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      30.06.2010 12:53
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      Walkers English roast beef and yorkshire pudding

      Well, England are out of the World Cup again (will I ever live to see them lift the Jules Rimet trophy?, hopefully as I'm only in my 30's!) but the Walkers world cup crisps promotion is still going strong.

      Walkers say on the back of their bags that there are 15 new flavours going "bag to bag" against each other in the Walkers Flavour Cup but only one can be crowned Walkers Flavour Champion. To me it's a great marketing ploy to get you to buy more of their crisps, especially for all those world cup parties people are having as I think its quite a nice gimmick to have crisps from the country that you are watching or supporting. These crisps are still half price in Sainsburys, £1.50 for a pack of 24 and have been for a while so I saw it as a good bargain and bought a bag.

      Walkers are running a competition where you can text or apply online for your favourite and you then have the chance of winning prizes and even a cool £10,000 if you post a photo of you online being a "Superfan". You can visit www.walkers.co.uk for more details.

      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.

      So England may not win the world cup but I reckon they are in with a great chance of winning the crisps world cup!! English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding flavour has to be one of the best flavours they have produced for a while. I have to say that they were taste very authentic, it's just like having a roast dinner all by just eating a crisp. There is nothing more english than roast beef and yorkshire pudding and so they are a great flavour to represent this great nation (way better than the 11 men England just chose to represent us!!) They are different than just regular Walkers roast beef flavour which is nice so I assume it's a bit of the Yorkshire pudding taste coming out. As always the Walkers quality is still the same, very high and very nice crunchy crisps with 100% British potatoes and the fact that they are cooked in sunseed oil which, they say, is naturally high in mono-unsaturates and lower in saturates.

      I bought the 25g multipack bag and per 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. The crisps also have 8.2g of fat which is 12% of your RDA so again a bit high if you eat lots of packets but one will be just fine.

      England could be on to a winner here!!

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        24.06.2010 12:40
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        Yet another beef flavour, but no Yorkshire pud!

        Now that the World Cup is upon us I thought that I should review some more of the range of crisps that Walkers launched in order to cash it on it, oh sorry, to celebrate it. They have created 15 new flavours that are supposed to represent 15 of the nations that have qualified for the World Cup.

        As a sideshow they are also running the World Flavour cup where anyone can vote for their favourite flavour online or via text, with the winner being announced at the end of the tournament.

        Typically for Walkers the crisps come in a packet which is far too big for the quantity of crisps they are giving you. You will find that the bag is barely half full. In this environmentally friendly, cost cutting era we're living in, you would think they might resolve this issue!

        When you open a bag of English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding you certainly get a hit of meatiness. There is a strong beef aroma along the lines of traditional thick beef gravy. The taste is somewhat similar. It's very beefy; much more so than the Argentinean Steak. I kept munching away through my packet in the hope of reaching the Yorkshire pud. I ended up very disappointed because I never got it. This is not a bad tasting flavour, it's just not what I was expecting. If you like the other beef and steak flavours then it will be acceptable for you. However, this is supposed to represent a traditional Sunday lunch, and on that score it simply doesn't deliver.

        As you might well expect from a packet of Walkers crisps they are not all that good for you nutritionally. Each 34.5g pack contains 180 calories and 11.3g fat. So I wouldn't have too many if you're watching your figure. This flavour is however free from MSGs, preservatives and artificial colours. They are not suitable for vegans (dried milk lactose), coeliacs (there must be a wheat based product in the seasoning) or vegetarians (contains poultry broth!).

        I have seen them available at wildly varying prices, ranging from 60p in petrol stations to as little as 10p in Home Bargains and B&M Bargains. These crisps are definitely worth 10p of anyone's money.

        English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding is one of the more disappointing flavours in the new range because i just didn't get the Yorkshire Pudding. I was hoping for something special from the English flavour but was shamefully let down. Maybe Walkers should have improved the fish & chips flavour that they released last year for the English entry! I would suggest that England have a much better chance of lifting the Jules Rimet trophy than these crisps have of winning the World Flavour Cup! Disappointingly, I won't be voting for England.

