On days when I’m feeling lazy and indecisive, I’ll often go for a meal deal at the a supermarket on Colmore Row for lunch. It’s not always the most inspiring of meals, but on perusing the vast crisp selection I noticed that Tyrrell’s Veg Crisips were included in the meal deal – a great bargain, considering the individual cost of £1.41 was nearly half of the cost of the meal deal.
Made up of thin slices of parsnip, beetroot and carrot, the first thing that is easily noticeable is the colour; the curls of red, orange and beige reminded me of an edible potpourri selection, rather than a dull bag of crisps. Taste wise the choice of the sweeter root vegetables complemented the sea salt flavouring to give it a really interesting balance of flavours. And whether intentional or not, I found that the thickness of the crisps varied, meaning some there was a difference in taste and texture amongst the same crisp selections.
A tad pricey individually, Tyrrell’s vegetable crisps are a nice change from a standard bag of potato crisps, with more variety of flavours within the individual packet. Nutritionally, though made from vegetables they’re not exactly health food, but they do make a nice, savoury treat.