“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
I first tried these Lime & coriander Chutney flavoured poppadoms at my friend's house together with a nice chilled bottle of white and immediately stocked up my cupboard with these moreish snacks!
These snacks from Walkers come in a bright purple recyclable bag with green embellishments on featuring lime, a bowl of chutney and butterflies so are easy to spot on the shelf.
The blurb on the back says 'spicy coriander leaves are tempered by lime for a zesty edge, and then ignited with a touch of chilli and vibrant coriander chutney for an intense flavour finish'.
They contains no artificial sweeteners, flavour enhancers, no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial colours so you can rest assured that only natural ingredients are used. Apparently these are made with gram flour which helps to give these crisps their unique light and crispy texture.
Per 18g serving there are 84 calories, 4.0g of fat of which only 0.4g is saturated fat so these are not too bad for the waistline although in my experience it is pretty hard to stick to an 18g serving and I find myself in eating the whole pack in one go!
On opening the bag which is foil wrapped to keep the contents nice and fresh, your nose is assailed by the spicy scent of coriander and the pungent scent of lime so these smell appetising which is always an important factor for a food product!
The size of these mini poppadoms is just right, neither too big nor too small and are perfect to fit in your mouth in one bite or two if you are ladylike!
The coriander and chilli give just enough heat to spice lovers and this is indeed tempered by the zesty taste of lime which comes through in just the right amount. The crisps themselves are very light but still nice and crisp giving just the right amount of crunch without feeling too heavy - which is why it is so easy to go through the bag before you know it.
An 82.5g bag costs £1.75 but Tesco is currently doing a 3 for 2 offer on crisps with the cheapest product free.
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I love Walkers Sensations Poppadom Bites Lime & Coriander Chutney - although I have to admit that I haven't seen these in the shop recently. I might have to start a campaign to bring them back if Walkers have stopped making them. The last time I bought these, a large packet cost me £1.60 - which isn't that expensive considering that this is definitely a bad made to share.
The "bites" are like mini prawn crackers - or Quavers / Skips - and, although they are associated to popadums because of the Indian flavour, I wouldn't actually say that they are like poppadoms in shape, texture or style. To me, they are like many corn snacks that are on the market....the type of bite that melts in the mouth once you pop it in. However, the fact that these are not poppadom in style does not diminish from their taste or how much I enjoy eating them.
The flavour is strong but without being overpowering. There is definitely a curried flavour to the product, although it is not hot or particularly spicy and so they would be suitable for people who like the mildest of curries. I love the taste of the lime which which gives it a little bit of an added kick and sweetness. However, although I can taste the coriander, I cannot taste any flavour of chutney - which is unfortunate as I think an added fruit flavour would add another dimension and compliment the existing flavours.
If I see these on the supermarket shelf again I will be buying them....because I really enjoy them. I do wish they did them in smaller bags as once open I feel obligated to complete the packet! However, they are foil packed and so if I could get a little willpower, I'm sure they would stay fresh if the packet was folded over.
I tried these yesterday as part of a meal and they were really tasty.
I love poppadoms anyway so was really excited to try these. When I opened the bag though, I saw what at first glance looked like prawn crackers. On trying them I realised they weren't prawn crackers, but they were more similar to those than they were to poppadoms. They were no where near as crispy as you would expect a poppadom to be, but they were still nice, just not what I expected.
The taste of this product is really nice, I did find it a bit sweet after a while though. You can definitely taste the lime and a bit of coriander (not a huge amount) but I liked it that way as I think coriander can sometimes overpower things.
The packaging of these I really liked, it was a really bright, funky design.
I got these on offer. They were £1.69 but they were on buy one get one free so I got a different bag too, which I thought was a great offer. I don't think I would buy these again though, as they just weren't poppadoms. If you want lime and coriander prawn crackery bites then these are great, and they still taste good, just a bit of a disappointment when you expect something else.
I think Sensations were a great idea from Walkers and provide an interesting change from the usual crisp. The poppadom sensation varieties are an extension of this and come in a range of flavours including Lime and Coriander. The Lime and Coriander variety have a distinctive flavour and I think you either love them or hate them (the marmite effect).
