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Brand: Walkers / Type: Crisps - Discontinued

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      15.03.2010 14:35
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      Really disgusting in my opinion

      I bought a pack of these crisps last week for lunch and after tasting the first one wished I hadn't. Walkers introduced a competition, introducing six new flavours of which one would win and become a permanent flavour. The others are fish and chip, onion bhaji, chocolate and chilli, Cajun chicken and duck and hoisin sauce. Each brand had an accompanying advert trying to get the taster to pick them, this was cast in a similar manner to a election type fever. The builders breakfast crisps are advertised as having bacon, egg, tomato sauce and sausage. When opening the pack the initial smell is very similar to smoky bacon and initially the taste seems to echo that and I was left wondering what the fuss was when a very unpleasant after taste of egg hit the back of my mouth and refused to leave for the rest of the day. I tried a few more, and one of the main drawbacks was that some of the crisps have stronger tastes in certain components of the breakfast than others. Some are identical to smoky bacon crisps and some remind me of the tomato ketchup flavour Walkers tried out a few years ago. I must say that I couldn't detect any sausage flavour for any of the crisps. The main problem The main problem is the egg, egg is a strange taste, fried eggs are fine when you're hungry and want something to eat but when you're not hungry the taste of oily, slimy eggs is rather off putting. It's the same principal as walking past a fish and chip shop when you're not hungry, i.e., very slightly nauseating. Here we have a product in which the amount of egg on any particular crisp really varies, some have none but some have a very strong taste. This taste leaves an unpleasant oily sensation to the taste buds and is to be honest unpleasant. Even though these crisps won the vote, I can't see them sticking around too long. Too many people dislike them and given a choice there are always better alternatives. The crisps are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs and have a calorie count of 227 calories per 46g pack for which I paid 65p.

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        12.03.2010 08:12
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        Not that long ago Walkers launched a competition to find a new flavour. They got loads of entrys, so whittled it down to 6 flavours, we all tried them as we were curious, and then voted for the winning one. This flavour won, and although I felt they were tasty enough, they are just plain weird. Not sure if you still get these in individual 34.5g bags, but they were selling arounf 50p when they first came out. Walkers must have made a packet from the competition. I see you still get these in 6 bag multipacks, which cost around £1.30, or part of the Asda 3 for £3 deal just now. The pack looks ok. Has a nice picture of a fry up on the front. So how do these Crisps taste? Eggy. The flavouring is meant to be of Eggs, Bacon, Buttered Toast and Sausage. Although each flavouring does taste like how you would expect, as the Buttered Toast tastes nice and Buttery, and the Bacon is a nice smokey taste, everything is overpowered by the Egg flavour. It could be because i'm not so keen on eggs, but I just find the overall taste a bit too yuk. It is quite strong as well, so I wouldn't have minded a bit egg in the background, and more of all the other flavourings. I have enjoyed the odd bag, but found them a bit sickly, Not really the flavour for me.

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        04.03.2010 13:19

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        AVOID!

        This was a new flavour introduced by walkers after thier 'do us a flavour' competition! I feel that it was a refreshing changes to have new flavours of crisp on the market such as crispy duck and hoi sin as well as chilli and chocolate, instead of the generic special edition tomato sauce or mustard flavour crisps. However i feel walkers have went a bridge to far with this flavour. Everyone i have spoken to has said it is far to eggy and does not really reflect the true flavours of a builders breakfast. I suppose this would be quite a hard in a crisp. This is why i think walkers should have stuck to the more simply and subtle flavours which would be easy to master instead of trying to get the complex flavours of a builders breakfast in a crisp. This is a scheme which has worked for walkers as many people have bought the crisps to try them, many of which wouldnt have bought any before. However the flavours in this instance do not live up to expectations.

