Marks & Spencer Hand Cooked Prawn Tom Yum Potato Crisps Fragrantly Spiced with Lemongrass, Ginger & a Hint of Chilli Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 150 7.1g 0.8g 0.33g 0.6g
Flavour colour coded bag – check. An unrelated and unnecessary pattern – check. The flavour description prominent and central – check. A photo of the alleged contents – check. Uninspiring and not worthy of a design description in the modern day.
Hand Cooked Crisps tread a fine line. They should be more crisp and crunchy than Regular Crisps. They can also be more brittle and include sharp edges which can create a rather unpleasant and sometimes painful experience. These trod that line perfectly. The crunch sustained throughout the eating process with a gradual decrease in solidity paced eaqually well.
These were quite brilliantly attractive Crisps. There were loads of irregularly shaped Crisps as is synonymous with Hand Cooked Crisps. There was seasoning and potato skin edges. There was also a healthy amount of oil blisters.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a welcoming Thai restaurant kitchen - Nothing specific, but certainly enticing. With so many flavours included it would take a very well paid wine expert type palate to describe these accurately. As Crisps enthusiasts with lots (and lots) of experience of trying and describing Crisps we are probably well placed to describe flavours by now, but we would certainly not claim the skills required to pick out each of these flavours. The Ginger was evident, as was the Lemongrass. The hint of Chilli must have been just that; a hint. Tom Yum is fairly specific – we would say it was a pleasant, while generically muted Thai flavouring.