“ Brand: Seabrook / Type: Crisps „
I tried these crisps recently and found them to be not very nice at all,
The pack I bought was a 6 pack priced at £1.99
I had been looking at these in the supermarket for a few weeks and decided to try them the other day, I can honestly say I wont be having them again they are really not nice in my opinion.
The flavour I tried was the baked potato with creamy butter and from the picture on the packaging I had imagined just that a lovely potato taste with melted butter, they sound lovely.
Instead what these crisps actually taste like is a plain unsalted crisp that has been dipped in sugar, the nutritional info does state that they have 90% less salt than the standard crisps but my tastebuds just were not ready for the odd combination of crisps and sugar, it really does not go together.
These crisps may be Ok for someone who is trying to cut out salt, but there are other unsalted products available that have a satchet of salt included to allow you to salt as much or as little as you like.
I would not recomend these at all as in my opinion crisps and sugar is not a combination that works.
I bought these on a recent supermarket expedition, mainly because my usual crisps were out of stock, and these were on offer for £1 for 6x 31.8g (who comes up with these amounts?!) bags.
I do have a bit of a naughty crisps in the evening habit, and thought at that price they would be worth giving a try. I saw them in Tescos and there they were available either in bags of 6x Jacket Potato with Creamy Butter, or a mixed bag of 2 each of Jacket Potato & Creamy Butter, Jacket Potato with Mediterranean Tomato & Herbs, and Jacket Potato with Caramelised Onion. I purchased one of each of the 6 bag options available.
The main selling point that Seabrook seem to be trying to push with this new range is that it has 90% less salt than their original "core range" of flavours, yet they claim the crisps still have "all the taste". I must admit I was a little bit sceptical about this claim, as I always thought a lot of the flavour of crisps came from the salt on them, but I was willing to give these a try, especially when I saw that Seabrook have a logo on the pack stating that they are supporting Breast Cancer Care (although once I read the small print on this later I was a bit less impressed...!)
The first flavour I opted to try from the range I had bought was the Jacket Potato with Creamy Butter flavour. In all honesty, I wasn't really expecting the crisps to taste that much like the description, as I often find they don't, but I was very pleasantly surprised on putting the first crisp into my mouth that they did taste EXACTLY like an oven cooked jacket potato with butter on. I proceeded to munch my way through the pack, but when I got about halfway through it I could taste a very odd, slightly sweet aftertaste, which seemed to be building up in my mouth as I ate more of the crisps. The only way I can describe it is that it was a little bit like eating an artificial sweetener like canderel alongside my jacket potato with butter! I tried having a drink to "wash" the aftertaste away, but it carried on building up to the point that I actually started to feel quite nauseous and ended up giving the last 1/4 pack of the crisps to the dog! (He seemed quite happy with them, and made no comment about an aftertaste...!)
The nauseous feeling persisted for quite some time after I had stopped eating the crisps, at least an hour or so, and it was this I think which has totally put me off trying any of the other flavours I have bought or eating more of the same variety. On the plus side, they may have cured my unhealthy crisps fixation as I haven't actually been able to bring myself to eat any crisps since eating these...!
So, whilst overall this product sounds like a good idea, a healthier choice of crisp, from my personal experience I have to say they are unfortunately just unpleasant to eat, and I would definitely not recommend them or purchase them again.