So Guise recently posted a new post about his experiment with new chip flavors exclusive to the UK. After reading his post and seeing the new flavors they’ve introduced it makes me glad that he sent me the “normal” flavors. Granted he sent me these in ’08 but I’m hoping he’ll forgive me for not posting my write up until now.
Granted these are no “Cajun Squirrel” but I gotta admit that the Salt and vinegar flavor are a personal favorite of mine. You’d think that they flavor of the vinegar would be more pronounced with these considering the UK’s love of fish and chips with vinegar but these are a lot tamer than some of the American versions I’ve tasted. Overall I’d give these an A-.
You know aside from Thanksgiving and the occasional TV dinner I don’t have Turkey and Stuffing very often but these “Crisps” were actually not too bad! They actually do taste like what they say they do. I have to say though of all the ones I received this one was sadly not in the top three. They were tasty to be sure but just something about Thanksgiving on a chip didn’t seem right to me. I’d give these a B- overall.
The Roast Chicken however would be one I’d buy for sure if they came out here. I’m not sure how we’d go about getting Walkers (Lays here) to bring them over but dang it we totally should. If you’ve ever thought about eating chicken while munching chips..err crisps then these are right up your alley. Final grade A.
Mmmm….Prawn Cocktail!! Now I know it sounds weird, shrimp cocktail chips and all but these things are awesome!!! These are by far my favorite of the batch. I can’t describe the flavor to you adequately, it’s really one of those that you have to try for yourself but trust me these things are yummy!! These babies get an A+!!
Ham and Mustard, well that’s pretty much what they taste like. They were good and definitely a unique flavor sensation but they just didn’t stand out like some of the others did. I wish I could say more about them but what can you say about Ham and Mustard crisps that hasn’t been said? Overall grade C+.
Worcester Sauce, not just a condiment any more!! These were my other favorite flavor. Now I know what your saying “Dan, Worcester Sauce is used for flavoring not on chips, I mean crisps!” and you’d normally be right but if you’ve never had it on chips, grab yourself a bag of plain chips and a bottle of Worcester sauce and give it a go! Ok not really, that would probably taste really nasty, but if you can score a bag of these then give them a go instead! Another solid A+.
Ploughmans….you know I’m not sure exactly what these were supposed to taste like but they were good. They didn’t really stand out like most of the others did. I suppose if I had a frame of reference for these I’d have enjoyed them more. I’ll give them a B just because I can.
What can I say I’m a steak and potato kinda guy (Get it? Steak flavored potato chips? Oh c’mon that’s funny!) Ok bad pun aside this flavor rounded out my top three easily. The onion flavor on these two is pretty mild but still noticeable which makes these damn tasty no matter who you are. Well I suppose they wouldn’t be tasty if you were a vegetarian but what would a vegetarian be doing eating steak flavored chips? Overall grade another A.
The Cheese and Onions are the one I’ve had the most exposure to. After Guise had sent me the ones above another friend of mine went to the UK and while I asked for more Prawn and Worcester Sauce flavored I got these instead. Not that I’m complaining because cheese makes anything taste better, or it does to me. I like the Cheese and Onion well enough but when you’ve got a hankering for Prawn Cocktail they just don’t make the grade.
So while my crisps weren’t as exotic as the ones he subjected his victimneers to I think I had a better experience. I can say for sure that when I tried my “crisps” there were no breaks to run to the loo.
So thank you to Guise for sharing and I apologize that it took me so long to put up my take on your generous gift. I know I didn’t review all the things you sent me but I’ll keep that between you and I. 😉