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          02.06.2010 19:48
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          Traditional British Flavoured Crisps

          What better way to mark the arrival of the World Cup than by reviewing Walkers new range of football-related crisp flavours? Actually, I can think of a number of better ways - but I suppose a series of crisp reviews is a decent enough start. The flavours are supposed to represent the national dishes of twelve selected countries, and in its entirety, the range consists of;

          American Cheeseburger, Brazilian Salsa, Argentinian Flame Grilled Steak, Dutch Edam Cheese, English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, German Bratwurst Sausage, Spanish Chicken Paella, Japanese Triyaki Chicken, South African Sweet Chutney, Italian Spahetti Bolognese, French Garlic Baguette, and Australian BBQ Kangaroo.

          In the first of my reviews, I may as well start at home and take a look at the English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding variety.

          Ingredients
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          The crisps contain;
          Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (33%), Dried Milk Whey, Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Dried Milk Lactose, Hydrolysed Soya Protein, Sugar, Dried Cream, Flavourings, Poultry Broth, and Colour (Paprika Extract).

          Price & Availability
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          All of the multipack (6 x 25g) Walkers World Cup Range can be purchased for £1.27 from Tesco.

          Aroma & Taste
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          Upon opening the packet a very beefy smell is released - in fact, the aroma is very similar to that of an Oxo cube. On first bite, the over-riding taste is a general meatiness - yet the beef flavour isn't quite as strong as I was expecting. Surprisingly, I *can* actually taste Yorkshire Pudding - or a least something which is a bit battery and a little sweet in the aftertaste. Overall, it's a pleasant taste, but it's not massively different to Walkers regular beef crisps.

          Nutritional Info Per Packet
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          Calories: 131
          Sugar: 0.8g
          Fat: 8.2g
          Saturated Fat: 0.6g
          Salt: 0.32g

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          As this is the first of my Walkers World Cup Crisp reviews; the table is a wee bit limited at the moment...

          1. English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding

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            01.06.2010 13:53
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            Walkers English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding crisps have been released, along with 14 other new flavours, to celebrate the impending World Cup.

            Like many other people, I've been intrigued by these new flavours and I was keen to get my hands on a few packets, to see what all the fuss was about...


            ***************** Price and availability *******************

            My boyfriend bought two packets of Walkers English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding crisps from the corner shop for £1.00. He really enjoyed them and scoffed both packets, so I went out to Asda and bought a multi big of six - for a more reasonable £1.30. However the six packets I bought contained 25g, while my boyfriend bought two larger grab bags which contained 37g each!

            The World Cup selection seems to be available in most supermarkets and corner shops.

            This particular flavour - English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding - represents England and you will see St George's cross on the white foil packet.


            **************** Nutritional information ****************

            Per 25g pack:

            Calories: 131;
            Protein: 1.7g;
            Carbohydrates: 12.6g;
            Fat: 8.2g;
            Fibre: 1.0g;
            Sodium: 0.13g.

            Ingredients: potatoes; sunflower oil (33%); English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Seasoning. The seasoning contains: dried milk whey; dried skimmed milk; salt; dried milk lactose; hydrolysed soya protein; sugar; dried cream; flavourings; poultry broth; colour (paprika extract).

            These crisps are not suitable for vegetarians.


            ******************* My opinion ********************

            If you asked English folk what food represented with their homeland, then a roast beef Sunday dinner would probably be up there, (closely followed by a chippy and a fry up), so it makes sense to develop an English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding flavour to represent England in the World Cup crisp stakes...

            When I opened these crisps a convoluted beef smell hit me. The beef was certainly there, but there was also a doughy smell which reminded me of bread baking in an oven. The taste of these crisps also mirrored the smell - they reminded me of beef on a butty - I could definitely taste a meaty flavouring, but there was also a doughy taste to the crisps that clouded the beef flavour.

            The crisps were very crunchy and they were all packed with flavour, but I thought the overall taste was very average, these crisps didn't taste as nice as Walker's beef and onion crisps, but I did manage to eat the whole bag (so they weren't that bad).

            Personally I think these crisps are quite reasonably priced, but I probably wouldn't purchase this flavour again, and I wouldn't have bought them in the first place without the World Cup association.

