This is the final pack of crisps left for me to write about in the new series of Walkers Limited Editions. As with the other flavours these crisps are inspired and supported by comedians in order to raise money for Comic Relief. I really like Stephen Fry, am a fan of QI and I follow him on Twitter – so I had my fingers crossed for him!
I opened up the bag of crisps, inhaled and noted the pleasant smoky aroma. I tucked in and the crisp I tried was distinctively reminiscent of bacon, as I munched further on my crisp, an aftertaste developed which tasted of egg. The second crisp I tried was much heavier on the egg, but still had the strong smoky bacon flavour. Although the egg is very much there, these are still a massive improvement on the almost sulphur flavour I associated with Walkers Builder’s Breakfast that came out a couple of years back.
I quite happily finished the bag, as the meaty flavour from the bacon gave them a moreish edge. Unfortunately the egg part was strong enough not to make these my favourite. If you have been missing the previously mentioned Builder’s Breakfast crisps, I think you’ll find that these do the job nicely and that you really should stock up while you can. For me Jimmy Carr’s Chilli Con Carne are the winners in the range, with a lovely meaty, spicy and even a complex hint of vegetables in the mix – yummy stuff!
The rest of the range:
Frank Roast Dinner (Frank Skinner’s Roast Chicken Dinner)
Steak & Al Pie (Al Murray’s Steak & Ale Pie)
Jimmy Con Carne (Jimmy Carr’s Chilli Con Carne)