Kettle Chips seem to churn out flavours more than any other, limited and seasonal editions seem to pop up all over the place. So I was pretty happy to find a new one today, in a very sexy dark packet. This is an extremely interesting sounding variety that promises saucy, sweet and spicy goodness. I couldn't wait to try it out.
So yeah, there are four distinct parts to this flavour, which lends it quite a Chinese air. The soy is probably the most noticeable in the chips, a dark, saucy flavour that is certainly very well done. As for the spice, we have the chilli and ginger working together, and while there certainly is a nice hot kick to these, I couldn't exactly pick out a distinct ginger flavour, and the spiciness didn't really live up to the promise of the chilli. As for the honey, I couldn't make it out, but there did seem to be a sweetness to the chips that was quickly overpowered by the soy taste. This certainly isn't a bad bag of crisps, they're saucy and spicy and have quite a unique taste. They're just not quite up to the standard of other Kettle Chips I've tried. There just seems to be too much going on in the bag, and each flavour doesn't get the focus it deserves. Still, it wouldn't hurt to pick up a bag while they're around.
My rating: 3/5