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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Real McCoy's Limited Edition Honey Roast Ham & Mustard/ Walkers Sensations Seasonal Edition Honey Roasted Ham Confirmed sighting: Real McCoy's Limited Edition Honey Roast Ham and Mustard/ Walkers Sensations Seasonal Edition Honey Roasted Ham
Posted: 10:36 Sun 17-Oct-2004. Price: 42p/ 50p. Location: Co-op, Glasgow/ Treats, Eastcheap, London EC3. Nutritional unusualness: (McCoy's ) 257 calories a bag. Contains actual mustard seed and "autolysed yeast".
"Stephen Craig" kicks off today's honey-roasted double helping with this report on The Real McCoy's: "An unbeatable real food flavour". Hmm. Seemingly endorsed by Colman's, these are well, not terrible. The dominant taste is the "Honey Roast Ham" which, somewhat predictably, tastes almost identical to the smokey bacon flavouring used in other crisps. However, there is a definite all too slight mustard aftertaste - which manages to taste a touch less artificial than previous attempts in the "& Mustard" savoury snackfoods genre. The general impression though is one of apathy. There's nothing being brought to the interesting-crisp-flavours party here that long defunct Tudor Specials didn't kick the door in with 15+ years ago. If you're going to do a limited edition, at least make it worth bothering with. You cretins.

...Overall, it seems "Simon Jobson" was more pleasantly surprised by Walkers' latest outing, noting: "Not suitable for vegetarians" because the flavouring contains ham for a change. I wasn't expecting much from these; the duplication of lamb and mint between the Sensations and Great British Walkers lines led me to think they'd just be Ham and Mustard without the mustard. How wrong I was! Opening the pack there is a fantastic aroma as if you were really roasting ham in the oven. The flavour's good; strong but realistic, with a vague hint of smoky bacon. No real evidence of the cloves which apparently also help to flavour them, but good nonetheless.

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Posted: 11:09 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i think paul heaton mentioned tudor crisps in the observer music monthly yesterday. bit of a fan of smith's crisps he is. maybe room for a slebsnackspot column ss - 'me and my snackfood'?
Posted: 11:32 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by "heaven knowsi'mmiserable now" # permalink comment
Comment: meat is murder. why oh why oh why can't these be suitable for vegetarians? I quite liked the housemartins too. Mutual appreciation y'see.
Posted: 12:30 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by "Lunceon Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: Guys, this entry has broken the RSS feed. You should have & in that title...
Posted: 12:47 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh yeah, i though the new character set would fix it but RSS really doesn't like & signs... (also the reason why I always end up spelling out "D and B" fizzy drinks or "salt *and* vinegar" flavour crisps, XML character entity fans...)
Posted: 12:54 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: and it breaks the Comments RSS too - though it *should* be getting better now...
Posted: 13:08 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ah, that's better. and apologies to anyone for whom a "live feed" has an altogether more straightforward meaning
Posted: 12:31 Tue 19-Oct-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: Personally, I always equate the phrase "live feed" with Bill Oddie and natural history programmes. I have visions of tits flying into a nesting box and feeding worms to their hatchlings.
Posted: 15:39 Thu 21-Oct-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Funny that, I always equate the word "tits" with something else.
Posted: 10:59 Wed 27-Oct-2004 by "Graham"
(apparently posting from 194.83.224.5: fw3.sthelier.sghms.ac.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: I thought they were delicious. I want more but the shop's sold out. Any sightings in South West London?
Posted: 16:17 Sat 13-Nov-2004 by "Ellie" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi there... does anybody remember the Fried Onion flavour McCoys that were out years ago?????? I am awaiting a response from KP to ask if they would repeat the flavour... maybe they were withdrawn cos I was the only one buying them!!!! 33371 6
Posted: 12:36 Mon 18-Dec-2006 by "Lin " # permalink comment
Comment: can anyone tell me why i can only buy Honey roast ham and mustard the real Mcoy's in mixed packs .I would like to purchase these on there own .as i have an alergy to vinigar and i find im just waisting packets of this superb products .the raost ham and mustard i could feast on please reply
Posted: 15:59 Fri 24-Oct-2008 by "gordon docherty" # permalink comment
Comment: i've looked for over 10 years now and still have found nothinbg to compare the intense flavour created buy tudor on their specials range. anyone know what to do?????
Posted: 16:05 Fri 24-Oct-2008 by "gordon docherty" # permalink comment
Comment: i've looked for over 10 years now and still have found nothinbg to compare the intense flavour created buy tudor on their specials range. anyone know what to do?????
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