Walkers Salt and Vinegar Squares....
The multi packet of these Walkers Squares were on offer this week in Morrison's for £1 for a bag of six in three different flavours. There are two bags of the Salt and Vinegar flavours and luckily I was able to eat one before Himself scoffed both packs!
Squares have been around for many years and were always a favourite of mine when I was growing up. I guess the square shape as a sales gimmick really works!
In one bag of these Squares you get a good sized portion although on the bag it doesn't actually state how much in weight there is in a bag. The packaging is not overly special but does the job in letting you know all the relevant information and seems to have more or less stayed the same since I was younger so are easily recognisable.
The crisp snack it really nice and on opening the bag you can smell the very strong aroma of salt and vinegar as you would expect. The squares to look at are indeed rather square in shape and golden in colour sprinkled with visible salt granules.
The are wonderfully crunchy and have a firmer texture compared to standard crisps. The taste is very nice and not only are they crunchy but they are extremely salty too which is a flavour that I really like.
They contain no artificial colours or preservatives and are suitable for both vegetarians and coeliacs plus they only have 97 calories in per bag and have 0.3 grams of saturated fat.
All in all the price is good, the calories and fat are not bad and the taste is really very delicious.
I think a score of 4 out of 5 stars is in order and a recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I'd forgot all about Square crisps until I went to my mates the other day and she gave me a couple of bags that came out of a multipack because she doesn't like them. My mouth's watering just looking at the picture of the bag that Dooyoo have got up, I love them that much!
They are potato snacks that have got the same sort of texture as Pringles, the potato has obviously been mashed and reformed because they're square and the texture is more solid and crunchy than Walkers crisps.
The flavour is delish. They've got a mega strong salt and vinegar flavour, the strongest taste is deffo the vinegar and it's sort of a malt vinegar taste because even though it's strong it's not one of them flavours that feels like it's burning your tongue and makes your eyes water.
Some of the Squares have got more flavouring on than others though and if you cop one with shedloads of vinegar then you'll deffo flinch as you eat it, that's one of the brill things about eating crisps like this though because you just know they're going to strong. It's the same with the salt and vinegar Mccoys, the flavour of them is wicked but sometimes you get a majorly strong one that feels like it's going to take skin off your tongue! lol
The best thing about these Square crisps is the texture of them, they've got a yummy crunch and are a bit harder than other crisps. That makes them sound bad but I don't mean it like that, they're more filling and have got loads more substance than normal potato crisps. After eating a bag of this it doesn't feel like empty calories because be honest, after you've had a bag of crisps they don't really fill you up but these do and I didn't want anything to eat for a bit after I'd finished them.
Careful if you like tipping the bag up into your mouth to get the last few bits out though because the bits are majorly salty!
I don't know why but square crisps always makes me feel a bit nostalgic, they instantly take me back to the last eighties and buying them from my newsagents where I delivered morning newspapers. They were incredibly popular and then seemed to disappear for years before returning in the late nineties/early2000's. Did they disappear for good like the Wispa or where they just unpopular and hard to find? I don't know but I'm glad they are around now.
I've just been for lunch and bringing a sandwich with me went to the local shop to buy a can of coke and saw next to them a stand of Walkers Squares and in a moment of impulse went and bought them for 60p.
so did they bring back the memories? Well yes they tasted like I remembered, squares are small square shaped crisps about twice the size of a stamp.They are slightly wavy and are defintely crunchier than normal crisps. They are fried in sunflower oil and therefore don't seem to leave an oily residue on the fingers after eating them.
So what about the taste? Well for me crisps come in only three flavours, original, Salt and vinegar and Cheese and onion, all after that are wrong so I was pleased to buy a bag of Salt and Vinegar flavour squares and they hit the mark. Salt and vinegar crisps should be in my opinion more vinegar than salt, they should have a nice sharp bite and a hint of saltiness. These crisps have all that but are perhaps more subtle in their taste than other crisps, that might just be because the crisps are smaller and therfore tend to get eaten quicker than others.
