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I really enjoy the odd packet of crisps and Salt and Vinegar flavour is my favourite but my husband normal beats me to them so it's a good job I like Cheese and Onion too and the McCoy's Ridge Cut Cheddar and Onion are very tasty, they have a strong bold cheese flavour with a hint of onion which tastes great on the thick ridge cut potato crisps.
I buy McCoy's usually when they are on offer as they can sometimes be a little costly at full price. My latest purchase was from my local Tesco Express where a multi-pack of 6 x 32g bags was on offer for £1.00 which I thought was pretty good value especially as a pack of six barley lasts a couple of days in our house. You can also buy them larger single packs in smaller shops but they tend to be more expensive than other crisps.
The crisps are all packaged in foil to keep the freshness locked in to keep them nice and crunchy. The bags are Green, Gold and Black in colour so stand out quite well on the shelf, recently I have noticed that they have added a banner to the top of the bag stating that they have the lowest ever levels of saturated fat which makes me feel a little less guilty when scoffing a bag or two! Also on the front of the packaging you can find some basic nutritional information and on the back in more detail. I tend to avoid looking at the Calorie content of these crisps as they are on the very high side with a 32g bag containing a quite a large 165 Calories!! But this is slightly better than the bigger individual bags that you can buy which have well over 200 Calories in.
The taste of the McCoy's Cheddar and Onion is fairly strong and bold and the crisps have a lovely texture with the ridges cut into them, which seem to help to hold the flavour. I do find that with some cheese and onion crisps the onion overpowers the cheese unlike these McCoy's which to me have a perfect balance of flavours.
I know crisps are not the best snack in the world but every now and again I do like to indulge as a well-deserved treat. Also McCoy's are advertised as 'Man Crisps' but I love them just as much as my husband does and this statement will not stop me from buying or eating them.
Overall to me these crisps are much more indulgent than the average bag of crisps, I would not eat them all of the time as they are much higher in calories and fat content than most crisps but every so often when they catch my eye on the supermarket shelve especially if on offer than I just cannot resist.
I bought a multi pack of McCoys crisps the other week and they cost me £2 as they were on offer in Morrisons and you can buy the single packs from shops which cost from 42p depending on where you buy them from.
In the pack was these cheddar and onion crisps. Each pack is 32g and is a foil bag sealed for freshness.
The packet is quite unique with it's green and gold and black background and white lettering, these can easily be spotted on the supermarket sheves and in shops as the packaging is shiney and the colours are deep and stand out.
The crisps inside stay fresh until you open the packet and the packs have lots of information on nutritional values and fat content as well as the web address www.mccoys.co.uk and the customer service address which is :-
KP snacks, FREEPOST (LE6531) PO box No 4 Ashby-de la zouch, Leicestershire. Incase you have any enquiries. Or you can call the freephone number 0800 783 5456.
The crispds inside the packet don't really smell strong but once you have taken one out of the packet and put it in your mouth there is no mistaking the flavour as it is a very strong cheddar taste. I can't really taste the onion but they still taste nice.
Taking one in my hand as I sit here writting I can see the ridges on the crisp. The colour is light and they look thick and chunky. The real test is the crunch and once you pop on into the mouth you will be able to hear the crunch as you eat the crisp. These are more crunchy that ordinary crisps and if you take one and snap it you can hear the noise it makes as you break it but the crisp stays in two pieces and doesn't snap into lots of little pieces like ordinary crisps do when you break them in your hand.
I love the taste of these crisps and they are very moreish so if your on a diet be careful how many you eat as although it says 30% less saturated fat on the packet, if you read the fat content at the bottom you will see that it is 9.8g each pack and the salt content is 0.6g.
Each pack has 165 calories which is a lot of your daily intake if your on a diet but if your not then these are great to enjoy.
They can be an accompliment to a sandwich, put in a bowl for snacks or for a party and once you have tasted the difference from these to ordinary crisps it's hard to go back to buying the ordinary ones.
I would recommend these to you without a doubt.
I love most crisps but I do not eat a lot of them as I try to watch what I eat and try to eat as healthily as possible but these crisps always tempt me to eat them, it is as if it has a label on it come buy me lol, which I do because my hubby loves them and eats them all the time.
These are fabulous tasting crisps and they are quite thick crinkly cut and have ridges and they come in a nice foil type wrapper to keep them fresh.
