“ Brand: Walkers / Type: Crisps „
The shop by me is selling 6 packs of Walkers crisps for 79p, the flavours in this multipack are different to the normal flavours and they were produced when Walkers brought out their Brit Trips promotion. The flavours are Mango Chutney, Roast Beef and Horseradish and Sour Cream and Chive.
I had a bag of roast beef ones today and they are yummy. They have got a proper meaty flavour and you can tell that the crisps are beef and not another flavour. The horseradish isn't very hot and I think it gives the crisps a bit of a creamy flavour. I love how you can taste both flavours over each other and they go sooooo nice together.
It's mad because eating these crisps made me feel like I was having a roast beef dinner, not that it felt like it but it was a bit like Willy Wonka where he thought he was eating a special meal but it was only bubblegum! lol
The crisps are nice and crunchy, they haven't got that greasy flavour that most Walkers have got since they changed the oil they use in the crisps. The over all flavour is beef and the crisps are mega meaty and that taste gets better and better the more you eat. I don't think I'll EVER get bored of these crisps and I wish they'd add them permanent to the range because they are loads better than a lot of them that Walkers sell now.
Because this was a multipack the bags inside are smaller than normal Walkers bags of crisps, that's annoying when you find a flavour you love like these especially because they're not available in the bigger bags at all. I'm going back round the shop in a bit to stock up because these crisps are delish and if the other 2 flavours in the bag are as good then I reckon they'll become faves.
I recently bought a multi-pack of Walker's crisps mainly due to the flavours in the multi-pack being a bit different to the ones I usually buy... I fancied a bit of a change!
The three flavours were "Sour Cream and Chive", "Mango Chutney" and "Beef and Horseradish". The only flavour I have tried so far is the Beef and Horseradish, so am reviewing this variety here.
The multi-pack of six packets cost me 99 pence which I felt offered very good value. I bought it from my local 'Farmfoods' frozen food store.
The crisps in this range from Walkers are a limited edition, and are part of the "Gary's Great Trips" promotion that is currently being run by Walkers. The promotion allows consumers to collect tokens from multi-packs of Walkers and trade them in, for which they can earn great savings on days out, activity days and pub meals and so on.
Because of the promotion, it means that all of the crisps in the multi-pack are given quirky names which are related to activities and sports. The roast beef and horseradish crisps for example, are called "Roast Beef and Horseracing".
Anyway, the packet is a (rather unattractive) brown colour, with the Walkers emblem taking up about half the size of the bag, and underneath there is a picture of, funnily enough, a horse race! There is also some information on the front of the bag about how you can save £££s by using the "Gary's Great Trips" promotion.
The packet of crisps is 25g in size, and the packaging proudly states that these crisps are suitable for vegetarians, and contain no artificial colours or preservatives. The nutritional information informs me that each 25g pack of these crisps contains 131 calories and 8.2g of fat.
Upon opening the foil-lined bag, I am instantly aware of the meaty smell of the crisps wafting up to my nostrils, which I found to be quite appetising. They are quite attractive-looking and look to be on a par with similar potato crisps from the Walker's brand.
After popping one into my mouth, I am aware that the meaty taste is actually quite strong, which is a nice bonus for me as I really like flavoursome crisps. The crunch of the crisps is just right, and I did not find them to be too hard at all. I found that they were very crispy and had a pleasant texture.
The taste of the crisps is quite enjoyable, and I did find them to be quite flavoursome. I was definitely aware of the underlying flavour of the horseradish sauce coming through as I was eating them, but it was probably a little TOO subtle for my tastes, if I'm being honest.
I can remember years ago eating 'beef and mustard' or 'ham and mustard' flavoured crisps and they just about blew my socks off with the heat of the mustard! It would be nice if we could get a 'happy medium' when it came to the flavouring of such things, and I would definitely say that the horseradish flavour on these Walkers crisps is most definitely too mild, for my particular tastes at least.
That said, I did enjoy them for the most part, but I probably would not rush out and buy them again, nor would I recommend them particularly highly to anyone. I will happily finish off the multi-pack though! ;-)
There is a website available which gives more detailing about the 'Great Trips' promotion at www.walkers.co.uk.
I would award this offering from Walkers crisps four stars, with one knocked off because the horseradish flavouring was a little on the disappointing side for me.
I absolutely adore these new crisps from Walkers, I found them in a multi-pack containing three new flavours to advertise their Gary's Great British Trips promotion where you can collect codes from the crisp packets and save for days out or competition entries.
The Beef & Horseradish ones are delicious, absolutely wonderful in my opinion and are quite possibly becoming my favourite crisps even though I've only eaten two bags of them up until now!
The crisps themselves are quite small compared to other flavours of Walkers crisps at the moment (don't you find their Salt & Vinegar crisps seem to be getting bigger by the week?) and are not greasy in the slightest. They have a lovely crunch to them which strangely seems to bring the meaty flavour out a bit more when you bite into them, the consistency of these crisps is excellent overall and they actually go really well on a sandwich too despite the fact that meaty flavours don't tend to make such good butties!
The flavour is excellent, they do taste of beef but not the salty and rather synthetic beef I have come to expect from Walkers crisps. This is a much more subdued flavour and actually does taste very, very much like proper meat and I personally think it's really authentic tasting indeed.
There is a hint of Horseradish which warms the crisp up nicely and manages to compliment the beef flavour as well as if it were real beef and horseradish sauce I was eating. There is very little heat coming from the horseradish and personally I'd like it a little hotter, however this is a purely personal viewpoint as I love hot Horseradish yet everyone else I've given these crisps to has said the flavour is just right.
I think these are absolutely delicious crisps and cannot understand why they are a limited edition when worse flavours are released on a seemingly weekly basis by Walkers just lately. No doubt when summer has ended they will get rid of these ones yet those appalling Builders Breakfast ones will remain in the shops for months and years to come.
If you fancy trying them I think they are only available in multi-packs at the moment, a pack of six containing two of these, two bags of mango chutney (also delicious) and two sour cream and chive. I do hope to see them as individual packets at some point though as I hate having to buy six bags of crisps when really I just want one!