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With Halloween having just passed and the shops having been filled with all things creepy and spooky including different foods I couldn't resist purchasing a packet of the 'zombie finger' wotsits which are really just the Flamin Hot wotsits in special packaging. My husband was thrilled with the purchase as he loves this flavour but I was yet to try them and certainly didn't expect them to be as hot as they are.
As stated I purchased the Walkers flamin hot wotsits as part of a multi-pack containing 6 x 17.5g packets for just £1.00 from Sainsbury's which I thought was really good value.
The wotsits come packaged in a foil bag, this bag was designed to reflect the Halloween theme and has a 'limited edition' logo printed on the front. You can find all the normal product information on the packet including ingredients listings, nutritional information and allergy advice it also states that the wotsits are suitable for vegetarians.
One good thing about these wotsits are that they are quite low in calories compared to other crisps/savoury snacks. Each 17.5g packet contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 93 kcal
Fat - 5.5g
Saturates - 0.4g
Sugars - 0.7g
Salt - 0.34g
The wotsits themselves are described as 'flamin hot flavour corn puffs', they are about an inch long with rounded ends and are pale yellow in colour but the with the hot flavouring covering them they appear quite a bright orange colour. I think the wotsits actually smell a little like tomato flavour and taste slightly of it too although they are rather spicy. In fact I was quite surprised at just how spicy and after eating 2-3 of the wotsitis my mouth was tingling quite a lot. But although these are pretty spicy they are also quite addictive and as my mouth slowly began to feel like it was burning it also made me want to eat more. The only thing I find annoying with these wotsits is that although they are crisp and crunchy they stick to your teeth which doesn't feel very nice.
Overall these are tasty but rather spicy crisps which may not be suited to some tastes but I actually found them quite addictive after a while. It's just a shame they do stick to your teeth as its one thing I find from maize based snacks to be really annoying!
Flamin Hot. This twist on the original wotsits is pure genius While my little ones enjoy really cheesy i can look forward to a spiceyer adult treat. These really do taste good and at only ninety three calories a pack you wont ruin your lunch or your wasteline. The low calories are due to the fact that they are baked and not fried. One thing i would say thou is that the packet would suggest that these are really hot flamin to be exact, but in truth they are just a little spiced up, a kick yes but fire breathing dragon there not, but still very very nice. They can be bought in a multibag which also has prawn cocktail and really chessy varities mixed in. As well as being really low in calories they are alsovry low in sugar. All in all a very enjoable allternitive to high fat crisps.
I enjoy spicy foods and I like things to have a real kick to them if they are supposed to be hot and spicy, I also like this when it comes to flavourings on crisps and with flaming hot Wotsits you certainly get a kick.
Wotsits have been around forever but are best known in their slightly boring cheese format, a flavour which I would never eat but these days you can get them in different flavours and prawn cocktail and these flaming hot ones are very good.
With flaming hot Wotsits what you get is a the usual melt on the tongue Wotsit crisp but with a very strong yet very tasty hot flavouring, sometimes when crisps are hot and spicy they tend to just burn the tongue and you cannot find a real flavour but with these it is not like that.
There is a beefiness to these crisps somewhere but the main flavourings are certainly pepper orientated, I would suggest that there is a hint of black pepper in here but the main pepper taste would come from red or chilli peppers.
These come in standard sized bags and can also be found in multi packs, I believe you do get them in the bigger grab bags but I haven't seen them in this size yet for myself.
A standard packet will cost you a little over 40p and if you like a hot snack then you will love these but if you do not have a taste for hot and spicy things then you want to leave these well alone.
Wotsits Flamin Hot' is one of my favourite crisp flavours on the market. Not only is the shape and texture of the crisp (well, actually, puff) delectable, but the flavour is (to me anyway) very tasty. It is spicy, and as the name suggests, hot, but not overwhelmingly so. It doesn't burn your mouth or create a quasi allergic reaction like Monster Munch can, but it will give you the feeling of tasting and eating something with a bit more substance and muster to it.
The flavour really is stimulating to the mouth, and it's easy to eat more than one packet after another. My only critisism would come with how easily available this product is. I've only ever seen it in a limited number of shops and newsagents, and other than that the only option is to purchase it via a multipack of six - meaning, if you don't like the other flavours, you are stuck with them.
In terms of the packet of crisps on their own though, it is amongst my favourite, and I can't get enough of them!
I would say that the Really Cheesy Wotsits are my favourite flavour, but the Flamin' Hot ones run a close 2nd, if not tied as a joint 1st.
I like these in Monster Munch, but the good thing about Wotsits is that they are softer than Monster Munch and they melt in your mouth a bit.
The bags are the same colouring as the other Wotsits but they have a reddish bit on them to indicate the Flamin' Hot flavour.
You don't tend to get these in individual bags anywhere, not that I've seen anyway which is a shame. I buy these in the Multipack bags, where you get 12 assorted bags of 4 of these, 4 Really Cheesy and 4 Prawn Cocktail. The Prawn Cocktail ones always get left to the last, as they are the least interesting to me, but they do taste pretty good as well, it's just the other 2 are the best tasting Crisps ever!
Per bag these have 95 calories, so the wife can eat these as part of her Diet, which makes her happy too, as she loves them as much as I do.
These are the same consistency as all the other Wotsits. They are baked Crisps which are pretty puffy and a bit crumby. They break up easily enough and if sucked on a bit then these get a little soggy, which is quite nice. They are a reddish colour and smell quite firey. They have bags of flavouring and are just a slightly spicy taste with a hot tang to them. Not too hot, so I'm sure they would be suitable for most people.
A nice flavoursome Crisps.
