“ Brand: Walkers / Type: Crisps „
We all remember Walkers little competition not so long ago, the idea was that people would send in their suggestions for a new flavour and after letting the public vote the winner would get their flavour put into production. Chili and Chocolate was one such suggestion and was possibly the most unusual of flavours.
I love Chocolate and I'm addicted to chili's but would such a partnership work under the happy medium of the crisp.
The packaging is very colourful and features a smug chili looking very pleased with itself, gently reclining on a comfortable bar of chocolate. Certainly an alluring packet, which made me want to tear into it with all the vigour of a mad man.
On opening the bag the first thing I notice is that Walkers are meanies (as if we didn't already know) they give you approximately 3 crisps per packet (the bag was less than half full. Well, no matter, on with the tasting. The crisps have a dark artificially brown colour, the type of colour that you can almost taste just by looking at.
The flavour is most definately unusual, definate chili (although could stand to be much hotter), and a coco taste comes bursting through. Although for me the over riding flavour was a malty one.
I'm not really into sweet meets savoury as a rule but these crisps were just interesting enough to work. I did find that the crisps weren't consistant in taste,, that is to say that certain crisps tasted more cocoey or less malty or more garlicky than others.
Personally I would have loved a bit (or a lot) more chili heat and at times the flavours were out of synch with eachother (eg not properly balanced) but overall I think I would reccomend these, to crisp lovers, to chocolate enthusiasts and to hot heads all over the country.
There seems to be a crisp theme developing in my reviews today - people are going to start thinking Im a right fatty but anyway I decided to get them all finished this week while Im stuck in bed - or at least try to. I thought Id carry on the theme with these "Chilli & Chocolate" flavoured crisps that Walkers brought out a while back as part of their "Do Us A Flavour" competition alongside about 5 other flavours. God knows who thought that chilli and chocolate would taste good as a crisp flavour because it just seems so weird to me, maybe they saw the chocolate that sometimes contains chilli but crisps? Anyway Im not a big fan of chilli in anything as it goes as I am not a spicy person but my brother tried these when they first came out and hekept raving about how nice they were so I decided to try them - I knew I would hate them - I just didnt realise how terrible they would actually be.
I cannot find the exact nutritional values for these crisps but again as I say all the time they cant be very good for you. For that matter this flavour crisp isnt even still available as they didnt win the flavour competition although if you do like them if you keep your eyes peeled in places like Poundland and Home Bargains you could find a few packs for very little cash.
When I opened the packet I was annoyed straight away because they did not smell great at all in fact the smelt vile. They stunk of spices with a hint of something else which I couldnt quite put my finger on. My brother had promised me that these werent spicy at all and that I would love them so open smelling them I was really disappointed. But often I find that food tastes much better than it smells. This was not the case with these crisps - it was the total opposite - they tasted like sh*t.
These taste to terrible to even describe but the best way I can do that is they taste like spicy vomit. Sounds yummy doesnt it?! No they do taste absolutely vile and they ahve got to be the worst flavour Walkers have ever created in my opinion. They dont even taste like chilli, sure they have a spicy kick but none of the flavour of chilli unless the chocolate overpowers it. But again I couldnt even taste the chocolate I think the two flavours mix together and create this disgusting taste which I think everyone should stay FAR, FAR away from. I cannot understand why my brother liked these! He must have no tastebuds at all.
I dodnt even want to give these one star because they are that horrible, the smell is rank and the taste is even worse so dont bother I suggest. After having a look through the reviews on these crisps on Dooyoo I think more or less everyone agrees with my opinion and that many people cant be wrong. Im not surprised that these didnt win!
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Walkers' recent "Do Us A Flavour" campaign brought us a few new flavours temporarily that are certainly sorely missed since the victory of Builder's Breakfast, such as Onion Bhaji, Cajun Squirell and my personal favourite, Crispy Duck and Hoisin Sauce. However, it also brought us a few duds, namely the utterly preposterous Chili and Chocolate concoction. How anyone thought that this would be a good idea, and how it was chosen from the many submissions, is anyone's guess.
