“ Brand: Tyrells / Type: Crisps „
Tyrells are the newest brand selling high quality crisps, this section of the crisp market is relatively new only really coming into being with the success in the late nineties of kettle crisps.
Tyrells are a crisp firm from Leominster, HerefordShire and profess to be a family firm with a long tradition in high quality crisps. They come in a range of flavours and each pack has a distinctive coloured package. This is a review of the sweet chilli and rep pepper crisps.
Tyrell's Sweet chilli cme in a big red bordered pack which are I have to admit eye catching, they come in 60, and 150g pack sizes. They do cost a little more than your average crisp coming in at around 1p a gram. They profess to have a higher quality crisp with better flavours, and thier crisps are crunchier.
Tyrells crisps come in big fat slices, all curved and curled with a very satisfying crunch when you bite into them. The sweet chilli and Red pepper taste are fantastic, they are a brilliant combination of sweet chilli with a hint of heat and the sweetness coming from the red peppers. The crisps are a perfect accompaniment to eating houmous whilst watching the Masters snooker (this afternoon). The crisps are crunchy have a great consistency and maintain there flavour throughout.
Saying that though, they are a crisp we shouldn't hide the facts that they are bad for you. Crisps are fried in oil and each 100g has nearly 500 calories, thats a fifth of the GDA for a man and a quarter for a women.
Do they justify the calories and cost?
Well the price is justified by the superb taste, they are genuinely better than the market leader and don't have the accompanying greasy aftertaste. The flavour is more subtle than overpowering and the smell is enjoyable rather than stinking out the room.
These are high quality crisps, they taste great and though a bit pricey are worth the occassional expense in my opinion. So in conclusion, if in doubt buy them and enjoy them, just don't buy them too often.
I love Tyrrell's crisps but they don't sell them in many places by me, on Saturday night though I stayed overnight in Stourport On Severn and while I was in the Co-Op there I saw they had quite a big range of the flavours.
I got 3 bags because me and my mate who I was with both love them, these Sweet Chilli And Red Pepper Crisps are lovely and even though they weren't my fave out of the packets I brought they were still better than any flavour of Walkers!
The crisps smell just like Sensations Sweet Chilli to me and I was glad about that because I'm not mad keen on the flavour of red pepper and I had been worried that the taste of the pepper was going to be too strong.
The taste of them is perfect though, the crisps are quite spicy and warm to eat. The main taste is of sweet chilli and the red pepper flavour only comes through afterwards, and even then it's not a major flavour and is just under the sweet chilli to tone the heat down a bit. I think they taste a bit like the Sensations sweet chilli crisps but the red pepper gives them a bit of a different taste that is yummy.
The crisps are quite thick and crunchy, I love crunching all Tyrrells crisps and these have got the same wicked texture as the rest of the flavours. Because of them being thicker than other crisps they feel like a proper treat as you're eating them and are a lot more filling than eating a bag of Walkers crisps.
The taste of these lingers in my mouth for ages and the further down the bag me and my mate got the stronger the chilli flavour gets. It never gets that hot that it makes your tongue sore like Sensations sometimes but they do get pretty warm as you get through the bag.
I paid £1.60 for this big share bag of Tyrrells crisps and that's not bad, that means they're not the cheapest crisps out there but deffo worth the money I reckon because they're yummy!