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      08.03.2014 17:26
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      Good tasting snack, highly flavoured.

      In my local Kwik-Save store they've currently got a 6-pack family pack of Monster Munches on offer for just £1, so I decided to pick myself up a bag of these. I have not had Monster Munches in a long time, so decided to treat myself to these.

      The flavour I got was Pickled Onion. The packet is predominantly purple with a picture of a funny looking monster on the front and the wording 'Mega Monster Munch'. On the back of the packet is the contact details, nutritional information, ingredients etc.

      As this is a multi packet I cannot see a weight in grams on it, but each pack contains:-
      * Calories 109 (6%)
      * Sugar 0.7g (1%)
      * Fat 5.5g (8%)
      * Saturates 0.5g (3%)
      * Salt 0.34g (9%

      It states under this that it is of a child's guideline daily amount.

      So what do these corn snacks like? I call them corn snacks rather than crisps since this is how they are referred to on the packet. Well, as they are pickled onion flavour, you can imagine they are quite highly flavoured. The aroma of them is quite strong too - you can definitely smell the onion in these corn snacks. Biting into these monster foot-shaped snacks they are very highly flavoured and rather strong too. But personally, I like strong tasting things, so I like these. You can definitely taste the pickled onion in them. Each corn snack is quite large and they are nice and crunchy too.

      I'm a little confused as on the corner of the packet it says 'New (this is crossed out) OLD! Bigger like they used to be'. I think they mean the actual size of the corn snack rather than the size of the packet. Does that mean you're getting the same amount of snacks, or less of them? Lol.

      Allergy Advice:-
      Contains milk, wheat, gluten, soya and celery. They are made in a factory that also handles barley and mustard.

      These Monster Munches are suitable for Monsters and Vegetarians.

      www.megamonstermunch.com
      www.walkers.co.uk

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      Walkers Snack Foods Ltd
      PO Box 23
      Leicester
      LE4 8ZU

      NOTE: This review is also posted on Ciao under the same username.

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        05.03.2014 20:59
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        Monsterly brilliant!

        ~*~*~ Walkers Monster Munch ~*~*~


        I am a crisp lover, my kids are crisps lovers and one of our favourites is Monster Munch, I loved them as a child and still do now, not a good thing for a diet though!


        ~ What are they? ~

        Monster Much are a baked corn snack and come in three flavours - Pickled Onion, Beef and Flamin' Hot, a quick look on Wiki tells me that there have been other flavours available too but I can't say I remember them. But I do remember and did purchase the Bacon flavour Monster Munch webs that were available around Halloween time. I do seem to remember the ones that changed the colour of your tongue too. Now though your can buy a multi-pack of either of the three flavours (currently priced at £1 each in Premier stores, they contain 6 packets) or a multi-pack containing a mix of the flavours (were on offer for £2 in Iceland last week, not sure if they still are).

        Each snack/crisp is shaped like a monster hand/claw and are quite large and puffy, they are full of flavour and simply delicious.


        ~ Monster Munch ~

        Or more so Monster Munch and my diet! I have recently joined Slimming World again so therefore have not have the pleasure of eating any Monster Munch in the last few weeks, I have bought them in the shop for the boys though and the temptation has been great :(. For the purpose of the review I have just looked up the Slimming World Syn Value (which is a part of the SW plan, you can have between 5-15 Syns a day for treats of use them for extra milk etc.) anyway the syn value is - 25g bag = 6 syns, and a 22g bag = 5.5 syns so not too bad.

        I do like Monster Munch with Beef being my favourite flavour, I do like the others but these seem more morish to me as they are bursting with flavour. I like to make a pack last me ages by nibbling the fingers off the top one by one then eating the rest. The pickled onion ones are quite strong in flavour and make my tongue tingle and the flamin' hot ones are hot but still very nice.

        My boys get crisps as a treat once or twice a week and they get to choose what they want from which ever I have bought, the selection usually contains these, Wotsits, Quavers and 'normal' crisps and the Monster Munch are always the first to go. My eldest son (nearly 13) will buy a 6 pack of Pickled Onion, hide them in his bag and have a pack a day in school, I don't mind as I would rather him buy these and have them last the week than lots of different crisps and chocolate everyday! It seems like a good compromise.



