Wednesday 31 August 2016

Kettle Chips Limited Edition Chorizo Feta & Olive

I have a feeling this limited edition crisp will remain a limited edition. Somehow this flavour doesn't really work very well. It doesn't seem to taste of chorizo or feta, or olive either.

There's a huge long list of ingredients including chorizo, feta and olive, along with raw cane sugar, chilli, oregano, lemon juice, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, but I don't think you would be able to say exactly what this crisp tastes of.

The actual crisps are large, richly coloured and have a great crunch. And a strong flavour. Which was OK. But none of the reluctant taste testers were convinced by this flavour.

Sorry Kettle Chips. We really didn't feel this combination of flavours worked well for us.

Plus and I think you can see it on the scan if you peer closely, the packaging has a pattern like Victorian floor tiles... but also gives the effect that you get when your crisp packet gets a bit old and it starts to leak oil. Or whatever it is that crisp packets do. If you keep them for any length of time you'll have seen this weird effect.

Not a total success we felt. But look: the crisps are wonderful.

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Beigel & Beigel Onion Flavour Snack

Here we go with post number 601! Amazing. How did this happen? How did the reluctant taste testers and I manage to try quite so many crispy snacks?

Anyway, I'm pleased to be able to tell you that, apart from Tall Elegant taste tester (who doesn't like onion) and Architectural taste tester (who has discerning tastes and is not really a fan of crispy snacks), apart from those two all the taste testers loved this lightly onion fragranced crispy snack.

Including me.

Lovely light flower-shaped puffs, lovely light onion flavour. Lovely crispy snack.

Chairman taste tester asked me if this snack is wheat or potato based? Of course I had to tell him I don't read Hebrew. So I don't know. Because there's not a lot of English writing on the packet.

What I can tell you is that Beigel & Beigel mazon (1985) Ltd is based at 1 Chocolate Road, Safed 13110, Israel. Chocolate Road eh? What a great address. I wonder what other roads in the area are called?

We enjoyed this oniony snack very much.

Monday 29 August 2016

Ha'emek Snacks Bugsy BBQ Wheat Snack

A second weird crispy snack in a tiny packet from Ha'emek Snacks about which I can find nothing helpful online beyond a few blog posts.

And this time Bugsy, (I assume it is Bugsy leaping about the packet) looks not so much like Buddy Holly as Chris Evans. This is not enticing for me. And truly I find crispy snacks with cartoon characters on the packet are quite off-putting. But it's a product aimed at children so I should stop moaning and get on with the taste testing.

Well, I never could bring myself to fancy Wheat Crunchies but I know lots of people enjoy them. So if you are one of those people, I think these little BBQ flavour wheat snacks will probably please you too.

Not very BBQ-y, and quite a lot of breakages in this tiny packet - which wasn't very impressive. People, even the reluctant taste testers, are reluctant to eat broken bits where the shape is an important part of the snack. I thought the mouth-feel was slightly greasy.

Not really for me, but that has never stopped anyone else!

Sunday 28 August 2016

M&S Lightly Salted Habas Fritas

Oh dear! I hated this not very crispy snack from M&S. I didn't like the look of it on the shelf in the shop so I didn't buy a packet. But Tall Elegant taste tester did. Buy a packet, that is.

And it turns out that I am alone in disliking this Spanish snack. Just me. I found that somehow I couldn't get the bits of bean out of my mouth. I don't know why. They seemed to last there forever just like I can't get rid of desiccated coconut (yuk!). I didn't enjoy the sensation very much. And I was so bothered about the bits of bean in my mouth I couldn't pay any attention to what it tasted like. I only tried one.

But all the other reluctant taste testers said, quite unreluctantly:
"I like this a lot"
"these are delicious... what are they?"
"I can't stop eating these"
"where did this come from?" and
"oh yes, I've always enjoyed habas fritters"

So, just me not enjoying this very very moreish Spanish snack of perfectly roasted broad beans then. And quite likely you might join the taste testers and enjoy a lightly salted broad been snack more than I did.

