These ‘chips’ actually got me googling the word ‘Teriyaki’. I have eaten Teriyaki sauce many times, and am used to its rich, sweet, soya sauce flavour. What confused me when I ate these was that although all the expected flavours were present, there was also some serious chilli heat. I don’t think I have ever had a spicy hot Teriyaki sauce, even in proper Japanese restaurants, and the Chicken Teriyaki Bento at Mount Fuji’s is one of my favourite dishes. These crisps had a burn hotter than a lot of ‘chilli’ flavour crisps I’ve tried, but they certainly weren’t unpalatable or uncomfortably hot.
The heat also didn’t mask the other flavours thankfully, and they had a tasty rich meatiness with an aftertaste of recognisable Teriyaki. The texture is lovely too, these are fluffy chips, that crunch easily and pleasingly, they are lovely and light to eat.
Now I am a fan of chilli flavours, so I have to say I really liked these crisps. They are perfect snacking food as they have both great texture and a full flavour. As they are baked, they have less calories than regular crisps, so are also perfect if you are cutting down after the Christmas festivities.
I’m not sure about the authenticity of the spicy flavour, but if you don’t care about such things, these are some seriously good crisps.
Spectre reviewed Penn State Spicy Jalfrezi Baked Deli Chips here.