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Product: Walkers French Fries
I'm a huge fan of crisps and I can honestly say that I love the majority of them, I seriously could eat packet after packet after packet, oops.
One of my favourite crisps are Walkers French Fries, especially the ready salted flavour which is what I'm going to base my review on today.
I normally buy a six pack of Walkers Ready Salted French Fries from Asda for £1.68. At the moment you can get three packets of six for just £4.00 so I stocked up on a few packets of these.
I like to eat French Fries as they have less fat and calories than the majority of other crisps out there and they contain no artificial colours. The ready salted French Fries contain just 83 Calories which make these a perfect snack when you are craving something salty or just as a little treat.
The crisps come packaged in a red striped foiled sealed packet with yellow lettering for the French Fries logo and picture and white lettering for the product description. All other relevant information is printed at the back of the packet.
The French Fries are long, thin and slender with a slight wave to them. They are extremely crunchy once you bite into them and have a delicious crispiness to them. They taste salty and of baked potato which is the perfect combination for me. These are so moreish and I always want to eat more than just the one packet.
French Fries are also available in three other flavours; Cheese and Onion, Worcester Sauce and Salt and Vinegar.
These are available from supermarkets and the majority of independent food stores.
A product which I will continue to buy time and time again, the perfect treat.
Dooyoo Stars: 5/5
I am trying to lose weight at the moment so have been trying to find tasty snacks which are still low calorie but an improvement on those specifically aimed at dieters and tend to look (and taste) like cardboard!!
I came across French Fries in my local Supermarket and they took me back to my childhood which means they must have been around for a long time.....
They come in a multipack of 12 x 19g and have 4 packs of each of the three flavours - Salt & Vinegar, Cheese & Onion and Ready Salted. The packs are foil lined to keep them crisp and fresh. Flavour wise they are similar to Walkers Squares - the Salt & Vinegar is lovely and not too vinegar, the Cheese & Onion has a lovely strong cheese taste and the Ready Salted is nice but not overly salty.
Calorie wise the Salt & Vinegar are 84kcal per pack, the Cheese & Onion are 84kcal and the Ready Salted are 83 kcal per pack. So they are a good low calorie but reasonably filling snack for anyone on a diet. They are 16% fat so again lower than the average standard crisp which tends to be around 25%.
I alternate between these and Squares as my 'treat' crisps and don't feel as if I am missing out taste wise. My kids also love these although I limit what they have as they are are still over 2% salt.
They retail at around £3.29 but can be found on offer if you shop around - currently 2 for £5 at Ocado.
Would recommend these to dieters and non dieters alike!
Being on slimming world, french fries are my crisp of choice, for many reasons. They are long and thin, if you nibble on them they take longer to eat which means you are less likely to rip open a second packet. They are also 4.5 syns for the packet on slimming world, which is a complete bonus as this is very low compared to a lot of other crisps available today.
You can get french fries in 5 flavours that I am aware of, these are Cheese and Onion, which are my favourite, I have always been a cheese and onion girl. You can also get them in Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar, Worcester Sauce and Beef. I enjoy all flavours but the cheese and onion is 100% my favourite, this is because the cheese isnt too overpowering or tangy and they taste really good. French fries are also only 96 calories a bag which is one of the lowest on the market today, rivalling other walkers crisps such as quavers.
French fries are very crunchy and I tend to nibble mine, I look and sound a bit like Bugs Bunny with his carrots. They look like they are puffed up as you can see small bubbles in them, which I like because it makes them very light and fluffy but crunchy at the same time. The packaging on the crisps has cartoon like crisps on the packet, they are also different colours for the different flavours, like many varieties of crisps, cheese and onion is blue, salt and vinegar is green, ready salted is red, beef is brown and worcester sauce is purple. Overally these are my favourite crisps, because they help my diet and they are crunchy and full of flavour and tasty to eat.
