However, should Walkers, owners of the Squares brand they bought from previous snack giants Smiths in the UK, decide to broaden their flavour range for Squares then these crisps provide a fine example why they absolutely could, but also why they probably won’t.
If you’re a fan of curries you’ll probably have a favourite style of that Indian-English cuisine, be Tandoori dishes with that clay oven taste, a nice hot Madras, a cheeky classic Balti or maybe even a creamy mild Korma. Not often does one opt for a generic curry, though those do seem to exist on restaurant menus, generally though as a base sauce to accompany of a Biriyani.
These though, possibly in a bid to cover all options, and by doing so not really give itself a stand out USP, are just that a generic curry flavour. I guess German currywurst fans might take exception to such remarks.
Not as overpowering as you might expect when you first take a bite the flavour does certainly linger on the tongue. They’re probably best enjoyed with a nice cold bottle of your common or garden lager which is a shame as they’re proudly made in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) which is of course a dry country with no alcohol available, or at least not to native residents.
They’re certainly square shape as you would bloomin’ well hope given the name. And they definitely have a good crunch, as you might expect of the Squares enjoyed back in blighty but there is something just a little bit odd about the flavour you’re biting into. Not nasty per se but just something a little distracting. I’m not sure what. I’m sure it’s nothing to do with the proud stamp the pack it bears declaring it to be a Winner of an American Award for Quality in 1998, suggesting these were marketed for the tastes of another century!
Basically, they’re alright. But as much as I love a good Rogan Josh, curry crisps have never done it for me although normal Squares have. 4/10.