22 November 2017

Off The Eaten Path Crispy Rice & Pea Chips Sour Cream & Black Pepper Flavour (Sainsbury’s) By @SpectreUK

Always on the lookout for alternative snacks to crisps and nuts I found these Off The Eaten Path Crispy Rice and Pea Chips in the local supermarket, which are Sour Cream and Black Pepper Flavour. It did make me smile when I read the back of the packet, as it stated "Surprisingly tasty snacks made with real vegetables." This amused me firstly because the manufacturer was surprised that they had created something "surprisingly tasty", and secondly that these rice chips are made with "real vegetables", as opposed to the fake ones you get on tables in department stores, I suppose?!

Anyway, these rice chips are made with green and yellow peas with a sprinkling of cracked black pepper. On opening the packet I could at first see that they were pretty funny looking rounded crisps (see photograph). Not particularly appetising looking I must say. Perhaps that's where the manufacturer's surprise came from when they dared to bite into their first rice chip? In texture these rice chips are very crunchy. Not too tough on the teeth, but they wake you up when you eat one. Eating two at a time would be a bit ambitious. There's a taste of rice first which quickly mixes with the cracked black pepper. There follows a pleasant two stroke pea flavour, which merges back into cracked black pepper and rice into the aftertaste. Considering how oddly ugly looking these rice chips are, I did rather like them. I found them quite moreish in a weird kind of way. Besides, black pepper flavoured snacks generally go down a treat with me. They usually go well with a beer, you see… There are also Pea & Pinto Bean Snacks available, and I wonder if they're funny looking to?

Information on the box;
The 120g packet has 127 calories per 30g serving, with 11g of fat, o.6g of sugar, and 0.3g of salt. No artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. Suitable for Vegetarians. Please see photograph for the ingredients.

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