They come in variety packs available in both multipacks of six and ten, they cost anything from 99p in bargain stores to £1.99 in stores such as ASDA and Tesco. Single packs of this crisp are about 35p to 45p in shops such as Tesco and Morrisons. They are value for money as you get a lot more in the packs than what you get with other varieties of crisps.
the reason why i am writing this is because i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee french fries.I mean who dosent?there so delisous and slim and slender and tasty. My favorite flovour is ready salted because to me it tastes like normal chips with a pinch of extra salt.when I was a kid i always bought french fries.On my hotmail account i put down i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove french fries dont you and same on facebook. so now you know i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee french fries!Bye Bye See You Later
Walkers French Fries are my favourite crisps. Besides the fact they taste good they are only 84 cals and 0.3g saturated fat per multipack bag (salt and vinegar). As the name would suggest they are frie shaped, long and thin but more often curved than straight. Available in Salt, cheese and onion, salt and vingegar or worcester sauce in multipack bags. More commonly sold are multipack bags of 6 containing 2 salt and vinegar, 2 cheese and onion and 2 salted. Also you can get these in 18 packs. Also available although not in all places are worcester sauce and salted each in a 6 pack. Most supermarkets run offers where you can buy 3x 6 multipack bags of different walkers crisps with french fries included.
French fries have been around for a good while at least 20 years that i can remember. They are a nice crisp with cruch and not greasy. they tend to make less mess with the kids as they dont break up into crumbs. Salt content is lower than some too with 0.4g in salt n vinegar. They are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours.
I enjoy as a snack or with a sandwich.
I eat far more crisps than I really should, and have done for many years now. I suppose part of it is a vague consciousness in the back of my mind that I shouldn't have too many sweet snacks, and of course there's also the consideration that when the weather is warm, as it is at the time of writing, chocolate is likely to become a gooey mush long before I can get it home and into the fridge! Peanuts are probably my savoury snack of choice, but sometimes I feel like a little variety.
Walkers French Fries are not a type of crisps that I choose all that often, but every time I do buy them I wonder why that is, since they're really very tasty. These came in a six pack, with two each of the usual flavours - ready salted, salt & vinegar and cheese & onion - which cost 99p on special offer in Sainsbury's; usually you'd be looking at around 30p more than that in a supermarket, which is still not all that expensive compared with other "famous name" multipacks. As you might expect, small corner shops are very likely to charge more.
Walkers has been heavily pushing its "99 calories or less" range for a while now; this also encompasses Wotsits, Squares and Quavers. French Fries limbo easily under that bar, with the salt & vinegar pack in front of me now costing a mere 84 kcal; the other flavours vary by only a calorie or so. Surprisingly for crisps, they're not all that salty either, with 0.4g of sodium being a pleasantly low 7% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount. There don't seem to be any specific allergy concerns, and they're suitable for the veggies amongst us.
I imagine that French Fries were so named because they were supposed to look like American-style thin chips. They do, sort of, if you half-close your eyes and try really hard to convince yourself, but actually they're a bit *too* thin for that. Still, they're something different from ordinary crisps, and what they *do* have in abundance is a crunchiness, which is consistently excellent. They don't smell very strongly of anything, and the taste of all three flavours seems to rely more on salt than anything else (odd given that low sodium content) but however that might be, it really does work and they taste very nice indeed.
These are not the easiest crisps in the world to eat daintily, though to be honest if that sort of thing bothers you then I think we probably inhabit parallel universes anyway! Their length means that you can't get a whole one in your mouth in one bite without discomfort, and they do tend to snap off unexpectedly if you try to cram a handful of bits in at once. On the plus side, there isn't much irritating residue left in the bottom of the packet.
French Fries make nice lunchbox crisps, since they're slightly more interesting than the basic sort, taste nice and aren't too filling. I know it's unfashionable these days to suggest that anything less healthy than half a celery stick should ever be fed to children, but I feel like living dangerously today! Walkers know what they're doing when it comes to crisps, and they've demonstrated that know-how again here. There's nothing amazing about French Fries; they're simply nice, tasty, not too filling savoury goodness.
Walkers French fries are a baked potato snack consisting of long thin strips of potato baked into curly fries. Currently, the flavours available include ready salted, salt and vinegar, cheese and onion and Worcester sauce. These all come in standard 19 gram packs, as well as variety six and ten packs. Expect to pay around 40p for a standard bag, and £2.50 for a ten pack multipack.
Walkers French fries all come in sealed foil bags: red for ready salted, green for salt and vinegar, blue for cheese and onion and brown for Worcester sauce. The front of each packet has the walkers logo at the top, together with nutritional information (It makes a lovely change to not have to search for the calorie content). 'French Fries' is written across the middle with the flavour just underneath. Kept sealed they should keep for a couple of months.
Each pack is guaranteed to contain under 100 calories and they also only have around 4 grams of fat. These are really good for diets - you feel naughty as these are a 'snack' item, but with the low fat content you could easily get away with a couple of packets a day.
