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      02.03.2012 20:13
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      lovely taste

      I am obsessed with Vegetable Crisps!!! They are made up of finely sliced beetroot, parsnip and carrot which are hand fried in vegetable oil and then tossed with rock salt. They are so flavoursome and moreish and completely prove that good quality root vegetables provide much more taste than synthetic flavoured potato crisps.

      My only downside is that a 40g bag costs aroud £1.25 and a 150g bag costs around £2.99. They are available at most supermarkets and health stores and many coffee shops such as Costa. I find the 40g bag far too small for the price and the large one is far too expensive as well. I have sinced moved onto Lidl's vegetable crisps which cost around £1.16 for a 100g but they are someties on offer for around 79p.

      I don't find these greasy or oily at all like some people have commented and find the seasoning perfect but I do like a slightly salty taste.

      These are lovely crisps but probably not as healthy as eating your vegetables!

      Definitely my prefered crisps if I can afford them

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      06.02.2011 17:00
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      An excellent and reasonably healthy treat!

      Tyrrells Mixed Root Vegetable Crisps are crisps made from beetroot, parsnip and carrot. They are lightly sea salted - I tend to avoid buying crisps with salt on them as I usually find them over-salted, but these are salted to perfection.

      They taste amazing. All three of the vegetables used work wonderfully in crisp form, and they all have very distinctive, different flavours, yet these flavours complement each other excellently. For a bag of crisps, they are reasonably filling, and because of the variety of having three vegetables instead of just potatoes, even a large bag doesn't get boring. The beetroot has quite a rich, dark flavour, with the other two being lighter in flavour (but no less flavoursome!) - the parsnip is my personal favourite.

      They are free from genetically modified ingredients, and they are suitable for vegans and coeliacs.

      The packaging is quite attractive and sturdy, and the bag never rips the wrong way when I open it, unlike many other brands of crisps!

      As Tyrrells crisps go, these are my second favourite (my favourite being the naked, unsalted ones). They are great on their own, or with a sandwich or some other kind of snack. I would definitely recommend these to everyone! (although having seen some of the other reviews on here, they don't appear to be universally popular...)

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        07.04.2010 13:27
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        Great as a treat once in a while.

        I love these crisps. You can get small or large packets, and the prices can differ from store to store, but currently a large 150g bag of these costs £2.79 from Sainsburys but I do think it's worth it on the odd occasion.

        These crisps are made from root vegetables, beetroot, carrot and parsnip, basically the same a crisp but different veg.

        I find these crisps delicious. It's such a change from actual crisps, and they taste very different. You can really taste each veg and obviously they are all different colours so you can tell which is which, my particular favourite has to be the beetroot. The main difference with these is that they have a certain sweetness to them, as they would if you roasted them, they are all very crunchy but thin like a regular crisp.

        The main downfall of these crisps is not only the cost but the amount of salt. As they are sweet they tend to compensate for this by adding tonnes of salt, which is ok, but I'd rather not have any. When you get to the bottom of the bag, the little bits that are left are not worth eating as they are far too salty for me.

        The nutritional information about these claims that per 100g there are 38.5g of carbohydrates, 34.7g of total fat and 5.3g of protein. This seems very high to me, so these are not very healthy at all, but as an occasional treat should be fine. It's disappointing that they are so unhealthy as they do taste good.

        These crisps are suitable for vegans though.

        I would recommend these crisps as they do taste great and are a bit different though, but they are not something I would recommend eating on a regular basis, due to the fat and carbohydrate content.

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        06.12.2009 00:38
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        Vegetable Crisps

        Most of us would normally associate crisps as being made from potato - or occasionally corn, as in the case of the ever popular 'Doritos'. However, Tyrrell's Vegetable Chips demonstrate the fact that crisps can be made from a range of ingredients including Beetroot, Parsnip, and Carrot.

        Described on the back of the packet as 'the ultimate classy nibble', the richly coloured crisps are free from artificial and GM products, suitable for vegans, and are Gluten free. Legend has it that Tyrrell's came up with the idea of vegetable crisps back in 2002 when a rogue parsnip found its way into a potato box, and ultimately into the peeler - although I'm not sure whether there is any truth to the story or not.

