Home/Front page  Cereals, pudding, icecream
Sweets, biscuits, cakes  Drinks and/or alcohol
Crisps and snacks Fast and/or hot food
Recently discussed stories (comments):

Coldpress fruit juices/ Review of 2012 (15)

Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread (8)

Kingdom BBQ Meat (1)

Mars Bar Limited Edition caramel (10)

Milka Raspberry Cream (6)

Walkers Deep Ridged (14)

Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again) (7)

GlaxoSmithKline Lucozade Pink Lemonade (3)

Herr's Potato Chips (5)

Ben and Jerry's Winter Berry Brownie Ice Cream (1)

Comments RSS

For external use only:

A Blog About Crisps

Advertising Standards Authority

Airline Meals

Answerbank UK

Bad candy

Ban Trans Fats (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils)

Beer Frame: The Journal of Inconspicuous Consumption

BevNet USA

Boycott Nestlé

Breakfast Cereal (US) Character Guide

Candy Blog (US)

Chilli Source, The (kebabs)

Chocolate Review


Egg, Bacon, Chips and Beans

Fast Food Fever (US)

Fixture Ferrets (offers)

Food Standards Agency

Foodstuff Finds

Gobble Monkey

Guardian "Hard Sell" ad critiques

Independent Retail News

Jim's Chocolate Mission

Junk Food News

Les Cahiers du Burger (France)


McSweeney's reviews

MmmExchange mailing list

Name that (US) Candybar

Nice Cup Of Tea and a Sit Down

Nutrition Action

Packaging Digest

Phoood (US)

Publican, The

RB Offers

Sandwich Selector

Steve, Don't Eat It!

Taquitos.net (USA)

Top Secret Recipes

Urban Legends (Food, Cola etc)

Winspiration tie-breakers

Starbucks Gossip (US)

World's Worst Food

Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Kettle Chips Mature Brie and Cranberry Confirmed sighting: Kettle Chips Mature Brie and Cranberry
Posted: 20:17 Wed 05-Jan-2005. Price: (reduced to) 64p/ 150g bag. Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: Mature Cheddar and Burgundy, Roquefort and French Onion (not tested). Nutritional unusualness: "Special Potatoes", cooked in sunflower oil, 0.4g sodium per 50g serving = 1.0g "equivalent as salt".
Snackspot reports: No sign of the others, but the reduced price implies this wasn't the runaway Christmas success someone thought it might be. The packet promises "The strength of real Brie, the tang of cranberry, with a touch of sea salt and toasted onion", but the crisps deliver... a slightly cheesy, surprisingly salty Kettle Chip with a disturbingly fruity aftertaste, presumably due to the tiny red "cranberry flakes" sticking all over them. They do leave your fingers covered in quite an entertaining powdery residue, but you could achieve almost exactly the same effect by taking alternate mouthfuls of jam sandwich while eating a packet of Wotsits.

...In other savoury special editions, vegetarian "Charlie" found herself unable to try Walkers Turkey and Paxo Stuffing Flavour because, she alleges, they "contain animal fat (unlike many other meat flavoured crisps)", but nevertheless enthusiastically announced that they "smell disgusting - just another excuse for Walkers taking up space on shelves and not allowing consumers choices" - though the company is doing its bit in other ways, by recalling their Ready Salted French Fries, apparently because "as many as 11,000 packs contain cheese and onion flavoured snacks" instead.


Posted: 08:46 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: These have been lurking in Jackson's stores in York for a while. I reckon they're superb, although they've got that kind of harsh cheese dust that gives you a sore throat if you stop eating them, thus encouraging further munch.

On a tangent, Jackson's are currently prominently stocking "Potato Heads" - opaque packet with a picture of Mr Potato Head on the packaging, along with what looked like a fairly normal ridged crisp (think McCoys, but thinner). I think it was Golden Wonder, but it was probably part of the Walkers hegemony. Will confirm tonight.

Posted: 14:03 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by "chris" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought a pack of Roquefort and French Onion kettle crisps before Christmas at Sainsburys (Luton), but haven't had time to eat them yet. The Walkers Paxo crisps taste very much like the Roast chicken flavour, but with a sagelike tang. And very nice they are too.
Posted: 15:48 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Don't forget who saw them first;)

If I'm not mistaken, don't the Paxo crisps come around every Christmas?

Posted: 13:18 Sat 08-Jan-2005 by "Lady Stella" # permalink comment
Comment: I was a big fan of the wonderfully antisocial garlic and rosemary Kettle Chips, but can't find them anywhere anymore. Have they stopped doing them? Anyone seen them recently? 17288 6
(Please scroll up to view earlier comments or click here for top)
  Sorry - comments on this old story are now closed!

display/attempt to resolve my IP (might somehow "prove" who I am)

Please enjoy Snackspot responsibly - offensive, pointlessly argumentative, or otherwise unsuitable comments may be deleted or punished in other ways.

Recently discussed stories (comments):
· Milka Raspberry Cream (398)
· Kingdom BBQ Meat (3)
· Coldpress fruit juices/ Review of 2012 (15)
· Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread (8)
· Mars Bar Limited Edition caramel (10)
· Walkers Deep Ridged (14)
· Nestle Vice Versas (yes, again) (7)
· GlaxoSmithKline Lucozade Pink Lemonade (3)
· Herr's Potato Chips (5)
· Ben and Jerry's Winter Berry Brownie Ice Cream (1)

Recently posted stories in this category:
· Kingdom BBQ Meat
· Walkers Deep Ridged
· Tesco Chicken Bites
· Golden Wonder Special Edition HP Sauce flavour crisps
· Herr's Potato Chips
· Golden Wonder Rough Cuts
· Walkers Doritos Ultimate Cheese Burger New Late Night Flavour
· Tayto Today's Special Ulster Fry flavour crisps
· Doritos Jalapeno Fire
· McCoy's Pickled Scrumion

Awaiting sightings:

Raspberry Cheesecake/ Coconut/ Rum and Raisin Carte D'Or

Dormen luxury handmade crisps

Betty Bassett's Red Liquorice Allsorts

Wrigley's Extra Ice Mint tins

Mr Kipling's Big French Fancy

Smarties Party Ice Cream/ Calippo Fizz

Jelly Belly Sport Beans

Ginsters microwavable ready meals

Carte D'Or sorbets/ Raspberries and Meringue Haagen-Dazs

Minara Micro Meals in a jar

Serving suggestions:
(via Amazon UK)

Super Size Me (DVD)

Inconspicuous Consumption: An Obsessive Look at the Stuff We Take for Granted, from the Everyday to the Obscure

Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate

Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Top Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

More Top Secret Recipes: More Fabulous Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

Even More Top Secret Recipes: More Amazing Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, & Shakes: Creating Cool Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Drinks

The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes

Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions

All trademarks, names and symbols are acknowledged and used here for editorial purposes only. They do not constitute any form of endorsement of this site or its contents by the rights-holders concerned.

[top]   Advertisement: Fresh handmade chocolates from Paul A Young Fine
Chocolates    [top]