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Posted: 10:10 Sun 28-Jun-2009. Price: 75c (but in a shop that over-charges for things). Location: Dublin, Ireland. Sub-flavours: Cheddar Cheese and Spring Onion flavour. Nutritional unusualness: Tapioca flour is the main ingredient, cassava the second, sugar the third.
"kilburina" reports: I found these on a quest to fill in the gap between morning tea and a late lunch with something savoury. It's a "new snack [...] inspired by the Brazilian Cassava plant - the perfect low carbohydrate alternative to the potato" so one for the girls, I suppose since we are those who are foolish enough to buy crisps on a quest to a lower fat diet rather than eat less or choose an apple. Or perhaps I am being sexist. They were very nice, actually. Quite like Snax potato puffs but I think they are also by Tayto so not available in the UK. Sad really. They had a good strong cheese and onion flavour that lingers but make sure you shake the packet to distribute it evenly 'cos otherwise the sweetness (a result of sugar being the 3rd ingredient) is the foremost taste. Anyway, I'd buy them again.

...Cheers "kilburina" - while, continuing a month of first-time sightings, "Dave Hodgkinson" paid 70c for these Lays Sensations, Cream of Mushroom flavour in Alamada, Portugal, supplying the evocative detail that he: "Spotted these in a grimy cornershop at the base of an apartment block in Lisbon. First impression is a definite mushroom overtone and a deep inhalation gives quite an intense cream of mushroom soup essence, maybe one of those cubes you make soup from. From then on though, it's downhill. The overwhelming impressions is of very musty salt. Not a sensation."


Posted: 22:21 Sun 28-Jun-2009 by "snackkin heaven" # permalink comment
Comment: these are available in tescos cheetham hill manchester a multipack 6 for 99p so to clarify they are here on the mainland!

and in lidl stores. yum but more flavours purrrlease!

Posted: 20:13 Mon 29-Jun-2009 by "snackkin heaven" # permalink comment
Comment: irish crisps n snacks rock!
Posted: 21:32 Fri 03-Jul-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: "75c (but in a shop that over-charges for things)" Was it Mickey McFinnigan's? He's a right gobshite, and no mistake. A bit of a town drunk too, but in a lovable scoundrel of a way. Ah to be sure, I'll be keepin' a look out for these snacks.
Posted: 19:58 Tue 07-Jul-2009 by "stuartfanning" # permalink comment
Comment: Should a sighting in Dublin be regarded as international?
Posted: 12:45 Mon 13-Jul-2009 by "Kidney Scramble" # permalink comment
Comment: Get wi' programme, these have been out 2 years or more.
Posted: 22:28 Mon 27-Jul-2009 by "carol-anne" # permalink comment
Comment: these are fantastic and only count as one point on the weight watchers plan !!!
Posted: 17:24 Wed 29-Jul-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Eat 98 packets in one go Carol-anne then have a diet pepsi, cos you're on a diet.
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