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We're proud of what we do. Our crisps are made in the traditional way using only natural ingredients and we want to keep it that way. So we thought why not make a classic Onion flavour using only simple, real ingredients?
This delicate balance of Gourmet Onions, Chives and Marlborough Sea Salt will definitely tantalise your taste buds. Let your cravings begin!
My kids love chips, comply love them and could easily go through a bag in one sitting if I let them, so it was no surprise that they all reached for this when it came out of the review box. These chips have that gorgeous crunch that we expect from Proper Crisps and they don't all look the same which makes them feel like an authentic, handmade product and it seems like there would be better all round as they're not sticking with a 'perfect' potato with which to make these crisps. Opening it up, we all gave the packet a sniff and all agreed that there wasn't any discernible smell to them.
A friend of ours was around when these were opened up, so we offered some to him which he curiously accepted. He found the subtle taste to them to be rather nice, enjoyed the texture and loved how crisp they were, quickly checking what brand it was so he can keep an eye out next times he does his shopping. My mum also agreed that she enjoyed the subtle flavour and found them to be morish. My ten year old thought it was absolutely delicious and would finish off a bag on his own, my nine year loved the crisps as well but didn't enjoy the final pieces at the bottom which had ended up with a stronger flavour, while my seven year old has asked me to buy it again.
I, personally, prefer sour cream and chives, there's something about the edge of this flavour that doesn't quite sit right with me, but my kids loved it so I'll buy it for them.
I do love Proper Crisps. Good size crisps, and good strength to them too, they are a quality product. This new variety is a trip down memory lane for me. Opening the bag, there is a faint familiar scent, and a tingling of the senses. Biting into the first chip, there is an instant burst of flavour that reminds me of the kick to the taste buds you'd get when you ate Munchos Spicy Tomato flavour. As soon as that flavour hits though, it dissipates and you are left with a lingering aftertaste. That lingering aftertaste is somewhat similar to the Bluebird Original Cut Sour Cream and Chives.
It calls into question what about these chips makes them onion flavoured? Is that first bite zinger a hit of sweetness like that of a red onion? Whatever that flavour is, it isn't distinguishable enough to be able to tell what it is. You can just tell that there is a flavour there.
It is interesting to have two such distinctive flavours in the one chip though, and it works really well having a burst of intense flavour that gets replaced by a longer lasting flavour sensation. Combine that with the superior form of the Proper Crisp crisp and you have a winner in my books. An ideal frontrunner when you are putting together the kiwi onion dip for a party, rather than just picking a random assortment or crisps. They could certainly tweak the formula slightly to give it more of whatever ingredient gives it that initial burst. That is the bit that really sells the chip for me. If I want sour cream and chives, I'd just buy the Bluebird ones.
They have their points of difference. They just need to increase the gap further to make sure they stand out.
I fell in love with the salt and vinegar chips these guys make because it doesnt leave my mouth feeling all acidic and painful the way regular s&v chips do, so when I was offered a chance to try a flavour so new it didn't even have its own bag yet, I was keen.
Opening the bag didn't hit me with any big flavours or smells so I was wary. The first few chips I ate were very mild flavoured so it was suggested that I roll the top of the bag closed then turn it upside down and give it a good but gentle shake to make sure the flavour was evenly spread. That worked because the next crisp was so much more flavourful. The flavour that came through was something closer to sour cream and onion. I could taste onion and chives but there was something else there that brought to mind that sour cream flavour you get in the mass market chips. No complaints from me though coz thats another flavour I really enjoy.
Assuming these will hit supermarket shelves with a price tag the same as the rest of the proper range they will be on the high end of what I would pay for crisps but I have to be honest and say that if they are the same prices as the rest, I will probably grab a bag of salt and vinegar over these. Nothing wrong with them but the flavour isn't unique enough for me to give up my preferred flavour snack chips of choice. I think the recipe may need a bit more work to refine the flavour to either admit to or remove the hints of sour cream. Apart from that though this is yet another great product from a company with a great attitude and reputation. Not every new flavour is going to be a market-killing hit so its no big deal this isnt one to rave about, but if you like that taste then you are wiser to choose a bag of these over a cheaper but less worthwhile mass-produced brand.
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