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Title: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 22, 2021, 11:41:06 PM
Quote from: pancreas
Scampi fries taste a bit like rotten prawns mixed with genital discharge and salt. They're really great.

New recommendation

(https://cdn.shortpixel.ai/client/q_glossy,ret_img,w_600,h_695/https://www.lithuanianmarketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/lentil-jelapeno-scaled.jpg)

Oho! Lentil Chips, Jalapeno + Lime

Genuine heat for a change but not the crap Cofresh heat, actual layered heat that stands up to snacking, meanwhile the lime always there adding just the right edge.

The texture is really satisfying as well, lentils have been reforged into a sort of sturdy Wotsit-esque weevil, but with more crunch and less clag.

But for the cruelty of the corporate behemoths, this would be the IN THING FOR 2021



Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 22, 2021, 11:50:14 PM
The new spicy pringles range aren't bad, although not all that much difference between medium/hot/megahot. Chilli and cheese probably the best.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Butchers Blind on January 23, 2021, 12:31:25 AM
New recommendation


Where can you buy 'em?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 23, 2021, 12:37:32 AM
Where can you buy 'em?

Located mine at Home Bargain Grief Warehouse
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on January 23, 2021, 10:24:45 AM
Unfortunately chilli+lime is my least favourite snack flavour, so it's an ONo! from me.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: markburgle on January 23, 2021, 02:21:06 PM
Dirtiest crisp flavour -Lemon and Scampi Nik Naks. Honkingly fishy with an overtone of zing. They make me feel like a bad widdle boy
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 23, 2021, 02:30:59 PM
used to love lennon and mccartney themed jacobs crackers that they used to do in fish and chips bars in the 80s, until they stopped doing them because bros became popular instead (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c2/0a/22/c20a2221cc2eda66004be6e80a704bd5.png)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: WhoMe on January 23, 2021, 02:35:44 PM
Singapore has these stupidly tasty fish skin crisps. Nothing really comes close once you've tried them. Probably a good thing you can only import them for silly money in the UK

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gc0AAOSw9~RcK-y4/s-l400.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 23, 2021, 02:36:23 PM
They look appetising, at least.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 23, 2021, 02:37:45 PM
hello i am after a snack that makes me feel like i am eating dog shit from a sandpit, please


step this way, sir
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: WhoMe on January 23, 2021, 02:49:26 PM
hello i am after a snack that makes me feel like i am eating dog shit from a sandpit, please


step this way, sir

They do a spicy version as well, if it helps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on January 23, 2021, 03:19:18 PM
Singapore has these stupidly tasty fish skin crisps. Nothing really comes close once you've tried them. Probably a good thing you can only import them for silly money in the UK

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gc0AAOSw9~RcK-y4/s-l400.jpg)

I have dreamed about owning a packet of those.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 23, 2021, 03:21:43 PM
I have dreamed about owning a packet of those.

Any good?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: sirhenry on January 23, 2021, 03:55:02 PM
If Shoulders is allowed deep-fried lentils in their pods, I feel safe to add these:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91Ij7KzfDDL._AC_SL1500_.jpg)

They taste exactly like oyster mushrooms but only about a quarter as much. And that's all.

The addition of some salt or soy or something to replace the umami they've managed to extract would definitely improve them. It's as if they've soaked them long enough to extract all the flavour thay can then dried them then cooked them in the way they do with assorted veg these days so they're puffy and crunchy but not oily. So no salt, no sugar, no fat, no umami - no wonder they leave you dissatisfied.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on January 23, 2021, 04:07:40 PM
Singapore has these stupidly tasty fish skin crisps. Nothing really comes close once you've tried them. Probably a good thing you can only import them for silly money in the UK

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gc0AAOSw9~RcK-y4/s-l400.jpg)

My cousin used to live over there and he brought some back once; they're every bit as good as you'd imagine, but sadly, I haven't even seen them in the Asian supermarkets I normally buy weird snacks in.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on January 23, 2021, 04:17:57 PM
Lentil, mushroom and fish skin crisps? This is just getting silly now. Stop it.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 23, 2021, 04:39:35 PM
umami

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iNvR_ICKc5c/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 23, 2021, 05:38:26 PM
Any good?

Laughed
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: markburgle on January 23, 2021, 09:30:44 PM
Singapore has these stupidly tasty fish skin crisps. Nothing really comes close once you've tried them. Probably a good thing you can only import them for silly money in the UK

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gc0AAOSw9~RcK-y4/s-l400.jpg)

I'm not sure I could cope with those but definitely want to find out
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 23, 2021, 09:41:01 PM
Haven't tried but a mate said his local does these...

(https://www.dogsonacid.com/attachments/81qk0-2bcz5bl-_ac_sl1500_-jpg.194983/)

Nothing you couldn't assemble yourself with a jar of pickled onions and some jacobs crackers but I like the utility of it.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on January 23, 2021, 09:50:17 PM
I don't see any Branston pickle there.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on January 23, 2021, 10:34:51 PM
Haven't tried but a mate said his local does these...

(https://www.dogsonacid.com/attachments/81qk0-2bcz5bl-_ac_sl1500_-jpg.194983/)

Nothing you couldn't assemble yourself with a jar of pickled onions and some jacobs crackers but I like the utility of it.

Crackers will be all soggy from the onion juice, 0/10.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: gib on January 23, 2021, 11:00:45 PM
I don't see any Branston pickle there.

since the dawn of time the Lancashire ploughmen have steered clear of Branston pickle
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 23, 2021, 11:03:11 PM
Crackers will be all soggy from the onion juice, 0/10.

I asked how this worked and apparently they put the onions in a bag inside the bag.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Yussef Dent on January 24, 2021, 12:02:25 AM
Haven't tried but a mate said his local does these...

(https://www.dogsonacid.com/attachments/81qk0-2bcz5bl-_ac_sl1500_-jpg.194983/)

Nothing you couldn't assemble yourself with a jar of pickled onions and some jacobs crackers but I like the utility of it.

I used to love these! These used to be really prevalent but the last time I saw them in Sheffield was in the Roebuck Tavern about eight years ago, never seen them since! The cheese triangle is either made by Kerrygold or a brand you've never heard of. In some you'd get a little wooden spatula to spread out the cheese.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Barry Admin on January 24, 2021, 06:42:08 AM
Really no need to bump a four-year-old thread about crisps instead of just starting a new one.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 24, 2021, 09:26:38 AM
Really no need to bump a four-year-old thread about crisps instead of just starting a new one.

True this.  The crisps at the start of that thread were making me a bit nauseous from how old they are.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Twit 2 on January 24, 2021, 10:55:38 AM
I know it’ll be considered gauche, but Walkers Max Strong Jalapeño and Cheese really are great. They’re horrible, which of course makes them great as, quite clearly, the more objectionable and unfoodlike a crisp is, the better it is. Everyone I know hates them, which only strengthens my resolve. Absolute shit heaven.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 24, 2021, 11:00:13 AM
Rarely is snackfood so pungently steeped in taint sweat and general gooch.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Twit 2 on January 24, 2021, 11:12:09 AM
Ripe groins on the turn have nothing on those shards of stinking shit. Hope my internal organs have to be studied on an AIDS ward.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Captain Crunch on January 24, 2021, 05:46:55 PM
These have been around for a while but they’re still absolutely lethal.  Shovel down a packet and you can immediately go for another one. 

(https://digitalcontent.api.tesco.com/v2/media/ghs/7e50cf39-f508-418f-9f83-f0b1122fc849/snapshotimagehandler_1238395829.jpeg?h=540&w=540)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 24, 2021, 07:10:38 PM
At some point they are going to regret setting that as the ceiling.  What happens when they realise they can add more?  MAX +1 ?

Or MIGHTY MAX or some other tie-in would be good


FANTASTIC MAX was another that could definitely branch into crisps quite naturally




kid from GOOF TROOP was another
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 24, 2021, 07:13:07 PM
Supermax innit.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 24, 2021, 07:13:35 PM
Hypermax maybe



need a tier system of some kind
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 24, 2021, 07:14:57 PM
Übermax
Hypermax
Ultramax
Supermax
Majormax



does that sound like roughly the correct order for those?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on January 24, 2021, 07:51:06 PM
Eventually a crisp will be developed which is so delicious that your brain sicks inside your skull and you spasm violently to death. This is how humanity will end: with dignity.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pigamus on January 24, 2021, 07:52:34 PM
These have been around for a while but they’re still absolutely lethal.  Shovel down a packet and you can immediately go for another one. 

(https://digitalcontent.api.tesco.com/v2/media/ghs/7e50cf39-f508-418f-9f83-f0b1122fc849/snapshotimagehandler_1238395829.jpeg?h=540&w=540)

Are these anything like ordinary Crinkles because those are horrible
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: hamfist on January 24, 2021, 07:56:35 PM
Übermax
Hypermax
Ultramax
Supermax
Majormax



does that sound like roughly the correct order for those?

PANAMAX

then

CAPESIZE (advertised by Geoff Capes)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 24, 2021, 08:39:19 PM
PANAMAX

then

CAPESIZE (advertised by Geoff Capes)

Are these larger than Übermax or smaller than Majormax?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Captain Crunch on January 25, 2021, 10:05:19 AM
Are these anything like ordinary Crinkles because those are horrible

No that’s how they get you - the texture is maximum crispy, almost as if it’s been double fried, not hard like so-called posh crisps.  Walloping flavour too. 
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gregory Torso on January 25, 2021, 01:25:17 PM
IMPORTANT NIK NAKS UPDATE

Purple Rib-En-Saucy flavour bags 85g are on sale at Tesco Express in a big special box.

They are on sale in their own seperate bags, to take home and enjoy.

I know some of you have been waiting long for this.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 20, 2021, 12:20:43 PM
Tried the Cheese & Chilli Extra Hot Pringles.

Same old reliable Pringle texture, so far so dull. First second or two there's nothing other than faint curdled staleness, like being in the vicinity of a veteran wanksock. Little detectable spice, then, to be fair, 5 seconds later, a rising dry heat. The delay itself is quite intriguing as far as the experience goes. The overall heat is quite spicy as far as the usual crisp standard goes. The heat lingers, but is fairly one-note and overly dry.

They are basically their Hot n Spicy version (rubbish) with additional smegma, stale cum and docker's gooch aromatics added.

Save the bother trying this rather 2D effort. If you are desperate for bedroom masturbation sweat and stinging self-abuse flava buy those Jalapeno & Cheese Walkers Strong, that are a more well rounded commitment to lingering in a fogbank of pre-cum.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on February 20, 2021, 12:23:13 PM
I didn't mind the cheese and chilli ones. I actually bought all 3 and thought the lowest heat ones packed a decent punch that didn't get much higher with the other two.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 20, 2021, 12:27:40 PM
To be fair, they are aiming for shameless indulgence, self-hating marathon Fifa Career Mode wank sessions, so my review factors that in. For my money, the Walkers Strong effort has more intensity and takes you on a richer journey - more pathos.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on February 20, 2021, 12:31:14 PM
I just want a big bag of the cheese and onion powder that goes on the crisps. You know when you get a really powdery one? Or you finish the packet and a corner is just full of the powder? Just that.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Thursday on February 20, 2021, 12:46:40 PM
I know it’ll be considered gauche, but Walkers Max Strong Jalapeño and Cheese really are great. They’re horrible, which of course makes them great as, quite clearly, the more objectionable and unfoodlike a crisp is, the better it is. Everyone I know hates them, which only strengthens my resolve. Absolute shit heaven.

I was surprised by how strong these are, eating actual Jalapeno's is milder.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on February 20, 2021, 02:32:11 PM
I just want a big bag of the cheese and onion powder that goes on the crisps. You know when you get a really powdery one? Or you finish the packet and a corner is just full of the powder? Just that.

I had a packet of Discos the other day with so much powder in the corner it reminded me of the sachets of powder you used to get inside them.

Good to have those Salt & Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail Quavers back.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on February 20, 2021, 02:53:44 PM
Googled discos to remind myself what they were, and found this gem of a blog post:

https://arcticterntalk.org/2017/05/13/how-many-crisps-in-a-packet-not-many-it-seems-twelve-to-be-precise-discos/

Edit: and before you try and be clever he’s already thought of it, mate, so don’t even fucking bother.

Quote
The fact that this packet was from a multipack item is irrelevant.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on February 20, 2021, 03:10:30 PM
Tried the Cheese & Chilli Extra Hot Pringles.

Same old reliable Pringle texture, so far so dull. First second or two there's nothing other than faint curdled staleness, like being in the vicinity of a veteran wanksock. Little detectable spice, then, to be fair, 5 seconds later, a rising dry heat. The delay itself is quite intriguing as far as the experience goes. The overall heat is quite spicy as far as the usual crisp standard goes. The heat lingers, but is fairly one-note and overly dry.

They are basically their Hot n Spicy version (rubbish) with additional smegma, stale cum and docker's gooch aromatics added.

Save the bother trying this rather 2D effort. If you are desperate for bedroom masturbation sweat and stinging self-abuse flava buy those Jalapeno & Cheese Walkers Strong, that are a more well rounded commitment to lingering in a fogbank of pre-cum.

Completely agree, they were a great disappointment. Jalapeno and Cheese Walkers are great, and when accompanied with a nice trappist ale or three they produce majestic shits too.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 20, 2021, 03:17:16 PM
overly dry.

Oooohh mr darcy:  your pringles reconstituted potato snacks are deliciously moist, I find my thirst so quenched
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on February 20, 2021, 03:20:10 PM
I've got one of them cheapo microwave crisp making things that's basically a not very good mandolin and a thing like a slide carousel you stand the potato slices in, and find they come out quite nice with just a bit of salt, msg and onion powder.

They musn't absorb all the microwaves though as running it full pelt for nearly 20 minutes causes the thing to blow a thermal trip once the fans have stopped so I have to run it for 5 minutes on low power with a cup of water in it to cool down afterwards.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 20, 2021, 05:34:01 PM
I had a packet of Discos the other day with so much powder in the corner it reminded me of the sachets of powder you used to get inside them.

Good to have those Salt & Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail Quavers back.

I had a snickers the other day that was so heaving with blood and ants that I was reminded of un chien andalou
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 08, 2021, 05:54:20 PM
https://eastafricanfoods.co.uk/products/kenyan-chevdo-hot-spicy

Kenyan Chevdo mate

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0534/1102/0976/products/PHOTO-2021-02-02-09-54-28_f771f7ce-d8e5-4402-9b0c-73cb4e33c1d5_1080x.jpg?v=1612558066)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: turnstyle on March 08, 2021, 05:59:41 PM
Googled discos to remind myself what they were, and found this gem of a blog post:

https://arcticterntalk.org/2017/05/13/how-many-crisps-in-a-packet-not-many-it-seems-twelve-to-be-precise-discos/

Edit: and before you try and be clever he’s already thought of it, mate, so don’t even fucking bother.

