Shearer's have undergone yet another re-packaging process. They have re-positioned a number of flavors under a 'Home Style' banner. This design is just as striking as the broad black sided bags that are now under the Kettle Cooked section. They are basically the same, but in red. Each of these flavors has its own flavor coded color behind an outpouring of Chips. Nothing to fault, everything to praise.
These standard Chips had a light crispy crunch and a handful quickly turned into mushy potato once in mouths.
These were pretty thinly cut Chips that were light in color and texture. There were numerous oil bubbles on the surface of the Chips and some were burst from the thin nature of the sliced potatoes. There was little visible seasoning and some oil patches.
No less than a third of Shearer's Chips are flavor free. Or rather, without any seasoning except salt. This is Shearer's most Original recipe. The Chips have been cooked in partially hydrogenated Soybean Oil rather than a blend of Vegetable Oils. Soybean Oil is a Vegetable Oil but it is higher in the bad fatty aspects. We cannot be sure of a major taste difference between their Original varieties, so would not wish to mislead readers. However, this is what Shearer's have written about these Chips, "Our Classic has the distinction of being the sandwich sidekick. Some tastes just go together like old friends. Don’t let your favorite sandwich go lonely." So, Shearer's agree with us at Chips & Crisps - flavor free Chips do need the help of a sandwich to give them required flavor.