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Posted: 12:53 Wed 10-Nov-2004. Price: 1.28. Location: Tesco's Ashford, Kent. Sub-flavours: Sour cream and onion, Ready salted, Cheese and onion.. Nutritional unusualness: Made in Mexico.
"Deano" reports: I have only tasted the Ready Salted version so far and it tastes pretty much like Pringles to me.

...And I was just thinking "Walkers have been a bit quiet for, ooh, the last couple of weeks - almost *too* quiet, you might say..." There's no mention of these on the official Walkers site, or pretty much anywhere else on the web for that matter - under the "Walkers" name, that is, as these are almost certainly a (trial?) UK version of the US Frito-Lay Stax, which were intended, as "Deano" suspects, to see off the threat of Procter and Gamble's Pringles. And in other savoury snippets: I've seen the Hickory Smoke Walkers Sensations Nut Clusters in Waitrose already, but might wait till they're reduced to considerably less than 3/ can; while The Grocer announces that Red Mill (makers of Saucy Grills) have diversified into ethnic snacking with bags of Tortilla Chips (200g), Prawn Crackers (70g) and Mini Pappadums (90g, all for "less than 1"), and that Ginsters are bringing back their Christmas Special Sandwich, for those of us celebrating Christmas lunch on a budget again this year.


Posted: 23:07 Wed 10-Nov-2004 by "Deano" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried the Sour Cream & Onion flavour now and they taste great.
Posted: 01:00 Thu 11-Nov-2004 by "Scott" # permalink comment
Comment: Who made the first release of the crisps in a tube in the UK? They were called Stackers.
Posted: 20:43 Fri 19-Nov-2004 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I had the Lays Stax in Thailand a few weeks ago and they tasted like Pringles but not as good.
Posted: 11:36 Sun 21-Nov-2004 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Stax stay fresher as they are in a plastic tube compared to Cardboard. They have less salt compared to Pringles which means it is possible to now eat more then half of the tube. They taste sort of taste like Frisps.
Posted: 21:10 Sun 21-Nov-2004 by "Mr C. O'nstructive-Criticism" # permalink comment
Comment: Snackspot: PLEASE don't use the word 'ethnic' like that. I makes you sound like Tesco's and other ignorami. 'ethnic' is a synonym for 'racial' and 'racial foods' makes no sense at all now, does it?
Posted: 22:01 Sun 21-Nov-2004 by "Mr C.ommon-Sense" # permalink comment
Comment: Pappadums/tortilla & prawn crackers aren't a native snack of the UK therefore It can be classed as ethnic. Go hug a tree to calm yourself down.
Posted: 17:49 Wed 01-Dec-2004 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: These only cost 98p per pack in Asda's. I'm not a great fan of the reconstituted potato flake taste though. The Ready Salted variety tastes especially cardboard-like. There was a nice lot of flavour on the Cheese + Onion ones though - so much the crisps were orange. The tubes are an interesting shape - getting thinner in the middle. This makes it impossible to get your hand in like you can with a Pringles tube, so you have to tip all the crisps out to get to the bottom half.
Posted: 17:26 Wed 15-Dec-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: In both taste and structure, these appear to simply be slightly reshaped Discos in a tube. Either KP have been quietly selling off some major overstocks, or there's something funny going on. In any event, gram for gram they're twice as expensive as Pringles' street price, so you'd better like Discos an awful lot if you fancy them. And if you do, then why not just buy some Discos?
Posted: 13:38 Sun 19-Dec-2004 by "pwskc" # permalink comment
Comment: walkers stax are sooo tasty!! i love them! i ate a whole pack of sour cream & onion yesterday because they were so nice! thanks!
Posted: 17:36 Sun 19-Dec-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Haha, I love it when people think we make the items.
Posted: 12:07 Mon 20-Dec-2004 by "Alflavor" # permalink comment
Comment: The stackers mentioned above are made by German producer Bahlsen, and are still around, though to a lesser extent perhaps in the UK than Pringles....
Posted: 16:00 Fri 24-Dec-2004 by "magnetic ham sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: On the subject of crisps in tubes, I saw those new pots of Nik-Naks for the first time the other day. 68p for a small tub of nice'n'spicy flavour Nik Naks in Asda. Very handy for Christmas snacking.
Posted: 14:33 Mon 31-Jan-2005 by "steve" # permalink comment
Comment: Are the walkers stax still available in either Tesco's or Asda or was it a 'christmas special'
Posted: 22:00 Mon 07-Feb-2005 by "Mr N. ot-impressed" # permalink comment
Comment: these basically taste like a cross between discos and pringles with too much flavouring; crunch isn't as satisfying as pringles, and because they're thicker you can't stack them like you can with pringles and make a satisfying 6-crisp-bite. Also much more expensive than pringles. Incredibly wasteful packaging. Not impressed. 1795 8
Posted: 17:15 Wed 24-Dec-2008 by "confused not com" # permalink comment
Comment: i thought stackers were just renamed as pringles? are they separate products??
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