“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Crisps „
I bought these as they were on offer one week, but even at full price I still keep buying them. They cost £1.25 for an 85g bag, which is quite reasonable, when compared to other large bags of crisps that are similar, but the best thing about them is the flavour. They are suitable for vegetarians, even though part of the flavour is Chorizo. They taste so amazing, they are a crisp where you can actually taste all 3 of the flavours and they really compliment each other. There is only a slight hint of chilli so they aren't really hot but the flavour is there and they have a tiny kick to go with it. The crisps themselves are slightly harder than walkers crisps but not as hard as other brands (I tend to find kettle chips really hard and inedible). I don't know about fat content or any of that stuff, as I tend not to look, and with these crisps I don't care too much as they taste so good, I wouldn't recommend eating loads of them but as an occasional treat they must be good for you, after all chilli boosts your metabolism!
Last night my brother came to visit for a couple of hours, I knew he was coming so had bought a few snacks from Sainsbury's as he has a long drive home and I wanted to make sure he had eaten. He is as addicted to crisps as I am so after looking at all the different flavours in the supermarket I decided to try a new one from the Taste the Difference range - Chorizo, Cheese and Chilli crisps. I do adore unusual tasting crisps and seemed to remember hearing good things about this flavour so didn't mind paying the £1.15 for a 150g bag - after all, the flavour appealed to me and I know my brother enjoys spicy snacks so I knew we'd love them. Only we didn't. I didn't enjoy them one little bit and I suspect my brother only continued to munch his so as not to look ungrateful! The crisps seem very greasy tasting, although they are not overly oily to the touch. Considering the strong flavours included in their creation I cannot really that there is very much taste to the crisps, other than the general greasiness and a mild cheesy flavour. Sainsbury's promised me on the packet that these would have a smoky and spicy flavour, I completely disagree. I suppose there was a minor element of smokiness to them but honestly I have tasted more spice in a bowl of cornflakes! The flavour of the chorizo is so vague as to be barely there and I couldn't detect the chilli at all - which is extremely unusual as I am not fond of the flavour of chilli so can usually pick this particular taste out at 100 paces. There is a little cheese flavouring and this for me was the overriding taste in the crisps, it gave them a hint of Quavers although was not nearly as nice as those! The texture is another thing I shall complain about. With these crisps Sainsbury's have attempted to copy the hard and crunchy texture of Kettle crisps, although I must admit they have failed miserably. The crisps are hard but they have an almost stale texture which I wasn't impressed with at all, they aren't very crunchy in my opinion but strangely chewy after the initial crunch which is not a pleasant sensation at all. I'm not impressed, I'm really not. While these crisps are supposed to be of premium quality I have to say I've eaten tastier Tesco Value crisps! Nothing redeems them; the flavours are masked by the awful greasiness and the texture is absolutely appalling. There is rather a lot of flavouring powder on the crisps but this doesn't really turn into actual flavouring while eating the crisps, it simply meant I got a rather dry mouth and ended up having to have a glass of water after deciding I really wasn't going to eat any more. A 50g serving of these crisps contains 237 calories and an amazingly high 13.9g of fat, which accounts somewhat for the greasy flavour. Personally if these had been better then I wouldn't have minded spending all those calories, but they were awful and I feel cheated. Never again will I be sucked in by Sainsbury's Taste the Difference crisps as they always manage to be disappointing!
I am a crisp lover, make no bones about it. For years I have never really settled on what my favourite crisp is, but I think if I let you know my likes and dislikes, then you can decide if you think you have similar likes and dislikes and then you can make your mind up about whether to try these! Likes: Well to be honest, most, but definitely the spicy falvours, McCoys Spicy Chili or Walkers Worrcester Sauce. I do like the McCoys range and the limited edition Sizzling Beef did catch my eye (and taste buds for a while). i do like the old favourites like Salt and Vinegar, cheese and onio and pickled onion, as well as roast chicken or beef. Dislikes: Ready Salted. Not good. Mustard and Pickle. Can't stand mustard. So why do I rate Sainsbury's tatse the Difference Chorizo, Cheese and Chilli s the best crisps ever? Well they are best tasting crisp I have ever had. The flavours are really strong and really good, it is like a flavour explosion in your mouth. The crumbly bits left at the end of the bag are exquisitie. The crisps themselves are very good quality, kind of like kettle chip style rather than walkers. You are always sure to get a few big massive crisps, I like trying to fit it all in in one go! But in general they are all decent sized crisps, except for the few crumbs at the bottom. There are "Generous slices, cooked by hand. For crunch with outstanding taste. Smoky and spicy" apparently. Well, yes there are actually. But really you have to trust me, or go out and buy a bag (retailing at about £1,50, but often on offer) and taste them. I am trying not to eat so many crisps, but these are really hard to resist. You can definitely taste all of the flavours, the smoky chorizo, followed by a more mellow cheese and then a bit of a kick from the chilli. Go try them, they are good! You actually feel good after eating them they are so nice.