“ Brand: McCoys / Type: Crisps „
I love crisps, maybe a bit to much and im forever on the hunt for different flavours to the mundane ready salted cheese and onion etc, I eat alot of McCoys crisps because i think they have more of a full on heady taste than walkers (which i think can be greasy specially the walkers BBQ flavour)
The packet itself is informative and a greeny blue in colour with "The real McCoys ridge cut" stamped on the front with "accept no imitations" it states a 32g pack with the low down on calories salt etc on the bottom left corner,
On the back it states "Man crisps" which i thought was kinda pointless because i cant quite work out how a crisp can be "manly" lol. to the right of the back of the packet states the usual patronising statement "keep active" and to be eaten as part of a varied diet.
When the packet is opened a waft of sweetness hits the nose and the 32g's seem a rather generous amount unlike walkers that pump their bags full of air, The crisps themselves are ridge cut and thick. To me these crisps are lovely the sweet taste on first bite is replaced by heat which tingles the mouth and burns (which i love lol) These really are hot crisps and find i need to mop my brow when at the end of the packet, I love punishing myself with hot foods so this for me was spot on and i think McCoys came up trumps with this flavour as i tend to eat more than one pack in a sitting.
The crisps are lovely and crunchy, the only snag is sometimes you get the odd crisp that is far too hard and i dont know why that is but you do have to be careful as you risk breaking a tooth on the odd rogue one that occurs in a pack.
All in all i think Sweet thai chicken Mccoys are a lovely crisp. powerful flavour , crunchyness and yummyness
Thankyou for reading im off to get a pack lol :o)
It's currently 8.44am as I sit writing this review, and I woke up an hour ago to find that my friend had drank all the milk and locked the door from the outside meaning that i'm unable to go to the shop to get some milk to go with my cereal until he gets home at dinner time! As a result I have raided his cupboards for something to munch on and I came across these packets of crisps. Due to the light green packaging I was expecting them to be salt and vinegar flavour as I always associate that flavour to be in a green packet for some bizzare reason but nope, these are thai sweet chicken flavour which I liked the sound of and so tucked in but to be fair they are not great!
These crisps come in a foil packet which is a bit larger than an average bag of crisps which I suppose is backing up Mccoy's statement that their crisps are 'man crisps'. The packaging keeps the crisps fresh and locks all the flavours and smells in, meaning that when you open it you're greeted with a strong whiff of sweet chilli chicken. The colour scheme is a strange shade of green with a tinge of aqua blue, there's silver bits on the front which are shiny and it's mainly silver on the back. On the front of the packet it simply has the brand name Mccoys in the large white writing and the flavour underneath in smaller but noticeable writing. My packet looks a bit different to the Dooyoo picture as it does not say 'specials' but apart from that it is pretty much identical.
The crisps are ridge cut which apparently locks in the flavour and on close inspection there's tiny particles which is the powdered spice etc. Each crisp varies in size and some are really large which I am not keen on as due to the style of crisps, the larger they are the thicker they are and so the bigger ones aren't ideal for me as I have sensetive teeth. These crisps do actually smell like sweet chilli chicken as I said above, and it's a really nice scent, it's spicy with a meaty undertone and I was pleasantly suprised as I expected it to smell pretty bland but it smells very flavoursome and tasty so I was excited to have a taste.
These taste quite strange to be honest. The chicken isn't a very prominant taste at all and they taste extremely sweet - almost sickly, and then once the sweetness has worn off the chilli startts to kick in and it's actually really hot - it almost burnt my mouth out! If you love spicy food you will like it though and i'm sure most people will find the spice factor of these crisps to be quite mild, I just have a sensetive tounge lol.
The ingredients list is pretty lengthy, but the things that stood out to me most were dried garlic, dried tomato, Herbs, dried onion - sounds tasty right? And they are tasty, but the whole overlly sweet, fake taste ruins it.
The crisps are extremely crunchy and at times can feel a little sharp on my tounge and inside of my cheeks, which I didn't like and they were quite hard to break down as a majority of them were quite big, but I managed! You get 32 grams worth of crisps per pack and to be honest I was left feeling not much fuller to how I was before I ate them and i'm still hungry - I have a tiny appetite so this is not a good sign and I highly doubt a man would feel full (or even feel satisfied after eating a packet as a snack) after a pack of these and I think that they're empty calories to be honest - they smell nice and taste okay (albeit artificial), but they're not a filling snack and I don't like them much at all.