Saturday 27 August 2016

7Days Bake Rolls Mushrooms & Cream

A new flavour for the reluctant taste testers from the ever popular Bulgarian manufacturer of crispy snacks 7Days. We rather like Bake Rolls and were pleased to try this mushroom & cream flavour. Although the Senior taste tester has once more registered his displeasure because this is not a crisp. No! It's a crispy snack. And none the worse for that.

Tall taste tester found this packet in his corner shop which used to sell fish and reptiles. And pet food. And he said he really liked this flavour and recommended it to us.

Well, it seems that most of the taste testers rather enjoyed this flavour. Mushrooms on toast suggested Dutch taste tester. She says she likes the taste of mushrooms but not always the texture (I know what she means; they can be a bit flabby or slimy sometimes) but this crunchy mushroom flavour gives you the taste without the flab.

Even Senior Archive taste tester, an occasional visitor, was pleased to approve this crispy snack which she had never seen before. A convert perhaps?

For myself, I couldn't work out why I wasn't so keen as everyone else. And then I read the list of ingredients. Celery. And once I knew there was celery in the flavour I could taste it and smell it. And you know I cannot tolerate celery. But that's just me.

So you might really enjoy this flavour. Bake Rolls generally are very good with a great crunch. A top quality product.

Once again, who knew Bulgaria produced such tasty crispy snacks? Mind you, perhaps the Bulgarians feel the same about the British.

Wednesday 24 August 2016

M&S Red Pepper Pitta Chips

So somebody or other bought a packet of M&S Red Pepper Pitta Chips and left it in the kitchen at work. This was about 3 weeks ago. I asked everyone who owned the packet - not because I wanted to try (because I really dislike red peppers) but because I am nosy. And no-one admitted ownership.

However, this morning Tall taste tester said it might have been him. Sometimes he does his shopping, puts most of it into the fridge until home time, but leaves his crispy snacks (if any) on the side because let's be honest; you don't file your crispy snacks in a fridge.

Anyway, we thought we'd open the packet and apologise to the real owner should they ever come forward. Seriously, it's a small office: I think everyone has had the chance to claim ownership if they wanted to.

Here's the interesting thing: I really don't like pitta chips, and I actively dislike red peppers, but I really rather enjoyed this crispy snack. They almost qualify for a yum!

My photograph somehow fails to show just exactly how fabulously red these pitta chips are, and I don't think the pack shot does them justice either. A hard crunch as always with pitta chips, and a very tasty covering of red pepper flavour dust.

A lot better than I expected so (given my prejudices) you might enjoy them a lot.

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Ha'emek Snacks Bugsy Falafel Wheat Snack

What a tiny packet of crispy snacks! It's about 4.5" square! And only 20g. In fact, it's so tiny I wonder if this packet wasn't created specially to go in children's party bags. And I hope I have the name correct as I do not have the assistance of Giraffe Fan taste tester just now. If you know better; let me know.

The Graffiti Artist (who happens to be staying this week) really likes the design of this packet; he thinks it's great, but wants to know why it's called Bugsy.... not Buddy. Because don't you think this little guy in glasses looks a lot like Buddy Holly?

Anyhow, these weird little worm-style crispy snacks taste a lot like falafels. Which is great because that's what they're supposed to taste like. They really have quite a hard crunch but are weirdly moreish. The Tall taste tester was quite taken with them.

Do you suppose worm-style is a technical term? I wonder what crisp technicians call this sort of snack?

Monday 22 August 2016

Golden Fluff Potato Flutes Onion Garlic Flavour

Ooh this is a tiny packet of crisps. 14g is a lot less than you might think, but I always reckon a small packet is good to try if you can. No point in trying a massive packet and hating it. Although we have tried Golden Fluff Ketchup flavour with was pretty good so I had high hopes for this flavour.

