Walker’s Pops- Melted Cheese & Crispy Bacon

Afternoon doldrums hit the open office.  Listless workers slouch into their chairs, defying ergonomics.  Our protagonist initiates a mental snack calculus.  She already went to Pret A Manger today.  Twice in one day? The employees might become too familiar with her habits.  She thought “what about Starbucks?,” but then realized that the Frappuncino happy hour promotion would likely prove too tempting.  After a moment of reflection, she realized the truest option, the most hewed to her own nature, would be to go to Tesco and get some juuuunnnnkkkk.

And that is the story of how I ended up being reacquainted with my old friend Diet Dr. Pepper and meeting my new friend Walker Pops.

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Walker Pops fall into the category of “British crisps designed to taste like meat.”  There are a surprising number of crisps in this category.  These are slightly different because of the “melted cheese” element.  The Pops smell like bacon, and the initial impression is bacony, but that’s followed by a lingering cheese flavor.  I should note that the ingredients do not list a particular type of cheese.  Instead, “melted cheese & crispy bacon seasoning” is the fourth ingredient.  Weirdly enough, they do taste specifically like melted cheese.  Now THAT is science.

I enjoyed these savory meat chips, and I’d eat them again (particularly after a few beers).

In related news, Dr. Pepper just really gets me, you know?  We should hang out more often, even if I have to walk all the way (i.e. 50 feet) down to Tesco to engage his company.  He’s changed his name to Dr. Pepper Zero in the UK.  I’m worried about his self-esteem.

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