On opening the packet you can smell the flavour straight away and the taste of them is a strong one and you clearly know what the flavour is, with some crisps they have very little taste of the flavour they are supposed to be but with this one it is different.
When they are in the mouth they have a nice texture and the Cheddar and Onion tends to have a couple of seconds that have a mouth watering moment, kind of like a tingling and then when you eat it, it is so crunchy it sounds quite loud but once start eating them they just melt in the mouth and are delicious.
I normally pay around 49p for 1 and the bag size is 32g, but they are available in multi packs and a lot of the time they are on special offer for as little as £1 for 6 bags but at times I have bought them with extra free ones inside, which is even better value for money.
They contain only 165 calories and considering they are quite thick cut I think that is an excellent amount as some others are much lighter and have more.
They also contain 2.1g of protein, 17.0g carbohydrate, 9.8g fat, and 1.2g of fibre.
The quality of these are very good and they are fabulous for parties or picnics and packet lunches or just for a snack for whenever you feel a little hungry.
They are known as man crisps but us girlies love them too and what we need now are some that are known as girlie crisps lol, although these are perfect for anyone not just for the men.
Some of the other available flavours are also Salt and Malt, Flame Grilled Steak, Sizzling King Prawn, and Mexican Chilli.
I think if you have not tried them, give them a go and see if they suit your taste buds too.
I give it a 5 star.
Thank you for reading my review.
Mccoys Cheddar and Onion crisps are perhaps the most delicious crisps that money can buy. I am really unable to fault these on any level, apart from the fact that they are unbelievably fattening and unhealthy.
With its amazing choice of strong cheddar cheese and delicious onion, these are the tastiest crisps around. Very attractive packaging, and very distinctive aroma, they are the most tempting crisps known to man. So much stronger cheesy taste than that of Walkers, and so more powerful to the palete than even Wotsits, truly this flavour is the work of wizards.
You see, McCoys tend to ridge their crisps, thereby sealing in all the flavour, all the powdered chemical cheese taste, and all of that delicious corn oil and hydrogenated fat. Mmmm!
Despite the posh looking packaging and reputable brand name, and of course the delicious taste, satisfying, seemingly unstaling texture and exciting crunchiness of the crisps themselves, they are really cheap to buy, even individually, though it is always best to buy in multipacks, but with this excellent quality and quantity ratio, its hard to even believe that they are as cheap to buy as Walkers, and you can also pick up a big old multipack of these in most pound and 99 pence stores. Brilliant stuff and well worth switching to if you're fed up of Walkers.
On the whole, I'm not really a crisp person. I'd far prefer a bar of chocolate than a packet of crisps but on the odd occasion that I fancy a more savoury snack, it's for these McCoy's that I reach. The more I've had them the more I've grown to like them and these are fast becoming my guilty pleasure.
McCoys are sold as part of a six pack, multipack of 32 gram bags and can be bought from most major supermarkets. It's rare to find these sold individually other than in vending machines but that does mean that you've always got a packet spare which comes in very handy as these are seriously moreish.
The packet is decorate in a gold, black and green colour scheme which immediately identifies them as being cheese and onion flavour. None of this putting cheese and onion in a blue packet (ie. Walkers), we all know blue is for salt and vinegar and green is for cheese and onion. The bags are made of foil which allows these crisps to retain maximum freshness.
In each shiny packet is a pretty decent amount of crisps. Each one is ridge cut and rather thick. I would estimate them to be about four times thicker than your average crisp which makes them quite satisying and they will certainly stave off hunger pangs as a mid morning snack. The only other observation I would like to mention with regards to appearance is that in some packs there tend to be quite a few crisps with black bits where the potatoes haven't had any eyes cut off. Occasionally I have had to discard the odd crisp due to it being quite yucky looking but this is quite rare and it's only one crisp out of a whole packet.
One of the best features of these crisps is their colour. Each one is an orangey colour which immediately identifies them as having loads of flavouring on them. Being the childish person that I am, I often leave the ones that have the most flavour on until last so I can savour the taste for longer and see the packet out with a bang. (Reading that back I do seem incredibly sad, but hey ho, each to their own!)
Without question, these are the most flavoursome crisps I have ever tasted. I kid you not. The flavour on these crisps is strong! A perfect balance between the cheese and the onion, every mouthful has your taste buds screaming out for more. I find that after having one packet I'm always left wanting another which is testament to their delicious taste. I often find crisps to be really bland and quite lacking in flavour but these are very highly seasoned.