If there's one thing in life I've come to appreciate in old age, it's url-that-tells-the-whole-story-without-needing-to-click-on-the-link-discos/
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on March 10, 2021, 09:31:20 AM
Googled discos to remind myself what they were, and found this gem of a blog post:

https://arcticterntalk.org/2017/05/13/how-many-crisps-in-a-packet-not-many-it-seems-twelve-to-be-precise-discos/

Edit: and before you try and be clever he’s already thought of it, mate, so don’t even fucking bother.
He's wrong though. Multipack packets are smaller/lighter than retail packets so it definitely does matter. In the case of Discos, his mutipack packet was 28g and contained 12 crisps. A retail packet of Discos is 35g and so should contain approximately 15 crisps.

The real issue is why he was eating Discos.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 10, 2021, 09:44:37 AM
Quote
The real issue is why he was eating Discos

The ace sharp vinegary powder that collects in the curves of the discs and in the bottom of the bag.

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on March 10, 2021, 09:49:02 AM
Why Discos? Get out!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 25, 2021, 12:44:09 PM
(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/JK0418.jpg)

If you are missing Brannigans I recommend Mackies whose crisps are cut and flavoured in quite a similar way. The individual flavours on offer are different of course but Pickled Onion flavour is one that is ridiculously tasty and sharp.

I found that currently Home Bargains are stocking these for something like 0.00000001 of a quid.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on March 25, 2021, 12:49:13 PM
Yeah Aldi sell them, well I bought some Aberdeen Angus ones, I say ones because to use the term 'flavour' would be incorrect as they had no trace of flavourings, plain crisps in a brown bag?  Sort your bloody act out Mackies. I will give credit to texture, a very wholesome and sturdy slice of a crisp, but they should be sanctioned for the complete void of flavourings.

Tomato was the only other flavour on sale, and well I have too much self respect to buy that filth, although they are probably just plain flavour in a red packet which makes sense for crisp rules.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 25, 2021, 12:56:19 PM
Disappointed to read that as I was poised to explore the other flavours. Suffice to say, the pickled onion article above is pretty sharp and pickley.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on March 25, 2021, 01:02:19 PM
I've never seen the pickled onion ones but they look amazing. Haggis is a good flavour too - just the right amount of spice, and if you want something a bit stronger, scotch bonnet are nice too. Sadly, they're not too easy to find here, but there is one shop that has a decent range of flavours, alongside a very good beer selection (a winning combo). It's also the only place that consistently sells jalapeño flavoured pretzel pieces.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on March 25, 2021, 01:08:45 PM
Yeah Aldi sell them, well I bought some Aberdeen Angus ones, I say ones because to use the term 'flavour' would be incorrect as they had no trace of flavourings, plain crisps in a brown bag?  Sort your bloody act out Mackies.

They save the beef flavour for their ice cream.[1]
 1. No they don't, it's quite nice actually.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on March 25, 2021, 01:16:43 PM
I've enjoyed Mackies in the past, plain and mature cheddar and onion to be precise. Lidl did the mega bags but as with many things at Lidl they suddenly disappeared.

Never heard of the pickled onion variety though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on March 25, 2021, 01:58:07 PM
I've been going back to basics recently and buying plain Walkers. Solid all-rounder.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on March 25, 2021, 01:58:21 PM
Disappointed to read that as I was poised to explore the other flavours. Suffice to say, the pickled onion article above is pretty sharp and pickley.

Well it's clearly a deliberate ploy, reminiscent of the Mediterraneans sending out their lower tier olives and cheese, this is the Scottish sending south their factory floor sweepings. And I live in Leicestershire the world crisp county, this is a declaration of snack war.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on March 25, 2021, 02:02:47 PM
I've enjoyed Mackies in the past, plain and mature cheddar and onion to be precise. Lidl did the mega bags but as with many things at Lidl they suddenly disappeared.

Never heard of the pickled onion variety though.

In Aldi they are on the LOL Random aisle, with the jumble sale offerings.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on March 25, 2021, 02:39:14 PM
I wish McCoy's chargrilled chicken crisps were more common. I can never find the fuckers anywhere.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on March 25, 2021, 03:33:32 PM
I like them wholewheat posho crisps from M&S they are a bit like Wheatos (but flat and curly)

My other half calls then SHLCs - Suspiciously Healthy Looking Crisps, I've told her it's not catching on, not sure if they are or not with the layers of MSG all over them.


anyway them. alright bye.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Captain Z on March 25, 2021, 04:00:49 PM
I bought a pack of Walkers Sensations balsamic vinegar & caramelised onion (*new recipe) the other week because they were half price. Those were really nice and quite pickled-oniony. I went back to get more a couple of days later and the shelf was bare. Word travels fast.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Piles the Beaver on April 11, 2021, 10:29:43 PM
Crisps. But you buy them frozen and cook in your own oven!

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/hula_hoops_original_salted_650g_85798.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/hula-hoops-original-salted-650g/85798.html)

They are doing Space Raiders too but not sure if a corn snack will translate into a potato form:

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/space_raiders_pickled_onion_flavour_680g_85799.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/space-raiders-pickled-onion-flavour-potato-shapes-680g/85799.html)

Only from Iceland. What a time to be alive.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on April 11, 2021, 11:26:38 PM
Tomato was the only other flavour on sale, and well I have too much self respect to buy that filth, although they are probably just plain flavour in a red packet which makes sense for crisp rules.
The tomato flavour are a variation of "spice" flavour. Quite nice actually.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 09, 2021, 10:50:10 AM
(https://www.zing-asia.co.uk/28296-large_default/laila-mini-mango-chutney-poppadoms-75g.jpg)

Pretty fucking tasty. Each poppadom is sprayed with an almost obnoxious mangoey paint. First you get citrus, then fruit, then spice, then a surprisingly wholemealy cereal grounds the whole thing nicely.

Basically if you gave 1 packet to 2 teenage brothers one will have been stabbed to death before the packet is finished, and not a jury in the land would convict.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 09, 2021, 11:32:47 AM
They look banging. Almost thought they were walkers before seeing the laila emblem.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 09, 2021, 01:56:00 PM
Crisps. But you buy them frozen and cook in your own oven!

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/hula_hoops_original_salted_650g_85798.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/hula-hoops-original-salted-650g/85798.html)

They are doing Space Raiders too but not sure if a corn snack will translate into a potato form:

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/space_raiders_pickled_onion_flavour_680g_85799.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/space-raiders-pickled-onion-flavour-potato-shapes-680g/85799.html)

Only from Iceland. What a time to be alive.

What the fuck
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on June 09, 2021, 01:57:48 PM
(https://images.japancentre.com/images/pics/21856/large/16826---Koikeya-Sweet-_-Sour-Pickled-Plum-Crisps.jpg?1613495526)

I had these recently and they were great. I'm a life long hater of salt 'n vinegar so I'm surprised I liked them so much. I recoiled when I first opened the packet.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on June 09, 2021, 04:04:34 PM
They do a salted egg yolk one which is rather good.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on June 09, 2021, 04:35:03 PM
I'm actually ashamed to say I've missed the Cherry Blossom Lays and Cucumber Pringles, but they will back in my life upon my return to China next month. Those pickled plum things don't sound good on paper.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 09, 2021, 05:05:37 PM
Have we done the Co-Op own brand salt and vinegar ones yet? They are fucking amazing!

(https://images.ctfassets.net/6jpeaipefazr/6PW2IJC4cgQs0SG8rUkYJc/c31e273eb8a9e38f8df64d9c23e87cf8/Irr-Sea-Salt-_-Chardonnay-Vinegar-Crisps-150g_5000128605113.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on June 09, 2021, 05:09:48 PM
Chardonnay wine vinegar??? Lah-de-da! Check out his lordship, Sir Al Tha Funkee Homosapien!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 09, 2021, 05:10:56 PM
Crisps. But you buy them frozen and cook in your own oven!

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/hula_hoops_original_salted_650g_85798.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/hula-hoops-original-salted-650g/85798.html)

They are doing Space Raiders too but not sure if a corn snack will translate into a potato form:

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/space_raiders_pickled_onion_flavour_680g_85799.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/space-raiders-pickled-onion-flavour-potato-shapes-680g/85799.html)

Only from Iceland. What a time to be alive.

I bought some of the Space Raiders. The beef ones are quite nice and flavoursome, kind of like they've been dipped in beef dripping. Pickled onion I'm not so keen on. It does taste similar to the crisp flavour, but doesn't mesh well with potato.
Haven't tried Hula Hoops.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 09, 2021, 06:10:24 PM
Have we done the Co-Op own brand salt and vinegar ones yet? They are fucking amazing!

Yes, I think there have been several posts, usually noting their ability to take your face clean off.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on June 09, 2021, 06:27:06 PM
Yes, I think there have been several posts, usually noting their ability to take your face clean off.

Yes most of us have war scars from these.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 09, 2021, 07:16:34 PM
Yes most of us have war scars from these.

I like to take a big open-mouthed inhale from a freshly opened bag.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 09, 2021, 07:32:21 PM
Love them - fucking fantastic stuff. Salt & Vinegar reborn*. Take a fockin bow son as a bigot might say.


*about 10 years ago but yeah
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on June 09, 2021, 07:33:14 PM
All this talk has got me hankering for a bag. Might treat myself for the start of the Euros. FAHKIN' GET IN.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on June 09, 2021, 08:02:57 PM
All this talk has got me hankering for a bag. Might treat myself for the start of the Euros. FAHKIN' GET IN.

Good luck. Sold out in my local. The streets know.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on June 09, 2021, 10:12:39 PM
£1 a bag for what is essentially a class A potato drug.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on June 09, 2021, 10:23:19 PM
The only thing I've truly missed about the UK since moving to Amsterdam in October is those Co-op bad boys, so imagine my delight when I found out that they were stocked in the British expat store. I felt like such a gammon even going into the place, but my god was it worth it for that tongue stripping vinegar savagery.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 09, 2021, 10:23:37 PM
There are none of these crisps available for sale tonight.  Who knew that this thread was quite so widely subscribed, forming opinions like an opinion former.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on June 09, 2021, 11:38:49 PM
These things are phenomenal, I've only seen them turn up occasionally in corner shops, not in supermarkets

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yNcg8fkKL._AC_SX522_.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on June 09, 2021, 11:49:07 PM
Count me in on the list of salt and vinegar coop secret masochistic crisp chemsex club. Fucking bonkers. End of crisp history.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on June 10, 2021, 02:17:48 AM
Steak and pie Walkers. Love it.

I don’t even eat meat, and yet.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 10, 2021, 06:33:27 AM
These things are phenomenal, I've only seen them turn up occasionally in corner shops, not in supermarkets

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yNcg8fkKL._AC_SX522_.jpg)

Wow, and this is replacing the pound coin?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on June 10, 2021, 07:32:01 AM
I've been going back to basics recently and buying plain Walkers. Solid all-rounder.

I've really got into plain McCoys recently. I've always thought ready salted crisps were just boring, the last resort, but after buying a few variety packs I've surprised myself by eating them before the salt and vinegar and even on one occasion the cheese and onion ones. Must be a sign of old age as during my childhood my mum regularly told me that plain was the only flavour available when she was a girl and I regularly sneered at her for living in such primitive times.

As for some of the choices on here, I'll just say that they should be banned by law. For me there are few things more irritating in life than someone getting a round in coming back with fucking Doritos or some other weirdo flavour things. The only varieties that should be allowed are the aforementioned crucial three, smokey bacon, roast beef (withough without bastard mustard), roast chicken (although I've never been overly keen on these and haven't had or even seen a pack for years) and pickled onion (which I love despite never having eaten a real pickled onion in my life.) I feel very strongly about this. If I ever launch a coup in this country, the first thing I'll do is limit the choice orf crisps to the above. It's for your own good you know.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 10, 2021, 07:51:41 AM
Yes, what I don't miss about face-to-face gaming evenings is what other people think is an acceptable snack: seemingly endless giant bags of lime doritos [but no dip] or raw nut & dried fruit mix, which would go mostly uneaten as it contained bits of cranberry and most players would be on statins.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on June 10, 2021, 08:07:33 AM
(which I love despite never having eaten a real pickled onion in my life.)

Mate. Get yourself a jar of Garners Originals and get crunching.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on June 10, 2021, 08:16:46 AM
I've really got into plain McCoys recently. I've always thought ready salted crisps were just boring, the last resort, but after buying a few variety packs I've surprised myself by eating them before the salt and vinegar and even on one occasion the cheese and onion ones. Must be a sign of old age as during my childhood my mum regularly told me that plain was the only flavour available when she was a girl and I regularly sneered at her for living in such primitive times.

As for some of the choices on here, I'll just say that they should be banned by law. For me there are few things more irritating in life than someone getting a round in coming back with fucking Doritos or some other weirdo flavour things. The only varieties that should be allowed are the aforementioned crucial three, smokey bacon, roast beef (withough without bastard mustard), roast chicken (although I've never been overly keen on these and haven't had or even seen a pack for years) and pickled onion (which I love despite never having eaten a real pickled onion in my life.) I feel very strongly about this. If I ever launch a coup in this country, the first thing I'll do is limit the choice or crisps to the above. It's for your own good you know.

The salt and vinegar McCoys are the lowest in the ranking, a pack is either just plain with a hint of vinegar and zero salting, or sweet with a hint of vinegar.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on June 10, 2021, 08:23:36 AM
As for some of the choices on here, I'll just say that they should be banned by law. For me there are few things more irritating in life than someone getting a round in coming back with fucking Doritos or some other weirdo flavour things. The only varieties that should be allowed are the aforementioned crucial three, smokey bacon, roast beef (withough without bastard mustard), roast chicken (although I've never been overly keen on these and haven't had or even seen a pack for years) and pickled onion (which I love despite never having eaten a real pickled onion in my life.) I feel very strongly about this. If I ever launch a coup in this country, the first thing I'll do is limit the choice or crisps to the above. It's for your own good you know.
Battle line is drawn.
#RIPBrannigans #NeverForget

The McCoys' 'Meaty' multipacks consist of Sizzling Steak, Smokey Bacon and Roast Chicken flavours.

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on June 10, 2021, 09:59:10 AM
I wish they'd bin off the roast beef for that Oriental BBQ purple one or whatever it's called.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Greg Torso on June 10, 2021, 11:13:43 AM
Salt and Vinegar crisps are - by far - the shittest fucking flavour of crisp and anyone who actively seeks them out and thinks they are 'wicked tasty' needs to be separated from society and sent to live on a volcanic atoll in the middle of the ocean where they can all dad-waddle around boring the living cocks off each other about how much their gums hurt.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Bazooka on June 10, 2021, 01:43:30 PM
Salt and Vinegar crisps are - by far - the shittest fucking flavour of crisp and anyone who actively seeks them out and thinks they are 'wicked tasty' needs to be separated from society and sent to live on a volcanic atoll in the middle of the ocean where they can all dad-waddle around boring the living cocks off each other about how much their gums hurt.

Come on squire, we both know these are the cancer of the snack world:
(https://i.ibb.co/dB20C9Z/5191-XZDK2j-L-SX425.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Greg Torso on June 10, 2021, 02:06:37 PM
Ha, yeah those are shite but aw, wave of snack nostalgia spreading outwards from my rotten core, going downstairs to the Familymart at 3 in the morning to get a packet of these horrors -

(https://i.imgur.com/TQuw6aE.jpg)

Greasy dried vacuum sealed noodles fried in cancer, with a little medicinal bottle of ergoutou to keep the shakes away, cheeky wink at the counter girl then back upstairs to watch some pirated Deadwood DVDs
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 10, 2021, 02:36:09 PM
despite never having eaten a real pickled onion in my life

But why though? It's not like it's some outlandish thing like monkey brains or something. Do you really want to go to your grave having never eaten a pickled onion?
If I knew you in real life I'd force you to eat one.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on June 10, 2021, 03:14:17 PM
But why though? It's not like it's some outlandish thing like monkey brains or something. Do you really want to go to your grave having never eaten a pickled onion?
If I knew you in real life I'd force you to eat one.

