“ Brand: McCoy's / Type: Snacks „
I have to say that I am a big fan of the Ham and Mustard flavour McCoy's crisps. These crisps are ridge cut and really thick and crispy. I don't have them with my lunch every day but they are great for a meaty treat.
McCoy's state that these Man Crisps are the ultimate ridge cut potato chips with full impact flavours. Cooked using a unique recipe, the thick ridges hold more flavour to deliver a really satisfying taste.
McCoy's boast that these crisps are made with a blend of sunflower and vegetable oil. In 2007 McCoy's contained 30% less saturated fat than in 2006. Now they have reduced the saturated fat by a further 30% compared with 2008 levels.
Ingredients: Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (21%), Vegetable Oil (9%), Roast Ham and Mustard Flavour (Flavourings, Dried Whey, Salt, Dextrose, Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, E635; Sugar, Potassium Chloride, Maltodextrin, Colour: Paprika Extract, Dried Yeast Extract, Mustard Extract).
These crisps contain milk, wheat and mustard and are produced on a line handling soya, gluten.
These really are 'Man Crisps' as they are much thicker that the normal crisps. They are packed with flavour, it is nice to have a ham and mustard flavour rather that a beef and mustard. Although rather that ham, it is more live a Smokey bacon flavour. The mustard has a nice kick to it too, it's a real English mustard taste. You can see by looking at the crisps that they are full of flavour as you can easily see they are coated in the flavour mix.
The individual bags contain 35g of crisps and cost around 55p, with the packets in the multipacks containing 32g. Each bag contains around 166 calories and 9.8g of fat (2.0g of that being saturated).
To conclude: if you are looking for a hearty and filling bag of crisps you cannot go wrong with a bag of McCoy's, especially with there really tasty flavours, but if you are on a diet or cutting down these are not the lowest fat crisps, but as they say the nicer they taste the more fattening they are!
I thought McCoys had stopped making these Roast Ham And Mustard crisps because I've not seen them in ages, none of the shops by me have been selling them but when I was in Warwick the other day I popped into a newsagents for a drink and they had a box of them next to the till. I brought 10 packs because I love them so much and wanted to take some home with me as well as eat a bag in the car!
They are delish, one of the best crisp flavours ever I reckon and loads better than the mega harsh Brannigans version of this flavour.
You can taste the ham AND the mustard in these crisps, the ham comes through as a sweet meatiness and there is also a bit of a smoky flavour to them. The mustard is quite strong and makes your mouth feel a bit hot after you've eaten a few, that doesn't put me off eating them though because it's not a horrible sensation.
The crisps have got a bit of a creamy flavour and I know that sounds mad but if you've ever had this flavour you'll know what I mean. I think it's because of the mix of the hot mustard and the sweet ham and it's a lovely combination of flavours.
These are typical Mc Coys crisps in texture and are thick and mega crunchy. The deep ridges in each crisp hold onto the flavours and if you're patient enough to lick all the flavouring powder from between the grooves then you'll get the best out of them. The crisps underneath all the flavour are yummy too, they've got a nice potato flavour and have been cooked lovely. They're not madly greasy but your hands will get a bit mucky after you've eaten a bag of these because the flavouring sticks to them quite badly.
These were 57p a bag and that's a bit of a rip off for crisps, it's one of them things though because I love these McCoys that much that I don't give a crap about the cost. As Cheryl Cole says, I'm worth it! lol
When it comes to crisps I enjoy many different brands and flavours but one of my favourites right now is the roast ham and mustard offering from McCoy`s, I have to say that these have a bit of a bacony flavour to them so perhaps the flavour is not exactly described but whatever they are delicious.
A 35g packet of these will set you back around the 55p mark, I guess this will fluctuate depending on where you buy them but they will be around that price mark. The packet is red gold and black and very easy to spot.
The taste as I mentioned is a bit more like bacon than ham but then many will say bacon and ham are very similar any way so perhaps it's just me, the mustard is nice and definitely noticeable but certainly not too strong.
As with any McCoy`s crisps, the texture and crunch is just right and the foil packaging ensures that you are getting a top quality, fresh product every time.
Sadly as with all crisps and even more so with these the calorie count and fat content makes poor reading so these have to be enjoyed in moderation to avoid piling on the pounds.
NUTRITIONAL INFO PER 35g BAG:
Calories - 178
Carbohydrates - 17.9g
Fat - 10.3g
Of which saturates - 2.2g
As you well know McCoys crisps are real jaw breakers!
