Tesco Crisps Go Christmas GourmetNovember 20, 2011
What flavours come to mind when you hear the words a packet of crisps (or potato chips for my American readers)? Ready salted? Salt and vinegar? Cheese and onion? Well brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, because the humble crisp, the staple junk food and number one school-time memory of Brits everywhere, is about to get a Heston Blumenthal-type treatment in time for Christmas. Tesco are releasing a Christmas dinner in crisps from their finest range. It’s been nicknamed The Chrispmas Dinner Collection. But, of course!
Choose from a starter of Wensleydale and cranberry cheese flavour or spiced gammon flavour, followed by the main course of roast turkey and stuffing with onion gravy flavour. Finally, finish with a flourish by presenting… wait for it… mince pie flavour, the UK’s first sweet flavoured fried tuber slivers, seasoned with dried fruit, spices and buttery pastry. Mmmmm… yummy!
Top UK crisp making experts (I didn’t know they existed!) sourced the best potatoes and seasonings to make them really special. By the way, this range was inspired by Michelin-starred gourmet chef Hans Van Wolde, known as… the Dutch Heston Blumenthal. It’s a bit of fun for the party season, but it could also be the ultimate meal: if you’re the type who’s a stranger to a pot, a pan and a cooker, that is.
Hot cross bun and chocolate Easter egg flavoured crisps will be coming to a store near you – in January.