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”

Merry Crispmas and a crackly New Year from the MoC

It’s that time of year when all we want is to hunker down in the cosy glow of a seasonal fire, drink a warming glass of mulled wine and snack on some crisps. There’s nothing quite like the taste sensation of biting into a tasty, crunchy crisp. These are some of our favourite flavours thisContinue reading “Merry Crispmas and a crackly New Year from the MoC”

Scottish potato farmers left in the lurch

Brexit uncertainty is threatening Scotland’s potato farmers. The Scottish seed potato industry is one of the biggest exporters for the production of chips and crisps in the world. Scottish seed potatoes are seen as the Gold Standard, as they’re less prone to disease than potatoes grown in warmer climates. The farmers have been told byContinue reading “Scottish potato farmers left in the lurch”

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”

“Ike’s Love & Potato Chips”

Four new exciting crisp flavours are in development in San Fransisco, California. They are: Godfather Sauce (horseradish, garlic & Dijon mustard) Dirty Sauce (garlic & herb aioli) Ménage à Trois, named after Ike Shehadeh’s signature chicken sandwich, which is made with three cheeses (Swiss, Gouda, pepper jack), topped with three sauces (real honey, honey mustard,Continue reading ““Ike’s Love & Potato Chips””

Rileys Crisps

Who remembers Rileys Crisps? Alongside standard flavours such as Cheese & Onion and Salt & Vinegar, Rileys created some pretty unusual ones, including New Potatoes with Mint, Scampi & Lemon and Grouse flavour. Rileys Crisps was founded in 1947, just after the end of the Second World War, by Bill Riley, son of a fishContinue reading “Rileys Crisps”

When is a crisp packet not a crisp packet?

If you’re a keen crisp collector, vintage crisp packets can be quite a draw. But buyer beware, particularly of ‘unused’ crisp packets. It wouldn’t cost very much to print something that looks vintage, so unused packets may not be what they seem. A quick online marketplace search for ‘old crisp packets’, for instance, brought upContinue reading “When is a crisp packet not a crisp packet?”