O’Donnells of Tipperary Irish Sea Salt Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
50g 263 15.7g 1.3g 0.63g 0.2g
The vast majority of small Crisps manufacturers put some real effort into the design of their bags. Often aided by a sum they cannot really afford to pay a design company, but sometimes by sitting around a farm kitchen table thrashing out ideas with the local design savvy friend. This is why the design of these bags is so surprisingly disappointing. There is no design at all. The bags are plainly greyish coloured. The make is proudly written in massive letters. Ed, the owner, has even signed it. There is a small logo explaining the historic impact of Seskin Farm and a couple of graphic Crisps. It’s a shame really, we always like to promote the best of the small Crisps makers.
As with most Hand Cooked Crisps, these provided a firm and hearty Crunch. They lasted well into the eating process as well, before the inevitable last gasp deterioration to mush.
A traditional looking Crisp with al the appropriate properties in all the right places. There were some gentle curls and some irregular shapes. They were mostly yellow with a few paler areas where the oil blisters were large. There was even a gently coating of seasoning.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a less salty aroma than we expected. Not least because the flavour that followed hit the mark just about right. We are not the best at describing flavour free Crisps, which is what we generally consider sliced potatoes with just some salt added, but these were as good as this humble flavour can provide.