“ Brand: Tyrells / Type: Crisps „
I've only tried Tyrrell's crisps once as I had wanted to get some Kettle Chips but these were the closest thing available. They aren't terrible but they aren't amazing so considering the price I probably won't be buying them again. I paid almost £3 for a 150g bag from my local co-op. They might well be cheaper in other supermarkets but in all honesty they still wouldn't be my first choice.
Considering the size of the bag there aren't as many crisps as I'd have liked, although you do expect that from most crisps these days so it wasn't a terrible blow. These crisps are gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and made from all natural ingredients so you'd be forgiven for thinking they were quite healthy, however at 485 calories and 25g of fat per 100g, they certainly won't help anybody trying to lose a few pounds!
The crisps are pretty crunchy, and have a nice texture, but the shape is a bit annoying as unlike more mass produced crisps they aren't all the same uniform shape and size, and lots of the crisps are stuck together which makes it a bit hard to eat them without getting crumbs everywhere! There's also a bit of a powdery residue on the crisps which can be a bit messy.
As for the flavour of the crisps, I have to say I was disappointed. When you pay a bit more you expect a slightly higher standard but these crisps weren't much more flavoursome than a standard bag of walkers or seabrooks! There was a cheese flavour but it wasn't very strong and there was hardly any smell when I opened the bag, I love the smell when you open the bag, its half the pleasure! I could hardly taste any chive flavour at all.
So to conclude, I will be going back to Kettle Chips next time, I don't think Tyrrells (this flavour at least) are worth the cost.
After promising myself that I was going to be good and not buy any more share size crisps I caved in and bought the Tyrell's when they were on offer for a pound. Technically these crisps weren't just for me as my daughter has some and so does my partner so generally I'm lucky if I get a handful which suits me just fine at the moment.
Tyrell's crisps come in a yellow thick 150g bag. They are rather attractive and a bit posh looking as crisps go. They have a picture of older woman on the front yet I don't know why, obviously not for advertising purposes since I've never bought them before.
The crisps in side are a good size and nicely coloured with flavouring. They have a lovely crunch to them and taste fresh to the bite. The cheddar cheese and chive flavouring is rather strong and I must admit that they are tasty but there's no way I could have ate anymore than a good handful. You can taste the cheese but I feel it's overrun by the chives a little bit. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy these but too many and the flavouring gets a little bit sickening.
Another thing I have to comment on is the after taste of these as it is rather strong and not very pleasant to be honest I actually went and brushed my teeth to get rid of it.
Tyrell's crisps are handmade and produced from seed to bag exactly from Tyrell's which basically means that Tyrell's has its own farms and grows all the produce there. Some other facts about Tyrell's are:
Contains no artificial or gm products
Suitable for vegetarians
Tran's fat free
I am assuming that Tyrell's crisps are baked and not fried yet I can't see this information on the packet anywhere maybe they are stating this with the term hand cooked crisps, I can't be sure. Overall I think these crisps are ok but I don't think I will be buying them again and I know my daughter and partner agree. I loved the crunchiness of the crisps but the taste is a little sickly and overpowering and the after taste was just awful.
Yesterday I told you about how delicious the Tyrell's Cider Vinegar Crisps are, today I'm introducing you to the not quite as delicious (but still very tasty) Cheddar Cheese and Chives flavour.
Tyrell's crisps are exceedingly fresh tasting with a crisp and crunchy texture. I like the waxy bags this brand of crisps is sold in and also the little comment on the back of the bag that Tyrell's crisps come from Herefordshire from potatoes grown on the same premises as where the crisps are made, apparently it's far from unknown for a potato to be harvested in the morning and already made into a crisp by the end of the day!
We were using these crisps as part of the buffet for my granddaughter's 13th birthday and when I tipped them into a bowl I was surprised at how orange these crisps are, other Tyrell's varieties I've tried have been rather plain looking however strong they taste.
These have an extremely rounded and robust Cheddar Cheese flavour; they taste a little sweet and creamy with a very, very vague herby taste which I put down to being the chives although it's so subtle it could really be any herb. This is fine, however, as the herbiness enhances the flavour of the cheese rather than becoming a distinct part of the crisps itself.
The overriding flavour in these crisps is definitely cheese, obviously. I don't usually like cheese flavoured crisps (with the exception of Walkers Cheese & Onion) but these are certainly a cut above the rest. The cheese flavouring is just so perfect that I could actually identify that it was in fact Cheddar Cheese and not just a mixture of chemicals to taste reminiscent of cheese.
There's a lot of powdered flavouring on these crisps and this made them feel a little cool in my mouth and I'm sure it's addictive because these crisps are so incredibly moreish! They have an excellent texture too, crunchy and crispy yet not as hard in consistency as Kettle Chips which I no longer eat due to the fact that they are so hard that I've cut my gums on their sharp edges before!
Tyrell's crisps are a rather more premium range than, say, Walkers and other standard crisps on the market. I have only seen them in the large 150g share bags which cost £1.65, and while this is expensive for a packet of crisps I shall certainly buy them in the future as these crisps are such an enjoyable treat.