I’m also tempted by the stupid flavours that the coffee chains serve around Xmas (black forest gateau latte, mint choc chip cappuccino), but never buy them, mostly because I’m embarrassed to ask for them.
Anyway, a few months ago, Walkers ran a competition, Do Us A Flavour (do you see what they did there?) and I entered, using David’s idea of Nottinghamshire Mushy Peas and Mint Sauce flavour but tweaking it: my entry was Wasapea: mushy peas, sour cream and wasabi.
It wasn’t shortlisted because Walkers are obviously fools, but I did buy two bloody multipacks of the nouveau flavours; here are my reviews of them.
Cheesy beans on toast: I liked this, it had a good mixture of Lidl value baked beans tomato sauce and cheesiness. However, I object to these childish flavours. We’re not five years old. We need more sophisticated flavours (e.g. mushy peas, sour cream and wasabi).
Chicken chip shop curry: Does a good job of replicating the curry sauce you get in chippies (i.e. it’s quite sweet), but I remain unconvinced that curry is a good crisp flavour.
Hotdog with ketchup: This tasted like the old tomato sauce flavour but with added smoky notes. My favourite.
Sizzling steak fajita: I'm pretty sure that McCoy's already cover the steak flavour crisp market. Tasted both bland and unpleasantly of paprika.
Pulled pork: Sweet meat. Not great.
Ranch racoon: What? Racoon is not a crisp flavour. This is like Cajun Squirrel all over again. David also had a packet and commented that it tasted "like bins".