Walkers Wiltshire Cured Ham, Mature Cheddar & Farmhouse Chutney Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 140 6.3g 0.5g 0.35g 0.9g
Walkers bag designers are not too well regarded at Chips and Crisps. Their work invariably lacks character or originality. These are no different. This new range of Deli influenced Crisps features a plain pale yellow bag with flavour colour coded side panels. The writing includes no less than five different fonts in what is a fairly bleak looking bag. There is also a small photo and graphic to exhibit the alleged contents. Having said all that, the Crisps come packaged in a brilliantly constructed bag – it is squared off with proper side panels, which mean that when opened the bag stays wide like a bowl. It can even stand up independently. That alone is worth two extra stars.
The additional thickness of these Crisps allied with the regular cooking process utilised in their production allowed for a consistent Crunch that was not hard and brittle like many Handcooked Crisps, but instead and firm and meaty munch with gradual and well timed deterioration.
These were satisfyingly attractive Crisps that made them inviting and promising. They were thickly cut and fairly flat in shape. The bag design ensured that there were few broken Crisps. The colouring was a yellow infused with orange patches. There was also a sprinkling of green flecks here and there.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed little but there was a slight nose stinging aroma that may have hinted towards the Chutney aspect of the wordy flavouring. With so many alleged flavours thrown together, we set out to identify each one. There was a Ham sort of background. There was also a sweet creaminess that would presumably be the Cheese. There was most certainly a weak but certainly sweet Pickle flavouring. So, no, not all flavours were present in unto themselves, but what about the combo? It was actually quite pleasant. Very sweet and creamy Ham would not have sounded quite so good on the packet though, so we will leave it there.