“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
Walkers are the crisp of choice for me. I do have other favourites but for me Walkers is ones of the best, Ive been eating them as a child and continue to do so as an adult. Pickled Onion flavour is most definitely the best flavour they do.
Pickled Onion flavour, from what I remember appeared mid 1990s, along side Worcester sauce flavour they were quite unique and different and for me personally a massive hit. They stopped doing them several years later, WS flavour did become a permanent fixture about 8 or so years ago but PO still remained as a limited edition flavour running every so often. Earlier this year on a trip into Asda I could not contain my excitement when I saw PO not only on the shelf as a 6 pack but also single packets. I was so excited a brought 2 x 6 packets and when I got home I ate 3 in a row! Now I've only seen the 6 pack in Asda but single packets are more available in local shops, priced around £1.68 for 6 pack they are usually on offer such as 3 for £4 or similar, a single packet is around 55p. I do hope the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's and so forth begin the stock a 6 pack. When I saw them I got so excited and emailed Walkers and begged them to keep them as a permanent fixture. I hope they do!
All Walkers have their own "colour" which covers most of the wrapper, the walkers logo is in big yellow white and red and the back is white but the rest of the front is mainly made up of the chosen colour for pickled onion which is light lime green kind of colour. The thing I like about Walkers is that the packaging colour does make it easy to pick out the flavour you want without needing to read it properly, in fact the only time I do read it is if I see a "new" colour I don't recognise and then I see what flavour it is. The packaging for a multipack is the same as a single wrap only it is not foil based.
As copied from the Asda web page
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (24%), Rapeseed Oil, Pickled Onion Seasoning, Pickled Onion Seasoning contains: Flavouring, Dried British Vinegar, Dried Onion, Salt, Citric Acid, Sugar, Potassium Chloride, Dried Mustard
Upon opening the packet I am greeting to a lovely aroma of onions, a slight vinegary smell is also present. To some people they might think why not just get cheese and onion flavour they have onion, yes they do but it also has a cheese taste to it which completely overruns the lovely onion flavour with PO its just onion and that's how I like it. Taste wise they offer a lovely mix of vinegar and onion, much like a pickled onion really does, they are not to overpowering. The crisps themselves have a good crunch to them, Walkers have always been good in this respect but the flavour does not ruin the crunchiness. No sooner have I began a packet its ended, mainly because I'm scoffing them down my throat. As a warning because they do contain vinegar it might cause soreness it some peoples mouths, I myself get this with any type of crisp containing vinegar so Walkers cannot be singled out for this however if you are only eating 1 or 2 packets you should be ok.
PO are by far the best Walkers flavour out there. I really do hope they continue with them. These make a great snack or lunch time addition.
I saw these Walkers Pickled Onion flavoured crisps available in my local Home Bargains store for 10p a bag. The price was too good to refuse, so I bought half a dozen packets.
The crisps come in quite a large foil, sealed bag; typical of Walkers. The packet is too big for the amount of crisps they actually give you. The bag is just over half full. In this environmentally friendly, cost cutting era we're living in, you would think they might actually try and resolve this issue! And even more surprising is that you still can't recycle the packet!
When you open the packet you aren't greeted with much of an aroma. This lead me to think that because there was no smell, that there wouldn't be taste either. So I dived in...
How wrong could I have been! The taste was so sharp that I almost choked on my first mouthful as the flavours exploded in my mouth; I was not expecting that! The flavour is very sharp and tangy and it really does resemble those tiny little pickled onions that you can buy in a jar. I'm sure this flavour will bring tears to the eyes of the unsuspecting. It's certainly like nothing else in the Walkers range. After I had settled down and got used to the flavour, I did start to enjoy them. They aren't the best or the worst flavour Walkers have ever produced, for me they are middle-of-the-road. I suspect some will love them and others will hate them.
The crisps have a generous coating of pickled onion seasoning (resulting in the powerful flavour), but it also means that you will certainly end up with messy fingers after you have polished off the bag!
