Thursday, 29 January 2009

Walkers Crispy Duck and Hoisin [Sauce] (Asda)


Well ages ago I told you about Walkers holding a competition in which people could suggest flavours. Fast forward five months and they have started making the six which got the most votes on the website.

Those six are:
  • Onion Bhaji
  • Builder’s Breakfast
  • Crispy Duck and Hoisin
  • Chocolate and Chilli (really)
  • Cajun Squirrel (I'm not joking)
  • Fish and Chips
The idea is that the public now vote for their favourite of these six and they manufacture the winner more permanently. The six trial flavours are available until May 2009.

As you can see from the picture above, I have managed to get my hands on the Crispy Duck ones. I will update you with more flavours when I get hold of them, and of course let you all know my favourite. Do let me know what you think of them if you’ve been lucky enough to get hold of some.

The duck crisps do smell very aromatic when you open the packet; there is the distinct hint of spices that make up Hoisin sauce. Biting in and it becomes apparent that the strongest flavour is spring onion, followed by a good amount of Hoisin and the subtlest hint of duck. The duck flavour is somewhat mild, but this doesn’t make the crisps bad. Far from it an onion overtone in a crisp is never a bad thing. I thoroughly enjoyed them, and am looking forward to trying the others.

3 comments:

Katie said...

OMG what brilliant flavours! Im not a really big crisp eater but I want to try all of these!

Crieff said...

Ive tried the Cajun Squirrel, Fish and Chips, Onion Bhaji and Crispy Duck and Hoisin ones.
The Cajun ones are what you would expect a Cajun taste to be like (as Im not sure you can pick out the squirrel flavour, not that I know what one is suppose to taste like lol), the Fish and Chips were good but a bit mild to be a real winner for me. The Duck was also enjoyable but I couldnt see myself enjoying eating them all the time. So my fav was the Onion Bhaji, mainly as it had the strongest flavour.
I am interested in trying the Builders Breakfast since Id like to know how they would incorprate all those flavours (egg, bacon, sausage and beans) in one but I deffo wont be trying the Chocolate and Chilli, some things are just not supposed to be!

cinabar said...

I don't eat that many crisps myself, but I have been so excited about the new ones!

I have managed to find a few more of the new flavours (write ups to follow shortly), but not the Squirrel ones! I love Cajun Chicken, so I hope they taste like that!