Product Type: Smiths Snacks
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Smiths Scampi Fries
Member Name: littleme96
Smiths Scampi Fries
Advantages: They will tingle your tastebuds
Disadvantages: A bit smelly, can be difficult to find in the shops
Smith's Scampi Flavour Fries are a delicious, but very smelly snack that have to be experienced to appreciate their drool-worthiness! They may come in a small packet (27g to be precise), but they are certainly big on flavour and my taste buds are tingling at the thought of these moreish little morsels of yumminess...
They come in an eye-catching lime green package which is not too dissimilar to a miniature crisp packet, ensuring that the fries reach you in the best condition possible. There is a vintage looking picture on the front showing a packet of said fries on a pub table with some scene setting alcoholic beverages and atmospheric fishing nets, boats and seagulls in the background. There is also an image of the fries themselves, although these look a bit nondescript and unfortunately does not properly convey the taste explosion that is about to hit your tongue. The usual nutritional information is stated and I have included this at the bottom of this review.
Upon opening the packet the delicious and tantalising scent of scampi hits you right in the nose and gets your digestive juices flowing. My packet contains 16 little scampi fries, which look like little golden brown, deep fried pillows of yumminess. Each scampi fry has a bobbled texture, which is crispy and extremely flavoursome and each fry is hollow, so don't expect any filling. As soon as one of the little rectangles is placed on your tongue you get the most amazing taste of scampi and lemon, before chewing and getting a secondary wheaty flavour (unless you crunch them immediately of course, but I prefer to suck the flavour off first before chewing and swallowing!). Being scampi flavour, they are quite smelly, so you might want to think twice about kissing someone having just devoured a pack!
Now admittedly these aren't the healthiest of snacks, but they are actually amazing and well worth the calories for a treat now and then. I have found in recent years that they are quite difficult to get hold of, so if you see them grab a packet and try them for yourself. I picked up my packet in Costcutters for 65p, but I have also seen them in corner shops and Sainsbury's petrol stations.
Calories - 127
Sugar - 1.8g
Fat - 5.7g
Saturates - 0.5g
Contains milk, wheat, gluten and soya so avoid these if you are allergic.
Summary: Have to be experienced to be believed