Friday, 3 July 2015
Blair's Death Rain Habanero Pepper Cauldron Cooked Potato Chips
And, er, OMG just about tells you everything you need to know.
I am not mad for chilli as a flavour.
In limited quantities it adds a certain something. In a slightly higher ratio of chilli to the rest of the recipe it can make a great difference between ordinary and very tasty. In huge great enormous piles of heat I really don't get it.
So I put out a bowl at work and waited to see what the reluctant taste testers had to say.
Mostly they didn't seem to be big fans. One of them came out in a slight sweat like a comedy character from the 1960s trying curry for the first time. Several told me they wished they hadn't tried a crisp at all. The Chairman came into the office and told me he thought today's crisps were horrible. Or did he say dreadful? I'm really sorry, but I thought he was right.
However, the Dutch taste tester seemed fairly taken, and the tall taste tester too. I think it was them. At any rate, a fair number got eaten. Just not the whole bowlful.
At home the family vegetarian found them rather hot, and the Chef's son-in-law who happens to be a chef (as opposed to the Chef who isn't) agreed. We didn't finish the packet so this flavour was not a general favourite. I guess the OMG rating on the heat-o-meter was too much for us.
The family vegetarian even went so far as to email me to say she would not recommend these crisps. Oh dear.
But I should remind readers that we have previously tried Ancho Chilli Cheeseburger and Buffalo Wing flavours from Blair's Death Rain with considerable success.
I particularly liked the Chilli Cheeseburger flavour crisps. Excellent cheeseburgeriness. But then, you know, I think perhaps I have a thing for Cheeseburger crisps.