Since I was a boy, Walkers salt and vinegar flavour have been my favourite crisps. Now I am, alas, no longer a boy and worse still, no longer able to shove all manner of goodies into my face safe in the knowledge I would gain not a single ounce. I have to be discerning about my snack foods. I can’t waste my, erm, waist on unsatisfying sweeties.
The key is don’t eat them often but make them good when I do. a proper treat.
So it’s even more of an imposition when, quite apart from not being as flavoursome as my inner child reminds me they were, the crisps simply aren’t crispy. It’s a failure on their most basic level. I’m going to have to go for a run to get rid of the impact of a packet of uncrispy crisps that I didn’t enjoy.
However, there is light at the end of the green packet lined tunnel: A Deep Ridged light. These fantastic new additions burst with flavour so strong you can barely finish a whole packet. That’s a win/win as far as I can tell.
Although it does mean that after you roll down the packet to save what’s left, they are, like their flat cousins, invariably uncrispy when you come back to them.