They are great big hunky chunky potato snacks. They are big, thick and ridged and come in a variety of flavours. Whatever flavour you buy, you are guaranteed a treat and the McCoy's Roast Ham and Mustard Crisps are no exception to this rule.
Now let us talk about the flavour: when you first put one of these in your mouth, you are going to feel the sear of the mustard. That is right; feel it rather than taste it. Once that hot feeling settles down you then get a flavour coming, an actual taste of mustard and eventually the ham flavour peeps its head through.
With each crisp that you eat, this same cycle occurs each time: the heat, the mustard taste, then the mild ham flavour. I would risk saying that perhaps the ham flavour isn't as mild as you think, it is just that the mustard is so strong that it masks any ham flavour till the last minute.
These do feel fatty and greasy, and after two packs you can feel a little full. Let me mention at this point that I adore crisps and one packet is not enough for me. When I fancy a bag of crisps, it usually means I eat two bags.
Where I do only eat one bag it is generally when I have a crisp sandwich. McCoy's Roast Ham and Mustard Crisps are absolutely delicious between two slices of any type of bread, with some lettuce and some salad cream. I do find McCoys a bit tough in the mouth, and what I tend to do, in this instance, is crumble them up into crumbs and sprinkle into the salad cream.
This is really is a tasty treat, and makes what would otherwise seem like just another boring bag of crisps, or just another boring lettuce sandwich into something a bit special.
Oooh these are nice. I love McCoys, especially the meaty ones.
I've been a crisp addict for many a year - in fact my husband still refers to the fact that I was late to meet him once when we were getting to know each other because I got distracted by a corner shop and was 'browsing the crisps'. If I am late anywhere now he's always asking if that's what I've been doing.
These remind me of Brannigans ham and mustard, the only 2 proper crisp companies that make nice ham and mustard in my view. I'm not sure that they do taste of ham, more like savoury mustard (I know that mustard isn't sweet, but still) - still they are delicious and do have a strong flavour, probably helped by the famous McCoy ridges, which you can often see the coating on.
These are particularly good value when in a multipack which is on supermarket special offer - you get 2 x ham and mustard, 2 x sweet chili chicken 2 x flame grilled steak. Often these are about £1 for 6 packets, an absolute bargain when they can be upwards of 50p a pack individually.
One query - I'm unsure why these are marketed as men's crisps? Not as aggressively as Yorky bars but they are targetted at men. I love these, I expect a lot of crisp loving chicks do, but perhaps we eat them in secret?
This weeks Co-op special ofer was a six-pack of McCoys meat crisps. I gave in to the demonic daughters nagging for a packet without without paying too much attention to the flavours. You can't go wrong with meat can you?
They couldn't wait to rip open the multipack and munch away. Being girls they went straight for the fuschia pink packs. There was a slightly spicy aroma on opening them but nothing untoward. The rippled crisps whooshed straight into their mouths and were followed seconds later with cries of urgh these are disgusting. What they actually meant was mummy we don't like mustard and these are definately mustard flavoured although in a rather moreish way. Theres a tang of mustard followed by a remarkably bacon like taste and a crunch to the very thick crisps. Once you've eaten a pack you feel like you've actually had a snack unlike thinner crisps where you're loking for another packet just to finish off. Perhaps thats because at 32g per pack these are bigger than most.
As an accidental purchase these were a definate success for the mustard lovers in our household and one I'll be making again very soon.
I was in Morrisons for my weekly shop strolling down the crisp aisle looking for something tasty. I get bored of having the same crisps over and over again so it was time for me to mix it up and go for something different. I came across a multipack of McCoys Ridge Cut crisps. There was 6 packets in the multipack containing 2 Roast Ham and Mustard, 2 Flame Grilled Steak & 2 Thai Sweet Chicken. And whats more they were on offer at £1.00. Bargain.
My favourite sandwich just happens to be ham and mustard so when McCoys brought out the Roast Ham and Mustard I had to give them a go.
The packet is pink in colour and has the main McCoy logo across the front so theres no mistake who the manufacturers are. It states on the front that there is a further 30% less sat fat than previously and still has the same great taste.
The actual crisps are ridge cut potato crisps that are quite thick and crunchy which gives the crisps a nice texture. The flavour is also extremely nice. You can taste the Roast Ham quite clearly and the mustard is what gives the flavour a bit of a kick. All in all the two flavours actually compliment one another . I find that some crisps have one flavour that overpowers the other and makes it kind of obsolete but with the Roast Ham and Mustard this is not the case. They go very well together and you get to enjoy the full flavour.