Whilst a good strong flavour is undoubtedly a good thing, it's also worth pointing out that this does linger in your mouth for ages so probably not the best snack to have before a big job interview or a potential snog.
These crisps have an excellent crunch although it's worth pointing out that there is the occasional crisp that appears hard rather than crispy if you know what I mean.
Nutritionally these crisps seem about average. Each pack contains 165 calories and despite being advertised as having 30% less fat, they do still contain 9.8g. Whilst this does seem rather a lot, it's worth noting that these amounts are not significantly higher than your average pack of Walkers and considering they are far more filling than other brands of crisps perhaps not as bad as it initially seems.
At £1.69 for a pack of six, I would consider these to be reasonably good value for money. However, they are often on sale whether it be as part of a buy one get one free promotion or money off. In fact they are currently on sale in Tesco for the bargain price of £1.00 so there's no better time to give them a go.
On the whole, I would definitely reccomend these crisps on the grounds of their strong flavour and high satisfaction value. That said, I would suggest these to be more suitable as an adult snack as the flavour may possibly be too strong for a child's tastes. I've awarded these 4 out of 5 stars with one star deducted for the whiffy breath you are left with afterwards that even the strongest of mints will fail to mask.
I am a big fan of McCoys crisps, although I don't actually eat crisps all that often. I am more of a chocolate gal, but when I do eat crisps, it is McCoys all the way.
One of my favorite of their flavours is the Cheddar and Onion. They are just cheese and onion crisps, but the magic they go through in the McCoys factory makes them taste amazing. McCoys crisps are a lot thicker than usual crisps and this gives them a great crunch, and they are also ridge cut, giving them a great texture compared to normal, smooth crisps.
The cheese and onion flavour is, to me, perfect. It is not too strong, nor is it too weak, although it can give you proper cheese and onion breath after eating lol! It always amazes me that no matter how nice a cheese and onion flavour crisp, it never actually tastes like cheese and onion itself lol!
The packaging for these crisps is golden and green with a huge McCoys logo in the centre and all the nutrional information on the back, along with the some information about the crisps and the McCoys company. A standard bag is around 30 - 50g (I Think) and you can buy them in single packs, larger packs, and in multi packs too. You can get them in most places like supermarkets, local stores, newsagents, garages etc.
They are relativley low in Calories compared to some crisps, but they do have a high fat and carbohdryrate factor, so try not to eat these too often as they are not exactly healthy.
McCoy's Crisps are probably one of my favourite Crisps out there, but oddly enough I don't eat them that much. It could be because they cost a bit more to buy, which I don't think the reason is, but they are also harder to buy individually as well. This flavour is the best though.
You can get these in a 6 bag multipack which costs about £1.50 or the individual bag which costs around 50p. Quite expensive for a bag of Crisps but these are that bit heavier that other Crisps. Sometimes the 6 packs are on half price in Asda and Tesco, which is when we often stock up.
The bag looks ok. All the bags look the same with the gold coloured foil and the McCoy's writing across the front. The colouring down the bottom indicates the flavouring which is the green part which is the Cheese and Onion bit.
These Crisps have quite thick ridges on them, and they are thick cut Crisps. They have plenty of Cheese and Onion flavouring on them. They feel slightly oily and I think you can smell the Vegatable Oil on these. Perhaps that is the oiliness that you can feel as well, but I don't think you can taste the oil or greasiness.
These have 165 calories and 9.8g of fat. This was from a multipack bag, which is a little bit smaller than the individual bag.
These are great just probably because they are so thick cut and that gives a whole different taste and although they aren't that good for you, I will continue to enjoy them!
I absolutely love savoury snacks and prefer a packet of crisps to a bar of chocolate any day. One of my favourites are McCoy's Cheddar & Onion, which I am eating right now and enjoying every tasty bite of them!
McCoy's Cheddar & Onion come in a foil packet which does a very good job of keeping the crisps nice and fresh. The pack is attractively coloured in dark green, black and gold and this classic colouring makes them look like a quality brand.
Thankfully, as well as looking like a quality brand, they taste like one too. When you open them, you do get quite a strong smell of cheese, which give you an idea of just how full the flavour is going to be. These crisps do not disappoint in that department. You can definitely taste both the cheese and the onion and neither flavour dominates the other.