A gentle oniony/garlicky flavour and a nice crunch. This is a very pleasant crispy snack. I've got to say, you really don't get many of these potato flutes for your 14g, but pretty good though!

Sunday 21 August 2016

Burton's Daily Fish'n'Chips Brown Sauce

Noble Friend spotted this little packet of crispy fish and chip shaped snacks and thought.... hmm,, I don't think we're tried this flavour. And she was right. We haven't.

And, erm, well..... well I'm not quite sure what to say. These little biscuitty snacks are always rather sweet. The biscuits are sweet before you add any flavour. Or so it seems. And the Brown Sauce flavour is sweet and fruity and vinegary. What you end up with smells irresistibly of mince pies. And pretty much taste of mince pies too.

For those not in the know you make a little pie crust and fill it with mincemeat and eat it at Christmas. It's a traditional Christmas delicacy in the UK. In the olden days mince pies were made with meat: hence mincemeat. I guess as Christmas is in the middle of winter all the spices and fruits like cinnamon and raisins and grated apples were a way of disguising the taste of the meat which probably wasn't very fresh. Now of course we have freezers, and can feed more livestock through the winter, so we have access to fresh meat at any time of year.... and although a proper mince pie recipe should include suet, you can also find vegetarian versions.

Never had a mince pie? Not had the chance to try this crispy snack? Let me help you to a mince pie recipe. This is a vegetarian recipe for mince pies from Mary Berry, but here's one that's more traditional from BBC Good Food.

So to me, this crispy snack tasted and smelled so much of a mince pie I could hardly credit it. Interesting. But I should point out I have never tried Brown Sauce. So I don't know what it tastes of, but here's a Wiki page to help me out.

From the packet it looks as though Burton's have pitted the Brown Sauce flavour against a Red Sauce flavour. Perhaps. Because I can't find anything about this on the Burton's website. However, if I ever looked at Twitter....

Saturday 20 August 2016

Beigel & Beigel Falafel Flavour Snack

The other day Noble Friend went to one of the local kosher supermarkets in search of smoked salmon. And in said kosher supermarket she discovered a whole wall of exciting kosher and Israeli crispy snacks the reluctant taste testers and I have yet to try. Amazing!

And nobly Noble Friend took me by the hand on a thrilling excursion to the kosher supermarket. A journey of exploration. It's only 10 minutes walk from work but, well, it's a whole nother experience from the supermarkets I usually shop at.

Wow! Well worth battling the mystery labels in Hebrew lettering. I came away with a bagful of crispy purchases, and here's the first one we have tried. 
I had to ask Giraffe Fan taste tester to help me out here as I neither speak nor read Hebrew. And it turns out that she knows more than she admits to. I took her rough translations to google translate and translated them back and forth between English and Hebrew. And lo! it turns out that we were trying falafel flavour snacks. OK, that was written in English, but the name of the maker wasn't.
Really falafelly. I liked the taste a lot, as did a number of the reluctant taste testers. And I love the shape. These little puffed flower shapes are like nothing I have seen before. What a handsome design for a crispy snack. And we have at least 3 more flavours to try.

If you fancy trying a mystery kosher snack, check out your local kosher supermarket. You never know what exciting treats you may discover.

Friday 19 August 2016

Lorenz Crunchips Spare Ribs Roasted Geschamck

Taste the Adventure! says the packet in great big "wild west" style writing. Neu!

So we have here a new crisp flavour from Germany (the last packet of Crunchips I tried came from Poland - or I was pretty sure they did) but these crinkle cut crisps are German.

And what do Lorenz think their German snacking audience will like? Spare Ribs flavour. Roasted spare ribs, so not a barbecue flavour.

Entdecke ein Stuck Freiheit und Deine Lust  am Abenteuer mit den neuen CRUNCHIPS ROASTED: Deftiger Wellenschnitt und herrlicher Grillgeseschmack von herzhaft marinierten Spare Ribs. Probiere auch Chrunchips Roasted Smoky Paprika und BBQ Sauce!

