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      09.06.2012 15:37
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      The Walkers is a British snack food manufacturer, which is operating mainly in the UK and Ireland and best known for manufacturing crisps. The one I'm reviewing is one of the sensations: Walkers Roasted Chicken and Thyme flavour crisps.

      Packaging:

      The crisps come in a foil bag with a feature of roasted chicken and thyme as a background. The front of the bag resembles a Walkers name and product flavour. A small nutrition breakdown is on the right bottom and the weight of the crisps on the left bottom.

      On the back of the bag, you will find more details about Walkers Roasted Chicken and Thyme and nutrition information.

      The Crisps:

      The crisps are in a light golden colour with various sizes. They are quite thin with green and red herb powders on.

      Ingredients:

      The crisps contains potatoes with 26% Sunflower Oil, Roasted Chicken and Thyme Seasoning, salt, firming agent; Roasted Chicken and Thyme Seasoning contains flavourings, milk lactose, dried milk whey, milk butter oils, dried chicken, dried lemon juice, parsley and thyme. The crisps contain no Artificial Colours and sweeteners, no MSG and no preservatives and are suitable for vegetarian.

      Nutrition:

      Each 30g serving contains 151 calories, 0.7g sugar, 7.9g fat, 0.7g saturates, 0.59g salt providing 630 kj energy, that is roughly 8% calories and 11% fat of a daily amount for adult.

      Availability and Price:

      The 150g pack can be found at most supermarkets and retailer shops. Usually it's priced 1.99 per bag, but sometimes you can get it for £1 when it's on offer.

      My Opinion:

      It's not my first time to try Walkers Roasted Chicken and Thyme flavour crisps. In my memory Walkers sensations range crisps were always tasty and had some unusual taste, which other banded crisps don't have. However the sensations range crisps is always a little expensive, compared to walkers other flavour crisps as well as other branded crisps. One day when I saw it's on a half price promotion I decided to try them again.

      After opening the bag I smelled the aromatic herbs immediately. The roasted chicken flavour with strong lemon hint really gave me a delightful savoury taste, which did remind me of real roast chicken meal. I must admit it's a very tasty crisps and I'm kind of addictive to it. However after eating I found two downsides of the crisps. One is the coating on the crisps, which can be very sticky on to your fingers. The other one is the thirsty feeling. Out of curiosity I compared the salt quantity of Walkers roasted chicken and the Roast Chicken and Thyme flavour one. I found the ordinary roasted chicken one contains 1.24g salt per 100g; the Thyme flavour one contains 1.96 g salt per 100g. We do pay price for richer taste.

      Final Word:

      Walkers Roasted Chicken and Thyme flavoured crisps are special and tasty crisps. However due the salty finish I would like recommend it to crisp lovers for an occasional treatment.

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      11.09.2011 11:18
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      Quick grab a bag now!

      Introduction~~~~~~
      I am a self confessed crisp addict and will try any type once or maybe more if I like them but my favourite has to be walkers they just seem to make quality crisps all the time and the best variety they do is the sensations range which if I'm not careful I can munch a whole bag without even thinking twice. Which is not good because they aren't that healthy.
      I first bought these at my local supermarket when they were on offer for £1.00 a bag which in my opinion is a real bargain but they can range right up to £1.75 a bag, so I tend to wait till they are on offer before I buy a pack, but that's just me being a cheapskate.

      The Packaging~~~~~~
      They came in a rather stylish looking black thick foil bag with an abstract print that stretches across the front in a wavy manner and is coloured green and yellow with a few lemons thrown in too, I think this makes it very eye catching and easy to recognise without even looking at the name on the front.
      Sensations is stretched across the top in bold white lettering and the flavour is near the bottom in much smaller text that is yellow.
      I think the first thing I noticed was the packaging because it looked so different to others out there, it was easy to open and didn't rip and spill everywhere and it rolled back up nicely if I didn't finish the whole bag (which is very rare).

