After hearing about these new Walkers Tiger Nuts via a press release the other day, I was very surprised to find them whilst "on the prowl" (heh heh) in Asda. They're a new range of flavoured peanuts from Walkers with a stripy-patterned crunchy coating, which looks similar to the stripy crust you usually see on Tiger Bread.
The range has 4 flavours: Masala Curry, Smoky Bacon, Salt & Vinegar, and Sweet Chilli. They're currently all on offer for £1 per 130g pack at Asda.
I love the packaging design; it's really funky and eye-catching! The word "Tiger Nuts" doubles up as a tigers face which I think is a really cool idea.
The theme of Tiger Nuts is of course all about tigers, from the patterned shell on the nuts, to the packaging design, and even the descriptions on the packs: Purrrrfect smoky bacon, Fearless salt and vinegar, Exotic sweet chilli, Mighty masala curry. The slogan on the front is "Attack the pack!", with scratch marks doubling up as exclamation marks.
Here are my thoughts on each of the flavours individually:
These have a golden yellow shell. The curry flavour is very nice, with hints of coriander, cumin and chilli. Very addictive; this was my favourite flavour of the bunch!
These have a pink-tinged shell. The bacon flavour is very salty and rich, the kind you usually get with smoky bacon flavour crisps. Combined with the peanuts it was very moriesh and addictive. These were my second favourite flavour.
|Salt & Vinegar|
SALT & VINEGAR:
These ones have a pale golden shell. The flavour is both sharp and salty as you would expect, but I thought it was a bit overbearing and didn't really work with the peanuts. This was my least favourite flavour.
These had an orange-tinged shell. The flavour was nice and spicy but balanced out with the sweetness, which made them very addictive and easy to eat. These are tied with smoky bacon as my second favourite flavour.
|A lone Tiger Nut|
Overall, I think Tiger Nuts are an excellent product. Great design and branding, interesting concept, fun, and most importantly, tasty! I reckon these might just be a big hit in the snacking world, and it certainly sounds like Walkers expect them to be judging by the press releases.
Price: £1 at Asda.
Nutritional facts/ingredients: Contains Nuts, Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soya. No artificial preservatives or colours and no MSG. Suitable for vegetarians.
What did you think of Walkers Tiger Nuts? Please let me know in the comments!