It's been a while since I've found a new flavour of big bag crisps, Kettle Chips just don't seem to be pumping them out like they used to. Thankfully Tesco are providing with the release of not one, but two limited edition flavours, the most interesting of which is this shrimp version. Now, I had to look up the difference between prawn and shrimp just now, I wasn't particularly sure if they were different things. But lo and behold, prawns are normally the big ones, while shrimp are the little ones. They also taste pretty similar, so I don't really what the point in that explanation was, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to discern the taste of either in crisp form.
Whatever the case, these do have a bold shrimp/prawn/seafood flavour, and it's pretty pleasant. Like a prawn cocktail crisp, but a lot more refined and natural tasting. Just on its own it might have been a little bland, but the extra bits kick it up a notch. The lime gives the crisps a nice tartness that isn't too sharp, and while the garlic isn't particularly noticeable, it does linger in the background and provides an additional kick of flavour. The balance of the elements might be a little off, but this is a pretty damn good bag of crisps, and an interesting, different flavour on offer from Tesco. Worth picking up while they're still around.
My rating: 4/5