Ingredients & Allergens

Question: Are the meat-flavoured crisps suitable for vegetarians?
Answer: All core Walkers Crisps flavours are suitable for vegetarians. If in doubt, always check the back of pack for guidance on suitability for vegetarians.
 
Question: Do you use artificial colours or preservatives in your crisps?
Answer: Our Walkers Core crisps contain no MSG, no artificial colours or preservatives and are fully compliant with food labelling regulations.  Please refer to the back of pack information for each of our products to see individual information.
 
Question: Are your products gluten free?
Answer: No, our crisps are not gluten free. Please refer to back of pack for more information.
 
Question: Do the meat flavours contain real meat?
Answer: Yes. Smoky Bacon and Roast Chicken flavours contain British meat in our Walkers Core Crisps range.
 
Question: How much meat is in your crisps?
Answer: As you can imagine the amount of meat in a packet of Roast chicken crisps is actually quite small because it’s mostly made of potatoes with just a sprinkling of seasoning which contains the free range chicken.
 
Question: Are your crisps suitable for vegans?
Answer: Consumer services team will be able to provide lists of suitable products on request: Click here
 
Question: Which flavours of crisp are dairy free?
Answer: Milk and milk derivatives are labelled on pack. Consumer services team may be able to provide lists of suitable products on request: Click here
 
Question: Do your crisps contain any dairy products?
Answer: Some of our crisps do, so please see product labelling for details on individual flavours.
 
Question: Are you crisps Halal or Kosher?
Answer: The ingredients in our crisps are not certified as halal or kosher.
 
Question: Are there any egg traces in your crisps?
Answer: Should there be egg included in the ingredients it will be included in the ingredient information provided on the back of the pack, or else you can contact our  Consumer Relations team on 0800 274 777 or via our contact us page on the Walkers website who can provide you with an up to date list of products that do not contain egg.
 
Question: I've heard that the bacon flavour doesn't actually contain bacon, is this true?
Answer: The Smoky Bacon flavour in our Walkers Core Crisps range is made with Freedom Foods approved pork.
 
Question: Do you use real chicken in your chicken flavour crisps? Is it free range?
Answer: Yes, in our Walkers Core Crisps range we use free range chickens in our chicken flavour crisps.
 
Question: Do your products contain alcohol?
Answer: A small number of our seasonings contain very small amounts of alcohol. Our consumer services team would be able to provide details on request, please get in touch: Click here
 
Question: How much salt is there in a packet of Walkers crisps?
Answer: It varies flavour to flavour. In a 32.5g bag of Walkers Cheese & Onion there is 0.4g of salt. That's 7% of the daily reference intake. You can see the full details of our range here: www.walkers.co.uk/our-crisps, as well as on the front of each packet.
 
Question: Do your crisps contain iodised salt?
Answer: We do not use iodised salt in our crisps.
 
Question: Do you make yeast free crisps?
Answer: Our consumer services team will be able to help you, please get in touch here: Click here
 
Question: Which varieties of Walkers crisps are soya free?
Answer: Our consumer services team will be able to help you, please get in touch here: Click here
 
Question: How much sugar is there in a bag of crisps?
Answer: A standard packet of Cheese & Onion 32.5g contains 8% calories, 1% sugar, 14% fat, 4% saturated fat and 7% salt of an adult's daily reference intake. These amounts will vary slightly from flavour to flavour. For further information on our other flavours please head to range page on our website www.walkers.co.uk/our-crisps
 
Question: What type of potatoes do you use?
Answer: We use varieties of potatoes that are specially suited to making potato crisps; great tasting with excellent appearance and texture, good growing yields for farmers, and the ability to store well. These varieties are not sold for eating in supermarkets as table varieties. Our main varieties include Lady Rosetta, Hermes, Saturna, Shelford, Brooke & Arsenal.
 
Question: What pesticides do you use on your potatoes?
Answer: All our products come from an approved supply chain where growers adhere to good agricultural practice. This includes the responsible use of crop protection products where necessary to provide high quality potatoes.
 
Question: What onions do you use in your cheese and onion flavour crisps? Also are they locally sourced?
Answer: As per the ingredient listings, dried onion is used as part of the seasoning.
 
Question: What is in your seasonings?
Answer: The flavours used for Walkers crisps do not contain artificial colours, preservatives or MSG. Please refer to back of pack of each of the product for more information. 
 
Question: Do Walkers crisps contain any MSG?
Answer: Flavours used for Walkers Core Crisps do not contain artificial colours, preservatives or MSG. 
 
Question: What is Annatto?
Answer: Annatto is a natural food colour additive, (with the e number E160b) it used in a small number of our seasonings. All additives in food and drink sold in the EU have undergone thorough scientific testing and have been approved by the European Commission as safe for use.
 
Question: Is Sulphite Ammonia Caramel suitable for children?
Answer: Sulphite Ammonia Caramel is used in a small number of our seasonings. It is a permitted food additive, used to give a brown colour. All additives in food and drink sold in the EU have undergone thorough scientific testing and have been approved by the European Commission as safe for use.
 
Question: What are the levels of purines in a bag of Walkers crisps?
Answer: Potatoes and crisps are not high in purines, or to be avoided in a purine restricted diet. However please consult with your general health practitioner (GP or dietitian) on this.
 
Question: What is Malic Acid and how is it used?
Answer: Malic Acid is a permitted food additive, used in  small amounts in some of our crisps,  to provide a tanginess to our flavours. All additives in food and drink sold in the EU have undergone thorough scientific testing and have been approved by the European Commission as safe for use.
 
Question: Do walkers crisps contain e951 e950 e954 e211 or e621?
Answer: Enumbers will not be stated in the ingredient list, but the full names will be. E951 = Aspartame, E950 = Acesulfame K, E954 = Saccharins, E211 = Sodium Benzoate, E621 = Monosodium Glutamate. Please see back of pack information for each of the seasonings ingredients. 
 
Question: Why do you use ammonia in beefy flavourings?
Answer: Sulphite Ammonia Caramel is used in a small number of our seasonings. It is a permitted food additive, used to give a brown colour. All additives in food and drink sold in the EU have undergone thorough scientific testing and have been approved by the European Commission as safe for use.
 
Question: Why do you need to fry crisps in oil?
Answer: "We take our British potatoes, slice and cook our crisps in oil to give them the perfect crunch, texture and taste - and ultimately the crisps you know and love! 
Oil we use is a blend of Sunseed and Rapseed oil which is up to 75% lower in saturated fat than traditional cooking oils. "
 
Question: Which oil do you use to cook your crisps?
Answer: We use a blend of Sunseed and Rapeseed oil which is 75% lower in saturated fat than traditional cooking oils
 
Question: Are there really 5 litres of oil in a packet of crisps? 
Answer: Absolutely not - a 32.5g bag of Walkers contains approimately 10ml of blended sunseed and rapeseed oil which is 75% lower in saturated fat than traditional cooking oils.
 
Question: The Prawn Cocktail flavour contains real tomatoes and not prawns, why is this?
Answer: Traditionally, tomatoes are used in the marie-rose sauce which makes a prawn cocktail. We do not use real prawns as they would carry an allergy risk for our consumers.
 

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