Not really. I just didn't like onions as a kid (well boiled ones particularly, in the mince and tatties my dad said he would eat every day given the chance) and even into my 30s if I was getting a burger I'd ask for it without onions. And get looked at by whoever was serving me if I'd asked for it with dog shit smeared across it. Absolute disbelief that someone could ask for a burger with cheese on it and nothing else. And I really did mean nothing else. Mayo and gherkins are two of my other pet hates. I didn't mind lettuce and tomato but if I asked for that it would just confuse them too much.So I had to make it very specifically clear. Bun, meat, cheese. And nothing else. Please. Even then probably about half the time they'd try to put something else on. It would blow their tiny minds.

I have mellowed since those days though. I haven't had a meat burger for years but if I order a takeaway veggieburger I'll sometimes have onion on it. Only the cold sliced variety though. As part of a salad. I'm still not a fan of it being hot though which I've always imagined pickled onions tasting like. But as I said, I like pickled onion crisps/snacks and also spring onions (or sibies as we called them in Scotland. Not long after we moved to England my mum sent me to the shop to get some stuff including sibies and the shop assistant didn't  know what I was on about). I hate spring onion crisps though. They're horrid.

I wouldn't be totally averse to trying a pickled onion nowadays though, but the opportunity's just never come up, But if it does I'll call you up and you can forcibly shove it down my gullet. If you want.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 10, 2021, 03:15:58 PM
Ooh, yes please!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Natnar on June 10, 2021, 03:43:32 PM
Ha, yeah those are shite but aw, wave of snack nostalgia spreading outwards from my rotten core, going downstairs to the Familymart at 3 in the morning to get a packet of these horrors -

(https://i.imgur.com/TQuw6aE.jpg)

Greasy dried vacuum sealed noodles fried in cancer, with a little medicinal bottle of ergoutou to keep the shakes away, cheeky wink at the counter girl then back upstairs to watch some pirated Deadwood DVDs

That just looks like someones glued a load of fag ends together.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on June 10, 2021, 03:50:10 PM
Ooh, yes please!

You'll have to join a very long queue.

(PS, one of the most annoying things about my burger joint nightmares was those places that would put everything on unless you specifically asked them not to. Then get narky if you ended up with some piece of muck on it you didn't want and you dared complain, even if there had been no previous mention of it. That's not how it should work. That would be my second law after the ban on weirdo crisps. You'd have to ask for things to be put on your burgers, rather than asking for them NOT to be put on. Much more sensible.)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 10, 2021, 04:11:08 PM
I bought some of the Space Raiders. The beef ones are quite nice and flavoursome, kind of like they've been dipped in beef dripping. Pickled onion I'm not so keen on. It does taste similar to the crisp flavour, but doesn't mesh well with potato.
Haven't tried Hula Hoops.

I want to try them but it'll involve cycling to an industrial estate and I can't really be arsed. Although I like the pickled onion maize snacks the idea of it on cooked potatoes sounds revolting.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 10, 2021, 04:14:40 PM
You'll have to join a very long queue.

(PS, one of the most annoying things about my burger joint nightmares was those places that would put everything on unless you specifically asked them not to. Then get narky if you ended up with some piece of muck on it you didn't want and you dared complain, even if there had been no previous mention of it. That's not how it should work. That would be my second law after the ban on weirdo crisps. You'd have to ask for things to be put on your burgers, rather than asking for them NOT to be put on. Much more sensible.)

Bet you'd like The Counter, they just give you a sheet and you tick off what you want.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on June 10, 2021, 04:27:31 PM
Apparently the Space Raider potato shapes are nice.

Can't ever see myself in an Iceland, though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on June 10, 2021, 04:40:59 PM
Any onion that isn't cooked so much that there's no resistance when you bite into it is vile. Post
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 10, 2021, 04:53:06 PM
Crisps. But you buy them frozen and cook in your own oven!

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/hula_hoops_original_salted_650g_85798.jpg?$pdpmain$) (https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/hula-hoops-original-salted-650g/85798.html)

“Salted flavour”

“What do you use for that?”

“Guess.”

“Salt?”

“Nope.”
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 10, 2021, 04:55:03 PM
Have we done the Co-Op own brand salt and vinegar ones yet? They are fucking amazing!

(https://images.ctfassets.net/6jpeaipefazr/6PW2IJC4cgQs0SG8rUkYJc/c31e273eb8a9e38f8df64d9c23e87cf8/Irr-Sea-Salt-_-Chardonnay-Vinegar-Crisps-150g_5000128605113.jpg)

Own-brand kettle chips mate


Nothing wrong with that, but it’s what they are.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 10, 2021, 04:58:29 PM
Salt and Vinegar crisps are - by far - the shittest fucking flavour of crisp and anyone who actively seeks them out and thinks they are 'wicked tasty' needs to be separated from society and sent to live on a volcanic atoll in the middle of the ocean where they can all dad-waddle around boring the living cocks off each other about how much their gums hurt.

Why would this be true.  What is added to proper chips when you go into a fish and chips place.  No I mean properly, when all the newfangled melted cheese and gravy nonsense is extracted from the resort.

Correct:  it is salt and vinegar



“But I love some kind of orange juice and curdled milk concoction added to my chips so therefore you are wrong!”

Mate I am talking about proper things.  Not when you go somewhere and they mix up food with phlegm because they are all blind in there and lack their sense of smell and taste as well.  I’m talking about actual things that real people enjoy rather than wacky millennial fads.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 10, 2021, 05:06:32 PM
Apparently the Space Raider potato shapes are nice.

Can't ever see myself in an Iceland, though.

They do deliveries, if you ever feel in need of a large amount of frozen foods.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 10, 2021, 05:07:35 PM
They do deliveries, if you ever feel in need of a large amount of frozen foods.

It's 40 quid minimum or something though. How big's your freezer?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gulftastic on June 10, 2021, 05:11:10 PM
These are the absolute dogs.

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/8028152/1/640x640.jpg)

I remember when they first came out, and one of our circle bought a packet in the pub. He took one bite then insisted that we all tried them because they were so fucking tasty.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 10, 2021, 05:14:30 PM
It's 40 quid minimum or something though. How big's your freezer?

Chest freezer mate. Chest freezer. Got it crammed full of novelty bullshit.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 10, 2021, 05:18:04 PM
Lucky you. I've got a fridge freezer which is ostensibly a reasonable volume but seems to get full of half-used useless stuff I dare not throw away. Big cellophane bag full of a few yellowing cauliflower florets and that.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on June 10, 2021, 05:30:50 PM
These are the absolute dogs.

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/8028152/1/640x640.jpg)

I remember when they first came out, and one of our circle bought a packet in the pub. He took one bite then insisted that we all tried them because they were so fucking tasty.

How many died? I've had one bite of one. They are disgusting!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on June 10, 2021, 05:51:43 PM
Iceland does enough non-frozen stuff that you can get up to £40 on a delivery without too much trouble, however inadequate your freezer is.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on June 10, 2021, 06:44:43 PM
They do deliveries, if you ever feel in need of a large amount of frozen foods.

But what would the neighbours think if they saw an Iceland van pull up outside?!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 10, 2021, 06:53:38 PM
These things are phenomenal, I've only seen them turn up occasionally in corner shops, not in supermarkets

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yNcg8fkKL._AC_SX522_.jpg)

Who’s the warm African?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 10, 2021, 06:55:20 PM
The frothy nut brown fit bird from Sex Africa.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 10, 2021, 06:59:41 PM
But what would the neighbours think if they saw an Iceland van pull up outside?!

My very posh next door neighbours get Iceland deliveries. Their others are like 'Artisan purveyors of fine meat and cheese since 1756' type places so I think like a lot of posh people they like a bargain or high-end but despise the middle ground.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 10, 2021, 07:23:43 PM
But what would the neighbours think if they saw an Iceland van pull up outside?!

They'd think, "There's that fella getting his stash in of Space Raiders Pickled Onion Flavour Potato Shapes. What a chap. I should probably offer to go over there later and sit on his face".
That's what they're thinking.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: druss on June 10, 2021, 07:45:22 PM
Crisps is a satisfying word to say in a Scottish accent. Almost two syllables: ku rusps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 10, 2021, 07:48:43 PM
My very posh next door neighbours get Iceland deliveries. Their others are like 'Artisan purveyors of fine meat and cheese since 1756' type places so I think like a lot of posh people they like a bargain or high-end but despise the middle ground.

Hasn't Mr Iceland's son carved out an upmarket vegan thing under the Iceland banner? The Barratt estate lot can just pretend to be lentil munchers if anyone asks questions.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gulftastic on June 10, 2021, 07:55:46 PM
Iceland stuff is great. I had some barbecue chicken wings tonight. Them and Sainsburys kept me alive during lockdown.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Catalogue Trousers on June 14, 2021, 05:17:08 PM
ALL THE FLAVOURS
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on June 18, 2021, 12:21:20 PM
Mackie's are presently my crisps of choice but I've only tried the cheese and onion and plain.

I've not seen these let alone tried them. Any good?

(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/DF0041W.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 18, 2021, 12:25:53 PM
Mackie's are presently my crisps of choice but I've only tried the cheese and onion and plain.

I've not seen these let alone tried them. Any good?

(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/DF0041W.jpg)
#

I didn't like them. Not a fan of Mackie's crisps, though. Undercooked and cardboardy. Flavour was a bit odd.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on June 18, 2021, 01:05:04 PM
Own-brand kettle chips mate


Nothing wrong with that, but it’s what they are.


Very wrong opinion. Salt and vinegar kettle chips are a flaccid travesty compared with these absolutely beautifully brutish mouth-reavers. Different universe, a proper one.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on June 18, 2021, 01:45:20 PM
Mackie's are presently my crisps of choice but I've only tried the cheese and onion and plain.

I've not seen these let alone tried them. Any good?

(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/DF0041W.jpg)

Tried them, shite and weird.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on June 18, 2021, 01:50:11 PM

Very wrong opinion. Salt and vinegar kettle chips are a flaccid travesty compared with these absolutely beautifully brutish mouth-reavers. Different universe, a proper one.

Indeed. Man doesn't have a clue what he's on about.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on June 18, 2021, 10:23:04 PM
Mackie's are presently my crisps of choice but I've only tried the cheese and onion and plain.

I've not seen these let alone tried them. Any good?

(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/DF0041W.jpg)

Michaels or Greene?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 18, 2021, 10:54:55 PM
Seabrooks were always absolute compost crisps, but their scorpion chilli ones are incredible. I love a properly spicy crisp - Really Ruthless were great back in the day - and these things will blow your head off. One of the few crisps I’ve had which make you question whether your tongue can take just one more.

When I was last the UK the local B&M used to have them at £1 a bag.

(https://i.imgur.com/qUUfA2j.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 18, 2021, 10:56:18 PM
Mackie's are presently my crisps of choice but I've only tried the cheese and onion and plain.

I've not seen these let alone tried them. Any good?

(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/DF0041W.jpg)

Never heard of cheese and onion and plain before. Is that plain plain, or ready salted plain?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 18, 2021, 11:06:59 PM
Seabrooks were always absolute compost crisps, but their scorpion chilli ones are incredible. I love a properly spicy crisp - Really Ruthless were great back in the day - and these things will blow your head off. One of the few crisps I’ve had which make you question whether your tongue can take just one more.

When I was last the UK the local B&M used to have them at £1 a bag.

(https://i.imgur.com/qUUfA2j.jpg)

I thought they were rancid, and I love spicy crisps and other snacks. Just bitterness and heat with no flavour. Different strokes etc.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 18, 2021, 11:16:20 PM
I thought they were rancid, and I love spicy crisps and other snacks. Just bitterness and heat with no flavour. Different strokes etc.

Bitterness and heat with no flavour sums it up, but by god are they hot. I’d love a crisp which had the taste and heat of, say, a Thai curry, but those things hit the spot if you’re after a fuckinell snack.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 18, 2021, 11:19:28 PM
Bitterness and heat with no flavour sums it up, but by god are they hot. I’d love a crisp which had the taste and heat of, say, a Thai curry, but those things hit the spot if you’re after a fuckinell snack.

Bring back Phileas Fogg's Extra Hot Tortilla Chips from 25 years ago, I say. I don't know if you have any clout in the snack world but if you do could you ask your cohorts to get on it, thanks.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 18, 2021, 11:40:00 PM
Bring back Phileas Fogg's Extra Hot Tortilla Chips from 25 years ago, I say. I don't know if you have any clout in the snack world but if you do could you ask your cohorts to get on it, thanks.

Erm, they were "devilishly" hot, actually. Source: I stacked Phileas Fogg crisps on super marker shelves for a month or so in 2003.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 18, 2021, 11:42:02 PM
Erm, they were "devilishly" hot, actually. Source: I stacked Phileas Fogg crisps on super marker shelves for a month or so in 2003.

So that's a no then, is it?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 18, 2021, 11:44:22 PM
No to what? I liked em.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Butchers Blind on June 18, 2021, 11:49:07 PM
Let's talk Monster Munch, specifically Pickled Onion Monster Munch. Bought a packet the other day and they've changed the taste, they're more mellow now, not as tangy as I remember. Anyone else noticed?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 19, 2021, 12:24:27 AM
Mackie's are presently my crisps of choice but I've only tried the cheese and onion and plain.

I've not seen these let alone tried them. Any good?

(https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/img/large/DF0041W.jpg)

That reminds me there's a butchers I need to try that does tandoori lorne.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 19, 2021, 12:28:14 AM
Bring back Phileas Fogg's Extra Hot Tortilla Chips from 25 years ago, I say. I don't know if you have any clout in the snack world but if you do could you ask your cohorts to get on it, thanks.

Back of the queue mate, Mignons Morceaux first.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 19, 2021, 12:34:52 AM
Back of the queue mate, Mignons Morceaux first.

I had some pretend Italian garlic bread things from Lidl a while back that were the spit of those, I swear.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on June 19, 2021, 01:13:06 AM
Fogg's devilishly hot always seemed like a rariety. Felt like Elvis coming back out for an encore whenever you walked into a common room with a bag of them.

My aunt once lobbed a bag of them of at us when we were sitting around playing nintendo or whatever and I think we reacted like when Oprah bought everyone cars.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on June 19, 2021, 01:17:18 AM
The only other snack I can remember getting such a reaction was littlewoods did ridged charcoal grilled steak flavour

Crisps so good they were banned from church (caused a ruckus after a confirmation do because all the adolescents rushed the snack table, I remember a big lad yelling "charcoal steak!" and rushing to hover them in a very appropriate Christ the Redeemer pose. didn't mind because I had two packs at home)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 19, 2021, 01:22:34 AM
Fogg's devilishly hot always seemed like a rariety. Felt like Elvis coming back out for an encore whenever you walked into a common room with a bag of them.