Walkers French fries are really rather strange. They're not crisps in the conventional sense of the word, and neither are they like quavers or monster munch or any of the other baked potato snacks. They are very thin, stay crunchy even when bitten and have a honeycomb like texture that makes them quite hard and brittle. Although I like the feeling, I can imagine these wouldn't be to everyone's taste. For me, it's the flavour where these win out - they are very strongly flavoured (apart from the ready salted which is quite bland) and keep their taste all the way down the packet. The Worcester sauce in particular is stunning as it really tastes of Worcester sauce with no hint of artificial flavouring,
I don't tend to buy french fries very often, but they are a great crisp, and something I would buy for party snacks or if I really fancy a packet.
I'm not sure how much an individual packet costs but a multi pack of 6 bags costs around £1.25 depending on where you get them from. They are currently on offer in sainsburys at 2 (multi packs of 6 bags) for £2.00.
I don't think there are a huge range of flavours of these particular crisps, I think most popular are salt and vinegar and ready salted, but I think they also do cheese and onion, and I'm sure I have seen worcester sauce flavour somewhere. For me the ready salted are the best.
The nutritional information per bag is: 1g protein, 12.5g carbohydrates, 3g fat, 1g fibre, 84 calories. They are suitable for vegetarians.
I think this is actually pretty good for a packet of crisps, and is a bit less than a regular bag, so these would be good for people who eat a lot of crisps but want to save a few calories.
The crisps themselves are long thin and curly and are very crunchy and are extremely light. I remember always loving these when I was a kid. You never get many in a bag these days now, and as they are quite light, as an adult I could easily eat a couple of bags in one go, but they do make a great snack. I always find that the flavour is quite good with these crisps, you can definitely taste all the flavours and the ready salted ones are quite salty, which I really like.
These are a great crisp, and make a nice change to regular boring crisps, I just find the packets seem half empty (or half full) with these.
French Fries were my crisp of choice for a long time, but I overdosed on them after eating many packets over several months and haven't bought any for ages!
French Fries are mass produced potato chips that are long, crispy and resemble slightly twirly chips, hence the name. They a pale yellow, almost pink in some lights, and come in the standard flavours of ready salted, salt and vinegar, and cheese and onion.
I have a theory that crisps have a gender, and French Fries are most definitely female. They are not 'man crisps' at all, and whilst you do get a lot in a packet as they weigh so little, they are lightweight and low in fat and calories. In fact, they are lower in fat and calories than almost all other crisps out there, so I'm surprised they don't market them as a 'healthier' product as they are much better for you than the Walker's Baked and Light ranges.
Many people are put off by French Fries because they are quite bland and very crunchy. I find that they can get stuck in your teeth quite a bit. For flavour reasons I prefer the salt and vinegar, because it has a stronger flavour. The cheese and onion tastes really artificial, and the ready salted are too plain for me, although they are livened up if you eat them with a sandwich or dips.
French Fries can be bought in small individual packets, or save money and buy a multipack for a couple of quid (on offer). Sadly they don't do multipacks of salt and vinegar, so I'm always stuck with mixed! Not the cheapest crisp, but healthier than other options if you want a quick savory fix.
I'm not keen on these crisps and haven't had them for years. The wife is on a diet, and she's got boring crisps like these in the house. I was curious so I decided to try a couple of them and I still think they are a bit boring.
I think you still get these in individual bags, which would cost the normal 45p, or you get them in a 6 bag multipack which costs around £1.40. They are also part of the 3 for £3 offer in Asda, so that makes them work out a bit cheaper.
The bag looks alright. It is like the writing is spelt out by the french fries.
You get these in Cheese and onion, ready salted and salt and vinegar. I was surprised at how much flavouring were in these, as I always looked at them and though they looked like thick tough bits of cardboard.
These are in the shape of french fries. Thin and quite long with a slight curve to some of them.
Each pack has 93 calories, apart from the multipack bags which are a little bit smaller therefore has a bit less calories.
The good thing about these is that you get loads of them in the bag, so it looks like you get a good amount of eating for not many calories, the bad thing is the taste of these. Although the flavouring is quite nice, they are just a bit tasteless as a crisp. They seem a bit polystyrene like, and although nice and crunchy, just not for me.
My worst Walkers crisps experience.
