Wednesday, 14 March 2012
REVIEW - Hot Headz Chilli Chips
We had heard on the grapevine that Hot Headz was soon to release some own-brand chilli crisps which got us all hot and bothered. We eagerly awaited the arrival of these chilli crisps and soon discovered it was definitely well worth the wait.
From the moment the postman landed the package on our hands it felt as if this was going to be something really special. The first thing that hit us when we opened the box was the size of the chilli crisps’ packets. With 142g these packets are big enough to pass around at dinner parties or at the office but trust us you’ll soon want to hide them from view although the packaging will make that very difficult.
Indeed, with a striking glossy appearance you can tell that Hot Headz spent a lot of time and effort presenting their own brand of chilli crisps in a way that would make them remembered. And that they do thanks to the well known and respected Hot Headz Logo imprinted on the front of the packet, the cool lime green of the Chipotle Mustard Chilli Chips and the fiery red burning its way across the front of the Inferno Habanero Chips.
We first tried the Hot Headz Chipotle Mustard Chilli Chips so as to really taste the flavour before compromising our tastebuds with the habanero ones. Reminiscent of Hot Headz’ bestselling Chipotle Mustard the flavour is just out of this world. Not as striking or pungent as a Dijon Mustard would be this is just like licking a spoon that has just been dipped in good quality English Mustard on your tongue before being hit by a wave of smokiness from the beloved chipotle. The heat is subtle but so pleasurable it defies logic. This is a little gem created by Hot Headz and one we didn’t think could be matched. How wrong we were.
Hot Headz Inferno Habanero Chips was approached with a more blasé attitude. Yes, our experience as chilli tasters might make us a bit more unfazed when it comes to more common habanero based products but we were soon put back in our places by these chilli crisps. Just like the Hot Headz Chipotle Mustard Chips the texture of these crisps is worthy of the best homemade brands out there. The crisps are chunky, large and most of all deliciously crunchy down to the last morsel. The great thing is that from the start you get a chance to taste the great taste of the habanero chilli pepper which spreads all around your mouth before the heat kicks in. And kicking it does. Just when you think you are on safe grounds the heat gets bigger and bigger... and bigger until you are left with an excruciating Sophie’s choice on your hands: to carry on and get burned or to be rational and leave them be knowing full well you won’t be able to wait long until the next fix? Well... which option did you think we choose every time?
So... Hot Headz have done it again. With numerous own-brand chilli condiments, chilli snacks and hot sauces that would make anybody green with envy Hot Headz’ chilli crisps are not just newcomers. We can see them lasting a long long time and God do we hope Hot Headz will soon come up with new amazing flavours of incredibly well crafted chilli crisps!Read This Also :