One of Australia’s favourite desserts is becoming a chip and people arenâ€™t loving the idea.
News that Smithâ€™s is making a lamington-flavoured chip has not received a positive reaction from news.com.au readers, with more than 80 per centÂ on our Facebook pollÂ saying â€˜noâ€™ to the new incarnation. (Smith’s is a British-Australian manufacturing company best known for its crisps/chips).
A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares of butter cake or sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.
Smith’s revealed today it was adding the chip to its ever-growing list of flavours.
â€œWe know Australians are increasingly keen to try new flavours, and interest is growing in sweet and savoury combinations,â€ Olivia Sutherland, Smithâ€™s marketing director, said.
â€œOur latest innovation combines a sweet, quintessentially Aussie cake with Australiaâ€™s favourite potato chip. It seemed the perfect way to celebrate the Australian summer.â€
Ms Sutherland said different lamington recipes were reviewed to get the perfect flavour. â€œItâ€™s then a matter of breaking down the flavour experience and finding key elements that can be translated to a seasoning,â€ she said.
â€œIn our Lamington chip, you will find hints of flavours including chocolate, coconut, cream and butter!â€
The limited edition chips are expected to be on shelves at Woolworths and selected convenience stores from January 1.