Friday, 8 January 2010

Walkers Sour Cream & Chive (Waitrose)


Another new flavour from Walkers! Interestingly I had a look at the Walkers website, which lists all the currently available flavours, and I noticed that Builders Breakfast is no longer listed. Cheddar Cheese & Bacon, the other new flavour I wrote about the other day seem to be the new flavours of choice.
Builders Breakfast was the winning flavour from the “Do-Us-A-Flavour” competition last year, the prize of which I thought was for the wining variety to become one of the permanent flavours. Having said that there were still a few bags of Builders Breakfast in Waitrose, but I fear it can’t have done as well as Walkers had hoped. It wasn’t might my favourite of the flavours that were shortlisted, as I wasn’t keen on the sulphur egg taste.
I think these Sour Cream & Chive will be a success though. The smell from these Sour Cream & Chive bag was surprisingly mild, just a hint of chive, and nothing to overpowering. They are full of flavour which is the important thing. The dominant taste of these crisps is onion and chive, but there is however a noticeable ‘sour cream’ taste too. It follows as an after taste which is creamy and almost cooling, and I thought this was cleverly put together.
Sour Cream & Chive might not be the most adventurous new flavour, but do I have to say the crisps were really very nice. They are perfect for those that find cheese and onion a little bit too strong, or those who just want an alternative to that popular flavour.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sour cream and chive is one of my favourite flavours! must.try.these!

cinabar said...

Yes, I think these are going to be popular! The other new flavour Cheese and Bacon are lovely too.

Anonymous said...

My father invented sour cream and chive many years ago while working for marks and Spenser, but couldn't patent it...