Marks & Spencer have their new food range of Christmas sandwiches and other treats in full swing at the moment. I've already covered quite a bit of the M&S Christmas food range, from their festive biscuit range to the lovely new Gingerbread Whirls. Whilst I was picking up a Christmas sandwich for lunch (it was a rare treat), I couldn't resist getting a pack of these new Highland Burgundy Red British Potato Crisps. The red and white packaging is so festive!
The crisps themselves were a much brighter, deeper red than I was expecting. They're made from Highland Burgundy Red potatoes which gives them their distinctive hue. The flavour is a simple "Lightly Salted" affair. At first I was disappointed that M&S hadn't given these crisps a festive flavour, however, the actual crisps are so delicious that I soon changed my mind. The sea salted flavour is perfectly combined with the natural sweetness of the red potatoes. These were the only festive crisps on sale in my local M&S but I have a feeling there are more flavours/varieties to come. I hope they are all as delicious as this one.
And for the curious, here's the Christmas sandwich I chose - Turkey & Roast Butternut Squash Stuffing. It's part of the M&S Count On Us lighter choices range and has 282 calories per pack. It was very tasty, especially considering it has almost half the calories of the M&S Christmas Turkey Feast sandwich. The filling was substantial with, turkey breast, roast butternut squash and bacon stuffing, cranberry chutney, lettuce, and herb mayonnaise. I would definitely buy it again.
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: I'd like to see bigger sharing packs for Christmas parties.
Nutrition: 200 calories per 40g pack.
Purchased: Marks & Spencer.