            I can't say I blame Walkers for jumping on the World Cup bandwagon in an attempt to make a few extra pennies, but do these crisps cut English mustard? ...I'm not convinced. Three out of five stars.

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              01.06.2010 13:18
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              An average tasting crisp

              Like most people it seems the Walkers new flavours have proved incredibly popular. Walkers must be raking it in with thanks to their creative marketing team coming up with this idea in conjunction with the world cup. I managed to pick up three bags (6 in each bag) of the new flavours for £3.00 in Sainsburys and it is always nice to choose something other than Walkers ready salted! The first packet I pulled out was the English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding which was fine by me as I like nothing more than a roast beef dinner and Yorkshire puddings, but would it offer me the same taste?

              *** Packaging ***

              The English Roast Beef and Mustard come in the usual shaped Walkers bag but instead of each flavour being colour coded to a colour on this bag there is the St George's flag on the front together with a silver trophy in the corner topped up with vegetables! On the back of the packet is the usual information about nutrition and ingredients but unlike the ordinary Walkers it now gives information about the 15 new flavours and what you need to do.

              *** The Crisps ***

              Is it me or are the contents of a crisp packet getting smaller and smaller? I opened the packet of crisps and was disappointed to see that my packet was full only by 1/3! Bit of a cheek Walkers!

              The smell which first came to my attention actually reminded me of Walkers Steak and Onion crisps which to me is fine but I was expecting more of a strong beef flavour. Now I don't know what I would have expected these crisps to taste as I wouldn't know how you could turn Yorkshire puddings into crisps but the thought of something tasting like your roast dinner is appealing.

              So the tasting! I really wanted to be able to taste a roast dinner (I had a clear thought in my head of my mother's dinners!) but what I actually got was more of a beef and mustard flavour which was incredibly mild! By the time I had got to the end of the packet I found the crisps really did not have a distinct flavour at all and certainly didn't have the flavour it is labelled to have. I certainly enjoy beef and mustard crisps but if I wanted this then I would have bought that flavour instead.

              On the plus side the crisps tasted incredibly fresh (nothing worse than stale tasting crisps) and I ate the whole packet! They are perfectly edible but certainly not what they claim which is a bit of a let down as I was expecting something completely different.

              *** Ingredients ***

              The crisps: Potatoes, sunflower oil (33%), English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Seasoning.

              The seasoning: dried milk whey, dried skimmed milk, salt, dried milk lactose, hydrolysed soya protein, sugar, dried cream, flavourings, poultry broth, colour (paprika extract).

              *** Nutritional Information ***

              Per 25g pack:

              Calories - 131
              Protein - 1.7g
              Carbohydrates - 12.6g
              Fat - 8.2g
              Fibre - 1.0g
              Sodium - 0.13g

              *** Price and Availability ***

              They are available in packs of 6 in Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda for around £1 - £1.30. Currently they are on offer at Sainsburys and Asda three packs for £3.00 and at Tesco two packs for £2.00. Also available singularly at varying prices.

              *** Overall ***

              I found them perfectly pleasant to eat but not what I expected. They provided me with a quick snack which I did like but I won't rush out to buy them again unless my partner specifically asked me too which I doubt as he too was disappointed. I won't be voting for this flavour!

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                28.05.2010 11:50
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                Walkers are rapidly looking at relegation with this flavour!

                As part of my taste test of Walkers newest limited edition flavoured crisps, I decided to put their English Roast Beef And Yorkshire Pudding variety next under the microscope. Not having been impressed overly with the first two flavours I had tried, I had high hopes for this as it was quintessentially English and it felt like a very patriotic move by Walkers. Surely, I thought, they would not have messed this one up!

                How wrong could I be? Opening the packet, I was greeted by a smell not unlike their Roast Beef And Onion flavour which seemed like a good sign! Unfortunately, it all went downhill after that...

                These crisps are nowhere near as nice as Roast Beef And Onion and definitely not as strong. Maybe it is because they have attempted to incorporate the taste of Yorkshire Pud, but for me the flavour of beef felt lost somewhat; drowned underneath another taste I could not identify but which I assume is supposed to be the Yorkshire. Given a blind taste test, I might be forgiven for thinking this was a Roast Beef And Onion flavoured packet, all be it one that was ever so slightly past its sell-by date!

