“ Containing just 88 calories per packet, Walkers Quavers are a healthier option to the more traditional options, without having to compromise on flavour. A great snack for all ages. „
Now im sure that everyone knows thats quavers are crisps and if you don't then im afraid you may need a trip to the doctors. But don't worry because he will guard you on the golden path to quaverdom. Sadly quaverdom does not actually exist, but im sure your local shop will have them anyway.
Now i love crisps, maybe a bit too much. Ill eat six packs in a row or a big bag, but i justify it as the bag is half full of air and crisps are not exactly filling. In fact they seem to make me more hungry. Now my favorite makers of crisps is of course walkers, even though there stingy, the taste more than makes up for it and ever since i was young i have loved quavers. There the sort of crisps that most people remember from there youth and there still going strong today.
Taste and texture : Now quavers are a cheesy crisp not as in your face as lets say wotsits, but a good mild and creamy cheesy taste. There very moreish and have the right balance of flavour, sometimes chessy crisps are way too overpowering. The taste also doesent linger in your mouth for ages which is great, especially if you want some kissing action. They come in the shape of curls and are just over an inch long, the perfect size to pop into your mouth. They also have a rough texture which i like, but if you have cuts on your tongue these will rub against it and burn your tongue like me :(.
Smell and colour : They have a good scent of mild cheese, its not so overpowering that when you open the bag your blown away and they are a light pale yellow in colour. However sometimes when they seem to add a bit of extra flavouring to them they go a bit more yellow / orange, if they look like this, they will taste more cheesy.
Where can i get them and cost : You can get them from your local corner shop to your big bully supermarket. They cost roughly 45p a bag or you can get a multipack, they often do mix and match on crisps and have two bags for £2 or £3 pounds depending on how many packets are inside. Some of the multipacks also contain the two other flavours of salt and vinegar and prawn cocktail, which i am yet too see in a shop.
Potato Starch, Vegetable Oil, Cheese Flavour (Whey Powder (From Milk), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5'-ribonucleotide, Flavouring, Milk Powder, Cheese Powder, Butter Acids, Soya Protein, Colour (Paprika Extract, Sulphite, Caramel)), Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion Powder, Pepper, Wheat Flour, Colour (Annatto
Now i do not understand all of the ingredients either but lets all play a game of lets pretend. Monosodium glutamate which is really a flavour enhancer is now fairy dust and sulphite is really daisies. There is however lots of normal sounding stuff like cheese ( i hope you know what that is ) and milk powder. Ok now we understand the ingredients we can eat without guilt.
Overall : I really do like these and they are low calorie too, at only 87 calories per bag and if you cant stop at just one, then there a perfect snack, obviously all in all crisps are not very healthy, but they are one of the healthiest ( or we can just pretend they are ). They are also suitable for vegetarians, so often i see crisps that are not even meat flavours and vegetarians still cannot eat them, becuase there is some sort of animal product in them, which is very unfair. There perfect for children as they will like the shape and of course the taste and also adults will love them. They have a good flavour and just generally taste good. I think walkers have done really well for themself with quavers ( and if you dont agree i will be waiting for you under your bed ). There also perfect for tucking in to your childrens lunch box. So run, skip, hop or jump, to your local shop and get a pack and even if you dont like them ( which you will ) you can relive childhood memories.
Have fun :D xx
I agree with others here that these crisps are more expensive than they were before and there are so many brand out there that are cheaper than the quaver brand like asdas own if your wanting to keep the food budget down. Supermarkets do however have these on offer from time to time. I love quavers they're a great snack if your wanting something thought the day and only 99 calories.. If your watching your calorie intake everyday. I like cheese flavour crisps well I'm just a big fan of crisps anyways and take a packet with me to work everyday. Like many other crisps these days about 50% of the bag is just air so it's quite disappointing when you open the bag.. No where near as many in a bag as what you used to get but you want to get what you pay for. Anyway one of my favourites. Yummy
Is it just me or are quavers actually getting better and better. I swear when i was younger, and in my late teens that they were just okay. One of those cheap crisps you would get in the Pub when your down to your last fiver but still fancy a couple more pints.
