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#331 Chadruharazzeb

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:05 PM

Just basically a bag of smashed up pretzels. My god they are good though.
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#332 doublethemeat

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Good Crisp - Pickled Onion Monster Munch

Bad Crisp - Skips


Come on, you can't avoid the question of what's a bad crisp!
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#333 zektbach

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

Not strictly crisps but my local pub has started selling these.

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OMFG they are fantastic. The pack says they're American despite simultaneously also saying they're "of Hanover", and all the writing on the back is Japanese. It all adds to the brilliance though.

Hanover, PA (Pennsylvania)

They are absolutely fucking magnificent though, however I suspect you're being gouged at your pub for a packet of them given that now most ASDA/Sainsburys large-stores are stocking them for £1.29 a bag.

Recently, although it isn't relating to crisps, I have tried all of the varieties of the new Sensations Nuts range. Honestly, I can't fault any of them. The Californian Honey & Salted Peanuts are just the most addictive snack food ever, whilst the Mexican Smoked Chilli Coated Peanuts are my new favourite crunchy snack. The other 4 flavours are equally delicious, but don't approach the aforementioned pair. The one thing I will say is to wait until they're on offer. £2.49 for a pack is pretty ridiculous, however Sensations Crisps went for that amount a bag when the range was first introduced, so hopefully their new snacks will go down around the £1-£1.50 a bag mark.
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#334 Chadruharazzeb

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:31 AM

They are absolutely fucking magnificent though, however I suspect you're being gouged at your pub for a packet of them given that now most ASDA/Sainsburys large-stores are stocking them for £1.29 a bag.


Bizarrely the "only" cost 95p a pack in the pub, and I thought that was expensive. Incidentally, they are available to buy from Amazon's grocery department... for £4 a bag.
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#335 zektbach

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Bizarrely the "only" cost 95p a pack in the pub, and I thought that was expensive. Incidentally, they are available to buy from Amazon's grocery department... for £4 a bag.

I need to know the name and location of this pub. Were they definitely proper sized bags? 95p is a bloody bargain.
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#336 doublethemeat

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

You can buy them in Waitrose! Saw them in my local branch the other day.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:35 AM

Recently, although it isn't relating to crisps, I have tried all of the varieties of the new Sensations Nuts range. Honestly, I can't fault any of them. The Californian Honey & Salted Peanuts are just the most addictive snack food ever, whilst the Mexican Smoked Chilli Coated Peanuts are my new favourite crunchy snack. The other 4 flavours are equally delicious, but don't approach the aforementioned pair. The one thing I will say is to wait until they're on offer. £2.49 for a pack is pretty ridiculous, however Sensations Crisps went for that amount a bag when the range was first introduced, so hopefully their new snacks will go down around the £1-£1.50 a bag mark.


They're on sale at Tesco for £1.50 a bag now and I got some of the Tomato and Basil flavour peanuts which are really delicious, tangy and quite peppery from the basil, more than I was expecting. Would definitely eat again.*

*Probably tomorrow as I've still got half the bag left!
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#338 Yoshimax

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

Had some of these recently and my God were they moreish.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Omg USA Cheetos. With jalapeņo! WANT
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#340 doublethemeat

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

I had these a few years back and they were utterly amazing:

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#341 The Fox

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

Where's the best place to get US Cheetos in the UK? Everywhere online seems ridiculously priced. Anywhere in London sell them?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

The Polish ones are pretty darn close to the US I would say - if there are any Polish shops near you try them, or if you're anywhere near SE7 the shop next to the Co-op in Charlton Village stocks them.
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#343 PK.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

Where's the best place to get US Cheetos in the UK? Everywhere online seems ridiculously priced. Anywhere in London sell them?


