Tesco Finest Hand Cooked Hot Jalapeno Chilli Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
30g 130 7.2g 1.0g 0.3g 0.3g
The bags are flavour colour coded and there is a background image of potato fields. The info is laid out nicely, with the nutrition contents at the bottom and the selling points at the top - how wonderfully good for you the oil is (sic), that sort of thing. There is also a square in the centre with the flavour written inside it. Unfortunately it's all a bit bland and unimaginative.
There was no doubt that the oil saturated surfaces led us to expect a hard and brittle experience, but this was most certainly not the case – they were almost soft in comparison to some Hand Cooked peers. They crunched evenly and consistently, but there were no hard, brittle cracks and splinters.
These were angry looking Crisps. They featured virtually transparent surfaces infused with a hardness and oil blisters. The coating was a sinister looking orange that filled the awaiting taster with one though – get a glass of water handy.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a mild peppery aroma. This conjured the thought; “Don’t say it’s going to be lacklustre.” There is after all, nothing more disappointing than a hot and fiery Crisp that is not hot and fiery. But what’s this? A handful of Crisps included a little silver bag! We had to have a double take of the front of the bag, and yes indeed, it did say it included a sachet to make the Crisps extra hot if you wanted. This both excited us and disappointed us. More - Much more should have been made of the sachet inside. Did we take the challenge? Of course. And it worked. What were pretty average Jalapeno flavoured Crisps were most certainly enhanced. This little drama also affected our concentration. The packet was empty before we started on the review so this may be a mark more than they are worth!