McCoy's Sizzling King Prawns

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I spotted a new flavour of crisp (AmE: potato chip): McCoy's Sizzling King Prawns.

From the name, my girlfriend got the impression that the crisps would be spicy. I didn't get that impression at all (after all, bacon sizzles but isn't spicy). So two questions:

  • Would you expect a 'sizzling' flavour of crisp to be spicy?
  • Have you ever tried McCoys Sizzling King Prawns, and were they spicy?

6 comments:

garik said...

In answer to question one: I wouldn't normally expect something called "sizzling" to be hot in the spicy sense, but I suppose the fact that the crisps can hardly be hot in any other sense implies that they might be hot in this sense.

In answer to question two: yes, but I can't remember! Damnit.

lynneguist said...

I don't know what I'd expect it to be...barbecued, I suppose. I think of 'sizzling' more as a noise than a flavo(u)r.

FWIW, here's a link to my discussion of the crisps/chips distinction.

Fran Hill said...

I would expect something exciting, at least, if not spicy. Sizzling seems to imply hot to me. Haven't tried them, but you've whetted my appetite, literally ...

Gareth said...

This is all a thinly-veiled attempt to get sent a lorryload of crisps as a promotional exercise, isn't it?

JD (The Engine Room) said...

I promise to share them with my loyal readership!

Blue said...

I'm sorry, but as much as I ADORE Brits (evidenced on one of my blogs) I have to say you have some pretty disgusting flavours for your crisps. LOL