Well Walker's strike again, but unusually they are striking out this time. I am just eating a packet of these for the first time in over a year and now I remember why I stopped buying them.
I have read other reviews and I know that many people love these crisps, but I just cannot for the life of me understand why! But enough of my ramblings.....
Walkers French Fries come in a foil pack, coloured according to flavour but being Walkers this means cheese & onion comes in a blue pack and salt & vinegar are in the green pack.
When the pack is opened you do get a faint smell of the flavour, but not enough to excite your taste buds. Unfortunately this lack of excitement continues when you bite into one.
I like the foil bags, they are strong and do an excellent job of keeping the crisps fresh, that is if the crisps tasted fresh to begin with! I know this is the way these French Fries are supposed to taste but to me they just seem stale. They have a crunch, but it's not a fresh, crispy crunch, it's far duller than that.
I am eating a pack of cheese & onion as I type, but I can't taste any cheese, just the onion. The texture is quite strange, with the outside being smooth and the inside, bubbly and I find that if I don't chew them really well they have a tendency to catch in your throat!
Needless to say, I am finishing the pack as I really dislike waste, but I dislike these nearly as much.
*Nutritional Value Of Approx. 20g Bag*
Energy - 84 kcal
Protein - 1.0g
Carbohydrate - 12.5g
of which sugars - 0.7g
Fat - 3.0g
of which saturates - 0.3g
of which mono-unsaturates - 2.5g
of which polyunsaturates - 0.3g
Fibre - 1.0g
Sodium - 0.17g
Salt Equivalent - 0.42g
Walkers French Fries contain no artificial colours and are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
They are available from Tesco in a 10 bag multipack for £2.49 (on special for £1.24 until 23rd March).
Although I am a fan of Walkers, I am fast developing a pet hate. Why is it that they don't provide you with a content weight on their multipack, either on the outer bag or the individual packs inside. They happily inform us of how low in calories their crisps are, but fail to let us know just how little content we are receiving for our money.
That said, I know I will keep buying Walkers crisps, but their French Fries will never darken my door step again!
If you are a fan of these or want to try them for the first time, you should snap them up in Tesco, while they are half price.
I hate being mean but I would give these no stars if I could because they are just that awful, but will have to give them one star instead.
French Fries are sold by the nations favourite, they are crunchy potato snacks. I today will be reviewing salt and vinegar flavour but before I start I wondered why they are called French Fries? I did have a quick google to try and find out but appears everyone has a theory on it but no facts, so I shall try not to lose any sleep over it and move on.
~~ Whats in the packet ~~
Each flashy looking green bag has French Fries written across the front in what looks like the french fries themselves, there is advertisements for other crisps in Walkers '99 calories or less range' on the back along with the nutritional information, ingredients and allergy advice. On opening the bag there is a very overwhelming smell of vinegar, each thin twisty potato snack inside is about 3.5cm long and 0.5cm wide.
~~ Taste and Texture ~~
If you snap one in half it makes a nice crunch sound and the inside it seems is full of air bubbles, as far as taste goes I find the flavour to be in the packet rather then on the crisps so don't tip them out these are most certainly best eaten straight from the bag. They taste quite vinegary rather than salty and you can definitely taste the potato after the initial hit of flavour has gone and you are eating the crisp.
~~ Other flavours ~~
French Fries come in four different flavours, Salt and vinegar which I am obviously reviewing, Ready salted, Cheese and onion and Worcester sauce.
~~ Price and availability ~~
French Fries are priced at approximately £1.39 for a multi pack of 6 in most supermarkets, there is currently an offer on in Tesco, any 3 multi packs for £3.00, they are often £1.00 or less in Home and bargains, B&M's and about 40p per singular packet from the newsagents.
~~ Ingredients ~~
Granules (Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite)), Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil (16%), Salt &Vinegar Flavour [Flavouring, Wheat Flour, Citric Acid, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5'ribonucleotide)], Salt, Potassium Chloride, Colour (Annatto)
~~ Nutritional information per packet (the packets no longer state how many grams, however I think they are about 22g) ~~
Energy 396kj / 97 Kcal
(of which sugars) 0.3g
(of which saturates) 0.3g
(of which mono-unsaturates) 2.9g
(of which polyunsaturates) 0.4g
*Equivalent as salt 0.51g
~~ Allergy Advice ~~
Free from artificial colours, and suitable for vegetarians.