The flavour of the mini poppadoms is tangy at 1st but then seems to mellow a little as you crunch the crisp. They are quite a spicy choice but not as 'burn your mouth off' as the thai sweet chilli variety.
I don't really think these taste much like poppadoms at all (they are more like a regular crisp.) The flavour is good but I know they won't be everyones cup of tea and therefore have a limited market.
These crisps come in normal sized bags or share bags. They are slightly more expensive than regular Walkers but its not too noticable. Nutritionally speaking they arn't too bad - roughly the same as normal Walkers. Salt is pretty high at 9% of recommended daily intake per 18g but there arn't any artificial addatives or preservatives.
Overall these are a reasonable snack choice. Not for everyone, nothing like poppadoms but something different all the same.
in my opinion walkers make the best crisps, flavour and variety. having tried the thsi sweet chilli sensations previously and loving them it was really exciting to see another inovative flavour. Being indian myself the words 'coriander' and 'popadom' just sprang out. brilliant i thought popadoms that do not need frying and coriander is my absolute favourite herb. i was not disppointed, the crisps tasted like autentic popadoms we have at home but the lime gave it an extra kick that we do not have home. i love the light refresing flavour of the lime infused with the fragrance of coriander. the crisps themselves are really light and the tingling sensation on your tongue when you place the crisp there is delightful. Added bonus of a big bag, it definately replaces thai sweet chilli in my favourite flavour category.
Any lover of indian flavoured food will love Lime and Coriander Chutney
These are so addictive! i love poppadoms anyway but the flavours that walkers has used on them are sensational (pun was unintended). When you first open the packet you get a rich aroma of lime and you can't wait to dig in. The poppadoms are crispy and light and have just the right saltiness. The flavours infuse together and give the poppadoms a kick. Once you eat one you will definitely want another! You can first get a strong taste of lime and the coriander which is quote subtle comes later. The poppadoms are quite small, not much bigger than your average crisp so you can put a whole one in your mouth and let the flavours tingle your senses. I've given these to my friends and they've all said how nice these ares. You don't expect them to be as nice as they are so the surprise is an added bonus. They are more expensive than your normal crisps as they are more fancy but you do get a big bag and they just taste amazing! Supermarkets often have deals with these crisps so keep your eye out.
Walkers are renouned for getting their flavours just right - who hasn't been addicted at some point in their life to a particular flavour. Now they have done it again with poppadums instead of crisps! The tangy zing of limes complimented by the sweetness of coriander chutney is a perfect appetizer to any meal and also makes the perfect replacement for a full sized poppadum to eat your dips with. The mini sized poppadums are handy as a finger food when entertaining (except expect to have refills ready for the dishes are they are terribly morish) or can be used as part of the meal to add additionakl flavours without the hassle. The packaging is eye catching on the supermarket shelf and encourages curiosity by the shopper to pick them up and discover more. This product is, without doubt, one of the best produced by Walkers in recent years and will be hard for them to beat!
Crisps are one of my favourite snacks and think Walkers have produced some of the best crisps around with their Sensations range. A couple of years ago I was obsessed with the ordinary Lime Sensations crisps and thought it was a delicious and original flavour. So when they brought these Lime and Coriander mini poppadoms out I just had to try them. And it's fair to say I fell in love =)
The packaging of these poppadoms is eye catching and attractive. All of the packets in the Sensations range have been re-styled recently and now feature a stylish and distinctive 'S' on each bag of crisps. The background of these poppadoms is a pretty purple and it's 'S' is green, decorated with juicy looking limes, coriander leaves as well as some butterflies and oriental style patterns.
As soon as you open the bag you will be almost salivating at the aroma of the poppadoms - you get a beautiful scent of sweet limes mixed with spiciness. The texture of these poppadoms is also wonderful. They are light, airy and are just the right mixture of softness and crunchiness. When you put them in your mouth and hold them on your tongue they literally melt in your mouth. They are not as thick as normal crisps and they don't feel as 'heavy' in your stomach if you eat too many.
