19 Nov 2014

M&S Highland Burgundy Red British Potato Crisps

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.

Grocery Gems Verdict: M&S Highland Burgundy Red British Potato Crisps

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.
Price: £1.00p.


  1. i love trying different kinds of sandwiches but christmas seems = equal cranberry and i hate cranberry - i'd like to try this and like all of the list except that, blurgh

    1. Ah yes, nearly all the sandwiches have some sort of cranberry chutney in them. It's funny because I don't like cranberry sauce itself and never buy it for our Christmas dinner - but I quite like it in the sandwiches. Strange!


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