Supermarket own brands

For many years, own brand crisps were the poor relation of the big brands and speciality crisp producers. In the past few years, the UK supermarkets have gone overboard to create exciting and sometimes bizarre flavours to attract the crisp connoisseur. Here are some of the most exotic. Morrisons Brie & Cranberry Coconut Chilli &Continue reading “Supermarket own brands”

President’s Choice: All the president’s crisps (34 of them)

Aged Cheddar & Onion All Dressed Applewood Smoked Bacon Ballpark Hot Dog Barbecue Buffalo Wings & Blue Cheese Canadian Burger Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Vinegar Chipotle Ranch Creamy Pickle Dill Feta, Olive & Oregano General Tao Chicken Harissa Hummus Jalapeno Jalapeno Popper Jamaican Jerk Chicken Ketchup Loaded Baked Potato Louisiana Hot Sauce Maple Bacon MoroccanContinue reading “President’s Choice: All the president’s crisps (34 of them)”

Some honorable mentions…

These are all the other crisps we’ve found so far. Some are complete brand flavour listings. Some need delving into more deeply. San Carlo Campagnola Coconut & Turmeric (Cocco e Curcuma) Ginger Italian Salami Lime & Red Pepper Mild Chilli Mint & Chilli Pepper Paprika Paprika & Mango Plain, Rustica Simply Salted Seasonal Cherry TomatoesContinue reading “Some honorable mentions…”

Crisps immortalised in Song

Crisps get a mention in many popular songs, and they’re even the subject of one 1980’s song: “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Please” by Splodgenessabounds. In honour of its total Crispness, we’ve included the lyrics in full below: Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.Two pints of lagerContinue reading “Crisps immortalised in Song”

Tudor Crisps

Tudor Crisps was founded in Sunderland in 1947. They moved to Newcastle in 1961 when the brand was acquired by Smiths Crisps. Tudor became known for its unusual (at the time) choice of flavours including Tomato Ketchup, Hot Dog & Mustard, And Pickled Onion. Tudor’s packets were colour-coded: Cheese & Onion sold in blue packets,Continue reading “Tudor Crisps”

Other crisp producers #6: Seabrook, Taylors, Miss Vickie’s

Seabrook Beefy Canadian Ham Cheese & Onion Cream Cheese & Chives Fish & Chips Hot & Spicy 2 Chilli (Jalapeno & Habanero) Hot & Spicy Desi Curry Hot & Spicy Mustard Hot & Spicy Oriental Lamb & Mint Lea & Perrins Worcester Sauce Pickled Onion Prawn Cocktail Scorchin Hot Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Sea Salt &Continue reading “Other crisp producers #6: Seabrook, Taylors, Miss Vickie’s”

Other crisp producers #5: Darling Spuds, Boxerchips, Red Sky, Salty Dog

Darling Spuds Crushed Natural Sea Salt Fire Roasted Jalapeno Peppers Ham & English Mustard Mediterranean Sea Salt Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Sea Salt & Italian Balsamic Vinegar Sea Salt & Modena Balsamic Vinegar Somerset Cheddar & Onion Sour Cream with a hint of Mexican Chilli Sun Ripened Tomato, Green Olive & Oregano ThaiContinue reading “Other crisp producers #5: Darling Spuds, Boxerchips, Red Sky, Salty Dog”

McCoy’s: 41 ridge cut crisps

Bacon Sizzler Balti Curry BBQ Ribs Bullseye Bangers Chargrilled Chicken Chargrilled Steak & Peri Peri Cheddar & Onion Chicken Jalfrezi Chicken Winger Fiery Steak Firecracker Chicken Flame Grilled Steak Hot Mexican Chilli Lamb Vindaloo Melted Cheese & Bacon Mighty Madras Oriental Ribs Paprika Peppered Bullseye Steak Peppered Rib Eye Steak Pickled One-Onion-&-Eighty Pickled Scrumion RedContinue reading “McCoy’s: 41 ridge cut crisps”