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McCoys Roast Beef and Horseradish

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      20.02.2010 14:14
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      Limited Edition snack

      While wondering around Home Bargains today I noticed McCoy's Roast beef and Horseradish Crisps for only 22p a bag. I remembered I had read a positive review for these so decided to pick up a couple of packs. I thought these would be ideal for an evening snack. Despite the fact these are advertised as Man crisps I do not buy into stereo types.

      The bag is the typical McCoy's gold packet but limited edition pub grub is splashed across the front. It also says a further 30% less saturated fat.

      Nutritionally each 50g bag contains

      258 calories and 15.2g of fat of which 3 grams is saturate. This I think still seems quite high so dread to think what it was previous fat and calorie content was.

      Allergy advice

      These crisps contain milk and mustard and have been produced on a line that handles egg, gluten and Soya

      Once my son was tucked up in bed I sat down to relax with a packet of these crisps. When you open the pack you do get a strong spicy smell that reminds me neither of beef or horseradish. The crisps are the traditional McCoy's appearance a gold light ridge crisp. These have a very fine powder which looks like spice. As you bite into the crisp there is a slightly beef taste and a spice which is vaguely familiar of horseradish. As I continued through the pack I have found that the taste does vary vastly from one crisp to another some do actually taste really beefy and some do taste strongly of horseradish. This by far is the most bizarre packet of crisps I have ever eaten in the fact the more I ate the beefier the crisp tasted. I do actually think that if there was some balance to the flavours in these crisps it would be much more enjoyable.

      A pack is very filling for a snack but does leave a slightly greasy aftertaste in your both as well as a lingering beefy taste

      I can recommend giving these crisps a try if you see them as they are an enjoyable snack however these will not be replacing my Sunday dinner. The fact that they are a limited edition means they won't be around for long so if you fancy sampling them then you need to grab some soon.

      There is also Roast Lamb and mint sauce flavour available in the pub grub limited edition range.

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        10.12.2009 16:11
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        Why Are The Best Flavour Crisps Always Limited Edition???

        I've been looking for these crisps for weeks ever since I heard Mccoys had brought out this Pub Grub range. Unluckily I haven't seen them anywhere but a couple of days ago I went into a small shop and saw them reduced and got 4 packets for £1.00 because they are due to go out of date on Sunday.

        I'm soooooo glad I got to try them but gutted that they aren't going to be available for long. I probably won't get to eat another bag of these yummy crisps because I can't find them anywhere else! Boo hoo!

        They are delish. The crisps are typical Mccoys, ridged and very thick with a load of flavouring on each one. They have got the best crunch I've ever had from any bags of crisps and even though they are a bit greasy feeling who cares when they're so gorgeous???

        The taste is deffo beef and horseradish and you can taste both of those quite strongly. The beef flavour makes them proper meaty and even then you can tell it's beef and not some weird unrecognisable meat. The horseradish gives the crisps a bit of a hot taste but that's not overwhelming and is just the same as adding horseradish sauce to your roast beef dinner!

        Some of the crisps are mega dark and those are the hottest because they've got the most horseradish flavour on them, I thought those were the best too because they actually tasted of the meat and sauce that I love. I ate all 4 bags over 2 days so it's probably a good job I can't find them in any of the shops by me because I reckon I'd eat waaaaaaaay too many and would end up the size of a house! lol

        If I find them again I'll deffo buy more and when I've finished this review I'm going to write to Mccoys and ask them to make these part of their usual range because I reckon loads of people will be sad to see these leave the shelves.

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          16.11.2009 15:15
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          A different flavour to enjoy

          If you are not familiar with McCoys crisps, they are big thick 'man-crisps' They are also ridged for your pleasure, and generally tend to be very tasty.

          Recently they have brought out a new flavour, that is Pub-grub flavoured Roast Beef & Horseradish. It would seem they are a limited edition, so if you want to have a taste, get yourself down to the supermarket quickly. I haven't seen these in a pub yet, but I am expecting the pub will keep these behind the bar as well.

          So what do they look like. No different. They look exactly like a standard McCoys crisp. They come in similar packaging, though they are trying to push a pub grub theme.

          I am not really a beef flavour crisps fan, and I am certainly not really a fan of horseradish in general. But anyway these came in a multi pack with other flavours, so I had no choice to eat them, just in case they went to waste ;)

          So you know what it is like, You haven't tried something and there is a little apprehension as you put it in your mouth. In, crunch! There is just a hint of beef in the flavour - any other flavour there might be in this crisp is smothered by the hot tang of the horseradish. And do you know what? This wasn't such a bad thing as I am not really a fan of beef crisps. I did like these. I preferred the fact that there was more 'horseradishness' to these than beef.

          You will enjoy these especially if you are in the pub, or to be more specific if you have a glass of really nice beer to accompany them. It is a strong flavour after all and you really don need to freshen the mouth every now and again with a nice swig of beer - well that is my excuse.

          I understand these are a limited edition - whether or not this just means trial to see how they go down, I don't know, but I would say, give them a try and grab some before they are taken off the shelves.

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