The flavour of the poppadoms is fantastic and all of the the ingredients compliment each other perfectly. The freshness of the coriander sets off the sweetness and zestiness of the lime wonderfully. There is a hint of curry flavour with just the right amount of spice. I love the fact that there is not too much of one particular flavour in these poppadoms and there is no one overpowering taste - just a perfect mix.
The texture of the poppadoms and the fresh/spicy taste of them means they are very moreish. It is very easy to get through a whole bag to yourself if you are not careful. It's hard to only have just a handful of these and once you get a taste of the flavour of them you just want to keep eating and eating! If this does happen, it's worthwhile to know the nutritional information! There's about 170 calories and 9g of fat in half a bag. So, they work out pretty well compared to other crisps and snacks of this kind.
Unfortunately these poppadoms are not particulary cheap and, in Tesco, normally cost £1.49. Each bag weighs 82.5g which is quite a lot less than normal crisps. This is largely due to the fact that they are much lighter but you don't really get that many in a bag - I think they could definately chuck a few more in! However, they seem to be on special offer in Tescos quite often. At the moment they are half price until 9th June so stock up now.
These poppadoms are just gorgeous and I could eat them everyday and not get bored. They are brilliant for sharing with someone whilst watching a film or make fantastic little snacks at parties. They would also be a great accompaniment to a variety of Asian meals. They are quite pricey if you don't get then on special offer but the taste is more than worth it.
Sometimes when you see something that nearly takes your eye out, you have to stop and stare and take in the view. I was eye popped the other day by something that stood out a mile and it happened in the supermarket. There was I, just minding my own business when all of a sudden I was confronted by a giant stack of eye popping poppadoms. Being so drawn to the bright colours I popped one in my basket without even looking at the price. (To people who know me, I bet you thought I was stood near the freezer section, didn't you? Oh the hazards of being a woman in a chill).
** Stop and stare **
Walkers made me buy these poppadoms. Their packaging and marketing design team deserve a pat on the back (or a poke in the eye), for the vivid purple and lime packaging squealed at me to buy them.
Walkers also made me make curry for tea. I was all set to make chicken with pasta but knowing those spicy poppadoms were in the house I had to change the menu so that I could try them. So here is my little family tested resume of the product. 10 out of 10 for an eye popping packet so far.
** Nibble me **
Following a quick hot sizzle on the hob, my chicken curry was ready to serve with basmati rice and a big bowl of lime and coriander chutney flavoured poppadoms. What Walkers were thinking when they added chutney to the title of this product I don't know. It's too much of a mouthful and everyone knows that small is beautiful. Anyway the packet holds 90g of a small palm sized poppadoms; that's quite a few each, even when you have several kids to feed (not forgetting the parents of course who require extra when reviewing the product in hand (or mouth).
Each poppadom is small enough to pop whole into your mouth unless you have a really tiny one and so here of course bigger is better. The edges of the poppadom are crinkly just as large proper Indian poppadoms are. They are flecked with little specks of flavour. Maybe they are little incy wincy lumps of chutney, but that sounds somewhat revolting so let's call them flecks of coriander and spices.
The mini poppadoms are good with mango chutney and lime pickle but also pretty suitable for nibbling or gobbling as you eat your curry. Also suitable for sharing at a party, dipped in whatever you fancy.
** Tingle your Tastebuds **
The flavour of these poppadoms is every bit as tingly as their name suggests. Lime and coriander makes my mouth water and sets my saliva juices into liquid freeflow. They taste mild yet powerfully flavoursome; they're not strong but they do pack a punch. If you like spicy curry, these would be a good tone down accompaniment. If you like mild curries, you might find these poppadoms a bit on the tangy side. If you don't like curry, you might not like these at all because they do have a tangy spicy flavour. The flavour of the lime overrides the flavour of the coriander. They are fairly salty and leave your mouth wanting more of the same. 9 out of 10 for taste from me.
** Nuzzle me **
To really appreciate the product fully, I decided it would be a good idea to stick my head right into the packet and take a deep breath just to get a lung full of lime and coriander (forget the chutney) scent. I think my skin is probably oozing aromas of coriander so I'm now in need of a long soak in the bath (I hope you appreciate the depths of my research).
