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Golden Wonder Worcester Sauce Wheat Crunchies

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Brand: Golden Wonder / Type: Crisps

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      23.04.2010 08:24
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      I would say that i'm not that keen on more bitter, perhaps stronger tasting Crisps, which is the way I would describe this flavour, but these are nice now and again. They are full of flavour but not too strong.

      These are made by Golden Wonder and aren't as well stocked as other Crisps in the shops. You can sometimes get these in individual bags which cost the normal around 45p, but are more easily found in some supermarkets in a 10 bag multipack which cost around the £2 mark. At least this way you get to taste the other flavours, which are nice as well and I would say the Crispy Bacon one is my favourite.

      The bag looks ok. It is a rusty reddish colour and looks ok as far as Crisps go.

      Per bag these have 182 calories.

      These are shaped in a tube kind of shape. They are quite long and also quite thick. They are really crunchy and feel a bit rough.

      You can smell the slightly spicy scent of these and the Saucy scent as well. It isn't too overpowering. They taste how they smell. Slightly sweet, strong, and with a bit kick to them.

      Downside is that you can't eat these on a Crisp Roll as easily as other Crisps, but the upside is for a bag of Crisps they are flavoursome, Crunchy and the kind of snack I enjoy now and again.

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      13.10.2009 00:28
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      Another savoury snack! You already know if you like that sort of thing or not. I liked this

      Wheat Crunchies are a tubular savoury snack. KP took them over from Golden Wonder some years ago, but they still seem to be the same very artificial flavoured crisp-like product as before. At 45p for a 30g bag from the vending machine, they are a mid-priced savoury product. This review is of the Worcester Sauce flavour.

      The tubes are golden brown in colour, circular in cross-section, an inch long, half an inch wide and hollow. The surface has a slightly rough texture. As the name suggests, they are indeed crunchy, although they do manage to get stuck in the teeth quite nicely as well. The worcester sauce flavouring does not taste particularly like worcester sauce to me, but they seem pleasant enough and I never think that the crisps taste like the label suggests they should anyway. The smell and initial taste is very sweet, but there is a strong hint of spiciness and a sharp tang like vinegar. From the tingling on the paper cut on my finger, I can tell they are probably going to contain something acidic in the ingredients (citric acid perhaps? vinegar?)

      In an effort to make it appeal to the health-conscious (or perhaps just the parent who is buying them), there is a prominent sign on the front saying that it has now got no artificial colours, flavours or MSG. But don't worry, it's not actually healthy - there's plenty of sugar and salt in here. Also in each 30g pack, there are 148 kcal, 7.5g of fat and 0.2g of sodium, so it's more of an occasional treat than an everyday snack.

      The packaging is fairly attractive and does not seem too low-budget - a brown colour bag, with a big brand name in a bold and irregular font on the front and an enlarged picture of three crisps. The letter Cs appear to have teeth and to be menacing their neighbouring letters. The back is silver foil and displays nutrient information and adverts for related products on it.

      The ingredients for the crisps are wheat, maize, two different types of oil, salt and a very long list of flavourings, some of which I actually recognise as being food (onion, yeast, garlic). And, like predicted by my paper-cut, both citric acid and vinegar. The listed allergens for the pack are wheat, barley and gluten, which probably isn't a surprise given the name of the product. The pack is labelled as suitable for vegetarians, and doesn't contain egg or dairy, so it may even be vegan as well.

      In conclusion, it's another tasty savoury snack. If you hate artificial flavour crisps, you won't like this. If you do, give them a go. But like other snack food, you probably shouldn't eat too many of them.

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        03.08.2009 12:06
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        Worcester Sauce Flavour Crunchy Crisps

        These were another type of crisp I never had as a child. I do remember trying them for the first time though. I spotted them on offer whilst I was at University & decided to give them a go as Monster Munch (my usual purchase at the time) was full price.

        Wheat Crunchies describe themselves as "crunchy wheaty tubes" & contain no artificial colours, flavours or MSG. Each bag weighs 25g. The Worcester Sauce flavour comes in a brown packet with the name on the front. The ingredients, nutritional information & contact details for KP foods can be found on the back.

