Vegan cheese and onion crisps? Surely the stuff of myth and legend? But, no, they actually exist, thanks to Ten Acre Crisps. I’d heard about these crisps but never got the chance to try any as they’re not widely stocked in bricks and mortar shops. According to myth and legend though (okay, various vegan Facebook groups), they’d been spotted popping up now and again Loch Ness Monster stylee in TK Maxx but on a visit to my local store, I returned empty crisp-handed.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, while checking out the Facebook page of a new local independent tea shop (The Little Teapot in Ashford, Kent), guess what I saw? YEAH MAN, THEY SOLD TEN ACRE CHEESE AND ONION CRISPS. HALLELUJAH, PRAISE THE GODS OF CHEESE AND ONION CRISPS. The next day, I cycled into town and saw The Little Teapot wasn’t lying, they did indeed sell Ten Acre Crisps. They also sold Ten Acre Popcorn but I wasn’t interested in the popcorn – my sights were firmly set on the cheese and onion crisps. I took a packet of cheese and onion and also a packet of pastrami flavour up to the counter and, like a complete saddo, told the man behind the counter how excited I was to see the crisps and that I’d been dying to try them for roughly forever. He proudly told me his cafe was the only place in Kent that sold them but I must have looked like I didn’t believe him, as he then said ‘and that’s a fact’. Still, fact or not, I took my crisps (and hot chocolate) to the table and gave them a try.
They weren’t anything like I’d expected.
I’d expected a thin, splintery, Walkers-style crisp with a bit of flavour probably leaning more on the oniony than cheesy side but I was wrong. These are quality, thick, crunchy crisps – think cheese and onion Kettle Chips, if Kettle Chips made cheese and onion flavour crisps. Oh yes, these are a proper premium, hand cooked crisp that any cheese and onion crisp lover would be happy to eat, vegan or otherwise. I loved them so much, before I left the cafe, I bought another packet to take home with me.
Despite me banging on about the cheese and onion flavour for the previous 375 words, there are lots of other flavours in the Ten Acre range of crisps and popcorn – 17 in fact (at the time of writing), all with quirky names:
Ten Acre Crisps Flavours
- The Secret of Mr Salt
- The Amazing Adventures of Salt and Vinegar
- The Story of When Cheese Met the Onion
- When Bombay Got Spicy
- How Chicken Soup Saved the Day
- When Hickory Got BBQ’d
- When the Chilli Got Sweet
- The Day Sweet and Sour Became Friends
- Pastrami in the Rye
- When the Pepper Crack’d
Ten Acre Popcorn Flavours
- Cornelius Popperley’s Sour Cream and Chive
- Aunty Winifred’s Sweet and Salty
- Captain Theodore’s Lime and Sea Salt
- Cousin Maisie’s Fennel & Lemon
- Ambrose Popperley’s Wasabi
- Lucia Popperley’s Cappuccino
- Cousin Penelope’s Strawberry and Cream
All flavours are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, MSG-free, halal and Kosher, and approved by The Vegetarian Society and The Vegan Society.
Win a hamper of Ten Acre Crisps and Popcorn!
Sound good, yeah? Would you like to win a hamper containing one of each flavour? And, as you can see from the photos – it really is a hamper that you can either fill back up with crisps and popcorn when you’ve eaten them all, or use for picnics or whatever other occasion one might use a hamper.
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1 winner will be drawn at random after the closing date of 30 November 2016
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Thanks to Ten Acre for supplying me with a hamper of their crisps and popcorn and for supplying one for the giveaway.