Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Not enough salt
Walkers Ready Salted Crisps
Member Name: sun-is-shining
Walkers Ready Salted Crisps
Advantages: good quality crisps
I tried these mainly because my friend likes them. Normally I'd go for something more strongly flavoured. Well, they are ok but just not my taste; to grease and not enough salt - the grease also means an oily aftertaste.
They are ok if you eat them with a salsa sauce but on their own they are too bland.
The crisps come in the well-known Walkers bag with the red design for 'ready salted'. You can get different sized packs with 6,12 or even 26 packs.
The single packs are 25g each which is the standard portion size of crisps and enough for a small snack.
All important information is given on the back and Walker clearly says that they didn't use any artificial flavour & colours or MSG; all this info can be found on the back of the pack.
The nutrition info looks rather good and healthy till you realise that it's for a small bag and not for the whole thing - ah, how cruel the world can be.
The ingredients are pretty straight forward; Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (34%) and Salt.
A single 25g bag contains:
Energy - 133 kcal
Carbohydrates - 12.3g
Fat - 8.5g
Saturates - 0.7g
Salt - 0.4g
That seems to be a very high percentage of oil and fat and of course the salt level is very high.
Look & Taste
The crisps look nice and crunchy when you open the bag - they are indeed very crunchy bit sadly also very greasy. The potatoes that were used seem to be a good quality, you rarely find a bad piece with black stains or similar. The crisps also seem to be a bit thicker than other brands, another sign of good quality. Due to the thickness it's less likely that you find broken pieces in your bag.
The taste however was not the best; they left me with a greasy aftertaste and one pack was more than enough for me. I also think that they are a bit bland, I don't know if it's not enough salt or maybe the oil is too strong but almost all other salted crisps I tried were better.
They are of course not bad, just not he best. I did however like them in combination with salsa sauce - they are great for dipping into sauce as they don't get soggy easily.
Price & Value
We bought a Walkers ready salted crisps pack for 1.25 Pound for 6 packs of 25g each. That's a normal price for crisps but you can get ready salted crisps cheaper than that when you buy own-brand products
Due to the grease aftertaste and the bit bland flavour I can only give them 05 out of 10 - not the cheapest and not the best taste.
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