Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Shake It Baby!!!
Walkers Salt & Shake
Member Name: Revier
Walkers Salt & Shake
Advantages: Tasty and unique
Disadvantages: Don't get many in a bag
Salt & Shake is a crisp product that is now produced by walkers (like 99% of all other crisps) but used to be produced by Smith's (who also used to do Frazzles).
Apparently Salt & Shake is one of Britain's oldest crisps with sales dating back all the way to the 1920's, when the salt shakers Frank Smith provided (Frank Smith being the original creator) in the pubs in which they were sold kept running out, he resolved to provide a small packet of salt in each bag.
The crisps come in a distinctive white packet, a blue diamond with the products name written within it is printed on the front. The blue diamond represents the little blue sachet of salt inside (the sachet is the same size, shape and colour as the little packets that used to contain money during walkers 1990's cash competition).
The crisps themselves are absolutely standard walkers fare, and in classic style you don't get many to a pack (bags are a little less than half full).
The sachets do contain a good amount of salt and the process of adding your own is unique and kind of a novelty. You can even abstain from adding any salt at all if you wish, while a bit blander it's always nice to have the choice.
If you are very salt conscious but don't want to eat the crisps completely naked (the crisps that is, not you) you could try sprinkling a little chili/curry powder or paprika on them, kind of like a blank canvas.
If you're used to walkers crisps then you won't find anything different about the taste once the salts been added, it's just a bit of a novelty, but having the salt in a seperate sachet is very good from a health point of view as well as for people who just plain don't like salt.
Summary: One of Briains oldest crisp