      The Taste Test~~~~~~
      Now this is the most important bit because after opening the bag it had the most aromatic smell and I dived my hand straight in to pick out a fair sized not so round shaped crisp it was covered in flavour and was a golden colour.
      Popping it into my mouth without sounding too corny the flavour exploded in my mouth, the chicken really came through strong with just an after hint of lemon which was nice as I think if it was more lemony it would be too sickly as you got through the bag although I have to admit the size of the crisps weren't overly big and they only filled half of the bag but I believe that's the same for all walkers crisps.
      The only downside is that the coating on the crisps does go on to your fingers and makes them all sticky and horrible but hey you can always lick it off again so that's no hardship. Overall I love these and buy a bag when I'm looking for a little treat on a Saturday or with something like fajita's (believe it or not they go remarkably well) as they aren't that healthy at 512 calories per 100g and 26g of fat.

      The Final Word~~~~~~~
      These a lovely for a treat once and a while, if your not careful it's very easy to polish off a full bag especially if your dishing it out to others as well. I love these when they are on offer because it a real bargain and I would definitely recommend to all those crisp lovers out there. Even better when they are buy one get one free.

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      10.05.2010 21:26

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      A slightly higher class snack.

      Having very much enjoyed my first few days of reviewing on Dooyoo, I have already started to run out of good things to review. So, I am going to review everything I have in front of me on my desk (which is a mess). The next thing I am going to review from the selection of items I have on my desk is... A packet of Roasted Chicken and Thyme Sensations.

      I really enjoy crisps. I've probably tried every crisp under the sun. I especially love a good crisp sandwich and these go perfect between two slices of buttered bread!

      Sensations crisps are one of walkers many varieties. Introduced in 2002 as a new range of 'posh' crisps, they have been popular amongst the masses ever since. Only sold in large 160g bags they cost about a pound a bag which is fair for the amount you get per bag.

      The crisps themselves are ever so slightly thicker than your average walker crisp and must be cooked differently because they are harder and get stuck in your teeth easier. The aroma of chicken and thyme hits you immediately as you open the bag; a very enticing smell and they taste just as good. I've never been a huge fan of ordinary roast chicken crisps but these have something extra about them, some added quality that I just adore.

      These crisps are simply sensational!

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      23.02.2010 15:30
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      Not a regular feature in my trolley

      As I have gone off my usual favourite snack of cheese and crackers, to make sure I was atleast eating something I went to the local co-op yesterday and came out with something different- reduced fat houmous and a large pack of "on offer at 79p" Walkers Sensations Roasted Chicken and Thyme crisps.

      There were two other flavours on offer- Vintage Cheddar & Onion chutney and balsamic vinegar & caremelised onion. I chose the chicken and thyme pack as Mr Norton is not a huge cheese fan and I was not feeling like eating the balsamic vinegar ones. So chicken was a good compromise.

      Looking at the pack, these come in nine flavours. All the above plus: thai sweet chilli, southern style barbeque, buffalo mozzarella and herbs, oriental red curry, lime and coriander chutney poppadoms and lastly Peking spare ribs poppadoms.

      The pack is 160g. Nutritionally, per 100g it is 485 calories and 26g fat (2.1g saturates). So if you end up eating the whole pack (we did, not just me, Mr Norton helped...) it is just not good from a health point of view. My excuse was I have not been well and needed to eat something I actually wanted to eat. But this is not something I will be buying regularly.

      When open the crisps fill the bottom quarter of the bag. I think Walkers make the bags ridiculously large to give the illusion you are getting loads of food for your money. The crisps themselves go from the size of a 20p piece to the odd giant crisp- on the whole the crisps are smaller than the ones you would get in a normal pack of crisps. They have a thick coating of flavour on the crisps that you can feel when you pick the crisps up and the thyme appears as green flecks of dried herb.

      These do have a strong smell (chicken obviously) and you do need to wash your hands after you eat them as your hands will smell of chicken which is not very pleasant. These do get quite sickly after a handful (yes, we ate the whole bag but it was over the course of one day). The chicken tastes a bit like a chicken noodle soup type of flavour.

      Overall, I would not but these again at the full price (£1.89 approx). If they are on offer in a few weeks, I may buy another bag but it is more likely I would buy a different flavour as I am sick of the chicken ones after this pack. The flavour is too strong, they leave an oily residue on your hands and there are just altogether better and nicer crisps out there. So, 1.5 out of 5 overall.

