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      05.07.2010 13:27
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      An impressive new sausage flavour. As somebody said before: "finger-lickin' good"

      Now that the World Cup is in its final throws I thought that I would review a few more of the range of crisps that Walkers launched in order to cash it on it, oh sorry, to celebrate it. They created 15 new flavours that are supposed to represent 15 of the nations that competed 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.

      Now for the crisps themselves. When you open a packet of German Bratwurst Sausage you're greeted with a very pleasant aroma indeed. It's very meaty but not like the traditional Walkers beef flavours. I looked at the list of ingredients to try and identify it, but the only thing I could find was poultry extract! Now I wouldn't say it tasted of chicken, but after a few more whiffs I finally put my finger on it; hotdog sausages. Then I remembered that some other reviewers also made this comparison as well.

      The crisps are generously coated in the sausage seasoning making them quite orange in colour. As usual for Walkers, the crisps come in a packet which is way too big for the amount of crisps they actually give you. The bag is barely half full. In this environmentally friendly, cost cutting era we're living in, you would think they might actually try and sort this issue!

      After finally getting round to tasting them, I couldn't escape the hotdog sausage similarity. It's more like a smoked version; probably due to the smoke flavouring mentioned in the ingredients. An onion flavour does come through as well, but for me these crisps lack a bit of spice. After you've crunched for a while there is a slight sweet aftertaste which is a pleasant surprise. Overall they are very nice; I know this because I couldn't stop licking the seasoning off my fingers once the bad was empty.

      So, do they actually taste like real German Bratwurst sausage? Well, from my own personal experience the answer is 'almost'. I had it once while I was staying in Frankfurt and mine was a peppery beef sausage with a lemon aftertaste. So, for a more authentic taste, maybe Walkers could have tried to spice it up with a bit of pepper and replaced the sweet aftertaste with a lemon one instead. Maybe this is what they where trying for, but just missed the goal somewhat.

      As you will no doubt already know, a packet of Walkers crisps is not all that good for you nutritionally. One 34.5g pack contains a whopping 180 calories and 11.3g fat. So I wouldn't have too many if you're watching your figure. This flavouring is however free from MSGs, preservatives and artificial colours. They are not suitable for vegetarians, coeliacs or vegans. This is a little disappointing because it should be made available to as many people as possible. But, I suppose that this particular flavour only comes from using these ingredients, so unfortunately not everyone can win.

      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.

      German Bratwurst Sausage is one of my favourite flavours in this new range and will really come close to getting my vote. The flavour may not be wholly accurate to the German dish, but it's incredibly tasty nonetheless. The way things are looking Germany could even do the World Cup and World Flavour Cup double.

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        25.06.2010 03:04
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        A great flavoured crispy crisp!

        Loving crisps the way I do it goes without saying that when I spotted this new range of crisps from Walkers I was one of the first in the queue to buy them in bulk and have become a wee bit addicted them really!

        The other day in Asda I was mooching around the crisps when I spotted these and thought I'd get a multi pack of 3 different flavours as my bf was coming to stay for the week. He's rather fussy though so when purchasing these I did think (and hope) he wouldn't like them and I'd cop the lot! lol

        The Packaging:

        Brown, red and yellow bag with the Walker's usual emblem on the front of it and I'm told that they are German Bratwurst Sausage Flavour Potato Crisps and that I should 'Support My Favourite' and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told about the competition which is currently running from Walkers (there are 15 flavours from 15 countries that started in the world cup and you can vote for your favourite to win money), ingredients and nutritional advice is given along with the size of the bag (which in this case is a 25g bag as it's part of a multi-pack), the best before date is clearly stamped on there and contact details for Walkers are given. Nice, bright informative bag this is and made from foil so the crisps are sealed in freshness.

        The Crisps:

        Open up the bag and you get a really meaty, slightly spicy and somewhat sweet smelling aroma that is really enticing. The crisps are of course made from potato, don't look one bit greasy and look a bit orange in colour where they have liberally been sprinkled with flavouring.

