HAPPY anniversary to Seabrook Crisps.
It’s been 70 years since Mr C Brook swapped Chips for Crisps and it’s fair to say they haven’t looked back. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Seabrook have released two of their most iconic flavours in packs of their Original Crisps. Despite being known for their ridged Crisps nowadays, Seabrook actually began as a flat Crisp and these new celebratory Crisps resemble their heritage.
They come in sharing packs with the packaging feeling like an old fashioned paper bag and are available in Sea Salted, Cheese & Onion and Canadian Ham flavours. On the face of it, these Crisps are quite powdery which softens the crunch and adds a thicker, stodgier texture which differs from their current crunchy ridged Crisps.
The most disappointing thing about these nostalgic Crisps though is that all of the flavours had quite a salty flavour to them that somewhat overpowered the flavour they were supposed to be, apart from the Sea Salted flavour obviously. There wasn’t too much difference between this Sea Salted and today’s Sea Salted Crisps which is good. The only difference is lack of crunch that comes with the ridged Crisps. The Canadian Ham flavour didn’t really taste much like the standard flavour on that’s offer today. The Salty flavour really makes it hard to even taste the meatiness of them.
The Cheese & Onion flavour did taste more like today’s flavour which is good because Seabrook do have quite a unique Cheese & Onion flavoured Crisp. There’s still some really salty Crisps within the pack though which diminishes the flavour. It’s always nice to commemorate special anniversaries but it’s seemingly safe to say Seabrook have come a long way from their humble post-war beginnings and their modern day ridged Crisps are much better than these.
Canadian Ham: £1 (Poundland)
Cheese & Onion: £1 (Poundland)
Sea Salted: £1 (Poundland)
Canadian Ham: N/A
Cheese & Onion: N/A
Sea Salted: N/A
Would We Buy Again (/5):
Canadian Ham: 2
Cheese & Onion: 3
Sea Salted: 4