McCoy's crisps are ridge cut, large and very thick. This make them extra crunchy and they do give you plenty to chew. After Pringles, these are definitely my favourite crisps and I do find the 32g bag quite filling and satisfying, as a snack. Unfortunately the majority of packets of crisps out now have so little content, you really feel the need for a second pack!
McCoy's crisps are cooked to perfection and very rarely do I find a green or blackened crisp in the packet.
*Nutritional Value Per Pack*
Energy - 165 kcal
Protein - 2.2g
Carbohydrate - 17.0g
of which sugars - 1.1g
Fat - 9.8g
of which saturates - 1.3g
Fibre - 1.3g
Sodium - 0.2g
Salt Equivalent - 0.6g
This product contains milk and wheat. It may contain soya, gluten and mustard.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
McCoy's Cheddar & Onion ridge cut crisps are available from Tesco in a 6 pack for £1.59 but they are on special until 20th April for £1 only.
If you are partial to a savoury snack, then these are well worth buying. Unlike most crisps, McCoy's are satisfying and although they are higher in calories, you're tummy won't start rumbling again, five minutes later!
We don't buy brand name crisps that often, mostly sticking to the - generally cheaper - own brand versions. However, occasionally something like these comes up as a bargain in somewhere like farm foods, and then I have to say we indulge.
At the moment, farmfoods are offering these and the McCoys Beef Flavour Crisps at £1 for a multipack of 6 bags. We couldn't resist temptation and a pack of each came home with us.
These are billed as 'Cheddar and Onion' rather than the more normal 'Cheese & Onion' that most brands go with. They are nicer than a lot of cheese and onion crisps, but to be fair I don't think it's so much the flavour as the texture that makes them stand out for me. Although having said that, the strength of flavour is good in my opinion. It's more as if they've put more flavouring on per crisp because of each crisp being thicker, so that you can really taste it when you pop a crisp in your mouth.
Unlike most crisps these aren't flimsy and thin. They're not virtually see through like say walkers or golden wonder are. These are chunky thick crisps. Each one gives you a good crunch, and you couldn't leave it to melt in your mouth as you could with and ordinary crisp because it just wouldn't happen. They're also ridged - I don't think this makes much of a difference really although it might make them slightly faster to cook or something, but it's a nice touch isn't it. Makes them look a little more special than if they were just thickly cut crisps I guess. Also, don't go getting the idea that they're like Walkers Baked Crisps either. These are actual slices of proper potato, and they're not baked they are fried like regular crisps are.
Each bag weighs 32 grams and you don't get as many crisps per pack as you do for a pack of regular style crisps of the same size because of course they're thicker cut in this. However, the size is good for a snack or part of a packed lunch, so I don't think that matters too much. Mcoys claim that they've been working on their crisps and that they contain 30% less saturated fat than they did in 2009. Not knowing how much they contained then it's hard for me to know if that's correct, but they do say on the pack 9.8g fat, and 1.3g saturated fat per pack.
Overall these are really nice crisps to eat. I think if you made home made crisps to a really high standard they'd probably taste a bit like this, although I don't think at home you'd be able to get the nice strong cheesey oniony flavour easily.
I got a packet of these a couple of weeks ago and was shocked that they cost 65p. I don't know if it's just me but that seems quite expensive for one bag of crisps.
They are about the same size, if a tiny bit bigger than a pack of walkers. There were quite a lot of actual crisps in the bag though, unlike some other brands where the bag is half empty.
However, despite the cost, they do taste great. As they are ridge cut they are a bit more interesting than a regular crisp. They are quite thickly cut too.
The taste of these is extremely potent, they will make you stink a bit. They are very cheesy, with a hint of onion that is just right, but I would make sure you have a pack of mints or chewing gum near by. The smell also seems to linger on your hands too, no matter how much you lick your fingers after wards.
There are 181 calories in a bag of these, and due to the cost, I wouldn't recommend they are eaten on a regular basis, but they are really tasty and a good snack, they will fill you up quite nicely.
These are the best cheese and onion crisps ever, I only discovered them recently in the pub and got some out of a multipack today.
They've got the same shape as the rest of the Mccoys crisps, they're mega thick and have got a ridged shape. The ridges are quite deep and that's good because the strong flavour collects along them and that makes them proper tangy.
