JACOB’S have been at the pinnacle of creating some of the tastiest baked snacks around, like Cheddars and Twiglets, and now they have combined two of Britain’s favourite snacks to create an even tastier treat for us all to enjoy. Cracker Crisps come in three different flavours and have all the taste and make-up of a baked snack with traditional crisp seasoning. Their texture is similar to that of Ritz cracker, a really buttery and smooth feeling that almost creates a sense of it melting in your mouth, even if that sounds slightly oxymoronic. But it is this creaminess, as well as the flavouring, that makes them so moreish that before you know it you’ve gotten through a pack in ten minutes.
The three flavours are Sour Cream & Chive, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar and Thai Sweet Chilli and all of them are just as tasty as each other. The Sour Cream & Chive flavour tastes a little bit like Sour Cream Pringles. But whereas the Pringles tend to have a lot of their flavouring in the middle of the crisp, the Cracker Crisp has its flavouring spread all over. This means the flavour isn’t as overpowering in certain parts of the crisp and therefore you get a more flavourful experience because of this.
The Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar flavour was arguably the most moreish and this is down to the fact that they have managed to balance the salt and vinegar. Unlike certain crisps like McCoy’s where the vinegar is so strong it almost burns the mouth and leaves your eye watering, Jacobs have managed to either use less vinegar or a vinegar of less strength to prevent a similar mouth overload. This makes the crisp a lot more enjoyable and the subtlety of the salty flavour just makes this crisp so nice. This packet was finished off the quickest.
The Thai Sweet Chilli flavour continued in the same vein as the previous two; indulgent flavouring on a creamy base that makes you unable to put the crisps down. Despite being a sweet chilli, there are some crisps that leave a burning sensation which lessens the satisfactory savoury taste of a potato based snack. But again Jacobs have managed to prevent this, maybe it has something to do with their crisps being baked. The flavouring does leave a tingle in the mouth which obviously builds up the more you eat them. But if you have just a portion or a few handfuls at a time then you won’t find the chilli overpowering in the slightest. If you are looking for new type of snack then you must definitely go for these but you must take heed at how moreish they are.
Calories – Sour Cream & Chive: 117 per 25g ‘serving’ (705 per bag) Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar: 117 per 25g ‘serving’ (705 per bag) Thai Sweet Chilli: 117 per 25g ‘serving’ (704.5 per bag)
Price – Sour Cream & Chive: 69p (ALDI) Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar: 69p (ALDI) Thai Sweet Chilli: 69p (ALDI)
Would We Buy Again (/5) – Sour Cream & Chive: 5 Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar: 5 Thai Sweet Chilli: 4