29 flavours from Smiths

The Smiths Potato Crisps Company was the first to add seasoning to crisps, in 1920: a twist of salt, provided with their plain crisps, which were sold in and around London. They expanded into the Australian market in 1932, where the Smiths brand still thrives today. American Pulled Pork  Barbecue  BBQ Meatlovers Bovril Cheese &Continue reading “29 flavours from Smiths”

141 flavours – Walkers crisps with lots of Special Editions

Walkers Crisps have been extremely busy over the years, creating a huge catalogue of crisp varieties. They’ve encouraged their customers to join in, with the “Do us a Flavour” campaign, and played to a nostalgic affection for crisps of past, too. This list isn’t exhaustive, but should give you a ‘flavour’ of their range. AmericanContinue reading “141 flavours – Walkers crisps with lots of Special Editions”

Salt & Vinegar

By 1934, 200 million packets of crisps were sold in Britain each year, 95 percent of which were manufactured by Smith’s. Smiths was initially slow to join the flavour revolution, but eventually brought out a salt ‘n’ vinegar flavoured crisp, tested first by its Geordie subsidiary Tudor, and launched nationally in 1967. Though they didContinue reading “Salt & Vinegar”

First flavour: Cheese & Onion

The first flavoured crisp was Cheese & Onion. Ireland’s Tayto Company has probably the best claim to being first to launch cheese & onion into the crisp market. Joe “Spud” Murphy, founder of Tayto, set out to add flavour to crisps in 1954, launching cheese & onion soon afterwards. The flavoured crisps were an immediateContinue reading “First flavour: Cheese & Onion”

First commercial crisp: Salt ’n’ Shake

The first company to sell crisps commercially was The Smiths Potato Crisps Company Ltd, founded in Cricklewood, London in 1920 by Frank Smith and Jim Viney. They provided a twist of salt with their crisps, which were sold in London in greaseproof paper bags. Originally branded as Salt ’n’ Shake crisps, plain crisps with optionalContinue reading “First commercial crisp: Salt ’n’ Shake”