Real are another British brand that have gone for a modern and well presented case for inclusion in shopping baskets. If Walkers did not have a virtual monopoly with Britain's main supermarket chains, the likes of Real would be far more prevalent. The branding is large and readily identifiable a the top. The flavour is similarly large and striking. Each bag is flavour colour coded and they all include a mascot style face to represent each flavour.
These Crisps maintained an audible crunch throughout the eating process. As the Crisp weakened and eventually turned mushy we were left with the view that the process was fairly optimum in the crunch stakes. They were very crunchy, but did not have the sharp edges of some Crisps of this nature.
'Hand Cooked' is the phrase used in the UK for what are more commonly known as Kettle Cooked Chips elsewhere. The bag constituents were thickly sliced, featured a plentiful supply of oil bubbles and lots of visible skin on edges. There were a lot of irregularly shaped Crisps in the bag, and the pale yellow colouring was added to by powdery seasoning.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a notional Cheese aroma. It was not at all strong, but it was apparent. Some Crisps manufacturers really do not make it easy on themselves. By calling these 'Strong' Cheese & Onion, we had every right to expect a strikingly obvious and powerful Cheese flavour. While the Cheese and the Onion flavours were well balanced, it was not in any way 'Strong'.