        They are light and very crispy and really do taste of smoky sausage and do actually contain a smoke flavouring to give them that. To give them that meaty taste they do contain a poultry extract thus making them not vegetarian which is odd for Walkers as their meat and fish variety of crisps are usually vegetarian! Take a look at Walkers chicken crisps as an example...they've never even been anywhere near a chicken lol.

        They do also have a slight taste of onion to them and although these are highly flavoured do still taste of potato! My bf loved them and said he would certainly (after tasting a few other bags of different crisps from within this range) vote for these without hesitation and me......??? I'm rather partial to them too now! Excellent flavoured crisps and of good quality from a brand I trust! Great stuff!

        Nutritional information Per 25g Packet:

        Calories: 131
        Sugar: 0.9g
        Fat: 8.2g
        Saturates: 0.6g
        Salt: 0.33g

        Available in all good supermarkets etc in multi-packs costing about £1.29 a pack of 6 (unless on offer!).

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          09.06.2010 20:54
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          A different flavour from Walkers

          Ooh Walkers German Bratwurst Sausage, what can I say, but yummy! Saying that, I've never had bratwurst before so I can't really comment on the authenticity of the flavour, but by gum they are well tasty.

          These are part of a new range of walker crisps where they are trying to supposedly find the worlds best crisp flavour. There are 15 new flavours to choose from, and today I thought I'd sample the German Bratwurst flavour, and I'm glad I did.

          These crisps are rather distinctive in appearance, they resemble the German flag in design, and on the front of the bag you will find the nutritional value in an easy to follow format. The 34.5g pack contains the following:

          180 calories
          1.3g sugar
          11.3g fat
          0.9g saturates
          0.46g salt

          Not the most healthy snack around, but a very tasty treat (I do tend to treat myself too often though!).

          When you open the bag you are met with a rather strong meaty spicy smell, which could put you off a little as it is rather overpowering, but not me, I have a serious crisp addiction, and was looking forward to diving in.

          The crisps are classic walkers, just the right thickness and crispy-ness and a really good amount of flavouring. The taste could only be described as a smoky hot dog flavour, quite odd I know, but I'm totally hooked. I'm on to my second bag as I speak.

          I'd definately buy them again, and at the bargain 10p per packet from my local B&M, I'm going back for some more tomorrow.

          Bring on the next contender for the 'Walkers Flavour Cup'.

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          06.06.2010 12:46
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          Worth trying!

          Walkers German Bratwurst Sausage crisps have been released, along with 14 other new flavours, to celebrate the impending World Cup.

          This particular flavour represents Germany and you will see the German flag on the foil crisp packet.


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

          The World Cup selection seems to be available in most supermarkets and corner shops. Asda are currently running a promotion where you can buy three multipacks of six World Cup flavoured crisps for £3.00


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

          Per 25g pack:

          Calories: 131;
          Sugar: 0.9g;
          Saturated Fat: 0.6g;
          Salt: 0.33g.

          Ingredients: potatoes; sunflower oil (33%); German Bratwurst Sausage Seasoning. The seasoning contains: dried milk lactose; salt; glucose; flavourings; dried skimmed milk; butter oil; dried onion; potassium chloride; dried cheese; poultry extract; colours and smoke flavouring.


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

          Having a boyfriend that runs a chippy comes with a few little perks... free fish and chips whenever I fancy and sausage, fishcakes and curry is also available on demand! I've never been much of a sausage fan, but occasionally I indulge... So how do German Bratwurst Sausage crisps compare in taste to a real meaty sausage?

          When I opened these crisps they smelt like a hotdog sausage (rather than a Bratwurst sausages)...the smell had a pork scent to it, it wasn't too powerful and it was rather appetising...

          The crisps all had an even sausage flavour to them and the taste reminded me of hotdogs. I really enjoyed them, and so far this is the only World Cup crisp flavour that I would purchase again.

          I'm sorry to say that Germany are beating England in the World Cup (crisp) stakes... four out of five stars!

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            05.06.2010 21:42
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            Best of the bunch so far

            Part three of my Walkers Word Cup crisp reviews, and in this installment I am sampling the 'German Bratwurst Sausage' variety. Walkers have chosen the national dish of twelve different countries, and attempted to recreate them in crunchy potato form. With the German offering I'm glad it wasn't sauerkraut that was selected, as I'm not a big fan of the stuff - let's hope that Bratwurst Sausage delivers the goods. In terms of the price, the 6 x 25g multipack version of the crisps can currently be purchased for £1.27 from Tesco.

