Reviewed by: Nicole
Note: Tyrrells Chips graciously supplied me with seven bags of chips (one each flavor) for review. No other compensation was received. The review in this post is honest and my own.
Gift Guide Age Recommendation: 18+
I fell in love with English style chips when I visited England, Ireland and Wales during the summer of 2004. The flavor, the texture, the refined ratio of salt to potato… delightful!
Perhaps I am a potato chip snob, but the standard American grocery store potato chip purchase leaves me rather underwhelmed. I find them to be too salty. Usually, if you find a bag or two in my house it is because my husband wanted some snack foods. Either that, or we just had a grill out with friends.
My complaint about chips being too salty does not apply to Tyrrells Chips. The chips that have a flavor other than salt are flavored quite nicely. My personal favorite was the Mature Cheddar & Chives. They had a strong taste of real cheddar, not generic processed cheese. The Lightly Sea Salted Potato Chips were very delicate in their taste and you could still taste the potato (which I liked very much). The Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper did not skimp on either the sea salt or the cracked black pepper; in fact, I have to say that they are the best “salt & pepper” style chips I have ever eaten. My husband devoured the Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar and the Worcestershire Sauce with Sundried Tomato was surprisingly good. I would have never thought of putting Worcestershire on a potato chip, but it works very nicely and goes great with a strong cheese.
Who would like this gift?
I have to admit that any anglophile will adore these. So, any friend of yours who celebrates the birthday of “The Queen” every year with a complete tea service will love you forever for buying these for them.
If you are looking for something special to get your favorite cubicle mate, or a small token of your affection for your hairdresser, building security guard, or favorite study partner in college then a bag or two of these delightful chips would be a great choice!
I also recommend these as part of a gift basket. Paired with some good beer, some cheese, cured meats, and a few gourmet candies these would go from a good gift to an outstanding gift.
Where to Buy
You can purchase these products and view their whole product line by visiting Tyrrells Chips.
They are also available at Amazon.