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      20.01.2010 19:42
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      Amazing!

      Walkers Sensations are presented as high quality, superior crisps. With superior quality, however, there brings a higher price than average crisps. I find they retail at £1.40 - £1.60 for the large bags.

      The packaging does indeed give the initial impression of superior quality with a very sophisticated black and green colour scheme. It emphasises the use of 'real ingredients'.

      These ingredients include dried chicken, dried lemon juice and thyme. This is impressive as it means that artificial flavouring is not used, as with other crisps in the Walkers range. However, this may be seen as a disadvantage for vegetarians.

      When opening the packet, I found that the aroma of the crisps is pleasing. It smells fairly strongly of chicken and a light citrus scent from the lemon. These smells would not be present if it wasn't for the real ingredients.

      Tasting the crisps, it is apparent to me that they are special. The roasted chicken taste is very crisp, and not too strong. The lemon also makes them a snack that you will want to savour. I ususally find that chicken flavour crisps do not have a very appealling aftertaste. However, the thyme is the lingering taste here, and is not repulsive on any level.

      I also enjoyed the texture of the crisps, which are crunchier than regular Walkers. This adds to their superiority.

      The only potential down side to these crisps is that they do become very addictive because the flavour is so sumptous. This eventually leads to a small amount of heartburn and thirst.

      Also, at 485 calories and 29g of fat per 100g, they are not the best nutritionally.

      These crisps are my definite favourite. I only take off a star due to the potential disappointment of vegetarians.

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        10.01.2010 18:29
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        Wicked Crisps, The Best Chicken Ones Ever I Reckon!

        I brought this bag of Sensations in Morrisons when they were selling the big sharing bags for £1.00, I got a few different flavours for over Xmas and found these today at the back of the cupboard. I like chicken crisps but have never fancied the Sensations ones for some reason, today though I wanted crisps so it was lucky I found them.

        They're yummy, one of the best flavours in the Sensations range I reckon. The crisps are large and thick with a strong flavouring on each crisp, they're mega crunchy and have got a perfect texture I think. I think some of these posh crisp brands that are out at the minute are too hard but these are crunchy without being too much like hard work to eat them.

        The flavour is wicked. They're mega salty with a proper good roast chicken flavour, they have a similar taste to the normal Walkers chicken crisps but these do taste a lot meatier and have got a much more exciting flavour. There is quite a strong lemon aftertaste that comes through after the chicken has faded a bit, the flavours do move quite quick in these crisps so I think the best way to eat them is to put the crisp in your mouth and let the different tastes come through on your tongue before munching the crisp off.

        This lets you taste the chicken, then the lemon and over all that is a delish herby taste. I presume that's the thyme but whatever it is it gives the crisps a sweet and herby flavour that goes proper nice with the chicken. I think the thyme makes the crisps taste a lot more natural and they do taste like proper chicken a lot more than the standard Walkers chicken crisps.

        I think these Roast Chicken And Thyme crisps are delish, they get a bit too salty tasting after a bit but I can still manage a big sharing bag while I'm watching a movie! That's not greedy either it's just enjoying the best crisps I've had in ages.

        Recommended!!!

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          14.12.2009 12:31

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          The poshest crisps around

          Funny that i should stumble across this i had just recently finished a packet of thses last night!

          Walkers have provided us quality crisps for a long time with their large ranges of crisps and this is probably to me top of the list.

          I have to admit that i'm not much of a fan with the red sweet chilli flavour but this is without a doubt my favourite. I remember eating these the first time. after a long journey dropping a friend off, he offered this to me as a little booster to settle my stomach. I looked and thought ahh chicken flavoured crisps but thought i would try it as it had thyme in it. He never saw the packet again!! They were absolutely delicious!

          The quality of the actuall crisps were beautiful, nice, a little thicker than usual walkers crisps and crunchy. The crisps were full of flavour but no overpowering. Just right! I think the thyme makes these crisps even better as i think it covers the power of the roast chicken and adds that little bit of zest to it.

          Overall these crisps are my top choice, i always look out for them and if an offer is out i tend to buy 2-3 packets. Members of yoodoo enjoy the full flavour of classy, posh crisps!

