Monday, 8 February 2016

Tyrrell's Hand Cooked English Crisps Lobster Cocktail

Isn't this the most fabulous image of a lobster? I don't eat sea food but I do find images of lobsters and crabs and octopuses can be amazingly beautiful.

Or exciting. So yes, I admit it, I bought this packet of Lobster Cocktail flavoured crisps because I liked the packaging design.

I could not bring myself to try these crisps but the rest of the reluctant taste testers were less cautious and noshed into the packet enthusiastically. Tall Elegant taste tester says she loves anything that tastes of lobster and Noble Friend was a big fan too. 

Tall taste tester said of course there isn't any lobster but in fact there is. The flavour is concocted from all sorts of things like tomato and lemon juice powder but also cooked dried prawns, cooked dried oyster (which contains tapioca - what??) and lobster extract.

The whole packet of rich orangey golden crisps was eaten in no time. Which seems a fairly enthusiastic response.

The potato variety used here is called Courage. Isn't that a great name?

Check out this amazing lobster tapestry kit by Kaffe Fassett. I already made the crab design years ago - it sits in the comfy chair we have in our kitchen -  and have always wanted the lobster too. Goodness knows when I will get around to actually making this tapestry but at least I have the kit now. That's a start.


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