Burts Potato Chips
Address: The Klamp House, Belliver Way, Roborough, Devon, PL6 7BP
Telephone: 0800 023 7404
Burts Potato Chips
From our Devon home we make fantastic British potato chips to be enjoyed alone or shared with friends.
By carefully hand cooking in small batches we get an unbeatable crunch before adding a range of delicious natural seasonings.
Our quest for the perfect potato chip started over 15 years ago with just a single fryer, but bags of enthusiasm. Even then we would only use the finest and freshest natural ingredients. That’s why there’s nothing artificial in a bag of Burts.
But what you will find is our passion for great taste. And if that’s something you want to get involved with, then get in touch and let us know what our next big flavour could be.
Although we are pleased to have received recognition and awards for our hard work, we couldn’t have done it without you - our burtilicious fans. Your continued support inspires us to develop new ideas and fresh quirky flavours.
Burts Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar Potato Chips
A Nose Plunge Test featured a warm and inviting, not too sharp, vinegar aroma. I am a stickler for flavour descriptions though, and most salt and vinegar crisps over-balance with the vinegar partner of the duo. These did not do this. That is not to say there wasn't a fair and even balance of salt, it was just that the potato and its natural saltiness added warmth to a somewhat mild vinegar flavouring.
Burts Hand Cooked Sea Salt Potato Chips
A Nose Plunge Test revealed salted potato crisps. The flavour was also of oily, salty, potato crisps. There is little to add, except these stood tall among peers.
Burts Hand Cooked Devon Roast Beef
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a very mild beef stock aroma, which was as it should be. They lacked a bit of punch – I would have preferred it was stronger, but there was an unmistakable beef flavouring.
Burts Hand Cooked Spicy Chorizo
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a 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 lick of a crisp found a matching spicy, meaty taste that was a lot sweeter than the full taste essence, which balanced the ingredients very well to assume the bag description.
Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Groove Cut
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a spicy aroma, but it was not strong or memorable. There appeared to be a sweet and sour element to the taste. There is a lengthy combination of ingredients that go into making Levi Roots Reggae Reggae flavour, and these combine sufficiently well to deny a dominance of any. There was possibly a touch of noticeable tomato and onion, but the syrupy hot sauce after-hit was a most rewarding result.
Burts Mature Cheddar & Spring Onion
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a mild cheesy aroma. The flavour was interesting, but it wasn't quite as described on the packaging. I’m not sure what vintage Cheddar means, but it wasn't strong like mature cheddar. There was a peppery addition to the flavour. Spring onion may claim to be present, but the spicy flavour would suggest a slightly different, if equally tasty alternative, may have been masquerading as spring onion.
Burts Firecracker Lobster Potato Chips
A Nose Plunge Test featured a very faint peppery spice aroma. The flavour was much anticipated. You don't get crisps with a much more exotic-sounding name than Firecracker Lobster. There was certainly a mild spicy addition to the oily potato, but maybe because lobster has not got a particularly memorable flavour in itself, the exoticism remained with the name rather than the flavour.
Burts Hand Cooked Sweet Chilli
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a very mildly sweet and spicy aroma. It did not exactly conjure up imagery of Far-Eastern exotica, but it was pleasant. The odd crisp failed to deliver any flavour, but most were mild, if a quite subtle, sweet, and tangy spice punch. They did not taste of supermarket shelf sweet chilli sauce, but there was a small, ginger and mixed spice taste.
Burts Sea Salt & Crushed Peppercorns
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a mild cheese smell. A closer sniff and a delicate peppery aroma was also apparent. It was hard to pinpoint, but there was a very slight cheesy background taste to what were basically pepper crisps. Even the odd crisp without any black spots on lacked salt. In a flavour pairing, it is important that a balance is created. These were all pepper - Really nice pepper, but they would have needed to be called ‘Just Pepper,’ to get higher marks.
Burts Guinness Potato Chips
I do not particularly enjoy Guinness but had half a pint with these just to compare (yes, just half a pint). As there are no equals to compare this flavour with it is just left to the worthiness of the bag description. And yes, there was a sort of stout flavouring. Maybe even a marmite, beef stock taste, but it did not mimic the essence of the accompanying drink. However, a paradox was presented. A pint of lager followed and there were some crisps left over. They then tasted like Guinness. Perhaps that is the real revelation - They taste like Guinness unless you compare directly.
Burts Guinness Rich Beef Chilli
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a stout, maybe even best bitter aroma. The taste followed up in a similar vein. It was almost like biting into a warm and crusty steak and ale pie. There appeared to be less Guinness flavouring than the other option in the range, but there was certainly a beefy, meaty, well-seasoned taste, with a hint of onion and pepper. It did well to avoid the simple beef stock flavouring of many beef crisps, and instead posed as an original addition to a range I would certainly like expanded.