        Price & Availability
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        These particular crisps can be purchased from the majority of UK supermarkets. Available in both 180 and 40 gram packets, the latter retails at 89p - 99p depending on the seller.

        Ingredients
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        Tyrrell's Vegetable Chips contain;
        Mixed Root Vegetables in variable proportions (Beetroot, Parsnip & Carrot) 65%, Sunflower Oil, and Sea Salt.

        ...always good to see a natural ingredient list without added colours, preservatives, or sweeteners.

        Appearance & Taste
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        The crisps are generally nice and crunchy, although predictably each vegetable does vary in texture and taste to each other. This has the overall effect of creating a novel eating experience which is certainly pleasing. There is a general sweetness to the taste which works well and makes a nice change to slightly boring potato crisps.

        Final Word
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        If you fancy trying something a bit different to regular potato crisps, then you may want to give these Tryrrell's root vegetable options a go. The flavour is pleasant, and the selection of vegetables (especially beetroot) is nutritionally better for you than potato - recommended as a pleasant tasting (yet slightly pricey) snack.

        Nutritional Info Per 40g
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        Energy: 2.1g
        Protein: 15.4g
        Total Fat: 13.9g
        Fibre: 5.1g
        Sodium: 0.16g

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          25.08.2009 18:15
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          I love these, but not everyone will enjoy the flavours

          I saw a pack of these crisps today in a shop and it took me back two years - when I used to eat them all the time - so I treated myself to a packet! I say treat, because of the price of them! I paid £1.10 for a 40g pack today. I used to pay around 95p but have seen them on sale for anything up to £1.25.

          Tyrells Vegetable Chips consist of natural beetroot, parsnip ad carrot chips and so are a bit classy and a fair distance away from regular potato crisps.

          The chips are gluten free and suitable for vegans and each 40g packet contains 196 calories and 13.9g of fat. I personally feel that this is a huge amount of both calories and fat for a packet of crisps, but I do not upset myself too much over it as these chips are fabulous.

          Chips of beetroot, parsnip and carrot are cooked in sunflower oil and sea salt and taste fantastic. It is very easy to pick out each individual flavour and the chips are also recognisable by maintaining the original colour of the root vegetables. For me, the amount of sea ssalt in the packet is just the right amount, but for some it may be too much, or too little. The mix of each vegetable used is fairly even in all packets I have eaten.

          These chips are definitely flavoursome, but not for you if you do not like any of the root vegetables used.

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            29.01.2009 21:06
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            expensive and greasy, not a hit with me

            I dont agree with many of the people who ahve written about these crisps I was not keen on them at all. For startes they were 2.50 for a 150gram bag which is pretty astonishing for crisps! They contain parsnips, carrots and beetrrot crisps, not a potatoe in sight.

            The packaging makes them look very inviting, as they look expensive and classy. They come in a white bag, with an illustration fo the 3 vegetables on the front, with the company name and flavour on the front. These crisps are made in hertfordshire, and they claim the veges are picked in the morning and in the bag by evening! (not sure how much of that is true).

            Onto the taste, the flavour itself is not too bad, although I like a lot of salt on my crisps so these could have done with a bit more seasoning in my opinion. The parsnip crisps were my favourite and were the lighter coloured crisp. The richest flavoured crisp was the beetroot which were deep red in clour, and the smallest of all crisps. The most disappointing thing about these crisps was the oiliness of them. They were very greasey and you could feel the greasiness on your lips after eating. The next day I also had spots!! So i blamed the crisps from all the oil which was in them

            I didnt like these, I was expecting amzing crisps for the money and they were dissappointing

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            31.12.2008 15:10
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            Crisps with a difference

            These are crisps that are a very rare treat in our house as they are rather expensive but they have a nice combinatiuon of tastes to them, slightly salty but also quite sweet and this makes for a lovely combination.

            These crisps are made from different root vegeatables and the three that are used are on the front of the packet which are parsnip, carrot and beetroot, I did wonder whether I would actually like the beetroot floavour as this is not a vegetable I'm fond of however in act it turned out to be my favourite of the three varieties and in a 150g bag there is plenty of each variety.

