Review of Marks & Spencer Lightly Sea Salted Hand Cooked Crisps

I quickly popped into marks & Spencer to grab a few essentials. Somehow I found myself drawn to their crisps aisle. Most flavoured crisps are not an option for a dairy free diet. I didn’t have much time so I grabbed a packet of their plain crisps as I thought that these would be a safe option. Sure enough they were so I decided to have them as a little treat as part of my lunch.
I liked the simple red packaging with. The picture of a field to the bottom, potatoes to the top and salt to the right. You knew what you should be getting with these crisps. Onto the ingredients list there are no allergens highlighted on the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning. They are labelled as being suitable for vegetarians.
On opening the packet I was greeted by a fairly strong aroma of salt. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. What did strike me was how greasy the inside of the packaging looked, a little off putting if I’m honest. The crisps themselves were of a good size and had a good scattering of salt on them. However, they looked very greasy. On picking the crisps up they left a greasy and salty residual on my fingers. Not very nice. On biting into the crisps a nice crunch was noted. As for the flavour well if I am honest was a little saltier than I anticipated. The disappointment continued as the saltines was followed by a greasy residual, not particularly pleasant.
So would I recommend these crisps? No, I wouldn’t. I really didn’t enjoy anything about these crisps. They were too salty and their greasiness just let them down. Sorry Marks & Spencer but I have tried much nicer salted crisps and these just were not for me.


    • February 9, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Hi, yes it’s something that I personally find it very off putting. Oh well are there are other alternatives to try, Chloe.

    • February 12, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Hi, sadly they weren’t that great, never mind. I need to find some more crisps to try.

  1. diynige
    February 12, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I have never tried them sorry they weren’t nice I always eat walkers fab honest review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • February 12, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Hi, perhaps stick to your faithful Walkers sadly these are no good for me due to the may contain risk with milk, Chloe.

  2. February 13, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I hate these type of crisps as they always seem to break my teeth!! Give me my immature wotsits any day of the week 🙂


    • February 13, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Hi Kerry, nothing wrong with Wotsits. I can’t have these but love my PomBears instead.

  3. February 13, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Ugh, greasy chips are the absolute WORST! I don’t mind a fair amount of salt, but the texture you described would definitely put me off these.


    • February 13, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Hi Emily, yes the texture was a tad off putting. Hopefully I will find another brand to try soon.

  4. Corinne & Kirsty ⛄️ (@corinnekirsty)
    February 13, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Never tried those. I always avoid eating crisps because I always end up eating the entire bag! xx C&K

    • February 13, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Hi, I rarely eat a whole packet unless it’s PomBears. I would be surprised if you could eat a whole bag of these.

  5. Charlotte
    February 13, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Even thinking about a packet of greasy crisps makes my stomach turn. I quite like plain crisps, but I’ll make sure to steer clear from these ones!xx

    • February 13, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Hi Charlotte there’s nothing worse than greasy crisps is there? At least there are other plain crisps to try.

  6. February 13, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I’ve had these and O.M.F.G I love them!

  7. February 13, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Hi, it sure was I had hoped for better from M&S.

  8. February 13, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Great post. I’ve tried these, they’ve got nothing on Walkers haha!

    • February 13, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Good old Walkers sadly no good for dairy free me.

        • February 13, 2017 / 7:35 pm

          It is but at least there are lots of other options to choose from.

    • February 14, 2017 / 7:41 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest food review. Perhaps I should stick to lower fat crisps in the future to stop those greasy hands, Chloe.

  9. February 16, 2017 / 6:54 am

    Hi, I’ve not seen those in M & S here but they sound like a naughty treat to enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look at my blog, Chloe.

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Oh no that’s a shame. Have you seen the Percy Pig sweets, they are cute and a meant to be very nice, Chloe.

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