Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Walkers Cajun Squirrel [Do Us A Flavour]
Well here it is, the final flavour in the new Do Us A Flavour range, and it is the one I have had the most trouble locating. So, I would like to start off by sending a very big thank you to the very nice man from the NTSC-UK forum who sent me them.
I would also like to point out that I have no idea what ‘squirrel’ tastes like, so I will be unable to truly authenticate the flavour!! The crisps are vegetarian and do have a sweet note on the packet explaining that they don’t actually contain real squirrel – phew!
So on with the crisps…
They had the lovely aroma of Paprika and Mexican spices when I opened the packet, and the crisps themselves remind me of chicken fajitas, with a gentle lemon aftertaste. I have to say I am not that fussed by the idea of a gimmicky flavour. Does anyone remember Hedgehog crisps that were popular in the eighties? They were actually pork flavoured crisps, made popular by their ‘shocking’ flavour.
Some links to prove I’m not making them up:
That kind of novelty worked for me as a small child, but less so now. Anyway, I am going off on a tangent so back to the crisps. I felt that they could have easily been made spicier, a pinch more chilli would have been an improvement. Although perfectly pleasant, the missing Cajun burn and attention seeking name of the crisps reduce their place in the rankings.
The FINAL rankings are:
1) Walkers Fish and Chips
2) Walkers Onion Bhaji
3) Walkers Duck in Hoisin
4) Walkers Cajun Squirrel
5) Walkers Builders Breakfast
6) Walkers Chilli and Chocolate
My vote is going for the yummy Fish and Chip flavour.