12 July 2012

Roast Beef and Spitfire Ale Flavour Crisps (@KentCrisps) [By @SpectreUK]

Produced by Kent Crisps, these Roast Beef and Spitfire Ale Flavour Crisps were flavoured with the Kentish Spitfire Ale, which was named after the famous aircraft that was designed by R. J. Mitchell to fight in the Second World War. With no artificial flavours or colours, these crisps were served in a 40g packet that had 189 calories, 8.8g of fat and 2.1g of sugar. There was a lovely Roast Beef smell upon opening the packet. There was a good strong flavour of roast beef to start with and then a bitter hoppy taste of ale. At that moment in a blind taste test I wouldn’t have liked to have staked my life on it being Spitfire Ale, but once I’d opened the bottle and poured the 4.5% volume dark amber ale into my beer mug and taken a good whiff and swig, it became pretty obvious. The crisps didn’t have the full ale taste, as the roast beef was their predominant flavour masking some of the spicy fruity tones in the ale, but there was definitely the bitter ale twang on the back of the roast beef. As I munched hungrily I actually found myself sucking these crisps to savour their full succulent and may I say ingenious flavour. I only wished I had a few more bags, but I reckon I would have scoffed the lot in one go, which probably wouldn’t have been healthy for my already oversized tummy. I really enjoyed washing these crisps down with the Spitfire Ale. I’ve drunk this ale on a few occasions in the past and always relished each bottle. I usually would prefer Ready Salted crisps with a good ale, so these Roast Beef and Spitfire Ale Flavour Crisps made a refreshing change. No wonder these crisps won a Taste of Kent Award 2012. I shall definitely be seeking these crisps out again, and next time I reckon I may have to scoff more than one packet with a pint or two of Spitfire Ale!
By Spectre

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