Discover a piece of freedom and your desire for adventure with the new Crunchips ROASTED: Hearty shaft section and delightful barbeque Gese taste of hearty marinated spare ribs. Try also Chrunchips Roasted Smoky Paprika and BBQ sauce!

Not quite sure that google translate has exactly the meaning of this blurb on the back of the packet, but I'm sure you get the picture.

Dutch taste tester, Tech, and Slightly Red Haired Bristolian rather enjoyed this crispy crunchy crinkle cut crisp. I was expecting Tech taste tester to be a fan as I know he really enjoys meaty crisps. He said he wasn't sure he could detect roasted spare ribs here, but was happy to eat quite a lot of the packet.

And me? To be honest, and I'm sure you will find this weird because I certainly do, I found this crisp reminded me of new shoes.

Thursday 18 August 2016

NCIS: Peat's Sour Cream & Onion

I've been wanting to write about these crisps for a while now but I haven't been close enough to the TV to check them out properly.

Sorry? Close enough to the TV?

Yup. Jonathan Cole (played by Scott Wolf) is a recurring baddie in Season 9 of NCIS who is presented as an ex-special forces operative who will stop at nothing to murder anyone who gets in his way. There's a whole webpage devoted to this character. It's a complicated plot I have never really got my head around but obviously he is, in the end, outwitted by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and carted off to prison forever.

And at the end of the Season, NCIS is battling Harper Dearing, maddened by the death of his son in an accident on board a US Navy vessel, who will stop at less than nothing to draw attention to his grievance. Cue many explosions and a number of dead bodies.

So in Season 9 Episode 24 Till Death Do Us Part, the season finale, Gibbs springs Cole from prison to help out with the Harper Dearing problem (played by Richard Schiff - Toby Ziegler from The West Wing), and in his first scene Cole is shown enthusiastically snacking on this packet of Peat's crisps. Mmmn, he says [crunch, crunch], Sour Cream & Onion, it's true that everything taste better on the outside.

OK, so NCIS uses a lot of fake brands one way and another, like Caf-Pow! (not Coca Cola nor Pepsi) to which Abby is seriously addicted,  and Beltway Burger (not sure if that is supposed to be Burger King or McDonalds or what) from where Gibbs' and Fornell's ex wife's third husband Victor (are you following this?) is abducted late one night in Season 9 Episode 7.

Oh, and Gibbs does not drink Starbucks coffee but a brand labelled Hot Fresh Coffee although the cup does have a distinctly Starbucks look.

So we're not talking about a a real packet of crisps then?

No. Sadly not. But I was watching yet another repeat of NCIS this weekend and was close enough to the TV screen (and paying close enough attention) to take in more information about these crisps than previously. Often I only listen to an episode I know well, you know chopping onions or washing up, and that's not helpful if you want to check out the brand of crisps most favoured by NCIS agents.

I can't find an image of these pretend crisps anywhere online, so instead see below for a photo of Scott Wolf as Jonathan Cole. Wouldn't it be fun if someone were to produce these crisps for NCIS fans to try? They might be rather good. You never know.

Update in March 2024: How did I never notice this before? In Season 5 Episode 2 Family, Abby is shown eating from a giant packet of crisps labelled Salt O’Rama. U.K. TV channel 5USA is showing every single episode of NCIS in a seemingly endless stream of repeats and re repeats at the moment.

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Good Boy Pawsley & Co Large Chewy Braid Yummy Beef

I have to say that I am not convinced that this here is a crispy snack. I'm pretty certain it's more of a chewy.... chew. But do admit it is rather a handsome chewy... chew.
Noble Friend tells me that this doggy snack is taste tester Honey's absolute favourite. And therefore this snack should be advertised to the world.

