I tested supermarket Quavers dupes – the winner tastes near identical plus it beats Aldi and Lidl | The Sun

QUAVERS are a classic in many people's cupboards, perfect for lunches or a tasty snack.

They're pretty low-calorie as well compared to other crisps so are a decent lunchbox option.

A 16g bag is just 86 calories, compared to 129 calories for a bag of cheese and onion Walkers.

The cheesy crisps can set you back a pretty penny though at £1.95 for a six-pack, or £2.03 per 100g.

Luckily for those of us with a crisp craving, several supermarkets do their own bargain version of the popular treat.

A few of the supermarkets actually sell even more bags for less, so you're getting more for your money too.



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But do they taste as good?

I gave them a go to find out, awarding each a score out of ten for taste and price – here are the results.


  • £1.95 for 6 x 16g
  • £2.03 per 100g

You really can't go wrong with a bag of Quavers.

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They're my go-to snack in any meal deal from most supermarkets.

Each curl has a big crunch to it, and they don't taste too artificial either.

I always liked that they melt slightly on the tongue with each bite and they're nice and light too.

You can pick up a six-pack of the crisps for £1.95 at Tesco, which equates to £2.03 for 100g.

  • TASTE: 9/10
  • PRICE: 3/10
  • TOTAL SCORE: 12/20

Lidl Snacktastic Cheese Curls

  • £1.29 for 10 x 15g
  • 86p per 100g

When I first opened the bag of Lidl's Cheese Curls I was hit with quite an artificial scent – almost like spray cheese.

On the first bite I noticed that the crisps were pretty soft compared to the real deal.

Each individual curl was quite small, not as big as Quavers.

The overall taste was a bit too artificial for me, and the smell was offputting.

Lidl's crisps cost £1.29 for a pack of ten, so you get more for your money than a pack of Quavers.

It works out as just 86p per 100g.

  • TASTE: 4/10
  • PRICE: 9/10
  • TOTAL SCORE: 13/20

Aldi Snackrite Cheese Curls

  • £1.29 for 10 x 15g
  • 86p per 100g

I had high hopes for Aldi's Cheese Curls as I've found its crisps dupes pretty spot on in the past.

As I opened the bag the first thing I noticed was the smell, which can only be described as burnt cheese.

They didn't taste any better, and I could barely have more than two crisps before I had to put the bag down.

Each bite tasted stale and they were very soft and spongey, not like the real thing.

Aldi's crisps are priced the same as Lidl, so if you're not too fussed on the taste then they could be a good option for families.

  • TASTE: 2/10
  • PRICE: 9/10
  • TOTAL SCORE: 11/20

Asda Cheesy Curls

  • £1.15 for 6 x 16g
  • £1.13 per 100g

Asda's Cheesy Curls were pretty similar to the real thing.

That being said, they don't smell great which put me off a little at first.

The individual crisps are as big as Quavers and they taste really quite similar if a little less flavoursome.

They're a decent price too, at £1.15 for a pack of six and each bag is the same weight as the real thing too.

It puts Asda's crisps at £1.13 per 100g, 90p more affordable than Quavers but not as cheap as the discounters'.

  • TASTE: 8/10
  • PRICE: 7/10
  • TOTAL SCORE: 15/20

Sainsbury’s Cheese Curls

  • £1.15 for 6 x 16g
  • £1.13 per 100g

Sainsbury's Quavers dupes are also called Cheese Curls and are a decent contender as well.

Their taste is similar to Asda's – tasty but could have had a bit more cheese flavouring.

The texture of the crisps wasn't as crunchy though, they were pretty soft and a bit spongey.

The size of each curl was slightly smaller too.

Sainsbury's price is the same as Asda's at £1.13 per 100g.

  • TASTE: 7/10
  • PRICE: 7/10
  • TOTAL SCORE: 14/20

Morrisons Cheese Curls

  • £1.29 for 6 x 15g
  • £1.43 per 100g

Morrisons' Cheese curls had a similar first scent as Aldi's – a bit of a burnt smell.

Their taste was quite bland too, with not enough flavour to be a good Quavers dupe.

Each crisp was a good size though, the same as a Quaver, but not as crunchy as the real deal.

They're pretty pricey for a dupe as well at £1.43 per 100g.

  • TASTE: 5/10
  • PRICE: 6/10
  • TOTAL SCORE: 11/20

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