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          25.11.2009 19:00
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          Roasted Chicken and Thyme Sensations from Walkers, posh crisps!

          I'm sure regular readers of my reviews won't be shocked to see yet another crisp review by me. However, these aren't ordinary crisps, oh no! These are special, posh crisps, these are Sensations by Walkers.

          Everything about these crisps is posh, from the sensual black packaging to the delightful illustration on the front of the bag; quality and premium scream out at you. You are told that these crisps are made with "real" ingredients including "scrumptious" chicken which is "paired with carefully selected herbs and lemon and then roasted to perfection"

          At £1.49 for a bag of "Roasted Chicken and Thyme" flavoured crisps which contain 160 grams these are by no means cheap, but as they are currently half price at a much more reasonable 74p from Tesco they made a welcome addition to my shopping basket.

          I'm not a crisp snob by any means as my previous reviews will demonstrate and will eat any brand of crisps from the budget value range through to premium kettle crisps. They are my favourite snack and I probably eat far too many of them in an average week but I enjoy them and do moderate my diet in other ways so don't feel that guilty about eating them.

          Opening the bag greets your senses with a strong herby and meat aroma, the crisps seem to be hand selected for their shape and colour and they are all uniformally plain in colour but have flecks of herbs visible on them. Taking a singular crisp from the bag and placing it into your mouth results in a taste explosion, the Thyme is apparent straight away and when it's when you start to chew that the chicken flavour comes through. Similar to the regular Roast Chicken variety by Walkers but far more intense these make for an indulgent but very tasty snack.

          I would describe the flavour as being full and exactly as promised on the pack and are so tasty in fact that after only a few crisps my savoury craving was satisfied and I was able to put the bag away. Normally I will continue to munch until the packet is empty but these pack a real punch and are extremely filling. Unlike some of the other premium brands that are handcooked and therefore very hard and crispy these retain the familiar Walkers consistency and break up nicely in your mouth without any chance of nicking your gums or roof of your mouth and are now my favourite "posh" crisp.

          A 35 gram serving is not all that bad nutritionally speaking with it providing 170 calories, 0.8 grams of sugar, 9.1 grams of fat (of which 0.7 grams are saturates) and 0.7 grams of salt. As the pack claims that they are made with real ingredients they are listed on the back of the pack as containing: Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (27%), Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Thyme Flavour (Flavourings (Contains Whey Powder and Butter Oil from Milk), Chicken Powder, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate), Sugar, Thyme, and Lemon), Salt, Firming Agent (Calcium Chloride). So it would appear that actual Chicken is included.

          All in all then for the taste, texture and consistency I would give these crisps 4/5 Dooyoo stars, only losing one star for the fact that the flavour is very intense and could be quite sickly if too many were eaten. Overall though an exceptional product from Walkers and excellent value for money whilst on offer.

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            04.11.2009 17:40
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            I would definitly recommend these to anyone wanting a high quality snack!

            Sensations Roasted Chicken And Thyme

            Whenever I am hungry shopping, these are the first pack of crisps that I look for. I've tried both the 160g bag and the 40g bag, cleverly noticing that they taste the same! I'm ashamed to say that when I first tried the 160g bag, I ate the whole bag in one because they tasted so nice. I buy these a lot from a Home Bargains shop located near to where I live and they offer them at a very good price.
            I would say that one of the main aspects that drew me to them to start with was the packaging. It's smart and relatively simple with a large S on the front of the packet, at the centre of the S there is a farm scene with a sunset or sunrise, the bottom loop of the S is made up of the main ingredients which, in this case is the potatoes, lemon and herbs. Looking at the packaging now, I see that there is a lack of the Chicken part, which is curious but doesn't really matter. The top loop of the S is covered with a vine and then a trumpet at the top. I'm not sure what the trumpet is meant to be saying or why it's there. Across the back of the packaging are all of the normal information you would find, ingredients, Guideline Daily Amounts and a brief explanation of what is in the packet!
            When you first open the packet you are engulfed by the smell of roast chicken and especially the smell of herbs. I can never tell the difference between herbs but this is meant to be Thyme, all the same, they taste just as nice. You get a strong taste of chicken and a slightly weaker taste of the Thyme although the chicken is definitely the prominent taste in there. There is also a very slight taste of lemon, which really does add to the flavour of the crisps. The three main flavours are the Roast chicken, Thyme and Lemon, added together they make a very enjoyable flavour. One of the other things that I was really impressed about was the amount of flavour per crisp, it's very thick and creates a very strong taste which makes it much more enjoyable.
            Even though the Sensations are slightly more expensive on average to a normal packet of walkers crisps I would say the Sensations are more upmarket than normal packets of Walkers crisps. They have much more flavour, very attractive packaging and generally just the extra quality that other packets of crisps don't seem to have.
            I paid the cheap price of 35p for a 40g packet, although this was reduced from around 40-45p. The 160g packs cost me around 80p-£1.20 depending on where you buy from. I would definitely say that the extra cost is well worth it, a much nicer taste to other crisps out there. Sensations Roast Chicken and Thyme are definitely very high up on my list of most favourite crisps, I will definitely be continuing to buy these for all occasions.

