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Made with 100% British potatoes,
Walkers uses Sunseed oil which has 75% less saturates than other oils,
No artificial colours or preservatives,
Suitable for vegetarians,
Crisps are by far my favourite snack, as long as they're Walkers I'm not that fussy about which flavour I have but given the choice it would be Salt & Vinegar. I eat way too many of them, but they're so delish I can't help it.
Usually purchased in variety Multi packs I've started buying the 6 pack of Salt and Vinegar because they're the most popular in our house and are all gone if I'm not quick enough. They come in a slightly smaller size at 25g (132 cals) than individually sold bags which are 34.5g (180 cals). Priced at around £1.58 for 6 or 60p ish for 34.5g bag, they're not particularly cheap so I'm always on the lookout for deals then stock up, most of the time I find deals in the Supermarkets, if not I don't usually buy them- although they are in my opinion worth the money.
Foil wrapped for freshness the recognisable packaging is green with the Walkers logo sitting in front of what looks like the sun and a potato cutting into crisps. The bag has all the information clearly written on the front and the back of the pack. They're easy to open but I do have a small gripe, sometimes one of the bags is attached to the outer multi pack bag and I have to carefully cut around it with the scissors to avoid ripping the bag open.
They do taste far better than most brands of crisps, they're not overly flavoured they've just the right amount of vinegar and saltiness and they're not at all eye watering like some crisps I've had.....
Light brown in colour they have a lovely cripsy crunch without being 'hard', they are more or less uniform in size, but I do like it when I get a big one, they're the right thickness for chewing up and it's rare to find a burnt one in the bag.
Always my first choice of crisps!
Walkers have a good range of high quality crisps. Salt and Vinegar flavour Walkers are no exception to that, they are not too overpowering, and have a good balance of salt and vinegar. Some brands have quite salty or quite strong smelling and tasting salt and vinegar crisps. But Walkers do not and they make a nice change.
They have a good amount of flavouring on each crisp, and the lightness of the vinegar means the vinegar complements rather than overpowers the crisp. They are not too salty, and have a nice tanginess to them. There could be more crisps per bag. They are always crunchy, and a variety of sizes with good quality for each crisp. Currently, there are 25g per bag, and other varieties of crisps can actually have more than this or feel like they do.
The packaging tells you too look at the back of the pack for the ingredients, and it's clear why. The ingredients consist of potatoes, sunflower oil and salt and vinegar seasoning. In an age when people are concerned by the names of the some of the ingredients in their food Walkers has certainly made ground on this by keeping the ingredients very simple.
The packaging states how many calories, salt and fat is in each pack, as well as guideline amounts.
I love crisps and could easily eat a couple of bags a day. But as they are not the healthiest of treats i usually have about one or two packets a week which is probably still a bit too much. Salt and Vinegar is my favourite flavour and Walkers is my favourite brand of crisps as they contain so much flavour, so that is what i will be doing my review on.
A 34.5g standard packet of Walkers salt and vinegar crisps costs 55p and contains 180 calories, 0.3g of sugar, 11.4g of fat of which saturates 0.9g, and 0.67g of salt- all of which is printed on the front of the packet. As you can see, it isn't healthy to eat a packet every day, but to eat now and again as part of a healthy balanced diet you can't beat this product for sheer deliciousness.
The packet is green, other flavours are different colours for example Walkers cheese and onion flavour is in a blue packet, ready salted is red. All the flavours have the same Walkers sign and a picture of a potato morphing into crisps on the front.
If you are feeling very naughty you can get a bigger size which has 'Grab a Bag' on the front. I hardly ever get these as i feel a bit of a fatty if i do, as the calories are 280ish from what i can remember........eeeek.
They can also be bought as multi packs in supermarkets where you get about 6-12 in a packet.
A 34.5g packet can be bought pretty much anywhere- newsagents, supermarkets, i even bought a packet from Boots today.
When you open a packet you are hit with a strong aroma of mostly vinegar. The crisps are not too big or too small, they are a good shape and are a nice light golden colour and dont look or feel oily in anyway. They have a satisfying crunch when you put them in your mouth and are so yummy.
I have found many crisps of this flavour to be too salty, too vinegary, too bland where they don't taste of anything, then there are some that make your eyes water because there is too much flavour. These are just perfect. You can taste both the vinegar and salt and they complement each other perfectly - it is a taste sensation.