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        15.01.2010 01:33
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        Walker's Crisps - Builder's Breakfast - Eggy Crisps

        I cannot believe this flavour won the Walkers Competition for the best new crisp flavour, then again the rest of the range were even worse than this so I guess I cant really speculate. Anyway when the new flavours were bought out last year I did try and buy all of them to try them at least once before 5 of them disappeared forever. And the Builders Breakfast pack was the last flavour I tried. To be honest though even though this flavour won the Walkers competition I haven't seen it being sold anywhere recently so maybe most people had the same thoughts as ma and decide after one packet to stay the hell away from these crisps for the rest of time Nutritional Information: [Per 25g (1 packet)] 131kCal Fat 8.3g Sat Fat 0.6g Sugar 0.4g Salt 0.3g Not any worse than ordinary crisps but I dont recommend you eat them everyday. The Taste: Ill start this section by saying these crisps taste absolutely nothing like the "full-English breakfast" it claims to. It actually tastes like a mixture of the ordinary Walkers Smoky Bacon flavour (which I hate) and a very strong taste and smell of eggs. Honestly these crisps really do taste horrible and they leave you with a taste that to me reminds me of puke in your mouth, which no amount of brushing seems to eradicate. This flavour seemed really nice in theory and I was really looking forwards to trying it because anyone who can make crisps taste like a fry up is a genius in my book. Unfortunately Walkers cannot do that and they failed miserably in their attempt. I wouldnt eat these again if you paid me. Overall Opinion: I don't recommend that anyone trys these because they might have won but they are absolutely horrendous and you could get the same flavours from sucking on a raw egg. I cannot believe these won that competition because the reviews I have read on these seem to echo my thoughts so I doubt many people really liked them. Not even worth a taste. Thanks For Reading x-0 Salz 0-x

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          04.09.2009 02:15
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          I Can't Believe They Won The Comp

          These Walkers crisps are proper rank and I can't believe it won the competition for the best flavour because the squirrel ones and the onion bajee ones were loads better. They are supposed to taste like a Builders Breakfast but I think they are just funny tasting smoky bacon crisps and aren't nice tasting at all. The funny taste is egg but its like a horrible powdered egg taste that stays for ages in my mouth when I've finished eating the crisps and they made me feel proper sick. Theres a ton of flavouring on the crisps as well and the powder is v. salty so it made my mouth dry and I couldn't finish the bag because they made me feel thirsty. The crisps are crunchy but the flavour gets stronger as I chew them up and its not very nice at all. They taste a bit meaty but like i said its just like a smoky bacon flavour and even though I like that flavour I didn't like these because the flavour is so off. My dad had a bag and he liked them and so did my uncle but none of us girls did so I reckon this might be a flavour thats more popular with the guys, like prawn cocktail is a flavour that a lot of women like but men don't. It must have been a fix that this flavour won the comp because I've heard loads of people that say that they are horrible. There were 6 flavours brought out for the competition and this was the worst and even the chocolate and chilli ones were better and they were rank as well. I never want to eat these again because they made me feel proper sick. The funny taste and greasy feeling of them is really off and they aren't nice at all like most other Walkers crisps. Mine was a separate bag but I think they are selling them in packs of 6 of the Builders Breakfast crisps now to celebrate the winner but I don't know who would want 6 of these!

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            12.08.2009 19:15
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            Avoid.

            You could see what Walkers were going for with this flavour, but it really doesn't come across well. Builders Breakfast Crisps were the winners of a poll from the public in order to decide on one of six new flavours to be sold the whole year round. It seems the idea of this one was to make a bag of crisps that tasted like sausage bacon egg and beans combined. The result as you can imagine is less than pleasant. Although they have the same nutritional value as any other Walkers variety, and are naturally made with sunseed rather than the old style Walkers brand, they are definitely the most unpleasant. They have an initial familiar tang comparable to that of the steak and onion variety but leave a tremendously stale texture. This is then followed up with a really unpleasant eggy aftertaste that is almost enough to make one gag. They also seem to embody an element of rotten vegetables which I really can't seem to put my finger on. The appeal also is pretty uncertain, I imagine people just really want to try a new flavour, sadly without the knowledge that they are utterly rancid. Many people have voiced a similar opinion to mine, and I have seen Builders Breakfast Crisps reduced in various supermarkets due to lack of popular demand. I expect that these crisps will be discontinued after what is ultimately their "Trial year." Nutritional Information Follows: Per 25g Pack Per 100g CALORIES 133kcal 530kcal CARBS 12.3g 49.0g FAT 8.5g 34.0g SODIUM 0.2g 0.6g PROTEIN 1.6g 6.5g FIBRE 1.0g 4.0g

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              22.07.2009 14:45
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              Breakfast in a packet. Pretty convenient!

