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Walkers Monster Munch
Member Name: m_illie
Walkers Monster Munch
Advantages: Great tasting, interesting flavours, smells very appealing
Disadvantages: Small sized packets
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).
Summary: A great classic crisps packet for monsters