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      18.07.2010 22:30
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      Good quality crisps.

      I absolutely love snacks and I love crisps and I have tried lots of Walkers Sensations crisps and enjoyed them all and when I saw these ones in Home Bargains for only 59p for a 160g bag, I thought it was an absolute bargain and so I bought 2 packets as it made sense. The bag is a very large one and the crisps inside are a very good quality one and the texture of them is very crunchy and each crisp has a lightly sprinkling of a pepper flavouring and the crisps are a thick cut and they taste quite spicy, the pepper flavour is sweet chipotle peppers added to juicy tomatoes, combined with a hint of garlic, herbs and spices to give the fabulous pepper flavour. I ate these on their own but my grandchildren dipped them into a sauce dip and they enjoyed them and they are not so spicy that they burn the mouth, they have a tangy flavour without being too strong a taste and the quality of the crisps is an excellent one. The amount in the packet is a very good amount to feed a few people and they are ideal for picnics and I taken these on picnics and they are fabulous for parties and my older grandchildren did not find them too spicy but they were a little too tangy for the little ones. Per 35g they contain 170 calories, 9.1g fat and 0.7g of saturates. They have no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or colours. They are easy to chew and swallow and they are very filling and the quality of these makes me want to eat more as they taste delicious and they are very moreish. Once opened I cannot stop until they are all gone, even if it takes me all day to eat them lol, and if I save them for later and just roll down the plastic packet from the top and they are nice and fresh later in the day to eat and are still just as crunchy. These crisps are available in other flavours some of which are Roasted Chicken & Thyme, Thai Sweet Chill and Oriental Red Curry and I have tried all of these and they all taste very nice and are also very good quality. The name of these ones Sensations is just what they are, absolutley sensational. I recommend these for anyone to give them a try and I think they are excellent value for money and I will continue to buy them in the future as they are very satisfying. I rate them 5 stars.

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        30.05.2010 13:34
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        A sweet, tangy flavoursome crisp.

        Now I am a huge crisp fan as my wobbly bits testify! I love all flavours but BBQ have never been in my top ten. Infact I usually avoid them, but when these Walkers Sensations Southern Style BBQ crisps were on offer at my local supermarket I thought I'd give them a go. The black packet looks classy and holds 160g of crisps. It gives you the nutritional information per 30g on the front - but who can honstly stop after 30g?! It says they are made form real ingredients and Southern style barbecue flavour crisps, made with real ingredients. They also contain no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavour enhancers (No MSG), no preservatives or no artificial colours. There are a lot of crisps in the bag and the crisps are a good size and quite thickly cut which makes them moister somehow but still lovely and crunchy. The flavour is excellent - they are strong and quite unique. Yu can taste the onion and garlic flabours and they are also quite tomatoey. There is a hint of chilli and the bbq flavour is not as strong and smokey and overpowering as other bbq crisps I have tried. It is quite a sweet flavour but with a sharpness that cuts through to make the perfect balance. They are higher quality crisps, you can tell straight away. I was not a fan of bbq before but I will definitely buy these again as they are very morish and very tasty! I buy these when they are on offer at £1 a bag, which is quite often. Nutritional info is: per 100g Cal 485kCal Fat 26.0g Sat Fat 2.0g Sugar 2.9g Salt 1.5g

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        29.04.2010 19:19
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        Tasty treat...I really like these!

