Product Type: McCoys Snacks
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'Accept No Imitations'
Member Name: MollyWH
Advantages: Full of flavour, extra chunky
Disadvantages: Single packs are expensive, no prawn cocktail flavour!
I must admit to being a bit of a savoury snack eater. I not really a chocolate sort of girl and Crisps are definitely my weakness, especially McCoys.
McCoys crisps are made by KP Snacks who also produce Hula Hoops and Skips.
McCoys first started in 1985 and over 20 years later they are still going strong. Their caption is 'Accept No Imitations' which is usually written on the crisp packet.
McCoy crisps come in a gold foil bag. On the front is the McCoy's logo. The logo is various colour depending on what flavour you have i.e., green is cheese and onion, blue is salt and vinegar.
As I already mentioned these packets are foil so the crisps are very fresh and crunchy, just like crisps should be.
I usually buy my McCoys from Tesco and here a multipack of 6 costs £1.34. You can also get a multipack of 12 for £2 so I think they are fairly well priced considering the way they taste! These crisps are much more expensive if you buy them by the singular packet as they cost about 50p for one packet!
The McCoy Crisp
McCoys are well known for being very chunky crisps. The normal McCoys are crinkle cut although recently they have bought out different varieties that are not crinkle cut recently.
The crisps are probably two to three times the thickness of normal crisps such as Walkers and Discos.
The crisps are a lovely golden colour with a few darker shades of golden brown mixed in.
As you open the bag, you get a big whiff of whichever flavour you have selected. I always think that the cheese and onion and the spicy flavours smell very strong and certainly gets your taste buds going.
McCoys are well known for being full of flavour and they certainly are. I have eaten most flavours of these crisps and they get your taste buds tingling with the amazing flavours.
The crisps are so crunchy and extremely moorish. They certainly seem to fill me up more than other brands due to the fact that they are so chunky. The flavour is literally totally covering each crisp and it managed to get in-between the ridges of the crinkle in the crisp.
My favourite way of eating these crisps is to lick all the flavouring off the crisp and then eat it ridge by ridge so I really appreciate the intense flavour between the ridges.
McCoy crisps come in a large range of flavours. There are the usual flavours such as Cheese and Onion (although they are called Cheddar and Onion) and Ready Salted etc and you also have some very different flavoured ones such as Sweet Thai Chicken (which are my absolute favourites!), Spiced Chilli, Flame Grilled Steak and Firecracker Chicken and lots more.
Recently they have also bought out a range of flatter McCoys crisps (which have a lower calorie content) and they do some exotic flavours in this range such as Jalapeño Pepper and Cheese, and Lime and Cheddar Cheese.
These are an excellent crisp and well worth trying. They are full of flavour and extra chunky so leave you feeling totally satisfied. I think they are better value for money if you buy them in the multi pack rather than as single packs.
Summary: 'Accept No Imitations'