Saturday, 2 January 2016

Did you have a Merry Crisp-mas?! (Tyrrells review)

Tyrrells' festive crisp bags had a Christmas wishlist on them and I'm delighted to say that we ticked them all off : a reindeer-themed jumper (check - well, near enough anyway, mine's a penguin !), a jolly game of charades (check - Disney Charades was one of the things in Juliette's stocking), a mince pie or two (or even ten ! *burp* - check), a bracing Boxing Day walk (check - watching the waves crashing up on Hastings beach) and finally a stocking full of Merry Crisp-mas crisps.

Merry Crisp-mas was Tyrrells' festive offering and we all loved the slightly kitsch but decidedly Christmassy packaging. Inside the pack is a mixture of naturally red and white potatoes - two highly-prized varieties grown locally in Herefordshire, the white Lady Claire and the Highland Burgundy.

The result is a striking mixture that look as good as they taste. They are hand cooked until they are 'deep and crisp and even' (!) and delicately seasoned with a sprinkling of sea salt to bring out the natural flavours - when they taste this good, they don't need anything else. 

 Red and white always go together at Christmas time - just think of Santa's suit, cranberry sauce on white turkey breast meat, a robin redbreast on a snowy background, candy cane stripes ... - and now they can be in your crisp bowl too !

These are a imited edition, only available in Tesco and independent stores until 31st December, but if you're quick, you can still find them on the shelves. RRP £2.99 for 125g.

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.

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