Friday, 27 November 2015
M&S Eat Well Smoked Salt & Mixed Pepper Pea Snaps
The Green Chilli Lime & Coriander flavour the reluctant taste testers and I tried the other day was not nice. But M&S have brought out two other flavours so they must believe someone will like these allegedly healthy Pea Snap crispy snacks.
I am not convinced. The reluctant taste testers are not convinced. The Chef is not convinced. Oh dear. Will anyone be convinced?
I read salt and pepper on the packet as I queued at the checkout the other day. But salt and pepper is not what I got.
I mean, we have cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, pink peppercorns and capsicum extract. That's a lot of pepper. On top of that there's ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fennel and star anise. That's a whole lot of flavour. And then we have the smoked salt.
And yet you can still taste the peas.
The initial crunch seems light but not bad, only the crispy snack immediately becomes a mushy snack and melds itself to your teeth. And the flavour is downright weird. And the aftertaste is sort of fatty. Greasy. I don't know what.
Are marrowfat peas super healthy? If so I think we are all going to need a lot of educating to get us to like them.