Walkers make crisps, this is what they do. They have some crisps branded as Sensations – which are a bit posher, and have some interesting flavours. Recently though Sensations have also started making flavoured peanuts! I can’t quite imagine how that conversation went down at the marketing department.
“I’ve got a great new idea for a product – peanuts”
“Peanut flavour crisps? Love it”
“No, flavoured peanuts”
“But we are a crisp company....”
Anyway, somehow or other the product went ahead, and here we are. There are a few different flavours available, but I thought I’d start by trying the Chinese Szechuan Pepper.
Each peanut is coated with a thick wheat/rice coating that is pleasantly crunchy and full of flavour. They have a good texture, crisp, but not too hard that they are difficult to eat! The taste is quite herby, with a good hit of cumin and curry power and a pleasant warmth. They are by no means ultra hot, but the chilli adds a decent tingle. It works well with the rich nut taste from the peanut and makes an incredibly moreish snack. These nuts were far too easy to munch our way through, and the re-sealable sticker on the back of the pack was a little optimistic to say the least.
This may be a different step for Walkers, but it is a really great product. The spicy flavour and hint of Chinese herbs with the citrus zing all just worked so well. I’m looking forward to trying all the other varieties too, and of course I will report back. In the mean time, if anyone knows where I can pick up some peanut flavour crisps, do get in touch ;-)