        I like them!


        Thanks for reading :o) x

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          09.10.2012 19:09
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          a great crisp for the kids!

          Monster much have been around for years, I remember eating them in my childhood and I used to love them. I recently saw the multipack on offer in Asda and decided to give them a try agan.

          The multipack I purchased came with 6 packets of crisps in them, consisting of three flavours - the classic Pickled Onion, and then two other flavours that I cant remember eating when I was younger, Beed and Flaming Hot. The packets come in bright colours and feature a monster on the front of each pack. At some point the crisp and brand must have gone through a change as the packets now state 'OLD! Bigger like they used to be!' I do find the crisps to be too big however, and find them quite difficult to eat - I cant imagine how children must struggle to fit them in their mouths - they must make quite a mess!

          The crisps themselves are made of baked corn - I can remember when I was younger I used to love these kind of crisps, monster munch, chip sticks, space invaders etc - but now I dont like them as much, I prefer crisps which have a bit more to them such as Kettle Crisps. The flavour doesnt seem to be all I remember it to be either - not as strong and as tasty - but I find a lot of crisps to be like that now, maybe its because they all contain less artificial nasties so they're better for us. Saying that the flavour of monster munch is quite strong and tangy.

          It doesnt say anywhere on the packet how many grams are in a multipack bag, but the nutritional value per multipack is as follows:
          Calories - 109
          Protein - 1.3g
          Carbohydrates - 13.2g
          Fat - 55g
          Fibre - 0.4g
          Sodium - 0.13g

          Overall these are an OK crisp but not really my cup of tea anymore - I can see why they appealed to me as a child and to children today, but I find now I like a crisp with a bit more to it.

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          29.07.2012 01:03
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          Overally a great tasting bag !!

          I used to love eating these when I was younger. It was only when I saw someone with them that they brought back a small graving for them; hence why this review has come out of the blue.


          There just a crisp?
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          Well ... no not really, basically I would say these are a crisp targeted at children, the reason behind is due to the fact that these are in the shape of a 'monsters' claw / hand, and thus get the name MONSTER MUNCH! The packaging's bright colors are appealing to children and they have been around for many years now.


          What's in them?
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          These are produced by Walkers, which make a lot of the popular crisps on the market these days. Their renowned for their easy to read nutrition label, which for these reads: 109 calories, 1% sugar, 8% fat, 3% saturates and 9% salt. Surprisingly it doesn't state anywhere what size in grams this packet is, however it's a multipack bag (which are generally a little smaller that normal single purchase packs). The figures shown above are also a child's recommended daily amount.


          Anything else I need to know?
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          They come in 3 flavors, the most original (and my personal favorite) being pickled onion, however they now also do Roast Beef and Flamin' Hot. They are a corn based snack, which I find make them extremely crumbly and messy to eat; so much so that you'll often end up having to lick your fingers or get a tissue from the crumbs. As stated before these have been around for a long time, however I think somewhere down the line they 'reformed' them and made the individual claw crisps smaller in size. I can only presume this didn't go down well as now the packaging has used some nifty marketing by purposely promoting on the packet that they are OLD style which states "bigger, like they used to be". This isn't really a massive problem, more just preference, but personally I find them more arkward to eat, and would like them better if they was a little smaller, especially as Im an adult and these are normally designed for children.

          Finally these are usually priced up similar to other crisps. Individual packets are normally a minimum of 50p up to 70p (depending were bought from). You can also buy these in multipacks as I did which helps spread the cost. A 6 pack would set you back average £1.50 however various supermarkets may offer these at £1 or 2 for £2.50 etc.

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            19.04.2012 18:40
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            A great classic crisps packet for monsters

            Having recently reviewed Walker's Quavers and being a massive crisps addict I thought I would also review another crisp from them, perhaps my crisps kryptonite.

