Monday, 23 November 2015

Ten Acre Hand Cooked Crisps Pastrami in the Rye

Here's another packet of gluten free, dairy free, MSG free, vegan, hand cooked crisp company Ten Acre. Discovered in one of the local kosher delis by noble friend.

Hand cooked with love packed with crunch says the packaging. But what a disappointment.

Having tried a bunch of other flavours from Ten Acre we were expecting something rather good here. You know, a crisp that actually tastes of pastrami. But really they don't. And although I don't live in New York City which I take to be the spiritual home of the pastrami on rye sandwich, I do live in North London where there is plenty of pastrami available. And it doesn't taste much like this.

Oh, don't run away with the idea that these crisps are nasty. In fact they taste pretty good. There's lots of spicey flavour: paprika, nutmeg, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper - and once again the mysterious addition of carob to the list of ingredients. And then there's mustard.

Sorry Ten Acre. From my point of view there is far too much mustard involved.

If these crisps had been called Spicy rather than Pastrami in the Rye I think the reluctant taste testers would have been fairly happy with the flavour. But they do fail to taste like pastrami. And is there supposed to be a taste of rye bread here? I'm not sure I could detect it.

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