While Walkers minimalist designs generally abuse great design conventions with their bland and characterless styling, the Sensations range takes the same principles but gets it completely right. The bags are all black, which instantly makes them stand out on shelves, and even manages to add that upper class effect that they are going for. There is a broad flavour reference design in the centre and even the odd squiggly lines dotted about add to the exotic look and feel. For once Walkers have even taken the less is more approach with their small logo, which pops brightly from each bag.
There was perhaps a fairly optimum crunch with these Crisps. The first few munches featured firm, robust and even crisp crunches, this deteriorated gradually rather than rapidly. The mush stage was short and sweet towards the end.
These were rather muted Crisps, with a matt colouring and no visible shiny transparent areas. There was a slight orange hue to the main yellow colouring. There were also a few green flecks here and there.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a sweet, pickle, maybe even chutney styled Onion aroma. The flavour was a little similar. There was undoubtedly Onion, of the Red Spanish style on the front of the bag. There was also a lacing of sweetish flavoured Vinegar, that may or may not have been Balsamic like, but whatever it was it combined well with the Pickle to provide not just the flavour as described on the front of the packaging, but an odd, but still somewhat pleasant, if not overwhelmingly nice flavour.