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I do like crisps but if I'm honest I prefer flavoured ones to plain crisps. However today my wife was making some sandwiches for my lunch and I was 'presented' them with a pack of Walkers ready salted crisps.
The bag looks like the one on here. The difference with this bag is that it says it is part of a multipack and can't be sold separately. It also says it is made with 100% British Potatoes, which to me can only be a good thing.
Upon opening the pack I can't help feel disappointed when I see this 25g pack only half full. It may be that the crisps have settled but I still feel hard done by. I also notice that the crisps are very small in size and although irregular, like you'd expect a crisp, no nice large ones you can enjoy by sucking the flavour first.
To be honest with ready salted, I wouldn't normally savour the flavour anyway, and with this pack it is no exception. They feel greasy and not a taste I enjoyed. In fact I was glad I had my sandwiches too, to take the taste away.
It does say that they are made with Sunseed Oil and therefore lower in saturates but that still came in at a massive 8.5 g. So a third of the pack was made of this junk. I'm also advised that there are no artificial flavours or preservatives added.
The crisps were very crunchy but many were discoloured and a few burnt, so I wasn't really impressed. Add to this there were 134 calories in the pack and all the fat, I felt disappointed.
I would recommend these crisps, just, to those who are eating them with something else. But on their own they aren't really something I enjoyed. I'll give 3 dooyoo stars.
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The humble 'ready salted' flavour. This flavour started in the 1920s with the Smiths company creating their flagship 'salt and shake' bags; a grease proof bag, some crisps and a salt packet to add to the crisps to then be shaken into. Back then it was probably all about taste with not a lot of concern for saturated fat or salt RDA ;).
These days the three most common crisp flavours tend to be cheese and onion, salt and vinegar and ready salted. With Walkers crisps cordoning off 47% of the crisp market in the UK for themselves then I'm quite confident that if you're reading this, you'll have tried these crisps.
There's really nothing special to them, other than the fact they are flavoured with salt (a much loved white substance in Scotland, that I can assure you of!) and are fairly lower in calories and sat fat than the other nations favourite flavours. The uncomplicated recipe for these babies? Potatoes, sunflower oil and salt. It makes these crisps seem healthy when in reality you'd be better off with two oranges or a paw full of strawberries - less calories, less salt.
These crisps can be bought in 25g 'single' packs, these are the smaller bags that can be found in any newsagents or supermarket and in case you really don't know what I'm talking about they come in a bright red pack with the well known 'Walkers' brand logo slapped on there for good measure - and brand recognition - along with the cozy, almost farm-like scenery on the pack of a potato sliced down the middle and crisps gradually falling from the potato slices, maybe a depiction of the process that goes into these? You know the farmer collects his potatoes, puts them in a sack and then his wife slices them up, puts some sunflower oil and salt on top, pops them in the oven and Bob's your aunty; ready salted crisps ;). Or maybe they're made in a factory, mass-produced and sold on at a premium price (anywhere between 50p per pack, depending on where you shop.) These crisps also come in 100g multi-packs, of which we are so fond of in the UK, but if anything this will make your blow your diet so you're better off sticking to the 25g packs! ;).
Per pack you'll get around 132 calories, 8.5g of fat (0.6g of which is sat fat), 0.1g of sugar and 0.3g of salt which isn't 'too bad' for a bag of crisps. Taste wise? They're nothing exciting and you won't miss much if you bypass these on your shop. Overall I'd give them 3 out of 5 stars because of their 'plain' taste (yeah I know that's the point, but still!).
ok this is my first review so i am pretty excited *****************packaging******************************it is red and has the walkers logo it tells me the nutritional values on the pack my rating 4/5******************taste**********************my first bite is pretty salty and tingaly but overall this is ok overall it is okmy rating 4/5ingredientspotatoes,sunflower oil(34%) saltit is great i don't know the price exactly as i didn't buy them in my opinion it is great for the price
Now if I have a choice over what flavour crisps to eat then I generally opt for salt and vinegar as my first choice. But sometimes when I buy multi packs of crisps you get a few flavours that although I do like it would not be a flavour I would ever purchase on its own. This is the same for Walkers when I last purchased a multi-pack they contained ready salted, not a flavour I would choose to buy but I do still like them.
