Ketchup flavour crisps are one of the world’s greatest inventions. Although I would never dip a crisp into ketchup, (although Spectre dips his crisps in salad cream) flavouring a crisp with ketchup adds a perfect balance of sweet and savoury. To be fair I think ketchup should be up there with salt and vinegar and ready salted, but the variety can be quite elusive and certainly isn’t stocked regularly on my local supermarket shelves. Occasionally I kind find the Walkers Ketchup crisps, but you can never count on them being in the shops.
Golden Wonder have seen sense, and brought out a Special Edition ketchup variety, and it’s not just any old ketchup this is the official Heinz brand, and wow are they good. Golden Wonder crisps are thin cut, and although we associate thicker cut crisps with being posh there is a lot to be said about thinner crisps. They are easy to eat, and the lighter texture means they sort of melt away when you munch.
The flavour combines an excellent balance of sweet but tangy tomato with a vinegary hit to finish. There is a lovely depth of spice mixed in too, it isn’t overpowering but helps the taste to develop. If anything it reminds me a little of Worcestershire sauce mixed in.
These crisps are genius. The flavour is well balanced, moreish and super tasty. I have my fingers and toes crossed that when Golden Wonder say “Special Edition” what they mean is it’s so special it is soon to become a permanent feature for the brand. ;-)