Square crisps are well an aanchronism as you can get, here we have a product which is square from a sort of round vegetable. However, they are fun and taste great, the only slight issue is the chronic lack of crisps found in the bag but thats more of a problem with crisps in general.
They fall in the 200 calories per pack so are a healthier option than buying a big max type pack of crisps but all crisps are bad for you some more than others.
When it comes to crisps there really is only one flavour to me and that is salt and vinegar, the stronger the better. However I am really conscious that although they taste fantastic traditional Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps are not the best nutritionally therefore I tend to choose lower calorie and fat salt and vinegar alternatives. A crisp that fits that bill is Walkers Salt and Vinegar Squares.
Walkers Salt and Vinegar Squares come in a bright blue bag. Squares is written on the front of the packaging and an image of a Square crisp is also on the front of the bag. The packaging is pretty non descript and doesn't really stand out at you on the shelf apart from the bright colour of the bag.
A 25g bag costs around 40p in my local newsagents however Walkers Squares are also sold in multipacks. Salt & Vinegar Squares can be bought as part of a mixed flavour multipack or as part of a multipack which contains only this flavour (I always opt for the 6 pack of salt & vinegar flavour as these are by far the best flavour of Squares).
A 6 pack mulitpack costs £1.30 in Asda usually however these multipacks are currently on offer and you can get 3 multipacks (18 bags of crisps) for £3.
***Salt & Vinegar Squares***
As soon as you open a bag of Squares you are hit by the strong scent of the crisps. This is a very strong vinegar smell and is exactly like when you pour vinegar onto hot chips which I personally find makes my mouth water.
The crisps are square in shape (about 2cm by 2cm) and a light golden brown colour. The crisps are quite thin so if you bag of crisps has been dropped before eating them you will probably find that your crisps are smashed an no longer perfect square shapes.
As soon as you put the crisps into your mouth you are hit with a very strong vinegary taste. This is very sharp and tangy flavour which lasts for as long as you chew the crisp. The crisps are extremely crunchy therefore you make quite a lot of noise eating a bag of these. The crisps are salty but not overly salty so you are not left with a dry salty aftertaste in your mouth.
Per 25g bag
Nutritional Info (per bag):
4.5 g fat
As we all know crisps are never going to be the best food for us nutritionally however Salt & Vinegar Squares are slightly lower in calories and fat than some bags of crisps (for example standard bags of Walkers crisps) so for those watching their weight but who are in need of a tasty savoury treat, these crisps are worth a try.
These crisps are also suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
These are one of my favourite types and flavours of crisps. The Salt and Vinegar flavour is strong and very much like when you pour vinegar onto chips and the square crisps are lovely and crunchy. The only downside is that in my opinion there are not enough crisps in one bag to satisfy my Salt & Vinegar cravings.
Squares do come in other flavours (Cheese & Onion and Plain) however Salt & Vinegar are the only flavour for me. Great crisps.
Everybody has a favourite flavour of crisps. Mine is Salt and Vinegar and the saltier the better (not good for my healt I know). Squares are no exception to the rule. I am very particular about what types of salt and vinegar crisps I eat, believe me there are soooo many different types out there.
Squares are made by Walkers and they are keen to point out that their crisps are made from 100% British Potatoes. Their crisps are also cooked in Sunseed oil which is naturally higher in mono-unsaturates and lower in saturates. They also have reduced their salt so there is 50% less than what there used to be (at least this is the claim on the packet).
Nutritional Info (per bag):
1.6 grams of protein
15.3 grams of carbohydrates
4.5 grams of fat
1.4 grams of fibre
0.56 grams of salt equivalent from the soduim
These crisps are also suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. The bags are 25 grams each which is plenty for me. Each square is a crip baked square-ish piece of heaven in my eyes. They are sharp and salty and just how S&V crisps should be. You can get Squares on offer quite regualrly in Supermarkets (such as Asda) as part of a Multibag with 2 bags of ready salted, 2 bags of salt and vinegar and 2 bags of cheese and onion. Expect to pay around £1.30 for the multibag at standard price, and anything from 30 pence to 60 pence for a single bag.
