Author Topic: Crisps that made me exclaim "Holy hell, those are good!" to an empty room!  (Read 1874 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ksand24

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 19611
  • Joined: Jan 2007
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 1976
Just tried to do a search and can't find it! nooo

It's on the first page of threads in Food Talk: http://talk.uk-yankee.com/index.php?topic=64578.0

While the thread was started a long time ago, the last post was at the end of Jan 2018.

Offline x0Kiss0fDeath

  • *
  • Posts: 3151
  • Joined: Oct 2012
  • Location: Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 427
It's on the first page of threads in Food Talk: http://talk.uk-yankee.com/index.php?topic=64578.0

I just did a search using the search at the top and it didn't pull it up haha. Cheers for this.

Offline Albatross

  • *
  • Posts: 2538
  • Joined: Feb 2012
  • Location: 'doon the watter'
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 180

While the thread was started a long time ago, the last post was at the end of Jan 2018.

That will have been me... replying to myself!  [smiley=laugh3.gif]

Offline x0Kiss0fDeath

  • *
  • Posts: 3151
  • Joined: Oct 2012
  • Location: Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 427
That will have been me... replying to myself!  [smiley=laugh3.gif]

I've commented on it now just so i can remember it's there! :p

Offline Albatross

  • *
  • Posts: 2538
  • Joined: Feb 2012
  • Location: 'doon the watter'
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 180
I've been politely keeping quiet about the crisps.  I can't stand any of these bizarrely flavoured crisps. It's like when I first saw Jimmy Savile and was told he's a national treasure.  Whatever!

Snap. I instantly thought Jimmy Savile was completely creepy, and could not understand how he was so popular and had a job in entertainment... or any job full stop.

I know what you mean about flavoured crisps.  I'm more of a ready-salted girl...maybe smoky bacon on occasion.  But I thought jalapeno and cheese sounded great... that's not a bizarre flavour... that's a very sensible combination that almost always works.  But not for me, this time.   :-X

Offline BertineC

  • *
  • Posts: 358
  • Joined: Jan 2013
  • Liked: 27
Other Half is desperate for Jalapeno Kettle Crisps here - we go home to the US and the first stop after the airport is a convenience store so he can get a bag. Are these similar in taste? He likes spicy things.

We have a Tourist Tesco near us in one direction but I wonder if I could find this at the slightly larger store up the way.

Offline nctami72

  • *
  • Posts: 981
  • Joined: Jan 2017
  • Liked: 227
Other Half is desperate for Jalapeno Kettle Crisps here - we go home to the US and the first stop after the airport is a convenience store so he can get a bag. Are these similar in taste? He likes spicy things.

We have a Tourist Tesco near us in one direction but I wonder if I could find this at the slightly larger store up the way.
I bought them at Sainsbury's. My Tesco only had paprika.  They were really good. I liked the chicken wing ones too.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk


Offline Eh127929

  • *
  • Posts: 850
  • Joined: Feb 2016
  • Liked: 96
I finally got my hands on these!!! Love the cheese and jalapeño ones. The chicken ones were ok, but seriously the cheddar and jalapeño ones are so nice. Had I not seen this post I probably would have walked straight past them. So thanks


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Offline jfkimberly

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2552
  • Joined: Aug 2012
  • Location: Southwest Wales
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 338
I finally got my hands on these!!! Love the cheese and jalapeño ones. The chicken ones were ok, but seriously the cheddar and jalapeño ones are so nice. Had I not seen this post I probably would have walked straight past them. So thanks

They were showing as available at my Tesco again finally... and they're on offer for £1!  I ordered some and I'm hoping they actually show up tomorrow.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!

Offline Eh127929

  • *
  • Posts: 850
  • Joined: Feb 2016
  • Liked: 96
They were showing as available at my Tesco again finally... and they're on offer for £1!  I ordered some and I'm hoping they actually show up tomorrow.

I paid nearly two pounds a bag. Random side note, do you like online shopping? Does it tend to be fairly accurate?

Offline jfkimberly

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2552
  • Joined: Aug 2012
  • Location: Southwest Wales
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 338
I paid nearly two pounds a bag. Random side note, do you like online shopping? Does it tend to be fairly accurate?

