Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Member Name: m_illie
Advantages: Tastes great, light, low in caloires
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:
Summary: Light crisps for a snack