Upon the first bite into these monstrosities, it becomes pretty apparent that they taste neither like chocolate or chili - simply some disgusting attempt at mixing the two that has resulted in taste resembling neither in any way. The taste is a little spicy, but it could very well just be an inferior version of the Walkers Sensation range if I didn't know what packet it had come from. The only real bonus is that they retain that faithful Walkers crunch - that's about it!
As with some of the other recent test flavours, they're terribly unhealthy for you too! They'll set you back 241 calories, and also contain 15.2g of fat. It's strange that only these new flavours are so unhealthy, I must say. These are without a doubt the worst of the six new flavours - whilst the others may be intermittent in regard to the verisimilitude of their taste, they at least taste NICE, whereas these simply feel like a reject brand thought up by some crazy executive, which may well be an approximation of what they in fact are!
I was so incredibly happy when I saw the new Walker Chili & Chocolate crisps - I just love this combination and normally cannot get enough of it. Well, with this I mean the combination of Chili & Chocolate, the crisps part was new to me.
Of course I bought a big pack as soon as I saw them at Tescos - unfortunately they were not good enough to eat more than one small pack. I still have some in my cupboard - so if you want them just drop me a line :-)
The crisps are of a good quality, they are quite thick and due to this are crunchier and don't break so easily. I just hate it when I open a crisps bag and all I can find are small broken pieces. That's something you don't have to worry about here, Walkers crisps are always of a good quality and you are unlikely to find any black stains or similar on them.
When I opened the pack I smelled chocolate, but not the sweet & spicy mix I'm used from Chili & Chocbars but instead a really sweet smell mixed with oil. I did my best but I couldn't smell the chili at all - not a good beginning.
So, the most important thing, how did they actually taste?
Unfortunately not good at all. The chocolate just didn't taste right, especially in the combination with the sunflower oil. I usually find Walker crisps quite oily and these were no exception. The chocolate was too sweet and almost smelled of, but that could just be the oil.
The chili flavour was not strong enough for my liking, I could barely taste any of it. Basically they were chocolate crisps - and thinking about that, that cannot work!
So, we have a rather strange strange chocolate taste, too much oil and a non-existent chili flavour - nope Walkers, it was a nice try but not more. It's a good idea though, with some improvement these could be my favourite crisps, a bit more chili, higher quality chocolate and less oil.
For me it's not more than 03 out of 10 - and I'm quite sad about that as I was really looking forward to try them.
Another of the six flavours released as part of the Walkers 'Do us a flavour' competition. Sadly this was not the winner and is no longer available.
The flavour itself though was one of the more unusual available. Having a strong taste of chilli spices as it's primary flavour it was actually quite hot in your mouth, which for a crisp is an unusual, but not unpleasant sensation. The cocoa after taste however is quite subtle and it's not until you've had half a pack that you really start to notice it. Perhaps it would have been more succesful as a Chocolate and CHilli flavour instead?
I've noticed that the crisps keep well beyond their sell by date, probably owing to the walkers standard foil packet designed to keep them fresh, complete with cartoon chilli and chocolate pictures on the front.
The only real complaint with he flavour was that lack of chocolate flavourings, and the fact that it was only a limited run, with a few tweaks this could have been a real hit.
I was vaguely aware that Walkers Crisps were running a competition wherein members of the British public were invited to submit new flavours of crisp in order to win a prize.....I'd thought of fish and chip flavoured myself, but never got round to submitting an entry, so I was a bit piqued when on calling in at the local motorway service station (a place I usually avoid because of the prices there, but that day I was sorely in need of petrol) I saw a range of 'test' flavours that had resulted from the competition, one of which was the fish and chip version I'd though of (not very originally as it turns out) myself.