Squares??? I just can't get enough of them!
I have became a bit addicted to the 'Squares' crisps from Walkers of late, mostly due to me re-discovering them recently when my other half brought home a packet of the Cheese and onion variety...
Since then, I've been buying multi-bags of the square crisps and have well and truly found a weakness in these crisps! I was surprised to realise that my favourite variety of the crisps was not the cheese and onion flavour as I had previously thought, but instead the salt and vinegar variety has come out on top!
Once again, I would say that the packaging for these crisps offers very eye-catching detail. The bag is a bright blue colour, with a mosaic-style square design in different shades of blue, both light and dark, that looks very modern. With the Walkers emblem across the top section of the bag, I think it is a very easily recognisable brand.
I would point out that the packet of Walkers Squares shown at the top of the Dooyoo page different to the packaging they are supplied in now, which I think is the result of the 'Squares' from Walkers having had a bit of a facelift recently, in terms of their packaging at least.
The packet of crisps is 25g in size, and the packaging does clearly states that these crisps are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. The nutritional information on the reverse of the packet states that each 25g pack of these crisps contains 108 calories and 4.5g of fat, which is not as bad as some other brands of crisps that are available on the market.
Upon opening the foil-lined bag, I was instantly aware of the very strong smell of the
crisps wafting up to my nostrils, which was mostly a vinegar-type smell and I did find that it made my mouth water as soon as I had caught a whiff of it lol.
The crisps themselves are quite attractive-looking and are the distinctive square-shaped design that I know and love. After popping one into my mouth, I was aware instantly that the vinegar-type taste was just as strong as the smell of the crisps had been when I initially opened the bag! I will point out though that for me at least, this is no bad thing, and I absolutely love strong-tasting crisps!
I found that the crisps still had as much 'bite' to them as I remembered, and they were most definitely very crunchy! I did not find them to be overly hard or brittle though, which is good for me as I find that harder crisps can be a bit off-putting for me at times.
The overall taste of the crisps was really delicious - mouth-watering as I mentioned earlier in fact - and I LOVE the fact that my tongue almost kind of 'tingles' as I am eating these.
What I have found though, is that there is the odd bag of these that doesn't seem to quite cut it in terms of taste. I don't know why, but they just seem to be lacking the same amount of 'zingyness' that other bags of the salt and vinegar flavoured squares contain. This is a bit disappointing when it happens, but fortunately these disappointing bags are very much in the minority.
To be fair though, that is the only grumble I have with these lovely crisps and other than that, I cannot find any fault with them at all. They do usually deliver in terms of taste and quality!
I am whole - heartedly enjoying every minute of indulging my new addiction, and I am going to award these salt and vinegar snacks top marks! :-D
A five star crispy crunchy snack! :-D
Walkers Squares crisps have been available for years and seem to have changed very little in that time, i remember them being the same when i was a child as they are now.
Basically the main ad most obvious difference with theese crips is the fact that they are a different shape, ie. square but it doesnt end there:
Theese crips taste different to the standard salt and vinegar walkers and taste more like although not identical to salt and vinegar discos. The taste is more intense than standard walkers and this is definately to my liking.
As with the sahpe and taste a new texture of crisp has been employed here. Its hard to explain but they are thicker and as a result crunchier. The surface of the crisp is a lot less smooth than standard crisps and this rough texture is not unpleasent, i think it aids to help the flavour stick to the crisp.
As with all walkers this depends on if you purchase a multipack or not as the indivually purchased packs contain slightly more crisps. There are certainly not enough crisps in a packet to fill you up but then again there never are, we all know thats not the reason we eat them anyway, right?
theese crisps claim to contain 33% less fat than standard walkers crips although with all the changes that they have made to the standard line recently (changed to sunseed oil for a start) I am not sure how true this claim will hold, or if in fact it refers to the very first crips they released.
Not enough in a packet to fill me up, but thats not why i buy them, so they fulfill their purpose of tasting nice perfectly.
An intersting taste and texture theese are well worth ago. At around 33p a packet available in most shops its not a lot to risk.