And yesterday a cheerful courier staggered up the steps to our door with a big box of crisps! I'd won a month's worth of Roots Crisps from Huntapac.
pitched up our caravan at Garstang last summer. The company is one of Britain's leading growers of carrots and parsnips and these vegetables, together with beetroot, are what make up Roots crisps. Thin slices of carrot, parsnip and beetroot are cooked by hand in sunflower oil and lightly seasoned with sea salt. That's it! No great long lists of preservatives, additives, flavourings and unpronounceable chemical compounds. Just British grown and fried root veg with a dash of salt.
Of course Dave wasn't overly impressed at being promised crisps and then being presented with VEGETABLES, but he did say that they are 'fantastically crispy crunchy'. Praise indeed! I wondered if a bag of Roots Crisps counts towards my five a day and decided that it probably doesn't, but I think they're a great way to jazz up a dull sandwich and to add colour to a picnic spread. I appreciate too that they don't irritate my mouth. The flavour coating on many other brands tends to be so strong that it gives me ulcers if I eat more than just a few crisps. With Roots Crisps though the flavour is naturally that of the vegetables themselves so I don't have to worry.
If you'd like to buy and try Roots Crisps for yourself, they are stocked at Booth's supermarkets and at all these other places on the Roots website map.
Thank you Huntapac!