Per 32 gram pack of these crisps, it is around 130 calories which I don't think is too bad considering how thick and large they are but I would personally rather make a big salad and eat it with a small piece of fish for roughly the same amount of calories for a healthier and more filling option. Price wise, these are available in various supermarkets and come in multi packs or seperately. A pack of six averages at £1.80.
Overall, a quite nice tasting bag of crisps but not very filling and not something I wish to try again.
Being a fan of McCoys ridge cut crisps, I noticed that in the supermarket that the multipacks had these McCoys Specials Thai Sweet Chicken in them now.
Whilst I am familiar with the flame grilled steak packs and of course the traditional cheese and onion and salt and vinegar flavours, the thai chicken was a totally new flavour that I really wanted to try.
At around 45p a bag when bought singly and containing 50g of crisps they are a filling crunchy snack, handy for those times when you just need to grab some thing quick and go.
McCoys now contain 30% less fat than they did before which is good to know. All McCoys ridge cut crisps come foil wrapped for freshness. The thai sweet chicken packs are also a whole single calorie less than the flame grilled steak, not that that would have any major effect any one picking either one flavour or the other.
There is a good taste of sweet tomato with a dash of soy sauce and a light hint of chicken in very bite, which is followed through by the kick of the chilli and a slight lingering oregano after taste. I think that the sweet and sour mix may be just a little too sweet for some.
The crunch is good and the thickness of the ridges is able to really hold on to the mix of flavours. If you haven't tried them yet then give them a go, as they really are as nice as they sound. Giving them 4 stars as I thought the bacon McCoys were a little bit nicer.
These crisps are sooooo good. Yes, they are a little on the calorific side but who cares when they taste sooo good.
This is not one of the original 3 flavors but they really have made a good choice of flavor. These crisps have a little bit of a spicy kick just like Thai food. They are pretty much perfect for when you've had a couple of beers and you stumble into the corner shop looking for something to snack on.
Now I'm a bit of a crisp lover and usually have a couple of bags at a time but these are a little too heavy for that. The crisps are quite thick and very flavored so one bag is enough (you don't wanna be able to taste them all day). In the advert they are described as "mans crisps", they definitely aren't light or fat free but this means full flavor and full crunch too!
What annoys me is, like all crisp packets there is more bag than contents. I usually get these in a multi pack and always go straight for the Thai flavour. Although I have been to Thailand and tried all types of Thai food, these crisps actually do not have an authentic flavour, more of a different and interesting flavour to what i am used to. MMMM they are very tasty though the darker brown coloured crisps in the packet are the ones bursting with the salty yummyness!!!
You WILL be satisfied.
I have to say that I am a big fan of McCoy's crisps due to the great flavours and chunky thick cut 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 special 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%), Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour (Sugar, Salt, Flavourings (contains soya sauce, wheat flour, barley malt extract), Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, E635; Spices, Dried Autolysed Yeast, Dried Onion, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Diacetate, Yeast Extract, Dried Garlic, Dried Tomato, Herbs (Parsley, Oregano), Chilli Powder, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Dried Red Bell Pepper, Colour: Paprika, Sweetener, Aspartame).
These crisps contain Soya, Wheat, Barley, Gluten and is produced on a line handling Milk, Egg and Mustard. The pack also states that they contain a source of phenylalanine.
These really are 'Man Crisps' as they are much thicker that the normal crisps. When you have your first few crisps out of the pack they taste really sweet, its fair to say that you can tell they contain sugar and sweeteners, but after a few you get used to it and the thai spices come through and this flavour really lasts. 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 164 calories and 9.6g of fat (1.9g of that being saturated). So they are not the lowest in fat on the market, but for a treat they really deliver in flavour, so they are we worth the extra few calories.
The multipack that you can find this flavour in is the Meaty pack, which also includes Flame Grilled Steak and Roast Ham and Mustard flavours.
