Tesco Finest Smoky Braised Ribs with Ancho Chilli Crisps Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
25g 130 7.2g 0.6g 0.3g 0.5g
The flavour description is so long it needed the whole of the front of the bag to fit it on! The flavours are colour coded on a black bag and there is a retro styled cartoon image of the ingredients. The large writing dominates and the handwritten style makes it look a little confusing and hard to read. It is an effort at design, but only at an own brand level. It does not compare favourably with some of the Crisps specific company designs, despite Tesco's financial resources.
Although thickly cut, these Crisps did not provide a hardened or brittle munch. Instead, the Crunch was consistent throughout; breaking up like a biscuit but munching like a traditional Crisp.
These were thickly cut Crisps, with some flattened and hardened oil blisters. The main feature was the coating which was a splendid mix of different coloured powders, ranging from a subtle yellow to a dark brown. Very exciting looking Crisps that would accompany a white bread sandwich with great character.
A Nose Plunge Test was not required. The aroma flooded the room as soon as the bag burst open: Very impressive. Many co-packed Crisps lack in quality but these did not fit that category at all. Although the word “Braised” is a little misleading – it effectively just adds another word, there was a meaty flavour somewhat akin to Pork Ribs. The Chilli was also nicely balanced. Despite being a Limited Edition offering and a rather unique flavour combo, it would not be a surprise to see these highly successful Crisps return to Tesco shelves at some stage in the future.