23 Jun 2012

Aldi Snackrite Crisps Review



I've been hearing a lot of good things about Aldi and their great value prices. I tried some of their Jaffa cake biscuits at a friends house and was won over by their great taste. I took a trip to Aldi and came home laden with fresh fruit, vegetables, ham, chorizo, American marshmallows, frozen goods and much more for the bargain price of under £20. One of the snacks I picked up was this 18 pack of Snackrite crisps in kid friendly varieties of Cheese Grids, Bacon Rashers and Monster Claws for only £1.49. These are half the price of the branded or other supermarket varieties seeing as a 6 pack of crisps usually costs about £1. Now we all know which crisps these are 'copying' but how do they compare in taste?

I don't buy Walker's Frazzles anymore, even though my kids love them as they contain MSG and lactose. It's shocking to me that Walkers often have 'No MSG' written on their adult crisps, such as Sensations, but continue to use it in the popular children's varieties. Luckily supermarket own brands such as these from Aldi do not have any of these nasty ingredients. Indeed these Bacon Rashers are suitable for vegetarians and vegans! The Bacon flavouring is delicious and just as strong as in the branded crisps. There are only 86 calories in each 18g bag, so you might find yourself having more than one pack at a time!



The Monster Claws have the strongest taste of the three, if you like your Pickled Onion crisps super vinegary and full of flavour then you will love these. They have the same shape that you would expect for this type of crisp.

The only negative point is that there were not many 'claws' in a pack, although each claw is quite big in size. Again they are only 87 calories per bag and the ingredients are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.




The Cheese Grids have a fun shape and an even nicer taste than the usual cheesy puff type crisps. The cheesy flavour is not too overpowering or stinky. These are full of flavour and extremely moreish. There are 89 calories in a pack and they do contain milk and cheese powder.

I am usually a bit reluctant to buy such large multipacks of crisps as that can mean some packs go to waste (we don't eat crisps every day and the kids get bored if they have the same flavour too often), but that certainly wouldn't happen with this pack. In fact they seem to be disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate!


Note: I updated the first photo of this review to reflect the latest version of this crisps which contain Cheese Puffs rather than Cheese Grids.



32 comments:

  1. These are such lovely pictures! I go to my local Aldi all the time to buy my food and toilet paper. It is a nice place to shop but you must remember to take your own bags.

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    1. I ate at Aldi once and your right, you need to buy toilet roll after eating this rubbish.

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    2. Funny, have you thought of doing stand up? You'd be great!

      Actually their Bacon Rashers have a lot more flavour than Frazzles thesedays, just wish they did them in adult sized bags too! (Not 150g before anyone pipes up, I'm not a fat Jeremy Kyle watcher).

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    3. Best crisps I have ever tasted are you mad mate. So much flavour in them bad boys better than walkers in my opinion.

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    4. Ive just tried the bacon rashers thinking they'd be like Frazzles. They are rank. Don't taste of bacon and leave a foul taste in the mouth.

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  2. hello I am also a fellow lover of cheese grids.... I love the cheesy grid the griddy cheese perhaps one day we can meet up to discuss fellow cheesegrids I AM CHEESEGRID
    merry christmoose

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    1. NO WAY
      I am ALSO a cheese grid
      CHEESE
      CHEEEEEEEEESE
      Gridiness is fantastic
      WOO
      WOOOOOOOOO
      Let's meet in the cheese grid factory for some cheese griddy timeeeeeee mah homies
      Let's bathe in cheesy gridnesss
      PEACE OUT MAH CHEESY GRIDPEEPS

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    2. I received a pack of soggy crisps from snackrite and and i demand to get a call from the company

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  3. WHO DU U FINK U R LIKIN CHEZ GRIDZ WE AL KNO ITS AL ABUT DA OTHA CHEEZEE FUUUD IN DA WURLDDDDD
    FUR EXAMPLUZ NUT MINI CHEDARZ BHAT THE MUTHA OF ALL CHEDERZ "CHEDDERZ"

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    1. What in the name of HELL does that say?
      We got a chav translator anywhere?

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    2. LOL thank you Anon - brilliant reply!

      I think this post has been overtaken by quite a few strange responses. Not sure why :/

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    3. it is ment to say " who do you think you are likeing cheese grids. we all know its all about that other cheese .......... in the world. for exsample not mini cheders but the ........ of all chedders

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    4. *liking *chedders *example

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  4. I well rate them but of late have to say the standard of the crisps is less than poor.. Hard stale like crisps :( Noticed first on Monster claws which happened a few times & more recent on 18 pack ..

    Quality Control needs a kick up..

    Crisp Fiend ;-Pp

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    1. Sorry for my super late reply to this but thank you for your comment. I noticed stale crisps in a multipack I bought recently too. Also some of the packs had been caught and sealed into the actual sides of the outer bag. Very odd :(

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  6. I could deal with the odd bag being sealed to the side of the multipack, but then I got a multipack of cheese curls (quaver type ones). I took a bag out of the multipack and it looked like a normal sealed bag. As I squeezed it you can feel that there is NOTHING inside lol. Taking the piss imo. I still have the sealed bag full of air. Considering sending it back to them. I know they are cheap and the quality can't be expected to be as good as walkers. But please come on, thats a joke !!

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  7. go to tesco;s they dont charge you for a bag a bag like tesco's (in aldi) costs 3p What A rip Off"

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    1. 3p for a 'bag a bag'? Waaaa! Need to remortgage the house.

      If you're that bothered just get a box from one of their fruit and veg products and use that. Plus you get a free cardboard box! Bonus!

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    2. I've just about managed to translate that. So many errors in such a small outburst. I think what was meant was:

      "Go to Tesco; they don't charge you for a bag. In Aldi it costs 3p. What a rip off!"

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  8. nice, like it too~

    Regards, www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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  9. Had my first ever bag of Monster Claws last night. When I woke this morning my left foot was covered in blue fur and my right testice has swollen to the size of a basketball , has any else experienced similar issues ?

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  10. sorry testice = testicle. Typos are another symptom (other posts seem to support this)

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  11. I,ve gt to say after yrs of eating walkers crisp a friend of mine said to me try snackrites from aldi ,so I did and hvnt looked back not only is the price very cheap the quality and taste are exellant and much better than any other brand of crisp around so thank you

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  12. I had dare crisps and I woke up with bum rashes

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  13. I want cheese evertwhere

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  14. I have a friend who buys your cheese griddy product and adores them greatly and constantly talks about them to us to buy your cheese grid product, however due to her constant bragging about eating your product im afraid i will not be a buyer of your cheese grids as she knows they have a strong pungent smell none of us are fond of, thank you college friend for ruining this crisp snack for us all!

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  15. Hi Guys,
    I am at this very moment eating a bag of pickled onion claws....


    I have just found a fucking bacon rasher in there.
    Any comments on this?

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    1. You are the chosen one, go north

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    2. I was astonished to find only 7 whole claws and a toe in my back of Monster Claws. I shall think twice about purchasing this item again.
      Yours still hungry.

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  16. I am very disappointed with your company, I made my sons pack lunch for school today and he came home so upset because he could not eat his crisps because they were ready salted in a smokey bacon packet but I have kept them! I am making a complaint to snack rite and Aldi.

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  17. I found a soggy pack of crisps and I demand snackrite to check all of their crisps before sending them to Aldi

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