It was a great big bag of crisps - far larger than the usual size, and as the Shell petrol station were running a promotion where you could get two of the bags for a quid or something like that, I opted for a packet of chilli and chocolate as the second option. In this case less would undoubtedly have been more, as the flavour was so hideously bad that I think most people, given the opportunity would pay extra - a lot extra - to get fewer of this type of crisp - or preferably even none at all.
Chilli and chocolate.....I believe the Aztecs? (The Maya? The Inca? Whichever pre-Columbian group of indigenous inhabitants of Meso/South America it was who were really into drinking cocoa) used to combine spices in their cocoa drinks and sometimes when I'm at home I add a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered chilli to my hot chocolate and it takes a while to grow on you, but really is quite nice. I found a similar recipe for a 'traditional' Mexican mole - beef stew - that was flavoured with cocoa powder too, so chilli and chocolate is hardly a taste combination without precedent.
That stew recipe should've warned me as the end result tasted revolting - but it's a uniformly rubbish cook book I got it from so I made allowances for that. Unfortunately Walker's chilli and chocolate crips were out of the same stable - tasted I think if possible, even worse than the horrible stew.
The texture of these crisps seemed slightly thicker-cut than your standard Walkers product, which was good, but that's where my recommendation begins and ends. The flavour powder coating them was an alarming shade of dark brownish red and had a sickly bitterish, sweetish aftertaste. They were most reminiscent of those mustard-coloured 'curry' flavoured crisps that seem to come out of the woodwork, introduced by different companies, every few years, none of which has ever been on the shelves more than a few months - for the very obvious reason that they all taste horrid.
The main good point about these crisps is that I shouldn't think they'll be produced for very long. I wouldn't even bother trying them out of morbid curiosity - they are awful but in a very mediocre way.
I bought a multi-pack (6 packets) of Chilli and Chocolate Walker's crisps from Asda a little while ago and thought it was time for me to state my opinion on them! If anyone is not aware, Walker's are running a competition to find a new crisp flavour. They started this competition quite a while ago and people were able to submit flavour ideas directly to Walker's via their website. From all the suggested flavours, Walker's selected and shortlisted 6 flavours which would go through to the 'final-round'. The 6 shortlisted flavours were made into crisps and have been sold around the country for the last few months or so and quite soon, Walker's will select the best flavour from the shortlist by conducting some sort of survey I would assume. The six flavours are:
Chilli and Chocolate
Fish and Chips
Crispy Duck and Hoisin
I have only tasted the Chilli and Chocolate flavour and this is the flavour I am reviewing today.
Well they are crisps so don't expect anything too healthy. A typical crisp packet contains 240 calories and around 15 grams of fat. The crisps are made of potato and are fried in sunflower oil.
I generally do quite like Walker's crisps. I feel they have a decent 'crispiness' to them regardless of the flavour and they are always pleasant to munch through. Therefore Walker's have basically stuck to the same foundation with the actual crisps in this case and you can expect to find the same sort of crisp as you would have in an Original flavoured or Salt and Vinegar pack for example.
More specifically the Chilli and Chocolate flavour - although I do like most crisps, I wasn't so keen on these. When I first opened up the packet I had a little sniff of the crisps and the first thing I noticed was the chocolately smell. It didn't smell like ordinary chocolate though and it wasn't very pleasant either. The smell I think actually resembled chocolate rather than smelling of normal chocolate itself. This stuff smelt a bit like out of date chocolate unfortunately.
In terms of the chilli, well I couldn't really smell the chilli unless I tried quite hard. It was definitely there and in fact that's why I think the chocolate side of it smelt off - I think the chilli in combination with the chocolate doesn't work in this particular case. Not that chilli and chocolate can't work - I have often munched on a bar of chocolate whilst eating a packet of chilli flavoured crisps. It just didn't seem to work in this particular case.