                I would like to sing the praises of Walkers and declare these as a real winner of a crisp-based snack but I would be lying!

                Once again, these are a mediocre affair!!

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                16.05.2010 18:48
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                Simply 'meh'...

                Released as part of Walkers current World Cup campaign there are 15 new and 'exciting' flavours to try each representing a country competing in the competition. Hugely gimmicky and a marketing executives dream I had up until today avoided everything to do with these until I spotted an offer in Tesco for two 6-pack multipacks for a very reasonable £2.00.

                One multipack contained these, the English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding flavour contained in a patriotic white pack with the St Georges flag emblazoned on the front.

                Walkers are generally my favourite and preferred manufacturer of crisps and I have already admitted in other reviews that I eat far too many of these usually delicious snacks so I had high hopes for the flavour that is supposed to represent England. My pack is a multi-pack one so has a lower weight than the individually purchased packets you can buy with this containing just 25 grams as opposed to the usual 34.5 grams. Other than a lesser content the crisps are exactly the same whichever way you choose to purchase your snack and at 6 packets for just a pound I thought these represented excellent value for money.

                Opening the packet and taking a sniff my first impressions were quite positive, there is a nice, meaty smell emanating from the packet which reminded me more of chicken than beef if I'm being honest and that was my first thought when I placed the initial crisp onto my tongue. Taste-wise these are odd to be fair, a strange hybrid of chicken and a very weak beef flavour seemed to come through as I munched my way through the packet, where the Yorkshire Pudding was I have absolutely no idea as I couldn't detect any hint of anything that could have been described as Yorkshire Pud at all. Real life Yorkshire Puddings don't have that much of a taste to them anyway so how on earth Walkers could represent them in crisp form is a mystery to me and presumably included only in name rather than taste. Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud *is* traditionally English, I fully agree and fair play to Walkers for attempting to recreate the taste but realistically the pack does fail to deliver the flavour it claims. That doesn't mean that these crisps aren't nice because they are, the flavour is quite subtle when compared to the other Roast Beef or Chicken flavours and of course have the usual Walkers quality to them but I can't help but feel that these are simply an attempt to jump on the upcoming World Cup bandwagon.

                Nutrition wise a multipack packet of these crisps will provide 131 calories, 8.2 grams of fat of which only 0.6 grams are saturates and 12.6 grams of carbohydrates (0.8 grams of which are sugars) so really quite reasonable in terms of saturated fat and sugar content. Sadly the inclusion of "Poultry Broth" in the list of ingredients means that these crisps are unsuitable for vegetarians which is unusual for Walkers seeing as how their Smoky Bacon flavour are.

                These have been my introduction to the World Cup range of crisps from Walkers and I have to say that my initial reaction is that of disappointment, my over-riding impression is still that these are gimmicky and a money making endeavour from the manufacturers.

                Taste-wise they are pleasant enough and a decent enough addition to the range of flavours already available but they are not memorable or tasty enough for me and wouldn't be a flavour I buy again either in single pack or multipack form.

                A mediocre 2/5 from me for all the reasons stated, thanks for reading my review.

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                  16.05.2010 17:27
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                  Best Of British!!

                  Ive been working my way through the new Walkers flavours recently - whatever the cost to my figure LOL and this is the latest flavour I tried. I had heard nothing but great things about this particular flavour and I was dying to try them out for myself to see whether or not they would live up to the hype. I love roast beef and yorkshire puds are the best thing about a sunday dinner in my opinion and I didnt think Walkers would be able to capture that flavour properly if Im honest but to my surprise they actually did! This is one of the few flavours that tastes exactly like it is supposed to and believe me they are yummy!

                  When I opened these crisps I was very disappointed by the smell because they smell exactly like the Roast Beef & Onion crisps that are already part of the normal Walkers range. They did smell really nice and proper delicious but exactly the same as their normal crisps. I started to hope that these werent the old crisps but with new packaging like they have done in the past. At this point I couldnt smell anything that even resembled yorkshire pudding but since I had heard such great things about this flavour I thought they were going to taste great anyway.

