Walkers is a British snack food manufacturer founded in 1948 in Leicester, where the company is still headquartered, by Henry Walker. Walkers was later, in 1989, acquired by Frito-Lay, Inc, a division of its parent company, PepsiCo, Inc. Walkers is also noted for their use of Gary Lineker, Leicester-born former England International footballer, as the face of the company, since 1995. The Walkers site in Leicester is the largest crisp production facility in the world, producing over 11 million bags per day. They are well known for producing a variety of flavours of crisps, although their three main flavours are cheese & Onion, Salt & Vinegar and Ready Salted. Brief side note, in the next few weeks I will be comparing the classic core flavours of Walkers with another popular British crisp brand, Golden Wonder.
Sunbites are a product of Walkers, launched by the company in September 2007 in an effort to produce a range of healthier crisps, with Sunbites being a lower fat (30% less than regular crisps) multigrain alternative.
Sun ripened Sweet Chilli
The Sun ripened sweet chilli is a surprisingly subtle flavour, while still managing to be appealing, and there is a nice texture to the crisps which add to the overall experience. They also look nice, a decent brown colour, a solid square shape, and a tortilla chip type consistency that in my opinion works really well with the overall flavour. I also feel that the subtle nature of the sweet chilli actually makes them very moreish, and they have a little bit of spice to them.
Sour cream and cracked black pepper
The gentle, tart flavour of the sour cream works really well on the grain chip, more so than the chill version above, I can’t say honestly that much of the pepper is coming through however but despite that it’s a rich flavour and a nice texture that combine together together to create something that’s even more moreish than the version above.
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