I've had Chorizo in various forms before; generally on Pizza or in casseroles where the flavour mixes with all the other components, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this new crisp flavour offering from M&S. Chorizo is a spicy sausage and depending on where you're from, may be cooked with varying ingredients. Spanish and Portuguese Chorizo have a smoky flavour and a deep red colour from dried smoked red peppers and paprika. Mexican Chorizo is made with chilli peppers, due to the expense of smoked paprika.
I was taken aback by the dark red colour of the crinkle cut crisps and the spicy smoked sausage and heavy paprika bite. Looks to me like these crisps are the Spanish / Portuguese kind of Chorizo. The crisps have a thick wholesome crunch to them and a hint of cheese that nudges through the paprika. There is a good chilli heat in each crisp, though not burning your lips and tongue or giving you an unhealthy sweat, make you feel alive whilst eating them. My only disappointment with these crisps is that I only bought the one pack. Having said that, Marks & Spencer stores are almost everywhere nowadays... I'll get my coat.