All Walkers crisps are fried in sunflower oil these days which is lower in saturated fat than the oils they used in the past. This means that they aren't quite as bad for you as they once were, but they are still not good for you nutritionally by any means. My 34.5g pack contains a whopping 179 calories, 11.3g fat and 0.53g salt. That's 9%, 16% and 9% of your recommended daily amounts on just one pack of crisps! So I wouldn't have too many if you're watching your figure, but I would allow yourself one sample pack. This flavour is however free from MSGs, preservatives and artificial colours. They are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
Although my packets only cost me 10p I'm quite sure that this won't be the typical price. They will be more like 50p in your local newsagents or petrol stations. However, if you havn't tried them before and you can manage to find a pack for 10p then give them a try.
I'm not a big fan of crisps in general but when I do fancy a bag I tend to opt for Walkers: they're well-priced, well-flavored and they're very light (I don't really enjoy kettle chips and other 'posh' crisps, finding them too heavy).
The pickled onion flavour is by far my favourite. The flavour is very natural, but quite potent (if you like the strength of the Walkers' 'salt and vinegar' flavour you'll probably like these, too). I find the onion flavour works really well with the crisps, which like any Walkers' crisps are light, crisp and firm to the bite, they're also lower in saturated fats than most crisps because they're cooking in SunSeed oil (as advertised on the packet). They're also very more-ish (if only they offered them in larger bags!).
The bag is the typical, distinctive Walkers foil packet, coloured light green so discernible from the salt and vinegar flavour. They're priced very fairly at around 35p for a 34.5g bag. Disappointingly, they're not very easy to find, I'm chuffed as a Nisa has opened round the corner from me that sells them, but where they tend to turn up is very hit and miss, except you will usually find them in larger supermarkets and hypermarkets (often in selection bags with other Walkers' flavours).
Nutritional Info: A 34.5g bag contains 181 Calories, (9% of your GDA) 0.4g of sugar, (<1% of your GDA) 11.4g of fat (16% of your GDA) and 0.6g of salt (10% of your GDA).
Also, a weird but surprisingly good tip: try them in a cheese sandwhich! So yummy!
I haven't had Pickled Onion Crisps for ages. I've had the odd packet of Monster Munch in Pickled Onion, but you always think that they are that bit different than other brands of Pickled Onion. The only reason I tried these ones is that we bought a large Multipack bag of Crisps and there was a few packets of these in it. i didn't know you get this flavouring in the bag, as they don't seem as popular a flavouring as other well known flavours, but this could be Walkers trying to boost sales of perhaps not as popular a flavour. Then again for all I know the rest of the world may love this flavour and I may be the wrong one!
I don't see these in individual bags too often but the 34.5g bags sells for the usual around 45p. If you get these in a multipack then the bag then the bag size is 28g. The bag is a lime green colour with the normal Walkers logo on it in a quite large print.
The Crisps were large enough and seemed that bit greasy, but just the same way that all Walkers Crisps are. You can feel a slightly oiliness on your fingers, but that's not too bad. You can't really feel any grains of flavouring on your hands, but there is plenty of flavour on the Crisps.
I have to say that the flavouring is alright. It is sharp, perhaps that bit sour and a good Onion zing. I can't fault the amount of flavour on these, but I just wasn't keen on this kind of flavouring. It was too strong and just not my type of flavour.
Has the normal 180 calories per bag.
Alright flavouring, but just not my choice.
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 light green colouring (for pickled onion) 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 strong smell of pickled onion instantly and it's lovely and strong, it really does remind me of actual pickled onions, they have a slightly vinegary smell to them. The crisps are deliciously crunchy and do not disappoint at all. The pickled onion 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 Pickled Onion Walkers is to have them on their own and whilst I usually eat my crisps in a sandwich I don't bother with these.
I would definitely recommend these as a perfect accompaniment to your lunchtime. These go great as a snack and each bag contains approximately 180 calories and 11g of fat so these should be enjoyed in moderation. I am a huge fan and this is one of my favourite flavours, I am therefore rating it 5/5. These are available singly but are fairly rare to find. My local corner shop had them for a few weeks and now he appears to have sold out again.
Isn't it funny how sometimes the most simple things are those which please us the most?
Walkers pickled onion crisps are, for me, one of those simple things.
