WALKERS have joined the thin cracker crisp trend by choosing three of their flavours and turning them into much smaller crisps that look like and have the same texture as Cheeselets. Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle, Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar and Sweet Thai Chilli offer three differing tastes which all contain a slight heat to keep the mouth alive. The main problem with these is the same as many Walkers products, the bags are only half full, meaning that half of the money you pay for these crisps is actually going on air.
Other than that though these crisps are very nice and probably lie in the middle of Jacobs and Ritz in the cracker crisp market. As it’s oxymoronic name suggests, Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle gives a mixed flavour that will keep the tastebuds entertained until they get burned. Upon opening the packet, you are hit with a smell that’s like Spicy Tomato Wheat Crunchies and as they don’t seem to be as prevalent as they used to be, this could easily bring back happy memories of munching through a packet of those tasty potato tubes.
These crisps do taste slightly like them as well with them starting off tasting quite sweet. But the aftertaste is very much full of spice and they get hotter with every crisp you have. If you can take the heat then you’ll really enjoy these, if not then only have a few at a time as they are really nice before you get overpowered by the spice.
Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar is a twist on two classics that quickly became a big hit with the original Sensations. Walkers have got the mixture right with the vinegar not being strong or overpowering. It is strong enough to make the crisps taste like Salt and Vinegar but there is still a clear hint of onion. This mixture continues to work well with this format and these are very moreish.
Sweet Thai Chilli is a flavour that is extensively used by Walkers. This rendition joins the original Sensations and the Coated Peanuts in trying to milk this seemingly trending cow for all it’s worth. In fairness it is a nice tasting cow that a lot of people will hope Walkers continue to milk as these are moreish. The taste of these crisps is quite sweet but, like the Sweet Chipotle, these do contain a slight heat after a while. These aren’t as hot as Sweet Chipotle so if you don’t like your heat, choose Sweet Chilli over Sweet Chipotle.
Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle – 440 per 100g bag
Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar – 440 per 100g bag
Sweet Thai Chilli – 443.3 per 100g bag
Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle – £1 (ASDA)
Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar – £1 (ASDA)
Sweet Thai Chilli – £1 (ASDA)
Would We Buy Again (/5)
Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle – 3
Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar – 4
Sweet Thai Chilli – 3