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Posted: 12:19 Wed 02-06-2004. Price: 92p/ six-pack. Location: Somerfield, Bath. Sub-flavours: Tomato and Basil, Greek Kebab, Feta Cheese. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: As a busy mum of two, I should know better by now than to buy crisps in flavours I don't like in real life. (Although that said, I don't like pickled onions, but pickled onion crisps are great.) Anyway, these are horrible, with the Tomato and Basil being the least foul, BUT if you think you'll like them you probably will. The only acceptable way I found to eat them, appropriately enough for this week's theme, was to have one of each at a time, at which point they taste kinda like a pepperoni pizza. A very second-rate replacement for "takeaway" flavours in my book, though.

...In other salty snippets: The Grocer passes on the news that Procter and Gamble are launching Pringles Prints in the US in June, with "Fun Facts", "Animal Facts", "Jokes" and "Trivial Pursuit Junior" sprayed directly onto the Pringle surface "in a variety of colours". Meanwhile, I'm sure other Snackspot readers will join me in saluting the Chinese "bioengineering company" who, rather than using "conventional" and "legally accepted" sources of protein such as soybean, wheat and bran, have been accused of making a special "blended" version of soy sauce from what are described as piles of waste human hair. As Jennifer Aniston used to say, "Here comes the science bit", eh?

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Posted: 14:33 Wed 02-06-2004 by "Toby" # permalink comment
Comment: I must say, I thought the Greek Kebab flavour was rather good. But it's probably best enjoyed with a pint for the purest experience.
Posted: 18:27 Wed 02-06-2004 by "nibus" # permalink comment
Comment: 'Mediterranean' flavour? I vote for 'North Sea' flavour next. Sub-flavours on a postcard...
Posted: 05:58 Thu 03-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: They have to be Fish'n'chips, cockles'n'mussles, pickled onion (or egg) and deep fried mars bar.
Posted: 08:17 Thu 03-06-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Or the old favourite, Jellied Eels. That would be instaed of the already available Pickled Onion.
Posted: 10:27 Thu 03-06-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Mmm. Those certainly sound a lot more tempting than this "Islington Wanker Selection".
Posted: 14:50 Thu 03-06-2004 by "runningfordearlife" # permalink comment
Comment: Will no-one join me in a huge "YUK" about soy sauce made from human hair?


Posted: 15:13 Thu 03-06-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hey, "human hair" is one of the few flavours Walkers have yet to foist on the crisp-eating public - anyone want to bet on how long it'll be before they do?

(also, I reckon hair-eating is just the Atkins madness taken to its logical conclusion - both hair and nails are naturally low in carbohydrate *and* high in protein!)


Posted: 17:45 Thu 03-06-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm not normally a fan of these 'spin offs', such as the Takeaway ones and Marmite etc (having said that, the Turkey and Stuffing type tasted quite like the real thing), but having only eaten Greek Kebab so far, it is one of the best flavours.
Posted: 19:17 Thu 03-06-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't like the texture of crisps but I love kebabs so I might buy them and just suck the flavouring off.
Posted: 20:43 Thu 03-06-2004 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried greek kebab and they taste nothing like the kebab flavour crisps I had when I was in Egypt! The kebab flavour was true. Though not being able to read arabic I could not tell you what was in them. Maybe a little camel hair? Who knows!
Posted: 11:30 Mon 07-06-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Is the Greek Kebab flavour like a Doner Kebab flavour?
Posted: 11:59 Mon 07-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Greek kebab or Gyros is nothing like the turkish kebab that you get in the UK. Gyros can be pork, and is usually made with very gristly meat. BTW one of the best kebab's you'll ever taste are those from Ranoush Juice (http://www.london-eating.co.uk/3129.htm) - next time you are in the big smoke - treat yourself!
Posted: 20:16 Mon 28-Jun-2004 by "HotPhil" # permalink comment
Comment: Have only had the Greek Kebab flavour thus far. I won't be rushing out to try the other flavours. Sorry.
Posted: 09:46 Wed 30-Jun-2004 by "'Pringles Playboy' Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Making fun at crisps? 'North Sea flavour', 'Fish'n'chips', 'cockles'n'mussles' and 'Jellied Eels'? Have I got news for you: I have tasted Pringles 'Grilled 'Shrimp & Pepper'. Not being a fish-fan (nor shrimp for that matter), I thought these were the most wretched tasting Pringles ever! Fortunately, they are only available (for a limited time) in Japan.
Posted: 22:46 Sun 05-Sep-2004 by "Richard Valvona" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried this variety flavour when they first came out and I think they're the best flavours you can get. My favorite flavour is Greek Kabab, followed by Tomato & Basil, then Feta Cheese. I hope they stay on the market all year round, not just for the summer. I tried the new Roast Dinners variety last week and they come nowhere as good as the Mediteranean variety.
Posted: 18:23 Sat 11-Sep-2004 by "osama" # permalink comment
Comment: i have tried all of the flavours of mediterranean crisps at m cousins house but they don't sell them in any shops near my house. I wish that they will keep on making them because they are really enjoyable to taste.
Posted: 21:05 Sun 12-Sep-2004 by "Mega Muncher" # permalink comment
Comment: Love em :) Order of preference: Feta Cheese, Tomato & Basil, then Greek Kabab. I thought the Feta cheese ones were a nice change from Chees & Onion. And I always love Tomato type flavours (Ketchup rules!!!)
Posted: 00:05 Mon 25-Oct-2004 by "Luke&Dani" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, having read through the fascinating discussions taking place, we feel it only right to add our own insights into this exciting and fascinating developement in the Walkers Crisp Line. Being a great fan of all gastronomical products 'cheese' themed/tasting, i was truley thrilled to find a 'feta cheese' flavoured packet, indeed wrapped in a refreshing and exciting new packet. We lookforward in sincere anticipation at tasting the other two flavours, my friend Dani is particularly excited in tasting Greek Kebab flavour, in fact responding to the news with a gasp: 'my mouth is watering already!'

We anticipate your comments Luke & Danielle


Posted: 13:01 Sun 21-Nov-2004 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Just to say I saw several cheap shops in Mexborough [near Doncaster] selling entire 48 pack boxes of the Tomato and Basil or Greek Kebab flavours for just £1 last week. They were past their sell by date [just] but still a great bargain for the crisp lover. Sadly all the Feta Cheese boxes had already been sold.
Posted: 21:02 Wed 12-Jan-2005 by "Maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: we have Mediterranean Lays ( Walkers) in Argentina as well!!!! not the same flavours though, we have Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil and Tomato, Olive Oil and Basil, Greek Katziki Cheese with onions, Lasagna, Beef Carpaccio with Parmeggiano and Smoked Manchego Cheese, these are all available in my new site if ur interested!!www.argentinegoodies.netfirms.com
Posted: 22:55 Wed 12-Jan-2005 by "maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: oh i forgot , there are also Iberic Ham Chips! in here we also have beef, lamb, and salad flavoured chips
Posted: 16:48 Thu 13-Jan-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I've had Belgian Mediterranean...Cucumber and Goats Cheese
Posted: 18:43 Thu 13-Jan-2005 by "Maberk" # permalink comment
Comment: In Chile they have, lemon and cylantro mediterraenean Lays, Salt and Pepper ones and sour Cream and Onions ones, i'd sure love to try the belgian and british ones!!
Posted: 00:31 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: aw these were gorgeous i loved these BRING THEM BACK WALKERS 12910 3
Posted: 02:01 Sat 09-Dec-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Damn right, i bloody wish they'd bring these back, probably Walkers best ever offering
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