The first thing to address is the controversy regarding packaging in relation to content. There is no doubt that there are fewer Crisps in the average Slabs bag than others, but there is a very good reason for that: They are thicker and heavier than almost all other Crisps. To some extent, we would agree on the food packaging debate, but not with Crisps. They need and deserve the protection! No-one would be happy if a bag was full of mushed Crisps. This all leads on to the most notable feature of this packaging. The see-through traditional look is perfect for displaying the unique nature of these Crisps, but unfortunately this also leads the exhibition of limited content - We would suggest a smaller window. There is also a further unique offering. The single serving bags have the seals at the side, which is worth a star on its own. And to the more graphic design led aspects - the central description box does it's job very well, with a bold and dominant flavour colour coding that wraps from the top half around the back to the base of the bag. One small critique would be that the flavour should be in the same colour coding rather than a black box.
As these were so biscuit-like in their nature, they could help but Crunch like a biscuit rather than a crispy, snappy thinly cut Crisp. There was a good rate of degradation.
These were extraordinarily thickly cut Crisps. There was also a massive amount of visible seasoning. We would ordinarily only allocate five stars to those with a heavily oil blistered surface and beautifully deformed potato slices with bends, curls and gnarly edges. However, these should not be knocked down simply because they were so meaty and instead praised for how great they looked.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a mild Chilli Sauce aroma. The flavour is based on the popular Thai Sauces of this nature, but there was a slight overwhelming Potato backdrop to these. Neither were they particularly Sweet. However, while they were not completely comparable to Sweet Chilli Sauce, there was a mild Chilli flavouring and a tinge of Oriental Spices.