            NO artificial Sweeteners
            NO artificial flavour enhancers
            NO preservatives
            NO artificail colours

            ~~~~~Ingredients~~~~~

            Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (26%), Roasted Chicken and Thyme seasoning, Salt, Calcium Chloride (Firming Agent),
            The Roasted Chicken and Thyme Seasoning contains - Dried Milk Whey, Flavouring, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Butter Oil (From Milk), Dried Onion, Sugar, Dried Chicken, Parsley, Dried Lemon Juice, Thyme.

            Allergy Information - This is the only part that I can fault with the crisps, as far as I can see there are no Allergy Information on the packet, and me being a Ceoliac, It's essential that I make sure that I cut out Wheat and Gluten and It's very helpful when it says on the label "Suitable for Ceoliacs" as it saves me time checking the ingredients. I didn't actually check these before buying and now that I've gone through the ingredients I've noticed the Hydrolysed Wheat protein which I'm not sure whether I can have. As far as I'm concerned It didn't cause me any illness or troubles eating it before, so I'll eat it again!

            For more info check out;
            www.walkers.co.uk
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            www.Sensationcrisps.co.uk

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              27.09.2009 11:04
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              Lovely treat - suited all family ages

              It was my step daughter's 16th birthday 'party' yesterday and we always have a family party tea with all sorts of food that is terribly bad for you but lots of fun to eat. However, she is a young lady now so I tried to make it a bit more grown up for her and so, instead of the usual frazzes and twirls, I bought some Walkers Sensations. These were on offer in Tesco for 3 for £3.50 and amongst other flavours, I selected the Roast Chicken and Thyme.

              The packaging is very striking with the glossy black packet and in itself looks quite grown up and sophisticated (well for a crisp obviously). I popped them into a bowl on the loaded table and noticed they were going down very well with everyone from nanny and grandad to our youngest family member who is 8.

              So I thought I'd better dive in and have a try before the opportunity was lost and only crumbs remained and I have to say they were absolutely gorgeous! A far cry from the roast chicken crisps in the standard range, these were less salty although still very savoury with a rich taste. The thyme left a lovely after-taste and the crisps themselves tasted very good quality - crisp and light in colour (none of the super burnt ones that turn up in packs occasionally). They were very moreish...

              Everyone was very disappointed when they had all gone and the other flavours had to be turned to (although not so disappointed that they didn't go as well!) so if I was going to buy a 3 for... offer again, I would definitely favour this flavour over the others.

              So I would heartily recommend them! They are good value as I have seen them on special offer in most of the major supermarkets quite regularly although the price and large bag probably puts them more in the special occasion bracket rather than everyday crisps.

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              Worth a try

              Whilst out shopping, I decided to treat the family to some "posh" crisps for a change. I spotted the Walkers Sensations distinctive pakaging and decided to try them for a change. Currently, they are on offer in Tescos at 72p for a 160 gram bag (half price), which is a bargin considering a single pack is about 40p to 50p.

              ***Texture & Flavour***
              I really enjoyed these crisps as there is a subtle taste of chicken, which isn't overpowering like many chicken flavoured crisps. There is a slight hint of lemon and thyme, which is plesant and really enhances the chicken flavour. There is a slight aftertaste, which I personally didn't mind as they are quite strong flavours but I think you either love it or hate it.
              Walkers claim that these are thicker cut crisps made with some special Lady potatoes but to be honest, I couldn't tell the difference between them and thier ordinary crisps.

