Walkers Sensations Chargrilled Steak and Chimichurri Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 150 7.9g 0.7g 0.42g 0.6g
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.
Although relatively characterless, these Crisps were not so thinly cut that they mushed up to a pulp instantly. There was a reasonable thickness to them and the mulchy stage at the start stayed with us for a sufficient period before swallowing.
These Crisps featured a relatively smooth surface in comparison to most Crisps. Well, not smooth, they were bumpy all over, but there were literally no oil blisters or boils at all. They were also relatively flat. No bends or gnarls. There was however some coloured seasoned here and there.
First off, it should be said that the Chimichurri flavouring overwhelmed whatever beefy Steak like flavour that may have existed. Then, it should be added that Chimichurrir itself is a rather subjective flavour, with many different recipes and versions. Finally, it should be said that the overwhelming plasticky flavour did not go down very well at Chips and Crisps. However, that does not overcome the overall performance. They say they are a particular flavour and that is [mostly] what they were.