Now onto the actual taste... well the taste seemed to reflect the smell. It was mainly a taste of chocolate but again it was a taste that wasn't quite right unfortunately. It also tasted a tad sandy and almost like the flavours had not been absorbed well enough into each crisp. The chilli flavour was barely there. I am quite good with tolerating foods that are very spicy so maybe that's why I couldn't really taste the chilli very much, except for a little at the end, and as more of an aftertaste.
To sum up:
Have to admit that although I am a self confessed crisp addict these did not do it for me. Although I did finish the whole packet (I have seen a lot of reviews here where people could not even finish their packet) the 6 pack multi-pack that I got from the supermarket still has 5 packets left in it and this was bought more than 3 weeks ago. I am not sure what I will do with the rest of the packets but I am not in a rush to finish them nor am I very tempted.
We might as well get straight to the point here.
These 'crisps' are absolutely disgusting.
Chilli and chocolate seems to be the latest combination the TV chefs are pushing, so, hey, guess what? They are on the telly, so it must be right.
So I figure somewhere in Britain last year, some overpaid ideas exec was watching Jamie Oliver or some other media-luvvy chef playing around with a bar of chocolate and some chilli-powder and thought they had a brainwave moment.
As I understand from the ads on the telly, Walkers have brought out a range of unusual flavours, and we are expected to vote on our favourite. The range is supposed to run from Jan to May 2009, and goes like this
Builder's Breakfast (Red)
Cajun Squirrel (Green)
Chilli & Chocolate (Brown)
Crispy Duck & Hoi Sin (Purple)
Fish & Chips (Orange)
Onion Bhaji (Blue)
I haven't tried any of the others due to this experience.
And what was my experience?
I opened the packet and took a sniff with some trepidation. I couldn't really identify a 'flavour' at that point, so I just went for it, and popped one in my mouth.
Yes I immediately came upon a a combined flavour unfamiliar to me. I could taste the sharpness of the chilli and the sweetness of the chocolate.
Now if I am honest I had been looking forward to trying this - I had been at the command of the telly chefs and messed around melting a bar of chocolate and dusting some chilli powder into it and, I was pleasantly surprised! Even more surprised when I spread the concoction on a Ginger Nut biscuit.
That first crisp was disgusting, but I persevered - I just couldn't finish the packet.
Why this flavour doesn't work in crisps, is that as well as the chocolate and chilli flavours, you also have the flavour of potato - not a good combination, yes it is only my humble opinion but:- YUK!
Now getting back to the bright spark that thought up this flavour. He really did know what he was doing - even bad publicity is good publicity.
Please bring back a good old-fashioned packet of Golden Wonder Cheese and Onion in a GREEN packet and no more of this rubbish.
Out of all the new Walkers flavours these I left till last to try as they sounded gross to me lol! However today whilst I was mooching around in Sainsbury's I saw these on offer at 29p a bag (instead of the usual 59p a bag of 46g). These are also available in Sainsbury's within a variety bag priced around £1.29 for a bag of 6 (other flavours are available in the variety bags too).
The Packaging Of The Single Bag....
The bag is light blue and brown on foil. On the front I'm told they are Walkers and then in black ad light brown and white writing I'm told they are Chilli & Chocolate Flavour Potato Crisps and I'm asked to 'Vote For Me!'. There is a drawing of a red chilli sat on a large piece of milk chocolate and told that this flavour was thought up from Catherine who is from High Wycombe and finally there is an at a glance nutritional chart at the bottom of the bag. On the back of the bag which is all white in colour with black writing on it I'm given details on how to vote for this flavour for it to become a regular Walkers bag of crisps. I'm then given nutritional information, ingredients are listed and told that they contain No MSG, No Artificial Colours, and that they are suitable for Vegetarians and Coeliacs alike. Contact details for Walker's are given, size and the recycle symbol are shown and finally there is bar-code on there. The bags of these are rather large but... overpriced at normal price in my opinion and bad if your trying a flavour and you up hating them....
