Fairfields Farm Hand Cooked Sea Salt & Aspall Cyder Vinegar Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
100g 492 27.9g 2.23g 1.5g 1.6g
All bags are flavour colour coded with a rather sweet image of Robert & Laura from Fairfields Farms (well, we presume it’s them), walking their potato field. The logo features an arc of three lines, which may be a rainbow, but whatever its purpose, it is rather uninspiring. The flavour is written beneath the almost obligatory pile of Crisps. The emphasis is very much on the natural and home grown
The Crisps featured the sort of hardened oil boil texture that was replicated in the crunch. From the first crispy, crackling crunch to the last mushy munch, the deterioration of each Crisp was pretty much spot on.
The Crisps in our test bag were mostly large in size with a crispy looking surface featuring similarly random sized oil boils. There was a copious range of colours on most Crisps, from pale white through the full range of yellows, and finally a touch of red seasoning.
Cider Vinegar has become a rather artisan twist on the traditional Salt & Vinegar. 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 Cyder Vinegar matching up with the Potato and the Salt to provide a warm and munchful variation