Potatoes, sunflower oil (21%), vegetable oil (9%), Roast Ham and Mustard flavouring.
Also contains: wheat, mustard and are produced on a line handling soya and gluten.
McCoys crisps are made with a blend of sunflower and vegetable and since 2006 the saturated fat level has been reduced by 60%.
In each packet of 32g there is 166 kcal, 9.8g of fat, 0.9g of sugar, 2.3g of protein and 0.2g of sodium.
This brand of crisp is actually one of my favourite, there not too unhealthy compared to some other crisps out there and they taste great. They dont leave your fingers feeling particularly greasy when you've finished, the crisps are always a decent size and too date I have never come across any dodgy ones.
I would recommend these crisps to any one who likes quality. Each of the flavours in the McCoy range are just as good. You'll never be disappointed at the level of flavour. McCoys can be purchased at supermarkets on there own or in multipacks. I'm not sure how much single packets cost but my pack of 6 cost £1.
I bought a multi pack of six McCoy's crisps form Morrison's for £1 on promotion. The meaty pack contains two packs of sweet chicken chilli, Flame grilled steak and Roast Ham and mustard.
I have decided to review the one flavour and chose the ham and mustard.
These are not available individually only as part of a multi pack.
The packaging is foil sealed which a few years ago was advertised as increasing freshness but most crisps are now sealed in these bags.
I do tend to think that the packaging does seems to be aimed geared towards men than women. It does state on the pack a further 30% less fat but it still has 9.8 g of fat per bag so still an extremely high fat content crisps. They contain 166 calories per bag. If you check out the website it supports my perspective that the packaging is masculine. It has a pub, man quiz, trivia game and there is no nutritional information on the site.
When you open the bag the smell does not in any way remind me of ham and mustard. The crisps are ridges and thicker than the average crisp and are a nice golden colour.
When I bit into it did have a crunch and a real kick. I did expect it to taste a little like Smokey bacon but this was completely dismissed. I would label the crisps as mustard crisps as I couldn't really taste any ham although I did like the flavour. The crisps does really remind me of English mustard which I love if you don't you will hate these crisps.
The only thing I wasn't so keen on is that they do taste greasier than normal crisps.
The bag is very satisfying and I don't need anything after them but then I am a not a man.
This is the one flavour I save till my son is in bed so that I don't have to share.
I would highly recommend these if you fancy something different and filling however if you are dieting these are quite high in calories and fat compared to many other crisps.
I LOVE McCoy's crisps. They are so chunky and substantial! They seem to be more filling than other crisps and you seem to get more in a bag. I like all the flavours but particularly love the meaty flavours and Roast Ham and Mustard are probably one of my ultimate favourites.
You can buy McCoy's Roast Ham and Mustard crisps either as a single packet or as part of a McCoy's 'Meaty' variety multi-pack. A single pack costs around 50p and the meaty multi-pack costs £1.51 in Tesco. Each meaty multi-pack contains 6 bags of crisps (2 Roast Ham & Mustard, 2 Flame Grilled Steak, 2 BBQ Chicken). So they are a bit more expensive than a lot of other crisps. It's good when they are on offer - Tesco currently have a 'buy one get one free' offer on McCoy's multi-packs so you get 12 packets for £1.51 which is a bit more of a bargain!
The Roast Ham and Mustard packaging is quite simple and classic looking with a purple background and 'The Real McCoy's Ridge Cut' written on the front in shiny black and gold. The back of the packet is quite busy with information - it emphasises the marketing of the crisps as 'man crisps' as well as showing all of the necessary nutritional info, ingredients, storage instructions and a reminder to eat a balanced diet and get exercise!
When you open up a packet of Roast Ham and Mustard you can smell them immediately. They smell almost spicy but very meaty also. The smell is so tantalising it actually makes my taste buds tingle! The actual crisps are a nice golden colour, look chunky and have ridges which 'holds more flavour' according to the packet.
