Tyrrell’s – Mature Cheddar & Chives Hand Cooked English Potato Chips
Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
A few days ago we mentioned that due to our unfamiliarity of, and to better help acquaint ourselves with, the potato crisp CLASSIC FLAVOR of the UK that is Mature Cheddar & Onion, we decided it was best for our taste buds to confront two different companies’ versions of the classic flavor combo during the same tasting. In other words, dueling UK cheddar and onion crisps – bring’em on!!
We’ve reviewed a few different flavors of Tyrrell’s Potato Crisps in the last few months, and so far, so good. With these Mature Cheddar & Chives Crisps Tyrrell’s gives us some very fresh and vibrant flavored crisps. The inclusion of chives, in addition to onion, adds another layer of flavor that reminds us just a bit of good sour cream and onion chips. The tangy cheddar cheese delivers a nice amount of sour salt, but we don’t really get any of that earthy, aged funk that is often associated with ‘mature’ cheeses. Plain and simple, we liked the seasoning of these crisps quite a bit.
We were not as thrilled with the potato crisps themselves in this bag. In our opinion their crunch was off…. The dense, thin cut crisps just seemed liked they had been triple dipped in the kettle oil, which resulted in a heavy, tooth cracking crunch of a crisp. The potato’s natural flavor was good, but many of the crisps were broken into smaller pieces, diminishing the eating experience ever so slightly.
Tyrrell’s Mature Cheddar & Chives are good crisps overall, definitely better than a lot that’s out in the marketplace today, but we’re not going to gush over them the same way we did recently for their wholly unique Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomato flavored crisps.
So, in the end, who has the better Cheddar & Onion Crisps – Scotland or England? Let’s just say we’d enjoy a bag from either, and leave it at that!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Crisps provided to Chip Review by Tyrrell’s Potato Crisps for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
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©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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