Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crisps, Not Chips

Paul and I tried some British crisps the other night.
We went to the vending machine in hopes of getting some Salt & Vinegar or Barbecue chips, but instead what we found were scary flavours like Cream Cheese & Onion, Roast Beef & Mustard, and Prawn Cracker.
AH! What are these?!

As we looked at the array of flavours I thought to myself...
"Which of these looks the safest?"
"Which flavour looks like something I'll actually like?"
"What is with British people and taking real food and turning it into chip flavours!?"

After about 10 minutes of staring at the vending machine, Paul chose T-Bone Steak, thinking that it would be the closest to Barbecue. And I chose Dill Pickle Mini Cheddars, thinking that given the fact that I like Dill Pickle chips and cheese flavoured crackers separately, put together they would be alright.

We were wrong.

We ended up trading snacks, but that didn't really makes things better.

The T-Bone Steak crisps did not taste like Barbecue chips, or a T-Bone Steak for that matter.
They were like normal, plain chips, but with a weird Barbecue-like aftertaste.
Plus, they were "bubble crisps", so they weren't even the same texture as normal chips.

The Dill Pickle Mini Cheddars just had too much going on.
Dill pickle AND cheese?
No, no. Too many things.

In all fairness, I tried the Mini Cheddars again the next day and they weren't as bad. Maybe I was just hungrier the second time I ate them.

Even though the crisps weren't that great and I'm still baffled by the crazy flavours here, part of me wants to try all those other flavours we saw.
There may just have to be a serious crisp tasting extravaganza before I leave Leeds.


  1. Hahaha, give "prawn cocktail" a try. It's sort of flavoured to taste like that tomato-based shrimp cocktail sauce.

  2. Hey Stephanie! Vanessa sent me the link to your blog so I thought I'd say hi. Those sound like some really strange chips.

  3. WALKER'S CRISPS ARE AMAZING. Prawn cocktail and Sunday Roast and Roasted Chicken are my personal favs! TRY THEM!