Anyway, these days they seem to be getting superb. A fantastic working lunch (especially if you have to eat a lot on the go, like myself) is a Quavers sandwich. (maybe with a mint on the side, just in case you have that all important meeting coming up).
Downsides, well, not a lot really. They are definitely getting more expensive, and I do have to admit they seem to be more common in petrol stations than supermarkets. Of course, this wouldn't be a walkers review if i didn't mention the amount of air in the bag. So i just did.
* PRODUCT INFORMATION *
Quavers are a british snack originally made by Smiths & now made by Walkers.
Current price: 99p for one bag
They tend to be cheaper than other crisp ranges out there.
* THE PRODUCT *
For those of you who haven't tried Quavers before they are basically a curly "cheesey" crisp. They come in a range of different flavours including: "Prawn Cocktail" & "Salt and Vinegar" but Cheese flavour is the most common. They have a nice cheese taste and although they might start off crunchy if you leave one in your mouth it will fizz & melt similar to Skips. They are perfect for kids lunch boxes and are not too filling and are perfect for a light snack.
* NUTRITIONAL CONTENT *
Quavers are sometimes seen to be the "healthiest" crisps from Walkers & Walkers has even put the fact that they are 88 calories on their packets to make it seem that way but in fact they are no different calorie wise then your normal average pack of Walkers. When Walkers states that a pack of Quavers is "88 calories" the packets are just 16g and a normal pack of Walkers is 25g. A 25g pack of Walkers salt & vinegar is 131 calories and a 25g pack of Quavers would be 137 calories so Quavers contains more calories!
* CONCLUSION *
To conclude, Quavers are a nice light snack but misleading nutritional labelling is a problem.
Product: Walkers Quavers
I'm a huge fan of crisps and one of my favourite crisps to snack on is Walkers Quavers. Quavers contain only 88 calories per packet making these one of the lowest calories crisps around.
For those of you who haven't tasted Quavers they are a light, crispy, curly and cheesy flavoured potato snack. It states in the description that Quavers are incredibly cheesy which I disagree with, cheesy yes but a light taste of cheese and definitely not as overpowering as your regular cheese and onion crisps or wotsits.
Quavers are made from fried potato granules which are infused with cheesy flavouring. As well as cheesy flavour Quavers also come available in prawn cocktail flavour and also salt and vinegar flavour.
Quavers come packaged in a bright yellow foil packet with the product description, logo and picture printed at the front whilst all other relevant information is printed at the back of the packet.
I normally pay £1.68 for a packet of 6 of these from Tesco, although over the weekend they were on special offer and I managed to buy two packets of 6 for £3.00.
I love these, they are very tasty and extremely moreish, I always end up wanting more!!!
One of my favourite snacks which I will continue to buy time and time again.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
I recently purchased Quavers in my weekly shop after noticing that a multipack of 20 was on offer for £2.50, I don't buy these often so thought they'd make a nice change. Quavers come in a yellow packet with the name clearly displayed across the front. They are cheese 'light curly potato snacks' containing 88 calories per bag and no artificial colours.
Quavers are different to standard crisps in that they are more of a light and crunchy crisp that melts in your mouth. They are curly in shape and are a light yellow colour. The taste is very cheesy so whether you would like these very much depends on how much of a cheesy person you are! I wouldn't say these are overwhelming strong though and they are definitely not as cheese tasting as Wotsits are. I think they are just right and they are light so are great for a snack without feeling full afterwards. I like to have mine with my lunch! My only criticism with these crisps, which to be honest I have with a lot of brands, is that the bag is never full enough! About half full! Disappointing!
You can buy Quavers in Prawn cocktail and salt and vinegar flavours. The salt and vinegar flavour is really yummy, very vinegary but they don't taste too strong purely because of the way the quaver melts so they aren't too much. I've seen these sold in multipacks containing the three flavours.
I definitely recommend these to anyone after a light snack or something a little different to the standard Walker's crisps! I give them 4 stars as I'd like more in the bag!
