“ Brand: Asda / Type: Crisps/Snacks „
Deciding to venture beyond my usual Walkers multipacks, I decided that I would give these crisps a try and I am now hooked on them.
The flavours are unique and are diverse in terms of taste. My favourite has to be the Wiltshire Ham and Wholegrain Mustard. As a great fan of Brannigan's ham and mustard, I was keen to try Asda's version. I often find that the mustard flavouring in Brannigan's to be slightly intense and I was relieved to discover that this was not the case with the present crisps. These give just the right balance between both flavours, so that one does not overpower the other.
All of the flavours are delicious in their own unique way and I love them all!
The only down side to these scrumptious crisps is that the packaging cannot be recycled and as someone who likes to do their bit for the environment, I hope that Asda sort this out in the future.
Consequently, now I am becoming accustomed to the finer things in life, well at least when it comes to crisps anyway!
Asda's Extra Special version of Kettle Chips in individual packets basically.
This particular variety comes in "meaty" flavours: steak and pepper, ham and mustard and honey barbeque.
The price tag is certianly more Asda than Kettle Chip - at £1.60 for a pack of 6 bags. And a good selection of flavours too. Much better than the oligatory bacon, chicken and steak and onion that you usually get in "meaty" variety packs.
The strength of the flavours are not strong, they are certianly not as flavoursome as Kettle, and lack that extra crispy cruch. These have a harder texture to them. But at less than 30p a bag, you cannot expect miracles. That being said, they are tasty enough for my liking, but those who like the strong crisps (like Brannigans and McCoys) then perhaps these are not for you.
The crisps are clearly of the handcooked vareity and genuinely have the appearance of having been cut from potatoes rather than some constitued mash of some sort. Of course you will get some darker bits in these more natural crisps, so perhaps kids will find these less appealing.
The packets have that slight waxy texture that all handcooked crisps seem to come in, and Asda are genuinely competing against other supermarket versions of Kettle, and they are doing a good job!