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.