“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Crisps „
I like most Crisps and in fact we have a cupboard full of them. Fair enough it isn't a huge cupboard, but it is stacked full of them. We often stock right up on Crisps when they are on a good offer, and there is a mixture of individual bags, and larger ones. I wish you could get some of the larger bags like these ones in smaller bags. Perhaps 1 day. These are part of the Tesco Finest Range and cost 98p for the 150g bag. There is a few different flavours in the range, but these are the nicest in my view. The bag is quite thick, and takes a bit strength to open it. Not too hard, but enough. The bag is a kind of matted silver colour and looks fancy enough. These Crisps are nice and crisp and crunchy. They are the same kind of Crisps as Kettle Chips in the same Crunchy way. They are quite sharp and if chewed the wrong way could give to a bit of a jag. Most of the Crisps are large and not too many small or broken bits. The flavouring on these is great. They are full of flavour and are a strong Honey Roast Ham with a slight Smokey taste to it. There seems to be a slight seasoning to these as well with a splash of Pepper, and the whole flavouring is perfect. A nice rich, full on taste which isn't that an expensive Crisp, but they taste expensive.
Saying that I am partial to crisps is a bit of an understatement, I absolutely love them, so I either try and buy none at all, or at the very least limit it to the occasional bag every so often. My husband has a sweet tooth and will only eat 'proper' crisps, as he calls them - the likes of Kettle Chips and any other bag of handcooked crisps. Last week in Tesco, I hadn't treated myself to any crisps for a while, and so I ad a look for a bag of handcooked crisps that both my husband and I could share. One that caught my eye, that I had never noticed before were these Tesco finest handcooked crips honey Roast Ham flavour. They came in a 150g bag and cost just over £1. On the front of the packet, it clearly states that there are no artificial flavours in these crisps, that they are made with selected British and Irish potatoes, handcooked in sunflower oil, with an all natural ham flavour complemented with sweet honey. On the front of the bag, there is a picture of a succulent joint of ham, and a pot of honey. It also states on the front of the packagin the nutritional information. For every 1/6 of the bag, there are 125 calories, 0.8g of suager, 7.1g of fat, and 0.4g of salt. Mmmm....maybe I should stop munching at these now! Not the healtiest in the world. Even from the first whiff that came from opening the bag, you could smell the roast ham and the honey, and it smelt delicious, especially for someone like me who loves savoury things. These crisps have obviously been handcooked as it claimed, although my only criticism is that I thought there were a little overdone, and a little too hard and crunchy in certain cases. Despite that, I absolutely adore the taste of thes honey roast ham crisps, and really do find myself continually reaching for more and more. Even my husband, who isn't a massive crisp fan, thought they were very tasty. All in all, although I should probably restrict myself from these crisps since they aren't the most nutritious, they are really quite tasty. The honey roast ham flavour lingers in your mouth, and they really are yum. Apart from being a little over cooked, I think these are great crisps from the Tesco finest range, and will most likely be purchasing these again.
I brought these on a whim because I fancied a nice bag of crisps but didn't want Kettle Chips because the flavours are grating on me a bit at the minute. These are honey roast ham flavour and do taste a lot like ham but are a bit too much like smoky bacon for me and I don't think these are special enough for Tesco to sell them under the Finest range. They're quite salty and greasy tasting and that put me off a bit because even though they don't feel oily to the touch there's a definite taste of oil underneath the ham flavour. I also thought the flavouring was a bit too sweet and even though it's called HONEY roast ham I wasn't expecting a sweet taste to the crisps. It wouldn't have been so bad if you could taste the honey but it's just like a sweet meat instead that to me makes it taste a bit like they've used off ham. The crisps are nice and crunchy and the texture of them is a bit like the Red Sky crisps I've gone mad on recently so it's a shame the flavour is so naff because I really like the texture of these. Another thing that bugged me big time is that some of the crisps have got shedloads of flavouring on them and others were more or less plain and didn't taste of ham at all. They cost £1.15 and that isn't bad because you get loads of crisps in the packet and even though I shared them with my sister and mate we all had a small bowl full each. Neither of them were very impressed with them either and my mate said she didn't think they tasted meaty at all and could just taste that weird sweet flavour.
My sons school is aiming for a Gold Star in its Eco status and so regularly hold environmental weeks where they try to reduce their waste as much as possible; especially lunch box waste, so a recent tip that came home with him one day was for parents to buy share sized bags of crisps and put them in a reusable container, rather than buy multi packs of crisps which create a lot more waste. This is how I came across Tesco's Finest Honey Roast Ham flavour hand cooked crisps. The crisp packet is stiffer than your average bag, and it has an attractive simple design which is in keeping with the Tescos Finest range. The bag can be quite hard to open, and you have to apply a fair amount of pressure, but once you're in, wow, what a treat! You are firstly met with an aroma which is sweet, yet also quite salty. The honey smell comes over nicely, and gets your mouth watering. These crisps have a much thicker texture than your average crisp, and this is probably because they are hand cooked. They are of varying shapes and sizes and some potato skin is left on from time to time which adds to the flavour and the texture. They are coated completely with the flavouring which gives them a pleasant orange colour, but this does mean that they can be quite messy to eat especially as the flavouring is quite sticky and after a while you have to suck the flavouring powder off your fingers. The taste is outstanding. They are packed with flavour, and whilst they are savoury with the ham taste, they also have the sweetness coming through from the honey and they are really well seasoned, not being too salty at all, but just enough to keep your taste buds tingling and wanting more. Occasionally some of the crisps can be greasy, and very occasionally you come across a burnt one, but generally speaking these crisps are satisfyingly crunchy and of fantastic quality. It says on the packet that these crisps are handcooked in vegetable oil and made to Tescos own exclusive recipe in a converted 17th century castle in the rolling hills of County Armagh - what more could you ask for in a quality crisp?! I personally think that the flavour of these crisps surpasses any of the Kettle chip varieties, and I would be more than happy to serve them up to guests. These crisps come in a 150g sized bag, which should make around six servings. They are currently £1.15, so if you can divide them up into six and not eat them all in one go, they work out quite good value! Per sixth of a bag, these crisps contain 125 calories and 7.1g of fat, which is about average for crisps but means that they should always be enjoyed in moderation (ok, whatever!). Regarding allergies, these crisps contain gluten and mustard, and as with most things (which makes is useless information in my opinion)...cannot guarantee nut free! I love these crisps and they will be a staple product in my cupboard for the foreseeable future.
