Burts Hand Cooked Spicy Chorizo Potato Chips Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
100g 514 28.8g 4.1g 1.4g 1.2g
Burts did have plain flavour colour coded bags just like market leaders, Kettle Brand. The update is among the best Crisp bags designs we have seen. Each flavour has a different coloured apron and each cook, standing with hands on hips, has a matching shirt. The brand name is nicely sized, and although we would prefer the all important flavour was given more prominence, this design is as good as any.
These Crisps had an outstanding crunch. It was crisp and light, yet brittle and snap crackly. The first bite featured a shattering noise, and this continued throughout the munching process. At no time did the Crisps turn to mush before they were swallowed.
Most of the Crisps were whole and intact in our test bag. There were oil boils and bumps and bends all over them. There were lots of irregularly shaped Crisps, which is typical with this style of cooking. There were yellow patches on the Crisps, but most were full of a dark orange seasoning powder.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a somewhat spicy, meaty aroma. The flavour was unique. There was clearly an undercurrent of oily, warm potato. There was also a back of the throat tingle from something spicy. Mostly, they simply tasted of Chorizo. A Crisp Licka Test found a spicy, meaty flavour that was a lot sweeter than the full taste flavour, which balanced the ingredients very well to assume the bag flavour description.