Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Walkers Smoky Bacon Flavour Crisps
Advantages: taste, texture, price
Ive already admitted my crisp addiction here on Dooyoo so it wont suprise regular readers of my reviews to see that another variety has appeared on my review list.
Ive become a bit set in my ways recently and have only been eating salt and vinegar Seabrooks, preferring the bite they provide over Walkers but today I opted for a change and because they were on offer, bought a multi-pack of 6 Walkers Smoky Bacon flavour crisps from Tesco.
Its been quite a while since Id had Walkers Smoky Bacon and nothing new seemed to have changed with the packaging - they are the same as the picture above so no need to describe, the only new bit of information is on the back of the pack, you are informed that theres:
No artificial colours
suitable for vegetarians
suitable for coeliacs
So thats a new one on me. Walkers also inform us that the crisps are made with sunseed which is naturally lower in saturates and a harvested farmers field is pictured.
This being a multi-pack packet means that the weight is slightly lower than buying a single packet on its own, so for a 25g bag you are informed that it contains:
So not all that bad really, especially the sugar and saturated fat content.
Opening the bag you are met with a pleasent smoky aroma and the crisps are a nice golden colour and a good mixture of large and small crisps. Normally I find that multi-pack packets seem to be more air than crisps, but these nicely filled the bag.
So the taste; As I had not had this flavour for quite a while I was suprised at just how tasty they were, the smoky flavouring is rather sweet and although I dont think the bacon tastes of actual bacon it definitely is meaty. Combined, the smokiness and the meat flavour does work really well together and I found myself enjoying the tasty treat in front of me. It isnt a flavour I normally buy and was pleased that I made this choice today and although it wouldnt replace salt and vinegar as my favourite flavour it was a very nice change.
The ingredients dont reveal too many nasties only listing Potatoes, Sunflower Oil and Smoky Bacon Seasoning and there are no allergy warnings on the pack that I can report on.
All in all, a very nice flavour that I would have no problems recommending to anyone so for that reason they get 5/5 Dooyoo stars from me.
Walkers crisps in general can be found in most places from local shops, supermarkets, pubs etc and cost in the region of 40p for a single pack. Multi-packs similar to what I bought today cost approx. £1.25 for a 6 pack but are frequently on offer in supermarkets.
Summary: made a nice change from my normal choice.