Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Quavers - you need not quiver at the nutritional info.
Member Name: Kjn123
Advantages: Great flavour and not too bad for you.
Disadvantages: A larger variety of flavours would improve the brand.
Walker's Quavers crisps are a light potato snack that are shaped like rectangles that have been curled up at the sides making for a uniquely shaped crisp item. Quavers were made my Smiths up until 1997 when the brand was bought by Walkers.
Originally only available in Cheese flavour, since its acquisition by Walkers, Quavers has now become available in Bacon, Prawn Cocktail and Salt and Vinegar and underwent a massive relaunch in 2007 when its manufacture was changed so that the reconstituted potato was now cooked in Sunseed Oil, bringing it into line with Walkers other products.
I have to say that in terms of crisps, Quavers are up there near the top of my list for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the taste is quite lovely - my favourite is the Cheese flavour despite Prawn Cocktail being my normal flavour of choice. They are delightfully crunchy and the cheese flavour is superior to that which Wotsits offers.
The main reason I'm in favour of them is because, nutritionally, they are healthier than their counterparts. With the introduction of Sunseed Oil, the levels of saturate fat were reduced by 80% which is a massive improvement and I'm happy to say that the taste didn't suffer. Per pack, you're only taking 87 calories on board and you're also only getting 7% of your salt RDA which is absolutely tremendous.
All in all, a great crisp snack that might benefit from a greater variety in flavours. However, most other brands can't allow you to have more than one pack without beating yourself up over it in the way Quavers can!
Summary: Great tasting, guilt free snack.