The crisps are thick in texture, perfectly crunchy and with plenty of substance. When biting into one for the first time you can taste the meaty taste. As it is roasted ham it is a bit different to any other flavour. It's a cross between bacon and smoked ham. You also taste the lovely tang of the mustard which actually is like mustard. This brings a lovely hot and slightly spicy flavour to the crisps, which goes beautifully with the meaty taste. However the mustard isn't overpowering and there is just the right of it so you can still taste the smokiness of the meat. I think these crisps taste quite realistic and nothing like anything else around and McCoy's are great at creating such unusual and distinct flavours. Each and every one of these crisps is coated in plenty of flavour so you get crisps packed full of strong and delicious taste. Unfortunately this makes me crave more than one packet!
Even more unfortunately, they are probably not the best crisps to have more than one pack of! The nutritional information per 32g bag is as follows: 166 calories, 9.8g fat, 2.0g saturates, 0.2g sodium. But they are thicker, more flavoursome and better quality than a lot of crisps plus they are more filling. So they can easily be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet (if you can resist having more than one packet at a time!!) They have also improved the recipe to make them more healthy and these crisps contain 30% less saturated fat than in 2006.
Overall, these crisps are gorgeous. Ok so they are a bit pricier and slightly more calorific than other crisps but they are beautiful quality, full of flavour and more satisfying. Highly recommended.
Last night I had a bout of the munchies and decided to see what my partner had in the way of crisps. I don't usually eat many crisps, not because I don't like them, I do like them but perhaps too much. I see crisps as an occasional treat as they are really a waste of calories and fat.
In my partner's stash he had some McCoy's Roast Ham and Mustard crisps which I know for a fact he doesn't like but I assume must have been in the multipack we bought at Heron last weekend at 99p for six. Deciding these were the best option for me and I wouldn't get a telling off for eating his favourites I sat down with my bag of McCoy's.
The first thing I have to say is I'm in the camp of didn't they used to be bigger packets? I noticed when I opened the bag there didn't seem to be many crisps in there these days, probably no more than a packet of normal crisps and that's not how I remember McCoy's being, I remember them having far more crisps than other brands.
Still now they were open there was no turning back! McCoy's crisps are thicker than ordinary crisps and crinkle cut which seems to make them tastier. The thickness makes them really crunchy and more substantial than crisps and the ridges hold the flavouring. These particular Roast Ham and Mustard flavour seem to be tinged a slight pink colour.
I could smell the mustard, not too strongly but it was there and a faint whiff of ham too. As far as taste goes the mustard is stronger than the ham flavour but it's not so strong it burns your mouth, just a noticeable tang. The ham is not as strong as I'd like and I'd prefer it to be smoked ham rather than roast but it can just be tasted.
I finished the pack in a few minutes and decided to see how many naughty calories I'd eaten. This 32g packet supplied me with 166 calories, 9.8g fat, 17.1g carbohydrates of which a tiny 0.9g sugars, 0.2g sodium and 1.2g fibre. Not bad on the calories and sugar really but 9.8g fat is a huge amount for such a small snack.
I also asked my partner why he didn't like this flavour as he likes the others and he replied they taste nothing like ham and mustard. Fair enough, they don't taste like a ham and mustard sandwich and he is used to smoked ham rather than the milder flavour of roast ham but I see what he's saying, they don't taste very realistic.
Overall though I quite like them. They are mildly filling and the flavour isn't too bad. I probably won't eat crisps of any variety again for weeks so the memory of these will have to suffice! Worth a try if you like chunky crinkle cut crisps with a lot of flavouring in the ridges but don't expect them to taste like a ham and mustard sandwich.
Working through a multi-pack of various McCoy's crisps that came though my door the other day (and managing to eat 6 bags in 1 day!) I couldn't wait to try these cos I'd never tried this particular flavour before. Not only are these crisps available in 6 multi bags for about £1.59 and 32g in weight per bag, they are also available in 35g bags individually that are about 55p a bag (in most decent supermarkets etc).
My 32g red, gold and black silver bag on the front tells me they are 'The Real McCoy's' and that they are ridge cut, Roast Ham & Mustard Flavour Ridge Cut Potato Chips and they contain less than 30% but contain the same great taste. On the back I'm told a bit about the product, ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information and weight is listed, contact details for McCoy's are given, the best before date is stamped on and finally there is a bar-code on display. Nice enough, serious but quality bag.... this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bag....
Roast Ham & Mustard McCoy's crisps are the ultimate ridge cut potato chips with full impact flavours. Cooked using a unique recipe, the thick ridges hold more flavour to deliver a really satisfying taste.
The Crisps Themselves....
