Product Type: McCoys Snacks
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McCoys Salt & Malt Vinegar
Member Name: suavilous
McCoys Salt & Malt Vinegar
Date: 03/02/10, updated on 03/02/10 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Taste, thickness of the cut
Now i've got quite a thing about crisps. I tend to eat at least 2 packets before i'm fully satisfied but with these babies i only need one.
McCoys 'the man crisp' is one of my favourites, i tend to have a pack near enough everyday. i just need my crisp fix!!! They as i have have stated been advertised as man crisps. The one advert that comes to mind is when there are a few men in the pub playing on a quiz machine when a ballet question comes up, no one knows the answer apart from one and is then had his McCoys taken away from him and transferred from a tube. Proper manly stuff this is!!
The McCoys in my opinion stand out from other crisps. The other brands tried to make their packaging trendy and updated whereas this seems to keep it old school which i like. The packet it made from foil to keep its freshness which it does really well. The colour of the packet is silver on the back and gold on the front, with white writing and black background. The colour on the bottom part of the packet represent the flavour and also the flavour is written on if you can tell the flavour from the colour.
When i open a pack of these i am instantly welcomed by the malt vinegar, it just rushes out to my nose. Although strong its not too strong like the vinegar in chip shops so your nose wont sting! Thr crisp sizes vary but when i pick out one from the packet i instantly know these are quality crisps. They are ridged cut to make the flavour even better as they get stuck in between the crinkles and the thickness of the chips are great and not like the wafer thing stuff you get from walkers (although i like them too).
Now the taste test and they are trully very tasty. You instantly feel the vinegar spread across your mouth and i guess in some way the salt softens the strongness of the malt vinegar. Also due to the thickness of these crisps they are very crunchy and the potatos they must be really special because they taste great. I only know this as i thought i would try and see if i could soften one of these and it didnt work, leacing my with just the potato flavour left. Also i guess due to the thickness of the chips it can also be quite a filling snack.
With regards to nutrition the only thing i know is that its made with 30% less saturated fat which is good i guess but probably still has more calories and fat compared to other crisps.
Overall i would highly recommend these crisps, they are full of flavour and are so crunchy. You will not be disapointed. Just to let you know they do other flavours like ready salted, cheddar and onion, king prawn and steak flavour which is also nice too.
Summary: The Man crisp enjoyed by everyone