I paid just £1.00 for a multi-pack of six Walker's crisps, this multi-pack contained two bags of salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and ready salted. Each packet in the multi-pack contains 25g, it is also possible to buy larger grab bags of these crisps which are around double the size.
The crisps come in a red foil packet, on the front of the bag is the walkers logo and a picture of some of the crisps. You can also find some basic nutritional information on the front of the bag and a statement which says that the crisps are made with '100% British potatoes'. On the back of the packet you can find the ingredients listings, full nutritional information, allergy advice and company contact details.
These walkers' crisps contain no artificial colours or preservatives, they are also fried in sunseed oil to make them lower in saturated fat. They are also suitable for vegetarians. The nutritional content of a 25g bag of the ready salted crisps are:
Calories - 134
Sugar - 0.1g
Fat - 8.5g
Saturates - 0.6g
Salt - 0.38g
When I was a child I remember a recipe that my mother used to add walkers ready salted crisps to. It was a coating that she would make for chicken that was simple but very tasty. It simply involved crushing a bag of the crisps up and adding to some dried sage and onion stuffing mix. Then she would take portions of chicken dip them into an egg wash then dip into the crisp and stuffing mix and bake in the oven. This made the chicken lovely and tasty and the crisps added a lovely chrunchy texture to the coating.
These crisps although are not my favourite flavour they are still quite moorish once you start to eat them. As they are ready salted then they are quite salty but I find this quite pleasant and a little addictive. The crisps themselves are always light and very crispy in texture. They are also not too greasy even though they are fried. The crisps also work fantastically well when you add them to a cheese sandwich to add a little crunch. Overall these crisps are very good quality and tasty, although not my favourite flavour when I do eat them I always enjoy them very much.
A 34.5g bag of Walkers Ready Salted crisps is currently priced at 55 pence on the Tesco website although I am fairly sure you can find them cheaper if you do your research, definitely savings can be made if you purchase multipacks, for example from the same retailer you can buy a packet of 12 for £2.49 which is over 30 pence less expensive on each individual bag.
Ready Salted crisps are sometimes also described as plain or original and compared to some other varieties or flavours these days, they can appear a bit boring or ordinary but as I get older the more I appreciate them.
Walkers present these in a red coloured foil packet with the distinctive Walkers logo printed on. It is very clear which flavour is in each bag and there is also an appetising picture of what the crisps may look like inside once opened. I am always impressed by the smell of these crisps but you cannot help but think they are particularly unhealthy what with the salt and the grease that is very noticeable when you touch them although this does make them taste great.
Each crisp is a decent size until you get down to the broken small shards at the bottom of the bag and the texture and the flavour makes them very enjoyable. These would be fantastic with your sandwiches at lunch or good if your pour a few packets in to bowls at parties or gatherings. Although they are not every ones favourite I haven't met many people who don't like Ready Salted so they are a safe bet to give to guests I think.
Health wise these are crisps so they are not going to be brilliant for you but in moderation every now and again like other snack foods they are alright with a 34.5g bag containing less than 190 calories and 12g of fat. These do contain 9% of recommended daily salt intake as well and so as you can see it would not be a good idea to eat too many bags of these in one day although it is very easy to do this. I don't think you can go wrong with Walkers, a very good quality brand whatever the flavour.
Aaah you can't beat a good old packet of Ready Salteed no? Some people think they are absolutely disgusting while others love them. Call me boring..... as I never venture further than a packet of these and sometimes maybe Salt and Vingegar. The other flavours just smell horrific to me and who would really eat Ketchup flavour crisps? Ketchup!- You must be kidding?
The crisps come in a nice bright red bag with the walkers sign on them. They look pretty attractive. Now they display the calories, fat, saturates etc on the frong packet in the bottom right hand corner. This can put you off but I don't usually look at that!
On the back it shows all the ingredients and that it is suitable for vegetarians. Sometimes they display competions and they also display the other flavours of walkers crisps too.