My aunt once lobbed a bag of them of at us when we were sitting around playing nintendo or whatever and I think we reacted like when Oprah bought everyone cars.

They were black pepper spicy as well as chili spicy. Far more going on than your 'chili heatwave' dorito banter.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 19, 2021, 07:19:53 AM
I thought they were rancid, and I love spicy crisps and other snacks. Just bitterness and heat with no flavour. Different strokes etc.

I completely agree. One note bitter dry heat with absolutely no redeeming feature. No flavour, just pain. This is also from a spicy crisp fan.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 21, 2021, 12:05:27 AM
Just been entranced by this online shop's display of snacks. Spellbinding.

https://www.falcononline.co.uk/groceries/snacks-ready-meals/crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 21, 2021, 01:51:46 AM
Just been entranced by this online shop's display of snacks. Spellbinding.

https://www.falcononline.co.uk/groceries/snacks-ready-meals/crisps

“Kolson Slanty” sounds problematic.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 21, 2021, 02:15:16 PM
Would give those Chataka Pataka ones a go on my digestive system
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: wasp_f15ting on June 21, 2021, 03:10:54 PM
Just been entranced by this online shop's display of snacks. Spellbinding.

https://www.falcononline.co.uk/groceries/snacks-ready-meals/crisps

OMG this is amazing - I have been trying to find a place that sold Indian banana crisps! cheers!

Also Fileas Fogg Devilishly Hot was the absolute tops - I used to love eating that with a can of lilt and get heart burn good times.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 21, 2021, 03:17:39 PM
(https://www.dogsonacid.com/attachments/img_20210619_164451_tigr-jpg.210812/)

I got this as an impulse buy in Lidl, they are a bit weird, taste like everything (tangy toms, space raiders...) in the maize snack world and nothing at the same time. Seems almost a pickle onion taste that goes away and turns spicy if you keep eating them... bizarre.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 21, 2021, 07:17:46 PM
(https://www.dogsonacid.com/attachments/img_20210619_164451_tigr-jpg.210812/)

I got this as an impulse buy in Lidl, they are a bit weird, taste like everything (tangy toms, space raiders...) in the maize snack world and nothing at the same time. Seems almost a pickle onion taste that goes away and turns spicy if you keep eating them... bizarre.

They do pickled onion and onion ring versions as well. Both really good. High quality maize snack, not gritty or chewy but crisp yet yielding. These spicy ones are pretty much the flamin hot monster munch flavour or quite similar. These are the current executive officer for the week of maize snacks for me. They knock monster munch into a cocked hat. See how I haven't even capitalised their name.  May only be a central Scotland thing though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 21, 2021, 08:03:48 PM
It's even more critical for the maize snack market to excel by accentuating its almost ghastly luridness. No-one wants a muted restrained maize based snack, it's just some crunchy sculpting that should be rights be sprayed in stuff that takes the roof of your mouth off. If it's proper, proper like.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on June 23, 2021, 12:21:07 PM
Are these new?

(https://www.bestwaywholesale.co.uk/img/products/1000/7/5000328285337.jpg)

I don't eat Walkers because they are for skanks so have never noticed them before.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on June 23, 2021, 01:32:06 PM
If they're hot dog flavoured, why does the colour of the packet scream 'CHEESE'?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Ambient Sheep on June 23, 2021, 07:23:31 PM
Back of the queue mate, Mignons Morceaux first.

And their Jalapeño Bagel Chips before those.  Still the snacks I miss most, closely followed by the above.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 23, 2021, 07:25:51 PM
Are these new?

(https://www.bestwaywholesale.co.uk/img/products/1000/7/5000328285337.jpg)

I don't eat Walkers because they are for skanks so have never noticed them before.

Yeah they're a football promo. There's a chicken tikka masala flavour as well which I think I posted in here or the lockdown snack thread.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on June 23, 2021, 07:29:12 PM
Hotdog and chicken tikka masala? Wut?

Surely football food is MEAT PIE.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 23, 2021, 07:41:16 PM
WALKERS WANKCUNTS


horrible crisps is what you get when you try your hardest to engineer something edible for a crap, crap sport
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on June 23, 2021, 08:34:09 PM
Has any mentioned the incredibly phallic picture on the front of Tyrrells black pepper crisps? Surely a piss take.

(https://goodnessdirect.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Tyrrells-Potato-Chips-Sea-Salt-Crushed-Black-Pepper-150-g.jpg)

Also whilst we are on Tyrrells...these are great...

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ocado.com%2FproductImages%2F603%2F60362011_0_640x640.jpg%3Fidentifier%3Df99a31a1faf6c4b64eb48a1acc9bdfd8&f=1&nofb=1)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 23, 2021, 08:58:30 PM
Just got some 'Flamin' Hot' Walkers.

They looked a lot like ready salted or tomato sauce so barely noticed them. I know Monster Munch are Walkers, but I swear some other brands are offering Flamin' Hot like it's an actual established flavour that tastes of a tangible thing rather than more of an abstract concept.

Also how is this right:
4x Double Decker £1.15
6x Finger of Fudge £1.15

I looked at the lables, the price of the fudges are about 20p more per 100g, absolute swiz.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Lord Jim on June 23, 2021, 09:07:59 PM
For me nothing will ever top "Claws" circa late 70's. Even now I am salivating.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 23, 2021, 09:17:38 PM
Tyrell Furrows pretty good.

For standard crisps Pipers are still boss
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on June 23, 2021, 10:38:16 PM
Got some of these:

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/8053730/1/640x640.jpg)

Haven't tried them yet, waiting untill I feel enough self loathing and hatred of the world.

Almost there.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on June 23, 2021, 10:45:12 PM
Got some of these:

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/8053730/1/640x640.jpg)

Haven't tried them yet, waiting untill I feel enough self loathing and hatred of the world.

Almost there.

They ain't anything spesch I'm afraid to report
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on June 23, 2021, 10:48:10 PM
For me nothing will ever top "Claws" circa late 70's. Even now I am salivating.

They had what looked like a picture of Ken Dodd in a top hat on the front.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cuntbeaks on June 23, 2021, 11:59:14 PM
Crisp of the year so far. Delicate flavour, addictive texture and only £1.

(https://images.ctfassets.net/6jpeaipefazr/7zFiwkg8QduLEC7ZFtBxRT/8752363d46cf22d9255e5d93f38cd14f/65967-003_Chinese_Salt_Pepper_Chips_100g.jpg?fm=webp&q=60&w=800&h=800&fit=scale)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2021, 09:46:37 PM
Just got some 'Flamin' Hot' Walkers.


These are not 'flamin hot' in the slightest. Imagine my shock.

(still tanned 5 bags for pudding last night though)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on June 24, 2021, 09:50:47 PM
Crisp of the year so far. Delicate flavour, addictive texture and only £1.

(https://images.ctfassets.net/6jpeaipefazr/7zFiwkg8QduLEC7ZFtBxRT/8752363d46cf22d9255e5d93f38cd14f/65967-003_Chinese_Salt_Pepper_Chips_100g.jpg?fm=webp&q=60&w=800&h=800&fit=scale)

Sainsbury's have been doing something similar for years. Very nice they are too.

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/1379952/1/1500x1500.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2021, 09:55:16 PM
Sainsbury's have been doing something similar for years. Very nice they are too.

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/1379952/1/1500x1500.jpg)

Gentrification that.

(https://www.bobbysfoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/BBQ-Snack-Mix-V2.png)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on June 24, 2021, 10:00:37 PM
Keogh's Truffle and Real Irish Butter.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0368/0659/0604/products/Keoghs_ButterTruffle_Crisps_125g_VISUAL_noweight-01_6bbb36e5-0d08-49e0-8789-43c642ff9167_110x110@2x.png?v=1602674495)
You can really taste the butter.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2021, 10:01:30 PM
buttered flavoured crisps is genius, why has it taken until now?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 24, 2021, 10:02:27 PM
buttered flavoured crisps is genius, why has it taken until now?

Cultural marxism.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on June 24, 2021, 10:03:52 PM
buttered flavoured crisps is genius, why has it taken until now?
I know, right? It's a completely different taste to the generic "spice" or "meat" flavour most "exotic" flavours of crisps fall into.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on June 24, 2021, 10:30:13 PM
They were black pepper spicy as well as chili spicy. Far more going on than your 'chili heatwave' dorito banter.

Another vote for Phileas Fogg's Devilishly Hot Tortillas. They seem to have been erased from existence, there's no evidence of them online apart from forum threads like this talking about them. I would get a bag every Saturday afternoon and I remember them disappearing from the shelves, but I think they were briefly repackaged as a supermarket own brand, possibly Safeway / Morrisons. 
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cuntbeaks on June 24, 2021, 11:06:42 PM
Another vote for Phileas Fogg's Devilishly Hot Tortillas. They seem to have been erased from existence, there's no evidence of them online apart from forum threads like this talking about them. I would get a bag every Saturday afternoon and I remember them disappearing from the shelves, but I think they were briefly repackaged as a supermarket own brand, possibly Safeway / Morrisons.

The Bagel Chips were incredible.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 25, 2021, 09:47:26 AM
(https://www.bobbysfoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/BBQ-Snack-Mix-V2.png)

My gaming group call these and similar products 'floor sweepings'.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 25, 2021, 12:16:47 PM
Why are Cheetos not more readily available in this country? A far superior cheesy puff than the Wotsit.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 25, 2021, 12:41:15 PM
Why are Cheetos not more readily available in this country? A far superior cheesy puff than the Wotsit.

Their colouring is aggressive.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Johnboy on June 25, 2021, 12:44:48 PM
For me nothing will ever top "Claws" circa late 70's. Even now I am salivating.

ah, Claws - drool..
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: LightItUp on June 28, 2021, 04:40:49 PM
Hi guys,

Check these badboys out! https://savecobradford.co.uk/products/kurkure-chilli-chataka

Has anyone tried these? Just ordered some.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on June 28, 2021, 07:02:37 PM
Why are Cheetos not more readily available in this country? A far superior cheesy puff than the Wotsit.

You can get Cheetos, but for some reason they're basically exactly the same as Wotsits in the UK market.

Real US Cheetos are like cheesy NikNaks, which is much better. No idea why they fucked it up here.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on June 28, 2021, 08:36:16 PM
Some desperate harpy makes macaroni cheese from these things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmD2DfL2LQ
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 28, 2021, 08:58:54 PM
I think I just invented a new kidney stone disintegrating device and it's called my face watching that shit happening.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on June 28, 2021, 09:03:01 PM
With those sort of videos I'm always suspicious they're actively courting a negative reaction.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on June 28, 2021, 10:27:02 PM
I keep thinking "these people are probably poor as shit and also have to make dinner while running from their first shitty underpaid job to their second shitty underpaid job, #TheAmericanWay"
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Wonderful Butternut on June 28, 2021, 11:12:23 PM
Some desperate harpy makes macaroni cheese from these things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmD2DfL2LQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILDZ3ULrqJE&ab
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Leej88 on June 29, 2021, 12:08:52 AM
You get 5 crisps in a packet these days.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 29, 2021, 12:51:12 AM
Anyone remember these?

(https://i.imgur.com/vuh5Yru.png)

They were banned in my school because of the effects they had on boys' skin 'n' hair.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on June 29, 2021, 06:44:27 AM
You can get Cheetos, but for some reason they're basically exactly the same as Wotsits in the UK market.

Real US Cheetos are like cheesy NikNaks, which is much better. No idea why they fucked it up here.

You can get the NikNak-alike ones in Wilkinsons:

https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/cheetos-crunchy-cheese-30g/p/0413595

But nowhere else.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Mr Banlon on June 29, 2021, 06:54:58 AM
Tried some of those Tesco's Finest Sea Salt & Apple Cider Vinegar the other day. Sort of Kettle Chip rip-offs. Bloody nice. Not as 'roof-of-the-mouth-stabby' as Kettle Chips.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Leej88 on June 29, 2021, 09:00:44 AM
I love nik naks and wheetos
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 29, 2021, 09:04:07 AM
I love nik naks and wheetos

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Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 29, 2021, 10:29:24 AM
buttered flavoured crisps is genius, why has it taken until now?

“buttered flavoured” can wank off as a description



It’s either “buttered” or “butter flavoured”.  Choose!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 29, 2021, 10:32:07 AM
Brian Butterfields Buttercrisps - All the Devon creamery goodness of potato crisps, mixed with churned butter.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 29, 2021, 10:58:58 AM
Anyone remember these?

(https://i.imgur.com/vuh5Yru.png)

They were banned in my school because of the effects they had on boys' skin 'n' hair.

In our school they were banned for what they did to boys’ hair, mental health ‘n’ glans.


Not sure if girls felt particularly enticed to buy them?  Maybe the odd one or two.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 29, 2021, 11:01:11 AM
Still fuming about “buttered flavoured” by the way.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Leej88 on June 29, 2021, 11:04:54 AM
I use to like spicy Byker crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jittlebags on June 29, 2021, 11:09:28 AM
Speaking about the dearly departed Phileas Fogg extra hot tortilla chips, these two were well lush when you wanted a bit less heat.

(https://i.redd.it/633iwkpqupb31.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Duxd7iwyxIFKMw727HcIGIn0A7RHbiCJfGzlr4wR8NrQXCU8GfkusVghXUXQu9jsKAnoK2dv5yUSSutULlQKET4QPIMOZHWKUFpTpbkLQ9M)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 29, 2021, 11:15:18 AM
You get 5 crisps in a packet these days.

This seems to only be on the special editions. The "big three" still give you 6 as do some other staples.

Shitty bit of shrinkage though right enough
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 29, 2021, 11:25:43 AM
Speaking about the dearly departed Phileas Fogg extra hot tortilla chips, these two were well lush when you wanted a bit less heat.

(https://i.redd.it/633iwkpqupb31.jpg)

The Mignons Morceaux were bastard hard [not in a good way] and not really worth the effort iirc. Didn't stop me buying them though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 29, 2021, 11:32:12 AM
Did anyone used to microwave crisp packets so that they shrunk into little hard miniature versions?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 29, 2021, 11:34:00 AM
In the infants we used to hold them over a boiler flue for the same effect.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 29, 2021, 11:36:39 AM
Fuckin love crisps, me.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 29, 2021, 11:46:08 AM
Did anyone used to microwave crisp packets so that they shrunk into little hard miniature versions?

No but I once microwaved a Bounty. It made a mess.

Milky Ways were good though, the foam puffed up into this big airy marshmallow like substance.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 29, 2021, 12:06:25 PM
No but I once microwaved a Bounty. It made a mess.

Milky Ways were good though, the foam puffed up into this big airy marshmallow like substance.

Not with the crisps in - we used to eat the crisps and then microwave the empty bags. They'd shrivel up, like ghetto Shrinky Dinks. This was in the days before foil lining was common, of course.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sherman Krank on June 29, 2021, 12:16:33 PM
Got some of these:

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/8053730/1/640x640.jpg)

Haven't tried them yet, waiting untill I feel enough self loathing and hatred of the world.

Almost there.
I quite like them but they taste fuck all like KFC. They should've called them savoury pepper flavour.

