Best Christmas crisps to try – turkey, pigs in blankets and much more
We tried 42 different Christmas crisps to bring you the best seasonal crunchy snacks, including turkey, pigs in blankets and much more...
The festive season is here, and this year, that extends to crisps, too. No more standard salt and vinegar or cheese and onion – this is the time where crisps get a Christmas makeover. Ideal for serving at Christmas parties, with drinks or just in front of some festive TV.
We tried 42 different Christmas crisps from all the major supermarkets and beyond to bring you our top picks. Whether you want the essence of a turkey dinner distilled into a crisp, or to experiment with duck or lobster in your crunchy snacks, we've got something for you.
For more festive taste tests, check out the results of our 2023 Christmas Supermarket Awards for all your Christmas essentials, from turkey and mince pies, to much more.
Best Christmas crisps to buy 2023
Best turkey crisps
Lidl Deluxe Christmas crisps (turkey with sage & onion stuffing)
After trying 11 different turkey-themed crisps, this came out as the overall favourite. These taste perfectly festive, and exactly what you'd expect from the title: they're strongly herby, with a clear stuffing flavour. The thick crisps are nicely crunchy, too.
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M&S Collections Pembrokeshire bronze roast turkey crisps
If you're not looking for stuffing, these focus purely on classic turkey flavour. They're a simple crowd-pleaser – not too strong, but with good depth of flavour and crisp crunch.
Waitrose & Partners turkey & stuffing tortilla chips
The turkey crisp to serve at parties. This unique tortilla crisp offering has a fun Christmas tree shape, and balances mild turkey flavour with corn tortillas. These would be great served with dips.
Waitrose & Partners (£2)
Asda moreish turkey curry flavour party mix
Another more alternative option, this party mix is made up of fun shapes. While the curry sauce flavour slightly obscures the clear turkey element, they are well seasoned, with enjoyable paprika flavour and great texture.
Taylor's turkey & stuffing crisps
- Available from Sainsbury's (£1.25)
These crisps stood out for their attractive neat appearance – large round crisps with a hint of pale green from the herby stuffing. The stuffing flavour was strong and the crisps had a satisfying snappy crunch.
Best pigs-in-blankets crisps
by Sainsbury’s pigs in blankets tortilla curls
Judges enjoyed these crisp little rolls, as they're very original. They have strong corn flavour, thick texture and would be great served with drinks.
by Sainsbury’s jumbo pigs in blankets puffs
Another original choice, these giant orange puffs almost resemble sausages themselves! These have a pillowy, puffed texture, with a pigs-in-blankets flavour twist.
M&S Collection pigs in blankets crisps
For a more classic pigs-in-blankets crisp, this is our top choice. They have a deep golden colour with an authentic, easily identifiable pigs-in-blankets flavour: smoky, peppery and herby.
Best meaty crisps
Tesco Finest steak & onion chutney crisps
Although not the most festive flavour in our selection, these were popular with judges. The crinkle cut crisps have a punchy, meaty steak flavour that would be great alongside a beer.
Sainsbury's Taste the Difference duck & spiced plum flavour hand-cooked crisps
This is a crisp flavour that might divide, but we recommend giving it a go. The crisps have a balanced sweetness from the spiced plum, and a recognisable duck pancake-style flavour.
Best miscellaneous crisps
Lidl Deluxe lobster cocktail crisps
Fans of prawn cocktail crisps should upgrade to these over the festive season. A brilliant, luxurious Christmas twist on a classic.
Walkers Christmas pudding crisps
Ok, so this one won't be for everyone. But for a totally unique talking point at a Christmas party, these are the crisps you need. The Christmas pudding flavour comes through cleverly in notes of cinnamon and zesty orange and isn't overly sweet, whilst the crisps have that familiar thin Walker's crunch.
Aldi Boxing Day curry crisps
Another divisive option! These have a good crunch and strong curry flavour – it may not be to everyone's taste, but it will appeal if you like a spicy crisp.
Coming soon to Aldi
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