Half of a Tyrrell's pack is taken up by flavour colour coding, which is exactly as it should be with modern bag designs. There is also a uniform design across the range, which ticks another box. Each pack features a mildly amusing black and white photograph that hints towards the flavour. This not only works well, but it gives the company a light hearted appeal.
Many of Tyrrell’s varieties are hardened by well infused oil. These were no different. The crisp crunch of the first bite was maintained throughout the munch process right to the end.
Just like the pig’s tail in the car in the front of bag image, these Crisps were curly and bendy. They were oil stiffened and most had complete outer edge coverings of potato skin. They were medium to dark yellow in colour, with few oil boils and less seasoning visible.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed an oddly familiar smell that we could not quite place, but once we got over the influence of the bag’s flavour description, decided that it was like creamy Ham. We were a little surprised that the Brie was specifically named as Cotswold Brie, because the Bacon was not something similarly obscure to add panache, ‘Outer Hebrides Bacon’ or something. Nevertheless, the Brie was identifiable individually, but there was a creamy backdrop to what was a rather Ham like flavour. If pressed we would say that was a sort of mild salty bacon like flavouring, but it was not overpowering. Nevertheless, the combo worked well together.