Walker's Wotsits

United States
January 3, 2016 6:54am CST
One of the items that I had imported to me are the "Wotsits" from Walker's. Walker's is the fraternal twin of Lay's. Oh and "Wotsits" for those who are wondering, are cheese snacks. Similar in size to American Cheetos. I was curious about how these would taste. If I am not mistaken, Lays does not make cheese snacks like these. Utz and Frito Lay make our cheese puff snacks. Oh and whoever makes Cheetos. Let me just say a few things about the Wotsits. They are delicious. Not only are they delicious but they are not overpowered in taste. Most of the cheetos type snacks here are over flavored with cheese and are also not quite filling. You always end up eating more because they don't fill you up. The wotsits had a very light flavor of cheese and honestly I didn't think I was going to be able to finish the snack sized bag. I don't remember how much this package of wotsits cost me but I will be looking into getting more imported in the future. I'm not big on cheese snacks, but these I think I could eat and enjoy. It begs the question though... What is the FDA letting into our food? (US products)
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@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
3 Jan 16
I agree - they are fantastic. Walkers are the market leaders in the UK and we are the worlds greatest crisp eaters. Not something to be proud about but it's good to be #1 at anything these days.
• United States
4 Jan 16
If these wotsits are anything to go by, the crisps you have over there are much healthier than what we have. From what I've seen online, Walker's does not put out the crazy flavored chips like Lay's does for us. We have things like "Southern biscuits and gravy" or "Gyro Pita" as flavors for our lay's chips.
@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum We have plenty of crazy flavours. I used to work for one of their flavour suppliers and you'd be amazed at the stuff we came up with.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
@boiboing I saw a prawn flavor and cheese and onion but that is about all the crazy flavors I saw available to be shipped here. I am tempted to try the prawn flavored but am just not sure. I saw another company that has steak flavored ones? I don't remember the company off hand though.
@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Jan 16
How expensive was that to have them shipped?
• United States
4 Jan 16
I used the site britishcornershop.co.uk The shipping and handling was cheaper as a Christmas special. It's now gone up but from what I have seen they still offer the cheapest shipping around. There's another store I'd like to try but you have to be home and able to sign for the package with them. Plus shipping is exorbitant for the other site. I paid $30.98 for everything. Everything was 1 package of micvities fruit cookies, one six pack of snack size wotsits, a christmas fruit cake, a package of jammie dodgers (which are amazing by the way. My local store stopped carrying them), A package of orange Penguin chocolates. Yeah I think that was it. So yes it's a wee bit pricey but they also offer a rewards program. You accrue points per each dollar you spend i believe. Anyway, sorry for the long response. I don't remember how much I paid for the shipping and I threw away the itemized list.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum no problem so what are jammie dodgers
• United States
4 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 shortbread cookies with jam in the middle. Really good cookies.
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@alberello75 (11011)
• Genova, Italy
3 Jan 16
I, being Italian, I do not know these products. But yet I gather that you're a foodie, do you?
• United States
3 Jan 16
I like to sample different foods from around the world. I wouldn't consider myself a foodie.
@alberello75 (11011)
• Genova, Italy
3 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Without any offense, it was only an opinion.
• United States
4 Jan 16
@alberello75 No offense was taken.
@celticeagle (111598)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan 16
I like Cheetos. I am really particular about anything with cheese in it or cheese on its own. Do not like strong flavors. These snacks that you mention sound interesting. I am in the US and so I don't know if I will ever taste any. Glad you enjoy them.
• United States
4 Jan 16
Well you know that I am in the US as well. I had to get them imported to me, and it was a bit costly. I am very weird about my cheese as well. If it's "stringy" I'm not a fan. I do like string cheese though. I think you'd like them celtic, they are not as strong as our cheese snacks.
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@celticeagle (111598)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ...Sounds interesting. I like chocolate better and would probably spend extra for that rather than cheese.
@marlina (57093)
• Canada
3 Jan 16
Never seen that brand here in Canada.
• United States
4 Jan 16
I imagine you guys would have the Lay's brand like we do?
@amnabas (9702)
• Karachi, Pakistan
3 Jan 16
I don't know about this snack but my kids eat cheetos and are fond of it.
• United States
3 Jan 16
I find that the cheetos and cheese type snacks that we offer are too cheesy. Sometimes even too salty. I loved them as a kid, but not so much as an adult. These I had imported in from the UK.
@MALUSE (28733)
• Denmark
3 Jan 16
FDA - what's that? Not all members of this site are US Americans.