31 Jan 2014

Golden Wonder Quarterbacks - Cheeseburger Flavour Corn Snacks!


I have this particular fascination with cheeseburger (or even just plain burger) flavoured crisps. If I see a packet, no matter how obscure the brand, then I HAVE to try it. This is less to do with burger being my favourite flavour of crisp (because it's not!), and more to do with the fact that it's still quite an unusual and hard to find flavour. Tell me I'm not alone in this? If there is a certain hard to find flavour (of any type of snack) that you can't resist buying if you see it then I'd love to hear about it!

Anyway it's no surprise that I picked up these Golden Wonder Quarter Backs as soon as I saw them in my local newsagent. Here we have a distinctly British view of American culture portrayed via a crisp packet.  It's all about those cheeseburger eating Quarterbacks.


I'm sure that the imposing and athletic figure of a quarterback is a very hard image to recreate using the medium of a corn puff snack. But I was still bemused to find that these look more like stick men performing lethargic star jumps. The Cheeseburger flavour here is surprising. It has none of that sweet gherkin and relish flavour that usually dominates a burger crisp. This one is more of a straight up beef and cheddar affair. They taste like a mash up of a Roast Beef Monster Munch and a cheesy puff. Quite tasty but not a true cheeseburger flavour.

Grocery Gems Verdict: Golden Wonder Quarter Backs
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition: 114 calories (per 22g pack).
Vegetarian: Yes.
Purchased: Newsagent. 
Price: £0.20p each! Takes me back to when all crisps cost about 20p a pack!

9 comments:

  1. Hello, I love your blog! Could you possibly review Lucozade's new World Cup flavours (guava and mango and mandarin) or the volvic coconut and pineapple water please?

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  2. Hi there, thanks so much! I love getting recommendations for review, and those drinks sound very interesting so I'll get right on it - watch this space :)

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  3. Cheeseburger crisps? I'll have to keep a look out, amazing that they're only 20p.

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    1. I was surprised at the price too, it's an old style pocket money price which we don't really see anymore. There were also some other Golden Wonder 20p packs that I've never seen before called Oinks, unsurprisingly they're bacon flavoured!

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    2. Oinks have been about for a long time, as have Quarterbacks. It seems that Golden Wonder have taken over whoever used to make them and they're more widely available than before. Tangy Toms are another great variety they do!

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  4. Hi Kathrine can you please email me regarding cheeseburger flavoured crisps

    Cplowerson83@yahoo.com

    Kind regards

    Cameron

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  5. These aren't new, I used to buy these at school in the 90's back when they were 5p a pack! Glad to see they're becoming more available now, they were getting really hard to find.

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  6. Yeah I love these in fact I was and still am addicted haha. Think they were made by a company called redmill or something like that when you could buy them for 5p.

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  7. Yeah I love these in fact I was and still am addicted haha. Think they were made by a company called redmill or something like that when you could buy them for 5p.

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