During the day they go perfectly with a can of diet coke and in the evening when i am feeling particularly naughty they are delicious eaten with a glass of white wine. A crisp sandwich is also a winner as well.
I am a crisp monster, my favourite by far are walkers crisps, I generally buy in the large multi packs 18 or 24 packs, usually in the cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, ready salted varieties.
The multi packs contain packets of crisps that are 25grams in weight, the crisps them selves are light and golden in colour, they are not as greasy as some brands can be, also you do not get very many if any of the grotty black or brown bits in these crisps, the bits where the potatoe had started to sprout. I believe this is because walkers pride themselves in only using the best potatoes. If for any reason you are entirely satisfied with their crisps you are invited to send wrapper back to them explaining the issue and where you bought them from. The crisps also do not contain MSG, preservatives, artificiial colous, they are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
The flavour I favour has to be salt and vinegar, I love the tangy savoury taste. My second favourite is cheese and onion, I have been known to mix the two flavours together for a real taste sensation.
Be it as a snack or as a quick butty I dont think you can beat walkers crisps.
Walkers has got to be Britain's favourite crisp brand, and Salt & Vinegar is one of the more popular flavours available. Salt & Vinegar are one of the 'main three' Walkers Varieties, along with Ready Salted, and Cheese & Onion. They can usually be found in packs together; in our house, it is the Salt & Vinegar packets that go first!
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, and a 50g pack may be around 65p. 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 green and gold pack. It shows the Walkers logo and the nutritional info.
If you were wondering...
100g of Salt and Vinegar crisps contain:
Walkers Salt & Vinegar crisps 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!). The crisps are full of flavour and you can easily distinguish between the salt and vinegar flavours although the salt is the more apparent out of the two. I find that a 25g pack leaves you wanting more, and a 50g pack is just too much, but a 34.5g pack is just enough! I find that they are a quick fix snack that will keep you going until your next meal. They are also quite nice to enjoy with a sandwich to 'liven up' your lunch!
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!
Walkers Salt and Vinegar are my favourite flavour Walkers crisps, they have a strong bold flavour to complement the gorgeous light crunchy crisps.
I buy Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps on a regular basis from the multi packs containing 6 28g packets to the individual 34.5g packs and my favourite as it is the largest is the grab bag weighing in at 50g.
The crisps are all packaged in foil to keep the freshness locked in to keep them crisp and crunchy. The bags are a vivid bright green with the walkers logo on the front, flavour and basic nutrition information. One addition Walkers has recently made to the bags is to add the Carbon Footprint details to the front which I believe is a great addition. On the back of the pack is a more detailed analysis of the nutritional content, ingredients listings and also the recycle symbol which means after I have felt guilty eating them I can at least feel like I am doing my bit by recycling the packaging!
The taste of Walkers Salt and Vinegar is much more intense than other brands and the crisps themselves are always so fresh and crunchy. I know crisps are not the healthiest option but these are one of my favourite treats and I cant last more than a few days without adding a packet to my lunch.
They are also good value as you can pick up a multi pack for around £1.40 and shops often have promotions on. The grab bags tend to be the most expensive as these are the bags that you find more in fast food outlets, independent shops and pubs.
Overall to me these crisps are just a perfect naughty treat either with my lunch or just on there own as a snack. I hope that Walkers continue to keep them just as fresh and tasty as they have always been.
Sharp salt and tangy vinegar ~ perfect choice for my in the falvour of crisps arena! I love how they have a strong flavour but without being too overpowering. The crisps are made from all of the potato so you get a variety of sizes in the bag. Each crisp has an equal amount of seasoning. The only downside to the crisps is that the bag is only half full (or half empty, however you look at it) Where are the rest of my crisps?! The bag contains 25g of crisps so they must be heavy for there to be all that room left.
They are clearly marked as using SunSeed which is naturally lower in saturates.
Contains No MSG,no preservatives and no artificial colours for those of you that watch those in their diets. It is also suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. I like how all the information is clearly displayed on the packaging and also the strong 'Walkers' logo branded on the front.
All in all, I love that I can still buy these crisps and enjoy every mouthful. I often buy them in a multipack but a pack on their own is about 30-35p these days depending on where you purchase them from.