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! These are a little meal on their own really, as they do not need to be accompanied by a sandwich or anything else to be best enjoyed.
I have always been a big fan of McCoys crisps and there are very few flavours that I would not eat. One of the great things about McCoys crisps in my opinion is that all the flavours are great, in Walkers I tend to only like two or three of the flavours that I will get in a large variety pack but this is just not the case with McCoys.
I first tried the Thai Sweet Chicken flavour in a multipack that I purhcased for bargain price in Morrisons. They came with two packs of Thai Sweet Chicken, two packs of Flame Grilled Steak and two of Ham and Mustard. I was a little wary as all three of these are very strong flavours judging by their names however I was deligthed with the taste of Thai Sweet Chicken in particular.
As soon as you open the pack the aromatic smell of chicken takes hold of you. The taste is even better. This is definitely the most tasteful flavour and closest to what it's meant to be than any other crisps I have tried. You know exactly what it is with one sweet tasting bite and the fun of eating them continues.
Another great thing about McCoys is that you always get a full bag of crisps. Walkers will give you a good sized bag only half full but McCoys are always full to the brim. Although McCoys Thai Sweet Chicken aren't your healthiest option of crisps they are one of the best tasting.
They've just started selling these Thai Sweet Chicken Mccoys in the shop by me and I've already ate loads of bags because they're so yummy!
They've got a lovely salty chicken flavour and when I say chicken I mean these have got the most natural chicken taste I've ever had in a bag of crisps. They taste mainly of roast chicken but have had loads of yummy Thai spices added to them, they've got a proper nice kick but aren't that hot that they burn your mouth.
The crisps are normal Mccoys and have got deep ridges in them, that helps the flavour be as strong as it can be because the flavouring sticks down the ridges. They have a bit of a sweet chilli flavour to them but the chilli taste isn't very strong, I'm glad for that because I'm not made keen on strong chilli flavours but they have got spiciness of a different sort.
The spices go proper nice with the chicken flavour and they make the crisps taste very natural. They're delish and salty with a lovely hit of heat to them, the crisps taste meaty and are madly filling.
Normally after I have a bag of crisps I don't hardly feel like I've had anything to eat but with these I feel as full as if I've had a meal for a bit! They are lovely and crunchy, they have got a bit of a hard texture but the feel of chewing them is wicked and they're loads more interesting than normal Walkers crisps.
I love these crisps, they're the best Mccoys I reckon already and my absolute faves have always been the salt and malt vinegar ones! I'm mad shocked that these are so yummy, the hot flavour makes them mega moorish and i couldn't stop dipping my hand in and out of the bag until they'd all gone! lol
They cost about 60p a pack and are worth it! Delish!
McCoys Specials are a new range of flavours that McCoys are doing these days. You can buy them individually for around 50p a bag, or as part of a multipack for around £1.50 for six bags. The Thai Sweet Chicken flavour are the first ones that I tried out of the multipacks we recently got on BOGOF from the supermarket.
The first thing I noticed about the flavour of these crisps, was that they didn't taste anything like I was expecting them to. That's not to say I didn't like them, just that I was very surprised. I guess I was expecting something a little bit spicier, in light of the 'thai sweet' part of the name. Probably because of Walkers Sensations 'Thai Sweet Chilli' crisps. But that's my own fault for making incorrect assumptions isn't it?! Nowhere in the name of these crisps does it say 'chilli', 'spice' or 'hot'!
These have got a really sticky, sweet flavour to them. In fact it reminds me most of the sweet and sour chicken you get from Chinese takeaways. They're really sugary and smooth in flavour, and at the same time they have a strong chicken aftertaste to them.
The texture is the usual McCoys affair, and all the crisps I had were made to a high standard. They all had a solid crunch to them, and a nice rigid, crispy textured appearance. I was also a fan of the smell of these, even if the smell didn't exactly tie in with the taste experience I got. They were appetising all the same.
These have to get four stars from me really. They're well made with a lovely, unique flavour to them, a good, crunchy texture and an appetising smell. But they're not going to top my list of favourites any time soon, as I found them to be a little less savoury than I usually like, and missing that edge that makes a crisp flavour really special. Very good still though, and worth a try if you like this sort of flavour.