CHEESE has always been one of the most popular base flavours to be used in Crisps, either on their own or accompanied by something else. The slight problem with creating new Crisps using Cheese though is that a lot of Cheese flavoured Crisps tend to taste the same.
Apart from obvious taste differences, one of the biggest things when sampling Cheese is the differences in texture which adds to the taste and experience of eating it. Whether it’s the standard taste of Cheddar to the crumbliness of Wensleydale, or the creaminess of Gouda to the gooeyness of Brie and Camembert, there’s so many differences to the textures of Cheese that it’s really hard to replicate them in things like Crisps and snacks.
Kettle Chips are unfortunately one of the biggest companies to turn lovely Cheesy sounding flavours into disappointing tastes that don’t feel particularly new. It’s a massive shame as their latest Baked Camembert & Oak Smoked Garlic Crisps sound extremely nice but end up being quite anti-climatic. It’s probably virtually impossible to recreate the gooeyness of Baked Camembert that makes it so luxurious to dip into or melt onto foods into a Crisp and unfortunately the Cheesy flavour just tastes like any ordinary Cheese flavoured Crisps. The Garlic doesn’t really add much either. There’s a slight Garlic like heat in a few Crisps but this is extremely few and far between.
As Crisps, these are nice and being Kettle Chips they do have that satisfactory crunch to them but they are unfortunately not really as they’re advertised and probably won’t live long in the memory disappointingly.
Price: £2 (Sainsbury’s)
Calories: N/A (Will be found later)
Would We Buy Again (/5): 2