        I am a massive fan of crisps! I adore most flavours and most brands and I really love huge grab bags that I can piggy myself out on if I so desire. I actually know that these cost around 99p a bag normally so when I spotted 4 huge bags for a pound at a local market I simply couldn't resist the bargain though my hips groaned NO don't do it lol. The Packaging: Black foil bag that holds 95g's of crisps. On the front of the bag I'm told that they are Walkers Sensations Southern Style Barbecue Flavour Crisps and that they are made with real ingredients and there is a picture depicted of peppers, onions, chilli, garlic and tomatoes on there and the size is also stated on the bottom left hand corner of the bag. Other information on the back of the bag includes being told a bit about the crisps, ingredients and the best before date is clearly stated on there along with a nutritional chart, I'm told a bit about other flavours in the range and contact details for Walkers are listed. It's a nice informative bag this one and actually appears rather posh in fact! The Crisps: Well they are made from potatoes cooked in sunflower oil and are ungreasy. They are sort of red in colour due to the abundance of seasoning on them. Shaped much like you would expect a crisp to be they are rather thin and rather crispy too and I like the fact that they still remain sort of moist along with being crispy/crunchy and therefore don't dry your mouth out too bas as you eat them. They are flavoured with tomato, onion and peppers along with a subtle undertone of garlic to them and a little kick of pepper and chilli. They smell like you would expect a BBQ flavoured crisp to really with a sweet and slightly smoky smell to them. They contain no artificial sweeteners or msg and no preservatives or colours and are suitable for Vegetarians too. They have a great natural sweetness to them, I love the crispiness and that all the flavours listed as the seasoning on these crisps come through really well but you can still taste the potato these are made from. Nice crisps though be careful....I ate a whole bag without even thinking twice about what I was doing lol. Nutritional Information Per 35g Serving: Energy: 170 Kcal Protein: 2.2g Carbohydrate: 20.0g of which sugars: 1.0g Fat: 9.1g of which saturates: 0.7g Fibre: 1.5g Sodium: 0.21g Equivalent as salt: 0.52g Available in all good supermarkets etc at about a pound for a bag this size and I haven't seen any other sizes of these available to purchase in.

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        07.04.2010 11:13
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        A great crisp, I would buy again.

        These crisps are surrently on offer in Sainsburys (seems that everything I buy at the moment is because it is on offer!). They are buy one get one free, so you get 2 160g bags for just £1.69. I don't really eat a lot of crisps, well I try not too anyway as they are so unhealthy, but Me and my husband sometimes buy the big bags if we have people coming over or to have as an accompaniment to a meal. (If you don't eat the whole bag, it doesn't feel as bad). We are both lovers of anything barbecue flavoured (except meat - we are vegetarians) so we both thought these would be a good flavour to try, and these crisps didn't disappoint. This particular flavour of crisps were really tasty, with some of their packets you have to try quite hard to pick out what flavour you are actually eating, that is definitely not the case with these. I'm not sure what actual spices make up that distinctive barbecue flavour, I think it's things like cumin and paprika, but these are unmistakeably barbecue flavour, and they have that sweet edge to them, and there must be a bit of chilli in there somewhere as they do have a tiny kick, but nothing major, you can just tell it's in there somewhere.The crisps were all fairly large, and very crunchy, and the packet was actually reasonably full, which shocked me a bit. Sometimes with the huge bags they are barely half full. The packet claims that these crisps have (per 35g serving) "Calories 170 9%, Sugar 1.0 g 1%, Fat 9.1 g 13%, Saturates 0.7 g 4%, Salt 0.5 g 9% of an adult's guideline daily amount. Which isn't actually as bad as I thought. It also claims that there are no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavour enhancers (NO MSG), no preservatives and no artificial colours. Which can only be a good thing. I would really recommend these crisps, not as part of a healthy diet, but as an occasional snack, they aren't too bad, and they actually taste great, if you like barbecue flavours, you will love these.

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          01.04.2010 12:26
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          A average crisp.