The outside of the bag is nothing special, a light green colour, with all the usual details that you expect to see on a bag of crisps (fat content etc) and I wont bore you with these details. I will say, however that the cost of the crisps is around 40p for a standard sized bag, the weight being 34.5g.
Ok, now on to the fun stuff......
The taste is amazzzzzzing! A lovely explosion of tangy pickled onion bursts on your tastebuds and leaves you wanting more... and more.. (oops). Thank goodness (for my waistline at least) that walkers do not make these available in a larger bag or I dread to think what size I would be!
The taste has an almost "vinegary" quality to it, and the crisps are generally of the genre that have so much flavouring on them that your tongue is quite sensitive after eating them. (I remember that on one occasion they were so strong that I couldn't finish the bag..... this was, however very much a "one off" incident.... thank goodness!)
The only draw back might be that the flavour leaves your mouth a bit, ermm, oniony! Perhaps NOT the best snack for a romantic picnic with your new beau....?
Anybody who likes strong flavoured crisps and has yet to try these should do so immediately! I'd bet a stick of good quality mint gum that you won't be dissapointed..! :-D
In a nutshell, if you are eating these anywhere other than at home, make sure you eat a mint or something similar before that meeting with your boss, that promising interview, that exciting first date etc...! Believe me when I say you don't want to be caught out with the stench of these on your breath. (Unless of course, you hate your boss, you're not really bothered about that interview, or you're trying to give a hint to the person on the date..?!) :-D
For centuries the pickled onion has been a bonus, almost greedy item that the British partake of as an accompaniment with Fish & Chips, Cheese or occasionally with a Chicken or Turkey dinner.
In the early 1970s the now iconic corn based snack Monster Munch was born and was an enormous hit particularly in the pickled onion flavour. I used to eat bags and bags on these as a kid and can remember my fingers absolutely stinking of pickled onion.
Monster Munch were launched by Smiths who were subsequently taken over by Walkers and after various re-launches Monster Munch is now back on the shelves again.
Noticing the popularity of the Pickled Onion flavouring Walkers have now taken it upon themselves to have a standard manufacture potato crisp in Pickled Onion flavour.
In my opinion it doesn't quite work as a concept because the flavour is so strong and powerful that it needs something bigger than a thin crisp in the mouth to absorb it.
That is why the flavour is more at home in a Monster Munch corn snack because they are thicker, far more three dimensional and absorb and distribute the flavour in your mouth much better.
Obviously I would not recommend Walkers Pickled Onion Crisps as my first choice of flavours.
Ah, pickled onion crisps, what are they like to onion lovers? Well, they taste pretty strong. They'll be sure to make your mouth water and leave you with onion breath. Everything like eating pickled onions out a jar does.
But seriously, these are strong crisps. Just by opening them you are greeted with a strong waft of onion and vinegar. These crisps are definately not for everyone, perhaps even the select few who enjoy the overpowering taste. Also be warned, that any small cuts on your fingers or lips will immediately sting if you start to eat these. They will also leave your hands smelling of pickled onion for ages. Definately my favorite if I was to choose between monster munch and walkers pickled onion.
The crisps are fried in sunseed oil so they're healthier, and are made from only british potatoes. They can be included in sandwiches, as a quick snack or even as dipping crisps. Pickled onion would go great with say sour cream and onion dip. They are sold normally as individual packs at 34.5g costing around 40p a pack. They are sold in multipacks too but the packets in those are normally smaller at around 25g. However, pickled onion flavour are normally harder to find than other types so you will probably have to look hard or search around. But definately worth it if you can get them.
Overall the flavour is strong and powerful. I personally love them.
Walkers' Pickled Onion flavorued crisps are something of a more modern flavour in the extensive range from the well known and popular crisps manufacturing company. Pickled Onion flavour is something of a cult flavour, with many consumers calling for it following an outburst of people having sandwiches filled with sliced pickled onions and ready salted crisps.
This cuts out the messy need for making a sandwich out of it by flavouring the crisps with pickled onions. And does it work? Well, sort of. You definitely get the pickled onion flavour, but one thing that bugs me is that it is a hard aftertaste that makes me cough, very vinegary and harsh on the back of the throat. I understand that this is often the case with pickled onions themselves, but for some reason, it seems rather more harsh with the crisps than the pickled onions themselves.
