Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Sarl la Ducal Chips Artisanales Aux Herbes de Provence

Hand made in a village in the Ardeche this a is a fabulous packet of hand cooked crisps with one major flaw: they don't taste of much.

Yes this is a fabulous crisp with great texture, wonderfully cooked and very nice to eat. Yes, we loved the crunch. But oh dear.... the Herbes de Provence are seriously lacking. These crisps should taste of rosemary, thyme, marjoram and savoury. And they don't really. Not very salty either.

The reluctant taste testers tried these and liked the crisp very much. Not so impressed with the lack of taste. The Chef and I tried them at the weekend with a dip. Very nice.

But you shouldn't need a dip; that should be an optional extra.

You might say that the reluctant taste testers and I have tried so many highly flavoured crisps over the last 3 years that we can no longer appreciate something more subtle. That's not the case. We frequently prefer the subtler and plainer flavours of crisp. Here we simply have a crisp with too little taste. It's a pity, because as I said, the texture is wonderful.

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