I might have a new favourite flavour

I went for a walk with friends today in Ashmore Wood in North Dorset. The sun came out and the bluebells and other wild flowers looked amazing. Caught a glimpse of a deer leaping away and we were surrounded by birdsong. We had flask coffee and homemade flapjacks afterwards, and then drove to Chettle, toContinue reading “I might have a new favourite flavour”

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”

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…”

RIP Brannigans, the pub crisps

Brannigans Crisps are no more. KP Snacks has announced that they’re cutting the brand due to “declining demand”. Brannigans first emerged in the 1980s and quickly became the pub crisp of choice. Its brown paper bags and super-strength roast beef & mustard aroma will be fondly remembered by many. KP replaced the paper bags withContinue reading “RIP Brannigans, the pub crisps”

Dakota Style potato crisps

Dakota Style was founded in 1985. It began as a family business making kettle-style chips on a farm near Clark, South Dakota. The website lists these as all the Dakota Style potato chip flavours: Buffalo Ranch Cayenne Chili Lime Cinnamon Churro Dill Pickle Honey Mustard Jalapeño Mesquite BBQ Nice N’ Spicy Original Salt & VinegarContinue reading “Dakota Style potato crisps”

Two Farmers’ compostable crisp bags

In 2019, Two Farmers became the first company to pack their crisps in compostable bags. The bags are made from cellulose & sustainably grown eucalyptus trees, and are 100% plastic-free. They are designed to compost down in 26 weeks. You can read more about it here. Update: Which? has just issued a report on worstContinue reading “Two Farmers’ compostable crisp bags”

Hedgehog-flavour Crisps: the first novelty flavour?

Hedgehog flavoured crisps were created in 1981 by Phillip Lewis, landlord of the Vaults public house in Welshpool. He created them as a joke, in part inspired by a Gypsy tale of eating baked hedgehog. Just to be sure no-one worried about actual hedgehogs, the back of the packet had a disclaimer: “Savour all theContinue reading “Hedgehog-flavour Crisps: the first novelty flavour?”

Other crisp producers #10: Bret’s, Zapp’s, Deep River

Bret’s à l’Ancienne au sel de Guérande (Old style with Guérande salt) Aïoli  au Fromage du Jura (with Jura cheese) au sel de Guérande (with Guérande salt) aux Cèpes (with porcini mushrooms) Bacon Grillé (Grilled Bacon) Camembert  Cheddar Oignons de Roscoff (Cheddar & Roscoff Onion) Chèvre Piment d’Espelette (Goat Cheese & Espelette Pepper) Chips deContinue reading “Other crisp producers #10: Bret’s, Zapp’s, Deep River”

Other crisp producers #9: Gurma, Estrella, Boulder Canyon

Gurma Barbecue (Barbacoa) Cheese & Onion Chorizo Chilli Classic Fried Egg Garlic & Parsley Ham Ibiza Salt Mojo Picón (Garlic dipping oil) Olive Oil Pizza Rustic (Campesina) Salt & Vinegar Tomato Turmeric & Pepper Estrella BBQ Cheese Cream Cheese Crusty Pizza Dill Fragrant Dill Fresh Garlic Garden Dill Grilled Paprika Ketchup Pepper Pizza Salt &Continue reading “Other crisp producers #9: Gurma, Estrella, Boulder Canyon”