Surprisingly there aren’t really that many chicken flavoured crisps on the market in Ireland, so Chickatees pretty much have it sewn up. But maybe other crisps are just too “chicken” to take on the mighty Chickatee! (groan).
Chickatee’s are pure flavour from the word go. You get a waft of chicken as soon as you open the foiled pack, it’s a bold flavour that tastes as delicious as the smell.
Looking at the shape of the crisp it might leave you wondering as to why Tayto (the makers of Chickatees) chose this strange curly cylindrical shape, and not something more obvious, like an actual chicken. I suppose the flavour fits it better in a tiny solid corn based cylinder, I’m no crisp scientist but I reckon that’s the reason.
Taste wise - it’s everything you’d want, strong, vibrant and full of intensity and yet will disappear off the pallet with one sip of water, plus there is a tremendous amount of finger licking to be had during the eating experience.
They are clearly never going to win the award for our favourite crisp of all time, but Chickatees aren’t out to win any awards they’re just part of a delicious team. If they were a footballer they would be John O’Shea not the most stylish or refined crisp in the world, but always dependable.