        Nutritional Information per 25g bag {per 100g in brackets}

        Energy kJ: 516kJ {2065kJ}
        kcal: 123kcal {493kcal}
        Protein: 2.4g {9.5g}
        Carbohydrate: 14.4g {57.4g}
        of which sugars: 0.7g {2.6g}
        Fat: 6.3g {25.1g}
        (of which saturates): 0.9g {3.7g}
        Fibre: 0.8g {3.3g}
        Sodium: 0.2g {0.6g}

        Contains: wheat, barley, gluten
        This product is produced on a line handling milk and soya.

        Ingredients:

        Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil (20%), Maize Flour, Worcestershire Sauce Flavour {Sugar, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Diacetate, Maltodextrin, Spices, Citric Acid, Flavourings (Contains Malt Vinegar, Malt Extract), Dried Onion, Yeast Extract, Dried Garlic, Malic Acid, Dried Yeast, Spice Extracts, Herb Extracts, Onion Oil, Orange Oil}, Vegatable Oil (4%), Potassium Chloride, Salt


        Price:

        I paid £1.00 for a multipack of these which contains 3x Worcester Sauce, 3x Crispy Bacon, 3x Spicy Tomato plus 1 random packet of any of the three flavours.


        Taste & Opinion:

        On opening the packet theres's a slight aroma that hits your nose. It's not that strong & you can't really tell for certain what it is. However, I am notorious for having a rather bad sense of smell so maybe other dooyoo-ers would have a different opinon. As stated on the bag these crisps are "crunchy wheaty tubes". The tubes are hollow & around 3 - 4 cms in length.Colourwise, they're a sort of murky orange/yellow but part of this is down to the flavouring on the outside of the tubes which you can feel when you pick one up. Some of this coating with inevitably come off on your fingers / hands but it's not as greasy as some crisps.

        The texture of the crisps is quite rough & they're harder than crisps such as Walker, Monster Munch etc. For crunchiness I'd probably say that they're slightly harder/crunchier than NikNaks but not as hard/crunchy as Discos.

        Tastewise these are ok, but nothing to write home about. They have a slightly tangy edge to them but they're not so strong that I'd call them spicy. The taste is strong enough to stop the crisps being labelled as bland but it's not overpowering. I've never actually tasted Worcestershire Sauce so I've no idea whether or not these crisps taste anything like it does. From reading the ingredients you can see that these are made from wheat rather than potato but you'd never pick up on that if you hadn't read the ingredients.

        The tubes themselves are also a little denser than some other crisps so whereas you may feel as though you've eaten nothing with something like "Skips", you do actually feel as though you've had something to eat with these wheat crunchies. In terms of the 3 flavours in the multipack this is my least favourite.

        Fatwise these crisps are better for you than Discos (29.6% fat) or NikNaks (around 38.3% fat). They clock in at around 25% fat, which isn't healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but there are worse crisps out there on the fat content front.


        Crisps ranked in order of fat content:-

        01) Golden Wonder Nik Naks (Rib 'n' Saucy Flavour): 38.3%
        02) Frisps (Ready Salted Flavour): 35.1%
        03) Walker (Ready Salted): 34.1%
        04) Frisps (Cheese 'n' Onion Flavour): 34.0%
        05) Frisps (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 33.9%

        06) Walkers (Salt and Vinegar Flavour): 33.1%
        07=) Walkers (Cheese and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
        07=) Walkers (Steak and Onion Flavour): 33.0%
        09=) Walkers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 32.7%
        09=) Walkers (Roast Chicken Flavour): 32.7%

        09=) Walkers (Worcester Sauce Flavour): 32.7%
        12=) Walkers (BBQ Rib): 32.6%
        12=) Walkers (Smoky Bacon Flavour): 32.6%
        14=) Pringles Extreme (Smokin' Ribs Flavour): 32.0%
        14=) Pringles (Hot & Spicy Flavour): 32.0%

        16) Quavers (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 31.0%
        17) McCoys (Flame Grilled Steak Flavour): 30.7%
        18) McCoys (Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour): 30.6%
        19) McCoys (Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour): 30.3%
        20=) Quavers (Cheese Flavour): 30.0%

