Product Type: Walkers Snacks
Newest Review: ... them the first time because they were the first big packs of crisps that I came across. Walkers say that to make these crunchier the potato... more
Save one for me, share them together . . no chance Lionel, these are all mine!
Walkers Extra Crunchy
Member Name: Ames123
Walkers Extra Crunchy
Advantages: Crunchy and very tasty
Disadvantages: Lots of calories if you eat the whole packet . . ahem
You'll recognise these new crisps from the TV advert featuring Lionel Richie and Gary Lineker.
Seeing these new crisps from Walkers I had to purchase a packet to try. For one they were in a big packet which is always good (not for the waistline though!), two, they were my favourite flavour and three I love Walkers crisps, my favourites being this flavour, prawn cocktail, tomato and salt and vineger squares.
I purchased these from Asda for £1 on special offer. I know the full price is around the £1.50 mark however I bought some more yesterday over a month later and they were still £1!
They come in a cream bag with the Walkers logo and 'extra crunchy salt & malt vinegar made to share' written on. It also tells me that there are 150g in the bag and each 30g portion contains 139 calories and 6.2g fat 0.5g of which saturates.
The way these are different to normal walkers is explained on the back:
'New Walkers extra crunchy is made with lovely British potatoes, sliced thicker & cooked a little longer to make them crunchier than regular Walkers.'
So what do you get? Well inside you find crisps that are thicker than standard crisps and more irregular in shape. They are a darker colour, probably due to being cooked for longer. Bite into one and you will find that yes they are crunchy. They remind me of other brands of crisps that are sold in big packets like this, which is probably what they were going for.
As for taste, well they are yummy! Similar to salt and malt vinegar from other brands but slightly different in that they taste a little like normal Walkers salt and vinegar. The pack of the pack also says they are tangy which I agree with.
I really like these and have already purchased and eaten mostly by myself, two packets. They say they are made to share but once I start eating I find it hard to stop although not as bad as Pringles.
Other flavours in the range are: sweet chilli chicken, simply salted, flame grilled steak and cheddar & sour cream.
Summary: A winner