Nando’s Hot Peri-Peri Groove Chips

Nando’s is known for its grilled chick­en dishes with vari­ous peri-peri mar­in­ades. And these Nando’s Hot Peri-Peri Groove Chips take their peri-peri focus a step fur­ther.

The pack­aging prom­ises hot — chilli and red mean hot — but unfor­tu­nately, these were not hot or spicy at all even for me, someone who’s par­tic­u­larly sens­it­ive to spicy foods. Their taste is peri peri, with not­able hints of tangy cit­rus notes, paprika and herbs, but the fla­vour is mel­low, not the bold in-your-face fla­vour that you expect of crisps that are mar­keted as ‘hot’. Texturally, likely as a res­ult of the potato they use, each chip lacks crunchi­ness des­pite their groove shape and has a mouth­feel that sug­gests dehyd­rated mashed pota­toes — they melt in your mouth.

This pack­age of Nando’s Hot Peri-Peri Groove Chips con­tained 150 g. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.