Opening the bag you are immediately met with a smoked bacon smell. The crisps in appearance are thick potato crisps with deep ridges in them and a really lovely golden colour that look great quality. You can't see any 'flavour' as such on the crisps and they appear moist and appear to have a slight grease content to them.
Taste wise.... well as I had anticipated they taste as they smell and that's of smoky bacon flavour really. They are really nice, heavy flavoured and they taste meaty and slightly smoky. There is a real taste of English mustard to these as well. It's not hot and there isn't a heavy content of it but it does give a slight hotness to the crisps overall and make the lips slightly tingle during eating them.
Love em! Full of flavour, crunchy,deep and potatoey these are of course a snack but do fill a gap at the same time. They don't leave a nasty after-taste either and I just really do rate them highly!
Milk, Wheat, Mustard.
Produced on a line handling Soya, Gluten.
Nutritional Information Per 32g Bag....
of which is sugars: 0.9g
of which is saturates 2.0g
I love Mc Coys crisps in general, they always taste so flavoured and actually are filling even though they have that 'more' factor in my opinion.
You can buy Mc Coys Roast Ham and Mustard crisps in packs of 6 for around £1.50, or 50p seperatly, so they arent the cheapest crisps on the market, though in my opinion they do taste the best.
Mc Coys Roast Ham and Mustard Crisps however are my favourite of them all, though I am not sure if they taste like Roast Ham and Mustard, as they seem to lack a mustard taste, however I am not a fan of mustard so I wouldnt like them if this flavour was over powering. They do taste like roast ham though, they have a lovely almost smokey meat taste and always leave you thinking 'should I have another bag', not because they havent cured your hunger, just because they taste so good.
Mc Coys Roast Ham and Mustard Crisps contain milk, wheat, mustard and are produced on a line handling soya, gluten. So if you have any allergies its best that you avoid these crisps.
These ridge cut potato chips now have 30% less saturated fat too, which makes them an even more irresistable treat, however dont let this trick you into thinking that they are healthy, the nutritional values are as follows:
Per Bag (32g)
2.0g of (which saturates)
So as you can see these crisps are probably best kept as a treat as they are quite fatty and the calorie s per bag is quite high, though not much higher than any other bag of crisps.
These crisps are refered to as 'Man Crisps' though Im a girl and I can handle them and think they taste great.
According to their website, The Real McCoy's ridge cut crisps were designed and built with men in mind to give a substantial and involving eat that could satisfy the male appetite using real potatoes with real food flavour. Rest assured though girls, we can eat these crisps and are definitely worthy to do so too although my husband and I always have a laugh when I reach for a packet and he says, "no you can't eat them, they are for men only!"
McCoys are produced in the UK by United Biscuits. According to their website they are now the third biggest brand in the bagged snacks market with 5 million packs being consumed each week, shocking figures!! Apparently, that equates to one bag being eaten every 8 seconds, no wonder we are becoming a nation of fatties!
However, I am a fan of crisps and I do think that in moderation (ie, as long as it's not me eating a bag every 8 seconds then it's fine!) there is nothing wrong with them and are actually a really nice treat.
McCoy's are flavour ridge cut potato chips. The great thing about these is that the chips are quite thick and crunchy and each one has a very bold flavour. Unlike some brands of crisps it seems that each crisp has been coated in the flavour which is nice because you get a really strong taste. I think it's because they are big and thick and quite hearty that they are marketed towards a male clientele because they then conjure up an image of strong, working crisps and of being "the Real McCoy".
The thing I love about McCoy's crisps is that they make a lot of different flavours than you generally do not find with regular crisp manufacturers, for example, the roast ham and mustard flavour. This flavour is part of their meat range which also includes flame grilled steak and T bone steak to name but a few. The mustard flavour hits you straight away as I think it makes the crisps quite strong and spicy. It definitely has a very realistic flavour of mustard which is nice and warms you up when you eat them. I would say though that the ham flavour is the dominant flavour as you can definitely taste the ham.
The packaging is quite distinctive, a very shiny bag with McCoy's stamped in the middle. The shiny bag keeps the crisps nice and fresh before you open them so that is nice. The roast ham and mustard flavour has pink on the front of the bag.
Generally I think McCoy's have a few more calories than regular crisps but this packet did not seem to be too bad. It came from a multipack bag and so was a little bit smaller than other bags at 32g. There are only 166 calories per 32g bag which I did not think was too bad.
All in all if you are looking for a very tasty, moorish and satisfying snack then look no further than McCoy's.