Saturday, 30 May 2015

M&S Mature Cheddar & Red Onion Hand Cooked Crisps

Now I am confused. Early in May I reviewed a packet of crisps from M&S called Hand Cooked Mature Cheddar Cheese & Red Onion British Potato Crisps.

And now I have a packet of crisps (in a very different packet) also bought in May and called Mature Cheddar & Red Onion Hand Cooked Crisps. Which is part of the Tastes of the British Isles range. Which the first packet wasn't.

As the packets seem to be sold simultaneously, and none of the other Tastes of the British Isles flavours appear in different packaging (at least I don't think they do) I will choose to treat them differently.

This is a lovely packet of crisps. Lots of flavour dust, nice gentle and genuinely cheesy flavour (as opposed to the completely pretend cheesy yumminess you get with puffed maize snacks), and a very mild onion taste. Really very good.

The only complaint I have is that the smart mature cheddar of the packet looks uncommonly like cauliflower cheese if you glance at it rather than look properly. And the handsome red onions might be taken for beetroot. Or even dark red apples. Cauliflower cheese and beetroot crisps anyone?

Are they the same or not? With almost the same name but back to front? This is a conundrum sent to confuse crisp fans.

Could be the same recipe. Might not be. Who knows except for the crisp technology team at M&S? Either way this is a top quality tasty crisp and we'll leave it at that. The Chef liked them too.

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