New recipe still inedible.
These used to be great crisps, they tasted both cheesy and with a hint of red onion. Awhile ago they changed the recipe and they became inedible, I have no idea what the taste is but it just tastes like burnt chemicals. tried them again recently and they're a bit more edible but still an awful flavour, if you like crisps with actual cheese flavour, avoid as these are disgusting.
The Original was the best.
It's true, the recipe has been changed again and as a result opening the bag is a smelly experience. "Voted cheesiest taste"? by whom? I'll vote them "Cheesiest smell!" Amongst other different ingredients, sugar has now been added. The bottom line is I will still buy them but for me the original no added sugar crisp was the best.
Didn't need new recipe!
I used to love these crisps. The flavour was just right without being too overpowering. I recently bought some as they were on offer. It said on the bag that this was a new recipe and they were voted cheesiest taste.It didn't state who voted them cheesiest taste, so I suppose it could be their own employees for all we know. Anyway, I opened the bag and, OMG, the smell was like 'vomit'. I had to pour some into a seperate bowl and reseal the bag. I wouldn't say that I noticed much difference in the new recipe, but I'm sure this will be the last bag I ever buy. I do believe in the old saying - if it's not broke, why fix it. In my opinion, Kettle's should have left well alone!
Great flavour, very cheesy, could eat a lot of these...
Nothing compared to what they used to be :-(
When I started eating Kettles about 20 years ago they were the most delicious crisps you could get. They've changed the 'recipe' several times since then, and each time they've NOT been as nice as before. After this latest change, I find them tasteless, I looked online and discovered that the company was sold (or 'financed' in return for the company) in 2006 ( I think)), and it's been sold on several times since then. SO THAT explains why the recipe keeps changing. This latest recipe has actually added SUGAR to what is SUPPOSED to be a savoury snack! My distinct impression is that they are trying to 'trick' your taste buds into thinking they're nice, using various tactics (including the sugar). For them, this may reduce the cost of making them slightly - but that's extra profit, right?! I'm sure that if they JUST used normal ingredients, as was done by the ORIGINAL company, they would taste REALLY nice again! I've stopped buying these now, and they've been my favourite crisps for about 20 years :-(
As good as ever
I think the previous reviewer must have had a packet from a bad batch. We have had these lately and they were just as scrumptious as ever. Love all kettle chips
Really dislike the new receipe for the cheddar and red onion crisps. They seem over flavoured and although the ingredients state nothing artificial the taste left in your mouth is most unpleasant. I'm afraid mine too hit the bin
Awful new ingredients
These used to be our favourite crisps, with good ingredients, no added sugar and, most importantly, an excellent flavour. On opening the bag in our latest delivery we thought they were off as the smell was stale and unpleasant. The taste was also stale, and the normal lovely crisp crunch was missing. There is a flash on the front of the packet stating "New recipe - voted cheesiest taste" but all we could taste was yeasty, sweaty socks. If that is your kind of cheese you may be satisfied, but we will not be buying these again. Most of them went in the bin - unheard of in our house. Here are the ingredients lists to help you make your mind up. Old Ingredients Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Dried Buttermilk, Dried Mature Cheddar Cheese (Milk), Sea Salt, Dried Red Onion, Dried Yeast Extract, Yeast Extract, Dried Chives, Paprika Extract New Ingredients Select Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Potato Maltodextrin, Dried Onion, Sea Salt, Dried Buttermilk, Dried Yeast Extract, Dried Cheese (Milk) (Dried Mature Cheddar Cheese (Milk), Dried Cheese (Milk)), Dried Mature Cheddar Cheese (Milk), Dried Skimmed Milk, Sugar Cane, Dried Red Onion, Acidity Regulator: Lactic Acid, Calcium Lactate, Dried Parsley, Natural Flavouring, Ground White Pepper, Turmeric Extract