OK then. To please Noble Friend. Taste tester Honey has a problem with her joints. Not sure if it is rheumatism or arthritis or what, but Honey needs regular physiotherapy which she does not enjoy. This chewy snack is so highly recommended because it keeps Honey occupied while her therapist works on whatever problem it is. There is, it seems, nothing that occupies taste tester Honey like this chewy chew.
If I tell you that the packaging shown here is only about ¾ of the original length, and Honey gets through about ½ a chew per physio session, you will see why Noble Friend (and Honey) are so keen on this product.

If you are a taste testing dog try this now. If you're a human, perhaps not.

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Magicorn Eazy Pop Microwave Popcorn Butter

Just for a change I thought the reluctant taste testers might like to try microwave popcorn. Butter flavour. And it is fun to stand by the microwave listening to the pops, waiting for the popping to run down and almost stop so you know it's time to whip the bag out and open it gently. Yum!
The trouble with microwave popcorn is that you get a vast pile of it all at once, and if you don't eat it quickly and while it's hot, somehow you lose the attraction of having gone to the trouble of sticking a packet into the microwave.

The packet says perfectly popped in minutes! And it was. Very nice properly popped popcorn, lightly salted and not too much butter. So probably better for you than one with masses of butter dripping all over... although I do like too much butter myself.

Proper popcorn should have a light almost velvety texture and squeak when you bite it. This does. It's not a brand I have ever seen before but I might just try the other flavours. Very nice.

Monday 15 August 2016

Walkers Doritos Spicy Salsa

The Dutch taste tester discovered this packet of Spicy Salsa Doritos at her local Tesco and donated them to the cause which was very generous of her.

This is of course the opposing crisp flavour to Doritos Ultimate Cheeseburger flavour which the reluctant taste testers and I tried the other day. You are supposed to vote for one or the other flavour, and one will disappear forever.

And what did we think? Well, it seemed to the reluctant taste testers that Spicy Salsa is a much better flavour for Doritos than Ultimate Cheeseburger flavour. We loved the Ultimate Cheeseburger flavour but felt it would be better used on a crisp. I took the remains of the Cheeseburger Doritos home with me and tried again. And really loved the Cheeseburger flavour. But I cannot deny I think the flavour would work better on a crisp, maybe a crinkle cut crisp, than on a corn chip.

And Spicy Salsa? Rather tomatoey. In fact these corn chips taste rather as though they have already been dipped in a spicy tomatoey.... dip. Built in dip said the Tall taste tester. Yup, we felt that these Doritos definitely tasted as though they were flavoured with a spicy tomatoey dip.

A lovely corn chip crunch, a wonderful deep orange colour and lots of flavour dust.... but.

I had a bit of a row with the Chef about this flavour and the Ultimate Cheeseburger flavour version. He really preferred the Ultimate Cheeseburger flavour and said he didn't care what sort of crisp that flavour came on - it wouldn't effect his view of the flavour. OK. That's his opinion.

And you know what? I agree. The Cheeseburger is a great flavour. The Spicy Salsa is not.

But I suspect the Spicy Salsa flavour will win. Because it works really well on a corn chip. But you can build yourself a Spicy Salsa dip really easily. Why would you want your dip flavour dictated to you by your crisp manufacturer?

Hey! maybe I fancy a banana dip (not really) or a haggis dip (probably not) and I'd far rather dip the regular Dorito into my banana/haggis dip than a Spicy Salsa Dorito.

Come on Doritos. What's this about?
Unfortunately I have to report that Dutch taste tester did not win a trip to either Mexico or New York.

Sunday 14 August 2016

Walkers Sensations Crispy Thins Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle

New from Walkers these really fine Crispy Thins are really crispy. And really thin. And because they're so crispy and thin they do suffer from quite a lot of breakages. Which is a shame because you ought to get a packet full of thin and crispy squares, and you don't.

