Product Type: McCoys Snacks
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What a Flavour!
McCoy's Cheddar & Onion
Member Name: debbie12345
McCoy's Cheddar & Onion
Advantages: Great strong flavour
Disadvantages: Lingers on your breath for hours after eating
On the whole, I'm not really a crisp person. I'd far prefer a bar of chocolate than a packet of crisps but on the odd occasion that I fancy a more savoury snack, it's for these McCoy's that I reach. The more I've had them the more I've grown to like them and these are fast becoming my guilty pleasure.
McCoys are sold as part of a six pack, multipack of 32 gram bags and can be bought from most major supermarkets. It's rare to find these sold individually other than in vending machines but that does mean that you've always got a packet spare which comes in very handy as these are seriously moreish.
The packet is decorate in a gold, black and green colour scheme which immediately identifies them as being cheese and onion flavour. None of this putting cheese and onion in a blue packet (ie. Walkers), we all know blue is for salt and vinegar and green is for cheese and onion. The bags are made of foil which allows these crisps to retain maximum freshness.
In each shiny packet is a pretty decent amount of crisps. Each one is ridge cut and rather thick. I would estimate them to be about four times thicker than your average crisp which makes them quite satisying and they will certainly stave off hunger pangs as a mid morning snack. The only other observation I would like to mention with regards to appearance is that in some packs there tend to be quite a few crisps with black bits where the potatoes haven't had any eyes cut off. Occasionally I have had to discard the odd crisp due to it being quite yucky looking but this is quite rare and it's only one crisp out of a whole packet.
One of the best features of these crisps is their colour. Each one is an orangey colour which immediately identifies them as having loads of flavouring on them. Being the childish person that I am, I often leave the ones that have the most flavour on until last so I can savour the taste for longer and see the packet out with a bang. (Reading that back I do seem incredibly sad, but hey ho, each to their own!)
Without question, these are the most flavoursome crisps I have ever tasted. I kid you not. The flavour on these crisps is strong! A perfect balance between the cheese and the onion, every mouthful has your taste buds screaming out for more. I find that after having one packet I'm always left wanting another which is testament to their delicious taste. I often find crisps to be really bland and quite lacking in flavour but these are very highly seasoned.
Whilst a good strong flavour is undoubtedly a good thing, it's also worth pointing out that this does linger in your mouth for ages so probably not the best snack to have before a big job interview or a potential snog.
These crisps have an excellent crunch although it's worth pointing out that there is the occasional crisp that appears hard rather than crispy if you know what I mean.
Nutritionally these crisps seem about average. Each pack contains 165 calories and despite being advertised as having 30% less fat, they do still contain 9.8g. Whilst this does seem rather a lot, it's worth noting that these amounts are not significantly higher than your average pack of Walkers and considering they are far more filling than other brands of crisps perhaps not as bad as it initially seems.
At £1.69 for a pack of six, I would consider these to be reasonably good value for money. However, they are often on sale whether it be as part of a buy one get one free promotion or money off. In fact they are currently on sale in Tesco for the bargain price of £1.00 so there's no better time to give them a go.
On the whole, I would definitely reccomend these crisps on the grounds of their strong flavour and high satisfaction value. That said, I would suggest these to be more suitable as an adult snack as the flavour may possibly be too strong for a child's tastes. I've awarded these 4 out of 5 stars with one star deducted for the whiffy breath you are left with afterwards that even the strongest of mints will fail to mask.
Summary: A reasonably priced, tasty snack. Well worth a go.