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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Quaker Seasons Confirmed sighting: Quaker Seasons
Posted: 19:07 Sat 15-Jan-2005. Location: Asda, Stevenage. Sub-flavours: Caribbean Chicken; Salt and Cracked Black Pepper; Honey Roast Ham; Cheese, Onion and Chives. Nutritional unusualness: Caribbean Chicken has the following spice extracts - coriander, cayenne, cassia, mustard, fenugreek, cumin, garlic, nutmeg, cardamom, clove and ginger... surely some sort of record!.
"paulyw" reports: After many, many months of lurking I've found something new to report on ;-) I managed to pick up the Carribean Chicken and Salt n Black Pepper flavour ones in single packs and the Cheese and Chive was available in a multipack. No sign of the Honey Roast Ham. I've got a bit bored with Ryvita Minis (speaking of which does the salt n vinegar variety actually exist?) and saw these in the same section so thought I'd give them a whirl. First impressions are very good indeed. Imagine a snack with the texture halfway between a Frazzle and a Quaver, about 1" x .75" in size and about the same thickness as a Frazzle and you're not far off these. I'm not too sure I tasted any chicken, however the sweet and spicy taste that was there was very pleasant.

...New Walkers' Crisp Week continues with this impressively detailed (first-time?) sighting of their sister company's "Uncompromisingly Tasty" crispbread snacks - don't forget to View comments for "paulyw's" equally comprehensive analysis of the Salt and Cracked Black Pepper version too.

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Posted: 19:20 Sat 15-Jan-2005 by "paulyw" # permalink comment
Comment: Round two of the taste test. First of all I've remembered what the texture of these remind me of... Chipsticks. So, imagine a flat chipstick about 1" x .75" with the similar ability to coat the inside of your mouth & teeth and you're there!

The flavouring on these was weak at best and nonexistent at worst - nowhere near as 'full on' as the Carribean Chicken. I guess I could have got a duff packet (..what with it being early days on the Quaker Seasons packing line) and when you could taste the Salt & Cracked Black Pepper it was very nice indeed. There just wasn't enough of it. I'm still looking for other stockists but so far Asda in Stevenage is the only place. Looking forward to the Honey Roast Ham variant...mmmmmm.


Posted: 16:20 Mon 17-Jan-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: My associate and I tried the Carribean Chicken and the Salt & Cracked Black Pepper at lunch. We saw no sign of Honey Roast Ham either; perhaps a delayed entry to the market?

Both were superb - the Salt & Pepper had none of the flavouring distribution problems mentioned above. Both a welcome addition to the 'healthy crisp' parthenon (although Ryvita Minis strike the best balance of health and taste).

My only beef with this new breed of healthy crisp is the ticket price of about 63p a bag and no multipacks avaliable.


Posted: 16:27 Mon 17-Jan-2005 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: 63p a bag? Blimey. Where I work is selling them for 39p a bag.. and the shop round the corner at 55p for two bags...
Posted: 10:14 Fri 21-Jan-2005 by "addicted to crisps" # permalink comment
Comment: Quaker seasons WOW at last a healthy snack that tastes good. Tried all 3 flavours chicken definately the best , cheese and chive was a bit hit and miss with the flavouring as was salt and pepper (but if you shake the bag there seems to bee flavour that has dropped off at the bottom and this may help) Best tasting healthy snack around tho , ADDICTED already. Mine were 39p as well and i did see multipacks
Posted: 10:55 Tue 25-Jan-2005 by "Josh Roulston" # permalink comment
Comment: eugh, it seems i've got the opposite end of the distribution of flavour problems and these chipstick shape-offs are killing the inside of my mouth. it's hot and burning.
Posted: 22:38 Wed 26-Jan-2005 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Got the black pepper ones free in a goodie bag from a conference. Very nice large tasting chipsticks but they aren't particularly low in fat (about 15% fat I think it was) although in comparison to crisps I guess they are. Snack a jacks have less fat.
Posted: 16:57 Tue 01-Feb-2005 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: They're "less than 10% fat", I seem to remember they're something like 9.1g fat per 100g, but I guess "slightly more than 9% fat" isn't as positive.

The retail boxes are printed with the ambiguously worded instruction "DISPLAY WITH HEALTHIER SNACKS". Healthier than Seasons, or some nebulous concept of "healthier"?


Posted: 19:19 Wed 02-Feb-2005 by "Rick Daley" # permalink comment
Comment: HELP! Most of my listeners to the 'Country Jamboree' on rem.fm on the Costa del Sol are hounding me and asking "Where can we buy 'Quaker Seasons' on the Costa del Sol". Please, please let me know. Maybe we can promote them on the show.
Posted: 16:20 Tue 08-Feb-2005 by "mj baker" # permalink comment
Comment: any idea where i can buy these, i have tried tesco and sainsburys and cannot find them anywhere
Posted: 16:40 Fri 11-Feb-2005 by "Juan Kerr" # permalink comment
Comment: The girl in my local Shell garage offered me one of these. Very tasty - the crisps are very nice too.Carribean chicken I think.

