But, being the season it is, it seems fitting to be trying out these couple of festive flavours as they're not your usual crisp pairing.
First off is pigs in blankets, and as I thought would be the case- they're pretty much a smokey bacon.
The salt levels are high as you'd expect from pigs in blankets and bacon.. But what I feel they've done well here is an after tang of paprika & bay leaf. Leaving a kind of peppery Lincolnshire sausage type vibe that I wasn't expecting. The crisps have a suspiciously kettle chips like crunch and texture to them, which is of course great.
If they were to make my crisp list: 8/10
That's right it's Salted Caramel flavour crisps - NOT MADE IN THE US!! A shocking flavour from a UK crisp maker..
High in novelty value - but also extremely high in VOM value.
They really do taste like salted caramel... which is SUCH a bad thing!!! blueeuuughghghgg I dare anyone to get through a whole packet of these monstrosities!!
Last up are from M&S and Highland Burgundy Red British Potato Crisps... Red and white crisps that been lightly salted.
Not so exciting then for these! There's a reason why red potatoes don't get used.. they're a bit bland. Their tones are reminiscent of parsnips in a very subtle way. Salt is very low so that's the main flavour here.
They've got good crunch at least, but to look at - pretty gross!