Bought a bag of Walkers Mixups the other day only to find that they've swapped out the Monster Munch for those shitey cone shaped things, fuck that I'm out.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Brian Freeze on June 29, 2021, 12:36:07 PM
Not with the crisps in - we used to eat the crisps and then microwave the empty bags. They'd shrivel up, like ghetto Shrinky Dinks. This was in the days before foil lining was common, of course.

Remember doing it in the oven, think they were salt n vinegar Seabrooks, back when they tasted proper.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 29, 2021, 12:38:03 PM
Did anyone used to microwave crisp packets so that they shrunk into little hard miniature versions?

The oven not the microwave, and yeah, I loved this.  I kept a shoe-box filled to the brim with them.  Not sure but I think my dad binned them at some point though.


Could only really do it before crisp packets started turning into foil, like you said.  The foil ones shrank but in a horrible way and they smelled bad.  It was especially great when the pre-foil ones had clear windows so you could see little bits of crisp residue still inside, and you could tap the windows and they would be hard like a real window.

I remember when some of the packet designs changed and I could enjoy my preserved, shrunken versions of the older designs.  I felt like a little archivist:  smug and obsessed with crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 29, 2021, 12:52:52 PM
Yes, they’re as beautiful and scientifically valuable as flower pressings.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on June 29, 2021, 12:55:23 PM
Wish you’d been there to stop my dad binning my extensive and carefully curated selection.  Not a wasted double; it was essentially a cross-section of all the crisp packets available around 1989-1990 in shrunken form.  Some shrunken multipack outer wrappers, too.

Even included a few shrunken chocolate bar wrappers of the time for good measure.  They weren’t as good.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on June 29, 2021, 01:39:48 PM
I quite like them but they taste fuck all like KFC. They should've called them savoury pepper flavour.

Yeah, that's about it. If you like pepper, it's okay, although I'm sure there are better. If you want KFC, not really there, a distant echo.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on June 29, 2021, 02:17:12 PM
Did anyone used to microwave crisp packets so that they shrunk into little hard miniature versions?

I once put malt vinegar into bags of Ready Salted in order to soup them up to full Salt and Vinegar flavour.

It didn't work.

Yeah, that's about it. If you like pepper, it's okay, although I'm sure there are better. If you want KFC, not really there, a distant echo.

Basically all meaty crisps just seem to be flavoured salt.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on June 30, 2021, 05:23:11 PM
Can finally confirm the hype re: Co-Op chardonnay vinegar flavour.
A vinegar power akin to my memories of Smiths Square Crisps of old.
A really, really good crisp.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Leej88 on June 30, 2021, 05:25:42 PM
Used to love the Tesco Value cheese & onion crisps as a teen.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shit Good Nose on June 30, 2021, 05:30:40 PM
Can finally confirm the hype re: Co-Op chardonnay vinegar flavour.
A vinegar power akin to my memories of Smiths Square Crisps of old.
A really, really good crisp.

Yep - by far the most consistent and strongly flavoured crisp currently on the market.  I'm able to smash down an entire big bag on my own in one sitting and am literally left with a blister or two on the roof of mouth.  The crisp eating equivalent of aftershave after a close shave - a painful burn, but in a good way.


I've just had a pack of Seabrooks fish and chips flavour (which weren't bad) and Mrs Nose said they smelt like her vag after a particularly heavy and long lasting period.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on June 30, 2021, 05:42:27 PM
Can finally confirm the hype re: Co-Op chardonnay vinegar flavour.
A vinegar power akin to my memories of Smiths Square Crisps of old.
A really, really good crisp.

Not quite as good as Smiths Savoury Vinegar iirc.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Catalogue Trousers on June 30, 2021, 05:49:14 PM
Quote
I've just had a pack of Seabrooks fish and chips flavour (which weren't bad) and Mrs Nose said they smelt like her vag after a particularly heavy and long lasting period.

Ah, the heady days of going to the college bar and daring each other to ask the staff for a bag of Clitoris Fries (Scampi ones, obviously, but hey, they were a lot more fishy-smelling back then).

Had my first pack of those Seabrooks Loaded Fries that someone else on here recommended today - the supposed bacon and cheese flavour. They crunch properly, and they're definitely loaded with flavour that coats your fingers like Jordy Verrill's meteor shit - but bacon and cheese? Don't really taste of either. More like a sort of politely spicy, but not particularly hot, sauce. Pleasant enough (just as well - I bought another bag on spec), but not something that I'd call particularly good.

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on June 30, 2021, 05:50:24 PM
I once put malt vinegar into bags of Ready Salted in order to soup them up to full Salt and Vinegar flavour.

It didn't work.

I still do this with Salt & Shake.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on June 30, 2021, 06:06:51 PM
I've just had a pack of Seabrooks fish and chips flavour (which weren't bad) and Mrs Nose said they smelt like her vag after a particularly heavy and long lasting period.

Maybe I should get into cunnilingus with your wife.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shit Good Nose on June 30, 2021, 06:15:49 PM
Maybe I should get into cunnilingus with your wife.

All yours - you certainly won't catch me truffling around down there.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 30, 2021, 06:21:20 PM
Unless your wife's vag also has the texture of ridged crisps, I'll pass.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on June 30, 2021, 06:22:43 PM
Phwoar, do her nips taste like Rolos?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shit Good Nose on June 30, 2021, 06:24:04 PM
Unless your wife's vag also has the texture of ridged crisps, I'll pass.

Tyrells Furrows any good? 
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on June 30, 2021, 11:03:34 PM
Basically all meaty crisps just seem to be flavoured salt.
The following are the only flavours of crisps:
Cheese and onion
Salt and vinegar
Plain
Meat
Spicy
Cheese

All the exotic flavours of crisp fall into the above categories. It's why I was so excited to discover the secret seventh flavour, Butter.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: littlenell on July 01, 2021, 05:44:08 AM
Mmmm....Split Topic.

Would also enjoy a Topic purchased from,and/or consumed in;Croatia.

Stick your Crisps. Who eats Chocolate first, then crisps? Freakshows is who


 
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on July 01, 2021, 07:26:37 AM
The following are the only flavours of crisps:
Cheese and onion
Salt and vinegar
Plain
Meat
Spicy
Cheese

All the exotic flavours of crisp fall into the above categories. It's why I was so excited to discover the secret seventh flavour, Butter.

Prawn?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 01, 2021, 08:12:12 AM
I still do this with Salt & Shake.

I was thinking about this, what you should do is not add the salt from the sachet, instead pour it out onto a plate in a little pile. Get your malt vinegar and sprinkle a few drops onto the mound of salt so you get a rudimentary paste. Open the crisps, put the paste inside, then shake it vigorously to distribute the paste over the crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 08:30:21 AM
I was thinking about this, what you should do is not add the salt from the sachet, instead pour it out onto a plate in a little pile. Get your malt vinegar and sprinkle a few drops onto the mound of salt so you get a rudimentary paste. Open the crisps, put the paste inside, then shake it vigorously to distribute the paste over the crisps.

Amateurs. Amateurs the both of you. As well as one expired condom, I keep in my wallet six or seven sachets containing just the right amount of E260 powder. You can never hope to distribute things properly with liquids or “pastes”.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 01, 2021, 09:04:40 AM
What is good is buying salt and vinegar flavour crisps, get this guys: The flavour is already dispersed inside the packet. Yes that's right - no more faffing around, they do it for you now, it's a new world. We can travel interstellar, we can enter realms of pure thought, and we can bum our favoured celebrities in VR. We can 3D print cum. It's salt and vinegar done for us and done right by the kind societies of fellows in the potato snack industry, and all they are asking for is a small reimbursement to cover overheads, wages and profit.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 09:14:46 AM
Can you buy crisp flavour anywhere? As a kid I used to hunt for the deepest coloured Doritos and Pringles, the most salt-crusted Hula Hoops, the veiniest skips, the dampest looking cheese & onions and save them til the end of my bag, but really what I wanted was to just mainline the fucking crisp dust. Why is no one selling this? 20p for a SALT & SHAKE sized sachet of Flamin' Hot Monster Munch powder? I'd have bankrupted myself as a kid if that were an option.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on July 01, 2021, 11:00:42 AM
Can you buy crisp flavour anywhere? As a kid I used to hunt for the deepest coloured Doritos and Pringles, the most salt-crusted Hula Hoops, the veiniest skips, the dampest looking cheese & onions and save them til the end of my bag, but really what I wanted was to just mainline the fucking crisp dust. Why is no one selling this? 20p for a SALT & SHAKE sized sachet of Flamin' Hot Monster Munch powder? I'd have bankrupted myself as a kid if that were an option.

We discovered at university that pre-fab roast potato seasoning comes pretty close to dry roast peanut dust, if that helps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 01, 2021, 12:01:39 PM
What is good is buying salt and vinegar flavour crisps, get this guys: The flavour is already dispersed inside the packet. Yes that's right - no more faffing around, they do it for you now, it's a new world. We can travel interstellar, we can enter realms of pure thought, and we can bum our favoured celebrities in VR. We can 3D print cum. It's salt and vinegar done for us and done right by the kind societies of fellows in the potato snack industry, and all they are asking for is a small reimbursement to cover overheads, wages and profit.

Awesome.

Where's your sense of adventure, man!

When society finally goes up in flames and flavoured crisps are no longer being produced, you'll be wishing you knew how to create your own. It'll be knowledge right up there with rubbing sticks together to create fire.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 01, 2021, 12:04:08 PM
Can you buy crisp flavour anywhere? As a kid I used to hunt for the deepest coloured Doritos and Pringles, the most salt-crusted Hula Hoops, the veiniest skips, the dampest looking cheese & onions and save them til the end of my bag, but really what I wanted was to just mainline the fucking crisp dust. Why is no one selling this? 20p for a SALT & SHAKE sized sachet of Flamin' Hot Monster Munch powder? I'd have bankrupted myself as a kid if that were an option.

This. Also, isn't it infuriating where you get a pack of crisps and their all normal, but there's one crisp that seems to have been produced at the exact moment the flavour machine went all wrong and dumped a lot more flavour on it? Then you think, why can't all the crisps be like that?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 01, 2021, 12:13:32 PM
Can you buy crisp flavour anywhere?

There’s no need because, being crisps, they already taste like that
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 12:54:13 PM
This. Also, isn't it infuriating where you get a pack of crisps and their all normal, but there's one crisp that seems to have been produced at the exact moment the flavour machine went all wrong and dumped a lot more flavour on it? Then you think, why can't all the crisps be like that?

Agreed 100%!!!!!!! Can't they just make all crisps the exact colour and coating density as your fingers end up after eating a 150g bag by yourself in one go? Is that really so much to ask?

We discovered at university that pre-fab roast potato seasoning comes pretty close to dry roast peanut dust, if that helps.

Ah, good info, but it doesn't help whatsoever.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 01, 2021, 01:26:37 PM
Can you buy crisp flavour anywhere?

You can get plain flavour in a few places.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 01:33:45 PM
You can get plain flavour in a few places.

I've just tried crumbling up a beef and chicken oxo cube and dessicating the powder in a low oven. They taste surprisingly like roast beef and chicken crisps respectively, but I feel really sick which is an effect crisps don't have, why do I feel really sick?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on July 01, 2021, 01:43:39 PM
Salt overdose I'm guessing.

If you're on the Cambridge 1:1 Diet [I'm not] you can buy a 'Golden Vegetable Water Flavouring' that's basically double-strength veg Oxo cube already in powder form.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 01:45:17 PM
I didn't add any salt, it was literally just three or four beef Oxos and the last two chicken ones.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on July 01, 2021, 01:50:34 PM
They are 30% salt.

(the drink I mentioned above is 45% salt!)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 02:19:13 PM
They're none % salt. I made them no added salt ones just to try them out.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on July 01, 2021, 02:28:38 PM
You're suffering from a lack of salt, then :)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on July 01, 2021, 02:45:50 PM
Prawn?
A variant of spicy with some vinegar thrown in.

Can you buy crisp flavour anywhere? As a kid I used to hunt for the deepest coloured Doritos and Pringles, the most salt-crusted Hula Hoops, the veiniest skips, the dampest looking cheese & onions and save them til the end of my bag, but really what I wanted was to just mainline the fucking crisp dust. Why is no one selling this? 20p for a SALT & SHAKE sized sachet of Flamin' Hot Monster Munch powder? I'd have bankrupted myself as a kid if that were an option.
Haven't tried these myself, but: https://www.keoghs.ie/our-crispy-bits-range/
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 01, 2021, 02:59:24 PM
Walker's Footy Favourites ranking:
 - Steak & Ale Pie-Nalty
 - Chicken Tackle Masala
 - Hot Shot Hot Dog
 - Sweet Chilli Kicker
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 01, 2021, 09:21:35 PM
Agreed 100%!!!!!!! Can't they just make all crisps the exact colour and coating density as your fingers end up after eating a 150g bag by yourself in one go? Is that really so much to ask

My girlfriend keeps saying "Can't you put them in a bowl?". She just doesn't understand that the fingering of the dust is the best bit and you can't finger a bowl.

She does come from a country where there are only 4 flavours of crisp though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 01, 2021, 10:05:36 PM
This might be up your alley

https://www.spicemountain.co.uk/product/salt-vinegar-seasoning/
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 01, 2021, 10:48:26 PM
My girlfriend keeps saying "Can't you put them in a bowl?". She just doesn't understand that the fingering of the dust is the best bit and you can't finger a bowl.

She does come from a country where there are only 4 flavours of crisp though.
What poor deprived country is this?!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 01, 2021, 11:47:43 PM
Prawn?

Chicken too I reckon. Obviously it tastes fuck all like actual chicken, but it's a flavour in itself, I reckon.

Not sure the difference between cheese and cheese and onion is as quite as clear cut as Poirot is making out either, but their list is a firm starting point.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on July 02, 2021, 12:56:10 AM
Chicken too I reckon. Obviously it tastes fuck all like actual chicken, but it's a flavour in itself, I reckon.

I had a tonsil out a couple of years back, and as the wound healed the flavour of rotting flesh was very similar to Walkers' Roast Chicken crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 07:23:53 AM
A variant of spicy with some vinegar thrown in.
Haven't tried these myself, but: https://www.keoghs.ie/our-crispy-bits-range/

Quote
why not sprinkle on a salad, or serve inside a sambo

Whoops
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 02, 2021, 07:57:35 AM
What poor deprived country is this?!

Ready Salted
Paprika
Cheese & Spring Onion
Cheese

How I spent nearly 4 years living there I will never know.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on July 02, 2021, 07:59:48 AM
Haven't tried these myself, but: https://www.keoghs.ie/our-crispy-bits-range/

They've misspelt 'Carbery', where they get their 'mature Irish cheese' from. So much for them being "our friends".
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 09:14:18 AM
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Our Mature Cheese & Onion Crispy Bits are crushed to pieces in small baches using potatoes

Got an image of the family Keogh all sat around their kitchen table in the lush Irish countryside smashing fuck out of crisps with potatoes, then just sweeping the decimated remains off the table into a bag. “There we go, lads, that’s another bag of Crispy Bits ready to ship”.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on July 02, 2021, 10:13:10 AM
I'm not a huge fan of Keogh's. They're okay, but not as fancy as they think, and who wants fancy when going for crisps anyway? The crispy bits are a great idea, though.

