I have always been a fan of hot snacks. These Scotch Bonnet Pepper Flavour Vegetable Crackers caught my eye in the local supermarket. They had a very Caribbean looking packet with the palm trees and the setting sun on the bright red packet. Made by NCS Snacks in Gosport and served in a 60g bag, there were 297 calories of crackers, with 7.14g of sugar and 15.42g of fat. Suitable for vegetarians, and made in a factory that uses peanuts, sesame seeds and shellfish, the ingredients of the crackers included; cassava, tapioca starch, sugar, leek, red chilli, salt, white pepper, galangal, paprika, tomato, wheat flour, herbs, and chilli powder. From the infamous Scotch Bonnet Pepper name and the red hot images on the packet, I was expecting these crackers to literally burn my head off!
You can see from the photograph that these crackers were a scorching red in colour and had a chilli and white pepper smell to them as I opened the packet. They were so hot that they made my nose run and by mouth burn with a strange sort of pleasurable fire. These crackers were very hot, very tasty indeed and were moreish in a masochistic type of way. They had an initial red chilli burn mixed with a strong tangy tomato flavour, with an aftertaste of white pepper and chilli. They had the heat quality that some snack foods have that once I had started eating them, I worried about stopping eating them considering the shear heat stopping eating would produce. These were a great, hot and healthy feeling snack that did exactly what I had anticipated. I would definitely have these again.