Darling Spuds West Country Cheddar Leek and Pink Peppercorns Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
40g 193 11.7g 1.4g 0.5g 0.4g
Darling Spuds have created a neat, tidy and minimalist design for their range of Crisps that places them into a modern and forward thinking category among their peers on the shelves. The little cartoony imagery adds a fun twist to serious sounding, imaginative flavours. The only criticism would be that more could be made of the flavour description, which should be more identifiable in its presentation.
These Crisps had a really good crunch straight through the initial bite to mushy final swallow phases. The munching featured a gradual degradation of the potato's solidity, with audible cracking throughout.
'Hand Cooked' in UK Crisps parlance describes a frying process that means fried in small batches. As that is the case with these Crisps it would probably be fair to say they were a little on the thin side (although still more thickly cut than regular Crisps). There were some bends and folds, but again, not as many as you might usually find with Hand Cooked Crisps. The colouring was a soft yellow and there were a lot of brown areas. There was also a plentiful helping of green parsley seasoning spots.
A first eaten Crisp and we had to double-check the flavouring written on the bag. There was a sort of old potato taste mixed with a mild cheesy flavouring. There were no noticeable Peppercorns and the Leek may have been represented by one of the additions mentioned on the back, but it wasn't a flavour that rose through the cheesy potato.