23 November 2010
Pork & Apple Crisps Tyrrells (Tebay Services)
You don’t often see pork flavoured crisps. Sure there are plenty of bacon flavoured ones, from Disco’s through to Red Sky, but this is the first time I’ve seen ‘pork’ as a variety. I feel obliged to mention bacon chocolate here too, but can’t quite think of a totally decent connection...
Back to the crisps! From first taste I was quick to realise that these were something a bit special. The meaty flavour resembles the taste of a fresh pork pie (without the pastry), it is almost juicy and you can almost taste that wonderful meat jelly lurking in the pie. There is a slight sweet flavour as an aftertaste, which adds a hint of apple which works well with the meaty taste. The apple could have been a little stronger, but I think the issue was the crisps were just so fantastically meaty that the pork was the primary flavour.
As ever the texture of these crisps is crunchy, and the crisps are fairly thick cut. The potato base flavour shines through well too, making these a fantastic snack.
Seriously though, how have we not had pork flavoured crisps before? And if you know of some already on the market, do let me know and drop me a comment below.