** Feel me **
These little poppadoms are nice are firm to the touch. They are small and pert and have a nice munchy texture. Pop one in your mouth and simply let it dissolve on your tongue or give it a good nibble and hear it crisp and crackle in your mouth.
** Come and Get Me **
The poppadoms come in a 90g pack. If you ate the whole lot, you would probably feel sick and would consume almost 20g fat and more than 400 calories as well around 3g salt. It doesn't do to be too greedy but if you share the pack with others, then they're a nice little extra to nibble.
You can pop your own for £1.49 a pack (found in most major supermarkets including Sainsbury's).
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** Once upon a time... **
Well, I am sure that most people have heard of the famous Walkers crisps. If you don't... then you should do! They have been around long enough that's for sure. During 1954 in Leicester A butcher called Henry Walker (well that tells you where the brand name comes from!) made the first ever flavoured crisp. Cheese and Onion! (This is my favourite by the way!) Now the odd thing was, this Walker guy was a butcher, so why did he make crisps?? Well, around 1948 meat was very scarce due to the rationing of the Second World War and he decided to try his hand at cooking slices of potato in order to raise a little extra income. Abracadabra, it was the beginning of Walkers Crisps!
Walkers are now owned by the huge PepsiCo International Company, who is also home to well know brands such as Pepsi, Quaker Oats and Tropicana. Just to name a few!
** Walkers Sensations - Lime & Coriander Chutney Poppadoms**
(Try saying that when you're drunk!)
The sensations brand Launched in 2002 and was marketed as the "Posh" crisp from Walkers, (also advertised by Posh Spice, Mrs. Victoria Beckham herself!) They produced original and mouth watering flavours such as Thai Sweet Chilli and up until the present day they are still a popular favorite for people who like a little something different. Sensations Poppadoms were launched in 2004. In my opinion this seemed to be a time when culinary and food experimentation really took off.
In the UK at the moment, everyone is being blown away by cooking shows, famous chefs and worldwide cuisine. Have a look at the V magazine and count how many cooking shows have slowly made their way into the timetable. Walkers obviously used their business sense and zoomed in on this and out popped the Lime and Coriander chutney Poppadoms!
** Traditional Poppadoms **
Otherwise known as Papadum, the traditional version is similar to a large thin cracker or a crispy thin pancake and originates from Asian cuisine. Throughout Asia the taste, style and ingredients of Poppadoms varies greatly from region to region and there is no set in stone method of what a Poppadom should look or taste like. However, in the UK they are usually sold plain so you can add your own flavours or sold with garlic and herb seasoning. Maybe they think we are not adventurous enough! In India, they are mainly used as an accompaniment to a main meal. A bit like garlic bread with pasta dishes and prawn crackers with Chinese food. In the UK they are pretty much used in the same manner, usually as a side dish with curries or Indian dishes. But smaller ones are also produced for snacks, or as a starter. Poppadoms are most commonly associated with Indian food. It isn't surprising that Poppadoms sell well as According to Britain's Food Standards Agency, The Indian food industry in the UK is worth £3.2 billion! So Walkers have done their research! Now here is mine!
** Whiff & Savour **
In any food product, especially snacks as far as I am concerned the most important feature is the taste! Hence why I am embarking on this before the packaging etc. If it marks low on taste then the rest doesn't matter. When was the last time you bought something you knew tasted horrid? (Even if it was half price!) And as for smell, well if it smells bad then the likeliness is that my taste buds will also take a disliking. So here goes. Now, to be fair, I am not a big fan of Lime and coriander is something that I am not overly familiar with as a standalone flavour. So I was apprehensive about the trying these. Also, I know Poppadoms can be quite plain and I was worried they would be a bit dry. But here is the verdict.
When you first open the bag you get a strong waft of well... it isn't lime but almost a bbq / rib sort of smell. It is sweet, very deep and strong but mouth watering. I might need some breath freshener after these beauties!