            Monster Munch is a crunchy, crumbly crisp that come in the shape of 'monsters feet'. This pretty much means that they have 4 extremities coming out from the centre which is hollow in the middle. Its impossible to eat them, no matter what age, without getting crumbs all over yourself of stuck to your fingers and I tend to simply suck the tips of my finger tips to get rid of this.

            There are numerous flavours with the most popular ones being Pickled Onion, Roast Beef and Flamin' Hot (which is basically a very hot spicy flavour). They're pretty loud to eat and you can really hear the crunch when you bite into them.

            The smell for all three flavours is very powerful and you are really impacted by it as soon as you open the bag. For me this is very enjoyable as I feel even more excited to eat them as it makes me feel even more hungry beforehand.

            The original Monster Munch monsters as featured on a promotional badge from the 1980s. Nowadays they are a little different to the ones from the 80s and include:
            Pink Monster - A tall, pink creature with a wide mouth (featured on the Roast Beef flavour)
            Blue Monster - A large, blue ogre-like creature with yellow hair and a red/white striped hat (featured on the Flamin' Hot flavour)
            Green Monster - An green ogre-like creature with a huge single eye and mouth (featured on the Pickled Onion flavour)

            - The Pickled Onion flavour includes the following ingredients:
            Maize, Vegetable Oil, Pickled Onion Flavour [Acidity Regulator (Sodium Diacetate), Lactose (from Milk), Onion Powder, Flavourings, Citric Acid, Acetic Acid, Wheat Rusk, Hydrolysed Soya Protein (from Wheat), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5 Ribonucleotide), Fructose, Colour (Sulphite Ammonia Caramel)], Salt, Potassium Chloride, Wheat Flour

            - Roast Beef includes:
            Maize, Vegetable Oil, Roast Beef Flavour [Wheat Rusk, Hydrolysed Soya Protein, Lactose (from Milk), Flavourings, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5'Ribonucleotide), Colour (Ammonia Caramel)], Salt, Wheat Flour

            - Flamin' Hot includes:
            Maize, Vegetable Oil, Flamin Hot Flavour [Hydrolysed Soya Protein, Fructose, Flavourings, Lactose (from Milk), Glucose Syrup, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium 5' Ribonucleotide), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Diacetate), Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Wheat Rusk, Sugar, Malic Acid, Colours (Sulphite Ammonia Caramel (from Wheat), Paprika Extract, Curcumin (from Wheat))], Salt, Potassium Chloride, Wheat Flour

            I tend to buy a variety pack with 12 packs (4 of each flavour) in them and this costs about £2.50-3. Tescos and Waitrose tend to cost a little over the £3 mark but I tend to buy them in offer in Morrisons anyway. You can also buy single packs for about 50-60p which is about the standard price of ordinary crisps packs these days. Amazon, as always, do great deals on huge bulks of things, and so it would be worth checking them out if you would like to purchase lots as a quick google search tells me that they sell a pack of 30 for £10.99.

            This is definitely a brand I would recommend and as always, Walkers ensure top quality in their product. They are tasty and filling, despite the bag being considerably less full than when I was younger (at 40g, which I think is a bit of an over-estimation as there is usually plenty of air in the bag).

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              18.10.2011 14:29
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              A fantastic nostalgic treat

              Anyone around the 30-40 age range will have guaranteed fond memories of school lunch box snacks, or maybe like me of the Tuck Shop. Chances are then that you will also have fond memories of such nostalgic crisps as Monster Munch!

              I love to rediscover things that remind me of my childhood, and food is always a good way to do that. Monster Munch for me remind me of taking my £10p or so into school once a month and being able to buy whatever I fancied from the Tuck Shop. What I usually bought were wither Puffs crisps if I was a bit short that month, or Monster Munch if I had been good and saved my pennies.

              I decided to revisit this childhood affection with a certain monster foot shaped snack recently, under the pretext of introducing them to my eldest daughter, 5. I managed to pick up a multi-pack of 6 pickled onion flavour at Sainsbury's for £1.40, although I see now they are on a 3 for £3.50 offer.

