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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Kettle Chips Cheshire Cheese and Chutney Confirmed sighting: Kettle Chips Cheshire Cheese and Chutney
Posted: 00:30 Fri 03-Oct-2008. Price: 1.59. Location: Tesco, Rugby.
"Nick T" reports: In my 1980s photo collection I have a cherished snap of David Niven, pictured on the balcony of his Cap d'Antibes villa. His eyes retain that twinkle of past wild lives lived; a raffish flair which the world finds hard to replicate - yet, ravaged by motor neurone disease, his frailty betrays a sad emptiness.

I was reminded of this image whilst trying Kettle's latest offering: their "reimagining" of that classic '80s snack, the ploughman's lunch. Authentically tangy and moreish it hits so many long-forgotten spots, yet something is mysteriously lacking. But what? I inspect the long list of ingredients. Nutritious lard? Check. Artery-enhancing salt? Check. Dried cranberries, celery and liquorice extract? Er, check all them too.

...Not to interrupt "Nick T's" unexpectedly poignant posting, but this is just what I had in mind when I originally wanted to call the site I Have A Mouthful Of Crisps, And I Must Scream. Anyway, back to "Nick": "...It's the cheese. Cheshire cheese has a delicate, elusive piquancy and there's just not nearly enough of it here to cut through the dominant sweetness. Long a fan of Kettle Chips I applaud their efforts but guys, if you're going to show your company's American roots by putting cheese in everything, then let's taste it."

"I don't wish this to sound too critical. These golden little oval beauties are still a commendable addition to Britain's snack canon, but are only a seasonal line so snap them up before they disappear. Dear, misty-eyed old Niven would have loved these with a sundowner to remind him of near-perfect summer pub lunches back in Blighty, and so will you."

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