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Jan 19, 2014 02:12 PM

Tyrells Hand Cooked English Chips

Anyone try these? I just bought Sweet Chili & Red Pepper. Gluten free, Vegan and the bag lists the potato variety (Taurus) and where grown (Herefordshire). There is a slight heat but nothing that would make a big impression here with hot food afficianados.

Ingredients: potatoes, sunflower oil, sugar, natural flavor, onion powder, salt, tomato powder, cayenne pepper, parsley, jalapeno chili pepper, white pepper, paprika, ginger, star anise, basil, red pepper.

I am more interested in flavors sold in the UK, chicken, sausage, ham. Would love to try those.


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  1. I find them very good. No, "sweet chilli" chips/crisps are never very hot, but that has an interesting mix of flavour ingredients.

    My favourites so far are the "mature cheddar and chives", like a grownup version of the sour cream and onion, or other variations on the dairy and onion-family theme.

    Since the ones with "meaty" or "fishy" flavours contain actual meat or fish extracts, I think it is more difficult to export them. I've never seen them here (in Québec).

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    1. re: lagatta

      The cheddar is my favourite too, for similar reasons. I like the Worcestershire sauce one for a change once in a while too.

      I haven't seen the meat flavoured ones over here either, in Toronto. I would have loved to try some of them.

    2. I love those chips...that particular flavor. I have not yet found myself able to open a bag and not finish it off in one sitting.

      One of the women at the grocery where I buy them has a different favorite flavor fro Tyrells, but I don't recall what it is, If they are actually better than the sweet chili and red pepper, I best stay away.

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      1. re: debbiel

        Debbiel, at least the bags are small!

        1. re: debbiel

          "I have not yet found myself able to open a bag and not finish it off in one sitting."

          Same here. I am usually a bit surprised the whole bag is almost finished after I see there are only a few chips left.

          1. re: vil

            Damn it. It just happened again. This time with the sea salt and cider vinegar.

            1. re: debbiel

              Just be glad that they are small bags. I know full well that I am incapable of opening a bag of crisps without finishing it off (well, I'm not talking about mega-sized bags, but they are rare here in Montréal, at least in crisps I would buy). So I try to buy them only when there are guests.

        2. I really liked their vegetable chips- they were really flavorful with a nice salty not too salty balance

          1. Tyrell's is one of my recent favourite brands! I am lucky one of my local grocers put them on sale from time to time, sometimes down to $1.50 per bag!

            1. Really, really great brand of chips -- love all the flavors I've tried.

              They also make chips from parsnips -- my favorite salty snack.