Tyrrell’s – Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomato Hand Cooked English Potato Chips
Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
We’ve reviewed a few of Tyrrell’s Potato Crisps in the past, but now that they decided to try their hand at the US Market, and begin calling “CHIPS” by their rightful name, it’s a whole ‘nother ballgame!
According to Tyrrell’s marketing release: “Tyrrells is based on a farm in the picturesque English Herefordshire countryside and since its creation in 2002, has grown to become one of the UK’s best-loved premium potato chip brands. Tyrrells uses Herefordshire grown potatoes such as Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta, which are carefully hand cooked by the master fryers.”
Can we just segway for a quick second and say “WE WANT TO MEET A MASTER FRYER, COOL!”
Also, according to Tyrrell’s marketing release: “Tyrrells believes in uncompromised quality and the seasonings are prepared with only natural local home grown ingredients. The result is great tasting whimsical flavors. Tyrrells well-kept-secret-recipes are all part of creating a range of truly top-notch English chips.”
And again, can we just say that “WE’RE HOPING THAT TYRRELLS UK DECIDES TO BRING SOME OF THEIR EVEN MORE “WHIMSICAL” ENGLISH FLAVORS TO OUR SIDE OF THE POND!!!!”
Tyrrell’s Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomato Potato Chips are most definitely unlike any other chip flavor that we at Chip Review have ever tasted. The chips evoke an umami richness unlike any chips we’ve ever tasted. We didn’t taste too much of the sweetness from the sun dried tomatoes at first, but with the more chips we ate some of the tangy, vinegary tomato concentration did seem to peak through.
Speaking of Worcestershire Sauce…we all know of it, we all use it, but if you are like us, we don’t exactly know what it is. According to Wikipedia: It originated in Worcester, England. The sauce is fermented and most often used to flavor protein. Its ingredients include: malt vinegar (from barley), spirit vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies, tamarind extract, onions, garlic, spice, and flavouring. The “spice, and flavouring” is believed to include cloves, soy sauce, lemons, pickles and peppers.
After a few handful of these chips, the aftermath definitely left us with a bit of unexpected, and wholly welcomed, heat on the backs of our throats!! We simply can’t describe this flavor any further….we can just say, that we really enjoyed its complexity!! Especially combined with Tyrrell’s crispy, thinner potato “chips”!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip provided to Chip Review from Tyrrell’s Potato Crisps for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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