Recently I was visiting Edinburgh, when I saw these on the shelf in a branch of Sainsbury’s. Obviously they went straight into the basket, along with a few other bits and bobs. When I was at the till I eagerly mentioned to the lady working at the checkout how excited I was to find haggis crisps, and all she said was, in a low, half-hearted, Scottish tone ‘yea’.
I realised soon after, while making the obligatory visit to Edinburgh Castle, that even the cafe there sold them, so perhaps if you are Scottish this isn’t anything new, but I thought it was a very exciting treat.
I actually manage to save the crisps until I had returned to England from my visit, and had them as an accompaniment to sandwiches one lunch time. I was rather impressed with the flavour, they had a lovely meatiness about them, and the black pepper left a gentle spice as an after taste.
There was a good amount of coating on each of these crunchy crisps, and the flavour had a lovely complex nature. I could pick up on beef, sausage, onion and all matter of rich tastes. Probably the easiest way of describing them would be to say that they are a little like mixing Worcestershire Sauce flavour crisps, with Sausage crisps and an equal amount of Marmite crisps seasoning. Ultimately if you are like me and love meat flavoured crisps, these are worth seeking out and will make a lovely treat from any Scottish trip.