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Walkers Flavour Cup Dutch Edam Cheese

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      30.06.2010 11:42
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      They're ok

      Dutch Edam Cheese is another flavour I've tried from the new Walkers Flavour Cup range. Like the others I've sampled, they are suitable for vegetarians, and contain no MSG, no artificial colours and no preservatives.

      The packet is coloured with the Dutch flag - red, white and blue stripes. Instructions on the back explain how to enter the 'Walkers Flavour Cup' should you so wish. Each bag contains 180 calories (a single pack, not a multipack).

      The ingredients are as follows: potatoes, sunflower oil, and seasoning which includes dried milk whey, milk lactose, milk derivatives, flavourings (somewhat vague), cheese powder (from milk), salt, and turmeric oleroresin (I know what turmeric is, but oleroresin I have no idea about!).

      Opening the bag, the crisps are light in colour and there is a strong smell of cheese. The crisps themselves taste pleasant, there was definitely a 'cheese' taste but it reminded me more of Quavers than anything else. I didn't think they tasted particularly of Edam, although they were tasty.

      Overall, these crisps were ok but nothing special. I'd consider buying them again, but I won't be weeping when they take them off the shelves.

      I purchased these crisps at my local shop on special offer (2 packs for 60p) which I thought was pretty good.

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        25.06.2010 17:24
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        Yum!

        Loving trying out this new range of Walkers crisps that are on the market at the moment (15 flavours from around the world to celebrate the world cup) I couldn't wait to get my hands on these cheesy crisps. I remember years ago being addicted to the plain cheese crisps from Walkers and being gutted when they vanished and so these to me really appealed so I bought a multi-bag of them the other day which were a pack of 6, 3 different flavours in them (including these of course!).

        The Packaging:

        Red, white and blue bag and on the front of them I'm told that they are Walkers Dutch Edam Cheese Flavoured Potato Crisps and there is a picture of a cup on there asking me to vote for my favourite flavour and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there too. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told a bit of information about the competition and that I could win some money, ingredients and the best before date are stated, there is a full nutritional value chart shown and contact details for Walkers are given. The inside of the bag is made from silver foil (to seal in freshness) and all in all it's an informative and easy to open bag.

        The Crisps:

        Made of course from potato and fried in sunflower oil these are not too greasy to the taste or to the touch and are coated in a light yellow flavouring in abundance. They are incredibly crispy and although flavoured do taste of potatoes still.

        The flavouring of these (in my humble opinion) is really tasty and slightly tangy. The taste is that of a creamy cheese with a slight tang to it and that's it really. The flavour is Edam cheese with no twist! No herbs not too seasoned they are cheesy and I adore them and they get my vote for the best new flavour (out of the one's I have tried thus far of course lol!). Light, crispy and cheesy I couldn't ask for no more from a crisp and I hope this makes the Walkers range permanently cos I will miss them so badly! lol.

        Nutritional Information per 25g Bag:

        Calories: 131
        Sugar: 0.7g
        Fat: 8.3g
        Saturates: 0.7g
        Salt: 0.29g

        Available in all good supermarkets etc and I have only seen them in multi-bag variety packs so far and my bag of 6 cost me £1.39 in Asda.

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          11.06.2010 18:26
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          These are just plain cheese and lack that bit of flair

          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 Dutch Edam you do get a strong waft of cheese. It's more of a general cheese smell and taste rather than specifically Edam. The crisps themselves feel more like Edam than taste like it. They have a rubbery coating and a waxy feel. The flavour is nice and cheesey, fairly strong, but not too overpowering. It's nothing inspirational and fairly standard compared to some of the other flavours on offer.

          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 181 calories and 11.5g 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 suitable for vegetarians (no beef at all!), but NOT for vegans as it contains milk based products.

          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.

          Dutch Edam is not one of my favoured flavours of the new range. It's a little bland and there are much better alternatives available. I would suggest that Holland have a much better chance of lifting the Jules Rimet trophy than these crisps have of winning the World Flavour Cup! A little disappointing.

