Marks & Spencer Venison Red Wine & Juniper Hand Cooked Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 156 9.2g 1.0g 0.28g 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.
Hand Cooked Crisps always provide a reasonable crunch and these were no different. They were not particularly thick, so did not compare with many hand Cooked Crisps, but this was not necessarily to their detriment because the degradation too much and then mush was reasonably paced
These were pretty exciting Crisps. There was a dark and dusky look and feel to them; plenty of visible seasoning. The oil blisters were small and plentiful. Although there were more than enough broken Crisps in the bag there were still sufficient whole ones to make a very good overall impression.
There was not much impact when the bag was opened for a Nose Plunge Test, but surely these Crisps could not possibly disappoint – it is rare that we come across such an exciting sounding flavour. The texture certainly promised plenty. Even the ingredients list read like a who’s who of fancy Crisps flavourings. There was Dried Cooked Venison, Ground Spices that included: Cayenne pepper, Coriander, Cardamom, and even Lemon Oil. Oh deer (Vension, geddit)! The flavour was a beefy stock with a peppery and even salty twist. Possibly one of the most eagerly anticipated, but eventual let-downs we have ever taste tested.