            Ingredients
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            The crisps contain;
            Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (33%), Dried Milk Lactose, Salt, Glucose, Flavourings, Dried Skimmed Milk, Butter Oil, Dried Onion, Potassium Choride, Dried Cheese (from mik), Poultry Extract, Colour (Paprika Extract), and Smoke Flavouring.

            Aroma & Taste
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            As soon as I ripped open the packet, a sweet and inviting scent filled the air. The flavour is a little smokey, and has a meaty edge - it's entirely obvious that the meat in question is pork rather than beef, and my initial reaction was an appreciation for the pleasant flavour. The meatyness is quite subtle, and is accompanied by a tangy and slightly sugary aftertaste which works particularly well. Would I eat this variety again? Absolutely, and although what I've described may not sound especially pleasant, it's actually very tasty, and without doubt the best of the range that I've tasted so far.

            Nutritional Info Per Packet
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            Calories: 131
            Sugar: 0.9g
            Fat: 8.2g
            Saturated Fat: 0.6g
            Salt: 0.33g

            Joe's League Table
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            As much as I hate to relegate England from the top spot, this German sausagey snack has done enough to climb to the dizzying heights of my table's pinnacle.

            1. German Bratwurst Sausage
            2. English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
            3. Dutch Edam Cheese

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              02.06.2010 16:56
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              Another World Cup disaster...but this time nothing to do with penalties!

              Ever since the war, the Germans have had a lot to make up for. But also, it is fair to say, that the rest of Europe has a lot to make up for the Germans also, in always reminding them that they were the ones that started it!!

              In a bid to ease relations between our two great countries, Walkers offer this Bratwurst Sausage variety as part of their new World Cup range. But would it be enough to cinch the deal?

              Frankly, I think not. Once again, these taste like a cheaper, poorer quality variation and are barely recognisable as a member of the Walkers brand. It is fair to say that these taste more like a weaker version of the Smoky Bacon variety of Walkers than they do Bratwurst Sausage which is a shame as these were one of the flavours I was most looking forward to. Instead, I am left feeling disappointed and a bit of a sucker for falling for Walkers World Cup gimmick.

              Still you know what they say...fool me once, shame on you but you don't get many for a pound and a bird in the hand makes a hell of a mess!

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              13.05.2010 13:25
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              A GOOD OFFERING

              Walkers have released a new batch of limited edition crisps for the World Cup. Each flavour has been created to taste like different countries most popular food.

              *Product*

              Here we have the Germans offering us Bratwurst Sausage flavoured potato snacks.

              *Packaging*

              The crisps come in a foil bag. The front of the bag is designed to look like the German flag with its traditional black, red and yellow strips. We also are made aware that these crisps are being offered for the football as there is a big trophy on the front. Brand and product name as well as a nutritional chart are also present.

              Flip the bag over and you have details of the World Cup promotion, ingredients, nutrition and how to contact Walkers.

              *The Crisps*

              The crisps themselves vary in size like most. They are quite thin and are a light golden colour with an evident light seasoning.

              *Ingredients*

              The crisps are made with potatoes, sunflower oil and seasoning.

              The seasoning is made with dried milk lactose, salt, glucose, flavourings, dried skimmed milk, butter oil, dried onion, potassium chloride, dried cheese, poultry extract, colours and smoke flavouring.

              The crisps contain no MSG, artificial colours or preservatives.

              *Nutrition*

              Each 25g bag contains

              131 kcal
              0.9g sugar
              0.6g saturated fat
              0.33g salt

              *Availability and Price*

              Individual bags can be bought in corner shops for around 50p. Multipacks are available in supermarkets and Poundland (2 of this flavour and 2 of 2 other flavours). On offer at around £1 for 6pks.

              *My Opinion*

              Having already sampled and reviewed two other flavours, it was time to see what the Germans had to offer me. Bring on Bratwurst Sausage flavoured crisps!

