What is it with snacks in the UK?
I LOVE THEM.
One UK trend that hasn’t been widely imported to the US (and Japan for that matter) is highly flavored potato chips. Wait, CRISPS.
I make sure I have a smattering when I’m over there….just for science, of course.
On my way to Shetland, in Edinburgh airport while I was perfecting my “No Fog In Shetland So My Flight Takes Off” dance, I decided to have these:
The Roast Chicken tasted like Maggie bouillon, which wasn’t too bad, if you like that artificial chicken flavor.
And, my “no fog” dance worked because my flight was on time!
I was bored. I had a pretty long layover in Edinburgh, so after taking care of a bit of a “thing” with the folks at FlyBe, I took full advantage of the free WiFi. I posted this on Instagram of course.
And I got a CHALLENGE…”Have you tried the Haggis and Black Pepper one??”
Well? Of course I had to try it. Found in Lerwick:
Haggis was not reminiscent of the first time I had haggis, almost 30 years ago. When I didn’t quite now what it was and there was no Google on my smartphone to help me out! It tasted of spices. I didn’t taste anything offal like, and no oat. It was a bit strange, but I could see myself serving these with maybe gin and tonics.
I’m back in the UK later this year. What flavor should I try? And, should I be bringing over some BBQ flavored American Chips (a.k.a. Garlic In the Mouth for Days Flavor) to comparison taste with?