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When it comes to snacks I tend to stick to the savoury variety, So when I am craving for my next fix of savoury snackness I tend to opt for crisps.
Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps in my opinion can not be beaten,
What I love about these crisps is firstly the smell, its like that smell you get from a chip shop, well as close as it can get and in my mind the smell of fish and chips cant be beaten. It makes my mouth water and brings back fond memories of sitting down the park with chips in paper and a wooden fork. Bliss!
Then there is the taste the tangy and sharp vinegar with a salty edge is really yummy and the potatoes that make the crisps are always really nice too, you are hard pushed to find a burnt up potato crisp in these green packets. The texture of the crisps are good too, not to soft or to hard. I am not a fan of really hard crisps I am quite lazy so after a couple of really hard crisps I find myself getting a bit bored of eating them but these have just the right amount of crunch.
You will find Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps in almost every supermarket, Newsagents, sweetshop and garage in the country they come in the green packet and have the Walkers Logo on the front and a picture of a potato. They retail normally around the 40p to 50p mark and you can also buy them in multipacks.
Perfect food for a hangover and for dipping in hot chocolate!
Walkers Salt and Vinegar Crisps consist of slices of potato which are fried and strongly flavoured. They are one of the top selling flavours of crisps worldwide and the range has been extended to include not only the standard 34.5 gram packs, but also six and 12 bag multipacks (at 25 grams per pack), and larger, 50 gram, grab bags. You will find them everywhere from major supermarkets to petrol stations and a standard pack will cost approximately 45p.
Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps come in a green foil bag, with the walkers logo prominently displayed. Salt and Vinegar is written across the middle of the packet, with a picture of some crisps underneath. The packet should be stored in a cool dark place, and, if bought fresh, will last unopened for a couple of months.
A standard 34.5 gram pack contains 181 calories, 0.8 grams of salt and 11 grams of fat (of which 1 gram is saturated). Although Walkers have taken measures to decrease the amount of saturated fat and salt in their products, the overall fat and salt is still high, so these should only really be eaten as a treat.
Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps have a very strong, unique taste which is not to everyone's liking. Personally I really like them - they are very salty with a hint of sourness from the vinegar flavouring and this is evident from the first moment the bag is opened and the scent escapes. However, if you like powerful flavours and crunchy, tasty potato, then these will definitely be for you.
These crisps remind me of my child hood when I used to sneek in ti the cuboard and steel a packet of crisps without my parents seeing me, they would always find packets and more packets in every little nook and cranny in my bedroom, I always used to say it must i=of been the monster and i thought they beleived me, each day the crisps were in a different place but i always used to find them no matter where my parents hid them. But the one thing my parents didn't understand is why walkers?, I never used to eat any other brand. And that has not changed even today. I guess Walkers is the one true original crips brand, no wonder it is the bestselling brand out there. I recommend for parents with hungry kids, they really fill a hole. Your kids won't complain and neither will you. The salt level is particularly low I think it is the lowest from a wide selection of crisps and still contains that great taste.
Walkers - Salt & Vinegar
What are they?
A pack of crisps by Walkers
This review focuses on the Salt & Vinegar version of the crisps.
What do I think?
I still can't get my head around the 'green' packet - it still reads cheese and onion to me, and when I open the pack I still expect the crisps to taste cheese and onion...but of course, it turns out to be salt and vinegar...
Okay, after rewiring my brain to recognise it as salt and vinegar, the crisps taste ok, but quite strong on the vinegar, however, this is also enhanced by the high saltiness of the crisps. For some reason these taste quite salty and after looking on the packs, there is actually a higher salt content in these packs than the Ready Salted...? These are also slightly lower in fat and slightly higher in sugar content, but all the same I feel they perhaps need to review the proportions of salt in this one. Definitely not for people who have high blood pressure.
The texture of the crisp itself is still good, a thick cut that is not very greasy or powdery and still tastes of rich potato. The size of the crisps is very varied, sometimes they are so small, you feel as if someone has sat on them, on the otherhand, they can be as big as the size of your palm. I am still seeing little 'black bits' in the crisps sometimes, I'm not sure what they are, but really, I think Walker's should really make the effort to check for them and remove them if they do appear, especially before they go into the packet. Very often, when I get a black bit in a crisp I end up wasting half a crisp, unless I really make the effort to eat close and around it - it shouldn't have to be this way!
