We Tasted And Ranked 23 Christmas Crisp Flavours To Find The Best One

We tasted snacks from all the UK's biggest supermarkets - but which is the best Christmas Crisp?

Bowl Of Crisps

by Rhiannon Evans & Lillian Sesiguzel |

'Tis the season to eat crisps, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Yes that's right, Christmas is just round the corner, which means so are the Christmas nibbles – mixed fruit and nuts, a box of Celebrations and the all important Christmas crisp selection.

We're talking pigs in blanket crisps, truffle crisps, turkey crisps... and a LOT of cheesy crisps.

From Waitrose to Aldi, we've searched high and low for the ultimate Christmas crisps you can buy this year. And, because it's Christmas, we've even rated them for you, so you don't have to play the guessing game, and risk disappointing the family.

Take a look through the selection of 23 Christmas crisps we've rated out of 20 - given there were two very hungry team members taking part - and find the perfect pack for yourself this festive season!


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Co-op Irresistible Cheddar Cheese & Truffle Flavour Crisps, £1.70
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Rating: 7.5/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: They taste a bit like quavers, and I sometimes like a quaver. Might nibble if drunk on fizz.Con: There is NO truffle and they're SO SO cheesy. I wanted something to satisfy my truffle cheese fries addiction and this isn't it.

Co-op Irresistible Turkey & Stuffing Flavour Potato Crisps, £1.70
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Rating: 16/20**Lillian says...**Pro: They taste like a garlic and lemon rotisserie chicken.Con: Can't stop eating them.

Co-op Irresistible Pigs in Blankets Hand Cooked Crisps, £1.70
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Rating: 17/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Bacon. Barbecue (but not sweet). And SALT. What's not to love? Plus, love a ridgeCon: Saltiness will mean you'll also need a lot of fizz to wash them down. Pricey.

Co-op Irresistible Ultimate Roast Potato Hand Cooked Crisps, £1.70
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Rating: 13.5/20**Lillian says...**Pro: If you don't throw rosemary on your Christmas spuds, you're missing out.Con: Expected them to taste more plain, and less flavoursome.

ASDA Extra Special Wensleydale & Cranberry Hand Cooked Crisps Sharing Crisps, 80p
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Rating: 6/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Some people out there love cheese and cranberry, so it's unfair for me to judge these because I DO NOT.Con: These taste like cheesy, sweet crisps and I do not like cheese and fruit together.

M&S Collection Pigs in Blankets Hand Cooked Crisps, £1.75
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Rating: 13/20**Lillian says...**Pro: If you're a bacon lover, you'll love these, but they're not for me sadly.Con: Far too salty for me.

M&S Turkey Feast Crisps, £1.75
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Rating: 16.5/20**Lillian says...**Pro: The addition of parsnip and carrot crisps is genius! Con: Just a nice chicken crisp tbh. Wish they were just parsnips and carrots.

Deluxe Christmas Hand Cooked Potato Crisps, 75p
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Rating: 10/20**Lillian says...**Pro: Would go lovely with a chive dip.Con: Not cheesy enough. Found them quite bland, more like an emmental than a camembert.

Deluxe Christmas Lobster Cocktail Hand Cooked Potato Crisps, 75p
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Rating: 17/20**Lillian says...**Pro: If you love prawn cocktail, these are the cats pyjamas. Con: A tad lemony.

Deluxe Christmas Pigs in Blankets Hand Cooked Potato Crisps, 75p
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Rating: 12.5/20**Lillian says...**Pro: Bacon, Sausage, vegan? Surely not! And they taste good. Con: Nothing particularly special about these.

Lidl Deluxe Christmas Norfolk Turkey & Sage and Onion Stuffing Hand Cooked Potato Crisps, 75p
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Rating: 15.5/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Not TOO chicken/turkey-tasting or overly herby, could happily much a whole bag in front of Home Alone.Con: I guess some people might think these are a bit under-flavoured, but I've eaten a lot of crisps now and this was what I needed ok.

Morrisons The Best Aberdeen Angus Steak & Black Truffle Crisps, £1
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Rating: 12/20**Lillian says...**Pro: They're like a Christmas McCoy, minus the ridge cut. Con: I'm getting an overpowering taste of onion...

Morrisons The Best Camembert & Thyme Potato Crisps, £1
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Rating: 7/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Tastes cheesy and garlicky.Con: Tastes really cheesy and garlicky.

Aldi Specially Selected Pigs In Blankets Hand Cooked Crisps, 75p
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Rating: 16.5/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Grown up Frazzles - am gonna eat a lot of these with a lot of boozeCon: It's a crowded pigs in blanket market, but these do well

Aldi Specially Selected Turkey & Stuffing Hand Cooked Crisps, 75p
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Rating: 11/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Lots of flavour coating if you want a big flavour.Con: I'd like a side of turkey with my sage and onion stuffing flavour please.

Waitrose Black Truffle Hand Cooked Crisps, £1.50
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Rating: 20/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: So good I'd start a change.org petition for them to stay past December.Con: Too good I'll spoil my dinner.

Waitrose Christmas Iberico Ham & Fig Hand Cooked Crisps, £1.50
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Rating: 12.5/20**Lillian says...**Pro: Loving the fig addition.Con: Anyone know what Iberico ham is?

Sainsbury's Pigs In Blankets Crisp, Taste the Difference, £1
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Rating: 14/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Very moreish, kind of tangy and very meaty - almost beefy. In a good way. Bit spicy too.Con: Quite spicy if that's not your jam (it's mine).

Sainsbury's Spiced Glazed Gammon Crisps, Limited Edition, Taste the Difference, £1
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Rating: 10/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: Tastes really like sweet ham, if you like sweet ham.Con: Tastes really like sweet ham, if you don't like sweet ham.

Sainsbury's Baked Camembert & Rosemary Crisps, Limited Edition, Taste the Difference, £1
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Rating: 7/20**Rhiannon says...**Pro: It's not their fault I apparently don't like cheesy Christmas crisps....Con: Very cheesy and weirdly sickly. Not for moi.

Sainsbury's Roast Turkey & Herb Stuffing Crisps, Taste the Difference, £1
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Rating: 12.5/20**Lillian says...**Pro: Lots of flavours. Very complex indeed.Con: Please sir, can I have some more turkey with my stuffing?

Sainsbury's Free From Lightly Salted Christmas Tree Tortilla Chips, £1
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Rating: 10/20**Lillian says...**Pro: Everything you need from Tortilla chips. Time to whack out the dips folks!Con: Would be a tad boring on their own.

Sainsbury's Free From Honey Roast Gammon Flavour Tortilla Curls, £1
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Rating: 12/20**Lillian says...**Pro: I like the curl shape, makes them easier to shove in your mouth. Con: It's not love at first taste, they do grow on you though.

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