Fairfields Farm Crisps, Ten Acre
Address: Fordham Rd, Wormingford, Colchester,
Essex CO6 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01206 241613
Website: www.fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk, www.tenacrecrisps.co.uk
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Fairfields Farm Crisps
Fairfields Farm is run by husband and wife team Robert and Laura Strathern. Both from farming backgrounds Robert and Laura grow potatoes in the Colne Valley, on the Essex Suffolk border, and are the third generation to do so on the family farm.
In 2006 Robert and Laura launched Fairfields Farm Crisps, which has grown into a brand synonymous with high quality and great tasting crisps!
In 2008 Fairfields also launched their own fresh potato range of prepacked and boxed bakers, which has gone from strength to strength across the Essex and Suffolk area.
At Fairfields we pride ourselves on being able to show our valued customers which field the potatoes are grown in, and where our potatoes are stored, graded, washed, cooked and bagged– all on our family farm in the village of Wormingford.
So whether its handcooked crisps flavoured with natural ingredients sourced from East Anglia, or the freshest potatoes washed and packed ready for your convenience, here at Fairfields Farm – we pride ourselves on being the potato product experts!
Fairfields Farm also now manufacture Ten Acre Crisps, which can be found at the link below.
Fairfields Farm Lightly Sea Salted Crisps
These crisps were both traditional in look and feel but also featured an original and nostalgic taste. They were oily, thickly cut, very crunchy, and enjoyed a very light smattering of salt. If anything, there was not quite enough salt, even for the lightly salted claim.
Fairfields Sea Salt & Aspall Cyder Vinegar
Cider vinegar has become a rather artisan twist on the traditional salt and vinegar flavour. Fairfields have created a nicely balanced crisp, but it should be noted that the reason salt and vinegar has proven such a success as a flavour is the tartness and the subtle combination that salt plays with malt vinegar. These should, therefore, be judged upon their unique proposition rather than the traditional flavouring. And they succeed quite nicely, with the sweetness of the cider vinegar matching up with the potato, and the salt, to provide a warm and munchful variation.
Fairfields Farm Sweet Chilli Crisps
Sweet chilli is a tough flavour to get right. It needs the right amount of kick, but the sweet tanginess of the traditional flavouring to keep you wanting to go back for more. These managed to balance both nicely. What was fairly unique is the flavour had no Thai or Asian influence, unlike so many of this flavour description.
Fairfields Farm Bacon & Tomato Crisps
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a moderate bacon aroma. The taste was immediately sweet. While I was trying to identify the flavour a sort of cider vinegar flavouring dropped into the background, as if parachuted onto the wrong target. There may have been a hint of sweetish tomato, but I couldn’t find anything bacon-like.