Oh boy. People are learning about my weakness: chips! Honestly, I can’t say no to them so when I was offered the opportunity to product test various chips by Tyrrells I of course said yes!!! Did they ever deliver.
“Tyrrells chips are made from the finest, carefully selected potato varieties in the county of Herefordshire, England. Made with no artificial ingredients (they are gluten free and vegan friendly too!) they make the perfect snack whether enjoyed in England or abroad.”
I had never had these particularly chips before and so I was extra curious about them.
And… They came in the coolest packaging I have ever seen!
I am totally going to use this case for crafting supplies and love the old-school classic photos they used on their packing…
OK, OK, that is all well and good but what about the chips? How do they taste???!!!
“As you can see from our wonderful little guide… perfection comes in all shapes and sizes – well, six at least. We strongly believe that uniformity is for the boy scouts, not the chip bag; whoever first said ‘variety is the spice of life’ was spot on in our book. So, next time you crack open a bag of Tyrrells, keep your eyes peeled for the chaps mentioned above, and do let us know which is your favourite.” ~ Tyrrells’ site
Tyrrells absolutely successfully created various shapes with their English potatoes to make exciting chips to eat. Super impressive. I love that they are so chip-obsessed this particular issue was that important to them and I agree, uniformity is boring!
I almost always like the strongest and most robust and potentially overwhelming flavour the most but this time, that was not the case. All the chips are amazingly crispy and fun to eat. They have a hardiness to them, a real crunch factor I totally adore. Nothing is worse than a wimpy chip!
My favourite of the three was the Worcestershire Sauce and Sundried Tomato Flavour chips. They were not as powerful as the Barbecue, which are sweet and slightly spicy and awesome, but there was something in the subtle sweet and savoury flavour combo that I found quite addicting. Also, it was new to me. I love new flavours so please note, I am quite biased as a result.
The Barbecue were very delicious and were hard to stop eating. Super flavourful, made with all natural flavours including smoked paprika and coloured with paprika extract. I love that on the package it refers to the “jolly optimism of the English barbecue” in hopes that it does not rain on the outdoor grilling parade. This way you can enjoy barbecue chips even if it is pouring outside.
The Lightly Sea Salted chips are a classic and made for those who just want the best basic chip around. I ate them too and loved how potato-y they are. Their flavour and crunch with subtle saltiness were all true to the essence of what makes a good potato chip.
All the chips are made with nothing artificial, are gluten-free and vegan-friendly. I was happy to see that even though there was around 9-10 grams of fat per 40 grams of chips, only 1 gram was saturated fat. Still, not a healthy snack to be sure but if you are looking to indulge a little when it comes to calories still want real flavour that comes from true natural high quality sources, check out Tyrrells.
The grocery retailers vary across Canada depending on region but in Vancouver they can be found at Safeway, IGA, Whole Foods among other smaller retailers. The suggested retail price is $3.99. I give them four out of five wooden spoons. I like them but I prefer much bigger and bolder flavours overall. If your tastes are more subtle, you will adore these.