              Builder's Breakfast is one of the 6 new flavours that walker's introduced after their do us a flavour competition. This one went on to be the winner. The packaging is very similar to that of every other packet in the brand. Is stands out by maybe being a little but bigger which is always a bonus. When I opened the packet I was dissapointed that it didn't smell like a greasy spoon. To be fair they do have a bit of a smell, but nothing really stands out above the rest as a dominant force. I was pretty sure that I was going to like these crisps as I do enjoy a cooked breakfast & was hoping for a flavour of pork crossed with tomato. I wasn't dissapointed either. They taste very nice. No flavour stands out more than anything else, but you can taste the meat & the sausage. I personally couldn't taste much of the egg although my wife said that she could. Women must be able to taste egg more than men eh. To sum up, they are a nice addition to the Walker's range. As ever the quality is their as is the crisp-ness & the full flavour. If you haven't tried them, you should give them a go.

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              18.06.2009 01:03
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              A nice idea but way to strong in egg for me

              I am a little disappointed the builders breakfast crisps from walkers won the vote to be introduced as the latest addition to packs of Walkers crisps. I don't have anything seriously against them, but when I tried them the first smell I got from the packet was a strong whiff of egg. I had hoped that they would not taste like egg too, as the am the kind of person that can eat eggs but not stand the smell of eggs in things like mayonnaise, salad cream and that general bad smell of raw eggs. If the smell of the egg had not been so strong, then maybe I would have enjoyed them far more. The crisps could certainly do with much less flavouring for the taste of eggs. To me they tasted very different to what I expected, I'd have much prefered the smell of bacon and sausage rather than eggs. There is also quite a strong, distinctive taste of tomato ketchup included too, but this is much more difficult to smell. The strong mix of tastes may appeal to some people, but to those like me the stronger tastes of some flavous should be removed if they want to attract more people to eat them. I am quite disappointed that fish and chips didn't win, they were certainly my personal favourite. They were also the most british of all the new flavours, so I'd have thought that would have helped them to win as well, but it just wasn't to be. Overall, having tried all 5 flavours, I would not say that the builders breakfast is in my top half of the list, but neither is it in the bottom half. If they had taken away most of the bad strong flavours, I would certainly be more tempted to buy a packet.

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                05.06.2009 16:06
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                Now a permanent flavour, they're apparently the best of the bunch!

                Well I've written reviews for the rest of the flavours so I thought I'd save the winning flavour for last. Builder's breakfast sounds like such a bizarre flavour for crisps at first but when you actually open it, it all makes sense. To smell you'd think that the crisps were smokey bacon, which makes sense really given that bacon is a staple part of a fried breakfast. Anyway when you go to taste the crisps you can taste a range of bacon, sausage and unless I was very much mistaken...egg. Logical enough really, fried eggs are again part of the builder's breakfast and it although it sounds revolting, it makes for a surprisingly good flavoured crisp. That actually tastes exactly how it should. A lot of people have complained about the cost of the crisps but I think this comes down to the fact that Walkers seem to have produced a larger number than normal packets of their 'big eat' size bags which naturally cost more, the fact is that they just didn't brand them as such for the 'Do us a Flavour' packets, now that the Builders flavour crisps are considered a standard flavour the price has fallen in line with all others and the crisp packets have returned to normal too.

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                  03.06.2009 14:29
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                  Disgusting

                  I'm a traditional girl at heart and when it comes to crisps I know what I like, cheese and onion and nothing else. Imagine my distain when I heard that Walkers were holding a contest to come up with a new flavour that far from being a one minute wonder novelty would actually be sold all year round! What new flavours would there be I wondered? well I was truly horified by the 6 flavours that were put to the test recently (squirrel crisps?!) and even less impressed by the winner....Builders Breakfast? come on, any mug could have thought of that one. I love a good fry up but unless it involves a plate ful of eggs, bacon and beans with toast I'm not interested. Some work colleagues thought it would be fun to bring some of these new crisps in and have a tasting day to see which ones we liked best....I was nearly sick at my desk on tasting these foul excuses for a snack. I can only describe Builders Breakfast crisps as tasting like sweaty week old onions that have been left out in the sun to shrivel and slowly die. I certainly wanted my taste buds to die after putting these in my mouth. They leave a greasy aftertase on the tongue and smell like my boyfriends farts first thing in the morning after a heavy night with 20 beers and a curry, grim. I wonder how long these will stay in the shops for as most people I've spoken to have the same opinion of them. The person who created these is sitting pretty with a tonne of money in the bank but I wonder for how long the royalties will keep rolling in?

