John & John Handcooked Aspall Cyder Vinegar Potato Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 149 8.5g 0.5g 0.7g 0.2g
The John & John range features simplistic, yet fascinating imagery among geometric coloured shapes. They are flavour colour coded, with broad coloured areas mixing it with equally large white areas in a sort of semaphore effect. Each different flavour features what appears to be a rather random line drawing graphic of an animal. Best of all, each variety features a dominant No: 3 etc., to presumably represent how many different flavours there are. The overall effect borders on the right side of Terry Gilliam insanity! Quite simply, these are among the best food packaging designs we have seen, let alone Crisps.
As with many oil stiffened Crisps, these featured a premium Crunch that lasted from the initial bites through to mush stage. They did not crash and the weight of a munch but they were sufficiently thinly cut to avoid splinters and rigidity among the bites.
There was a fairly traditional look and feel to these Crisps. They say they are made in England, but they are a German company. They even featured a familiar mainland European greasy, almost transparent appearance on a backdrop of pale yellow. There was a lot of grease left on fingers after a bag plunge.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed little. There may have been a background of Vinegar but it was feint, as sadly, was the flavour. These Crisps featured the wonderful warm background of well cooked Potato, but the Vinegar was barely noticeable.