Monday, 6 February 2012

Walkers – What’s That Flavour? Mystery Flavour B [Crisps] [By @Cinabar]


This is the second flavour in the new Walkers range of mystery varieties which have launched with a big competition on the bags. I discussed the first one here, but there are three new packs out, and you can guess what flavours they are on the walkers site and try and win some money! Have look at the walkers homepage for full comp details: walkers.co.uk
As per the first pack (know as flavour A) this one doesn’t have much of a clue to the taste except a vague ‘meaty’ comment on the back. I should point out that the image on the bag shows inspirational ingredients and is not actually a clue to the contents (boo hiss).
I opened the pack up and the aroma was surprisingly sweet, more so than I had expected. The sweet tones dulled a little when I tried a crisp, and the meatiness promised on the back of the pack kicked in. I didn’t think it was as rich as beef, or as light as chicken, so I ended up concluding that it must be pork. The sweetness seems to turn into more of a tomato flavour mixed in, so as a conclusion I was thinking around a meat feast pizza or more simply sausage and red sauce. Either way I liked the crisps, but still feel that I haven’t quite hit the mark with the solution. There were some background hints of another flavour, and although it was just gentle, it was enough to make me think I’d missed something. Another friend who had tried them felt that it might be Spam, but as I’ve never tried the stuff I can’t really comment on that one, sadly.
Identifying these flavours is so much harder than you might think but I am enjoying trying! I’m off for another bag of Mystery Flavour B and going to have a bit more of a think. Anyone else got any ideas? Good luck with your guesses! :-)
By Cinabar

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sausage and Tomato i think, reminds me of GW Sausage and Tomato crisps, which you often see in Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Rosemary and lamb

Anonymous said...

I immediately thought Rosemary & Lamb/Lamb Casserole the first time I tried it.

Carlos said...

I think this flavour is one of the easier to guess so its probably wrong but if its not Roast Lamb & Rosemary i'll eat.... another packet!!

cinabar said...

Now I had another bag today (in the name of research) and it was the first time I picked up on mint... maybe there is some lamb in there?

Anonymous said...

When i first smelt it, it smelt like chicken and there was some kind of strong smell like vinegar. then i tried it and it tasted like bacon, almost like those bacon frazzle crisps you can get. then i read someone who wrote sausages and could taste the sausages. this leads me to believe it may be something to do with an English breakfast, but they have already done it so not sure? anyway i'm now confused as someone said mint and i can smell the mint, i think my brains tricking me...

Anonymous said...

I tried these and I thought they were just minging.

So, they taste of minginess.

Sausagey minginess to be more precise.

Anonymous said...

ITS EASY!!!!! ITS HOT DOG

Anonymous said...

Minted lamb chops

Anonymous said...

Chorizo sausage????

Anonymous said...

i think packet b is worsteshire sauce

Anonymous said...

I too thought it was pork. More of a chinese spare rib kind of thing. But I am fully prepared to be very wrong. Most crisp flavours are quite different to the real thing.

Anonymous said...

roast chicken and stuffing me thinks ?

Anonymous said...

I definitely think the flavour is tomato ketchup- it took me a long time to find out but then it clicked in my head that last night i had tomato ketchup and it tasted similar to this packet of crisps but i have not tasted the other packets yet(i wonder what they are?)

Anonymous said...

its either hot dog or lamb rosemary and tyhme

Anonymous said...

its hot dog with tomato ketchup and mustard i hate mustard but i love these crisps

cinabar said...

Turns out it was Lincolnshire Sausage!