              ***Packaging***
              The packaging is black with a vibrant green and yellow S for Sensations down the centre and the S is filled with pictures of the ingredients, for example thyme and lemon. The packaging keeps the crisps fresh and when you open the bag, you are greeted with a lovely smell.

              ***Ingredients***
              Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (27%), Roasted Chicken & Thyme Seasoning, Salt, Firming Agent (Calcium Chloride), Roasted Chicken & Thyme Seasoning contains: Dried Milk Whey, Flavouring, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Butter Oil (from Milk), Dried Onion, Sugar, Dried Chicken, Parsley, Dried Lemon Juice, Thyme

              ***Nutrition***
              Each 35g serving contains Calories 170 9%, Sugar 0.8g 1%, Fat 9.1g 13%, Saturates 0.7g 4%, Salt 0.7g 11% of an adult's guideline daily amount.

              ***Personal Opinion***
              Yes, they are nice, the packaging is posh but they are greasy. I don't really think they are worth £1.45 but I would buy them again when on offer.

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              A good brand of crisps but they are not that posh!

              Whilst out shopping the other day I was looking for a bag of crisps as a treat, the Walkers Sensations crisps leapt out at me as the packaging looked very posh and they were very cheap in Tescos at 77p for a 160g bag which I think is very good value.

              The packaging is black with a very lively S which is green and yellow in colour and is filled with a picture of the ingredients such as thyme,lemons,chicken and there is a trumpet on the top of the S.

              When you open the bag you can instantly smell a really lovely chicken smell with a hint of lemon and the herbs.

              It says on the back of the bag that these are a thicker cut crisp but to me they look like the standard walkers crisps, the only thing different about them is the crisps come in all different sizes some of the crisps are quite large.
              Each crisp is covered in a herb which makes the crisps look really nice and appertising, of course if you do not like herbs these crisps are not for you!

              I really like these crisps as there is such a nice taste of chicken, I can`t say I can taste roast chicken but there is definitely a chicken flavour. There is a very slight hint of lemon which is more an after taste and you can certainly taste the thyme which although it says on the back of the crisp bag that there is a generous amount added it is not unpleasant and really adds to the flavour of the crisps. There is an after taste of thyme that does linger for a while but it is not unpleasant.

              The other thing I like is there are no green crisps which I seem to find a lot in cheaper brands of crisps.
              Apart from the calorie content the only other downside is I find these crisps quite greasy.

              Walkers make these crisps sound as if they are very posh and well worth paying the extra for, like the fact that the crisps are a thicker cut and are made with Lady Rosetta and Saturna potatoes.
              Yes you do get a very nice flavour but to me they don`t seem that different from other Walker products. I will probably only buy these when they are on offer.

              Each 35g serving contains.

              170 - Calories
              0.8g - Sugar
              9.1g - Fat
              0.7g - Salt

              No artificial sweetners
              No artificial flavour enchancers
              No preservatives
              No artificial colours

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                22.08.2009 11:51
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                Posh crisps :-)

                The 'Sensations' range of crisps are made by Walkers. Famously launched by the Gary Linekar and Victoria Beckham advert back in 2002 these crisps have gained a reputaion as 'posh' crisps (hence V.Beckham) and this 'poshness' is certainly reflected in the packaging which gives the crisps an 'up market' and attractive appeal. I brought my Roast Chicken and Thyme 'Sensations' packet (160g) from Somerfield for £1.65 on a 'buy one get one free' deal.


                ~Packaging~

                Sensations first appeared in 2002 and at that time they were packaged in white bags now you will find find them in a glossy black bag with their trademark 'artistic' S across the front. The sensations 'S' is decorated with the various ingredients of the bags flavour. On mine there were pieces of sliced chicken, wedges of lemons and a few springs of thyme.