This morning, I thought about this really shitty shop I used to go in while waiting for the tram which used to sell Russian Pringles, including crab flavour. They were weird and I never knew if I liked them or not, but it didn't stop me getting them numerous times, up to the point at which they stopped selling them.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 10:21:12 AM
Sometimes when I was in about year 4 I used to bite a small hole in bags of crisps to let the air out so I could smash the fuck out of them and enjoy a whole bag of crispybits.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on July 02, 2021, 10:27:56 AM
Sometimes when I was in about year 4 I used to bite a small hole in bags of crisps to let the air out so I could smash the fuck out of them and enjoy a whole bag of crispybits.

My mate Mark once smashed up a whole bag of crips (Walkers prawn cocktail) and 'drank' it in one go. He also used to open packets of crisps by popping the air inside.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 10:54:46 AM
My mate Mark once smashed up a whole bag of crips (Walkers prawn cocktail) and 'drank' it in one go. He also used to open packets of crisps by popping the air inside.

I drank it as well. My gateway crisp was necking the crumbs at the end of a bag, so I devised a way to have an entire bag of that. Much more satisfying than the time I realised that eating Skittles one at a time was a delight, therefore shotgunning an entire bag at once would be phenomenally great; it just made my jaw ache and my tongue sore. Pardon!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on July 02, 2021, 11:21:20 AM
I drank it as well. My gateway crisp was necking the crumbs at the end of a bag, so I devised a way to have an entire bag of that. Much more satisfying than the time I realised that eating Skittles one at a time was a delight, therefore shotgunning an entire bag at once would be phenomenally great; it just made my jaw ache and my tongue sore. Pardon!

I thought it looked really unpleasant when Mark did it. It's not a stunt he tried again anyway.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 12:14:23 PM
I thought it looked really unpleasant when Mark did it. It's not a stunt he tried again anyway.

Two at once is better than a single, and three at once is better than two. I haven’t performed any RCTs as yet, but it seems that somewhere between three Skittles and an entire bag some sort of rainbow Rubicon is crossed. Which is an idea I’m off to pitch to their marketing team right now. 
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on July 02, 2021, 12:29:27 PM
Is it me or do you see far fewer green and purple bits in bags of crisps these days? I'm assuming there's some sort of high tech reason for this. Lasers or magnets on the production line or something.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on July 02, 2021, 12:42:56 PM
Vivid memories of No Frills crisps being mostly green and chewy.

You want to stop the obesity crisis, start feeding kids shit crisps again. I don't think I touched a pack from the moment I left school to one night in the pub aged about 25 when I fancied a snack and bought a "grab bag" of Walkers cheesy onion.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 02, 2021, 02:27:58 PM
My girlfriend wrote off this notion of mine as being "total bollocks" but, do you think that crisp's flavour, like wine, matures in the bag over time? Or does the flavour diminish over time?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 02, 2021, 02:50:46 PM
Have there ever been crisps that when you open the packet there is just a school friend’s face in there.  Or don’t you have any friends
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 02, 2021, 02:57:03 PM
Walker's Footy Favourites ranking:
 - Steak & Ale Pie-Nalty
 - Chicken Tackle Masala
 - Hot Shot Hot Dog
 - Sweet Chilli Kicker

I don’t know if they’ve realised but they seem to be so obsessed with sport that the flavourings have subconsciously been tainted by the terminology.

Why have they specified the chicken’s genitals in the masala one though?  Is the flavour really that distinct from standard chicken?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 02, 2021, 02:59:33 PM
Has anyone mentioned these yet?

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi2.wp.com%2Fwww.bizzimummy.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2Fimg_1397.png%3Fresize%3D583%252C360%26ssl%3D1&f=1&nofb=1)

They are reet pricey but are incredible. 

They also do an egg and chips flavour.

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.halebankfarmshop.co.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F07%2Fcrisps-chips-popcorn-slabs-hunky-chunky-crisps-egg-and-chips-80g-1_800x.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 02, 2021, 03:41:29 PM
Or “belch of fart when you open the bag flavour”
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on July 04, 2021, 12:56:30 AM
Does anyone else find Smith's crisps tastier than Walkers even though they cost much less?

As far as I know there's only the basics, S&V, C&O, Prawn Cocktail and Plain, but they're presumably made in the same factory - Walkers owns the Smith's brand.
Maybe I've just got cheap taste.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 04, 2021, 10:58:42 AM
I had a bag of prawn cocktail Discos at someone's house the other night, first time I've had Discos in about 15 years. Might have been more delicious because I had had a few ales but I could have eaten 10 bags in a row.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sherman Krank on July 04, 2021, 12:46:54 PM
Is it me or do you see far fewer green and purple bits in bags of crisps these days? I'm assuming there's some sort of high tech reason for this. Lasers or magnets on the production line or something.
Thanks to the tireless work of Egg Wallace I can tell you that they use laser scanners connected to little air jets that blow any undesirable bits off the production line as they discovered fairly early on that magnets don't work on potatoes.

I seem to recall Egg telling the man from Walkers that it was the cleverest thing he's ever seen even though he'd seen the exact same thing the week before at the baked bean factory.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 04, 2021, 12:59:18 PM
I had a bag of prawn cocktail Discos at someone's house the other night, first time I've had Discos in about 15 years. Might have been more delicious because I had had a few ales but I could have eaten 10 bags in a row.

and yet something stopped you
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Greg Torso on July 04, 2021, 01:22:46 PM
The knowledge that there are "egg and chip" flavoured crisps has filled me with such despair that I think I am going to go back to bed.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on July 04, 2021, 03:57:25 PM
Walkers Baked Cheese & Onion: have they deliberately made them simultaneously taste of not very much at all AND taste horrible in an attempt to put people off exploring healthier crisp options?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 04, 2021, 04:10:49 PM
and yet something stopped you

I mean, there was 1 other bag of the prawn cocktail  in the multipack that I would have eaten if I wasn't so polite.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 04, 2021, 04:13:14 PM
Crisp of the year so far. Delicate flavour, addictive texture and only £1.

(https://images.ctfassets.net/6jpeaipefazr/7zFiwkg8QduLEC7ZFtBxRT/8752363d46cf22d9255e5d93f38cd14f/65967-003_Chinese_Salt_Pepper_Chips_100g.jpg?fm=webp&q=60&w=800&h=800&fit=scale)

I'm hearing tremendous things about these but they seem to have fallen foul of the co-op having different regional operations.  I want these snacks ffs
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on July 04, 2021, 04:28:06 PM
Where do you go to get premium crisps, by the way? Waitrose has the Manomasa tortillas, which are magnificent, but nothing else of note. Our Tescopolis doesn't seem to stock a wide range of crisp either. For example: where do they sell the ones that smell like Shit Good Nose's wife's vadge after a heavy period?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: the science eel on July 04, 2021, 04:36:38 PM
Has anyone mentioned these yet?

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi2.wp.com%2Fwww.bizzimummy.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2Fimg_1397.png%3Fresize%3D583%252C360%26ssl%3D1&f=1&nofb=1)

They are reet pricey but are incredible. 

They also do an egg and chips flavour.

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.halebankfarmshop.co.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F07%2Fcrisps-chips-popcorn-slabs-hunky-chunky-crisps-egg-and-chips-80g-1_800x.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

are any supermarkets stocking them?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 04, 2021, 04:51:02 PM
Where do you go to get premium crisps, by the way? Waitrose has the Manomasa tortillas, which are magnificent, but nothing else of note. Our Tescopolis doesn't seem to stock a wide range of crisp either. For example: where do they sell the ones that smell like Shit Good Nose's wife's vadge after a heavy period?

Just go to any supermarket within the year 2021.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shit Good Nose on July 04, 2021, 05:18:06 PM
Where do you go to get premium crisps, by the way? Waitrose has the Manomasa tortillas, which are magnificent, but nothing else of note. Our Tescopolis doesn't seem to stock a wide range of crisp either. For example: where do they sell the ones that smell like Shit Good Nose's wife's vadge after a heavy period?

Well, if all you want is the smell, then just get some Seabrooks Fish & Chips flavour.

But if you want the taste as well........ lemme have a word with mrs Nose.  We could do with the money.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 04, 2021, 05:47:41 PM
Your local grief and poverty bargain retailer will often have unsold strange crisp and snack items that have found their way to the bottom rung. I have found some beltas in Home Bargains and Jack Fultons over the years.

Also, for those in Yorkshire/Lancashire area: Booths. Very posh, not as twatty as Waitrose though, very good.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on July 05, 2021, 10:12:18 AM
Does anyone else find Smith's crisps tastier than Walkers even though they cost much less?

As far as I know there's only the basics, S&V, C&O, Prawn Cocktail and Plain, but they're presumably made in the same factory - Walkers owns the Smith's brand.
Maybe I've just got cheap taste.
They aren't made in the same factory. Smiths is basically Walkers' value' brand now.

Walkers are made in the Leicester factory. Smiths used to be made in the original Smiths factory in Swansea that Pepsico inherited when they bought Walkers, Smiths and Tudor from Danone in 1993 (thay had originally all been owned by Nabisco, who had sold them to Danone in 1989). They closed the Swansea factory in 2006, ending 50 years of production after they bought the former Golden Wonder factory in Skelmersdale (after it's then current owners Longolf/Snack Factory went bankrupt) and transferred the production to there because was more convenient for distribution.

PepsiCo also closed the former Tudor Crisps factory in Peterlee in 2017. They currently have two factories in Leicester, the former GW factory in Skelmersdale and factories in Lincoln (another former Smiths site, which makes Quavers and Sensations) and Coventry (built in 1994 for the UK launch of Doritos).
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on July 05, 2021, 10:42:28 AM
They aren't made in the same factory. Smiths is basically Walkers' value' brand now.

Walkers are made in the Leicester factory. Smiths used to be made in the original Smiths factory in Swansea that Pepsico inherited when they bought Walkers, Smiths and Tudor from Danone in 1993 (thay had originally all been owned by Nabisco, who had sold them to Danone in 1989). They closed the Swansea factory in 2006, ending 50 years of production after they bought the former Golden Wonder factory in Skelmersdale (after it's then current owners Longolf/Snack Factory went bankrupt) and transferred the production to there because was more convenient for distribution.

PepsiCo also closed the former Tudor Crisps factory in Peterlee in 2017. They currently have two factories in Leicester, the former GW factory in Skelmersdale and factories in Lincoln (another former Smiths site, which makes Quavers and Sensations) and Coventry (built in 1994 for the UK launch of Doritos).

Smith's of Skem. I suppose they're producing much less of them than they are of the Walkers brand, for obvious reasons.

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 05, 2021, 10:43:20 AM
Quote
Coventry (built in 1994 for the UK launch of Doritos).

Now marked as an official day of mourning.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on July 05, 2021, 11:10:07 AM
Sometimes when I was in about year 4 I used to bite a small hole in bags of crisps to let the air out so I could smash the fuck out of them and enjoy a whole bag of crispybits.

I used to do that then sometimes used the smashed crisps as croutons and sprinkle them into a bowl of Heinz Cream of Tomato (or Oxtail). It’s nowhere near as disgusting as it sounds.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 05, 2021, 11:29:40 AM
Would love it if they made mash flavour crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 05, 2021, 12:02:36 PM
I used to do that then sometimes used the smashed crisps as croutons and sprinkle them into a bowl of Heinz Cream of Tomato (or Oxtail). It’s nowhere near as disgusting as it sounds.
That doesn't sound remotely disgusting. Well, the cream of tomato anyway. Lovely soup, bugger to get out of your clothes though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2021, 01:09:24 PM
If you only want tiny shards of crisps they should be available in a separate packet more cheaply than actual crisps.  There must be loads of crisp remnants on the factory floors they could sweep up and sell, just like they did with tea when teabags first came out, and they do with bits of Dime Bar they put in Dairy Milk and so on.

It aggravates me that people are smashing up perfectly serviceable crisps into dust and mulch.  Aggravates.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2021, 01:11:03 PM
Would love it if they made mash flavour crisps.

If your preference is for dust rather than crisps then just eat smash powder directly from the tin.  I bet you’d love it the way it swirls around in your mouth becoming concealment as it hits your throat.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on July 05, 2021, 02:36:16 PM
That doesn't sound remotely disgusting.

You haven’t seen me eating.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 05, 2021, 03:41:48 PM
If your preference is for dust rather than crisps then just eat smash powder directly from the tin.  I bet you’d love it the way it swirls around in your mouth becoming concealment as it hits your throat.

That’s not mash flavour crisps are. And I don’t know what concealment is.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on July 05, 2021, 03:57:53 PM
Cor blimey, for me this thread is like being a total sex head and walking through a Red Light District. Temptations all over the shop and my will-power faltering.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on July 05, 2021, 04:46:19 PM
Cor blimey, for me this thread is like being a total sex head and walking through a Red Light District. Temptations all over the shop and my will-power faltering.

Ending up behind a skip with a bag of skips.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 05, 2021, 06:16:37 PM
I used to do that then sometimes used the smashed crisps as croutons and sprinkle them into a bowl of Heinz Cream of Tomato (or Oxtail). It’s nowhere near as disgusting as it sounds.

If you get a cheese and onion sandwich meal deal with ready salted crisps you can dip the sarnies in the soup then dump the crisps in there and eat the rest with the spoon. If you're really smart you keep a small bit of sandwich back to then mop up with afterwards.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on July 05, 2021, 06:46:34 PM
Do other sandwich/crisp combinations work, and what soup are we talking about?

See, I’d probably try to get creative and fuck it up with something like a corned beef/prawn cocktail/mulligatawny combo, which I imagine would be a strong emetic. I’m no chef.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 05, 2021, 07:23:36 PM
Irish posters: which Mr Tayto is better, and why is it the Northern Irish one?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2021, 09:27:38 PM
That’s not mash flavour crisps are. And I don’t know what concealment is.

Congealment, I meant.


I have an autocorrect on my phone that hates you and me equally.  It means we are on the same side.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 05, 2021, 09:32:01 PM
What I like to do is dip egg crisps in pork pie/sausage roll soup.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 05, 2021, 09:35:11 PM
I wonder what crisps would work in one of those canned fry-ups?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 05, 2021, 09:37:45 PM
I wonder what crisps would work in one of those canned fry-ups?

Gary crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 05, 2021, 09:41:41 PM
are they a bit like Nobby's?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 05, 2021, 09:52:35 PM
Goblin steak crisp pudding.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Johnboy on July 06, 2021, 12:05:14 PM
Irish posters: which Mr Tayto is better, and why is it the Northern Irish one?

don't know the Northern Irish one, are their flavours different?

Tayto did a cabbage and bacon limited edition a few years ago - it was nicely strange.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on July 06, 2021, 12:31:46 PM
don't know the Northern Irish one, are their flavours different?
There are two Taytos - the original company was founded in 1954 by Joe 'Spud' Murphy in Dublin. In 1956, the Hutchinson family licenced the name and production process from Murphy to set up a factory in County Armagh to serve the NI market.