        20=) Quavers (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 30/0%
        22) KP Discos (Salt 'n' Vinegar Flavour): 29.6%
        23) KP Skips (Prawn Cocktail Flavour): 29.5%
        24) Hula Hoops (Roast Chicken Flavour): 28.6g
        25) Hula Hoops (Barbecue Beef Flavour): 28.5g

        26 Hula Hoops (Original Flavour): 28.4g
        27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Crispy Bacon flavour): 25.1%
        27) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Worcester Sauce flavour): 25.1%
        29=) Golden Wonder Wheat Crunchies (Spicy Tomato flavour): 25.0%
        29=) Monster Munch (Pickled Onion Flavour): 25.0%

        31=) Smith's Chipsticks: 23.0%
        31=) Smith's Frazzles: 23.0%
        33) Space Raiders: 22.8%
        34) Red Sky (Anglesey Sea Salt flavour): 21.8%
        35) Red Sky (West Country Bacon & Cream Cheese flavour): 20.9%


        36) Sainsbury's Bacon Crispies (20.6%)
        37) Walkers Squares (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 18.0%
        38) Walkers French Fries (Ready Salted / Cheese and Onion / Salt and Vinegar flavours): 16.0%
        39) Walker Baked (Sour Cream and Chive flavour): 8.7%
        40) Walkers Baked (Bacon and Cheddar flavour): 8.5%

        41) Walkers Baked (Cheese and Onion flavour): 8.3%
        42) Walkers Baked (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 8.1%
        43) Ryvita Limbos (Salt and Vinegar flavour): 1.9%

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          26.01.2009 18:36
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          Ok but nothing special in the taste stakes really!

          When it comes to crisps and snacks I could seriously just live on them and stop eating meals altogether! Yep I'm lucky I don't put on ten ton of weight with my terrible eating habits for sure but while I don't I eat about 4 bags of stuff a day at the moment and I enjoy every delicious moment of it! lol

          After enjoying both the tomato and bacon Wheat Crunchies it was only a matter of time till I got my grubby mitts on these and when I did I bought a few bags to be honest as the thought of this flavour was rather appealing to me!

          The Packaging....

          Foil 25g packet that is a brown colour on the front and in large white writing I'm told they are Wheat Crunchies, there's a picture of 3 golden coloured 'tubes' and then under that (also in white writing) I'm told they are Worcester Sauce Flavour Crunchy Wheaty Tubes. The back of the packet is silver and on there the best before date is stamped on, nutritional, ingredients and allergy advice is all listed, contact details for KP Snacks are given (the manufacturers of this product), and finally the size is once again given. Nice enough packet, nothing exciting about it but does give all the information clearly that you may need.

          The 'Tubes'...

          Yes they are hollow golden tubes. Quite robust, slightly rough textured on the outside and on some of the tubes you can see brown bits of flavouring thicker on some more than on others. Smell wise they don't stink to high heaven but have a slightly spicy, sweet aroma to them that isn't overpowering.

          There are about 20 of these tubes in a pack (give or take a couple as it varies bag to bag) and they are quite thick and long. Messy to handle they are with bits of flavouring clinging to your fingertips but they are not greasy to the touch as such, just be sure to wash your hands after eating a bag or hands do smell a bit whiffy lol

          Taste wise they are reminiscent of Worcester sauce. Tangy, slightly sweet but if you were blindfolded for a taste test would you know the flavour? Me? NO I wouldn't I don't think. Tasty they are with an unusual nice sharpish flavour but I wouldn't recognise it for what it is to be honest!

          They are tasty though. They are quite filling too. Delightfully crunchy with a lot of flavour and at 42p a bag worth a try but be aware they're nothing like crisps lol

          Nutritional Information...Per 25g Bag....

          Energy 126Kcal
          Protein 2.2g
          Carbohydrate 14.0g
          of which is sugars 0.5g
          Fat 6.7g
          of which is saturates 1.3g
          Fibre 0.6g
          Sodium 0.2g

          Allergy Advice....

          Contains: Soya, Wheat Gluten. Produced on a line handling Milk, Egg, Mustard.

          Available in all good supermarkets and newsagents.

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