Wotsits is a crisp brand that was formally owned by Golden Wonder and is now owned by Walkers.
I have been eating Wotsits for years now and have tried all the flavours (Classic cheese flavour, prawn cocktail and flaming hot) of these flavours my absolute favourite is Flaming hot so I was overjoyed when they started selling it in individual bags rather than in just the multi-packs, I have got to say I cannot fault these crisps, not once. All three flavours are great and worth trying. The taste of the crisps are really nice, full of flavour and yet not overpowering or sickly after a bag. The Wotsits come in a foil packet to help keep the product fresh with a quirky packet design that has Wotsits written on it to resemble the actual shape of the crisps. Wotsits have only 95 calories per pack so it makes it a really good low calorie treat. Overall these are one of the best crisps brands around and I hope to enjoy these for many years to come.
If you have taste buds like mine that can withstand a good burn or two from spicy food`s then you like me may find that the Flamin hot wotsits from Walkers are right up your street.
I was never a lover of cheesy wotsits I always found them to be too cheesy (DOH, what did I expect). I usually like my crisps to be full of flavour but cheesy wotsits had just gone too far or perhaps I was not as bg a fan of cheese as I thought because with the prawn cocktail and flaming hot flavours they have also gone overboard on the flavouring stakes but they are delicious.
Most snacks that claim to be spicy actually tend not to be at all but Walkers flaming hot wotsits could burn the tongue from the winner of an extra hot curry eating competition. Each delicious wotsit is completely covered with this very strong but very nice tasting flavouring and although they do burn the tongue and most of the rest of the inside of your mouth you can still appreciate the excellent flavour.
I first tried flaming hot wotsits because they were in the multi pack my better half had purchased and no one else was eating them so I gave them a go. My first thought was simply WOW they are hot but as I got used to the initial nip I began to realise that there was a lovely flavour lurking behind the nip and it was one I really enjoyed and still do.
I find it almost impossible to explain the flavour but my best effort is to say that it has a sort of distant beefy flavour perhaps one of beef doused in black pepper with various other spices thrown in for good measure. However I try to describe it, it would never be quite right so my best advice would be to grab a bag and try for yourself.
They can be purchased as I have already mentioned in multi packs containing the other flavours also (cheesy and prawn cocktail) or in single packets priced around 40p they are also available in walkers grab bag sized packets in some places, these are 50g packs which cost around 60p and are crammed full with loads more fiery wotsits.
The packets look like the other wotsit flavours only the wording and the pictures are in bright red to portray the fiery snacks inside. They are available in most convenience stores in single pack form and in most supermarkets in multi pack form so make sure if you haven't already that sometime soon you go out and grab a pack and give your taste buds a red hot treat.
The good thing about this snack is that just like its cheesy counterparts it is quite low in calories and is also now lower in salt content so they not only taste delicious but are also not as bad for you as many other snacks on the market.
The only thing left for me to say now is that you should be careful when eating these and always have a cloth or a bay wipe near to hand because the flavouring comes off onto your fingers and even though you lick it off it still leaves your fingers red in colour.
There is another option though you could eat them my way.... Open packet tilt back head and pour into mouth, allow delicious snack to melt in your mouth then swallow and re-load!!
Thanks for reading!
These are my favourite flavour at the moment of Wotsits possibly only surpassed by those of the "prawn cocktail" variety- I use this term loosely as I am largely allergic to prawns and other forms of shellfish and if they actually contained any prawn in any realistic shape or form then I would probably be elligible for the 2012 olympic projectile vomiting team.
But anyway I digress- these are supposed to be both "flaming" and indeed "hot"-well I have issue with both of these alleged facts.
For starters these are in no manner, shape or indeed form flaming as surely the heat from afore mentioned flames would melt the packet and be a health and safety hazard!! Of course one way around this would be to have crisps that ignited upon contact with the air but then this too would cause problems as the whole packet would ignite as soon as you opened it so this is in fact a misnomer.... unless they are intending the useage of the word flaming as in "flaming hell geezer" in which case this is slightly more acceptable but should we really be encouraging the youth of today (at whom no doubt these crisps are intentionally marketed) to use such awful cuss words as flaming. Before we know it they will be coming out with other extremities such as "bloody" or "blast"!!!
Second I take umbridge at use of the word "hot" as the crisps I enjoyed last night were decidely cold or at best of a stable room tempature!! If in fact they mean spicy then it is true they have more of a tang than ordinary cheesey wotsits but they are nowhere near as spicy as the hot variety of Monster Munch I have enjoyed on a more regular basis. And hot Monster Munch come in a bigger bag. And are shaped like monster feet.
Overall these are a very tasty snack- and I am sorry if there are those of you who might have gathered that I don't indeed like these crisps- it is just that I feel I have a whole issue with the foodie description. This I think is the biggest food scandal since it emerged that the only true vegetarian Walkers are Beef and onion and that Scampi and Lemon Crisps actually taste of anything other than week old toenails or cheesey, mouldy feet.
I love the way these melt in your mouth like little puffs of potato though not as successfully as Skips which are the Queen and King of melty crisp-style snax but be warned- if you try to put too many wotsits in your mouth at once or eat them at too quick a speed you can find yourself getting gummmed up which may result in a trip to A and E if you eat more than three packets this way on the trot.
oh and despite what it says about being reduced salt, I am not sure these are condusive to a regulated diet!!
If you ignore what it says on the packet and take these for what they are- an artifical, additive-laden tasty potato snack- then you won't go far wrong... just be aware that these are not exactly as it says on the packet!!
17.5g. Crisps. Made with 100% Sunseed Oil, each standard bag now has: Up to 40% less salt. And only contains up to 4% of a child's guideline daily amount of saturated fat.