I have found that some of the crisps I usually buy like Pringles and Walkers Sensations have started gto creep up in price and now I only buy them when they are on special offer and so I have been looking for some altenatives and at £1.05 for a 100g bag the Tesco finest range seemed like an option. I have found the quality to be a bit variable with the different flavours however the one that is the best by a long way ae the Honey Roast Ham flavour, now normally I have not been a big fan of bacon crisps and I bought these mainly for the other half but I found them to be quite tasty and nice and crunchy as well and out of the whole range they are the ones I will probably buy again. The crisps are a bit on the small side and irregular shaped, they are reasonably thick and very crunch, you make a right racket munching these, they are coated in flavouring and it has a strong bacon taste that is tempered slightly by the salt and also a slightly sweet taste which I assume is the honey glaze. Overall they are a nice crisp although could probably benefitfrom a little less seasonong on them but I wouldbuy them again.
Following on from a review by I Am Joy again ( I promise, i'm not following you!) I read about these Crisps and decided to buy them yesterday when I was in Tesco. See, that is the power of Dooyoo. Read about a product, and then go out and buy it yourself! These Crisps are from the Tesco Finest range. They are the premium brand of the shop's own brand, and you always pay more for the Premium selection than the standard brand. It's not necessary to say it is better, but some of the range seem a cut above. One of my favourite Crisp flavours is Honey Roast Ham, and i've tried differents shop's version of this. The size of the bag was 100g and cost £1.05. I thought the price was alright, as they seemed similar to the other brand named Crisps in the bag size such as Walkers Sensations, and Kettle Chips, and they cost in excess of £1.50. The design of the bag was alright. It was a silver-y colour and had black writing on it. There was a little picture of a chunk of Ham, and some seasoning. There was also a little drizzle of Honey at the picture as well. When you open the bag, as usual it is about half full, and all the Crisps are piled up together. This is nothing new with Crisp bags. The smell of the Crisps hit you when the bag was opened. It was a nice Meat-y scent, and you could smell the Hammy scent with a splash of Saltiness. There was a slight sweet smell about it also, and I guess that was the Honey. I think I was expecting quite large Crisps, but these were a little small. No big deal though, as they get crunched up anyway, and at least you could fit a whole Crisp in your mouth without having to crunch a large 1 up to be able to eat it. The Crisps were pretty thick, and I like thick Crisps. They were really crunchy as well. There was plenty of flavouring on the Crisps, and you felt the grain of the flavouring when you picked the Crisp up. This made me constantly lick my fingers and get the powdwery bits off and taste the flavour more. The taste of these were a strong Gammon type taste and it tasted rich and expensive. Most of the other Ham Crisps i've tried taste more like a Bacon taste, but this was very meaty. There was the slight hint of Honey in here, and I think it was just enough. It also had a good smoked taste as well. I would definitely buy these again, as the price was good, the crisps were great and the flavouring was lovely.
When I went to visit my younger daughter at the weekend we decided to nip to Tesco and buy a few bits and pieces for a BBQ, as usual we bought far more than we needed and ended up branching out from the BBQ idea and having nibbles too. I was looking for Sensations crisps but there were no flavours we fancied so I ended up buying a large bag of Tesco Finest crisps. The flavour we opted for in the end was Honey Roast Ham and they were absolutely delicious, I am usually a Walkers or McCoys person so wasn't sure how a supermarket brand would fare but I'm so glad I bought them as they are sure to become a firm favourite. For a start the crisps are quite small, this is a definite plus point as far as I am concerned as I hate overly large crisps and just cannot eat them properly as they make the sides of my mouth sore, especially salty flavours. Then there is the texture of these crisps which is absolutely wonderful. Tesco have obviously tried the emulate the crunchy texture of Kettle crisps, these are very substantial crisps that have the crunch factor rather than just being crispy. Each crisp is liberally coated with the honey roast ham flavouring and the flavour deeply infuses every crisp so that even if, like me, you suck off the flavouring before chewing the crisps you'll still get a good hit of flavour from the bare crisp. These crisps taste delicious; the ham flavour is there as I had expected and it's a rich ham flavouring which is more like gammon than a pre-cooked ham taste. The honey roast part comes through as a sweet taste of pure honey, which may sound awful in crisp form but believe me it's wonderful even though I would ordinarily baulk at any crisps that had a sweet flavour as, let's face it, it's not natural! These crisps are rather sweet in flavour but this is offset by the delicious meaty ham flavour, I was surprised that I could taste the honey in its own right but the flavour is definitely there and rather stronger than I would have imagined possible while still creating an enjoyable and totally non-gimmicky crisp flavour. I paid £1.03 for this large bag which served four of us adults, I can't remember the exact size of the bag but I'd say it was only very slightly smaller than a packet of Sensations which can cost in excess of £1.70 depending on where you purchase them.