Open up the bag and a lovely salty smell hits you. The crisps are light and fresh however sometimes they load them will salt which I personally love. Sometimes you can hardly taste any salt which is a bit plain. Walkers crisps are also really crunchy and sometimes get stuck in my teeth.
You get approximatly 25 - 30 crisps in each bag and they come in 35g packs at around 50p. An okay price to be paying I suppose.
Ok so I may aswell display all the calories and fat and stuff. Feel free not to read this bit as I understand why you wouldn't want to. :)
As you can see they are pretty unhealthy but not as unhealthy if you buy unbaked! I don't think 98 calories is that bad!
Overall I love these crisps and I would recommend them to anyone. You either love them or you hate them.
Thanks For Reading :)
today i went to my local shop and bought a packet of walkers ready salted crisps. When i returned home i was really looking forward to eating my crisps. But when i opened them, i could not eat them. This was because the packaging was very poor and the crisps were moulded and had a dead fly in them. I called walkers customer services and they told me to send them back to consumer services department in leicester. I done this with great care andf I still have not heard anything from them. I am very dissappointed that a huge company like walkers do not really care about their customers.
Walkers - Ready Salted
What are they?
A pack of crisps by Walker's.
These ones are the 'Ready Salted' ones.
What do I think?
I'm not usually a big fan of 'ready salted' crisps, as I'm always trying to cut down on salt, every time I eat salty crisps, everything just swells! With Walker's I'm okay with them, as they seem to have a slightly lower salt content compared with other brands of crisps - only 0.38g (7%) for their 'Ready Salted' range, but unfortunately, still quite high in fat.
The quality of the crisp has improved a lot over the last few years, I generally find the actually crisp a bit thicker, chunkier to the bite and of course much less fat and greasiness, I have also noticed the difference with my fingers - less tissues used, and less water needed for a drink!
The taste is just right, and I can definitely get a taste of the 'real' potato. I'm really glad that they're claiming to use sunseed oil to fry them, and this if course reflects on the taste as well - like, you can definitely tell if they've been using clean oil to fry the chips in the fast food outlets.
The crisps are also made with no MGS (monosodium glutamate), no preservatives, artificial colours and are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
It costs about 45p per individual pack of 37.5g. This is actually not really as good value as it should be because when you open the pack, it seems only half full, the multipacks seem much better value, but the individual packs themselves are only 25g - so even less in weight and content. They are very good decent crisps, but just not very good value in money...
Thanks for reading.
© Leighsa 2010.
Perhaps the most boring flavour of crisps out there. I always used to want a nice flavoursome crisp, and although these have loads of salted flavour to them, they perhaps aren't as exciting at Cheese and onion, Thai sweet chilli etc. The wife got into these a couple of years ago and now counts them as a favourite of hers so there is usually packs of these in our crisp cupboard.
You can get these in individual 34.5g bags, which cost about 45p, or the 6 bag multipacks which are about £1.40 but the bags are 28g. They are on the 3 for £3 offer in asda along with a large range of other makes and flavours. The bag is a shiny red colour with the large walkers logo on it. Looks ok as far as crisp bags go.
These crisps are quite dry but with a bit oil feel to them. Nice enough taste though and not too bad. The crisps are quite large as well, but there is obviously broken ones in the bottom of the bag. There is a decent scattering of salt as well, so you get the salty flavouring. I was thinking that these would be boring just being salty, but these were nice and simple.
Per 34.5g bag these have 181 calories, which is pretty average for a bag of crisps.
I think I will have more bags of these, as they were just a nice simple bag of crisps, and sometimes a heavy flavour isn't what is needed.
Some people think that 'Ready Salted' crisps are boring and are often the ones left till last in a multi pack but these are my favourite. I am a big fan of salt anyway, I just love it and have it on most of my dinners, which I know is bad for me but I would say I have a slight addiction to salt!
Now the reason I like these crisps is not just for the taste, but because you can eat a bag of these at your desk and not stink the office out, and the taste does not linger in your mouth unlike the stronger flavours. I think these are cooked to perfection, having a nice salty taste and being of perfect thickness and crispiness. They are great as a light snack, but will not fill you up if you are hungry as they are not very substantial.