              The pickled onion flavour always seemed to be the most popular when I was a child, and is certainly still my favourite now. The crisps are a unique shape, in the form of a monster paw or foot. They are made from baked corn, so have a huge crispy, crunchy texture that you just can't get from any other crisp. As a child I remember they seemed huge, almost unable to fit in my mouth. Now at the ripe old age of 32 they don't seem so monstrous, but still pack a powerful crunch.

              The flavour is very strong and tasty, almost eye-watering towards the bottom of the pack where the concentration of flavour seems to lurk.

              There don't seem to be all that many in a pack any more, but that could just be nostalgia making me think we used to get more for our money "back in the day".

              All in all however these are a great, nostalgia packed snack which pack a powerful punch when it comes to a unique texture and plenty of flavour. They are also clearly coated in some kind of time travelling potion, as when I eat them I am once again an 8 year old girl with my pocket money. Being able to do that is worth £1.40 of my money every day of the week!

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                13.02.2011 20:05
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                The vinegary corn-based snack of champions

                I have but three vices in life: smoking, drinking, and...Monster Munch.

                For many admirers of this wundersnack, the appeal is nostalgia. The smell of the pickled onion, and the unique texture, bring back childhood memories. But I've been a lifelong devotee, unswerving in my loyalty. I may have flirted with Doritos, and given Hula Hoops my phone number, but Monster Munch will always be number one in my affections.

                I think I like them most of all because they are such a silly, naughty, and indulgent treat. There's something ridiculous, as a grown woman, about scoffing corn snacks shaped like aliens from a lurid yellow and purple packet - and that's where I get my kicks. I enjoy them because I really shouldn't be anywhere near them. They're hardly a glamorous product, and you very rarely see elegant supermodels or Hollywood actresses eating Monster Munch on the red carpet or the catwalk.

                But the killer is the flavour. I've always been rather fond of pickled onions, which probably goes some way to explaining why I'm still single. Of course, Monster Munch don't really taste of pickled onions - they taste of Monster Munch - but it's near enough for me. They're overpoweringly, stupidly, vinegary - pungent, sharp, and salty. And inexplicably delicious. Nothing in the whole world tastes quite like them.

                Then there's the texture. Monster Munch have a very distinctive crunch, and they 'give' very satisfyingly as you bite into them. . After a chew or two, however, they become a rather silty, cloying mush - which sticks in your teeth in the way only Monster Munch can.

                In terms of the downsides, I'm no nutritionist, but I'd hazard a guess that Monster Munch do not provide much dietary value - however tasty they are. Walker's might argue otherwise, I suppose. Also, because of all the vinegar, they are quite smelly. As soon you open the packet, the aroma floods your nose, and you're quickly enveloped in a pickled onion fug which clings to your fingers and draws disapproving glances from anyone nearby. Do not eat them on the bus, or before a first date.

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                  22.09.2010 09:54
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                  A good snack

                  Now we all love a bag of crisps, i mean they take no effort do they, just open the bag and eat. Yes yes we no there not very healthy and we no our waistlines dont need the extra calories but sometimes you still want them. Now i adore monster munch pickled onion and flamin hot but i prefer pickled onion a tiny bit more. I find that they have the taste balance perfected and i always enjoy them.

                  Taste and texture : Well i am going to talk about pickled onion monster munch, so the taste is indeed very pickled oniony with a slight sweetness to it to combact the tang of the vinegary taste. The taste is very strong but not overpowering and the sweet and the more tart blend together to make a too die for taste. Now the crisps are shaped like sort of paws/hands and they have four fingers on each crisp. They claim there meant to be monsters feet but i think they look more like hands. The texture is slightly rough which makes them very crunchy to eat, there also pretty loud when your chewing them. A slight warning though if you have mouth ulcers, chapped lips or cuts in your mouth, there is a very good chance that these will burn your mouth, i had a cut in my mouth once and these causes a mini fire in my mouth, which took about 3 minutes to extinguish. There also melt in the mouth so if you leave it in for a few seconds it will melt.

                  Smell and colour : They smell very rich and you really get a good hit of the strong vinegary pickled onion smell, i like the fact that they do indeed smell authentic to the flavour that they are. They are a bright golden yellow colour which dosent look too unnatural as the colour is quite neutral. There not as unrealistic looking as lets say wotsits.

