Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Walkers Flavour Cup: Part Two

Brazilian Salsa

An ambiguous plasticy flavour with a vague hint of something resembling a tomato or a pepper. Barely deserving of Zidane's attention, I'll give them a single headbutt.

(I bet the bag tastes better.)

American Cheeseburger

They may have been ridged crisps as opposed to regular ones, but I've definitely had these before. They've got kind of greasy, pickly Big Mac flavour and as gross as that sounds, I quite like 'em. These get a respectable three headbutts out of five.

English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding

I assumed these were just going to be the Argentinian steak flavoured ones in a different bag, but they've done a great job here capturing a drier roast beef flavour. I've only had Yorkshire pudding once or twice, so I'm not sure what to look for in that department - There's definitely a faint secondary flavour of some kind, but I can't quite place it. Being right up there with their Argentinian counterparts, I'll give these four headbutts out of five.

German Bratwurst Sausage

These have got quite a sweet bacon flavour. I'm not sure how that stacks up to the actual taste of a bratwurst sausage, but I'm definitely a fan. Another three headbutts coming right up.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Walkers Flavour Cup: Part One

To coincide with the World Cup, Walkers have fifteen new crisp flavours out competing in the "Walkers Flavour Cup""for the prestigious title of "Walkers Flavour Champion". I'm struggling to think of a more pointless contest, but I'm all for weird new snack foods, so I'll be checking them all out over the summer and rating them in Zidane headbutts out of five (the only scale that matters). Let's kick off (*gets shot*) with this lot:

Dutch Edam Cheese

Calling these Edam flavour is a bit of a stretch. They taste just like every other cheese-flavoured crisp you've ever eaten. That's not to say they're bad though, I quite liked them - probably more than I would have liked Edam-flavoured ones. I'll give these three Zidane headbutts out of five.

French Garlic Baguette

A pretty spot-on garlic bread flavour, with a really strong buttery taste. If that's your thing, you won't go far wrong with these. Personally, butter kind of makes me wretch. I'll give these two Zidane headbutts out of five.

Argentinian Flame Grilled Steak

Definitely the pick of this bunch with a tasty and pretty convincing beef flavour and a hint of onion. I'll give these an impressive four Zidane headbutts out of five.

Japanese Teriyaki Chicken

Generic oriental-spice-flavour crisps. There's a bit of ginger in there and a vague meaty flavour - nothing your taste buds will get too excited about though. I'll give these two Zidane headbutts out of five.