More Flavour Crisps from Walkers

It’s sleeting in Pittsburgh after a long day of snow. I haven’t left the house all day. Seems like a great time to pull out a couple of the bags of potato crisps my sister brought back from London for me—Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Thyme and Vintage Cheddar & Red Onion Chutney.

chicken lemon thyme crisps

I tasted the Chicken ones first, and I was surprised by how well delineated the flavor was: everything appeared on my tongue—first the chicken, then the lemon, and sure enough right there after, a touch of thyme. It’s really quite remarkable what they can do with chemicals these days; the whole of the sensation comes from “Chicken with Lemon & Thyme Flavour.”

cheddar onion crisps

The Vintage Cheddar & Red Onion Chutney crisps are not quite so well delineated in their flavor profile. The flavors were tough to distinguish and somewhat less concordant than those of the chicken and thyme crisps.

Check out all of Walker’s creatively flavoured crisps whenever you’re in the UK. In addition to the kinds I tried, you might also find Slow Roasted Lamb with Moroccan Spices, Gently Infused Lime & Thai Spices, or Thai Sweet Chili. I just wish I knew somewhere that sold them in the states.

3 Responses to “More Flavour Crisps from Walkers”

  1. Lydia Says:

    Is this the same Walker’s that makes shortbread?

  2. Jeremy Says:

    I did a little looking, as I too share an affinity for exotically flavo(u)red crisps.
    There are some folks selling packages on eBay — and while there are none that are particularly exotic in auctions (aside from prawn cocktail) - there are a number of other sellers of crisps.

  3. Republic of Palau Says:

    The Thai sweet chili crisps are particularly nice: unfortunately her in the Netherlands we can only get those, the cheese & onion (and I agree with you, it is rather bog-standard cheese & onion taste) and the chicken & thyme flavours manufactured under the Lays brand name (who now own Walkers, I believe).

    Something I really miss as a Brit in Holland is British crisp flavours. The most exotic you can get here is paprika flavour or grilled ham and a rather odd flavour called bolognese, a sort of tomatoey/herby/generally savoury mishmash of a flavour. No salt and vinegar, no Marmite or curry or lamb and mint sauce flavour crisps, not even sea salt and black pepper. No mini-poppadoms, no delciosu little oriental crackers…

    The Dutch crsips flavour situation is dismal, to match the food outlook here generally. Better to stick to the cheesy snacks and borrelnoten.

    The only homegrown decent flavour I’ve found here was a brief foray that the Albert Hein chain took at Christmas into balsamic vinegar flavour. It didn’t last though. Too foreign. Too posh.

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