                  Where can i get them from and cost : Well everywhere as they are so popular. You can buy single bags from your local newsagents which will cost in the region of 40 - 50p, my local shop charges 41p or from a supermarket or even a pound shop. My local pound shop sells a 10 bag which contains four packs of pickled onion, 3 packs of beef and 3 packs of flaming hot. So as you can see pickled onion is the favorite flavour and also multipacks work out a whole lot cheaper. Each bag also has a different monster on the front which is always fun for children, well unless there scared of them.

                  Ingredients :
                  Maize, Vegetable Oil, Pickled Onion Flavour [acidity Regulators (Sodium Diacetate, Citric Acid), Wheat Rusk, Lactose (From Milk), Onion Powder, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5'-ribonucleotide), Hydrolysed Soya Protein (Contains Wheat Derivatives), Flavourings, Sweetener (Aspartame)], Salt, Wheat Flour.

                  Eh not too bad i guess, crisps arent ever going to be healthy now are they! You can also kid yourself and say oohhh maize thats very healthy. They also have 108 calories a packet which too me is pretty low.


                  Overall : I love these crisps and think your a real winner, there perfect for adults and children and make a good fairly filling snack. They are also baked not fried which does make them slightly healthier than what they could be. Theres a choice of three flavours so im sure you will find one that will tickle your tastebuds. But pickled onion will always win with me, unless i have cuts in my house again!

                  Enjoy xx

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                    05.08.2010 18:08
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                    Like all things, excellent in moderation.

                    I sometimes think that Monster Munch sells purely on nostalgia, for as long as I can remember they've been living firmly in the novelty crisp category with "Transform-a-Snack" and "Space Raiders." The spaghetti hoops of the crisp world. I remember eating them a lot as a kid and then being disappointed because my favourite flavour went away (not that I can remember what flavour that was) and you could only get pickled onion instead. The years rolled on and eventually Monster Munch turned up again with Flamin' Hot flavour, great big spicy chunks of a nibble that came in the biggest bags on the shelf.

                    After a recent re-branding with packs returning to a 70s style, Monster Munch has made something of a comeback and multibags are back in the supermarkets. I grabbed a pack the other day with the three current flavours, Pickled Onion, Roast Beef and Flamin' Hot. I don't really know what I expected but they managed to make a positive impression. The Monster Munch of the 21st century are thick, flavoursome backed corn type snacks. They come shaped as great big paws and actually take a bit of crunching to get through. They have the odd, cringe inducing effect on me when I bit into them for the first time, the eating equivalent of fingers down a blackboard but they're predictably moreish and I soon overcome it. As usual for this kind of thing, you end up with well chewed corn wedged between every possible space in your teeth but I'm sure we're all used to that by now.

                    In terms of flavours, it's a mixed bag (ha ha ha) with Pickled Onion dominating the mix at four packets. I'm not a big pickled onion person and while these are edible, I tend to get a bit tingled out at half a packet. They're very strong, vinegary and the flavour sticks around for hours. If you're big on your salt and vinegar crisps, go nuts, you'll love them.
                    Flamin' Hot is probably my favourite flavour. They're a sort of generic spicy though without any specific flavour. I'd say they were more tomato flavoured than anything else but they're absolutely lovely and the spiciness has enough of a kick to enjoy without putting you off.
                    The last flavour is roast beef. I like these aswell, the flavour of the baked corn itself seems to compliment a meaty flavour and it has a nice, wholeness too it. Satisfying for a big snack.

                    They're not perfect, I find them awkward to eat and they're certainly not going to be turning up on the shelves on any health food stores anytime soon but as a rare treat they're nice to have in.

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                      Good quality and tasty.

                      I have been eating a lot of snacks recently, a little more than usual as I have been working away and have had to grab snacks on my travels to keep my hunger at bay and I bought a packet of these for only 45p for a 40g bag as I love them and the flavour I bought was the Pickled Onion flavour, which is one of my favourites and they are very tasty.