There's a shop on Oxford Street that sells pretty much all the flavours. I'm buggered if I can remember what it';s called - it's a speciality sweet shop, does loads of american stuff. It's right down the Tottenham Court Road end....

edit - found it: http://www.gobstoppers.net
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#344 Yoshimax

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

anybody in Edinburgh wants 'dem Cheetohs there's a shop in the St James center selling them now - I splurged a fortune on packets :hmm:
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#345 Mentazm

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

That shop in St James is lethal. I bought a whole load of reece's pieces, cups, n caramel lollies on Sunday. They were all gone by the end of the day. By digestive tract has only just returned to normal.
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#346 The Fox

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

anybody in Edinburgh wants 'dem Cheetohs there's a shop in the St James center selling them now - I splurged a fortune on packets :hmm:

How much are they charging? The best price I can see online works out at about £5 delivered for a ~225g bag. Which is ridiculous of course, but, y'know, Cheetos.
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#347 _Pow_

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

these

 

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are excellent. Like Roysters in a different flavour


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#348 SeanR

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

Beef Hula-hoops!


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#349 staplehead

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:28 PM

The Phileas Fogg Louisiana BBQ bubble chips nearly blew my head off. It's not that they're mega hot (they are quite hot) but it's like every single crisp is one of those freaky crisps you occasionally get that has five times the usual amount of flavour on them.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

Not strictly crisps, but Tyrell have started doing theor own pork scratchings, which are like traditional scratchings but much less fatty. The regular ones are nice but the English Mustard ones are fantastic.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

this:

 

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is the single worst thing I have ever tasted, I was dry boaking just with the smell of the cheese stuff, one tiny corner of a nacho taste made me full on chunder in the sink. I'll never forgive B&M for this.


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#352 dizogg

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:36 PM

B&M Bargains can really be a russian roulette of snacking. Worth it for the wins though.


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#353 skadupuk

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:48 PM

These:

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and especially these:

 

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Great hangover cures (washed down with a Mars milk drink).


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#354 _Pow_

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

yeah those hoops are excellent


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#355 hoot

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:08 AM

Had some of these recently and my God were they moreish.

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I passed a food truck the other day that does Cheetos with warm nacho cheese sauce over the top, they literally just serve it up in the crisp packet and give you a plastic spoon to eat it with.


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#356 Fletch

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

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These are the crisps of champions.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

Paprika crisps in general are great, these Ruffles paprika are especially so:

 

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#358 Fletch

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:01 PM

Paprika crisps in general are great, these Ruffles paprika are especially so:
 
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I've not seen those I must have them!


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#359 Laine

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

Let's talk salt and vinegar crunchy sticks. I'm obsessed with them. I first fell for the Tesco ones a few years ago and became addicted. I did try the original Smith's crunchy stick, but these are rubbish in comparison.

 

One terrible day however, the Tesco ones changed. And not for the better. This led me to Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys. Asda are pretty rubbish, Morrisons will do in a pinch. Sainsburys reminded me of the original Tesco version so I stuck with them. But! My Sainsburys local stopped stocking them. I was bereft.

 

Until one day, I noticed that Marks & Spencers did them! These were perfect. So I kept happily munching away on them, steadily gaining weight in the process. Something had changed though. They weren't giving me the same thrill as those early Tesco ones. I slowly stopped eating so many. I didn't give them up entirely of course., but my snacking was quite rare.

 

At a house party a while later, someone who knew of my love of crunchy sticks brought some along to add to the snack pile. One's I'd never tried before! Waitrose Essential salt and vinegar crunchy sticks! I fell in love! Now my number one top crispy snack.

 

Although today I went to a Sainsburys local, and they were restocking crunchy sticks... so I bought a bag for the weekend. Of course, I've eaten nearly all of them already. They are excellently crunchy and tangy, but I think I prefer the flavour and the softer edge before the crunch of the Waitrose ones.

 

So - any crunchy stick recommendations? What's your favourite crunchy stick brand?


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:46 PM

You write that without mention of Smith's salt n' vinegar chipsticks...

 

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A fine crunchy stick.

 

My immediate thought was the mighty Bobby's Snacks must have one and lo' and behold they seem to do Crispy Fries. Can't say I've ever seen them though, and my local corner shop has all the others.


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