Another addition from Mackie's here, and i've been liking the last few flavours I tried, but these ones go back to being pretty dry. Too dry.
Saying that, sat here hungover in my Pyjamas... i've nearly finished the pack. Not sure if it's because I like them or if i'm too lazy to leave the house and eat something real.
No they're definitely not great. Very cardboard like. The flavour is pretty average and not so exciting.
A standard flavour and a dry cardboardy crisp.
Phileas Fogg take on another different style of crisp in the new range, the bubble chips. Which are double cooked and suprisingly, bubbly. They have a mixture light crunch to start then harder as you sink your gnashers in.
This time it's a sticky American BBQ sauce as the flavour. It's sweet and smokey for sure, but what is not described but pictured is the chili. Very much a part of this flavour. It's got a real tang to it that's nicely setoff by the sugar content that makes a sweet BBQ flavour.
The flavour is intense, the crisps are pretty covered in flavouring - so could be a bit sickly if you ate too much.. saying that i've just polished off the whole pack myself.
Really impressed with Mackie's here. They have done a classic really well.
The crunch is perfect, the potato is thick and the flavouring amount has really had some thought put into it.
Salt amount is good and the vinegar is the perfect mixture of sweet and sour. It's got a great tang.
Salt & Vinegar lovers rejoice.
Phileas Fogg cool sour cream & onion
Mexican taco rolls.
Mmm creamy! I'd say Doritos cool original but a little creamier.
Crisp is a really interesting shape. Taco rolls are pretty crunchy and have a very similar consistency to Doritos. They make for great dipping tools.
Really like these. New range from Phileas Fogg is looking really impressive.
Scotch Bonnet is supposed to be the infamously spicy Scottish Chilli pepper, so these should hurt a bit.
Luckily they don't, but the flavour they've got here is pretty unique. Sure there's Chilli there, but there's a lot more to it, and being insanely spicy obviously wasn't the main objective for them. Sure there's a little burn a few minutes later, but it's slight.
The flavour here is extremely smoky, and has been pumped with a lot of different ingredients including tomato, garlic, onion, cayenne, coriander, aniseed, Coconut, cumin, oregano, parsley, paprika and of course chilli.
I'm still not massive fans of the dryness of Mackie's but overall i'm quite impressed with these. A real smoky Chilli with a lasting, intense flavour. Real warming flavour, great for our cold non-existent spring.
mmmm! I'm so impressed!
Real crisps have always done pretty well in my books, but i'm really loving their new flavour - Pepperoni.
First off it's a good crisp, good amount of crunch from a non oily potato but with a flavouring that isn't too dry.
The Pepperoni flavouring is perfect, you could easily crunching down on a really thin overdone pepperoni off an american pizza. Which is amazing considering these are vegatarian crisps! A lot goes into the ingredients to make them what they are: Tomato, Paprika, Onion, Garlic, Parsley, Carrot, Oregano, Thyme, Fennel (you can't taste it don't worry), Cayenne, Liquorice, black pepper (lots of that).
Crisp of the month, 9/10
Ok, so as trashy crisps go - these are up there with the wrongest. These are like the pot noodle of the crisp world.
Still, I have room in my taste buds for them. There is a lot of flavouring on these beasts and there's nothing hiding how much oil and orange colouring are on them. They're very cheesy and have a big worcester sauce tang.
Both of these I like and together although is maybe a bit sickly, works for me. The worcester sauce is strong, stronger than walkers' flavour and it is the lasting flavour in your mouth afterwards.
Wouldn't be an every day flavour for me, more of a drunken late night takeaway than a classy dinner party.
TGI Fridays - cheddar & sour cream potato skins.
I wasn't sure whether to put these in the around the world section or the reviews. I found them in Boston Airport, but a good while ago they used to be available in the UK and I loved them then so they're going into reviews even though second taste was in the US.
These are actually made from the skins of the potato, and so they have an excellent crunch to them, one side of the crisp is dark and one is light.
The flavour is intense and full. The cheddar is strong and the sour cream adds a nice creamy touch.
Salt content is maybe a little high but it's a good tasty crisp with an excellent crunch