I like to have a bag of crisps at night when watching the television and normally I get mixed bags so there is a range of flavours. Last week at Costco there was an offer of 3 bags of 12 Quavers or French Fries for £5.99. My friend and I got 2 x French Fries and 1 Quavers and split them.
The yellow packet does not seem to have changed for years and it is a little gaudy. The name Quavers and the manufacturer Walkers are shown in the middle and 88 calories stands out as well. It says Cheese and shows information such as the calories, salt and fat content.
Quavers are not the same as crisps as they are classed as cheese flavoured potato snacks and are made from potato starch. They also contain rice flour, soya flour, salt, cheese flavour sunflower oil, wheat flour, pepper and a number of things I can't pronounce.
The quaver tastes very cheesy, probably more so than a lot of crisps, and they tend to melt pretty much as soon as you bite them. They are very curly and tend to stick together in the bag meaning you often have to eat more than one together - what a pity!
The pack is around the same size as a lot of crisp packets but there does not seem to be as much in them. Maybe it is because they are so light, but I feel fuller after crisps than these so if you really do want a light and cheesy snack, this would be the thing to go for.
The only problem with the pack I bought was that there is only cheese flavour, so there is no variety. I have seen others in the past but they don't seem to be as readily available. An allergy warning mentions wheat, mustard and soya. That is the downside but on the plus side there are fewer calories and no artificial colours.
Quavers are snack which I purchase and eat on a very regular basis; usually several times per week.
They are described on the packet as a 'light curly potato snacks' which is exactly what they are, they are crisps but not the standard kind where it's just sliced potato that has been cooked.
Quavers are usually cheese flavour although I have seen other flavours on offer in the past, such as prawn cocktail. The cheese ones are the only flavour that I have seen recently though.
I usually buy a single packet of these but they are available in multipacks also. One singular packet usually sets me back around 50p in my local supermarket and multipacks usually cost £1 - £2 for 5/6 packs but these are a bit smaller than the individual packs. It completely depends where you buy them from, they're usually cheaper at places like Home Bargains and B&M Bargains.
Quavers come in a bright yellow pack which reflects their cheesy flavour and also the colour of the crisps themselves which are yellow. The crisps inside are very light and crunchy and have a fairly strong cheesy taste; which I personally enjoy. I do find they have a slightly rough texture though, which hurts my mouth if I eat too many!
Not only are Quavers lighter in weight but they are quite light fat/calorie wise compared to a lot of other crisps. A standard bag has 109 calories and 6.2g of fat which is about 50% less than other crisps I eat sometimes.
All in all a good snack which fit well into a low fat diet as an occasional treat!
I have always had a weakness for Quavers. They have a delicious toasted cheesy taste, are light and crunchy and yet melt in your mouth. They are also a quirky snack to look at - little curly temptations. Once I open a pack they are gone too soon though. They are so moreish.
I treated myself to a couple of multipacks around Sainsburys last week as they are currently buy one get one free for a pack of 12 x 16g bags. Usual cost is £3.10 per multipack. They also come in other pack sizes and in single pack format if you prefer.
They were always a favourite nibble to put out at parties when my children were younger. There were never any left in the bowl by the end of the afternoon. They are a popular favourite and make a change from regular crisps.
This cheese flavour potato snack contains no artificial colours and is suitable for vegetarians - but is not suitable for a gluten free or lacto-free diet.
Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil (30%), Cheese Flavour [Whey Powder (from Milk), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5'-Ribonucleotide), Flavouring, Milk Powder, Cheese Powder, Colour (Paprika Extract)], Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion Powder (Malt Flour from Barley), Pepper, Wheat Flour, Colour (Annatto), Potassium Chloride.
My 16g multipack bag contained 88kcal. An average amount of calories by snack standards. (A 19g bag of Walkers French fries is about 84kcal per pack.)
The only 'con' I can find with these is that they are best eaten soon after opening. If they have been out for a while they tend to go a bit chewy and loose their crispness.
Would recommend. A very tasty cheesy nibble. 5 dooyoo stars from me.
