Taylors Food Group
Address: Moncur, Inchture, Perthshire. PH14 9QF
Taylors Welsh Crisps
We haven't got much information on this new product line yet, but this is what appears on the Taypack website (the people that also make Mackie's Crisps).
"We use only the best potatoes "born and raised in Wales" in the Taylors Welsh Crisp range together with specially selected natural seasonings and our own unique cooking process.
With traditional and Welsh varieties to choose from in both 150g sharing and 40g individual bag formats."
Mackie's of Scotland work with Taylors to make their excellent crisps. Here is a link to the reviews.
Taylors Cheese & Onion Crisps
This is not something I say often, but these smelled of cheese and onion. There was a mild cheese and a warm potatoey flavouring, laced with a hint of onion. It was a pleasant experience but could have been stronger.
Taylors Sea Salt & Vinegar Crisps
The Nose Plunge Test I carried out was familiar. It is reasonably common for this flavour to smell like a vinegar-soaked cardboard box. There was a good balance between the salt and the vinegar, which was impressive, but the vinegar was not the mildest of flavours and needed further evening out by the salt.
Taylors Beef & Horseradish Crisps
It is difficult to be disappointed with a snack that delivers on what it promises on the bag description, but these were slightly underwhelming. I would add a caveat to that though because there was horseradish and there was beef. It was just a little too mild. Maybe it should have been as an overwhelming flavour could have affected the balance. It should also be noted that part of the reason for this mildness was the additional thickness of the crisps themselves.
Taylors Spicy Chilli Crisps
There was a spicy aroma but not necessarily chilli. Most chilli flavoured crisps claim heat but rarely deliver the goods. Then you have those that add the word ‘Sweet’ in front of chilli, which although a nice Thai sauce, and indeed an enjoyable crisp, compromises on the best aspect of the flavouring. Not these – They hit the mark and even ventured slightly over the line of so spicy they could be too hot for some. I have said it several times in other reviews if you include the word ‘Chilli’ make them hot and spicy like chillis.
Taylors Flamegrilled Steak Crisps
A Nose Plunge Test suggested a mild beef stock cube aroma. I am aware that crisps manufacturers feel an onus to introduce rambunctious flavour descriptions, but this often does their product a disservice. These did not taste like flame-grilled steak, but they did taste like good old honest mild, and potato infused, beef crisps. There is nothing wrong with that.
Taylors Lamb & Mint Crisps
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a clear smell of lamb and mint. This is quite unique. Not only does it claim an uncommon mix, but also a confirmed smell. The flavour echoed the aroma, although it was perhaps a little muted. There was also a backdrop of stock that could be described as beefy, but probably more fairly described as meaty.
Taylors Sea Salt Crisps
These Crisps managed to tread the line brilliantly between just a little too salty, and comforting potato. As they were also more thickly cut than regular crisp comparisons, they will also make a meaty and inviting accompaniment to any sandwich.
Taylors Crispy Bacon Crisps
To many, bacon tastes like bread and brown / red sauce, as that is often how it is served. Maybe this is why there are two types of bacon available in supermarkets: Smoked and unsmoked. Unsmoked invariably tastes of water and smoked is all about the smoking process. This is why bacon flavoured crisps can be a little confusing, as they offer flavour that we are often not used to. I, therefore, compared these to other bacon crisps. And these were quite faithful, if a little muted. There was even a tinge of spiciness.