Kettle Chips certainly keep it simple. And so shall we. Colour coded bags. Colours associated with the flavour. Minimalist design. Plain but fairly perfect. We included the write up for the standard Kettle Chips design because this is only a minor variation. The fonts are the same, the bold colours individualising the flavours are the same. But this time, a chopping board plays host to a simple photo of the ingredients. Kettle knock it out of the park again.
Hardly surprisingly, given the thickness of these Crisps, the Crunch was a hard and firm Crunch, rather than the mushy munch often associated with regular Crisps. The Kettle Cooked nature of the Crisps affirming their gradual decline to mulch.
Hopefully you forgive us our joy at the look of Crisps, because these were really quite beautiful. They were thick and meaty. Even chunky, such was the density. There were hardened oil boils. Plus a tinge of brown, including to the edges, to a rich dark yellow. There were also green flecks everywhere. Outstanding.
A Nose Plunge Test did not auger well. A rather odd smell emanated from the bag; a sort of meaty, perhaps beef, flavour with possibly Plum, but we were looking for it. Not a good start, but what about the far more important flavour? Now as these were such an original flavour, perhaps even odd, when considering the three different flavourings, it was a bit of a challenge to identify the distinct flavourings individually. There was an undoubted sweetness and a certain Plumminess to a meaty backdrop. We applaud the introduction of these unique artisan flavourings. Not the best of this partnership range, but a great addition nevertheless.