After a loud crunch (no getting away with eating these secretly in the corner!) the taste buds get all excited. To begin with you get the strong flavour of coriander and the sweetness of the chutney. Then after a couple of poppadoms you get the distinct taste of Lime. If you chew them properly (not just bite and swallow) then you get more of the lime flavour coming through. It is an odd flavour, quite overpowering but very flavoursome and delicious. After a few more, the spicy tang becomes more apparent and this is what separates the troopers from the trumpers! If you like spicy food with a tang you could munch through these until you were left with an empty packet. If you are however, more sensitively tongued then a few will probably be enough for you. The flavour is stunning. These are probably more suited to eating alone rather then as a starter or a meal accompaniment as they are quite heavily seasoned. However, they would be great with some dips for an extra lunchtime treat!
The bag states that these are made with traditional gram flour to recreate an authentic taste of India. Well, although they do taste great I don't think they are that authentic to be honest. Yes they would look great as an accompaniment. But in terms of resembling traditional poppadoms I don't think they quite live up to the traditional style. But for a new original snack, these are divine!
** Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! **
They don't look like normal poppadoms. But for anyone that would like to criticise the authenticity of these, the pack clearly states just underneath the title that these are Poppadom STYLE snacks. Aha... that's the key... I could be a STYLE of supermodel the slightly overweight, under-attractive, office worker style of supermodel. You catch my drift?
Anyway, these poppadoms resemble a large Shell shape and are curved rather then the expected flat, shape, which I think make them great as a dipping snack. They are dark yellow and look like a mixture between Quavers crisps and skips (If you're a crisp fan you will know what I am talking about) if your not then they are bite size shell shapes with tiny little bubble holes in. The seasoning is quite obvious on the poppadoms and you can see specks of green, orange and red. If you dished them up on an attractive dish they would look very appetising! All the poppadoms are in different shapes and sizes and like most snacks in bags; they tend to get a little crushed up towards the bottom of the bag so get in there first is my advice!
** It isn't just what's on the inside! **
The packaging is definitely what sells the product. The deep purple and lime green bag stands out on the shelf (which is why I found it so easily)! I have the 90g bag which they say is better to share. BOO! I like them so much I want to keep them all to myself! I must say that also the bag is pretty large, it is just over half full, but then again most crisp and snack packs are a little on the empty side these days.
The packaging for all Walkers Sensations is designed by a company called Landor who has been running for over 60 years so they are in the know to what the consumer wants. In my opinion they have done really well with the design. It is definitely for those people who want a little more from normal products and who want something special, whether it is a treat or on a regular basis. These packs really capture your imagination as it has bright clear images of the ingredients on the front that have been used to flavour the poppadoms. This entices you to take a closer look and almost seduces you into wanting to have a taste yourself. The colours used on the packaging, the deep purples and greens relate closely to those found in Asian cooking and packaging. I guess it all adds up to trying to make the product as authentic as possible.
** How much and who from? **
These are sold in most supermarkets and are found in the crisp aisle along with the likes of Pringles, kettle chips and popcorn. At £1.46 they may seem a little pricy, but for the large bag it isn't too bad. Plus, you're paying for the wondrous taste. I actually bought mine in Asda and they were on offer (99p!) so I bought two packs. One is now hidden away in the cupboard! Obviously depending on where you shop prices will vary and I imagine these will be stocked based on their popularity so let's save the Poppadom!
** The things you might or might not want to know, but better you should! **
After reading the nutritional info of these, I have decided it is a lot better to share. Only because I am kind at heart and nothing to do with the fact that one pack has almost 20g of fat and over 400 Calories! So much for the New Year's resolution! But all things in moderation and you can't go wrong. In case you were wondering, it also packs in 3g of salt which is ghastly!
On the brighter side, these are suitable for Vegetarians and Coeliacs.
** The other things to get your hands on **
As I said before, Walkers are a hugely popular brand and now have a large Sensations product range. If you liked the poppadoms or if you feel like a change for something a bit more special then this is what else they offer
Caramelised Onion & Sweet Balsamic Vinegar
Gently Infused Lime & Thai Spices
Lamb with Moroccan Spices
Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Thyme
Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
Thai Sweet Chilli (Another favorite of mine)
Vintage Cheddar & Red Onion Chutney
Sensations oriental crackers - Peking Spare Rib & Five Spice
** All in all **
In my opinion these are more crisps then poppadoms and are probably not that suited to go with an Indian meal as the flavour is too intense to mix with anything else that has a strong flavour.