As I have had to say quite often over the last 590 odd posts, breakages do not affect the flavour. However, they do affect how you feel about a crispy snack and I would hesitate to serve these little biscuitty snacks at a party. Thin and crispy is a great texture but I think I would be happy with not-quite-so thin and crispy if you got more squares and fewer small broken bits. Or perhaps there is scope to change the packaging, which although it features a gusset at the bottom, does not seem to offer much protection?

I'm not sure this crispy snack is really for me. Some of the reluctant taste testers liked the flavour a lot, but I don't really like the deep smoky flavour of chipotle chilli or the spicy sweetness and the lingering heat of paprika. Sorry Walkers. My tastebuds were not seduced.

Disappointingly although this crispy snack is made by Walkers it features only the most generic of little guys throwing his rubbish away responsibly. You know how Walkers have a different little guy for all their different crispy snacks? OK, well regular readers may have noticed my obsession with this subject. Will Walkers read my post and do something about this? I wish. But somehow I doubt it!

Saturday 13 August 2016

Leighton Brown Beetroot Horseradish & Dill Crisps

I wasn't sure how the reluctant taste testers were going to react to this little packet of beetroot crisps. Or the flavour either: horseradish and dill. Frankly I wasn't sure about the flavour. Because although I like dill I really don't fancy horseradish and will got to great lengths to avoid it.

But, actually this was something of a success. A very nice crunch, quite a genuine beetroot taste and the added flavour is rather tasty. Not particularly horseradish, and I couldn't pick the dill flavour. Slightly Red Haired Bristolian taste tester tells us her grand father is a champion beetroot grower so she is something of an expert on this dark red root and I think she was pretty happy with this crispy snack. Even Nobel Friend who claims she dislikes beetroot and never eats it, said she liked it a lot. 

We never ever had beetroot at home when I was growing up. My mother had taken a grave dislike to it after being forced to eat fruit salads made with beetroot during WWII. If like me you rather like beetroot but don't have a history of cooking with it, you might like to take a look at the 10 best beetroot recipes from The Guardian website. 

I never heard of Leighton Brown before but I gather they make 3 different vegetable crisps (that is, not made from potatoes). Nice crisps and wonderful packaging design.
And thinking of beetroot, here's a rather wonderful beetroot and lemon ravioli from the M&S deli counter. Yum!

Thursday 11 August 2016

Walkers Doritos Ultimate Cheeseburger

This was the very last packet of Doritos Ultimate Cheeseburger left in my local Tesco. But obviously I had to buy them. I mean, cheeseburger flavour....
And what we have here is a pretty damn good crispy snack. Now normally I'm not crazy for Doritos. They're OK, but I find that the flavour of corn chips can over take the flavour you thought you bought them for.

Not here. Tall taste tester said they tasted heavenly. A bit strong he said, a very strong flavour, and then he said "but you can't get too much of heaven, can you?" which is a pretty good accolade don't you think?

Good crunch, lovely golden colour and lots of tasty flavour dust. Very nice.

Dutch taste tester liked them a lot although she thought she'd like the flavour better in a crinkle cut crisp, I liked them too and I know what she means, as did Noble Friend but she is on a sensible diet as she has a grand wedding to attend next month. Amazingly she confined herself to one. The reluctant taste testers have plans to lay in another packet for after the wedding as a treat for her (if we can find one). I know she would have more than one otherwise.

Now the thing about this packet of Doritos is the competition. You are supposed to try these in opposition to a packet (white, and labelled A) of Spicy Salsa Doritos and then vote to destroy the flavour you like less. One must be destroyed and never seen again. Choose which one you'd destroy and tell us your bold idea of how to do it.... says the packet. And here's how. But hurry because the completion ends on 4th September and there's £20,000.00 to be won.
This packet also has a handsome little guy throwing away his rubbish responsibly. I don't think I have noticed him before. Why is he standing on the bin?

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Ruffles Chili Cheese / Chili et Fromage

My very first Canadian crisps!

