Friday, September 5, 2008
Hey, Walkers! Yeah, you in the pink bag!
(Another item from that box of goodies from Anastasia)
It has been a while since I've had a prawn. But there is certainly a seafood flavor to these crisps. They have a smoky sweetness, and I wonder if that's the MSG. I'm not scared of MSG, though. I go to no great lengths to avoid it and I've never noticed it giving me a headache.
Like the smoky bacon flavor I tried the other day, these are thinly sliced and do not stand up to much chewing, but I don't seem to mind anymore because this flavor is much better. Now, unlike with the smoky bacon crisps, the salt level balances rather than overwhelms. The flavor is a bit uneven; some of the chips individually were better than others. When eating them singly, I really liked the ones that swung away from the sweetness and toward the prawniness. Luckily, I don't have to eat them one at a time. I can chew them in great wads of crisp, sweet and sour prawnicity. And that's how I like them.
I'm guessing these small bags are inexpensive in the UK, which makes them a very good value for the money. If they are the British equivalent of my favorite 25cent bags of cheese balls, they'd be perfect, but I assume they're a little pricier than that. Still, I'd eat these again - fer sure - and am now wondering about the feasibility of planning a vacation with the goal of trying more flavors.