          ~Company~ Walkers are a household name based in Leicester. The first crisp was made by walkers in 1945 and the first flavoured crisp was made in1954 and it was cheese and onion. Walkers only use British potatoes as these are the best, and supports British potato farmers. Walkers are a company that is committed to reducing its carbon footprint which can only be a good thing. ~Packaging~ The bag is a nice glossy black and has a saxophone on the front that appears to be blasting out Tomato's, Chilli's, Garlic, Peppercorns and Peppers. The company logo is quite prominent and the name of the flavour is very visible. On the back of the pack is a mouth-watering description of how the crisps are made. There is also a list of ingredients and the nutritional values are broken down in an easy to understand way. The crisps are suitable for vegetarians. The company contact details are also easy to see. ~Contents~ The bag opens easily and with a satisfying huff noise. I was then greeted by a mouth watering puff of aroma which smelt nice and strongly of bbq and made me quite eager to start. The crisps are of a fair size and the coverage of flavouring is even, if a little bit orangey. The crisps are lovely and fresh and make a satisfying crunch when you bite them. The initial taste is very strong and tastes of bbq sauce but also quite pleasant. The after taste is a mild chilli burn which is not unpleasant but is long lasting. Unfortunately the more you eat the hotter your mouth gets which is not something I had experienced with other bbq crisps. There is also a strange greasy after taste once the burn has gone. ~Conclusion~ The packaging is good as that is what made me pick these up in the first place. The size of the bag 160g is definitely for sharing or to only have a few at a time but as the bag is not reseal able I think the crisps would go soft. They cost around £1.50 a bag which is not bad as far as gourmet crisps go. The fat content is pretty high as only to be expected with crisps so I would only have these as a naughty treat at the end of the week. I would buy these again to share with Mr H while watching a film. I'm not sure I would recommend to a friend as there are much tastier bbq crisps on the market for pretty much the same price. ~Websites~ www.walkerscrisps.co.uk www.sensationscrisps.co.uk

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          15.10.2009 12:41
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          A Wicked Bag Of BBQ Flavour Crisps

          You'll read loads of reviews about bbq flavoured crisps off me because me and my mate have gone on a quest to find the perfect ones ever since Walkers changed theirs and took all the flavour out. These Southern Style BBQ ones are by Walkers but they're part of the Sensations range and I love most of their crisps so thought I'd try these as the first in my quest. They're delish and I reckon I might have found the perfect bbq crisps on the very first try! They taste proper strong of bbq seasoning and have got a lovely onion and garlic flavour. The crisps taste of meat and there's a proper flavour in them and not just a chemical taste of bbq. I love how crunchy these crisps are as well, they're nearly hard but that's in a good way because it makes them one of the crunchiest crisps ever. There's loads of flavouring on the crisps and every single one of them in the bag are so strong that you can't taste the crisps under the bbq flavour. That would usually annoy me because I like to be able to taste the crisps but with these ones I love the flavour so much that it's ok. These crisps are majorly moorish, I brought the big bag and promised to save half of them for my mate to try but I couldn't stop eating them and wasn't that surprised when I realised there was no crisps left in the bag! lol Another good thing is that the crisps are a lot bigger than in other brands and I love this because Walkers crisps are getting smaller and smaller! These are about £1.55 for the big bag and they're well worth that because they are the best bbq crisps I've tasted and I'm proper glad we started our quest because I probably wouldn't have noticed them.

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            23.05.2009 17:54
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            Okay, but not my favourite Walkers Sensations