Which I did! I opened the bag and was met by slightly darker crisps than the usual Walkers crisps are which to be fair are the usual good quality crisps you expect from the Walkers brand. They have a slightly sweet smell to them and I began eating a bit worried lol. I almost puked! For real. It's not like me to be faced with any crisps and eating one and throwing them and going green at the same time but these took the biscuit and I had to take a break from them.
For me they taste too sweet. I can taste a cocoa powder flavouring quite heavily and a slight tingle on my tongue from the chilli and an undertone of cumin and cinnamon powder that was just horrible. I did try another one or two later being brave but I found the more I ate of them the more my mouth got uncomfortably hot although cos my mouth got really firey at least I couldn't taste the horrid cocoa powder faking chocolate taste anymore.
Absolutely revolting....these are! I just can't stress how horrible tasting they were. Potato, cocoa powder and chilli? What a recipe for disaster. Gross!
Nutritional information Per 46g Bag....
Available in all sorts of shops and newsagents.
Someone somewhere in the world thought that putting chili and chocolate together and i'm not sure how or why that would be done but whoever came up with that idea might just need to have there head examined because quite frankly it just doesn't work. I mean i'm all for experimenting with food but this is just a combination that isn't quite right.
So when walkers decided on this competition to discover a new flavor of crisps you would think that a flavor so odd would be vetoed in favor of something edible. But no, maybe it was for a laugh or maybe because the person who gave this the go ahead was the only other weirdo in the world that would actually like this combination but either way we now have chili and chocolate flavor crisps.
I had a pack containing all the proposed new flavors and this was by far the worst and there really are some nasty tasting ones in this series. The only real way i can describe the taste is like plastic but with a slight metallic chocolate after taste. Its like no one bothered to taste them before they were sent out to our shelves.
If there is one possitive to be taken here it's that there is no way these are going to win so we won't have to deal with them for two long.
This is one of the latest flavours from 'Walkers' as part of a campaign for a new addition to the product line where consumers can vote for their favourite flavour.
When I first heard that this flavour was part of the campaign I guessed this must be the one to really get people talking and boost the awareness of the campaign, I mean really, 'Chili & Chocolate'? It sounds certainly interesting and in all honesty I was very tempted to see if it was any good, but unfortunately I was disappointed, but this wasn't too surprising.
Firstly they definitely smell chocolatey! The minute you open the packet and take a sniff you are filled with a chocolate scent. It's reassuring that they actually may have got the flavours right in this one. The taste is really quite something else. The two flavours certainly come through and they are pretty accurate, blind fold me and I could tell you the flavour of these crisps, the only down side is that they definitely don't compliment each other. Now I no this flavour pre-exists and somewhere is making someone some money, however the concept as a crisp fails to impress. I found it strange to be tasting a sweet flavour from a crisp as I certainly see them as a savory item. It's a shame because the chili does work well, and maybe if it was combined with another flavour then they might be on to a winner, but 'Walkers' if you are reading this, ditch the chocolate!
I bought this packet along with the other five flavours in the campaign:
- Builder's Breakfast
- Cajun Squirrel
- Crispy Duck & Hoisin
- Fish & Chips
- Onion Bharji
The pack of six, offering two packets of three flavours was on offer from my local Somerfield at a 'Buy one get one free' deal for £1 a pack.
This would be my least favourite flavour, I think the combination is utterly ridiculous and disgusting! If it wins I'll be amazed! If however you disagree, you can vote for free by texting "CHILLI" to 51199.
Just sitting here now with my first bag of Walkers Chili and Chocolate flavour Crisps, so I am in the perfect position to review them.
These are part of the competition that Walkers have been runnning to find a new flavour, and according to the front of the packet, these are the choice of Catherine from High Wycombe! Hey Catherine, I have got news for you - I entered this competition and I suggested Chili and Chocolate too, that's not fair, lol.
The nutritional information is on the front, as well as the back, so you can't avoid it, and proclaims 241 calories per pack, with 15.2g of fat - wow, that's high. However, the good news is, only 1.2g of that saturates, as the oil used is sunflower oil. Still, I am forced to carry on with this review now I've started it. Oh the sacrifices I make for DooYoo!