~~ My overall opinion ~~
I am not really a fan of crisps in general but I like these, they have a lovely taste, they are mess free and go great with a cheese butty at lunch time. They are a fab snack that are not the unhealthiest option and I would definitely recommend you try them if you never have before, these are for me something to enjoy occasionally.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
Some of my favourite types of crisps are from the Walkers French Fries range and I almost always have a multipack tucked away in a cupboard. This review is on the salt and vinegar flavour.
The crisps come in a light green pin striped foil packet. As well as displaying the Walkers logo and telling you the product, flavour and that it is not to be sold separately (!) the front of the packet details the nutritional content proudly highlighting that there are only 84 calories in each 19g pack! As well as this there is 0.2g sugar, 3g fat of which 0.3g saturates and 0.4g salt. Personally I like these numbers and with me continually looking to (having to!) reduce my calorie and fat intake I've had to substitute my absolute favourites - McCoys - for something a little kinder to the waistline.
The rear of the packet gives further nutritional information and points out that the crisps contain no artificial colours. It also advertises other walker's products that contain 99 calories or less (Squares, Quavers and Wotsits). There is also an address which you can write to if you have any complaints (my girlfriend sent a packet of Walkers Snaps that did not taste as they should to this address and was compensated with £5 worth of vouchers so it's worth doing if you're dissatisfied).
The crisps themselves are long, thin and generally curly in shape. They also have a nice snap to them if you are the sort of person who doesn't take on whole crisps - I tend to take on several whole crisps at a time!
I am a fan of salt and vinegar crisps and particularly like the french fries version. The flavours are particularly strong giving off a nice vinegar twang and there will be plenty of salt left on your fingers to lick off, should you wish, when you've finished.
Prices vary dependant upon where you shop and the size of the multipack (generally 6 -24 packs). A pack of six (x2 cheese and onion, x2 salt and vinegar and x2 ready salted) recently bought at Asda cost £1.16.
For an alternative to regular Walkers crisps, try French Fries.
Unsurprisingly shaped in the mold of French Fries, these are sold individually in shops, and in big packets of 6, in the flavours of Cheese & Onion, Ready Salted, and Salt and Vinegar. Prices are not dissimilar to most crisps. But what about the taste?
Salt and Vinegar (to me at least) seem even stronger than regular Walkers Crisps. Maybe it's because the flavour is more concentrated due to the shape of the crisp, but sometimes I can find it a bit overwhelming and eye watering. Ironically, this makes it even more tasty.
My favourite flavour is the Ready Salted. The flavour is probably the same as the regular crisps, but again it tastes different to me - more intense.
Meanwhile the Cheese and Onion is my least favourite. While I sometimes enjoy eating this flavour on regular crisps, to me they seem especially smelly and unpleasant on French Fries.
Essentially, it all boils down to the shape. Rather than being shaped like "puffs" or thick chips, French Fries in this context are slim and curvy. They remind me best of the shape of McDonalds chips, and it's common knowledge that not everybody likes those.
I think I would prefer a thicker shape - the slimness doesn't appeal to me. Rather than taste or flavour, this is my main problem with these snacks. I prefer either soft corn puff texture (like "Chips" by Smiths) or old fashioned potato chips. "French Fries" are neither. They are thin, awkward and their shape detracts from the taste.
Ah...French Fries - what a blast from the past! I bought these from Sainsbury's on offer in a pack with Quavers that came with 10 packs of quavers and 10 packs of French Fries (all salt and vinegar flavour - my favourite!!).
They come in a bright green packet - have just 84 calories per pack, are suitable for veggies and have far less fat than regular crisps.
Flavour wise these snacks are pretty much how I remember them - very strong vinegar flavour, with a milder salt taste (probably good stuff, as less salty means less salt content!). The texture is what makes these though (well, the texture and the ever present hope that one day you'll find one in a knot like a pretzel. No?...Just me? Oh dear), they are crispy and light, and seem to just disintegrate as you eat them, whilst still making you feel as though you'd had a substantial snack.
These would definitely be something I would consider eating if I were on diet...as they are more tasty and satisfying as so called 'low calorie' snacks...and they don't even need to market as low cal!
Now made with 100% Sunseed Oil, our potato snack is not only as irresistible as before, its now better for you. Each standard bag of French Fries now has 80% less saturated fat, up to 45% less salt and only contains 2% of an adult's guideline daily amount of saturated fat.