Product Type: Walkers Snacks
Newest Review: ... are foil lined to keep them crisp and fresh. Flavour wise they are similar to Walkers Squares - the Salt & Vinegar is lovely and not ... more
Walkers French Fries: full of crispy flavour
Walkers French Fries
Member Name: juggler1000
Walkers French Fries
Advantages: strongly flavoured, low fat
Disadvantages: can be a strange texture
Walkers French fries are a baked potato snack consisting of long thin strips of potato baked into curly fries. Currently, the flavours available include ready salted, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and Worcester sauce. These all come in standard 19 gram packs, as well as variety six and ten packs. Expect to pay around 40p for a standard bag, and £2.50 for a ten pack multipack.
Walkers French fries all come in sealed foil bags: red for ready salted, green for salt and vinegar, blue for cheese and onion and brown for Worcester sauce. The front of each packet has the walkers logo at the top, together with nutritional information (It makes a lovely change to not have to search for the calorie content). 'French Fries' is written across the middle with the flavour just underneath. Kept sealed they should keep for a couple of months.
Each pack is guaranteed to contain under 100 calories and they also only have around 4 grams of fat. These are really good for diets - you feel naughty as these are a 'snack' item, but with the low fat content you could easily get away with a couple of packets a day.
Walkers French fries are really rather strange. They're not crisps in the conventional sense of the word, and neither are they like quavers or monster munch or any of the other baked potato snacks. They are very thin, stay crunchy even when bitten and have a honeycomb like texture that makes them quite hard and brittle. Although I like the feeling, I can imagine these wouldn't be to everyone's taste. For me, it's the flavour where these win out - they are very strongly flavoured (apart from the ready salted which is quite bland) and keep their taste all the way down the packet. The Worcester sauce in particular is stunning as it really tastes of Worcester sauce with no hint of artificial flavouring,
Summary: good as a (not too naughty) treat