                ~Taste and Aroma~

                When opening the bag you are greeted by a lovely aroma of roast chicken (funny that), I'm not sure it smells exactly like roast chicken....well not the ones we have, but it's pretty good. Made with 100% English potatoes (Lady Rosetta & Saturna) the 'Sensations' crisps are quite thickly cut and have a discernable crunch and are less oily than walkers normal roast chicken crisps. I could taste the roast chicken and some light thyme flavouring together with the clean after taste of lemon, in all the balance of flavours was very good.

                ~Contents~

                Per 35g serving will give you :

                170 calories
                0.8 sugar
                9.1 fat
                0.7 salt

                ~Fat & Salt content~

                The fat content of 9.1 per 35g is 13 % of the recommended daily amount (RDA). Walkers normal 'Roast Chicken' flavour crisps are only a little lower (8.1per 35g). If you eat an whole packet of Roast Chicken and Thyme' you will consume around 776 calories, 36% of the RDA for fat and getting on towards 40% of the RDA for salt. Walkers have apparently reduced the salt content of their crisps by 70%, and now they use sunseed oil which is apparently alot more healthier than sunflower Oil.

                If you are given to temptation you can get smaller bags of these crisps although I've only seen the 'Thai Chilli' flavour for sale in my town supermarket. I personally couldn't eat that many, certainly not the whole bag, they are far too savoury for me and besides 'Chicken' breath is not an attractive thing to have.


                ~Natural Ingredients~

                'Sensations' pride themselves on using real ingredients in their crisps so as well as finding thyme and lemon you will also find real 'dried' chicken, as with most products these days they claim no artifical sweeteners, flavours, preservatives or colours.


                ~Conclusion~

                These crisps do live up to the posh label, they were very savoury and I know from previous experience that they go down well at parties. Personally, I wouldn't describe them as an everyday crisps think I'd prefer Walkers normal chicken crisps on that basis. It's worth noting that you can buy smaller bags although so far I've only seen the Thai Chilli in my local supermarket.

                If you don't fancy the Roast Chicken and Thyme flavour there are a number of other flavours including : Thai Sweet Chilli, Vintage Cheddar and Onion chutney, Southern Style Barbecue, Peking Spare Ribs, Oriental Red Curry, Lime and Corriander chutney, Balsamic Vinegar and Carmelised Onion, Buffalo Mozzarella and Herbs.

                www.sensationscrisps.co.uk

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                  16.06.2009 21:30
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                  A great tasting crisp for Walkers

                  A few weeks ago, I reviewed Walkers Sensations southern BBQ flavour crisps, and whilst the offer continued at Tesco (73p at the time for a 160g bag), I opted to try a different flavour, since I wasn't over the moon about the bbq variety. On this occasion I purchased the Roasted Chicken and Thyme flavour, and I was pleased to find the flavour much more to my liking.

                  As with other flavours in the Walker Sensations Crisp range, there are:
                  no artificial sweeteners
                  no artificial flavours
                  no preservatives
                  no artificial colours

                  On the reverse of the bag, Walkers describe these crisps as

                  'sumptuous.......paired with carefully selected herbs and lemon and then roasted to perfection. Adding a generous helping of thyme....'

                  Walkers also claim to use Lady Rosetta and Saturna potatoes to give a qaulity to their crisps.

                  As you open the bag, the smell of roast chicken immediately hits you, and makes you want to start gorging on the entire contents of the bag. As you taste each crisp, there is a lingering and very savoury taste of roast chicken with a hint of lemon. It may just be me, but I don't sense a strong taste or smell of thyme, (which for me is a good thing, this thyme would not be one of my favourite smelling herbs).

                  These crisps literally melt on your tongue and taste fantastic. If you are a fan of all things savoury then these are a sure fire winner. The smell of these crisps alone makes me hungry, and I have to say they are a hundred times tastier than the southern bbq variety.

                  The only downside if the calorie and fat content that the crisps contain. Per 35g serving, there are 170 calories and 9.1g of fat, quite hefty for a savoury treat, although once I grab a handful of these I cannot resist going back for more and more.

                  All in all, these walker sensations roasted chicken and thyme taste great. They practically melt on your tongue, leaving a delicious lingering taste of roast chicken. I would have not hesitation in buying these again, except for the fact that will hardly last an entire evening when I get hold of them. A great tasting flavour from Walkers Sensations.

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