The packaging is hard to miss as the bag is bright red in colour with the large Walkers logo on the front. The front of the packet also displays the nutritional information which is below -
Calories - 183
Sugar - 0.1g
Fat - 11.8g
Saturates - 0.9g
Salt - 0.53g
Now although the fat content is quite high, the saturates isn't so this is good. Also being Ready Salted you'd expect them to contain a lot more salt but the salt content considering, is quite low.
There is a section on the back of the packet that states that Walkers are constantly trying to reduce their carbon footprint and a picture shows that a bag contains 80g of co2. This is the gas that the bag is filled with to keep the contents fresh and crispy. Each bag weighs 34.5g.
It is quite reassuring to see that there are only three items in the ingredients. Each bag contains potatoes, Sunflower oil and salt so you can rest assured it's not full of processed rubbish.
There are also contact details on the packaging incase you have a problem or are not entirely satisfied with the product -
UK Free phone - 0800 274777
ROI Free Phone - 1800 509408
Lines open 9-5
Thank you for reading!
My parents always have these in a cupboard. Whenever I pop round I always check to see that they haven't pushed the boat out and bought a different flavour! Alas no, it is always a multipack of the plain old ready salted. Nothing wrong with that really, but then...aren't they just a little unadventurous.
Walkers is a trusted brand, even Gary Lineker lends his name and face to them and he's a trusted man. You can buy these individually or in a multipack. A single bag will cost about forty pence, prices vary depending on which store you buy it from though.
A ready salted crisp is a potato crisp with nowt added to it except for a dashing of salt. The balance of salt is spot on in these. If I buy those Salt N Shake crisps, they always end up far too salty, whereas these Walkers crisps are just right. You can always judge whether the salt has been over done because you will need to reach for a drink halfway through.
So what of the texture and taste? The crisps are always very crunchy and they have an excellent bite to them. I rarely get packs where the crisps are broken into small bits, so a decent sized crisp is pretty much guaranteed.
The taste is addictive, though not in the same way that Pringles make you rush for another one. There is a satisfying savoury aroma to them and they certainly help fill hunger gaps.
Useful for children's lunch boxes, mid morning snacks or for a teatime treat, they are handy to have in the house. I often use them to crumble on top of pies before baking in the oven. Try them sprinkled over a fish pie to add a crispy top layer.
My only criticism is the lack of crisps in a pack, they barely come up halfway in the bag and this disappoints me.
Walkers Ready salted crisp are my favourite flavoured walkers crisp. I used to eat these regular but have tried to cut down a bit as find one bag is not always enough.
The bags are red coloured with the golden colour in the middle, once the bag is open the inside can look a bit greasy but they are fried potatoes I suppose, but not too many for the bag size but they are worth it for the taste
£1.28 for six 25 gram bags is the price most supermarkets are selling these for
About the Taste?
These have the right amount of salt in them I think, these are very moreish, the oil used gives a great flavour with these as the salted version are a stripped bare version so you can taste the oil more so than the other flavours, where these are taken over by the flavourings.
Sat fat and salt are yellow, fat is red and sugar is green, so try to eat sparingly (unlike me)
Great balance of ingredients and flavours for the plain version of the crisp
Walkers has got to be Britain's favourite crisp brand, and Ready Salted is one of the more popular flavours available.
I actually prefer Salt & Vinegar, but occasionally I do fancy a pack of Ready Salted. I find that the salt flavouring in the RS packs actually tastes like salt, whereas in the S&V packs it is more of an artificial flavouring.
You can buy Walkers crisps in various size packs. If you buy multipacks like I have, they will be a smaller than average 25g. Usually when you buy them in single packets they are 34.5g. you can also buy 'Big Eat' packs of 50g.
A packet of 34.5g crisps will cost you around 45p. When you consider that supermarkets usually have offers on multi-packs of crisps and you can easily pick up a 6 pack for £1, it seems a little silly to spend that much on one packet!