It is a brilliant that Walkers have come up with, a nice change to the normal snack and enticing to have with a group of friends or a get together. I don't suppose they could fit many into a small, individual pack so I doubt these will be on sale in multipacks anytime soon which is a shame.
(Pictures included so you can have a closer look)
I will definitely buy these again... as soon as I have my gym membership to burn of those calories...
Thankyou for reading!
Walkers are undoubtedly great crisp producers and it all started way back in 1945 when a butcher named Henry Walker decided to start cooking slices of potato to sell because the meat supply was virtually non-existent, in 1954 he created his first flavoured crisps and Walkers cheese and onion were born, since then things have come on leaps and bounds and Walkers are one of the biggest crisps and snack producers in the world and they are constantly coming up with new ideas and new flavours.
One relatively new idea from Walkers is the Walkers Sensations Lime & Coriander Chutney Poppadoms. (Possibly the longest title for any packet of crisps ever). Well to say these are crisps is not technically correct because they are supposed to be poppadoms, which for anyone who does not know are Indian in origin and are usually served as an accompaniment to a meal, they are traditionally made from a dough mixture made up from rice flour, salt and peanut oil and they are about the size of an average dinner plate yet very, very thin.
Walkers do not exactly make their poppadoms to the traditional Indian recipe although they do include two of the main ingredients in rice flour and salt they also add many extras such as potato granules and gram flour, ingredients which sadly push up the carbohydrate count in these snacks. The flavouring is made up from Garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, red pepper and lime.
Whilst the texture of these snacks does not really resemble a true poppadom, they are fairly close and certainly very tasty. Probably the main reason these differ from real poppadoms is the fact that they are a bit thicker and somewhat crunchier but I feel this makes for a better crisp type snack and of course if they had tried to make them as thin as poppadoms all we would have got when we opened a packet was a bag full of crumbs because of how poppadoms break up.
As with many crisp packets these days the bag is about twice the size it needs to be for the amount of crisps it actually holds. It is a very eye catching packet with its main colour being a deep purple and it`s secondary colour being an eye catching green. There are also pictures of the snack on the front so you know what you are getting before you actually open the bag. Walkers have done their best to give the packaging an exotic Indian appearance and I feel they have done quite well.
On the back of the packet you have the ingredients and nutritional info as you would expect, this information also includes the fact that these are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. Along with this there is also information on how to contact Walkers and also what to do if you are not satisfied with the product.
THE LOOK AND SMELL
These look a bit pale in colour compared to a normal Walkers crisp but then that is how they should look if they want to emulate poppadoms which themselves are very pale in colour. They do actually look like miniature poppadoms although as I mentioned earlier they are somewhat thicker.
The smell is very hard to describe, the first hit you get when you open the bag is one of a mixture of spices, once this has settled down a bit you get a more pleasing crisp type smell with just a hint of the coriander. Scent wise the lime is nowhere to be found but it does appear in the taste test.
THE TASTE AND TEXTURE
On placing the first couple of poppadoms in my mouth I was greeted with a slightly tongue nipping spicy taste but there was a clear undertone of lime to this taste, to be honest it was quite weird at first and I was a bit unsure whether or not I was going to enjoy these but as soon as the taste of the first ones subsided I could not wait for the next ones.
You quickly get over the original weirdness of the fruity lime taste coming through the spices and it begins to blend into one delicious overall taste that dances on the tongue and leaves your mouth watering between mouthfuls.
The texture is a sort of mixture between typical crisps and traditional poppadoms, there is a decent crunch but then they break up quickly into a very satisfying mouthful of tasty pieces. After eating a lot of these the spicy taste may be a bit much for some people but it is by no means overpowering and if you like a spicy treat then you will enjoy these.
WHERE TO GET THEM AND HOW MUCH THEY COST
These are not available everywhere, although most supermarkets will stock them they are much harder to find in local stores, well certainly not round my way they are not anyway. As far as I know they only come in 90g packets and they cost between £1.36 and £1.49 depending on where you shop. Tesco at £1.36 are usually the cheapest for these and that is where I now regularly buy mine.
