Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Walkers Ready Salted Crisps
Member Name: Mama-Q
Walkers Ready Salted Crisps
Advantages: if you feel sick they're a good snack
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!).