            I am a crisp fan all the way - in fact I hardly every buy them due to the fact that they wouldn't even last a full day in the cupboard and I would end up being twice my size. Hubby on the other hand will only eat the plainest of crisps, reaching for the nearest chocolate rather than savoury crisps. The other day however, I made the fatal mistake of turning up the crisps aisle at Tesco, an aisle I usually restrain myself from going up. It didn't long for my eye to see Walkers Sensations on offer at 73p, and for my mouth to start salivating, especially upon seeing the 'Southern Style Barbecue' bag. I remember years ago when Walkers brought out their regular barbecue flavour, my brother and I ate and ate and ate these until we completely sickened ourselves of them. So I have rather a fondness of barbecue flavoured crisps. The 160g bag itself is deceivingly large, since inside (like a lot of large crisp bags) it is only about 75% full of crisps. Walkers Sensations advertises itself as being made with 'real ingredients'. They also claim to add: No artificial sweeteners No preservatives No articificial colours No artificial flavour enhancers (no MSG) These facts all help in easing my guilt for gorging myself silly on them. Some of the main ingredients in these southern style barbecue crisps include: sweet chipotle peppers, juicy tomatoes and garlic. The crisps themselves are thickly cut, using Saturna and Lady Rosetta potatoes ( I have to admit I've never heard of either type). Walkers also claim that these crisps offer a 'sweet intensity and vibrant spiciness' and I would certainly agree. On my first taste, I was disappointed. I was so expecting it to be rather like their regular barbecue flavour with a little more spice. It was immediately easy to taste the tomatoes, obviously providing the little bit of sweetness. I was however surprised by the llittle spicy kick at the end, which seemed to impress my tastebuds, as I then continued to reach for more and more. Within 15 minutes, the bag was only 50% filled with crisps. All in all, I haven't quite made my mind up about these crisps. Everytime I put them in my mouth I think I don't like them, but when I get that little kick at the end, I feel that I want more and more. I have to say though, that of the other flavours of Walkers Sensations that I have tried (and I have so far fought the urge to buy each flavour) I would place these at the bottom of the pile, for the sheer reason that I am not found of the first taste. I much prefer Walkers original barbecue, and I think I'll stick to these in future. It will not however, be terrribly difficult to finish the bag, regardless of what I have just said.

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              29.04.2009 14:18
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              Oh, I'm missing these crisps already and I only gave them up today!

              Gosh, I didn't think Walkers Sensations could get any better and then they introduce their new Southern Style BBQ crisps which are absolutely the very best crisps I've ever eaten. I originally bought a big bag for my Easter party but they are so good than I have since eaten so many of them that I am really dreading my next Weight Watchers weigh-in! The crisps are so moreish, they have both a wonderful taste and the perfect texture for crisps in my opinion. The first thing I noticed was how thick and large each crisp is, ordinarily I don't like overly large crisps but these are just perfect and give me a real mouthful with every, well, mouthful! The taste of the crisps is heavenly, I think Walkers might just have redeemed themselves for their appalling Find Us A Flavour range. I am quite picky when it comes to BBQ flavouring, finding some far too insipid and others overloaded with the taste of garlic. Walkers have pulled all the stops out with these Southern Style BBQ crisps however and created a flavour that is instantly recognisable as BBQ, yet it has a taste that is completely unlike anything I've tasted before. For a start these crisps have quite a distinct tomato flavour, something that is important in any food professing to be BBQ flavoured but shamefully lacking in many brands. The first thing you will notice as you bite into a crisp is that the flavour is sweet and smoky at the same time, it hints at being loaded with garlic but never does this become overpowering or too strong whatsoever. The spiciness of the crisp doesn't really hit until you've eaten a couple but when it does you'll certainly know it's there, I don't find them too spicy at all but my 12 year old granddaughter doesn't like the kick these crisps give after a while. Closing my eyes I can distinctly taste several flavours, they just leap out at me from the hard and crunchy surface of the crisp. Chilli, onion, garlic, salt and cumin are all discernible flavours and checking on the back of the packet I see my taste buds are working correctly and these flavours are all involved in the creation of these delicious crisps. There is no meatiness to this flavour which is quite unusual when it comes to BBQ flavoured crisps as they usually seem to try and add a pork or beef dimension, here though Walkers have allowed the seasoning to do the talking - and it doesn't talk, it YELLS! I adore the strong flavouring on these crisps, the smell alone from the bag makes my mouth water and leaves me drooling. Quite simply I don't dare buy any more as I cannot stop at a hand full of crisps and absolutely refuse to leave them alone until all 100g of the crisps are gone. Considering the 100g bag contains 485 calories and 26g of fat, I think I had better not buy any more otherwise I shall end up putting all the weight I have lost straight back on and no amount of steamed fish and veggies will help!

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