3 May 2018

Emily Veg Crisps: Sweet Potato, Carrot and Beetroot (@DegustaboxUK) By @SpectreUK

Always on the lookout for alternative snacks to regular potato crisps and nuts, these Crunchy Sweet Potato, Carrot and Beetroot Veg Crisps seem to fit the bill. They certainly have simple healthy sounding ingredients with just the vegetables chopped and baked in palm oil and a little salt. I’ve tried a few vegetable crisps in the past, some just using the vegetables and salt as their flavour, with a few veggie crisps having stronger spicier flavours added, which often distract from the vegetables themselves. So I’m expecting full flavour from the sweet potatoes, carrot and beetroot crisps here.
On opening the packet there was a mixture of aromas, mainly from the sweet potato and the carrot crisps, which confused me a little as beetroot is usually such a strong peppery flavour that I thought it would dominate the packet’s smell. I tried the sweet potato crisps first and found they were crunchy and very lightly salted, so they mainly tasted of baked sweet potato. I must admit I was missing a little spice here, and wouldn’t have minded some black pepper to spruce them up a bit. The carrot crisps were next with a far more flavoursome and sweet carrot flavour. Baking the carrot crisps in palm oil had really brought out their sweetness mixed with the salt certainly didn’t need any spice added. Strangely I found the beetroot crisps a little muted in flavour to begin with, but their natural pepperiness built up the more beetroot crisps I ate. My preference in this packet were the carrot crisps, as I liked their sweetness, and wouldn’t have minded a packet full just of those, rather than the other less flavoursome Veg Crisps.
Information on the packet;
The 23g bag had 11 calories, with 5.1g of fat, 5.4g of sugar, and 0.1g of salt. These crisps are Vegan friendly and gluten free. Ingredients included; beetroots, carrots, sweet potatoes, RSPO- sustainable palm oil, salt.

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