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Posted: 23:24 Thu 25-Sep-2008. Price: 1.00/150g (usually 1.48). Location: Co-Op Foodstore, Debenham, Suffolk; Tesco Bishopsgate, London; Scotmid, Strathaven, Scotland. Sub-flavours: Sea Salt with Balsamic Vinegar, Italian Cheese with a hint of Garlic, Thai Sweet Chilli, Sundried Tomato with Basil and Paprika, Spicy Szechuan Barbecue. Nutritional unusualness: 7g sat fat per 100g, 15 ingredients make up the salt and vinegar flavour.
"Max W" got in first with the featured photo of these, reporting: "Spotted these at the shop I work in - best photograph I took was of the stack! They're currently 1.00 but that may be a temporary promotion. Surprisingly, they were very nice. Not as crunchy as I had expected, and trying the sea salt and vinegar one - it's not as sharp as you'd expect. Will likely be trying the barbecue one when I head down there next!"

...And "'Long time listener, first time caller' as they say!" added "Alec Tronn", who "searched the site and couldn't believe these hadn't been reviewed already. Big promotion 'gondola-ends' in Tesco Bishopsgate, but only had the opportunity to grab one bag whilst being whisked forward in the queue for the hellish self-service tills. A ridiculously difficult-to-open bag more like a peanut foil package eventually rewards the tenacious snacker with a big intial whiff of... well, artificial barbecue-flavour dust. Once this subsides, the flavour is fortunately more delicate, though definitely more barbecue than Szechuan, but a slight 'afterburn' lets you know that there's something spicy there in the background. Fans of 'fromage digitalis' will also be gratified by the accumulation of dust on one's fingers by the end of the packet."

"The 'crisps' themselves are 2-coin-sized pieces with the texture of poppadom, possibly even crispier. The ingredients suggest there is more rice than potato in these which might explain this. There are also occasional air bubbles, which add positively to the experience. Overall I enjoyed these a lot, especially the texture, but will be amazed and disappointed if this is my favourite flavour. Will try and stock up at this price, as the normal price seems rather expensive, even at the premium end of the market. PS These are seemingly being aimed at women (UK women at that) as the GDA numbers are for 'Adult Women - FOR UK CONSUMERS ONLY'"

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Posted: 23:42 Thu 25-Sep-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Cheers, Phill! http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0809042306cas#20080916082000 I forgot these were sitting in my kitchen having been sitting in my kitchen for a couple of days. The cheese and garlic ones are certainly full of flavour. I think the texture of the pringle itself is reminscent of Roysters. I'm sure I'll be tasting the garlic for days.
Posted: 15:52 Mon 29-Sep-2008 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: The reference to air bubbles in the above made me think of Roysters. Aaaaah, lovely Roysters.

Regarding the GDA - unless stated otherwise these are always based on an "adult woman of average size who does little to no exercise", with a recommended calorie intake of 2000.

When I found this out - and realised I'm a very tall adult man who does a bit of exercise - I saw it as license to practically double my personal GDA. Though I've since looked it up and I should really be aiming around 2800 calories.


Posted: 15:55 Mon 29-Sep-2008 by "Ross K" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried the Thai Sweet Chilli flavour and was ultimately disappointed. Not a patch on The Walkers Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli. There was not enough heat in them for my taste and wasnt a great fan of the texture which was akin to a smaller version of 'Discos' Even at the discounted price I wont be buying these again.
Posted: 13:00 Wed 08-Oct-2008 by "Gladstone" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried these in the sweet Chilli flavour and found them really very hot. I had to keep taking breaks to cool my mouth down!! They were incredibly tasty though.
Posted: 16:06 Tue 04-Nov-2008 by "Contiguous Pete" # permalink comment
Comment: I had to de-dupe a packet of the Chilli ones the other day! It was great until i encountered a red mask error and had to start over!
Posted: 22:49 Fri 08-May-2009 by "Ducky" # permalink comment
Comment: The Sea Salt with Balsamic Vinegar are so addictive, I finished a whole bag without realising it!

"Once you pop you can't stop!"


Posted: 13:05 Fri 28-Aug-2009 by "Dan the Man"
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Comment: Larkfield Tesco are selling these for 50p a bag! Maybe a mistake, but either way we bought 9 bags :)
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