Found these in Israel.
They are crunchy pitta bread pieces with the flavouring of Hyssop.
What? You don't know Hyssop? Neither did I...
Apparently it's a 'biblical herb' from the middle east. It's pretty earthy and goes damn well with humous.
Crisp connoisseurs experienced in pitta bread crisps will a sharp painful memory of eating too quick and scratching the hell out of their gums. Be warned, never eat a pitta bread crisp with haste or a handful. They will make you suffer.
The suffering is because they just had so much crunch, these are solid crisps - perfect for dipping.
Saying that, without the dip they are a bit so-so.
An interesting flavour none the less, thankyou Isr
Found in Venice, big thick ridged crunchy potato crisps cooked in olive oil.
The flavour here is tomato and basil, referencing the flavour of the Italians' best dish, pizza. Boy have I had a lot of pizza... These crisps do it justice, the sweet tomato and the herby basil, strong in flavour like they've had basil frotted against them for hours on end.
Found in Venice, Italy.
Pretty plain crisps but done well, a good amount of crunch, a little greasy with a good amount of salt. Quite similar to Pom-bears.
Found in Tallinn, Estonia.
Usually when crisp makers try to do a cheap version of frazzles, it doesn't work out for the best. They're usually dry, and stale to the taste but these have been done really well, really crispy with the texture of quavers. The flavouring is really smoky and sweet. The flavouring hints at chilli but can't find that anywhere in my mouth??
Really impressed with these.
Funny Frisch you sexy beast you. Delivering me bacon excellence in the form of a crisp.
These came from Austria and the German makers have done bacon proud.
I love my bacon full flavoured, smoky and salty. Kessel chips evoke this and more, the crunch is so big like a well done rasher. The smokiness is intense and smooth. The salt levels just right, and a truly addictive flavour the crisps are thin but strong and have great . Fully recommended and approved by the nation of the crisp.
Found in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nyam' Chom', also known as roast goat.
Quite surprised I have to say, roast goat is an excellent flavour! It's a really smoky steaky flavour with a hint of chilli.
Crisp is a nice crunchy ridged cut with the right amount of salt, not too greasy.
According to the back, they taste like 50 years of freedom! ... ??? They also warn you to 'be sure to keep the peace'. Interesting!
Well done Kenya.
Found in Norway. And boy am I glad I did!
I've seen plenty of mixed crisps packets before in the US and I've always felt like there's going to be one of them that's not up to standard. Mostly because the ones in America include a pretzel and that is just not meant to be in with crisps, it's a separate savoury snack. Controversial as it may be..
These are excellent. They are exactly the same flavour as Doritos' tangy cheese, which is great, nice and evenly spread seasoning; they taste great on each type of crisp. One is a bugle, one is a Dorito and one is a hollowed straw with the right amount of crunch.
Thank you Norway, you've done good.
Merry Christmas crisp lovers!!!
Hope you've had an excellently crispalicious year, and here's to another year of treats of the crunchy variety.
To celebrate the festive season, here's a little treat for you from the states courtesy of Chip Review.
You may remember a couple of months back, that I got sent the new sweet range from Pringles, they got a lot of press due to some pretty interesting flavours. SEE HERE.
With that in mind - allow me to introduce white chocolate peppermint. Not quite sure what these are supposed to portray as i've never heard of a peppermint candy cane made out of white chocolate! Still, they're pretty interesting.. in a kind of 'wow that's disgusting but it tastes like it should' way.
It's a white chocolate version of the mint choc ones. They're disgusting but a hell of a novelty.. and heck they do taste like white chocolate and peppermint.. so well done I guess??
Still, they're a 2/10 all the way to the bank, and a 7/10 for novelty value.
Hope everyone has an excellent Christmas & new year, keep tuned for crisp reviews and new crisp news!
Found in Norway.
Well these looked like they'd be a lot better than the are.
The crisps are a little soft, they could do with a bit longer in the fryer. The flavour that I was hoping to be a fiesta in my mouth, this is more like an awkwardly empty gathering with not enough wine.
Slight hint of paprika & tomato, which I usually love, but this is just a full version of it. I think there might be a slight hint of chilli somewhere but I'm gonna need more than a slight nudge, a full on shove please Kim.
A disappointing 3/10
Found in the Fjords of Norway.
Square tortilla chips? Well I never!
These corn crisps have been done well, a good solid crunch to a good standard. Little crunchier than Doritos, more similar to the Kettle chips' range of tortillas.
Flavour is an interesting mix. Haven't had the sweetness of BBQ put together with the creaminess of sour cream before. There's also a nice hint of chilli in these..
It works pretty well, the salt levels are good, the flavour stays the same thoughout the pack and you're able to pick out the two flavours well.
Like mixing ketchup with mayo- it works.