I’m quite a big fan of Walkers SunBites, i love their wholegrain flavour and their nice satisfying crunch, so when i saw the sun ripened chilli flavour i just had to try them…i wasn’t disappointed.
They have a nice crispy yet melt in the mouth texture and a sweet almost honey BBQ taste with a hint of chilli, they are also very moreish.
The are marketed as healthier than “normal crisps” but they still have a fair number of calories and fat in but they are definitely the tastiest of the “lower fat” crisps I’ve tried.
Chilli Up North Verdict: Savoury and sweet with just a faint chilli kick, moreish crunch – 7/10 (Heat 2/10)
I’ve noticed Nando’s chicken seem to be releasing new products a lot lately ranging from new sauces, to crisps and marinades, so when ever i see them i tend to give them a go.
The latest one ive tried was the Nando’s BBQ Piri Piri Rub, i got it from Tesco and i think it was on offer for 89p,The packet says its medium heat with a BBQ flavour and is suitable for all meat and veg.
It weighs in at 25g which doesn’t seem to be a lot but it does go along way, i probably used about 1/4 of a packed on 2 large chicken breasts.
As i was going to BBQ the chicken i flattened them out and scored them a bit to allow the rub to get into the meat, i also rubbed a little olive oil in to the chicken to stop it sticking to the BBQ.
The result was pretty good, It certainly added a fair amount of flavour to the chicken without being left to marinade, there was definitely a smokey BBQ flavour (actually BBQing them probably helped with that) along with a little bit of Piri Piri heat, it also had a nice hit of garlic and paprika
Its definitely something i will be trying of a range of meats and i’ll also try to get hold of the hot version. Keep an eye out for the review of that and other Nando’s products soon.
Chilli Up North Verdict : Great flavour, not to hot, perfect for last minute BBQ’s – 9/10 (Heat 5/10)