The cheese flavour is a lot more powdery than Walkers crisps, that makes it taste proper fake but in a good way. I usually like food to taste as close to the natural thing as possible but this doesn't taste anything like cheddar..... but I still love it.
The onion flavour is yummy, it's quite strong but so is the cheese so they go perfect together. I love onion flavours and this one is a rich powdery onion taste that is mega nice and gives the crisps a bit of a sweet flavour. I actually think it's the cheese and not the onion that gives the crisps the tangy flavour because it onion IS a bit sweet.
I've made these crisps sound proper mad but they're not, the flavour of them is wicked and they are so strongly flavoured that you feel like you're having something a bit more filling than a bag of crisps. The thick texture is to do with that as well because each crisp is a full mouth full so they're mega filling..... a bag of Mccoys for my dinner will do me if I'm rushing about and they're even better on a butty!
There's one thing I don't like about these and it's the same with all the Mccoys flavours and it's that they ALWAYS taste stronger on one side. That annoys me because it means I've got to twist the crisp round in my mouth to get the flavour! lol
A bag is about 60p and I think they're worth every penny, every time I want a bag of crisps now I buy these and I think I'm getting obsessed by them. I had some on a baguette with cheese the other night when I had the munchies and that was one wicked snack, loads of flavour with creamy cheese and crunchy crisps. Yummy!!!
A little while ago I gave a largely favourable review (four stars) to the Salt & Malt Vinegar flavour of McCoys; this time around I'm looking at their Cheddar & Onion flavour. This, along with the plain (but still nice) Salted version, makes up the usual six packs of McCoys, with two bags of each flavour at a total cost of £1.51 from Tesco. That is a little bit expensive, given that (for example) a six pack of Walkers is around the £1.25 mark, but then I suppose McCoys are marketed as something of a premium brand.
As is usual with almost every brand of crisps (the major exception being Walkers) the cheese and onion flavour is indicated by means of the colour green. In this case it's a very attractive deep grassy green, rather than the somewhat anaemic colouring - if green can ever be said to be anaemic - of some cheaper brands, with the trademark ripply effect echoing the crisps inside. I will here repeat my previous complaint: it's extremely disappointing that after using foil bags for years the crisp industry has still not found a way to make them recyclable. There does need to be some prodding done here, perhaps from the European authorities.
As usual with McCoys crisps, the nutritional information panel is quite prominent and clearly laid out. Personally I wish we had an industry-standard design for these things, as is the case in the USA, but failing that the panel here is about the best you'll see. The actual figures, however, are a bit less enticing: a 32-gram bag contains 165 kcal, which works out at 516 kcal per 100g - roughly the same as chocolate! That isn't unusual for crisps, but it's surprising how many people don't realise it. The fat content is also very high at 9.8g per bag. These crisps are suitable for vegetarians, but do contain milk and wheat - and monosodium glutamate, if that bothers you.
I'm not quite as keen on the smell, or indeed the taste, of the Cheddar & Onion flavour as I am on most other McCoys variants. Very few mass-market cheese and onion crisps are truly excellent, and these are no exception: the monosodium glutamate in the recipe is unfortunately quite prominent, MSG's characteristic slightly waxy taste and consistency being more obvious than in some flavours. The cheddar taste itself is not particularly fantastic either. However, these crisps are still better than most of their direct rivals, and the texture and particularly the crunch is superb, McCoys' use of thicker crisps than most really paying dividends here.
I wouldn't rate these crisps quite as highly as their Salt & Malt Vinegar counterparts, though part of that is simply that I don't like this flavour quite as much anyway. They're not at all bad, and the generous serving and chunky crisps do give a satisfying feel. Ideally I'd award this flavour 3.5 stars, but since I can't do that I'm rounding it down to three because I feel that while they're quite good, they could have been better. Recommended to a certain extent, but Cheddar & Onion is by no means the best flavour in the McCoys range.
Having never been a fan of cheese and onion flavoured crisps, I was hesitant to try one of these crisps when first offered to me. However, I thought I'd give it a go and I'm glad I did.
These crisps have a wonderful cheesy flavour to them when you first sniff the bag, which isn't as harshly overpowering or artificial tasting as I've found other brands to be. There is a hint of onion when you bite into them, and the two flavours combined taste delicious.