Opening the bag, the crisps do not have a particular smell - I was expecting something quite pungent, but no, all I can smell is potato crisp. They look like normal shaped Walkers crisps, not ridged or anything like that, just sliced and fried potato.
They are a slightly different colour to normal, they are a bit orangey. I see in the ingredients list it contains paprika, which is guess explains it.
The taste is like a barbeque flavour - they are quite spicy and tangy, and I really like them. Good thing I have got my glass of water here, because they are making me cough a little bit, like all good spicy foods should in my opinion.
However, I cannot detect any hint of chocolate at all I'm afraid. It is listed in the ingredients, under 'cocoa powder' but I just cannot taste it. All I can taste is spicy flavoured crisps, which luckily are really good so I guess that makes up for it :)
Will I have these again? Yes, they are tasty.
I have just bought these from Home Bargains where they were on a ridiculously low offer of 15 pence per bag , I don't know how much they were originally.
I would recommend them if you like a bit of spice, and being Walkers, you know they are good quality.
My final bag of new crisps from Walker's to try was the Chilli and Chocolate flavour. I have to say that I was probably most excited to try this flavour than all the others. Chocolate is one of my favourite things in the whole world, as are crisps so the combination of both of them was quite an exciting proposition. To be honest I thought in the beginning that they might actually be crisps with chocolate covering them, now that would be a good idea, much like you get chocolate covered pretzels but alas, no, they were simply crisps with a chocolate flavour. I have tried chilli flavoured chocolate before and I'm not the biggest fan but I don't mind it. It's an interesting flavour combination, you get the chocolate flavour first and then after a few seconds the hotness of the chilli comes into your mouth so I was wondering if the crisps would be the same.
Well, firstly a bit of background as to this new flavour choice. Walkers are polling the Great British people to try and find the next flavour of crisps. A few months back they asked for people to submit flavour combinations to them in hopes of it becoming the next Walkers flavour. They have now shortlisted six flavours which they have produced but only one will survive and it's up to us to decide which one it is.
The six flavours that they have brought out for a limited time are:
Fish and Chips
Chilli and Chocolate
Crispy Duck and Hoisin
Once you have tried the flavours and have a favourite you can then vote to make sure they keep the one you like best. There are various ways to vote. You can either go on line, text your vote, Facebook your vote or e-mail your vote. Apparently, the person who came up with the flavour that wins will get £50,000 and 1% of the future sales of their flavour, not bad! The runners up will each get £10,000 too!
Walkers describe this flavour as such: Chocolate, soft and alluring, Chilli, hot and spicy. If chilli and chocolate flavour were a man his name would be Brad Clooney, and if it was a sound it would be Growww! I see where they are going with the flavour combination, the best of two things mixed together but I'm not sure what they mean about the sound!
This flavour has been suggested by Catherine and the picture on the front of the packet shows a red chilli with a face on it, lying on a bed of chocolate!
When you first open the bag you are definitely hit with a smell of chocolate, a bit of a sickly smell but not too bad. The when you first bite into them you definitely get a taste of chocolate and then, yes, a few seconds later the hotness of the chilli hits you. I have to say that I just didn't like the crisps unfortunately. They are probably the most different flavour that Walkers have come up with but not a good one in my opinion.
The crisps have 131 calories and 8.5g of fat.
I really don't know what possessed Walkers Crisps to start this crazy campaign asking people to think up and create whacky flavours for crisps, although I think I can safely say 100% than it was purely down to a cry for publicity, and it's certainly worked, everyone is talking about the "new flavours", with people either loving them or hating them. Even having read all the reviews for the 6 new flavours I must admit I have not even been slightly tempted to try any of them, personally feeling they all sound so disgusting!
