30 January 2019

Emily Veg Crisps Sweet Potato Sticks Chilli and Lime (@DegustaboxUK) By @SpectreUK

Always on the lookout for alternative snacks to crisps and nuts, I've tried a few of Emily's Veg crisps in the past and usually like them. I have a habit of avoiding sweet potato chips in restaurants, even though they're Cinnabar's favourite chips. I've never particularly been keen on them myself, as I prefer thick cut regular potato chips or fries dipped in tomato sauce or a hot sauce. I noticed these Sweet Potato Sticks are seasoned with Chilli and Lime. Frank's Chilli and Lime is one of my favourite hot sauces, so I figured I'd probably like Emily's version. There were plenty of chillies and limes in amongst the sweet potato sticks on the front of the packet, so I was expecting these to have the same chilli burn I'm accustomed to.

On opening the packet there was certainly a heavy predominantly chilli and then lime aroma. The orange coloured sticks looked like short thick cut fries. The sweet potato sticks had a decent crunch to them. There was a chilli flavour mixed with a tang of lime, and then with tomato, onion and parsley into the aftertaste. They were moreish, but only with a mild chilli heat to them. Classed as one of your five fruit or vegetables a day, which has recently been recommended as nine a day, these Sweet Potato Sticks Chilli and Lime may not make my required chilli and lime heat combination, but the flavour was good and I didn't mind in the least that they were sweet potato sticks. In fact, I thought chilli and lime went particularly well with sweet potato and may try my favourite hot sauce with some sweet potato chips as soon as I can find them both in a room at the same time! Unfortunately I just finished a bottle and I can't remember where we bought it…

Information on the packet;

The 35g bag contains 178 calories, with 9.6g of fat, 13.2g of sugar, and 0.4g of salt. Ingredients included; sweet potato, RSPO-sustainable palm oil, rice flour, sugar, salt, spices, cayenne chilli, tomato, onion, garlic, natural lime flavouring, parsley, red pepper, yeast extract, paprika extract, and rapeseed oil.

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