Product Type: Walkers Snacks
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Walkers Roasted Tomato & Aromatic Spices Sensations
Advantages: They are yummy
I am a massive crisp fan and love anything from the more traditional flavours such as salt and vinegar, or cheese and onion to the more adventurous flavours such as Mexican chilli. I do usually however prefer more spicy flavours when it comes to crisps and therefore when I spotted this 'new' sensations flavour of roasted tomato and aromatic herbs, I was very tempted to pick up a bag, and so I did! Now, I am no crisp snob but there are certain brands I am rather partial to, and these include the likes of Walkers Sensations and McCoys. Thus I was particularly intrigued that Walkers Sensations had brought out another new flavour. Having said that, I'm not sure that I was expecting anything out of this world, as sweet thai chilli flavour in this range has remained a firm favourite despite the availability of a number of other exotic flavours. However, always willing to try out a new flavour, I did buy a bag of the newly available roasted tomato and aromatic herbs flavour Sensations.
Upon opening the bag, I was met with a deliciously 'tomatoey' smell. It was rather tangy, and instantly made me want to take a bite. Upon having a crisp or two, that tangy tomato flavour was very much prominent and was definitely the dominating flavour. As for the aromatic herbs, it definitely did smell and taste quite 'herby'. As I am no expert on the various herbs available, I would say that it smelt like a mixture of exotic herbs and almost reminded me a bit of oregano.
In fact the taste itself overall does have quite a Mediterranean feel, despite having an abstract picture of what seems to be a woman originating from somewhere in south Asia on the front of the crisp packet. That doesn't really matter though I suppose, as the crisp tastes great and it might just be my perception that it tastes Mediterranean rather than south Asian.
All in all, this new flavour is a hit with me. Whilst I have almost always reached for sweet thai chilli flavour in the Sensations range, I have to say that I like this new flavour so much that I can see myself buying it as often as I buy sweet thai chilli flavour!
You can buy Walkers Sensations at most supermarkets for anywhere between 99p to £1.49 (large share bags), however this new flavour I have only seen at a handful of stores so far. I am sure they will start to appear in more stores soon (or at least I hope so anyway!!)
Thanks for reading.
Summary: A flavour to rival thai sweet chilli!