Rating: ©©-3/4 chips (tolerable)
We are going to keep this review short and sweet, sort of like the deep rich magenta colored beet crisps in this bag….
Why, why, why, why would someone choose vegetable crisps over traditionally delicious potato crisps?? Your guess is as good as ours. And, while we are nitpicking, are potatoes not vegetables themselves? They are not fruit? Definitely not meat? Yep, potatoes are technically considered vegetables, so to specifically call these carrots, beets and parsnips, ‘vegetable crisps’ is sort of doing an injustice to potatoes. As you may or may not know, we have not reviewed many vegetable chips on our site, and the reason is simple, we don’t very much like them.
We know Tyrrell’s English Crisps are relatively new to our North American shores, but why anyone would try to compete against the vegetable chip kings of the West (Terra) is beyond us….?
Their are two things we should note regarding these vegetable crisps:
First of all, we’ve made a point of Tyrrell’s potato crisps’ texture in the past, but these vegetable crisps are a whole new dilemma. Each of the three vegetables have their own slightly different texture; none of which are necessarily pleasing. Visually, we cannot really tell the difference between the parsnip and carrot crisps, and unfortunately they take up the majority of the bag.
Secondly, the beet crisps exude a strong interplay between sweet and (extremely) salty, that was the only welcome surprise we could find among these crisps. The texture, color and richness somehow mimic the texture and flavor of some overcooked, crispy pieces of bacon. Now, isn’t that ironic – vegetable chips that taste a bit like the exact opposite, the anti-vegetable – bacon!
So, in the end, if you like vegetable chips then maybe you would like Tyrrell’s version, because in our opinion, they are just like all the rest.
As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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