Product Type: Tyrrells Snacks
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Tyrrells Mixed Root Vegetable Crisps
Member Name: rachelwestall
Tyrrells Mixed Root Vegetable Crisps
Advantages: A moreish snack, with health apeal!
Disadvantages: Quite expensive and some may say it looks a little like pot pouri!
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.
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
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 -
Tyrells Court Farm
Summary: If you havn't tried these, you must.