The campaign is basically a competition for the public to create a new flavour for Walkers. A few months ago the public were asked to come up with flavour ideas, of these many ideas 6 were chosen and created. The public are now being asked to try these 6 flavours and vote for their favourite one, the winning taste will then be made a permanent flavour within the Walker's family of crisps. You can either vote for your favourite flavour on their website www.walkers.co.uk or alternatively you can text your favourite flavour free to 51199.
Of the 6 new flavours, which comprise of:
Chilli & Chocolate
Fish & Chips
Crispy Duck & Hoisin
I think the only flavour that had me slightly inquisitive was the Chilli and Chocolate flavour, not at all because I liked the sound of the flavour but purely out of curiosity. How could two flavours as diverse as these two complement each other in any way - hot and spicy mixed with warm and sweet, could the fact that they are worlds apart actually make them work well together? I know in Mexican cuisine dark chocolate is often used when preparing a chilli, it is said to darken the colour of the chilli and also intensify the flavour, but could these tantalising flavours be mixed well together to create a tasty flavour for the humble bag of potato crisps.
Not wanting to waste my money buying a bag of these crisps, no matter how cheap they are, when my friend offered my daughter and I a bag of the Chilli and Chocolate flavour to try, we decided to take one bag and share them.
Pretty average as far as crisps go:
So not really the healthiest of snacks, but not too bad either and Walkers crisps in general are fairly high quality crisps with claims of them being made from high quality potatoes. If you do however have any complaints about the quality of your crisps (not the flavour!) then you can contact them at their website www.walkers.co.uk
When we first opened the bag, my daughter and I both had the same reaction - all we could smell was the chocolate. Here goes,.... we took one each and bit into them. Both of us reacted in the same way, all we could taste was the strong, quite dark and intense chocolate flavour, which after a few seconds gradually developed on our taste buds making way for the strong hot spiciness of the chilli. That was it for us, no more were to be eaten by myself or my daughter, they were awful. I really cannot understand how chilli and chocolate could possibly be described as complementing each other in anyway. Not wanting to offend my friend or indeed waste a full packet of her crisps we took the bag home with us to let fussy hubby and fussy son try them. This time the reaction was completely different, both hubby and son could really only taste the chilli, they were aware of the chocolate being present but for them this was really only by smell. Needless to say they scoffed the lot!
So there we have it, half my family loved them and half hated them. Walkers are certainly on to a winner where publicity is concerned, but as far as the flavours are concerned, do I think they are on to a winner here? Definitely not, but what do you think?!
The first thing i have to say is im a crisp fantic i love almost any knid of crisps andwhen i heard that walkers had developed a bag of crisps which incorporated my two favourite flavours chilli and chocolate i had to give them a try.
The chilli chocolate crisps are the brain child of a competition launched by walkers in late 2008 in which the company asked members of the public to send in ideas for a new flavour, these flavours include cajun squirel, builders breakfast, fish and chips, onion bahji, peking duck and of course chilli and chocolate. The competiton winners had their ideas developed into limited edition bags of crisps which are now left to the public to vote for their favourite flavour which walkers will make into a full time member of the crisp family.
Of all the flavours i was most looking forward to trying these chilli chocolate crisps as they just seemed to me like they would make a fantastic combination with the zingy chilli and smooth chocolate taste. When i went to purchase a bag i found it quite difficult to begin with as i could only purchase a multi pack but i was quite happy to pay for it. When i finaly got around to opening a packet i had the same disbelief as everyone else...they smelts just like barbeque crisps. I decided to try them anyway but i was disappointed with the taste as it made me feel quite ill. i had to give the packet of crisps i had been lookin forward to eatting all day to my poor dog who even turned his nose up at them.
The idea of the flavour was fantastic but the finished product was revolting and reminded my of barbeque crisps that had gone off.
Unfortunatley i wanted t owrite a good review of this flavour but i cannot as if something makes you feel ill how can you recommend them to others.
i do wonder if anyone else had the same feelings as me about this product but i am utterly disatisfied.