To change the subject - can anyone tell me the name of the manufacturer of "Nik-Naks" before they were bought out by Golden Wonder? Google doesn't want to divulge the information.


Posted: 19:33 Fri 11-Feb-2005 by "M-fan" # permalink comment
Comment: Juan, I do believe it was 'Spooner foods' or something like that...I like the Quaker seasons, but is it me or are the massive???(the size of each 'crispbread')
Posted: 23:16 Fri 11-Feb-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: It was Sooner Snacks of Scunthorpe who used to make Nik-Naks. In early 1993 they were bought out by Golden Wonder of Market Harborough. Golden Wonder retained some of the original flavours like Nice 'n' Spicy and the legendary Scampi & Lemon, but withdrew Spring Onion flavour in favour of the short lived Pickled Onion flavour and the more successful Spare Rib flavour. Nik-Naks lost their hyphen sometime around 1995.
Posted: 21:06 Wed 06-Apr-2005 by "LAWOYE" # permalink comment
Comment: I VERY MUCH LIKE THE QUAKER SEASONS' TASTY CRISPBREAD SNACKS. I FIRST BOUGHT TWO PACKS, EACH OF 120GRAM ON 30 MARCH 2005 FROM WAITROSE. AND BECAUSE I WAS TRYIG TO SLOW DOWN THE EATING, IN TWO DAYS I'D FINISHED THEM. EACH COST 89PENCE.

THEN ON 6 APRIL I WENT TO WAITROSE AGAIN TO BUY, BUT THIS TIME 4 PACKS. I DID NOT CHECK WHAT PACK IT WAS. NOW GETTING HOME I DISCOVERED THEY EACH CONTAINED 4 SMALL PACKS EACH WEIGHING 24GRAM. THIS MEANS EACH BIG PACK HAD ONLY 96GRAM CRISPBREAD IN IT, AND EACH IN FACT COST £1.19.

THIS TO ME IS VERY VERY DISAPOINTING INDEED, ESPECIALLY WHEN I THEN LATER READ ON THE PACK COSTING £1.19 AND IT SAYS "4 GREAT VALUE PACK."

CERTAINLY IF I HAD KNOWN ITS CONTENTS WEIGHED 24GRAM LESS THAN THE OTHER THAT COST 30PENCE LESS, I DEFINITELY WOULD NEVER HAVE BOUGHT IT, COME WHAT MAY! PLEASE TRY AND KNOW THAT THIS EXPENSIVE ONE WITH LESS CONTENTS IN IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE, AND IN MY HONEST OPINION IT WILL NEVER MAKE GOOD BUSINESS. BESIDES, THAT MESSAGE ON THE PACK READING "4 GREAT VALUE PACK" SEEMS TO ME DISHONEST ESPECIALLY WHEN A PACK WITH LESS IS MORE EXPENSIVE!!!


Posted: 11:31 Thu 09-Jun-2005 by "netwatcher" # permalink comment
Comment: The radio advert for this product must be THE most irritating one ever. On the basis of that alone I won't try the product! It could only be worse if the voices had American accents (like that revolting mouse in the new e-sure commercial for example).
Posted: 12:25 Thu 09-Jun-2005 by "The Crisp Connoiseur" # permalink comment
Comment: I embarked on a search for the Honey Roast Ham variety of this snack, i could not find them in any supermarket whatsoever. I stumbled across them in an Asian newsagents in Manchester called 'Tutzy's' Newsagents on Piccadilly and i can honestly say they are the best out of the lot, similar in flavous and texture to the Bacon flavoured 'Crunchie Fries' (which i also loved and cannot find anywhere). I now eat two packets a day. Does anybody know how many Weight Watchers points are in one bag of these???
Posted: 12:59 Thu 09-Jun-2005 by "cripsy" # permalink comment
Comment: i love the quaker seasons ive only seen the carribean chicken, but havent seen them again in any supermarket, please help me find them i love them!
Posted: 13:08 Tue 14-Jun-2005 by "Mmmm Tasty" # permalink comment
Comment: I love the carribean Chicken flavour and as a large (but slowly shrinking) Weight Watchers member these are a suprisingly tasty low fat snack option coming in at approx 2 points a 28g pack
Posted: 11:07 Thu 16-Jun-2005 by "Crisp Commando" # permalink comment
Comment: check my review on these wicked crisps:

http://www.ilovecrisps.com/reviews/seasons---caribbean-chicken 70035 9 6


Posted: 23:39 Thu 30-Aug-2007 by "linzid" # permalink comment
Comment: Has anyone tried the lime ones? amazing flavour rush, better than any other snx. Problem? Nowhere sells them. Boots and Tesco had them and now I have searched hi and low to no avail. Let me know if u find them!!!
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