Each 37.5g pack costs about 45p, personally, I think it's a little expensive, but I wouldn't recommend these anyway even if there were much cheaper as they are so high in salt...
Thanks for reading.
Walkers Salt and Vinegar Flavour Crisps....
I am trying to shift a few pounds before the summer but am finding it increasingly difficult when I am at work as they are now buying in all sorts of edible things like crisps and breakfast bars instead of sticking to your standard Rich Tea biscuit! So because I pay the same as every other member of staff, £3 per month, tea and coffee fund yet only work 14 hours I try to make sure I get my monies worth by eating excessively whilst at work.
Today is no different. I have just polished off a whole bag of Walker's Salt and Vinegar flavoured crisps even though I know that I don't particularly like them.
They were purchased in a large multi packet of the crisps which come with three different flavours (ready salted, cheese and onion and the salt and vinegar) and these I think are on some sort of special offer at the moment in Tesco's. However per bag I know the price of one bag of Walkers crisps is around 50 pence, a price that I wouldn't pay as I am not overly fond of regular crisps such as these.
The Walker's Salt and Vinegar crisps come in a green bag and the packaging works well at telling you everything you would need to know and at the same time looks visually appealing. The bag is easily opened up and I tend to rip down the side so that they can lay flat on the table and they are easier to get at!
The smell of the crisps once the bag is opened is rather strong and indeed noticeable. The saltiness of the aroma is very strong and for me this is not an overly bad smell as I do like very salty flavoured things. However there is also a slightly oil type smell which when mixed with the hint of vinegar gives a whiff that is not as appealing as the salt on its own.
The amount of crisps that you get in a bag visually is not too bad and measures in properly at 25 grams which is more or less standard with most crisps. The crisps vary in size and even in colour as some in this bag I had were very dark brown and appeared to be of a poor quality potato wise which I found unusual for Walker's. However most of the crisps have a light brown colour to them and you can see the grains of salt sprinkled over the crisps. This bag had been through the wars slightly as most of the crisps were broken or in very small pieces which made it more difficult to eat the whole bag.
The taste of these Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps is really just like I remembered in the fact that they do taste greasy and are nothing very special at all. Yes they are crunchy and salty but the grease factor remains the biggest problem for me. The vinegar taste is hardly noticeable to me although I expect you took it away completely and the whole taste of the crisp would change.
Per bag there are 131 calories and 0.7 grams of saturated fat which on the whole is better than it used to be as now these crisps are cooked using sunflower oil making them slightly healthier. However they do have 0.48 grams of salt which isn't that good and overall are not a very healthy food option.
Not only are they not a good option health wise but for me personally I feel that they are not a good option taste wise and I would much prefer to have a bag os Salt and Vinegar Twirls.
I expect some people could eat tons of these all in one go as they are not overly filling either which really makes the crisps score an even lower mark than before.
I really don't think I will be eating this flavour of these crisps again even if I see them at work.
I don't like the taste, they are not good for you so I will award a score of 1 star out of 5 because this is the lowest they can get. Not recommended
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Golden Wonder used to be my favourite brand of salt & vinegar crisps when I was a child but for some reason they went down hill flavour wise and I don't see them about these days?
For me, Walkers crisps are my current choice for a really vinegary and salty hit! These can be bought in single, green, 25g bags for around the 40p mark, slightly larger 34.5g packs for 45-50p or in either mixed or single flavoured multipacks which work out a little more economical when bought in bulk, especially as often on offer. The packets can be recycled so good for the environment so don't throw them in the bin!
The plus side of these for me is the intense flavour. On opening the packet your nostrils are assailed by the strong smell of vinegar and these are particularly salty and vinegary. I am someone who loves my chip shop chips smothered in salt and positively drowning in vinegar (I know, I am making something unhealthy even more so, but rarely have chip shop chips so when I do, I go to town (literally and figuratively speaking) so these get a thumbs up from me for this reason.
My son also loves these and so I am pleased to see that they contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colourings. It has an emblem of a flower stating that sunseed (from sunflower oil) is naturally lower in saturates than other traditional crisp cooking oils. This may lead you to believe these are a healthy option but they are still a food to be eaten in moderation as a 25g bag contains 131cals and 8.3g of fat (although only 0.7g is saturated fat).
