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Walkers makes major change to popular snack

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Walkers are making a big change to Snack-A-Jacks (Picture: Getty Images)

If you’re partial to a cheeky lunchtime packet of crisps and you tend to reach for Walkers Snack-A-Jacks, then we’ve got news for you.

Over the coming weeks, the beloved crisp brand is set to make a change to salt & vinegar, sour cream and BBQ flavoured Snack-A-Jacks.

The classic packaging will be altered to make the snacks more environmentally friendly.

Instead of the typical plastic packet, the multipacks will soon have paper packaging instead, in a move to reduce the brand’s use of plastic by a whopping 65 tonnes per year.

If you stumble across the new-looking Snack-A-Jacks in your supermarket of choice, know that you’ll be able to recycle the paper outer bag in your home recycling bin.

PepsiCo, which owns Walkers, claims customers recycling this packaging will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of each pack by 52%.

Walkers is changing the packaging of its Snack-A-Jack crisps (Picture: Walkers/Snack a Jacks)

Hannah Freeman, marketing manager for Snack-a-Jacks, said: ‘As the UK’s favourite rice cake brand, we’re proud to be introducing even more reasons to love our delicious snacks.

‘Easily recycled with your usual household paper recycling, these new outer packs can be disposed of thoughtfully with little fuss.

‘We hope our devoted fans of Snack-A-Jacks will enjoy this small but important change we’ve made to make their snacking experience even more enjoyable at home.’

This change follows the introduction of paper packaging on the Walkers Baked multipacks last year.

It seems it’s all changing at Walkers this year, as just last month the snack company introduced two brand new crisp flavours.

The new Extra Flamin Hot Crunchy Wotsits and Walkers Max Extra Flamin Hot both became available at Iceland, priced at £2.25 each for a 103g sharing bag.

However, snack critic @johns_snackreviews offered up his own thoughts on the products – and said the new crisps don’t taste the way you might expect.

He admitted both crisps had an overwhelming flavour – and it’s not spice.

He scored the new Wotsits flavour a measly 5.5/10, noting ‘lemon, lemon, lemon – that’s all I could taste.’

Walkers also came under fire after axing its iconic Marmite crisp flavour.

The news went down like a led balloon on X (formerly Twitter) with Julie Swinbourne asking Gary Lineker why the flavour had to go, saying she was ‘off out to panic buy multi packs’ to console her ‘devastated son.’

‘Why are @walkers_crisps f**king us over again?’ Jamie H added. ‘Dear @walkers_crisps I hate you beyond measure.’

At least Walkers left out beloved Snack-A-Jack flavours alone.

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