To me they really do taste rib like, and are meaty and sweet like ribs.

                          These crisps are a little more greasy than other flavours and the taste does stay with you for a long time. I personally liked this but if your not a fan of this flavour, you may find this quite disgusting. This particular crisp flavour is made with sunseed oil, as a better alternative to sunflower and alot less salt than most walkers crisps, each bag has 131 calories and 8 grams of fat.


                          After eating these crisps my hands were very sticky, so a wet wipe is advisable when eating these. They also get all over your face, so i wont suggest eating these in the car or while moving.

                          You can buy these in any good shop, they are about 40pence a pack. They do sometimes have offers on this flavour, i dont think its walkers best selling flavour so often i spot these for 10pence in many outlets. My advice would be to try a pack, as i personally think they are lovelly.

                          I found there was a fair few crisps in each packet and by the end of the bag, i was pleasantly surprised how full i felt.

                          The packaging is unusual being a black packet, you would expect Red to represent the rib, but they stand out well amongst the other crisps. Although do look very similar to the plain bbq flavour they once had out, so be careful as though similar these are not the same crisps. They are foil packed for freshness and most of the crisp inside are quite large.

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                          Walkers Barbecue flavour potato crisps.