                      Inside the bag are feet shaped, very thick and quite crunchy textured corn crisps and the smell of pickled onions is apparent on the opening of the bag and the taste is quite a strong flavour but not so much so that they are sour, they taste kind of tangy and they leave me very satisfied after eating them as they are very filling indeed.

                      I would say they are a kind of baked corn snack and there are quite a lot in the bag considering the size of each individual one and the quality of them is an excellent one and they have been around for a very long time and they are manufactured by Walkers a very well known brand too.

                      They are also available in Roast Beef flavour and Flamin' Hot flavour too and are also available in multi packs from supermarkets but I bought the individual ones.

                      These are ideal for packed lunches and children's treats and my grandchildren like these even though they are Pickled Onion flavour and they also like the Beef ones as they are a little less tangy for them but just as enjoyable.

                      These tend to fill me a little bit more than crisps for some reason and maybe that is because of the size of each one, they are crunchy but they also melt in the mouth while eating them and they are very easy to chew for both adults and children and the packet is very attractive and my grandchildren especially want to eat them because of the packaging.

                      I ate these for my afternoon snack and they kept me going until my evening meal and I find them enjoyable any time of the day and I recommend them for anyone to try them and they are good for children's parties and picnics too as the feet of the corn are quite fun for those occasions.

                      Per 40g bag they contain 196 calories, fat 10g and 0.8g saturates.

                      These are also suitable for vegetarians too.

                      These are very good value for money and excellent quality too.

                      I rate these 5 stars.

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                        I've never really been a massive fan of crisps. But ever since I was a kid monster munch have had a special place in my heart.There have been several flavours over the years, with the main ones now being Flamin' Hot, Roast Beef and my all time favourite Pickled Onion.Around two years ago, the crisps were restored to their original larger size. The original retro designs were also brought back for the packaging. I must say that I prefer the crisps like this. Granted you only get about 8 in a packet now, but the larger crisps definitely suit the idea of the brand.The crisps are available in single packs, as well as multi packs where you get around 4 of each flavour.

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                        A crunchy fun crispy snack from Walkers!

                        Today I am reviewing one of my favourite crisps of all time - Pickled Onion flavour Monster Munch! We have a relationship going back many years, and I keep this relationship fresh and alive by giving these crisps a place in my stomach on the odd occasion rather than receiving them repeatedly until we both get bored and tired of each other.

                        They now come in a retro purple bag (like the old days!) which has a picture of a pretty stupid cartoon Monster on it, supposed to cater to the young crowd but those of us who had them as a child are no doubt attracted to them also. They are made by crisp giant Walkers (used to be made by Smiths, who Walkers took over) and come in single packets, or in multipacks.

                        A bag will currently cost you 47p in Tesco, and come in a few select flavours including Beef and Flaming Hot. Pickled Onion is my ultimate favourite flavour, and is mouth wateringly tangy. I salivate just thinking about these crisps sometimes!

                        The crisps themselves are shaped like a monsters foot, which apparently is a round circle and has four thick toes (useful to know when you are in a scary forest and wondering whose tracks you can see on the ground!). They are made of light crispy maize and make a wonderful crunching sound as you bite into them. The flavour on these crisps is fantastic, and you can really taste the tangy, sour pickled onion flavour. As they are light, they are easy to eat, and are very satisfying....

                        The packet informs you that they have gone back to the old style of the crisps being larger than they have been in modern days. This is good as the challenge of these crisps had always been getting them in your mouth and having a mouth full of crunchy fun.

                        I'm not gonna bother talking about nutrition, as everyone knows crisps are generally unhealthy. So eat in moderation, people!

                        I love these crisps, and I hope they'll be around forever!!

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                          30.05.2010 18:36
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                          I hadn't had Monster Munch for ages. When I think of Monster Munch I always think of Pickled Onion, which I am partial to the odd bag of this flavour of Crisps, but it isn't my favourite in any way. However the Flaming Hot Monster Munch is available in more places in the individual bags, so I had a pack the other day and remembered why I liked these crisps so much.

                          The individual bags cost around 40p. The 10 pack multipack ones cost around £2, but there is the Pickled Onion ones in the bag.