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                    03.06.2009 12:04
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                    I won't be trying these again!

                    Intrigued by the adverts for the Walkers new crisp flavour competition, I purchased packets of several of the different types of new crisps in the pub one night to share with some friends whilst having drinks. Out of all the new flavours we tried, this is the one that I remembered the most - and not in a good way! The bag was a little bigger than your average bag of crisps and cost a little more than average to buy individually - around 70p to a pound. However, crisps are always expensive in pubs so I would recommend buying them from a supermarket instead! The design of the bag followed the same theme as the other flavours in the competition - plain whitish colour overall with the flavour written in big letters, and an illustration in the centre. The illustration for this particular flavour shows a face made out of the various components of a full English breakfast. Upon opening the bag, the first thing that hit me was a very strong smell of egg - yuck. Although I do like eggs and there are very few smells I don't like, I found this particular smell really off-putting. I must admit I didn't get a great first impression, and it was with some trepidation that I put a crisp in my mouth. Instantly I wished I hadn't! These are probably the most disgusting crisps I have ever eaten. The taste of egg is absolutely overpowering and covers any faint taste of bacon, beans, and buttered toast that is supposed to be part of the flavour. I gave the rest of the packet to my friend who actually seemed to quite like them. I guess we're all different - and a lot of people obviously like these as this flavour actually won the Walkers competition in the end! Nutritional information: (per packet) 15.2g of fat 0.57g of salt 240 calories (!)

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                      29.05.2009 13:36
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                      The least awful of the new flavours, but I'd still avoid them.

                      I'm a huge fan of Walker's Crisps. They are, in my humble opinion, the best crisps around bar none. But this new Builder's Breakfast flavour is, to be frank, awful. Just awful. When I was actually eating the crisps, they didn't actually taste too bad. Possibly even the best* of the six new awful flavours they've been trying out - although that's possibly damned by faint praise. The taste reminded me of a slightly salty beans on toast flavour. And possibly a slightly eggy taste at the back of the mouth. Not much of the other so-called breakfast constituents though. The problem is that the taste was with me all day until I could get home and clean my teeth. What stated out as a not particularly unpleasant bag of crisps turned into a day of beaniness and egginess that grew progessively more unpleasant and persisted depite lots of cups of tea (that other builder's staple food), a sandwich and even some chocolate. Only the application of minty toothpaste and a sonic toothbrush seemed to shift it. The one good thing is that my detal hygiene was particularly good that day - had to be, really. Retail price is around 50p for a 34.5g bag. But I wouldn't eat another pack if they were free. * For "best" read "least awful".

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                        07.05.2009 18:09
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                        Loved them!!

                        Oh, I do love crisps. I could sit and eat them all day if I wouldn't get fat. I was intruiged to see all the six new Walkers crisp flavours when they first came out, I actually entered a flavour - Bangers and mash! But obviously it didn't get picked. Anyway, I thought I'd pick up a packet of each new flavour in my weekly shopping and out of the lot Builders Breakfast beat them all... *****Packaging***** The first thing I noticed was that the packet of Walkers crisps was much bigger than the average packet and maybe that's why it was a little more expensive. This suits me as the more the better! It is like the average packet of Walkers crisps, but quite bigger. I was looking forward to opening the packet and tucking in... *****Aroma***** This was the first thing I noticed when I first opened the packet. It gave me a great impression and smelled great, like a proper full english breakfast, or Builder's breakfast should I say! It was such a lovely aroma, the most distinctive taste was probably a hint of tomato ketchup. *****Taste***** I was looking forward to eating these crisps! I noticed when I first picked one from the packet that it was much larger than your average Walkers crisp in a flavour such as Ready Salted. As I took my first curious bite, I could definitely taste the tomato ketchup most of all. Also, it tasted like sausage. I wasn't sure whether it was sausage or bacon but it was delicious all the same. There was a slight taste of egg too, I liked it but maybe it wouldn't appeal to everyone. The taste spread all over my tastebuds and I knew I liked it from that first bite - the best crisps from Walkers ever! I loved that crispy crunch too, delicious! There is also meant to be the flavour of buttered toast in the crisps, but I can't taste that at all. I could taste bacon, fried egg and tomato ketchup/beans most. *****Overall Impression***** I was so impressed with these crisps that I have had to buy more! I have just found out that they have won the Walkers competition having the most votes and I'm so glad as I wasn't too keen on the other flavours which are: -Onion Bhaji -Chilli & Chocolate -Cajun Squirrel -Fish & Chips -Crispy Duck & Hoisin The runner up for me is the last one, Crispy Duck & Hoisin. These crisps were so tasty, and would be great to eat at any time of the day especially for breakfast! They are better than any of the original Walker's flavours too in my eyes. I was so impressed with them and delighted that they've won. One of the other best things about them though is that they show off true British flavours :) I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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                          26.04.2009 02:51
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                          It's possible that I'd vote for these

