Marks & Spencer Great British Summer Beef Burger Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 200 11.6g 1.2g 0.50g 0.4g
For this range of Crisps, Marks & Spencer have devised a sort of promotional look and feel with cartoon drawings to provide evocative imagery of summer fun. It all works very well, but is less a Crisps bag design and more like a magazine article drawing. The design is however visible for its originality on shelves and is bright and colourful.
As with most Hand Cooked Crisps these were more crunchy than the more familiar, regular Crisp. The complete crunch process saw a crispy crack from first bite to last. At no time did the munch turn mushy.
The test bag featured a lot of irregularly shaped Crisps, a fair few broken Crisps and a similar amount of bent or folded Crisps. There was skin visible on most edges. There was also a light brown sort of colouring to what were matt oily looking surfaces.
A Nose Plunge Test featured a beef stock aroma. At first the taste resembled a similar beefy sort of flavour. Then it appeared to develop into a rather mustard flavoured beef. A few Crisps in and it finally took the shape of a greasy burger. It is not for us to say whether this interesting variety of flavours was inspirational, or a little misguided.