So here I am sat on my sofa watching the first of two semi finals, feeling a bit low that England didn't make it out of the group stage. I've therefore decided to improve my mood with a few bottles of ale and a selection of new snacks from Burts Crisps. I've got to say it is helping or maybe I've just become use to woes of following England at international tournaments. Actually, I think it's because Germany have gone 4-0 up inside 25 minutes. No make that 5-0 inside half an hour.
So here's the first packet of Burts hand cooked crisps that I munched my way through. A simple sea salt flavouring using natural sea salt sourced from Cornwall. This was my first time eating Burts Crisps and I was immediately pleased with the awesome crunch of these proper crisps.
Wow!!! This next flavour is the most amazing cheese and onion crisp I had in a long while. I think though it's because Burts have swapped traditional onion flavourings for spring onion. It's to read on the packet that this flavour and the sea salt crisps are both gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
I'm saving the best till last (if not the most intriguing!). Who would have thought that Guinness and crisps would go together, well not in the conventional sense. It's not the full on flavour of the vintage cheddar & spring onion, but I'm lovin' the bitter taste combined with the crunch of the hand cooked crisp.
This for me though is the best of the lot. It's got two flavourings I love to see when choosing a packet of crisps; meat and spice. The beef flavouring is phenomenal and it's perfectly complimented by the jalapeno chillies Burts has used to spice it up. My new favourite crisps I think.
So as full time approaches and I drink the last of my River Cottage EPA, oh and Germany put another one past Brazil, I feel like my sorrows have well and truly disappeared. I have to say a big thank you Burts Crisps for a lovely evening.