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per pack)
Calories - 418 (16% of a man's daily allowance and 21% of a woman's)
Protein - 6.3g (10 % of a man's daily allowance and 12.6 % of a woman's)
Carbohydrate - 53g
Fat - 19.8g
Salt - 2.88g
My overall opinion of these crisps (poppadoms) is that they are a very tasty snack that can be enjoyed straight from the packet or as part of an Indian meal (perhaps as a starter with dips), they offer a delicious exotic Indian taste which those with a taste for spicy food will love but if you do not like curry flavouring or just cannot stomach spicy foods then these will not be for you.
I feel these are reasonably good value for money and they are different enough from other crisps type snacks to offer a real change. My worry with these would be the calorie count and fat content but even more worrying than that for me would be the amount of salt that appears in these. there is 48% of the recommended daily allowance of salt in one packet, you would think that there would be some way to bring this down without the taste suffering too much.
That aside though, these are crisps I would highly recommend to people and they are certainly crisps I will be buying time and time again. The bag is just the right size to share through a movie or watching TV and it is also just enough for two to have as a starter before and Indian meal.
For additional information, visit: www.Walkers.co.uk
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Walkers are a long established maker of Crisps, having been around for 60 years now . Originally, Henry Walker took over a butchers shop, but when meat rationing came into force during the second world war, he had to look for alternative ways of making an income . Crisps were starting to become popular then, so he began making his own, the first flavour being cheese and onion . Over the years, the brand has grown, introducing many more flavours - from salt and vinegar right up to cajun squirrel. In the last few years, they've also bought out the 'Sensations' range of crisps and snacks, which had a more adult, sophisticated feel
For new years, I held a party at home , and collected an assortment of nibbles, including a 90g bag of the Lime and Coriander Chutney Poppadom Bites. They were on sale at my local shop for 75P a bag (due to people in my local area not being particularly adventurous, they'd been reduced to half price to get them sold!). I tipped them into a bowl, set them out on the table with the other snacky objects and dips, and settled down to enjoy my night with friends.
Opening the packet, you can see the poppadoms (kind of a wafer thin indian cracker) which are round, rough in texture,and slightly curled at the edges , with visible flecks of coriander. You're also hit with a spicy, peppery aroma, as well as a whiff of lime - it sort of erupts into your face.
Eating them, they are airy, light, and crispy, making a satisfying crunch when you bite into them, and they seem to melt in the mouth. They taste very much like traditional poppadoms, which I think is due to the fact they are made with proper gram flour , a flour made from chickpeas and a traditional ingredient in authentic indian poppadoms.
The limey hit is instant with these, not overpowering, but still very much present. Under this, you can also taste the fragrant herbiness of the coriander. These didn't feel greasy, as some crisps do, and were, overall, quite delicious . Theres a slight spiciness to these crisps which works well with the refreshing lime flavour. In fact, they reminded me a little of a mild aromatic curry.
We also had an array of dips laid out to go with these, and their size and shape makes them very suitable for dipping, and despite how thin they were, they could hold a good dollop. They went exceptionally well with Mango Chutney and Raita dips, but not at all well with sour cream and chive.
There are 465 calories per 100g, which sounds like a lot, but honestly, thats a pretty huge portion . Walkers recommend a portion size of 18g, which is about the same amount as a normal packet of crisps, and weighs in at a far more palatable 84 Calories. However, these crisps aren't particularly filling, and it would be easy to eat a whole bag without feeling full, so some degree of self control is needed, especially for people like me, who eat everything tasty!
If you do decide to buy these, the bag will easily stand out on a supermarket shelf, being bright purple with photos of lime, coriander stalks, and the finished product. Normally, these cost about £1.50, and I've seen many supermarkets have multibuy savings on these .
These crisps are vegetarian and suitable for coeliacs , however, as with many snack foods, the packet contains a warning that the product may contain traces of nuts .