The flavour isn't too strong, though, justg the aftertaste. The flavour itself is very nice, and I find it a very good idea from Walkers. The smell will entice you to eat them, and the faded green colour of the packet is unique in the range, with nothing else really very like it. Nutritionally, Walkers advertise that they use sunseed oil, which is lower in saturated fats than other oils used for crisp cooking. You get 131 calories per packet, and over 12g of carbs and 8g of fat. If you're looking for low fat crisps, then look away. In fact, if you're looking for low calory, carbs and fat foods, then crisps probably aren't the first thing you should be looking at anyway!
Pickled Onion flavour Walkers aren't the most common, or indeed the most popular of their flavours. They do tend to take a backseat to other flavours, and as such you are less likely to find it in some places than the more regular flavours such as Ready Salted, Chees & Onion and Salt n Vinegar. However, I do recommend them as, despite the harsh aftertaste, they are a nice change from the more regular flavours, and it makes it easier than making a crisp and pickled onion sandwich!
My favourite flavour of crisp is and always has been pickled onion and for the longest time I could not find a packet of pickled onion crisps anywhere unless they were monster much or a similar type of corn snack.
I like monster munch but I much prefer my pickled onion flavouring to come from a traditional potato crisp.
Around a week ago I was in my local store getting a few bits and pieces and to my right hand side I spotted a box of Walkers pickled onion crisps, they were waiting to be put out on display so I instantly asked the shopkeeper if he could open the box so I could get some, he did and I think he was shocked to see me take ten packets.
I am sure he will probably stock them for a while but I was taking no chances and stocked up my kitchen cupboard with them. Walker's crisps as I am sure everyone knows are very crunchy and always of the highest quality and these pickled onion ones were no different.
The pickled onion flavouring was strong just as it should be and immediately had me salivating as they always had before, the flavour can catch the back of the throat a bit but i do not mind that at all. It is very tangy and totally delicious.
These cost me 46p per packet and I am happy to pay that even though I do generally think crisps are too expensive these days. Each 34g packet contains 181 calories and 11.4g of fat so I know I should not eat too many of them but I no doubt will any way!
I have been reviewing crisps today as I fancy crisps and cannot go out to get any because I am waiting for a delivery... Dooyoo is such a help at these times I find!
Pickled Onion flavour crisps are my all time favouritest favourite ever! YUMMY! Ooooh my tongue is tingling just thinking about them!
These Pickled Onion crisps from Walkers are quite sweet in flavour. I would say they are based on those small silverskin pickled onions, rather than the big meaty sharp ones that you have with a ploughman's. The crisps really taste of pickle - not a sharp vinegar but the genuine vinegar you get in a jar of pickled onions. Therefore, if you do not like pickles, you will hate these crisps - be warned!
The smell from the packet is quite strong and in my opinion, quite beautiful! I love pickled onions generally. If we haven't had any for a while and I buy a jar, I open it as soon as I get home and munch through a few before they are put in the cupboard. When I was a baby, my first solid food was a pickled onion when I snatched one from my mum's plate. So you see, this review is hugely biased, I just love my pickled onions!!!
The crisp quality if excellent, as always from Walkers. The flavour is sublime. It now has sunseed oil to make them lower in saturated fat. In all honesty, there is no downside whatsoever to these delicious crisps!
Hurry up delivery man so I can go out and buy some!!!
Walkers are well known for producing good quality crisps and their Pickled Onion flavour are no exception to that. You can expect to pay about 40p for an individual 34.5g bag of these which I think is very reasonable.
The first thing that strikes you when you open a bag of these is the overwhelming smell of, yes, pickled onions! As a fan of the real thing I absolutely love it but if you're not so much of a fan then these are best avoided I think as the smell really is powerful and distinct. The taste isn't quite as strong as you might expect given the scent but it's strong enough and very palatable.
I particularly like how these have a sweet aftertaste to them which is what you'd expect given how naturally sweet onions actually are. Cheaper takes on this flavour could easily be a bit chemical or sour but not these ones.
The only real down side to these crisps for me is the shockingly high fat content. At just over 11g of fat per bag, these really aren't a snack you should be consuming on a daily basis.