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            09.06.2010 13:22
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            I have tried quite a few flavours in the new Walkers Cup range. I like new things, and since these launched on an offer then the wife was into trying lots of them as well.

            These is 2 ways you can buy these. They are available in 6 packs but theya re all the same flavour. This way costs about £1.40 or most supermarkets were doing a 2 for £2 offer on them. The individual bags were costing around 45p when they first came out a couple of months ago, but I see them down to 20p in Asda recently.

            Apparently you are to vote for your favourite flavour, and there is 15 to choose from which are from around the world.

            So the Dutch Edam ones. I got these in the 6 pack, as I knew that I liked Cheese Crisps. I don't know what I was expecting, perhaps the same Cheese taste as Quavers but perhaps that bit lighter. I like Edam as a Cheese as I like lighter Cheese more compared to Cheddar.

            The Crisps were slightly greasy I felt. You got the Cheese scent when you opened the bag and it smelt nice enough. These did taste Cheesy enough when you ate them, but not that Cheesy. There was still plenty of flavour on them, but I was expecting that bit more of a Cheese tang.

            Per 28g bag these have 131 calories, the individual bags are slightly larger at 34.5g and obviously have more calories in them.

            These were nice Crisps and go well in a Buttered Roll. Not my favourite flavour in the Walkers Cup range, or in any other Crisps but a ncie enough change.

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            07.06.2010 09:24
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            One to avoid

            After a visit to a relative who only offered my son a biscuit to eat I picked up a pack of Walkers Dutch Edam Cheese crisps from a petrol station to keep him going on quite a long journey home till I could feed him a proper meal .I chose the Edam cheese as my son loves cheese on everything.

            Walkers have bought out a series of crisps simply to celebrate the world cup. I have seen these on offer in multi packs for 99p but these crisps cost 2 for 80p.It advertises on the bag they are looking for the best flavour crisps in the world and you can text your favourite to a free number however this to me is completely pointless as I have never seen any of these limited crisp have any longevity.

            The bag has the Dutch red white and blue colours on the bag and is a standard size bag if 34.5 grams.

            Each bag contains 180kcals and 11.4grams of fat

            I did get to eat half a pack as my son went to sleep as was disinterested once he woke up.

            The crisp themselves have the same traditional walkers light golden colour. If I buy crisp I do tend to buy baked crisps so these for me are quite greasy. I do like Edam cheese so did expect to like these crisps. The taste themselves on first taste I thought was awful it was a very sour cheese compared to cheese and onion but as I continued down the bag the day did become more palatable. I think they were a little bland and thought I much preferred the taste of walker traditional cheese and onion to these.

            My son is a crisp lover and for him to turn down a pack of crisps and is unheard f and this is not a flavour I would buy again for myself or my son but fortunately these won't be around very long. This is one pack that if I felt motivated to vote for the champion flavour would definitely not be getting my vote.

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              07.06.2010 00:46
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              Great taste and flavour!!

              After arriving back from my holidays today, my first visit had to be Iceland, in order to replenish the cupboards at Stebiz towers.

              As I entered the store I noticed these crisps on offer. They were part of a multi pack of 6, for a mere price of 99p. For 16p a packet I couldn't say no.

              I have tried a few in the range now. I have found them very much hit and miss.

              I am a big fan of cheese, and especially edam, so when I noticed that one of the packets incorporated Dutch Edam Cheese, I was very eager to try them.

              Upon opening the packet, the strong smell of cheese hit me, which I found really pleasant. The crisps, as you come to expect from Walkers, were very fresh, and very crunchy.

              There were no burnt ones, just golden crisps covered in a cheese flavouring. I loved licking the cheese off the crisp, and enjoying the taste. It was quite strong in taste, but not so much that they were over powering.

              There is No MSG, No preservatives and no artificial colours.The crisps are also suitable for Vegetarians.

