Product Type: Tyrrells Snacks
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Far too greasy for us I'm afraid!
Tyrrells Mixed Root Vegetable Crisps
Member Name: SusanLesley
Tyrrells Mixed Root Vegetable Crisps
Advantages: They're vegetables and hand made
Disadvantages: Expensive, greasy, odd taste
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:
Of which sugar 23.3g
Of which saturated 3.8g
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?
Summary: Glad I tried them but I won't be buying any more!