Review of Tesco’s Finest Pigs in Blankets Crisps

I quickly Tesco’s to treat myself to some of their Christmas free from treats. I saw their Christmas range of crisps at the end of aisle and fell for the packet of pigs in blankets. I was feeling optimistic so I decided to pick them up and check their ingredients. Sure enough they were suitable for a dairy free diet so I decided to have them as a little treat as part of my lunch.

I liked the simple black and pink background with a picture of a four pigs in blankets to the bottom. You knew what sort of festive flavours you should be getting with these crisps. Onto the ingredients list there are no allergens highlighted on the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning. They are labelled as being suitable for vegetarians.

On opening the packet I was greeted by a fairly strong aroma of what I would describe as bacon. This strengthened on my famous close up sniff test. The crisps themselves were of a good size and had a good scattering of flavouring on them and looked slightly great in appearance. On biting into the crisps a nice crunch was noted. As for the flavour well if I am honest this was not what I expected. It tasted like bacon crisps that had too much flavour added to them. This was quiet rich and artificial tasting. In addition to the overpowering flavour they left with a slightly greasy and powdery residual on my fingers.

So would I recommend these crisps? I am afraid not. I just didn’t enjoy anything about these crisps from their overly artificial aroma though to their greasy and powdery residiual and their artificial flavour. Sorry Tesco’s but these crisps just weren’t for me.

81 Comments

  1. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 30, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    When you look at them they look so tasty and good. Such a shame everything is so overwhelming

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 30, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      It was indeed a shame a real let down.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 30, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Yes indeed, I need to find an alternative now.

      • November 30, 2017 / 8:51 pm

        Fingerscrossed your find something similar 🙂

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          November 30, 2017 / 8:53 pm

          Fingers crossed😊

  2. November 30, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Hmmm, Christmas treats on my mind.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 30, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Sorry about that 🙈

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 30, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      You would be surprised, thanks for stopping by.

  3. December 1, 2017 / 1:48 am

    I was really hoping that these would be great! I love pigs in blankets and I love crisps, I mean it seems like the perfect combination! Such a shame!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      It does sound like great combination, but sadly it just didn’t work for me.

  4. mammasschool
    December 1, 2017 / 11:37 am

    What a shame! I had high expectations of these when I saw the title and my tummy was already rumbling in anticipation!! #thatfridaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Sorry your tummy rumbled in anticipation, I hope you managed to get something nicer to eat.

  5. December 1, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Hi Chloe, how disappointing! The flavour sounds perfectly Christmassy and the crisp itself looks just how I like them, pale and slightly puffed.

    Thank you for popping over and linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Yes, they sound and look promising but just didn’t deliver.

  6. December 1, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I’m intrigued to try them now cos I always choose boring crisps.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      I would be interested to know if you enjoyed them.

  7. December 1, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Such a shame they didn’t taste as good as they look! They look so yummy as well but I probably wont be getting any if they don’t taste great.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Hi, probably for the best.

  8. December 1, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Shame these weren’t tasty like the real things! These types of crisps never usually are though x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      I think that you are right 😊

  9. December 1, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    That’s disappointing that the flavour was too overpowering. They actually sounded like something I’d probably pick up in a store too. Great review!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 1, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Sadly they just weren’t’ for me with the overpowering flavour some may well like this.

  10. December 1, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I saw these a couple of weeks ago and was devastated that I couldn’t eat them, they sounded so good! Looks like I didn’t miss out on much. I picked up some pigs in blankets tortilla crisps from the co-op this week and they had the same overpowering flavour, weren’t greasy though so they were pretty good in a small portion x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 2, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Oh I’ve been liking for those tortilla chips from the co-op I can’t find them anywhere locally. Perhaps they are all very similar.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 2, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Hi, I try to be as honest as I can with my reviews. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. December 1, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Oh no I’m so sorry these were a disappointment for you!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 2, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Never mind more to try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 2, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Disappointing indeed.

  12. December 2, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Shame they are not very good. 🙁 Thanks for the heads up and for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 2, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Yes a bit of a let down really never mind.