              As with all Walkers crisps, the bag was only half full which really annoys me and I find it false economy really but lets get on with the crisps!

              On opening my 25g bag, I was met with a smell that I can only describe as being a slightly milder version of Worcester Sauce crisps. You could smell the onion as well. The crisps looked nice and I was eager to get stuck in.

              I bit into the crisp with a satisfying crunch and was quite suprised. They tasted like hot dogs! There was also a slight cheese and onion flavour which I could pick out but not too much of it. The crisps were very nice and although they might not taste of Bratwurst sausages, they definently tasted like hot dogs which is pretty similar though maybe not as prominent in smoking taste if you know what I mean.

              At 131 calories they are not too bad and the price is good. I would say so far there have been the closest in flavour to what they are called and would highly recommend them!

              Thanks for reading

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                12.05.2010 15:20
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                nice and taste like advertised

                Walkers are releasing a set of crisp flavours which tie in with the upcoming World cup, there are loads of flavours and some work and some don't. This is a review about the German entry called Bratwurst Sausage.


                I love Bratwurst sausage take that as a fact and that I love visiting Germany/Austria where they are endemic and are included in nearly every menu in some way shape or form. I love the slightly plastic composit and the sausage taste, they are great on their own, in a sandwich or part of a pasta/rice/couscous dish. But this isn't a review of bratwurst sausages but a review on a crisp with the flavouring.

                Does the crisp taste like Bratwurst sausages?

                Yes, definitely. The thing with Walkers flavours even if 'new' is that they are often very similar to existing flavours so when I tried the Argentinian steak I couldn't tell the difference between it and say smokey bacon or barbecue flavour. These crisps do genuinely taste like bratwurst sausage, they have the taste, the smell and the strange after taste which this sausage comes from.

                Are they nice?

                Some flavours should never go anywhere near a potato based product, chocolate and chilli was one in Walkers promotion last year but placing sausage with potato is hardly a stretch so yes it works as a crisp, it carries the taste without straining the potato + flavour boundaries.

                Would I buy again?

                No, not really they taste ok but your fingers smell of bratwurst for hours after eating them. This isn't the crisps fault but a fact of the smell of the sausage but I have very rarely eaten them at lunchtime at work so the smell lingering on my fingers has never really been a problem. However, a packet of crisps at lunch is a constant for many so having sausage smelling fingers is a bit unpleasant. This is ok when your eating but I tend to find that the smell of bratwurst is rather unpleasant when you're not eating them, if that makes sense?

                Overall

                These crisps are nice, taste of the flavour promised and is a success but do make your fingers smell for long periods afterwards.

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                  07.05.2010 11:21
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                  Rubbish!!!

                  I've been trying quite a few of the Flavour Cup flavours that Walkers have brought out for the World Cup, there are some wicked new flavours and some that are disgusting and don't work at all. This German one is a bit weird, I couldn't make my mind up what I thought about them and it's took 4 bags for me to realise that I don't like them.

                  The crisps have got a bit of a sausage flavour and by that I don't mean they taste like sausage, I mean they've got a greasy flavour! lol They've got a proper weird spicey taste to them and I can kind of taste the Tomato Ketchup flavour in the crisps as well. I couldn't work out what spices they've used to get the flavour of these crisps but it's not very nice and if I was a German I'd be well p*****d with Walkers for making one of my best known foods taste soooooo bad!

                  It's weird because even though I prefer other brands of crisps to Walkers they do do a wicked meaty flavour so I thought these was going to be good. I don't know how they've got it so wrong because other flavours in this range have been so good and even other meaty ones have come a million times better than these.

                  Another thing I don't like about this flavour is that they have got a bit of a sweet after taste and that doesn't go good at all with the sausage flavour...... even though the sausage flavour isn't very good it shouldn't be sweet AT ALL!

                  If you want to try one of the Flavour Cup crisps I deffo don't recommend you start with these, 2 good ones are the English Roast Beef And Yorkshire Pudding or the French Garlic Butter Baguette flavour. Those 2 both taste like what they're supposed to and not like this greasy and weird German mess!

                  Not recommended!!!

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