Tayto Eire was sold to Cantrell & Cochrane, and then they sold it on to Largo Foods (headed by Ray Coyle) in 2006. Coyle then sold his shares to Intersnack of Germany (makers of Pom Bears, and also owners of the ex-United Biscuits/KP snacks business) in 2016. Coyle opened the Tayto Park  theme park in 2010, which continues to licence the name from Intersnack.

Tayto NI is still owned by the Hutchinson family. After the Longolf/Snack Factory bankruptcy in 2006, they bought the Golden Wonder crisp brand, along with the few other brands that hadn't been sold off by Longolf or it's asset stripping previous owners Bridgepoint Capital (Ringos, Mr Porky, Real Crisps).
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 08, 2021, 05:31:54 PM
Hold Up! Who ordered these?

(https://groceries.morrisons.com/productImages/544/544851011_0_640x640.jpg?identifier=fe888e9947fe30eca2876a25f3a609fd) (https://groceries.morrisons.com/productImages/544/544852011_0_640x640.jpg?identifier=04746d683129e3c33bd6aba7468dd146)

Fuckin' Walkers ruining everything

AGAIN.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 08, 2021, 05:53:03 PM
How are they different to the previous Prawn Cocktail / Salt and Vinegar Quavers?


Is it the prominence of the calorie information that grates?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 08, 2021, 06:00:36 PM
How are they different to the previous Prawn Cocktail / Salt and Vinegar Quavers?


Is it the prominence of the calorie information that grates?

What, these aren't a new thing? I've never seen them before so how can they not be a new thing.

Oh god, it's happening again.

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 08, 2021, 06:08:09 PM
What, these aren't a new thing? I've never seen them before so how can they not be a new thing.

Oh god, it's happening again.

I mean it even says “they’re back” on the packets
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 08, 2021, 06:14:29 PM
Salt and Vinegar 1968, Prawn Cocktail 1998, Tangy Tomato 2012

It's a crazy mixed world we're living in is all I can say.

<dabs brow>
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 08, 2021, 06:20:45 PM
Salt and Vinegar 1968, Prawn Cocktail 1998

Wikipedia has the former as 1993, and only mentions the “return” of Prawn Cocktail in 1998, suggesting it may have been earlier.

Anyway I definitely think of them as 90s options and Quavers by default were a cheesy snack.  If I wanted one of the other flavours I wouldn’t have picked Quavers for them.


I’d feel much the same if I came across Cheese flavour Skips.  They wouldn’t quite compute.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 08, 2021, 06:30:22 PM
What galls is that when you are a kid you think there must be some looming profound reason behind why certain flavours have disappeared that threatens the future production of crisps, now you get to this stage and find that they are wantonly sharting the same things back at you because you belong to the first generation of adult infantiles that reside in the nostalgic pockets of days gone.

WELL I REJECT YOUR COMEBACK QUAVERS
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 08, 2021, 06:36:41 PM
I have had these prawn cocktail quavers and they are shit. Walkers usual sub-standard prawn cocktail flavour. Seems it's a hard flavour to get right these days.
Notable prawn cocktail crisps of the past include:
KP crisps from the early 80s (when they had monks or 'friars' haha on the packet)
Stix

Skips are still ok but under-flavoured. Used to be able to get proprietary brand ersatz skips in most supermarkets but haven't seen any for a while.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 08, 2021, 06:37:49 PM
What galls is that when you are a kid you think there must be some looming profound reason behind why certain flavours have disappeared that threatens the future production of crisps, now you get to this stage and find that they are wantonly sharting the same things back at you because you belong to the first generation of adult infantiles that reside in the nostalgic pockets of days gone.

WELL I REJECT YOUR COMEBACK QUAVERS

You certainly do miss the cynical underpinnings of these methods as a child, and I also reject them now, but I think I would be interested in seeing Snickers rebranded as Marathons, even though it would only be for a short time.  I reckon seeing “Marathon” on the shelves of a newsagent would trick me into buying a chocolate bar.


I was going to say “Marathon” is a longer word than “Snickers” so the packet would seem more crammed with lettering but that isn’t even true so fuck off
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 08, 2021, 06:40:23 PM
I think I would be interested in seeing Snickers rebranded as Marathons, even just for a short while.  I reckon seeing “Marathon” on the shelves of a newsagent would trick me into buying a chocolate bar.


I was going to say “Marathon” is a longer word than “Snickers” so the packet would seem more crammed with lettering but that isn’t even true so fuck off

It happened recently. Had some a couple of months ago. Interestingly it wasn't just a name change, the recipe was different. Was that how they were originally? Fucked if i know.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 08, 2021, 06:43:04 PM
It happened recently. Had some a couple of months ago. Interestingly it wasn't just a name change, the recipe was different. Was that how they were originally? Fucked if i know.

Just searched and they only did it for three months and only in Morrison stores.


Well they did a great job with that one; brilliant
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 08, 2021, 06:45:24 PM
They can switch it all off and on like a tap. They pleasure in toying with us.

No forgiveness for the crisp manipulators! Total boycott! On the streets!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cuntbeaks on July 08, 2021, 06:48:22 PM

Stix


YES
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 08, 2021, 06:49:43 PM
Apparently there were even Chinese Quavers. Oh gawd look at the packaging. Third from bottom far left.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/51/fb/06/51fb06a260a616002abe18964a89b001.jpg)

Maybe they were in a flavour war with Burtons 'Chinese Takeaway'

Beef vs Pork. YOU DECIDE.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 08, 2021, 06:50:37 PM
I glanced at the Prawn Cocktail ones in the shops the other day and had a strange confused feeling because I didn't know if they were new or a return that I'd forgotten about, I thought they were a return then couldn't remember them. Then the guy at the till called me up and I got distracted.

Love busy days like that!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 08, 2021, 06:51:37 PM
'chinese quaver' sounds like a sinophobic euphemism for something a bit disgusting.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 08, 2021, 06:53:22 PM
'Chinese Quaver with a Spicy Beef finish' could be an old school 70's Saturday morning wrestler and his signature move.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on July 08, 2021, 07:00:53 PM
The 90s Salt & Vinegar Quavers had a great Disco-esque mouth burning flavour. The new ones are just the crap standard Walkers flavour.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 08, 2021, 07:20:17 PM
Then the guy at the till called me up

On the phone?  Was that a social distancing thing?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on July 08, 2021, 07:42:54 PM
What I don't understand is that there isn't a salt and vinegar eater in the world who prefers weak flavour levels to eye wateringly strong levels, so why this modern propensity for weak salt and vinegar? (Co-op honourably excluded) Surely salt and vinegar powder costs nearly fuck all?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 08, 2021, 07:52:28 PM
What I don't understand is that there isn't a salt and vinegar eater in the world who prefers weak flavour levels to eye wateringly strong levels, so why this modern propensity for weak salt and vinegar? (Co-op honourably excluded) Surely salt and vinegar powder costs nearly fuck all?

Jeremy Corbyn and his Loony Left cultists no doubt.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on July 08, 2021, 08:24:20 PM
Keogh's Truffle and Real Irish Butter.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0368/0659/0604/products/Keoghs_ButterTruffle_Crisps_125g_VISUAL_noweight-01_6bbb36e5-0d08-49e0-8789-43c642ff9167_110x110@2x.png?v=1602674495)
You can really taste the butter.

I'm still baffled as to why Keoghs aren't the flagship crisp of Ireland instead of fucking disgusting Tayto's with their stupid potato man mascot and theme park.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on July 08, 2021, 08:26:28 PM
Hold Up! Who ordered these?

(https://groceries.morrisons.com/productImages/544/544851011_0_640x640.jpg?identifier=fe888e9947fe30eca2876a25f3a609fd) (https://groceries.morrisons.com/productImages/544/544852011_0_640x640.jpg?identifier=04746d683129e3c33bd6aba7468dd146)

Fuckin' Walkers ruining everything

AGAIN.

I was delighted to see these back. Pummelled my way through several multipacks when they came back.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on July 08, 2021, 10:33:58 PM
My youngest loves Walkers prawn cocktail, has done for years - “pink crisps” she calls them. But she didn’t like the Quavers at all.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 08, 2021, 10:38:51 PM
Big fan of cheese quavers, wotsits could do with quaver technology so you don't get all cheese dust over your fingers.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on July 09, 2021, 10:06:38 AM
Big fan of cheese quavers, wotsits could do with quaver technology so you don't get all cheese dust over your fingers.
It's a question of geometry I think - the inner curved surface of the Quaver does a better job at retaining the cheese powder during post-fry handling and transportation than the cylindrical Wotsit.

Wotsits were a copy of Frito-Lay's Cheetos, so it was ironic that Pepsico ended up with the brand when Bridgepoint were asset stripping Golden Wonder.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 09, 2021, 10:12:32 AM
What I don't understand is that there isn't a salt and vinegar eater in the world who prefers weak flavour levels to eye wateringly strong levels, so why this modern propensity for weak salt and vinegar? (Co-op honourably excluded) Surely salt and vinegar powder costs nearly fuck all?

Squares have always had a sharp salt and vinegar taste.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 12:40:18 PM
sharp corners as well like four 90 degree angles of a square
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 06:49:38 PM
My youngest loves Walkers prawn cocktail, has done for years - “pink crisps” she calls them. But she didn’t like the Quavers at all.

Took me well into my 30s to realise they are not prawn flavoured; they are the sauce (Marie Rose) basically tomato ketchup and mayo.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 06:56:26 PM
Ok, so now cast your mind into the eater of a prawn cracker

what are those of



because part of me thinks that Skips are a form of prawn cracker rather than simply a 'Marie Rose' crisp that melts ooohhhh melt city
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 07:04:36 PM
Prawn cocktail Quavers have been round for ages. Mediaeval peasants used to eat them because they were safer than water.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 07:10:07 PM
Ok, so now cast your mind into the eater of a prawn cracker

what are those of



because part of me thinks that Skips are a form of prawn cracker rather than simply a 'Marie Rose' crisp that melts ooohhhh melt city

Prawn crackers a completely different ball game; they have prawn in them (well they are meant too and usually in the form of prawn dust).  Skips are absolutely nothing like prawn crackers[1] and are firmly in the "prawn cocktail" i.e. prawn cocktail sauce flavour market.

I know.  I felt similarly when I realised.

 1. though I notice wiki seems to think they are but nah they aren't really are they
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 07:15:25 PM
Has anyone mentioned the death in a packet Onions Rings; the homebred things you can get from nearly every supermarket going.

Here is my culinary advice; buy a packet, open them and leave them open for 1-2 days then eat them.  They are better stale (though obviously not too stale).  Trust me on this.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 09, 2021, 07:20:12 PM
Took me well into my 30s to realise they are not prawn flavoured; they are the sauce (Marie Rose) basically tomato ketchup and mayo.

So does that mean american prawn cocktail crisps taste of catsup and horseradish?[1]
 1. They don't exist do they
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 07:20:47 PM
though I notice wiki seems to think they are but nah they aren't really are they

I hope you have a good lawyer
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 09, 2021, 07:23:54 PM
I'm not sure about mixing crisps but I reckon it'd work well with the "nacho cheese" and "spicy chilli chicken" Muchos from McCoys, just fuck them both into a big bowl and mix them up and get shovelling. Be alright I reckon.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 07:27:07 PM
So does that mean american prawn cracker crisps taste of catsup and horseradish?[1]
 1. They don't exist do they

Do you mean prawn cocktail crisps?  Or prawn crackers?


I certainly don't think they'd call prawn cocktail crisps 'prawn cracker crisps' because they don't say crisps, they say chips
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on July 09, 2021, 07:31:47 PM
Has anyone mentioned the death in a packet Onions Rings; the homebred things you can get from nearly every supermarket going.

Here is my culinary advice; buy a packet, open them and leave them open for 1-2 days then eat them.  They are better stale (though obviously not too stale).  Trust me on this.

Correct. The best are Johnny's Onion Rings but they might be only for viewers in Scotland.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 07:41:06 PM
Prawn Cocktail = Marie Rose sauce flavour
Prawn crisps/crackers etc.. = Prawn flavour
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on July 09, 2021, 07:50:41 PM
Do you mean prawn cocktail crisps?  Or prawn crackers?

I meant Prawn Cocktail. I've never seen them over there in chip form but I have had that terrible sauce.

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 07:57:19 PM
When it comes down to it, it's only the colour of the crisp packet and mind over matter that convinces anyone they are eating a 'tomato ketchup' flavour crisp rather than a 'prawn cocktail' one.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/298_1000x1000.jpg?v=1555625781)  (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/WalkersPrawnCocktailCrisps_1000x1000.jpg?v=1601588284)

It's like eating a packet of fruit gums in the cinema, and you can't identify what flavour they each are because you can't see the colours.  The two crisp flavours above are identical.


BTW if Walkers had stuck with dark blue for Ready Salted they wouldn't be creating problems for themselves with tomato ketchup would they.  It's their own fucking fault.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 08:17:16 PM
When it comes down to it, it's only the colour of the crisp packet and mind over matter that convinces anyone they are eating a 'tomato ketchup' flavour crisp rather than a 'prawn cocktail' one.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/298_1000x1000.jpg?v=1555625781)  (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/WalkersPrawnCocktailCrisps_1000x1000.jpg?v=1601588284)

It's like eating a packet of fruit gums in the cinema, and you can't identify what flavour they each are because you can't see the colours.  The two crisp flavours above are identical.


BTW if Walkers had stuck with dark blue for Ready Salted they wouldn't be creating problems for themselves with tomato ketchup would they.  It's their own fucking fault.

Ah so you are coming round to the idea now then
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 09, 2021, 08:21:12 PM
I don’t know if they’ve realised but they seem to be so obsessed with sport that the flavourings have subconsciously been tainted by the terminology.

Why have they specified the chicken’s genitals in the masala one though?  Is the flavour really that distinct from standard chicken?
'Chicken Cloaca Masala' doesn't have the same ring to it.
Took me well into my 30s to realise they are not prawn flavoured; they are the sauce (Marie Rose) basically tomato ketchup and mayo.
I always wondered why they didn't taste of prawns. Hat = fucked.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 08:25:33 PM
Ah so you are coming round to the idea now then

What idea's that, trenter claus
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 08:26:23 PM
'Chicken Cloaca Masala' doesn't have the same ring to it.

I think it's a better ring.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 09, 2021, 08:27:42 PM
I'd be down for a Walker's ad where Gary Lineker dresses up as a fox and chases a chicken, and then fucks it.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on July 09, 2021, 08:30:34 PM
A couple of times MrsMoth has picked up smoky bacon Walkers by mistake. Youngest was unimpressed. She also didn’t like Golden Wonder prawn cocktail.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 08:32:34 PM
What idea's that, trenter claus

My superior crisp knowledge.  Come on RFV please try and show some self re-cocking respect.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 08:34:00 PM
My superior crisp knowledge.  Come on RFV please try and show some self re-cocking respect.

You don't have superior crisp knowledge.  The dallying is around Skips and your argument with wikipedia.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 08:38:19 PM
You don't have superior crisp knowledge.  The dallying is around Skips and your argument with wikipedia.

