While Walkers minimalist designs generally abuse great design conventions with their bland and characterless styling, the Sensations range takes the same principles but gets it completely right. The bags are all black, which instantly makes them stand out on shelves, and even manages to add that upper class effect that they are going for. There is a broad flavour reference design in the centre and even the odd squiggly lines dotted about add to the exotic look and feel. For once Walkers have even taken the less is more approach with their small logo, which pops brightly from each bag.
There was a most rewarding crunch with these Crisps. The first bites were meaty and firm and there was never any brittleness. The crunch was sustained for a reasonable time before the thickness of the Crisps meant the mulchy stage appeared around two thirds of the way into the eating process.
For such a description packed flavour, these Crisps were relatively characterless. They were mostly flat, with very few oil boil disturbances on the surfaces. There was some skin on edges, and there was certainly some little green and red flecks here and there, but overall there was not much going on.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a slightly sweet and peppery aroma. The flavour was a little odd. There was a sweetness.There was also a hint of spice. There was not however anything identifiably Mexican about it. The Crisps were enjoyable, but had more of a very slight Curry tinge to them than any Mexican foodstuff influence.