                  Again these crisps are very meaty and do have quite a strong flavour but I wouldnt say that flavour is overpowering in the slightest because you can still taste the yummy yorkshire pud! Now Im not sure how on earth the managed to make a crisp taste of yorkshire pudding but I am happy to say they really did here and it is absolutely gorgeous. The two flavours work so well together and my brother even thinks you can taste gravy in the crisps which makes this just like a sunday roast in a bag. Even though the meaty scent and taste is quite strong you can still clearly taste the yorkshire pudding so I reckon they got the mixture of the two flavours just right! Its a sunday roast in a bag. I was planning on voting for the American crisps but I think I may have changed my mind about that now Ive tried these.

                  These are one of the best flavours I have tried from the new range and I cannot recommend them highly enough because they are just so yummy. These are definately the best of british in my opinion.

                  Again I cant find the exact nutritional values for this particular flavour but as they are crisps I dont think they will be very good for you. Great for a once in a while treat but just dont eat them everyday!

                  Thanks For Reading

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                  13.05.2010 00:15
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                  NOT THE FLAVOUR YOU EXPECT!

                  Walkers have released a limited edition range of 15 flavours of crisps which represent different countries in the world cup. The flavours are expected to taste like that countries most popular food.

                  *Product*

                  Well since my beloved Scotland aren't in the World Cup, I have went South of the border to England and this is their offering "English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud".

                  As with all Walkers crisps, these are flavoured potato crisps.

                  *Packaging*

                  The crisps come in a standard foil bag sealed for freshness. We are made aware that this is Englands offering as there is a St George flag design and a World Cup Trophy on the front of the bag as well as the brand name and flavour.

                  The back of the bag has your usual details such as ingredients, nutrition, how to contact Walkers and details of the World Cup promotion.

                  *The Crisps*

                  The crisps fill up to around half the bag and vary in size and shape. They are quite thin and have a satisfying crunch to them detailing freshness. They are a little golden sort of shade with an evident seasoning coating and have a strong smell which is quite distinctive.

                  *Ingredients*

                  Pretty basic

                  The crisps are made of potatoes, sunflower oil, and seasoning.
                  The seasoning is made up of dried milk, whey, dried skimmed milk, salt, dried milk lactose, hydrolysed soya protein, sugar, dried cream, flavourings, poultry broth, paprika extract.

                  *Nutrition*

                  25g bag contains

                  131 kcal
                  0.8g sugar
                  0.6g saturated fat
                  0.32g salt

                  *Availability and Price*

                  These crisps won't hang alot for long. You can pick up single bags in corner shops for around 50p or a multipack of 6 (2 of these and 2 of 2 other flavours) for around £1 from supermarkets and Poundland.

                  *My Opinion*

                  Being more of a sweet person, I don't often buy crisps except for Quavers for my son. I was intrigued by the new World Cup range and bought 2 mixed multi packs from Tesco online last week. Hubby has ate 1 pack of each but this is only my second pack.

                  Now, I love a roast beef dinner, the works (roast beef from the butchers, mashed potatoes, roasties, carrot with mixed swede, yorkie puds and lashings of gravy - hungry..yeah me too but its nearly midnight so calm down). I wasn't convinced that Walkers could adapt crisps to make them taste like my dinner and I was right to feel this way.

                  Opening the bag, like I always am with Walkers, I was disappointed that the crisps onl fill half the bag! Other than that I got a strong whiff of what resembled mustard and then chicken. Maybe that explains the poultry broth in the ingredients?

                  Of course smells can be deceiving so I delved in for the ultimate taste test. The crisps feel quite powdery which got me in a bit of a mess (nothing unusual there though). I popped one in my mouth and got a nice crunch from it. To me this always means freshness as soggy crisps are minging!

                  I certainly could not point out anything that resembled roast beef or yorkie puds which was disappointing. Saying that though, the flavour was certainly not unpleasant and the crisps did taste like chicken with a coating of mustard (just like they smelt too).

                  I did enjoy them but they just didn't taste how you would imagine them to taste but worth trying!