Brought home from British Columbia by the Ski Instructor, who has come to stay for a couple of weeks, these crisps are a little bit broken... but it's difficult to fly with crisps. Unless, as the Ski Instructor put it, you are prepared to sit the packet on your fold down table for the entire flight (not really feasible), crisps are likely to get a little crushed.

Now why has no-one invented a light weight but rigid crisp-packet protector for bringing your foreign crisps and crispy snacks home? I'm lucky: I often fly home from Switzerland to get back to work and the Chef drives home in more leisurely fashion with a pile of crisps in the boot. The cavity under the boot which used to be the home of the spare wheel (I gather no-one has a spare wheel these days) is a fine storage space for crushable items like crisps.

Anyway, slightly crushed or no, these crinkle cut crisps are rather tasty. In fact, fairly yum. And I am selfishly eating them on a Sunday morning so it seems the reluctant taste testers are unlikely to get a look it.

I read that on the packet this is a Limited Time Offer. Does that mean the flavour is a limited edition? The Ski Instructor confirms that this is indeed the case. And a little online research shows me that Chili Cheese is not a regular flavour and without trying any of the other flavours (I guess I need to visit Canada), I want to know why?

Could be all Canadian Ruffles flavours are fabulous so it's hard to add a new one (I guess I need to visit Canada).

Nice little ridges/crinkles, lots of flavour dust, rich orange colour and a nice crunch. Slightly unnerving that the packet says simulated flavour. Perhaps this is Canadian packaging law. But although in the UK increasing numbers of crisps appear to be made from more natural ingredients than you might suppose, there are still plenty of crispy snacks that are made of mostly maltodextrin and MSG. But they do taste good.

Monday 8 August 2016

Ten Acre When Bombay Got Spicy

Another Ten Acre crisp flavour spotted by the tall elegant taste tester in one of the local kosher delis.

As you might expect from the name there are loads of spices on the menu; coriander, cumin, cayenne, paprika, turmeric, fennel, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek, cardamom, nutmeg and clove. So, er.... extremely spicy then? And a pretty spicy colour for the packet too. But then Ten Acre are rather good at choosing unusual colours for their packets.

So what did we think of the crisp?

Not actually as spicy as you might think but definitely reminds you (me and the reluctant taste testers) of a proper Indian taste. Chicken tikka or korma or some such. OK, that's probably an Indian taste as defined by a UK audience. But tasty nonetheless.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Propercorn Sour Cream & Black Pepper Popcorn

Another packet of Propercorn popcorn, another packet of proper popcorn. and quite an interesting taste too.

I know not everyone enjoys sour cream as an addition to a crispy snack; it can take a bit of getting used to but I felt it worked quite well here. And the heat of the black pepper with the cool of the sour cream seemed to me to be a good combination.

Very nice popcorn. Just the right light airy consistency that you want.
And here's a visitor to our garden. He was asleep in the middle of the lawn when I got up this morning. He could see me standing at my bedroom window so I didn't want to risk opening it. I only just picked up my camera in time to grab a shot or two. Next minute he was sneaking off through the hedge.

Saturday 6 August 2016

Kolak Hot & Spicy Crisps Black Pepper Flavour

This was a gift from the crisp fairy (probably Tall Elegant taste tester) and thank you, thank you, because I liked this little packet of crisps a lot. Only 25g but a whole lot of flavour.

Tall taste tester was very quick to judge; he said this crisp didn't taste of much. I said wait for the after taste. He said it's just salty. I said wait for the after taste. He said he wasn't that impressed. I said wait for the after taste. Tall taste tester suddenly said oh yes; there was an impressive after taste of pepper. I think he was impressed.

If you try this crisp give it a chance. The first crisp isn't very tasty, but the more you have the more you taste. And the taste is simple but great. Very nice indeed.
And... yes, two in one week, another little guy throwing away his rubbish responsibly! Rather a charming design I thought.