Friday, 27 November 2015

M&S Eat Well Smoked Salt & Mixed Pepper Pea Snaps

Ever hopeful I thought we might try this flavour of 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.

3 comments :

  1. I think these are delicious and a great move forward in healthy snacks that actually fill you up and are good for you. I really hope m and s continue to make them. Not sure who your testers are but maybe they just don't enjoy healthy food? I don't think the idea is to mask the flavour of the peas - peas are a delicious vegetable on their own. Have normal crisps if you don't like peas!

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  2. I think these are delicious and a great move forward in healthy snacks that actually fill you up and are good for you. I really hope m and s continue to make them. Not sure who your testers are but maybe they just don't enjoy healthy food? I don't think the idea is to mask the flavour of the peas - peas are a delicious vegetable on their own. Have normal crisps if you don't like peas!

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  3. We wanted to like them - we really did. And I'm delighted you like them.
    Honestly I applaud M&S for producing healthy snacks but for whatever reason none of us here liked these Pea Snaps.
    And we wouldn't know we didn't like them if we hadn't tried.
    I hope anyone who read this post will see your comment and realise that someone out there liked these a lot. Hurrah! And I trust that your comment will encourage others to try.

    Thanks very much for your comment.

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