These crisps are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. Beware though as they do contain Milk Lactose so if you have a particular intolerance to this, you may want to steer clear.
On the downside, the main issue I have with these crisps is that the majority of the contents, barring a handful of intact and decent sized crisps, are crushed up at the bottom of the bag and as a result the bag is full more of air than crisps. I have my suspicions that bored shop assistants give the crisps a good old bashing or play catch with them before they put them onto the shelves so that they can chuckle over the thought of unsuspecting shoppers tipping them all over themselves as they endeavour to get the smallest crisp crumbs out of the depths of the packet. Just a theory...
Also, despite liking the strength of the flavour and the fact that they are cooked in a healthier oil than most, I do find these crisps leave a very greasy residue and that they can also be quite hard yet not in a good crunchy way. Also, once decimated, they can have quite sharp edges. I don't have too much trouble personally as I am a girl who sucks...as in all the flavour off so the crisp is nice and soft before I bite down on it and swallow!
I give these 3 out of 5 but if you love vinegar you will love these.
Thanks for reading. x
Until today it must be well over 2 years since I had a packet of Walkers salt and vinegar crisps.
I brought these from my local supermarket in a variety pack of 24 for only £1.99. This is excellent value for money considering we really don't eat these crisps often. You can also by them in your local shop for around the 50p mark and also big eat packets which cost slightly more.
They contain a total of 25 grams but when I opened the packet was disappointed to see that half the packet was just air. There were more crumbs than crisps. This packet contains 131 calories but is low in sugar at only 0.2grams but slightly high in salt at 0.48grams.
Walkers salt and vinegar crisps are suitable for vegetarians and contain no preservative or artificial colours.
When I opened the packet I was blown away with the extremely strong smell of vinegar. This goes for taste as well I found them extremely over powering and they really hurt my sensitive teeth when I bit into them. I think if these crisps had a lot less flavour then they would be perfect for me. Some people really like there crisps full of flavour but these really weren't for me. I also found that so were really hard and Sharpe and really hurt the inside of my mouth.
I always loved the taste of these when I was younger. But it seems my taste buds have changed. Overall these really aren't for me.
Cheese and onion all the way, especially in a sandwich!
If you've got and ulcer in your mouth you'll properly find that with the amount of salt you can taste it'll more than likely clear up.
Walkers is the biggest selling crisp brand in the UK. This review is for the Salt and Vinegar flavour and these particular ones are sold at all major supermarkets, many of the smaller ones, newsagents and you can even buy some on ebay if you want to save a few pennies, but I do worry about them being all crushed by the time they get to your house!
Salt and Vinegar Walkers come in a green packet and contains no preservatives, no artificial colours, it is suitable for vegetarians and it is suitable for coeliacs.
I like that you can buy these crisps in a variety of different options. You can buy the standard pack of 25g on its own, in a multipack containing more salt and vinegar crisps or in a multipack containing a mix of flavours. You can also buy these in boxes from trade outlets such as Makro.
One of the things I dislike about these crisps is that they only fill up about a third of the packet, which means you don't get that much in a packet, I normally have to eat two packets! You can also buy the "big eat" bags in newsagents but I never seem to see these sold in supermarkets, I am unsure of the reason for this.
I quite like the flavour of these crisps, the taste isn't too strong, just about right. However I feel that the flavour isn't as strong as it used to be and I prefer how they used to taste. They have tried to make them healthier but I am not that into healthy! Part of the way this is done is because the crisps are naturally lower in saturates.
I also like that these crisps only contain 131 calories in them which is 7% of your recommended daily allowance. So if you are on a diet it's a nice treat, however I am never on a diet!
Walkers Crisps have been around since 1948. Walkers are committed to providing unbeatable quality by following 3 golden rules. Harvest the finest potatoes. Add our unique flavourings. Lock in freshness with our special protective foil. All this makes Walkers Crisps Britain's No. 1 favourite! And now Walkers Crisps are better for you, but with all the same great taste! We have been reducing the levels of saturated fat in our crisps, so that now they contain 30% less Saturated Fat than in 2003. This is because we now carefully blend our vegetable oil with a special sunflower oil to produce a better crisp with all the same great taste. With lots of tasty flavours to choose from, how can you resist?