            The beetroot ones are probably the sweetest in taste and they are also quite small as well but they have a nice firm crisp to them. The parsnip crisps are a little soft in texture even though they are thicker than the other varieties, you can really taste the sweet pasnip flavour to them however they were also the most salty of the three and I would have preferred them to have been crunchier. Finally the carrot crisps are a bit of a nonentity as they are very thin and limited in the taste quarter.

            I find that these crisps go well with dips and are a little different to the greasy potato crisps that you usually get. They are pricey though which is the only main drawback.

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              12.12.2008 10:51
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              Glad I tried them but I won't be buying any more!

              I have often written reviews about products that I have bought and loved purely because I have read a review on Dooyoo telling me just how good the item in question was.

              I am sorry to say that this is a sad story of such a product that we really didn't like at all!

              On the way to Edinburgh we stopped at Tebay for a break and something to eat. We had a look in the farm shop there which incidentally is very nice and well stocked with all sorts of goodies! I saw a display of Tyrrell's crisps which included some bags of Hand Cooked Vegetable Chips which included parsnip, carrot and beetroot. I thought that these sounded really interesting but was a bit dubious so I didn't buy them.

              Whilst working on Dooyoo here in Edinburgh I read two reviews about these crisps and both members recommended them very highly so when we had to travel back to Wrexham hospital last week and again stopped at Tebay I treated myself to a packet.

              I was sure they would be good and didn't mind paying the £2.50 for the large packet containing 150g of these crisps.

              The pack itself is cream in colour with the words 'Hand Cooked vegetable Chips' and 'The Artisan Delicacy' across the top the 'Tyrrell's' in large green letters followed by 'Natural Beetroot, Parsnip and Carrot Chips Lightly Sea Salted'. There are also sketches of the three vegetables contained within the packet.

              It all looks really smart and inviting and gives you the impression that the contents really are going to be something special.

              Last night whilst watch the television I suggested to Dave that we should try these crisps. We are heading home to Llandudno tomorrow and will no doubt stop at Tebay for a break so I figured that, if we liked the crisps, we could get some more ready for Christmas.

              I opened the large bag to find that it is foil lined to keep the contents fresh. The first thing that we noticed was that there weren't many crisps in the packet! They could have put them in a packet half that size and still had plenty of room left!

              The crisps themselves looked very appetizing. The parsnip ones were the largest of the three and were light brown in colour - the same colour as roast parsnips in fact, the carrots were the middle sized ones and were a sort of burnt orange in colour - the same colour as roast carrots and the beetroot ones were the smallest and were dark red in colour.

              They contents of the packet also smelled nice too. We could smell the various vegetables that were in there and again it was all very appetising.

              Then came the taste test and initially we both thought that they all tasted quite nice. I did think it was a bit odd as the parsnip and carrot both tasted pretty much the same as the roast parsnips and carrots that we would have with a meal. I did like the beetroot crisps even though I can't stand beetroot itself.

              As we continued eating them we both decided that they really weren't very nice at all. They were very greasy which started to make us both feel queasy so we left about a third of them and have put them out for the birds this morning! In fact they were so greasy that the oil has stained the bottom of the bowl in which we left them overnight! I have never seen that before even with the greasiest crisps.

              The level of salt on these crisps was just right however the taste made me feel as though there should be gravy involved and the level of oil was just far too high.

              The nutritional information per 100g is as follows:
              Calories 490
              Protein 5.3g
              Carbohydrate 38.5
              Of which sugar 23.3g
              Fat 34.7g
              Of which saturated 3.8g
              Fibre 12.7g
              Sodium 0.4g

              In conclusion I am glad I tried these as I had wondered what they were like but I certainly shan't be buying them again. At least it has saved me paying another £2.50 for a bag of crisps!

              So there you are then, the sad tale of a Dooyoo recommendation that went wrong ....

              Oh well it wouldn't do for us all to like the same thing would it?

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                03.12.2008 22:21
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                Excellent snack if you can afford them!!

                Mmmmmmm yummy yummy in my tummy!!

                Tyrrells are a Herefordshire based company that make the finest crisps in the land!
                Because their farm is just down the road from me I manage to get lots of free bags from a friend who works there, which is ace because the crisps are fantastic.

                Right, the mixed root vegetable crisps consists of BEETROOT, PARSNIP & CARROT all lightly sea salted. Not a sniff of potato in site!

