Review of Sainsbury’s bacon crispies

I recently discovered that it is possible to eat frazzle style crisps if you follow a dairy free diet as not all brands contain cows milk or its derivatives. Whilst in Sainsbury’s the other day I found myself in their crisp aisle. My other half really fancied some frazzle crisps so grabbed some of Sainsbury’s bacon crispies. I had my old faithful Pom Bears and didn’t even think about checking to see if they were safe for me to eat. This all changed when we got home and were preparing our lunch and I thought that I should try these crisps to review on my blog.
I liked the design of the packaging. I liked the pink colour with the crisps cascading down the packet. You knew what to expect inside and just I wanted to just dive and give them a try. Onto the ingredients there are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list. They are also labelled as being suitable for vegans. So of course I just had to give them a try.
On opening the crisps there was a slightly artificial aroma of bacon noted. This was not too strong or overpowering, but was a little off putting if I am honest. The aroma remained the same on my famous close up sniff test. On picking up a couple of crisps to try each crisp looked like a frazzle crisp. They were cream in colour with what I would describe as beetroot red coloured stripes. The crisps felt a little greasy to touch and left a light powdery residual on my fingers. On biting into the crisp a nice crunch was noted but this was followed by a slightly powdery texture. After consuming a few crisps I could feel a greasy coating on my tongue, not particularly pleasant. As for the flavouring this was a little hit and miss. Some crisps lacked flavouring whilst others had a strong artificial bacon flavour. It was as if the seasoning had not been distributed eveningly. After eating a few of these crisps I had a greasy and slightly powdery residual on my fingers. I found this in conjunction with the greasy coating on my tongue to be a little off putting if I’m honest.
So would I recommend these crisps if you follow a dairy free and or vegan diet? Sadly not. I really didn’t enjoy these crisps. They were a bit to greasy for me and I just didn’t enjoy their texture and found the flavouring a little to artificial. Sorry Sainsbury’s but these crisps just were not for me.


  1. thehappybodyco
    April 14, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I might still try these for my 7 yr old boy, lover of all things crisps and bacon. I know, its terrible that I let him eat this crap sometimes but his diet is pretty good on the whole. 🙂

    • April 15, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Nothing wrong with an occasional treat ?.

  2. April 15, 2017 / 7:44 am

    I hadn’t even thought about dairy free crisps! Pity they weren’t to your taste #ThatFridayLinky

    • April 15, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Hi, it can be quiet hard to find new flavours and brands that are safe to try. Hopefully I will find a nice alternative soon.

  3. April 15, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Yes sadly they weren’t that nice. Hopefully I will find a nice alternative soon as a naughty treat.

  4. diynige
    April 17, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I dislike bacon crisps big time great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • April 17, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      I like them as a naughty treat but sadly these particular ones were not for me.

  5. April 19, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Ooo these look yummy. I often find that supermarket own brand crisps taste better than branded ones as they have more flavour. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • April 19, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Hi, sadly in this case there were not, but never mind I have more to try. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  6. Le Coin de Mel
    April 21, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I always struggle to digest bacon crisps. They tend to be greasy and leave a salty taste in your mouth for hours. I wouldn’t recommend them either! My husband loves them, yuck! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles. My OH also loves them ?.

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