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After eating Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps for a while now, I decided to have a change and see if I could find another brand I like, and if possible one that would cost less. I found a pack of 6 Seabrook Cheese and Onion crisps on offer for 89p at a local freezer shop so decided to give them a go.
Firstly there is a strong smell as soon as the packet is opened and it is clearly cheese I could smell. There seemed to be about as many crisps in this pack as in Walkers, so I did feel I was comparing like for like. These are ridged crisps, and it gives them an appearance of being substantial rather than made from slivers of potato. They are also quite dark in colour and while I doubt this affected the taste, they do look more appertising. I was surprised to see in the list of ingredients that there was garlic included as I could not smell or taste that at all.
The bags contain 25g of crisps each and one of the main issues for me is that they are vegetarian. Calorie content is around the same as other brands, as each bag is 134 calories. There are plenty of figures given as the bag also has details of the fat content 6.3g protein 1.6g, salt 0.4g and carbohydrates 12.8g. The bag also contains a message from Seabrooks outlining how the product is made and a promise included stating that if the product is not enjoyed, they will refund the cost.
To go with the strong smell of cheese is a strong taste, and it is a pleasant taste. I was worried that it would be overpowering but it is not, I feel it is just right. There is a noticeable crunch when the crisp is bitten into and while they were all different sizes, there were no crumb sized ones at the bottom. I have definitely found crisps that I will be eating again in the future.
Seabrooks Cheese and Onion crisps are in a yellow pack with a section of brown and a red logo. It is made clear that they have to be sold as part of a multi-pack and contains a pleasant scene of a farmer ploughing the land.
Seabrook Crisps are, according to the packet, "lovingly made in Yorkshire" as if to emphasis this there's a picture of a tractor and trailer on it. Now I'm wondering, if they were made in London would there be a picture of Big Ben on it? Just a thought.
I saw that they were on offer in Asda, a multi pack of 6 for £1, now as I like cheese and onion crisps and I'd be buying some anyway I thought why not as I'd tried them before and they were good. Now I have to be honest and say that the taste can be a little hit a miss from packet to packet, one packet can be really cheese and oniony, whilst the next can be rather bland, even within the same multi bag packet. They do however have a nice crunch to them, which doesn't seem to vary, without being too hard like some other crinkle cut crisps.
The crisps are cook in sunflower oil making them slightly more healthy for you than some other crisps, but like all things, eat everything in moderation and aren't too greasy. They are suitable for vegetarians and are gluten free. The pack also has a breakdown of how much salt, sugar etc is in every pack for an adult's daily amount.
On the whole they are a nice crisp,
Seabrook Crinkle Cut Cheese and Onion crisps are made from the finest potatoes available. The crisps are cooked in pure sunflower oil, which ensures they are low in saturated fats and high in polyunsaturates, making a healthier crisp. Quantity: 48 x 31.8g Packets