Saturday, 23 July 2011

Red Sky – Roasted Red Pepper and Lime Flavour Crisps (Waitrose) [By @Spectre]


On seeing this big red 150g bag in the supermarket, its title reminded me of one of my favourites, which are Cofresh Chilli & Lemon Flavour crisps. The citric zest from the lemon really complements the spicy heat from the chilli. This Roasted Red Pepper and Lime flavour from Red Sky has 100% natural ingredients, which include; red pepper, cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, paprika, sunflower oil, coriander oil, lime oil, and cumin oil. With so many different varieties of oils in the ingredients I was left wondering if these crisps would slip out of my fingers before I had a chance to eat them.

On opening the bag I discovered the crisps had a strong paprika smell to them. On eating I found the crisps weren’t oily and their dominant flavours were paprika and lime, with a decent hint of red pepper. I found these crisps very tasty indeed, but not as hot as I expected and not nearly as spicy as the Cofresh offering. The lime did go well with the paprika taste, but didn’t result in the citric taste versus heat explosion that happens when I eat the Cofreah Chilli & Lemon Flavour crisps. Having said that, I would definitely buy the Red Sky Roasted Red Pepper and Lime flavour crisps again, as they went very well indeed with my favourite Mellow Yellow Mayonnaise. The paprika, lime and pepper taste really complemented the rapeseed flavour of the mayonnaise, and I usually have a jar knocking around the fridge somewhere. Failing that I have always believed that salad cream is one of the best crisp dipping sauces ever invented. If you doubt me, try it. You won’t be disappointed.
By Spectre

2 comments:

Jules said...

I've been staring at these crisps in Sainsburys for weeks! Perhaps they are worth a purchase. Love your blog btw, it's great to read more about a food before purchasing when you're a skint student like myself.

cinabar said...

Glad you like the blog - let me know what you think of the crisps. :-)