It’s been a while since I last visited the Phileas Fogg range, and I can’t remember seeing anything new from them for a while. Having said that the Poppadoms they make with Indian Red Chilli are one of my favourite snacks, so I always have high hopes for the brand. I was overjoyed to discover several new flavours from them in my local branch of Sainsburys, and thought I’d start with these Pesto & Roasted Peppers version. The bags I picked up have different bases, and these are referred to as ‘Italian Style Corn Chips’.
Inside the pack are oval shaped flat crisps that looked a bit like tortilla chips, but were a bit thinner. They smelt amazing, and rather like green pesto that’s had a healthy addition of basil. The taste didn’t disappoint either, there was lashings of Italian herbs, the basil was balanced with a hint of garlic, and the peppers added a nice slightly sour twang that set the whole thing off. There was good hint of cheese that came through too, making these rather like a dream pizza topping as a crisp flavour. The taste was very well balanced, and it’s nice to see different ingredients being used to create a wonderful new flavour.
The base of each crisps worked well too. It’s fair to say it has a similar taste to tortilla chips, but it’s a lighter, gentler corn taste. The texture wasn’t too hard either, they had crunch, but they had a pleasant flakiness about them too.
I thoroughly enjoyed these new snacks from Phileas Fogg, they were spot on in both creativity and texture. I honestly can’t wait to get stuck into the other new flavours I’ve picked up, as if these are anything to go by they are going to be a total treat.