Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Worcester sauce are back
Walkers Worcester Sauce Crisps
Member Name: Immortal
Walkers Worcester Sauce Crisps
Advantages: Taste great
Disadvantages: Bad for you
Worcester Sauce has always been my favourite flavour of crisps so you can probably imagine how disappointed I was when they were withdrawn a few years back within a food scare that also saw various curry sauces and similar items removed from supermarket shelves. I've been waiting all this time for them to be brought back and then finally a few weeks ago I spotted them on the shelves again, I was so excited I went a bit overboard and bought a few more packs than I really should have!
You get 25g of crisps in a packet, which to be honest looks like the bag is practically empty when you open it, it doesn't even fill a third of the bag. That tiny amount of crisps gives you 133 calories and 8.3g of fat, which when you think about it is really a lot for such a small amount that you're eating, and it doesn't even fill you up. But we all know crisps aren't healthy anyway, despite Walkers trying to make them sound healthier by saying they're made with Sunseed oil and free from artificial colours.
They come in a foil bag which is supposed to keep them fresher, like most crisps do nowadays. You can get a single packet for about 25 - 45p depending on where you buy them. Supermarkets are usually cheaper while corner shops and petrol stations charge a lot more for the same thing. You can also get them in multipacks, so far I've only seen this flavour in 6 packs for around £1, but there may be larger packs available that I've just not seen. Some of the larger variety bags also include Worcester Sauce flavour.
What I like about the Walkers crisps is their really crispy texture, they're very crunchy but you do often get quite a few burnt ones in a pack, though these ones still usually taste Ok. The taste is stronger than most other Worcester Sauce crisps I've tried, and Worcester Sauce is also one of the stronger flavours within the Walkers range. Despite what people who've never tried them may assume, they do not actually taste like Worcester Sauce, but they do have that tangy sweet flavour. It's hard to really describe the flavour of these crisps any further than that, but they're quite strong tasting, sweet with a definite tangy kick, and an almost bitter aftertaste that stays with you. As the flavour is quite strong you can't taste the potato as much as you can with most of the other flavours, usually you just get a subtle taste of it after all of the flavouring has gone from the crisps. Also with walkers you don't get some crisps that have loads of flavour on them and others with none, it's all evenly distributed through the pack.
The smell of these crisps is not too strong but very distinctive, so I'd recommend buying some mints or chewing gum if you're going to be eating these somewhere where you can't brush your teeth, as the smell and the flavour do stay with you for a long time otherwise.
Summary: The best tasting worcester sauce crisps