Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Walkers Salt & Shake
Member Name: freud
Walkers Salt & Shake
Advantages: tasty, look good, love the sachets.
Disadvantages: not healthy. too moreish.
As both my daughters no longer live at home permanently I've cut down on my purchases of biscuits & crisps because I know I'll 'pig out' on them in the evenings when watching TV! However I wouldn't be popular if I didn't have them in the cupboard waiting for them on their regular visits.
I'm constantly surprised when I buy crisps to see how expensive they are becoming as I'm sure they only cost a few pence a few years ago? - so I'm always on the look out for branded crisps when they're on offer. I've seen 24g packets of Walker's Salt n'Shake for 45p per packet so was pleased to see Iceland had them on offer (2/11) - 3 packs of 6 for £3.50 = 19.4p to my reckoning?
They stand apart from other Walker's multi-buy crisps as they're not foil wrapped & have the old Smith's colours (blue & white with a dash of red) which reminded me of childhood... I just hoped they tasted the same as when Smith's made them & I have to say I wasn't disappointed.
The tasty, crunchy crisps are kept fresh by the heat-sealed bag & I was pleased to find that there were very few crumby bits at the bottom. My daughter & I found that the crisps were fairly uniform in size, there were no chewy or burnt ones & the colour of each was the lovely golden brown I'd remembered. It was good to eat crisps that are made from potato & sunflower oil & not flavoured therefor not leaving an aftertaste in the mouth.
The best thing about these crisps has to be the bag of salt though - such a good idea! I remember when they used to be twisted at the top but now they come in (a rather fiddly) blue sachet. peronally I found the sachet contained just the right amount of salt for my liking but I guess you could retain & add your own sea salt/ low salt or extra salt depending on your preference. There's something quite satisfying about shaking the bag & getting the lovely waft of 'proper' crisps - yum.
Unfortunately crisps aren't healthy as we know so I reluctant to read the clear nutritional information until I'd enjoyed a packet - just to let you know a bag contains 130 calories & 8.4g fat - so I'm rationing myself.
- lovely colour.
- great texture.
- not too greasy or crumby.
- taste like 'proper' crisps.
- just enough salt in the sachet for me.
- too moreish.
- not the cheapest crisps around but found a good offer.
Summary: just as good as I remember.