Something that always has to be in my kitchen is crisps. As much as I can enjoy a packet or two when the mood takes me, but I need them more for the hungry little mouths of my two children who adore crisp and crunchy snacks. These particular crisps are one of our favourites and I tend to buy them at least once a month, in a multi pack. The last purchase was through Tesco and they were £2.50 for a pack of 18 ( 20.5g each ).
What are Quavers?
Quavers are, as the makers ( Walkers ) describe ' Light curly potato snack '. They are cheese flavoured crisps but rather than being flat, are different shaped curly strips which not only are against the traditional look of what you would expect from a crisp, but also a different texture in the mouth and feel to touch.
Walkers as a brand are renowned for the numerous snack products that they produce.They are all readily available, and probably one of the countries biggest produces in regards to crisps. There product catalogue includes Walkers Crisps, Walkers Deep Ridged, Walkers Extra Crunchy and Walkers Crinkles. All of which have different textures, slightly different appearances and many flavours to satisfy the general public.
Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil ( 30% ), Cheese Flavour ( Whey Powder ( from milk ) Flavour Enhancers ( Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5-Ribonucleotide ) Flavouring, Milk Powder, Cheese Powder, Colour ( Paprika Extract ), Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion Powder ( Malt Flour from Barely ), Pepper, Wheat Flour, Colour ( Annatto ) Potassium Chloride.
How is it packaged?
The individual packets of crisps are contained in a bag that appears to be some form of plastic on the outside, but foil like on the inside. The front is mainly yellow and bright in colour with a small ' Walkers ' logo on it and a huge ' Quavers ' title smack bag in the middle. Flavour is included on front ( cheese ), calories per bag ( 88 ), basic nutritional information and three lonely looking pictures of crisps to finish it off.
On the back its mainly white with a description of the product, company contact details, fuller nutritional details, and ingredients.
How does the product look and taste?
Firstly when you open the packet ( which is easy enough just pull from the middle on both sides ) the packet isnt brimming full of crisps, I would say half way up the packet is filled so its mostly air. You do get a whiff of a cheese flavour but not overally strong. Creamy coloured with speckles of orange throughout. They appear to be very light and full of bubbles, alittle similar to what you would expect in a dessert such as mousse. They all vary in size and shape. When you snap them they are crisp but not as crisp as traditional snacks of this nature. When you put them in your mouth they already feel as if they are slightly disolving. They are crisp in texture when bit and chewed, but then become very light and disolve. They have a a light cheese fragrance ( no where near as strong for me as the traditional cheese and onion Walkers Crisps ) that doesnt linger in the mouth too much.
So what do I think?
I enjoy them. I like buying them for the kids because having young children, you do worry about them choking or having sharp bits of food in their mouth.But the fact they are funny shaped with no sharp edges and they disolve very quickly yet you still get a crunch type sensation, means I know they are relatively safe with them and they enjoy them. They are not strong in taste so they dont feel overwhelmed by flavour. They enjoy how they are shaped and are very easy to hold.Its such a shame they dont add more in the bag!
Plus points for this snack are they are suitable for vegetarians. As a snack the salt, sugar and fat content for a child isnt too high and better than some other crisps out there:Sugar 0.7g 1%, Fat 4.9g 7%, Salt 0.36g 9% ( childs guideline daily amount )
It also states allergy advice which is the product contains milk, wheat, gluten, barley and soya. So anyone suffering from issues with these ingredients would need to be careful.
Overall this is a great snack for myself and my children. I would never buy them as a single packet as it can be expensive (40-60p ), but always in multi packs as they are more cost effective and tend to have offers on various sized mulit packs in the supermarkets. Purchasing again is a certainity.
Quavers are probably my most favourite type of crisps, there are many rip off brands but none live up to the quality taste of Walkers Quavers.
The packet bright yellow, which makes is stand out against other packets of crisps and is made of the usual foil material. The quaver inside are like curled potato shapes that are very unique from other crisps and a nice size to eat. I imagine they are very good crisps for small children as their hands can get an easy grip on them. The quavers are light orangey yellow in colour (they used to be a light yellow but the flavour and ingredients would have changed over the years) with tiny orange speckles. The majority of the packet keeps their shape and even when crushed they don't turn into to a huge mass of crumbs that are difficult to eat.
