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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Walkers Great British Dinners crisps Confirmed sighting: Walkers Great British Dinners crisps
Posted: 13:15 Mon 30-Aug-2004. Price: 34p/ standard bag. Location: JCR, Bath. Sub-flavours: Lamb and Mint Sauce (pictured), Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Baked Ham and Mustard. Nutritional unusualness: See below.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Weary of that fancy foreign muck, I've been looking forward to these since I heard about them. Sadly, there seems to have been some sort of unfortunate accident at the flavour vats, as the pungent Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pud variety taste of onions, and the Ham & Mustard taste distinctly of cheese. On the upside, though, the Lamb & Mint Sauce are a triumph - powerfully minty yet nicely balanced, and the only ones I'll be buying again. But when will Walkers do the obvious thing and bring back that tremendous Fish 'n' Chip flavour that they briefly used on French Fries, on normal crisps? After all, what could be more British than fish 'n' chips? (Except Chicken Tikka Masala, obviously.)

..."Stuart" just snatches this sighting from the metaphorical jaws of "Alex" here - I was pleasantly surprised by the subtle mint effect, but couldn't quite detect the "lamb" notes in the packet I had (despite the ingredients clearly stating the inclusion of our old friend, lamb powder). Anyway, the nature of Walkers remains irrepressible, as they further aim to exploit "the growing popularity of Halloween" with two limited editions Quavers Ghosts and Monster Munch Spooky Tongue this autumn (both 27p for 25g).

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Posted: 16:19 Mon 30-Aug-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: lol, sorry for not submitting. I thought the best flavour were Beef and 'Yorkshire Pudding', but you could just taste the beef. I actually liked all the flavours, but I thought the Ham ones were the weakest.
Posted: 18:10 Mon 30-Aug-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: The Walkers sensations had a nice lamb and mint flavour I believe, which were very yummy. Halloween, oh no it's that time of year again is it...I did see on another 'snack spotting' site similar to this one (American and nowhere near as good) that they had a Snickers Pumpkin bar, I think it's just a seasonal Halloween release for the US though.
Posted: 18:27 Mon 30-Aug-2004 by "Richard Valvona" # permalink comment
Comment: I have a multipack of the new British Dinners variety and I have only tried the beef & yorkshire pudding one. It was nothing special really and I didn't think the flavour was strong enough. A bit like the Turkey & Paxo actually. The flavour came when I got to the bottom of the packet and tasted moreless like the beef & onion flavour. I think the best flavours are from the Mediteranian variety. I hope they stay on the shelves permamently. It would be a shame for those to go.
Posted: 11:07 Tue 31-Aug-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: I was referring more to the Walkers Mediterranean flavours than to Doritos anything. I'd no more eat Doritos than I'd take bites out of an Ikea wardrobe.
Posted: 14:21 Tue 31-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh yeah, sorry, fixed it. though what about when we got drunk that time in that furniture warehouse?
Posted: 16:57 Wed 01-Sep-2004 by "neil"
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Comment: for flavour has anybody tried tavern snacks unfortuneatley only available in pubs i think their turkey and stuffing flavour knocks spots off walkers.
Posted: 11:45 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "Ros" # permalink comment
Comment: I have yet to taste the others, but I recently sampled the Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding flavour and thought it breathtakingly fine. There's a pleasing hint of gravy, and the fluffy, batter-y consistency of the Yorkshire pud is evoked magnificently. By the way, does anyone recall a fabulous fish'n'chips flavour produced by Marks & Spencer in the late 1990s? The little fish tasted of fish, the chips tasted of salt and vinegar, and they came in a packet with fake newsprint on the front.
Posted: 14:46 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't really want to bang my Aldi drum too much as I really do not want to be typecast but here goes........ Aldi do a crisp/snack product called chicken and chips (reformed potato to resemble chicken drumsticks and big chips). Oddly enough it is salt and vinegar flavour but tastes *exactly* like those walkers french fries fish&chip flavour. Texture is all important and they crunch very pleasantly.
Posted: 15:18 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "dweanie" # permalink comment
Comment: cubular hollow crunchy goodness juxtaposed against hollow brown softer crunchiness. excellent.
Posted: 18:55 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Mm, the lamb and mint have a fabulous flavour. If only they didn't have the offputting texture to spoil things. I really don't like crisps. I tend to suck the flavour off them then discard.
Posted: 15:50 Mon 06-Sep-2004 by "Barry" # permalink comment
Comment: Is there some sort of import/export store in the UK where i can get these products from. Cause we can't get them here in the netherlands. I love to taste some of those nice walker crisps.
Posted: 19:12 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "Oliver, Jam, and Jamie!" # permalink comment
Comment: I personally think they should do a Chinese stir fry flavour crisp, and Malaysian Gazelle spare rib.
Posted: 20:37 Thu 14-Oct-2004 by "laura brown" # permalink comment
Comment: i didnt like your walkers beef and yorkshire puddings because they just tasted of beef i like the best crisps of walkerss which are worster sauce yum yum
Posted: 13:25 Wed 10-Nov-2004 by "stagbeetle" # permalink comment
Comment: In response to "Barry's" post, I came across http://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/ a little while ago. Never used them, so I can't comment on the service...
Posted: 19:40 Wed 10-Nov-2004 by "Valvonatron" # permalink comment
Comment: You can get spare rib flavour oriental crackers from the walkers sensations range and they taste very much like the actual thing. I would definately get a packet of them. Well nice!
Posted: 12:33 Mon 12-Sep-2005 by "milky" # permalink comment
Comment: i like it but i have no time to eat them wen am dwn the gym all the time i also go to milkshake club and play ches 27772 5
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