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As a crisp lover (and specifically chilli flavoured crisps) I always like to try out different kinds. I was quite pleased on a recent visit to Tesco when I noticed that Kettle chips have made a new one!
They already have sweet chilli and it has been out for a while, but these are spicy chilli. My problem when I try chilli crisps is usually that they are not as good as Walkers Sensations Thai sweet chilli but that is normally because they aren't as strong....Kettle crisps are the exception!
I was so happy when I had my first one and I instantly noticed how strong they were, they put quite a tingle in your mouth, so if you don't like spicy foods then I'd say give this a miss.
The crisps are hand cooked, which apparently makes them healthier. It also makes them look like they are totally drenched in oil, I don't mind this at all, but it could put some people off. The back of the pack does say that they only use sunflower oil though. You can see little bits of herbs/spices quite clearly on the crisps.
The packaging for the crisps is extremely simple. They come in a purple pack and have "Kettle Ridge Crisps" written in large white letters and then have a very simple picture of a chilli. The pack size I bought was 150g. I am not sure if you can buy them in a smaller size or not as you are able to do with other Kettle crisps. I got them for £1 in Tesco which I think is good value, but this is on offer, they are normally £1.69 which I think is extremely expensive and for the amount of crisps you get in there it is even more expensive. It isn't a small bag, but at the same time it isn't as big as the Walkers Sensations bag of equivalent price. I enjoyed these crisps so much though that I will be buying them again, even though they are so expensive.
They are suitable for vegetarians and the ingredients are as follows:
Select potatoes, sunflower oil, spicy chilli seasoning (sugar, natural flavouring (contains wheat, barley and soya), dried garlic, dried onion, dried tomato, sea salt, ground cayenne, coconut milk powder (coconut, tapioca maltodextrin, milk protein), yeast extract, dried red pepper, dried parsley, chilli powder (ground chilli, ground cumin, salt, dried oregano, dried garlic), ground coriander, ground star anise, paprika extract, chilli extract, capsicum extract).
They are also different to normal kettle crisps because these ones have ridges (or crinkle cut as they can also be known). I like this because it makes the crisps crispier.
The pack contains nutritional information for a 40g serving, so make sure you take note that its 40g if you are eating the entire 150g bag like I did.
Upon eating a second pack of these I didn't like them as much. They are stronger than Walkers Sensations yes, but for pure taste you can't beat Walkers. The Kettle Ridge crisps are currently on offer in Tesco though, a special introductory offer of £1 per bag.