                The parsnip crisps are the biggest, quite thick and not that 'crispy'. They are sweet and tasty (if you like parsnip to start with!) but they can get a tad sickly after a while.

                The beetroot crisps are a bit smaller, they are thinner and more brittle and taste even sweeter, I was SO impressed with these when I first discovered them - they're great. And even though they're in the same bag as the parsnip crisps they seem to be far less salty.

                Finally, the carrot crisps. They are the smallest of the lot. Almost membrane thin, they melt on your tongue. They too are sweet, but maybe not as sweet as the beetroot.

                The overall salty sweet taste of these crisps is one that I adore. I think of them as something completely different to potato crisps. They aren't so savoury. And wouldn't lend themselves to having other flavours (eg beef & onion) added to them to interfere with them.

                I'm glad I don't pay for mine because they don't come cheap - the best part of £3 for 150g. But, if you haven't tried them it's worth having a go at least once. They're good for putting in a bowl when you have visitors too.

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                  10.11.2008 20:07
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                  If you havn't tried these, you must.

                  Tyrrell's Mixed Root Vegetables chips are an award winning snack - They were winners at the Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2007, in the category of 'impulse snacking'. I certainly impulse snack on them!!


                  Who are Tyrrells?

                  Tyrrell's are a Herefordshire family business and artisan producer that grows the potatoes it uses in its crisps. They use thier own original recepies and produce the crisps on their home farm in HEREFORDSHIRE. They claim to be the only UK company who do this - 'it is not unusual for a potato to be dug in the morning and made into chips by lunchtime!'

                  What are they?

                  Tyrrell's Mixed Root Vegetables are crisps that are made from carrot, beetroot and parsnip chips made by topping and tailing the vegetables by hand, then slicing them straight into hot sunflower oil to be fried in small batches until they are crisp. Tyrell's say this ensures that they retain all of their natural goodness and flavour. They are lightly salted with sea salt.

                  Ingredients:
                  Parsnip, Beetroot, Carrot, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt.

                  They contain No artificial or GM products.
                  They are suitable for vegans.
                  They are gluten free
                  They are Trans fat Free

                  Nutritional Information:
                  Typical values per 100g: Energy 1718kj/413kcal, Protein 3.9g, Carbohydrate 36g, Fat 28.1g, Fibre 11.5g, Sodium 0.3g.

                  The bits of the vegetables are obviously smaller than a potato crisp. The colour mix adds interest. When I had some in a bowl at my husband 40th birthday party someone asked why people were eating Pot Pouri!! I guess if you didn't know what they were, you might ask a few questions. But looks aren't everything!

                  The Taste Test..

                  What a superb combination! Carrots, Parsnips and Beetroot chips in one bag! These crisps really are yummy and make a great change from your usual savory snacks. Somehow they feel like the healthy option, afterall, you are eating vegetables - I wonder if it counts towards your five a day?!

                  The flavours of this snack are wonderful - Parsnip is the most obvious and if you like the taste of roast parsnips, you will love these. The carrot sounds a little odd but tastes good, it is not a strong flavour, and works well with the other two ingredients. The crispy Beetroot brings the tastes nicely together (great colour too!). The overall taste is savoury yet very slightly sweet.


                  Packaging & Price.

                  The crisps come in two sizes, a large family size bag (180g) or a smaller 40g bag. Sometimes (usually around Christmas time) you can get an 800g cardboard tub, which is great for parties and events.
                  The package design is simple - it is white (as in the picture above), with a drawing of the three main ingredients - a carrot, a beetroot and a parsnip.

                  180g - £2.79 (you can sometimes buy on offer)
                  40g - £0.99

                  Why I like Tyrrells ...

                  Its not just the flavour of these root vegetable chips that I like, but its the whole ethos of this family run business. They started off selling their product through small farm shops and local businesses. They have obviously expanded since they first started and now sell through some of the major super market chains who have fair dealings with local producers, such as Waitrose and the Co-op. I love the fact that they didn't want Tesco to sell their products as they wanted to use their direct customers.

                  For more information on Tyrrells products -

                  www.tyrrellspotatochips.co.uk

                  Tyrells Court Farm
                  Leominster
                  Herefordshire
                  HR6 9DQ
                  UK

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                  Beetroot, parsnip and carrot.