“What’s New Pussycat? Well, these crisps for starters. They’re a flavour not seen before in snack format as far as I’m aware and at time of writing they don’t even appear as part of REAL crisps’ range on their website.
I really love the design of the packet though. For those not up to speed with their traditional British foodstuffs, Welsh Rarebit is ‘… a dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices (or other pieces) of toasted bread, or the hot cheese sauce may be served in a chafing dish like a fondue, accompanied by sliced, toasted bread.’ So in short, everyone’s favourite ‘late-night-post-pub-didn’t-get-to-the-kebab-shop-in-time’ cooked snack, cheese on toast! And these are endorsed and flavoured no less by the Powerful brand version Welsh cheddar specialists, Collier’s.
“As you might expect then, these crisps are definitely one for those who like to dabble in a spot of fromage and certainly It’s not Unusual to find me time to time chowing down on chipped off chunks of cheddar. However, I’m not altogether sure you’d find these crisps in my Green, Green Grass of Home.
The crisp texture itself is as I would expect from REAL crisps, thick and crunchy, so no complaints there. My issue is with the potent cheese taste which is more overpowering than powerful and I struggled somewhat with the strength of the flavour which packs a punch that Welsh miner and packet cover star ‘Rhondda Rodders’ would have been proud of I’m sure. For me, it’s not that it’s TOO CHEESY (this is Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar after all) but that it was too dry and powdery. And, like a kiss from an ex-girlfriend that you didn’t know wanted you back, it lingers in your mouth longer than expected. If you queso crazy you might want to try but a step too far for me. Mama Told Me not to eat too many crisps.
PS. Apologies to Sir Tom Jones.
Stevo, Crisp Nation