The thick, ridge-cut gives a great texture to the crisp, making it feel like you're eating something more substantial than the thin, flaky crisps other brands offer. They are also not greasy in the slightest, which to me is the best thing about this brand.
The bags are pricey, however, at around 57-65p in most local shops and supermarkets, however I truly believe these are worth the price if you compare them to other brands out there. The flavour and texture are, to me, superior to all other crisps out there.
Nevertheless, the price, and the fact that fewer and fewer crisps seem to be making their way into each bag mean that I'll only buy these as a treat every once in a while. But boy what a treat they are!
I am a huge fan of crisps in general, and enjoy many flavours but in particular, I do enjoy a bag of cheese and onion flavoured crisps.
When in my local grocery store recently, I was looking for a packet of crisps to munch on after my lunch and as I stood there perusing the vast choice of bags of snacks and crisps, the gold 'foil' style bag of the McCoy's crisps caught my eye.
Realising it had been quite some time since I had tried these 'ridge cut' crisps, I selected the 'Cheddar & Onion' flavour and paid for my purchase. I did note that the only other flavour on offer in this particular store was some sort of 'Rib or Steak' flavour. This surprised me as I know that these crisps also come in a 'Chilli' flavour, a 'Salt and vinegar' flavour and a 'Ready salted' flavour.
Anyway, after lunch of course I reached for the foil bag of crunchy crisps to see if they were as good as I remembered them being! I did notice that there was a statement across the top of the bag claiming "30% Less Sat Fat - Same Great taste" which I thought was a bit of a plus-point, given the amount of fat in snacks such as these.
The first thing that struck me upon opening the bag was the smell of the crisps wafting up to my nostrils - very very cheesy indeed! The second thing I noticed, when peering into the bag was that the helping of crisps looked to be quite generous. This surprised me, as I find that bags of crisps in general nowadays usually appear to be only half-full most of the time. This never fails to disappoint me, as I think it is quite a recent trait some bags of crisps have adopted... I certainly don't remember this being a problem in the past, nearly as much as it is nowadays!
Biting into the first crisp I had retrieved from the bag, I was instantly relieved that these seemed to be extremely crunchy, just as I remembered them being! I didn't find the crisps were overly-hard though, or in no way too brittle to enjoy properly; they were really quite satisfying to eat thanks to the crunch and bite to the texture they had!
The taste was the next thing that struck me whilst chomping on these crisps... The cheese flavouring was really quite intense and I have to be honest and say that I didn't notice too much of the 'onion' side of the flavouring coming through too much. This didn't particularly stop me from enjoying these crisps, but the flavours weren't as balanced as other varieties of cheese and onion crisps I have consumed recently!
All in all, I did enjoy the McCoy's crisps and would recommend them. I have actually ordered a multi-pack of these onto my online shopping list as these cheese and onion McCoy's were so nice that I decided I wanted to sample some of the rest of the flavours available!
Looking on the back of the packet, I can tell you that each 32g bag of McCoy's will provide 165 calories and 9.8g of fat, so I wouldn't necessarily think that these are going to be popular with those of you who are watching your waistlines.
There is also information on the packaging about gluten and soya being handled in the same environment as these crisps, so they may not be suitable for anybody with food allergies.
McCoy's crisps are available in multi-packs from all good supermarkets and food stores. Individual bags of the crisps are available for around the 65 pence mark from all similar retailers.
I am going to award these crisps top marks - five out of five from me! I really couldn't fault them and thoroughly enjoyed my bag the other day. Yum! :-D
I started having these crisps while out with my mates in the pub in my uni days. They are suitable for the occasion - really big and chunky with pretty macho (if a crisp can be such a thing!) ridging. You tend to find that there are half a dozen really outsize crisps in a packet and a whole load of large 'splinters', but you don't get crumbs like you would with a thinner crisp.
The flavours are really intense. To tell the truth, it's almost a bit much - One packet is great, but have a few more and I tend to feel a little bit ill! But that's not to say they aren't tasty because they genuinely are, it's just they don't pull their punches. The cheese and onion is pungent, not a smooth cream cheese and chive type of taste. To me it reminded me more of really mature cheddar and raw onion - it has that heat element to it. It will stick to your fingers so avoid if you are planning to pull at any point!
The crisps have a really good crunch, which is partly down to their size and shape, but they are also very 'fried' and so have a less recognisably potato texture than a normal thin crisp, which is something I miss.