  13. December 3, 2017 / 9:59 am

    I wonder how these compare to the Sainsbury’s Maple Bacon flavour festive pretzels! I enjoyed your review!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Oh I need to find these to compare them.

  14. December 3, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    How unfortunate that they didn’t live up to your expectations. I’ll need to check out my local supermarkets to see if they have any interesting flavours that can beat these.
    Zara x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Hi, there are sure are some interesting flavours at the moment. I need to try some more but often go back to good old fashioned plain crisps.

  15. December 4, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I saw these advertised somewhere and must admit, I found it all a bit odd. Don’t think I’ll be trying them, but glad you did 😉 #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      I was optimistic when I got them, just clever marketing I guess which I fell for again.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      I am not sure that you will like these ones though.

  16. December 4, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Interesting, I don’t know if they’re sold here in the US #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      I don’t think that they are, sorry.

  17. December 4, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Well, at least the packaging is really cute! Shame about the taste. I hate crisps that leave a residue on your fingers. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Yes there is nothing worse that’s a residual on the fingers.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Oh if you try them please let me know what you think, several other people have also not enjoyed these crisps.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      They do but sadly a real let down.

  18. December 4, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I’m intrigued that pigs in blanket flavour is suitable for vegetarians haha! I am veggie and I didn’t expect to be able to eat these! Such a shame about the artificial flavour and the greasy texture, I’ll give these a miss!

    Abbey 😘

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      I probably would give them a miss.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 4, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Indeed what a let down!

  19. December 4, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Ahh! I liked these but it was after trying the Candy Cane one’s in the same range which weren’t nice. lol

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Yes they probably did taste nice, I have read several bad reviews about the candy cane ones.

  20. Lisa's Notebook
    December 4, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I would never have imagined you could get bacon flavoured vegetarian crisps – how???! It’s such a shame they were a disappointment, they looked so lovely in the packet. I hope you can find some suitable alternatives that will pass your sniff test too! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  21. organisedjo
    December 4, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I spotted these the other day and was tempted myself. It’s a shame to hear they didn’t live up to expectation #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Sadly they didn’t hopefully I saved you a bit of money.

  22. December 5, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Shame you didn’t enjoy these – pigs in blankets are so yummy anyway that I’m not sure anything could replicate them.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      I think I have to agree after having several pigs in blankets last night.

  23. December 5, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I was going to get some of these at the weekend but they were out of stock. Maybe that was a good thing after all! #DreamTeam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      I think it may have been a good thing 😊

  24. December 5, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    You are very brave. I am not sure I would have even dared to try them. The name alone??? Thanks for taking one for the team. #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      I did indeed take one for the team 😊

  25. December 5, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I enjoy reading these reviews you do – there is so much choice in supermarkets that it’s nice to get a bit of a heads up to newly launched products.
    #DeamTeam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. I am always on the lookout for new products.

  26. December 6, 2017 / 4:56 am

    I have seen these in Tesco, I like the sound of them and potentially I may give them a go 😉 X #dreamteam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 6, 2017 / 6:52 am

      Oh if you do please let me know what you think, sadly they were not for me.

  27. December 7, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Oh… 🙁 Sorry you didn’t like the crisps. I love eating crisps too. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 7, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Never mind I will no doubt find others to try.

  28. Le Coin de Mel
    December 8, 2017 / 2:07 am

    I can’t stand greasy crisps. I definitely wouldn’t like these either! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Nothing worse is there when eating a packet of crisps.

  29. December 8, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I loved the idea of these when I saw your post. What a shame that they turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam lovely x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      It was a shame but never mind more to try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Hey ho more to try.

  30. December 10, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    As a vegetarian I wouldn’t pick these up for me but good to know not to get them for the family. Thanks for being a #bigpinklink-er this week!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Yes I would perhaps give these a miss for your family and try something else instead.

  31. December 11, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    I don’t understand why this flavour is a thing – we have some ‘pigs in blankets’ flavour pork scratchings at the mo – surely that’s what a pork scratching is anyway!! #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      December 11, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Hi, I think you could right just clever marketing I guess.

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