Well i've been waiting to get my hands on these babies for a long time now. But did they live up to the expectations? Read on fearless fans...
All the way from Cape Town, my good friend Greg has been banging on about Ghost pops for years, but every time he returns home and buys me a pack - they've disappeared from his suitcase as if by magic? Sounds pretty ghostly to me...
These are a Saffa classic that all South Africans will know from their childhood.
They are very monster munch like, so I do feel a little bit of nostalgia attached to them all the same. The texture is very monster munch like, a crisp outer layer with a softer crunch as you go through the crisp, they're thicker than monster munch so takes a little longer for those gnashers to get through. The flavour is the epitome of TANGY.
They're very tomato-ey in a very similar way to tangy toms, but have a fullsome spice underlay - which is subtle but warming. The tomato has a slightly bbq edge to it, and is a really complete flavour that can only be compared closely to tangy toms, but tangy toms are sweeter. I have to hand it to him, they are a good crisp. The packaging is old skool, the bag is big, the name is great and the flavour moreish.
Either buy a ticket to South Africa, or go to the south african shop in Liverpool Street, your choice.
What's that? WOOLWORTHS I hear you shout?
Yes, these came all the way from Cape Town, where Woolworths not only still exists, but is a really posh shop like Marks and Sparks or Waitrose!
Still, it's pretty obvious what these are - a Skips knockoff. But they taste a little different.
They have exactly the same texture as skips, that melts in your mouth, but the flavour is well.. more fishy. Not that the ingredients include actual seafood but I think the difference between these and skips are that they are a lot less sweet and have a lot more soy sauce. Salt is still pretty high and they have a tang to them, but they are a lot more savoury and don't come close to the Classic sweet Skips flavour.
Cape Cod - Sweet Mesquite Barbeque.
Found in Boston.
These crisps are BRIGHT orange all over so putting them in your mouth, you'd think that they would be over flavoured to insanity...
In reality they are incredibly subtle, a slight BBQ tinge and a little sweetness but not much lasting flavour.
The crisp is good with a solid crunch, not too oily.
It's a pretty natural tasting crisp, even though the looks are deceiving.
Personally I prefer a crisp with a bit more balls/ flavour.