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I've got some packets of the new flavours of crisps from Walkers. They're have a vote on which one should join their regular stable and although I'm not interested in that, I would like to see how close they get to the actual flavours.

So first up is Duck in Hoisin Sauce. The smell is very meaty, possibly a bit too yeasty but not unpleasant. I give a crisp to chilledchimp. She's no fan of Duck but she's joining in. We both try some and, you know, that's pretty close. It's not what you'd call a good Duck but it's definitely duck and there are quite strong undertones of onion, possibly a bit too sharp, and there's the sweet almost smoky flavour of the hoisin sauce. There's even the slight greasiness that you get with duck.

So, all in all, I'm pretty impressed. I don't think I'd eat them again but it's a very good try.



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Feb. 8th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm very partial to crisps. I had 3 packets yesterday. Please post reviews of the others as you get through them. I'm going to look for the new flavours at the supermarket tomorrow.
Feb. 8th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Sainsburys have them in 6 packs with 2 each of 3 flavours, £2 for 2 packs.
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I've actually put the bag of my Walker's "Great English Dinners" crisp assortment. Mmmm... lamb flavoured crisps...
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
I found these to have quite a good cucumbery element, not what one expects in a crisp. Not sure it entirely worked, and I would have liked more hoi sin taste, but they were among my favourites of the 6.
Feb. 10th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I approve of the word "cucumbery". :o)
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