Overally, a fresh tasting, fine quality product that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again . A bit high in calories and fat for everyday snacking, but as an occasional treat, I can't fault it . I do feel the price is perhaps a little excessive, and I would like to see these offered in smaller bags, as they are very moreish and its easy to eat too many, so for these two minor points, I shall deduct one star.
I love poppadoms whenever we go out for an Indian meal and I was a sucker for the bright purple packaging on these poppadom bites from Walkers. I did not expect them to be good but I could not resist them.
The flavour is Lime and Coriander Chutney. Although the use of the world chutney suggests it might be sweet, it is not at all. The lime is really tangy and the coriander compliments the lime so well. For me is tasted more like a Thai curry flavour than and Indian curry flavour, as I was expecting.
They are not greasy, which again was a great surprise. Of course, there is a certain amount of oil but it is by no means greasy and it is a very pleasant texture. The poppodoms themselves are really crunchy. They are bite size and very easy to eat.
These poppadoms comes from the Walkers Sensations range which are slightly unusual and always high quality. This particular flavour is fantastic. They are about £1.50 a packet. They are pretty expensive but nice as a treat!
I can easily eat a whole packet myself but I think you should share them if you can manage it as there are very high in fat.
These are the most moreish crisps I have ever tasted.
They cost around £1.50 for a large bag, that is half full! Value for money is not that great but they are so nice I didnt care!
They come in a purple bag, which has some very tasty looking pictures which is what attracted me to buy them. They are like mini poppadoms with a lime and herby taste. The lime is very strong and this is what makes you want to keep eating.
They are just the right size, not like massive poppadoms, and they are quite light and crispy. They dont have the same texture as normal walkers crisps, and much crispier.
I could quite easily eat this whole bag on my own and not be full up, as the crisps are so light. This is a bit piggy of me, and so I mustnt buy them again for a long time. However I think they would go down well at parties as long as you like lime.
If you dont mind spending a bit more then these crisps are definately worth the money. My local shop charges £1.50 but Im sure all major supermarkets might have them on offer at some point.
They arent particularly good for you, as they are fried, but for a one off, they wont hurt you! See my review on running for a good way to lose the calories after eating these crisps!
Sensations Poppadom Bites were first introduced by Walkers in 2004. They are potato and gram flour snacks which are fried in sunflower oil. In fact, they contain more sunflower oil than anything else.
The flour used to make these is known as gram flour which is made from chickpeas and is commonly used in Indian cooking, so there is something a little bit different about this snack product.
The purple and green packaging of the Lime and Coriander Chutney flavoured snacks is exotic looking and I think that the picture of the poppadoms alongside green sprigs of coriander gives the impression of freshness and health.
*** The Flavour***
The snacks themselves are crunchy and have a slightly rough and greasy texture. Personally, I don't like the feel of them on my tongue. The taste is quite hot and spicy but I couldn't detect any lime flavour there at all. I had expected these to be spicy but to have a sharp, citrus after taste.
These are available in most large supermarkets and cost £1.45 for a 90 gram bag in Tesco and about 5p more in Sainsbury's.
*** Health Matters***
A 18g portion of these (about one fifth of the bag) has 84 calories, 4g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 0.5g sugar and 0.6g salt.
The bag does display the government traffic lights system for food and clearly shows that the product gets a red warning for both fat and salt.
22% of the net weight of this bag of snacks is sunflower oil , 17% potato powder and 17% potato starch. There are also a host of artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives in these.
This one is definitely not a healthy snack.
It doesn't look so healthy if you stick to just one fifth of a bag, but who does? This is the kind of snack that you can keep on eating because it doesn't fill you up.
As soon as I opened the bag I started to sneeze at the smell of these. I really couldn't stop. I have had similar reactions to spicy snack foods before. These contain barley malt and sodium metabisulphite which can cause allergies in some people so that could account for my reaction.
I don't like the taste, or the texture of these and they smell faintly of curry and pepper mixed, so the smell doesn't exactly make me want to eat them anyway. They don't like me and I don't like them, so I won't be eating them again.
Crisps. Poppadom Bites are a light and crispy bite sized snack made with traditional gram flour. The flavours are inspired by the foods of India.