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 Pickled Onion Flavour.
I was actually aware that this flavour existed until I saw them a week ago at my local shop. I've always been a fan of pickled onion monster munch so I decided to give these a try.
Walkers pitch this flavour as a typically English snack, mentioning instances when we always have pickled onions such as in a Ploughmans or in a jar like the W.I. used to sell at fetes.
To me, these crisps were lovely. I have always liked Walkers crisps for a nice plain crisp and these lived up to their reputation. The picked onion taste is nice and sharp and tangy like it should be but not so overpowering that you can't eat them. 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.
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 thing I like about Walkers too is that each packet of crisps has a different colour for each different flavour. For example Salt and Vinegar and green, cheese and onion are blue and this colour packet is described as lime green. The nice thing is if you are in a hurry you can just grab the bag you want without having to look at the label and go. Hopefully Walkers never change the colour packets or I'll end up with a horrible flavour I don't like although I have to admit I pretty much like all of the flavours.
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 181 calories which represents 9% 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. The crisps also have 0.6g of salt which is 10% 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.
Poking my hand into the glove box yesterday I was relieved to find a packet of crisps that hadn't been taken into the house, my daughter and I had been on the road for three hours and I was starving so set about to eat a nice bag of Salt & Vinegar crisps.
Only these weren't Salt & Vinegar. Without my glasses I'd just spotted the green bag and assumed this, but they're actually Walkers Picked Onion flavour crisps which come in a lighter green bag. This is the individual bag (ie. Not from a multi pack) containing 34.5g of crisps and they contain 181 calories and 11.4g of fat.
The first thing you will notice about these crisps as you open the packet is the smell that hits you. It's a sharp and quite authentic pickled onion aroma that makes my mouth water as soon as I smell it, it is strong enough to make my eyes water too but the anticipation of biting into such a deliciously tart smelling snack is enough to gloss over this minor problem!
I pick a crisp out of the packet and notice they are all fairly small crisps and pale in appearance, just like a Salt & Vinegar crisp.
These crisps are crunchy and break into tiny shards and larger pieces when I bite into them. I recommend putting the whole thing in your mouth if you can because you will get showered with tiny pieces of crisp if you try taking tiny little bites.
They taste delicious, really delicious. They have a tangy and very sharp flavour which is definitely reminiscent of pickled onions! The crisps seem to be absolutely saturated in the pickled onion flavouring and so the flavour is probably the most intense of all the Walkers range. If you prefer the 'sweeter' flavours like Smoky Bacon or Prawn Cocktail then this Pickled Onion flavour because it is definitely a savoury crisp and it's so strong tasting that it had me wrinkling my nose up on occasion!
I like them because they are not greasy in the slightest and seem almost dry and brittle as I ate them. They didn't leave any oil or greasy crumbs on my fingers which is a definite plus point for me because I hate dirty fingers after I have been eating.
I think they would taste great on a sandwich with fresh bread and butter, perhaps add a slice of cheese to make it more of a meal than a snack.
They are a little hard to find, this particular Walkers variety. They are available in multi-packs but if you want the 45p individual packets then I'd suggest you have a look in independent newsagents and smaller supermarkets as that will be the best way to hunt a packet down.
Walkers Pickled Onion flavoured crisps.
Do they taste good?
Well, these certainly has there own unique taste, personally I like them. But I don't think they're for everyone. The flavour is strong, but not eye watering, and do actually taste like pickled onions, which is rare for crisps. So yes, they taste good, if you like pickled onions then you will like them.
Hows the health?
The health factor wih the Pickled onion flavour is not bad at all as crisps go. One 34.5g bag contains 181 Calories, (which is 9% of your GDA) 0.4g of sugar, (<1% of your GDA) 11.4g of fat (16% of your GDA) and 0.6g of salt (10% of your GDA)
Is the price good?
Yes, on 34.5g bag have quite a few crisps crammed in, I havent actually counted but Walkers aren't stingy, and 1 bag is only 32p, or 6 packs for 99p. Or 26 packs of 25g bags for only 2.89.
If you like pickled onions, then for 32p, give 'em a try.
Walkers flavoured potato crisps.