Tuesday, 7 February 2012

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


Following on from yesterday, I thought I’d give the very last Walkers ‘mystery flavour’ from Walkers a try. Just as a quick summary, the packets aren’t labelled with a variety instead you have to guess what it is and there is a competition on the Walkers homepage where you can enter if you are correct.
The only clue on the bag to Mystery Flavour C’s variety is that it is spicy. This becomes apparent when you open the packet and the rich scent of curry powder fills your nostrils. The crisps themselves don’t taste overly meaty, but do contain some rich curry tones, and a nice hint of something like a tomato base. The heat isn’t too bad, so the curry has to be one of the more easy going varieties, and as such I think we can rule out vindaloo. I guess the obvious guess would be chicken tikka masala, but I have to confess to not knowing my curries that well.
There was a part of me that felt the milder spice might mean that it was something more Thai in nature, but I wasn’t sure I could pick up on any of the coconut or lemongrass key tastes. I’m normally quite good at spotting lemongrass, as it’s not a favourite taste of mine so it always is quite noticeable and it is a favourite in Thai cooking (sadly). Its lack of appearance was a bonus, for me anyway! Perhaps it is a good Korma curry, but it does have a sort of crisp taste at the end, which is perhaps a vegetable base. This crisp tasting business isn’t as easy as you might think!
Anyway these were good spicy crisps, and I think they could really work when they get launched properly. I do like curry flavour crisps, and whatever the specifics of Mystery Flavour C they get the thumbs up from me.
By Cinabar

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me thinks samosa flavour.

Crieff said...

I thought these were maybe a less sweet and spicy version of the Walkers Sensations Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle crisps but I may have just been mixing up my pepper tastes lol

Anonymous said...

I know someone at walkers. this one is spicy, great with rice and a cobra beer

Anonymous said...

It's definitely Chicken Tikka. Any person who eats Indian food should know the flavour.

Anonymous said...

I mostly agree with the previous comment - Chicken Tikka Masala immediately sprang to mind when I first ate these crisps. I too enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

beef stroganoff

Carlos said...

This definately had chilli in it.. I like Indian food but to guess Chicken Tikka Masala would depend if it came from my local takeaway or a supermarket!! My guess would be probably a jalfrazzi of some sort.

cinabar said...

I thought there were quite a lot of herbs giving it a fresh aftertaste - maybe too many herbs for Masala?

Anonymous said...

Bombay potato as you can taste the tomatoes and coriander

cinabar said...

I see where you are going with that - there is certainly coriander in there. :-)

Anonymous said...

taco

Anonymous said...

I got sent a clue and it was... This is a great flavour can have a bucket full... Which made me think kfc lol maybe hot wings??? But before that I thought Indian curry just not sure which one x

Anonymous said...

I think its chicken and chorizo jumbalaya!!

Jordan Naish said...

pepperoni beef

NommyCrisps said...

I think it could be balti curry.

Raynan @ Filipino Foods said...

It must be something spicy or with some curry.

Kiera said...

Sweet chilli flavour I think :)