When you open a packet of Quavers you are greeted with a really savoury cheesy smell without being too overpowering which makes my mouth wate! The taste of Quavers is perfect in my opinion. They have a clear cheesy taste but mixed with the saltiness that crisps have. The taste fills your whole mouth and you never get a sore mouth from eating them like you can with some spiced flavoured crisps. The quavers have a satisfying crunch when eating them but can easily be sucked and softened before swallowing when little kids are eating them. You get left with a lovely aftertaste but I do find after eating them I get smelly, cheesy breath that lingers for a little while. If I know I'm going to be eating these, I make sure I have some mints in my bag to get rid of the cheese smell! You don't get anything stuck in your teeth though like Wotsits can.
A problem I find with quavers is there never seem to be enough in the bag! I often find myself being a bit piggy and eating two at a time if I'm feeling particularly peckish, but they do well as a small, light but filling snack too. I never feel bad about eating two packets as one packet only contains 88calories (obviously don't just follow calories for a diet and assume they are the best but the rest of the health guide is one of the lowest compared to most other crisps too). Although I find the portions inside too small, they would be perfect as a snack or part of a lunch for a healthy packed lunch for kids.
Quavers always seem to be on some sort of offer in large packs somewhere or other so I suggest you shop around, we nearly always have a pack in the cupboard for my lunch or quick snacks.
Sometimes I get hungry and I fancy a packet of crisps, but then again I have to think about the next meal I'm going to have; I don't want to spoil it! Well, no crisps are really 'healthy' but it's a good thing that there are some that are low-cal and you can eat between meals without throwing you off your appetite when the time comes. And Quavers are one of them.
The front of the packet is bright yellow and is likely to catch your attention. The Quavers logo is in a white cloud and is in green floaty text. Above the Quavers logo is the Walkers logo (who made them) and in the logo in tinier print reads "light curly potato snack" which is basically what they are!
Below that is "cheese flavour" in orange text, and next to that is a few Quavers. On the top right hand side of the packet is "88 Calories" in green text, a reminder that these crisps are healthier than most. The back is a little less exciting. It is white and it just tells you ingredients, nutrition info, the address of the Walkers factory in case you are not satisfied and some info about the crisps:
Curly little things, Quavers, and no two are the same. Some twistier, some that wrap around your tongue but they're all crunchy and melty, and pleasingly cheesy. So go on, pop one in your mouth!
Sounds very tempting.
When I open the Quavers packet I am greeted by a nice cheese smell. Not strong like Wotsits yet not mild like Mini Cheddars, but somewhere in the middle.
LOOKS, TASTE AND TEXTURE:
The Quavers are a yellow colour with orange speckles; not coated in flavour but sprinkled. They are all in curly shapes and they don't look like 'normal crisps' at all!
I pop one in my mouth. These crisps are very crunchy but they also gently dissolve in your mouth if you leave it on your tongue for long enough. This is ideal for younger children; they're less likely to choke. The taste is cheesy like the smell: not strong or mild, but in the middle. It is a very pleasing taste, but I think it could be nicer if it was a bit stronger.
You can get Quavers from supermarkets, convenience stores and newsagents so they're not rare to find at all! I would recommend anyone looking for a light and tasty snack. Myself I don't like them as much as other crisps but I definitely like them!
Quavers are delicious and light crisps that, like most crisps tend to, come under the Walker name. The shape is very unusual as they are made up of individual swirls which feels pleasant in the mouth as you eat them and is very filling despite how thin they are.
They come in a variety of flavours, but my favourite is the ambiguously named 'cheese' flavour. Its difficult to describe this flavour as it pretty much unique to the Quavers brand and so would only really be understood if you've ever eaten them before. Other flavours include Salt and Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail which were pretty popular a few years ago but tend to be much less common now so I'm not sure if they've gone out of circulation. The consistency of the crisps is very similar to a prawn cracker and easily melts on the tongue.