                          Per bag these have 122 calories. They are baked Crisps not fried so they seem a little bit better for you than other Crisps out there.

                          These are different shaped than other Crisps. I suppose they are meant to be in the shape of a Claw, perhaps from a Monster. They have 5 sort of chunky bits attatched to a hoop so it's like 5 fingers and a palm. They are sort of puffy crisps and seem a bit crumb like as well. They break up easily when you bite into them but are still that bit hard.

                          The flavouring on the Crisps is nice and plentiful. They are full of flavour and the Flaming Hot ones are that bit spicy but not too much and just a nice flavouring. The Crisps are that bit different to other Crisps out there and another good addition from Walkers for tasty Crisps.

                          Having realised how nice these were after I had forgotten I will be buying these more often.

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                          28.05.2010 23:34
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                          One from my childhood.

                          Aaah heres a blast from the past. Monster munch are a corn based snack sold in England and France and is now produced by walkers.
                          Monster munch do though in fact predate walkers massive push to own all things crispy, they've been knocking around since the late 70's (1977) when they were produced by Smith's (the beautiful people who used to be responsible for frazzles).

                          I remember them from when I was little, the monsters were fun, the paw shaped crisps (there were other shapes but I only remember the paw) were interesting and the taste was magnificent.

                          I only ever had the roast beef, flamin hot and smokey bacon flavour (the bacon flavour was only available for a very short time and was shaped like little spider webs).

                          My absolute favourite flavour was smokey bacon which made it all the more annoying that they were only sold for an incredibly small amount of time, bummer!!! Second best flavour was flamin hot which although delicious was certainly anything but flamin hot.

                          There was one flavour that I always steered clear of (and still do to this day) and that's the foul smelling pickled onion flavour. They taste ever so slightly of groin and were utterly horrible.

                          When Walkers took over from Smiths they made a few changes, they redesigned the monsters, scaled down the giant crisps down to a smaller (and less fun) size. Apparently they released 4 flavours in total with 2 being completely new (spaghetti sauce and beef burger), I completely forgot about monster munch by the time walkers took over but saw them again recently and decided to take a stroll down memory lane. I got a bag of roast beef, got them home and ate the hell out of them. They were delicious and I'm now on the look out for the flamin hot and am eternally keeping my eyes peeled for the return of the smokey bacon flavour, although i will not hold my breath.

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                          Walkers Monster Munch is a baked corn snack, originally made by Smiths crisps and now manufactured and marketed by Walkers (the leading crisp manufacturer in the UK). Since their launch in 1977, flavours over the years have included smoky bacon, saucy, cheese and onion, king prawn and salt and vinegar. From 2008, the only flavours available are pickled onion, roast beef and flaming hot, all of which have proved extremely popular. As well as the original 40 gram bag, an extra large 85 gram bag is available, as well as multipacks. Expect to pay around 60p for a standard bag and £1.60 for a multipack.

                          Monster Munch can be easily recognised - the background of each packet is a bright primary colour, with one of the munch monsters on the front, and the flavour written in the top right hand corner. Monster munch should be kept sealed in a cool dark place and should stay in date for at least a couple of months.

                          Each 40 gram packet of flaming hot flavour contains 196 calories, 1.2 grams of sugar and 10 grams of fat (of which 0.8 grams is saturated). The calorie content is pretty average for crisps and similar snacks, while the saturated fat is particularly low. They are also suitable for vegetarians.

                          Monster munch are very much an acquired taste. The flavours are very, very strong, and this is obvious from the moment the bag is opened - the pickled onion in particular is very pungent. These are large snacks, in different monster like shapes, with a crunchy texture which is very pleasant. Overall, these are more likely to appeal to children (although I am rather partial to the occasional packet as well!)

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                        New Monster Munch recipe is still as monstrously tasty as ever but it’s now better for you. Made with 100% Sunseed Oil, each standard bag of Monster Munch now has: 80% less saturated fat. Up to 50% less salt. And only contains 3% of a child’s guideline daily amount of saturated fat (Excludes Big Eat).