19 February 2011

Tyrrell’s Sweet Chilli and Red Pepper (Waitrose) [By @SpectreUK]

Tyrrell’s have been around for a while now and I’ve always admired their innovative flavours of crisps. It’s rare I find a flavour I’m not impressed by or dislike. These Sweet Chilli and Red Pepper crisps come in a red packet with an old black and white photograph of two men in a fire truck on the front. These crisps smack of heat. Hot enough to burn. Hot enough for a fire truck? There’s only one way to find out… On opening the packet I couldn’t smell anything particularly hot. You know when you smell some food or other and it springs out at you as particularly hot and spicy? Me neither, at least not right now anyway. Having said that, I knew I should still be cautious as these crisps could still ambush my taste buds with hidden chilli heat. On eating I noticed these crisps have a lovely sweet tomato flavour mixed with Thai spice to start with, followed by a very mild chilli heat. After every crisp chomp the red pepper flavour dances on the tip of your tongue. There is a gentle hint of garlic, onion and perhaps parsley in every bite, leaving a pleasurable aftertaste with a tender heat. No fire engine required whilst eating these crisps, but several bags, a good kick arse Jackie Chan movie and a few beers would go down a treat.
By Spectre

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