The ingredients are as follows:
Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil (30%), Cheese Flavour [Whey Powder (From Milk), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5' -Ribonucleotide), Flavouring, Milk Powder, Cheese Powder, Colour (Paprika Extract)], Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion Powder (Malt Flour From Barley), Pepper, Wheat Flour, Colour (Annatto), Potassium Chloride.
One pack of normal Cheese flavoured Quavers contains 87 calories and there are 86 calories in the Salt and Vinegar variety. They also contain a mixture of fats (4.9g): saturated fat 0.4g, polyunsaturated fat 0.6g and monounsaturated fat 3.8g. The sodium content is 170mg.
The lightness of the crisps often means that sometimes after eating a pack if I am particularly hungry I will still be having finished a bag. But this isn't a fault of the crisps, because it is still very much a pleasant eating experience. It just means instead, that it is best to eat the crisps with something else, perhaps as part of a school lunch for example.
A variety multipack of 6 can be bought from Asda for £1.48 (on offer currently at any 3 for £3.50) and
Tesco for £1.48 (also on offer, but at any 2 for £2.50). I buy just simply Cheese flavour multipacks from my local Morrisons usually on offer at about 2 for £2.50 also, usually grouped with other Walkers brands like Monster Munch and Squares.
A Cheese flavour multi-pack containing 14 bags can be purchased for the following prices:
I am a lover of all sorts of crisps, potato snacks etc etc and quavers are great for me as they are so low in calories. The odd thing is, it isn't that often that I buy them; I think its because I usually find them to be a bit expensive. Most of the time I only buy the crisps and potato snacks that are on special offer. I happened to notice a large multi pack (18 bags). They were on a special offer at Sainsbury's I cant remember the exact price but it was about £2.00 for 18 bags, which I thought was a great bargain!.
I had this inkling however that my son did not like Quavers; I couldn't quite remember although he does like all variety of crisps and potato type snacks! My inkling was correct. When he saw them he said he didn't like them! I don't quite understand why; as he eats other cheesy flavoured snacks. Luckily my daughter likes them and I do too!
Quavers are curly shaped very light potato snacks. They have a good, reasonably strong flavour of Cheese and whilst they are a bit crispy they also melt in your mouth. The only thing is, they are not really very filling. This isn't surprising considering the very light texture of them. However, these are great for those ho are watching their calories!
Potato, Starch, Sunflower oil (30%), Cheese powder, Whey powder from Milk, Flavour enhancers (Monosodium glutomate, Disodium 5 Ribonucleotide, Flavouring; Milk powder, Cheese powder, Colour; Paprika extract, Rice flour. Soya flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion powder, Malt flour from Barley, Pepper, heat flour, Colour (Annatto), Potassium chloride.
Each bag of Quavers contains only 88 Kcals
*Quavers contain no artificial colours*
Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya
*Made in a factory that also handles Celery and Mustard*
Quavers are a nice tasting fairly healthy snack and worthy of 4 Dooyoo stars in my view.
My daughter is 2 years old, and of course in between meals she likes to help herself into the cupboard and look for yummy snacks she can pick at whilst she plays with her toys. She has now decided to tell me "mummy! quavers!" whenever we are in the supermarket or sometimes even first thing when she wakes up in the morning!
Quavers are a delight to eat. Low in calories, so I can eat them guilt free and ample packets at a time without feeling like a total pig! They are good as they are soft and light and so I am happy giving them to my daughter without feeling like a bad parent, and she can have a treat from time to time. I am also a BIG lover of anything cheese related (especially various types of cheese! mozzarella, cheddar, brie etc!) so cheese flavoured crisps are a favourite of mine, but these are not so strong and as rough as doritos or wotsits or others on the market.
One thing I would say, is the bags are about 50% air and the other 50% substance! Depends on peoples perspective if the pack is half full or half empty I suppose :) You can get a decent multipack of about 8 individual bags for 99p if you go down to your 99p store so get going guys!
Got a Quaver craving? Good news, weve made our best-selling snack better for you. Still as light and crispy as ever, Quavers is now made with 100% Sunseed Oil, which means each standard bag has: 80% less saturated fat, up to 50% less salt, and only contains 2% of a child's guideline daily amount of saturated fat.