The crisps themselves are in the instantly recognisable red and gold pack. It shows the Walkers logo and the nutritional info.
If you were wondering...
100g of RS crisps contain:
They look and feel just like the other Walkers flavours; they are a pale gold colour, thin and crunchy, and usually they have little bubbles in the crisps (I love those bubbles!). They are slightly greasier than some of the other flavours, but not too greasy as to detract from the taste of them.
You can taste the potato, oil and the salt in almost equal proportions, although the salt is slightly more apparent than the other two.
They are made from sunflower oil so are not as bad for you as they used to be. A packet of Walkers are also not that high in fat/calories/salt so having a packet every now and again won't hurt.
Overall - A nice snack, great taste, not too expensive, and just enough to tide you over until your next meal. Obviously not the healthiest snack you could choose but you've got to treat yourself every now and again!
The front of the pack is dominated by the distinctive walkers red and yellow logo and shows crisps being cut from a potato. In the bottom left hand corner there is an easy to view and accessible breakdown of the crisps nutritional values along with relevant RDA's (recommended daily allowances).
The back of the pack contains a more thorough breakdown of the crisps nutritional values and a list of ingredients. There is also a spiel about the company and their commitment to quality.
All in all the packaging is bright, informative and generally appealing.
Below is a list of ingredients and nutritional values for anyone who is counting calories:
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (34%), Salt.
Each 25g bag contains:
Energy - 132 Kcal
Protein - 1.5g
Carbohydrate - 12.4g
Fat - 8.5g
Saturated Fat - 0.6g
Fibre - 1.1g
Sodium - 0.15g
In many ways, Walkers Ready Salted are the classic crisp. Sure they may not be as posh as Kettle Chips or as exotically flavoured as some other varieties but they are still a tasty snack. In fact I defy anyone to actively dislike them!
These crisps have a nice flavour which does actually taste like potatoes This sounds like an obvious thing to say about crisps but some other brands are made with 'reconstituted' potato, and taste far more artificial than these.
They are nice and crunchy and fully deserving of the name 'crisp'. They are not too greasy either, which is a bonus.
You get a decent amount in each bag (25g) so you won't be left hungry after you have finished them.
The crisps are cooked in Sunseed oil which is naturally lower in saturated fat than other cooking oils. Despite this fact, each bag of Walkers contains 8.5g of fat (0.6g of saturated fat) which I don't think is appreciably lower than other brands. So, while they may not taste fatty, they are not the healthiest snack in the world either. In Walkers defence, these crisps contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours. At the end of the day it's a pack of crisps and not a stick of celery, so you would expect there to be some calories and fat involved somewhere! (If you are trying to reduce your calorie intake you should probably check out the Walkers 'Lites' range as they are lower in fat and calories. In my opinion though the original variety are far tastier than the 'lite' variety).
These crisps are a simple and tasty addition to any lunchbox and are definitely worth a try if you haven't already.
The classic ready salted is one of my favourite flavours, yeah i know its not the most exciting or exotic of flavours but I have a monstrous addiction to salt so for me a bag of these little beauties is absolute heaven.
I hadnt had a pack of these for a while and so as we've just got a Walkers multipack in i just went down and grabbed a bag and have just finished chewing my way through them.
There were more in the bag than i remembered (about three quarters full), not sure if they've recently started putting more in or if I was just remembering wrong but Im sure they used to be about half full.
There was one thing I did notice that I hadn't noticed before, these things are super greasy. Again, not sure if they've increased in grease since the last time i had them or if I just happened to notice it this time. My finger and thumb were coated in Sunseed Oil (A healthier alternative to vegetable oil).
Despite the greasiness I do really love these crisps, they have a really full taste (unlike their 'light' counterparts which are entirely devoid of flavour). If Walkers could just find a way to reduce the greasiness they'd have themselves a 5 star crisp.
The bag is 25g and is the classic ready salted red. The ingredients are pleasingly minimal, simply potato, sunflower oil and salt.
I absolutely reccomend these bad boys to crisp lovers everywhere, Grease and all!!!
The simple taste of a potato, baked and salted!