1 August 2018

London Flavours 77 Oak Smoked Chilli (@DegustaboxUK) By @SpectreUK

The packet of these Premium British London Flavours crisps talks about the colourful spiky haired punk era of 1977, and the producer’s homage with this Oak Smoked Chilli flavour. I was two years old in 1977 so that era passed me by a little. There was still some punk music around the charts in the early to mid-80s though, and I’ve certainly never minded listening to some of the old tracks.
Made with 100% British potatoes these 77 Oak Smoked Chilli crisps sound a little too health conscience to be 1970s though; being gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans (who I reckon were shunned around that time), free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, with no added MSG, and GMO free!
There was a luscious woody smokiness to the orange tinted paprika coloured crisps in the packet. On taste these 77 Oak Smoked Chilli crisps have a decent crunch with a slight oily residue on my fingers. Having said that these crisps exploded upon my palate. There was quite a sheer saltiness to start with, mixed with a fairly strong onion flavour, and then the woody smokiness with a mild chilli heat merging with a multitude of spices into the aftertaste. Once I’d started I didn’t want to put the packet down again until I’d finished it. No wonder they call these crisps ‘Premium’. With their complex mix of flavours; being strong on saltiness and onion, with their smokiness and spices, these 77 Oak Smoked Chilli crisps made for a unique flavour sensation. They are really tasty, and I can only hope that I can find some more packets of these…
Information on the packet;
The 40g packet contains 519 calories per 100g, with 28.8g of fat, 3.4g of sugar, and 1.9g of salt. Please see photograph for ingredients.

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