                  Calories, fat and price etc pretty standard!


                  Thanks for reading.

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                    08.05.2010 12:55
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                    Give them a try, but don't expect a great British classic!

                    I don't actually eat many crisps these days, after giving them up for Lent I realised that I didn't miss them as much as I thought I would and so have barely touched these greasy little morsels since. However, since Walkers launched their new range to commemorate (ie: make money out of) the World Cup I have tried several of the flavours.

                    The first one to catch my eye was the English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding - well, you've got to try your national flavour and the St. George inspired packet is wonderfully designed.

                    I must admit to being intrigued at how Walkers were going to incorporate the flavour of Yorkshire Pudding into these crisps, this particular food has a very generalised greasy flavour and that is certainly not something I would like my crisps to taste of. I needn't have worried, however, as the smell of Yorkshire Pudding which arises from the bag is about as close as you will get to this traditional Northern fare within these crisps.

                    The crisps themselves are rather small, much smaller in fact that the majority of Walkers crisps and this leads me to believe that this was done on purpose - I'm glad too as I do find individual crisps are becoming ridiculously large in some packets. These are more manageable and I am able to put a whole crisp easily in my mouth without having to snap it in half first. The texture of the crisps is extremely crunchy and they do feel like a very nice quality snack.

                    Therefore it's such a shame that the flavour of these crisps is so disappointing. They have a pleasant beef flavour which isn't overly salty, a problem I find with the majority of beef based crisps on the market. It's a rather subtle beef flavour which tastes slightly creamy, a rather bizarre statement but I found these crisps to have a similar creamy taste to Red Sky West Country Bacon crisps.

                    The Yorkshire Pudding flavouring is non-existent. The crisps have a powdery flavour which does have a slight flavour of batter, yet this certainly does not transform itself into the flavour of a good old Yorkie. It's such a terrible shame; these two flavours are a classic combination, yet in their hurry to cash in on the World Cup Walkers have neglected to develop and marry the flavours together properly and this leaves the eater feeling sorely disappointed.

                    I also found these English crisps to have a very strange aftertaste. This didn't happen until I'd eaten several but then I became aware of an irritating powdery sensation at the back of my throat. It wasn't unpleasant to begin with but rapidly got on my nerves to the point where I put the crisps away because I simply wanted to rid myself of this very odd aftertaste.

                    It's very difficult to know whether to recommend these crisps or not. For the sake of 45p I suggest you try a packet as the overall flavour is rather tasty, they are just not what I was expecting and the aftertaste is too bizarre for me.

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                      07.05.2010 13:59
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                      Nothing out of the ordinary

                      This is the second flavour I have tried in the new Walkers world cup range. They have a range of themed crisps; one for each country. My local shop has these on offer at 3 packs for £1, so I thought I'd give them a try.

                      When I opened the bag there was a very strong smell, but just like the traditional beef and onion crisps. It was so strong it put me off a little bit.

                      The crisps themselves are the usual high-standard you expect from Walkers. Good quality potato without any funny 'eyes' or offputting bits, a good size, and a lovely golden colour.

                      Flavourwise, these were a bit of a disappointment. Beef came through quite strongly (which is odd as the only meat they contain is chicken broth, which also makes them unsuitable for vegetarians, a shame there) but that was it. Someone must have nicked my yorkies! I was expecting something a little bit different and if this is the best that could be done to represent the flavours of England, well, English cookery must be as poor as its reputation!

                      Not one I'd recommend unless you are a huge lover of beef and onion crisps, as that is all they are.

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                      Rather average all round.

                      Walkers have brought out 15 new flavours for the world cup, with each flavour representing a different country. I love trying out new flavours, so when I spotted the English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding flavour in my local shop for 40p, I had to grab a bag.

                      The packaging itself is fairly noticable, with a bit St Georges flag, and a trophy in the corner filled with all kinds of different foods.Thers the full ingredient listing there (sadly, this crisps contain 'Poultry Broth' making them unsuitable for veggies), nutritional information, and information about how to vote for your favourite flavour. Per pack (34.5g) there are 180 calories and 11.3g of fat, so something not to be eaten too often .