              Each Pack contains

              131 Calories
              0.7g Sugar
              8.3g Fat
              0.7g Saturates
              0.29g Salt

              Ingredients:

              Potatoes
              Sunflower Oil (33%)
              Dutch Edam Cheese Seasoning

              The seasoning contains:

              Dried Milk Whey,
              Milk Lactose
              Milk Derivatives
              Flavourings
              Cheese Powder (from milk)
              Salt
              Turmeric Oleroresin

              I would highly recommend these crisps to all who enjoy cheese flavour crisps. Not only will you get crunchy fresh crisps, you will also get a nice strong taste of cheese. These in my opinion are the nicest of the flavours, in the range, I have tasted to date.

              copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk

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                03.06.2010 20:46
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                Dutch 'flavoured' crisps

                In my second review of Walkers new range of World Cup inspired crisps, it's the turn of the 'Dutch Edam Cheese' variety - but can a crisp based on a waxy cheese really taste good? Well, from all the varieties in the range (American Cheeseburger, Brazilian Salsa, Argentinean Flame Grilled Steak, English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, German Bratwurst Sausage, Spanish Chicken Paella, Japanese Triyaki Chicken, South African Sweet Chutney, Italian Spaghetti Bolognese, French Garlic Baguette, and Australian BBQ Kangaroo) this is the one that I've been least looking forward to trying - but will I actually be pleasantly surprised?

                Ingredients
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                The crisps contain;
                Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (33%), Dried Milk Whey, Milk Lactose, Milk Derivatives, Flavourings, Cheese Powder (from milk), Salt, and Turmeric Oleroresin.

                Like the rest of the new crisp flavours, the 6 x 25g multipack can currently be purchased for £1.27 from Tesco. Surprisingly, I found them a little cheaper in McColl's newsagents, where they can be picked up for only £1. Anyway, let's get onto the taste test...

                Flavour
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                The first thing I noticed when opening the packet was a cheesey smell - however, it's a subtle cheese aroma which is by no means overpowering. Biting into the crisps reveals a taste that is stronger than the smell - in fact, the flavour is pretty much identical to that of Mini Cheddars. To be honest, I wouldn't describe the flavour as particularly like Edam - more a generalized cheese taste which is neither moreish or particularly pleasant. Overall, I'm not that impressed with the flavour, and certainly wouldn't purchase this variety again.

                Nutritional Info Per Packet
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                Calories: 131
                Sugar: 0.7g
                Fat: 8.3g
                Saturated Fat: 0.7g
                Salt: 0.29g

                Joe's League Table
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                Right - just two of the flavours reviewed so far, and although the English Roast Beef variety wasn't anything particularly special, I much preferred it to this cheesey number.

                1. English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
                2. Dutch Edam Cheese

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                  28.05.2010 09:50
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                  Walkers really fail to impress

                  As part of The World Cup, Walkers have again gone all Willy Wonka (no jokes please ~this is a family site!) and created various flavours to associate with the countries taking part. Dutch Edam Cheese is the second variety I have tried...

                  Well, they're cheesey that's for sure! You can smell it as soon as you open the packet! And yes, they do taste a fair bit like Edam. But is that enough? I'm still not sure!

                  To me, plain cheese crisps are a little bit boring and you might as well do this as do a Camembert or Stilton variety and the effect would be very little difference. Yes they are nice, yes they are quite tasty and yes they seem to have got this flavour pretty much spot on but if I want a cheese-based snack I am more likely to pick up a bag of Mini-cheddars! If they had not been included in a multi-pack with two other flavours, I might not have bothered. As it is, they are alright but I wouldn't rush to eat them again!

                  As with last year's attempt, Walkers seem to be trying a bit too hard to get ahead of their competitors. It is a clever gimmick (and one I have obviously fallen for as I bought these out of curiosity) but once again, we seem to have some flavours that taste as they should and some that don't quite taste like they ought to! Inevitably you are going to get some that work better than others but, yet again, I have failed to be convinced as yet....

                  These are nice but not amazing...for me definitely not a contender for the best new flavour by a long shot!

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