I occasionally buy Walkers crisps but they keep going up and up. A packet of crisps is nice with a sandwich now and again.
Quite a few times now, l have found the small bags partially open, as if they are not secured properly in the factory and the crisps inside are soft and stale. I have informed Walkers but it still happens.
Instead, l have been purchasing own brand Salted Potato Crisps x 6 and these vary in quality and taste.
Waitrose, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s are nice but Marks and Spencer’s and Morrison’s aren’t nice. The M&S ones were the worst.
So, l wondered if you could recommend any own brand or similar crisps?
Do you stick to Walkers and wouldn’t dream of buying own brand crisps?
I only like Salted Crisps, not flavoured. Maybe cheese and onion at a push!
I used to love Oxo and Beef crisps years ago.
I usually buy 6 packs of Tyrrell’s lightly sea salted from Sainsbury’s. The last lot I bought cost £1.25/pack I think. In all the time I’ve been buying them, I think I’ve only had 1 or 2 packets that haven’t been sealed properly but, even then, the crisps were still crisp and fresh.
If I can’t get Tyrrell’s then I buy Kettle lightly sea salted in 5 packs for the same price.
I like crisps now and again too…Seabrooks are nice and flavoursome (even the seasalt ones) and I buy hula hoops sometimes - they are quite salty… Do you remember the Salt’n’Shake crisps they use to have, with the little blue packet of salt that you could salt your own? I can’t recall who made them, but they were nice.
Pixie, I occasionally see Seabrooks crisps. Are they from Poundland?
I don’t like Hoola Hoops!
Yes, l remember the little blue bag of salt that twisted at the neck.
l remember if you didn’t distribute the salt evenly, some crisps would be too salty and some with none on them!
When l was very young, occasionally we would shake some vinegar into the bag too but you had to eat the crisps quickly before they went all soggy!!
Since 1989, Walkers have been a division of PepsiCo and, as with all “globalised” products, quality has suffered considerably. In fact, IMO, all “popular” brands of crisps are far inferior "to “niche” products … :!:
I don’t often eat crisps, but Mr B likes the salt & shake ones - Tesco sell Walkers Salt & Shake at £1.50 for a pack of six, or their own brand, ‘Tesco Shake to Salt’, 77p for a pack of six. Guess which ones we buy