I appreciate the convenience of online shopping now that I've been here for five+ years and know most products that I need.  I hated it when I first got here and everything was a stab in the dark.  All I wanted to do was go to shops and look at things so I could find what I needed.

As far as whom I shop with, that makes a big difference.  I absolutely loved Ocado when we lived in England.  But they don't deliver this far west where I live in Wales, now, so I have to shop at Tesco.  The customer service is fine, but the product selection is just whatever your nearest store has in stock, and in my rural-ish Welsh area, it isn't much.  Plus, they're constantly removing items from their range and replacing them with either Tesco own brand or a local Welsh 'equivalent'.  I can't get good cheddar anymore.  :(
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!

Offline margo

  • *
  • Posts: 1237
  • Joined: Apr 2016
  • Location: NY - USA
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 269


I appreciate the convenience of online shopping now that I've been here for five+ years and know most products that I need.  I hated it when I first got here and everything was a stab in the dark.  All I wanted to do was go to shops and look at things so I could find what I needed.

This is me right now! Every time I have the energy for a grocery shop I come home with so many things my husband is like "where did you find this? It looks so good!"... But without actually walking the aisles I never find new things online and it takes ages to find the thing I want if I don't already have a brand in mind.

Have you tried Amazon Fresh at all? I've been looking at that a bit too, but it's hard to justify when the grocery store is a <5 min walk away. But I miss organic snack foods, so I can justify the things I can't get there along with GF rice pastas in different shapes.
Met: 2013
Married: 2016
Biometrics: 7/25/17
Mailed: 7/29/17
Confirmation Email: 8/2/17
Decision Email:
Received:

Offline x0Kiss0fDeath

  • *
  • Posts: 3151
  • Joined: Oct 2012
  • Location: Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 427

This is me right now! Every time I have the energy for a grocery shop I come home with so many things my husband is like "where did you find this? It looks so good!"... But without actually walking the aisles I never find new things online and it takes ages to find the thing I want if I don't already have a brand in mind.

Have you tried Amazon Fresh at all? I've been looking at that a bit too, but it's hard to justify when the grocery store is a <5 min walk away. But I miss organic snack foods, so I can justify the things I can't get there along with GF rice pastas in different shapes.

I've used pantry but not fresh and it's quite good. I know people that have used fresh in the US and they've had really good experiences but I don't know if that translates to good service over here as well (though I've never had complaints with regular Amazon over here so hoping the groceries would be the same standard?). I would say some of the GF/organic snacks would be on Pantry vs fresh so you might be able to use that without needing to get all your fresh food there.

Offline jfkimberly

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2552
  • Joined: Aug 2012
  • Location: Southwest Wales
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 338
Aaaaaaaannnnd since we're talking about online grocery shopping, it's times like this that make me scratch my head.  Every week, I order two bananas.  I hate bananas (traumatic childhood experience... it's silly, but I can't get over it), but I get a couple for my husband because he likes them.  Still, he struggles to eat them before they turn brown.  At our old house, I would just make "banana cake"--his description of banana bread-- out of the brown ones, but I don't have an oven here, so I limit how many I buy at a time.

Anyway, every week, 2 bananas "loose".  This week was no different.  Except Tesco sent me this:


They charged me for them, too.   ::)
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!

Offline KFdancer

  • *
  • Posts: 11993
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Location: Wokingham
  • Liked: 2524
Aaaaaaaannnnd since we're talking about online grocery shopping, it's times like this that make me scratch my head.  Every week, I order two bananas.  I hate bananas (traumatic childhood experience... it's silly, but I can't get over it), but I get a couple for my husband because he likes them.  Still, he struggles to eat them before they turn brown.  At our old house, I would just make "banana cake"--his description of banana bread-- out of the brown ones, but I don't have an oven here, so I limit how many I buy at a time.

Anyway, every week, 2 bananas "loose".  This week was no different.  Except Tesco sent me this:


They charged me for them, too.   ::)

2 dozen bananas?   ;)

My "favorite" substitute was when they substituted a leek instead of an onion.  I mean - I get it.  I just didn't want leek on my tacos...   ::)

I do wonder how they make their decisions sometimes.