These are a newly launched product from Walkers, and are essentially crisps cooked a little differently. Instead of being fried they are popped, or pressure cooked to put it another way. This innovative cooking method means that they have less fat, and a clever texture.
Although there are a number of flavours available, it was the Melted Cheese and Crispy Bacon that caught my eye first. I opened up the bag and poured out the contents to have with my sandwich. I liked the look of the crisps, they were quite thick, but I could see they were aerated.
Once I munched on one I found the texture really enjoyable, they felt nice and crunchy, but also light and fluffy and rather moreish. They sort of melted in the mouth.
I thought the flavour was good too, it actually started a little buttery, and reminded me of some of the jacket potato flavoured crisp I’ve tried in the past. The creamy flavour mellowed into more of a traditional cheese taste, although it was light and there was a background salty smoky meaty flavour from the bacon. The tastes weren’t strong, but they nice and did match the flavour.
For me I’d buy these because they are lower fat, but still felt filling and had a satisfying crunch to them. I’m looking forward to trying out the other flavours too. :-)