                      Opening the foil packet, there is a slight beefy smell, a little like an oxo cube. And thats about it smell wise. The crisps themselves vary in size, but I'm reassured to see they all look golden and well cooked, and that there are no visible green bits or eyes . Popping one into my mouth with a satisfying crunch, I am greeted by a rich, deep beef flavour, really quite delicious . Initially, I couldn't detect any yorkshire pudding, but as I went through the packet, a srtange slightly greasy doughy taste came through - rather like a slightly undercooked yorkie. The beef is definitely the stronger flavour, with the Yorkshire Pud being more of a side flavour to the main event .

                      I quite liked these - they were a decently meaty crisp with plenty of flavour . That was, until I found the slight greasy flavour of the Yorkshire Pudding element not really to my taste, and I'm deducting a couple of stars for this. I'd recommed giving these a try just for the novelty, and trying some of the other flavours too, but I can't say these will be a regular in shopping basket .

                      3 stars

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                        24.04.2010 23:19
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                        Yummy ENGLISH Crisps!

                        Walkers have brought out 15 new flavours for the world cup, different shops are stocking different flavours and there is a competition for the most popular flavour out of all of them. They are all based on different countries and I've tried quite a few of them now, these English Roast Beef And Yorkshire Pudding ones was the first I tried and they're delish! I've already voted for them in the Flavour Cup and hope they stay on the shelves if they win!

                        They are just yummy and one of the best flavour crisps Walkers have brought out for a long time. The crisps are quite small and they smell dead meaty when you open the pack, there's loads of flavour powder on them and I was glad about that because Walkers crisps are proper bland since they changed the oil in them.

                        These have got a wicked flavour, they've got a nice beefy taste and the mad thing is that you can also taste the yorkshire pudding in them. I didn't think you'd be able to taste that over the beef and the 2 flavours go proper nice together. They're not madly salty and have got quite a smooth taste, they are lovely and meaty with a nice after taste.

                        The yorkshire pudding taste is delish, I don't know how Walkers have got this flavour so spot on but even if you didn't know what the flavour was supposed to be I reckon you'd guess yorkshire pud!

                        I paid 40p for this bag of crisps from the shop by me and even though these are the best I deffo recommend you try some of the other flavours..... the French Garlic Baguette crisps are LOADS better than they sound and have got a wicked buttery flavour, but I wasn't mad keen on the German Sausage ones for some reason.

                        Recommended..... and when you've tried them don't forget to go and vote!!!

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                          24.04.2010 14:59
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                          Not very nice

                          Walkers have, yet again, produced wacky new crisp flavours and this time it is to mark the world cup. The flavours are themed on different countries of the world and the flavour representing England is English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.

                          The bag is patriotically decked in a red and white flag and contains 34.5g of crisps, these crisps have chicken (but not beef) inside them so are not suitable for veggies. I wish they would stop making bags of crisps so big, I remember when the 25g bag was standard and being someone who tries to watch their calorie intake I prefer the smaller portions, a 34.5g bag of crisps have 180 calories per pack which is too high for a snack in my opinion.

                          Opening the bag, I could see that the crisps had nice golden colour to them no doubt due to the paprika used to flavour them. Taking a sniff, they smell nice and meaty and my daughter tells me they smell like Bisto gravy!

                          On to the taste test and these have a nice meaty taste but it is more like a chicken rather than beefy taste, they are stronger than normal chicken flavour crisps and nicer. I also thought I could detect a hint of mustard but there is none in the ingredients. I can not taste the yorkie pud at all but the crisps do have a slightly odd floury texture from the seasoning and leave a nasty oily film on my tongue so maybe that is what they think yorkshire pudding tastes like. The crisps themselves are the bog standard fairly thinly cut Walkers crisps which have a nice crunch but are not my favourites.

                          The good thing about the wacky crisp flavours is that they get people talking, my daughter says they taste just like gravy (and I tend to use beef bisto to make gravy when I have chicken) and she would give them 3.5 stars. I would give them 2 stars and describe them as interesting rather than tasty. They are the first flavour I have tried from the range of world cup crisps so I am hoping from better from the rest of the flavours.

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