                          I have been aware of the Walkers 'Pick us a winner' campaign for a while now, but hadn't actually gotten around to trying one of these six new flavours until this morning. Not being much of a crisp person, none of them had ever particularly appealed to me, but this morning I found myself with an unusual craving for crisps and so picked up this packet. I chose the Builder's Breakfast flavour because, although I think I would have enjoyed the Fish and Chips flavour more, I was interested to see if all of the four flavours of a cooked breakfast would actually come out in the taste of these crisps. Builder's Breakfast claims to have the flavours of 'bacon, buttered toast, eggs and tomato sauce', and before eating them I doubted that it would be possible for all these flavours to come through together. After all, if you put a bit of real bacon, toast, eggs and ketchup into your mouth, it would be difficult for you to taste all of the separate components, so I didn't see how a crisp version could do better than the real thing. Upon trying my first crisp, the first flavour that I noticed was similar to Walkers Beef flavoured crisps, which I assumed was meant to be the bacon part of the breakfast. After eating another few, I decided that this flavour was a much nicer version of the Beef flavour, and was actually quite impressed. A few crisps on, however, I started to notice a buttery scrambled egg flavour, which was very nice as real scrambled eggs are one of my favourite foods, and this flavour came through quite well. On eating the rest of the packet I began to notice more of a tomato ketchup flavoured crisps edge to the taste, and wondered why I hadn't noticed this in the first place, until it occurred to me that perhaps, instead of all the crisps having the same flavourings on, maybe some are 'bacon', some are 'toast' etc. I don't know if this is true or not, but it is the explanation which would most fit why the crisps had the flavours that they did for me. All in all, I really enjoyed the flavour of these crisps, and will be likely to try them again in the future. Being crisps, however, which are essentially fried slices of potato, I will not be eating these very often due to them being very unhealthy. Each 46g pack contains 240 calories and 15.2g of fat, so they're not ideal for anybody watching their weight (or anybody at all really), but for a treat every once in a while, they're not too bad. In conclusion, Builder's Breakfast crisps from Walkers are very nice, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to try a more interesting tasting crisp. They aren't guaranteed to be around for much longer, however, so if you try them and love them, remember to vote for them by sending a free text saying BREAKFAST to 51199, as if they don't win, they won't be available anymore. Since the competition ends on the 1st of May, I will probably try at least another couple of the flavours to see if there is one that I would like to save, but for now I am very happy with this flavour.

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                            13.04.2009 23:51
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                            Eggy crisps - bleurgh!!

                            So as a lot of you will all know, a while ago Walkers brought out a competition to find out a new flavour of crisps - their 'Do us a flavour' range. They consisted of Cajun Squirrel, Chilli & Chocolate, Crispy Duck & Hoi Sin, Fish & Chips, Onion Bhaji and Builders Breakfast. I believe the campaign lasts until May this year. So, Builders Breakfast. They come in a light blue with red edging packet with a little picture of a full English on it. I'm not the healthiest of eaters so I do enjoy the odd fry. However, my least favourite element of a fry up is the egg (can you see where this is going???). Can anyone guess what sole ingredient of a builders breakfast was apparent when eating these Walkers crisps?? Yes, of course they tasted of pure egg!! Now I've always prided myself on being able to eat any confectionery or crisp, as none of them taste that bad that I can't finish a packet. I can no longer make that claim. I barely managed half a standard multipack sized (25g) packet of these fiends!! They taste awful. Now I can only imagine that builders aren't all egg loving freaks (though perhaps they are?) so why oh why did walkers forget to add the sausage, bacon, beans, tomato, potato bread, soda etc flavouring to these crisps???? They had the standard crispyness of other Walkers crisps, they just lacked any sort of nice taste. So, before you buy any Builders Breakfast crisps, please listen to my warning, unless you are a egg flavour loving sort, then go ahead and knock yourself out, you will love these!!

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