Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Can crisps really be this good?
Walkers Thai Sweet Chilli Sensations
Member Name: spikycat
Walkers Thai Sweet Chilli Sensations
Date: 16/11/10, updated on 16/11/10 (84 review reads)
Advantages: Light but quality texture, look and smell great, taste amazing
Disadvantages: Addictive beyond imagination, calorie controlled diet? don't even think about it...
Yes, then can. But it's a double edged sword. These crisps have the power to take over your mind in ways I wouldn't have previously believed possible. Once you've dabbled with these fiery little slices of joy once, there is no turning back. You never know quite what might trigger a reaction, although walking down the crisp aisle of any major supermarket is the more obvious cause, but once they're in your head you'll need them. And when I say 'need' I'm not talking about need in the sense of needing to put your feet up after a hard day at work, or needing to something to eat at lunch time. I'm talking 'need' in the context of a smoker with a 60 a day habit who gets locked inside his house for 5 hours straight with no cigarettes. I'm talking proper serious addiction. Make no mistake, these crisps are a dangerous distraction; a diet-killer. They should come with a health warning. But, they are deeee-licious.
Okay, enough with the drama, but seriously, I've tried just about every flavour in the Walkers Sensations range, and just about every variation on the 'sweet chilli' theme from competing brands like Kettle Chips, Phileas Fogg and Red Sky. Nothing comes close. These things will set your tongue on fire with flavour; quite literally if you eat too many in quick succession, albeit after your 50th bag you start to build a tolerance. Not only does the flavour nail both 'sweet' and 'chilli' perfectly, but the crisps themselves have a glorious texture and crunch - more weighty than a standard Walkers crisp, with a feeling of quality, but not with the overly thick (and ultimately dryer) texture of some of its competitors. They also smell amazing - don't miss the opportunity to catch the vapours escaping as you open the bag! On top of this, you really would be forgiven for thinking there genuinely is some kind of addictive additive, as my wife and I both spiral into the kind of feeding frenzy you'd think should be reserved for the African plains. A 150g bag is quite literally devoured in minutes, after which we exchange knowingly guilty looks, under the pretence that we now feel quite sick and couldn't possibly eat any more; the reality being we could easily have polished off a 500g bag. If only you could get them that big.
If you've never tried these, then you owe it to yourself to give them a go. You won't ever look back I promise. It's always worth cruising the supermarket strip for the best deals, as a 150g bag can set you back as much as £1.80, or as little as 75 pence, so shop wisely. There is almost always a deal somewhere on the Sensations range, normally a 2 for 1 or 3 for 2. The packs are now black rather than the old style white ones shown in the product image above, and to be honest black is a better colour as these crisps most definitely reside on the dark side. Wicked without a doubt and absolutely to die for. I rate these higher than Beef Monster Munch and, given I've been addicted to those little beauties since childhood, that's saying something. These crisps are the future. Go get some.
Summary: Displaced Beef Monster Munch to take the throne as the new King of Crisps