Finding new flavours: The French Kitchen’s crisps

We’re always on the lookout for new flavours to add to the Flavour Index, so I was very excited to find a whole new handmade-crisp company today. They’ve been around for a couple of years, it seems, so how did we miss them before?! Anyhoo, their crisps come in several classic flavours with a FrenchContinue reading “Finding new flavours: The French Kitchen’s crisps”

Beer and crisps used to cut carbon emissions

Here’s a story we missed at the end of last year: Walkers Crisps have unveiled technology that could reduce their CO2 emissions by 70%. The technology mixes CO2 captured from a brewery’s beer fermentation process with potato waste and turns it into fertiliser. Manufacturing fertiliser usually creates a lot of CO2 emissions, but Walkers’ newContinue reading “Beer and crisps used to cut carbon emissions”

Crisp News in Brief

He founded a multi-million crisp empire and then lost it all John Mudd, the founder of Real Crisps, saw his fortunes rise to stellar heights and then come back down to earth, but he is far from bitter about his change in circumstances: “I don’t regret anything,” he said matter-of-factly. “I’ve lived like a millionaireContinue reading “Crisp News in Brief”

The Walkers Switch Podcast

We were tipped off about this gripping podcast last week. It isn’t an exaggeration to call it mind-blowing. “Two out of three people remember Walkers switching the colours of their Cheese & Onion and Salt & Vinegar crisp packets. But Walkers deny it ever happened. Are they lying? If so, why? The Walkers Switch investigatesContinue reading “The Walkers Switch Podcast”

Recent crisp news…

When the (potato) chips are down… A lorryload of potato crisps destined for a Northern Ireland supermarket was held up for two days because of Brexit checks… https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/21/crisps-lorry-held-up-two-days-northern-irish-brexit-checks-mps-told Walkers’ new KFC-flavour crisps MIA… A KentLive reporter went in search of Walkers’ new fried poultry flavour crisps but the results were paltry. https://www.kentlive.news/whats-on/food-drink/searched-supermarkets-walkers-new-kfc-4914287 ChronicleLive waxes lyricalContinue reading “Recent crisp news…”

Museum of Crisps Snackademy Award Winners 2020

Here is the full list of winners of the 2020 Snackademy Awards. The flavour quality was exception this year and some of the results were hotly debated between the judges before final decisions were made. All the participants should be proud of their British crisps. Category Medal Crisp Maker Variety Best Plain/Salted crisp 2020 GoldContinue reading “Museum of Crisps Snackademy Award Winners 2020”