I will consult my potato lawyer but I don't see the relationship with prawn crackers and skips, completely different taxonomy.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 08:52:04 PM
argue it with them, mate.  have the thing in court where someone brings out a stale oversized jaffa cake and asks if it is hard



and when you're done with that try doing a blind taste test between tomato ketchup and prawn cocktail (crisp flavours)






the to-do list is only getting longer
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 09:04:53 PM
when you're done with that try doing a blind taste test between tomato ketchup and prawn cocktail (crisp flavours)

I'm familiar with both crisps and you are wrong they taste different but as ketchup flavour is part of the prawn cocktail sauce flavouring there is some overlap.  They are distinguishable from each other.  Only a palette destroyed by years of skips eating wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 09:45:15 PM
ok and when do you agree to do the blind taste test
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on July 09, 2021, 10:03:42 PM
People actually eat prawn cocktail crisps. Society is in ruins.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 10:04:40 PM
ok and when do you agree to do the blind taste test

There is no need; I can distinctly recall the difference in flavours I know this because 1) I don't like ketchup Walkers but I love prawn cocktail and 2) they quite clearly have different flavourings listed on the packets.

Like I say it's your gob-buds that are the problem, you've knackered them out from eating too many inferior crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 10:05:37 PM
People actually eat prawn cocktail crisps. Society is in ruins.

Oh here we go.......
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on July 09, 2021, 10:06:42 PM
And ketchup flavour remind me of walking along a wall eating a packet aged about nine and falling into a clump of nettles. Never touched the things since.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 09, 2021, 10:14:52 PM
People actually eat prawn cocktail crisps. Society is in ruins.

And curry
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 10:21:40 PM
Worst flavours

Ketchup
Beef (do they even still do these now?)
Roast Chicken
Colostomy Bag Lining
Motorway Dandelion
Nan's Overcooked Cabbage
Cactus
Pikey's Breath
IKEA meatball
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: aunt mildred on July 09, 2021, 10:28:33 PM
I know everybody bangs on about the Coop Salt and Vinegar (not tried them, all the Coops near me have shut down), but these are strong and decent:

https://groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-GB/p-specially-selected-sea-salt-chardonnay-vinegar-hand-cooked-crisps-150g/4088600198392

I get the six bags for 90p version, not the big bag because I'm fat enough already. I would like to hear a testimony from somebody who is lucky enough to have tried them both, you lucky, lucky person.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 10:48:00 PM
When it comes down to it, it's only the colour of the crisp packet and mind over matter that convinces anyone they are eating a 'tomato ketchup' flavour crisp rather than a 'prawn cocktail' one.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/298_1000x1000.jpg?v=1555625781)  (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/WalkersPrawnCocktailCrisps_1000x1000.jpg?v=1601588284)

It's like eating a packet of fruit gums in the cinema, and you can't identify what flavour they each are because you can't see the colours.  The two crisp flavours above are identical.


BTW if Walkers had stuck with dark blue for Ready Salted they wouldn't be creating problems for themselves with tomato ketchup would they.  It's their own fucking fault.

I can tell what flavour fruit gums are. I just look at the colours of them.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 10:57:56 PM
There is no need; I can distinctly recall the difference in flavours I know this because 1) I don't like ketchup Walkers but I love prawn cocktail and 2) they quite clearly have different flavourings listed on the packets.

See, it's all to do with the packets - the red and the pink and the list of ingredients are informing your mind before you chomp.

This is why I advise you to take all your crisps down to your nearest cinema and eat them in the dark.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 09, 2021, 10:58:45 PM
(https://cdn3.evostore.io/productimages/vow_premium/l/au34779.jpg)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0074/0429/0111/products/298_700x700.jpg?v=1555625781)
(https://www.bestwaywholesale.co.uk/img/products/1000/4/5000328268514.jpg)

Fuck they playing at?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 11:00:06 PM
I can tell what flavour fruit gums are. I just look at the colours of them.

You should ask them to turn the lighting down a bit.  In a correctly lit cinema all the fruit gums should be grey.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 09, 2021, 11:01:28 PM
I reckon I could tell purple wine/fruit gums from the rest of them. By taste I mean, just not under dim light.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 09, 2021, 11:06:42 PM
I could tell all the fucking flavours. Every cunting one. In a pitch black fucking abyssal plane of nothingness.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 09, 2021, 11:19:23 PM
I could tell all the fucking flavours. Every cunting one. In a pitch black fucking abyssal plane of nothingness.

Even asparagus piss flavour?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 11:29:11 PM
You should ask them to turn the lighting down a bit.  In a correctly lit cinema all the fruit gums should be grey.

I go to correctly lit cinemas and use my fabulous eyes to discern the colours. What’s wrong with your eyes, mate?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 09, 2021, 11:32:24 PM
Even asparagus piss flavour?

Don't know where you're getting your fruit gums mate
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 07:26:12 AM
I could tell all the fucking flavours. Every cunting one. In a pitch black fucking abyssal plane of nothingness.

You can tell this is unproven and therefore a wasted boast.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 07:28:29 AM
I go to correctly lit cinemas and use my fabulous eyes to discern the colours. What’s wrong with your eyes, mate?

You know that a cinema is where they show films in the dark, yes?  As opposed to a place with people splashing and shrieking and kicking sand everywhere and easily seeing endless fruit gums
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 10, 2021, 08:30:55 AM
I know what a cinemas is and I can see the fruit gums there.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 09:18:49 AM
we'll have to agree to disagree until you realise you are wrong
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 10, 2021, 09:55:03 AM
If you can't tell the difference between an orange fruit gum and a blackcurrant one you don't deserve olfactory organs and should just pulp yourself directly into a drain.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 10:09:49 AM
If you can't tell the difference between an orange fruit gum and a blackcurrant one you don't deserve olfactory organs and should just pulp yourself directly into a drain.

I've just remembered that I read an article a couple of years ago explaining it.  These days fruit gums are simpler in all respects to hand-hold the more babyish tastebuds of millennials.  I haven't had fruit gums since December 31st 1989 and I was giving you all far more credit than you are due.

It is natural that you would be able to differentiate these more straightforward fruit gums in a cinema setting.  Any ambiguity and one of you lot would just wet your pants and Nestle would end up sued.  Not worth the risk from an industry perspective.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 10, 2021, 10:32:50 AM
Green fruit gums also tend to me slightly harder than other gums for some reason.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pigamus on July 10, 2021, 10:55:18 AM
A couple of times MrsMoth has picked up smoky bacon Walkers by mistake. Youngest was unimpressed. She also didn’t like Golden Wonder prawn cocktail.

MrsMoth might have been wronged here. For quite a while my local Asda had no prawn cocktail and was putting smoky bacon on the same shelf. Tesco still had them I think so I dunno what the problem was.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pigamus on July 10, 2021, 10:58:42 AM
Beef (do they even still do these now?)

You can still get them in the big Tescos, but they have been usurped by Marmite almost everywhere else. This annoys me because they’re not the same.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 10, 2021, 11:43:04 AM
I've just remembered that I read an article a couple of years ago explaining it.  These days fruit gums are simpler in all respects to hand-hold the more babyish tastebuds of millennials.  I haven't had fruit gums since December 31st 1989 and I was giving you all far more credit than you are due.

It is natural that you would be able to differentiate these more straightforward fruit gums in a cinema setting.  Any ambiguity and one of you lot would just wet your pants and Nestle would end up sued.  Not worth the risk from an industry perspective.

Why are you not in the drain yet?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 10, 2021, 11:44:29 AM
You can still get them in the big Tescos, but they have been usurped by Marmite almost everywhere else. This annoys me because they’re not the same.

Beef and Marmite are my all time favourite fruit gum flavours.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on July 10, 2021, 12:55:50 PM
I certainly don't think they'd call prawn cocktail crisps 'prawn cracker crisps' because they don't say crisps, they say chips

Also, they call prawns shrimps.

Are we talking about the packets of fruit gums, which are all the same knobbled disk shape, or bags where they're shaped vaguely like the fruit whose flavour they are?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 10, 2021, 01:02:21 PM
Prawn Cocktail will be the only flavour to survive a nuclear holocaust.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jockice on July 10, 2021, 01:09:04 PM
I'm already praying for death.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Better Midlands on July 10, 2021, 03:11:17 PM
Beef (do they even still do these now?)

Gary Clail considers rewrite.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 03:35:12 PM
Also, they call prawns shrimps.

Are we talking about the packets of fruit gums, which are all the same knobbled disk shape, or bags where they're shaped vaguely like the fruit whose flavour they are?

When I bought Fruit Gums it was in the packets; they had a knobbled top, but they weren't as soft as they are today.  They were harder and had a shinier, almost transparent appearance:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dwp0EfZXQAAaFCa.jpg)


Here's what the millennials call Fruit Gums:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1970/7793/products/nestle-rowntree-fruit-gums-roll-14712378130497_2048x.png?v=1605883073)


Soft, cloudy nonsense with flavours you can tell apart in the cinema.  I bet they come with a safety instructor to chew them for you.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 10, 2021, 03:38:45 PM
Can you still get the fruity Polos?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on July 10, 2021, 04:24:51 PM
Only if you don't wear a condom.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on July 10, 2021, 04:25:42 PM
I've not seen them for a while, the closest is Glacier Fruits which you can sometimes get in Poundland.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 10, 2021, 04:47:27 PM
Fruit Gums:


What's the actual lineage of Fruit Gums? I remember nobbled tops in the old packages and they were really, really hard and tooth dislodging. At school we used to bite into them hard with one under the incisors and two on each side under the molars and it was possible to temporarily lock your jaw shut like that. They had a weird rough and dry texture in your mouth almost like they were hydrophobic. The only one that tasted like any natural plant based life was the black current all the rest tasted like robot jizz.

Then I remember them being softer, "made with real fruit juice" and having fruit shapes where the nobbles were. They introduced the apple flavour when the switch over happened, which tasted ten times stronger than the rest of the pack. At the same time pastels got firmer and 'juicier', with pineapple flavour introduced which was enough to overpower the whole pack.

Last time I had them was a bag and they were fruit shaped and very soft, like pastels without the sugar. They had that nasty cloying taste that you get in sweet health food snacks.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 10, 2021, 05:56:41 PM
This is a CRISPS and CORN SNACKS thread. If you want to start talking about fruitgums and mints, I humbly suggest that you kindly fuck off to your own threads,

They're not even in the same aisle for pity's sake.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 10, 2021, 05:57:53 PM
That's just another kind of racism.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 06:11:52 PM
I've not seen them for a while, the closest is Glacier Fruits which you can sometimes get in Poundland.

They’re just boiled sweets.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 06:15:29 PM
Last time I had them was a bag and they were fruit shaped and very soft, like pastels without the sugar. They had that nasty cloying taste that you get in sweet health food snacks.

Yes, this is very odd.  Someone lent me a chewy fruity sweet recently that was similar:  no “chew” at all despite containing gelatine, and a kind of canderel spine even though it was laced with all the sugars.  If I wanted one like that I’d seek out the vegetarian, sugar-free ones thank you.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 06:16:36 PM
That's just another kind of racism.

Yeah you can’t complain that this is a crisps-only thread when you’re bringing up stuff like prawn cocktail.  Prawn cocktail is obviously sweets because why would you have a crisps of that
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 10, 2021, 06:33:13 PM
Potatos are mostly sugar and water so technically crisps are a kind of fudge or caramel.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: monkfromhavana on July 10, 2021, 06:42:20 PM
Yeah you can’t complain that this is a crisps-only thread when you’re bringing up stuff like prawn cocktail.  Prawn cocktail is obviously sweets because why would you have a crisps of that

I think people pretend not to like prawn cocktail crisps in an attempt to look cool.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 10, 2021, 06:44:57 PM
The worst of the major flavours.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on July 10, 2021, 08:19:25 PM
They’re just boiled sweets.

So are polo fruits.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 10, 2021, 08:55:36 PM
I like prawn cocktail, but I'm well aware I have no taste. And fruit pastilles > fruit gums.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 11, 2021, 12:31:01 AM
Can you still get the fruity Polos?

Saw them in Tesco recently.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 11, 2021, 12:52:27 AM
What is the best brand of normal, everyday crisp? Including proprietary brands.

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 11, 2021, 12:52:48 AM
And you wonder why we don't get more fruitgums and mints posting on Cook'd and Bomb'd.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 11, 2021, 12:54:44 AM
What is the best brand of normal, everyday crisp? Including proprietary brands.
McCoys. Do crinkly crisps count? If not, Walkers.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 11, 2021, 01:02:41 AM
McCoys. Do crinkly crisps count? If not, Walkers.

No, absolutely not. No mucking about with the potatoes or anything like that :)
I feel like there used to be more choice when it came to brands of run-of-the-mill crisps, not kettle chip style or rippled or whatever. It is just Almost always Walkers and Golden Wonder I see. Plenty maize snacks though. Bring back proper British crisps I say. Kill me.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 11, 2021, 02:13:49 AM
Walkers it is then. Runner-up: Kettle Chips.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pigamus on July 11, 2021, 12:05:47 PM
Walkers it is then. Runner-up: Kettle Chips.

Nah, Kettle Chips are rank now. They taste of grease and disappointment. As do Seabrooks.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 11, 2021, 12:14:03 PM
No, absolutely not. No mucking about with the potatoes or anything like that :)
I feel like there used to be more choice when it came to brands of run-of-the-mill crisps, not kettle chip style or rippled or whatever. It is just Almost always Walkers and Golden Wonder I see. Plenty maize snacks though. Bring back proper British crisps I say. Kill me.

Okay, excluding any unusually cut crisps (anything like McCoys), 'kettle chips' style ones (which I'm assuming includes price-hiked pub crisp brands and any Kettle Chip knockoffs that supermarkets do) or reconstituted potato/maize snacks (your Quavers, Wotsits and Pringles of this world), what types of crisp are even left?

I can think of Walkers, Golden Wonders and Smiths, but unless I am mistaken all of these are now owned by Walkers anyway.  You've done yourself up the arse by saying we have to exclude pinking shears and Kettle Chips styles, for these aren't reconstituted snacks - they are straightforward crisps.


Using your own palette of limitations, what great gamut of crisp options did you have in the golden age of your youth that are now gone?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on July 11, 2021, 02:23:56 PM
I think we are supposed to boycott Kettle Chips because they are anti-union.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2007/oct/01/politics.tradeunions

though that seems to have died down now.

Can't remember all the things to boycott. Someone should make an app for it. Just does an enhanced reality thing where it puts swastikas on all the Nestlé shit etc.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gulftastic on July 11, 2021, 02:33:18 PM
It's continental Walkers 'Lays'. Their massive bags are staples of our Spanish holidays. They get the colour wrong for cheese and onion bag, giving it to paprika, but I'll let them off cos I like them both.

The paprika ones have so much artificial colouring they practically glow. They might be what was in Marcellus Wallis's briefcase.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 11, 2021, 03:30:00 PM
It's continental Walkers 'Lays'. Their massive bags are staples of our Spanish holidays. They get the colour wrong for cheese and onion bag, giving it to paprika, but I'll let them off cos I like them both.

The paprika ones have so much artificial colouring they practically glow. They might be what was in Marcellus Wallis's briefcase.

You can usually get huge bags of paprika and the sour cream ones from your local Polski Sklep.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 11, 2021, 03:42:36 PM
You've done yourself up the arse

Absolutely no need for this.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on July 11, 2021, 04:02:57 PM
It's continental Walkers 'Lays'. Their massive bags are staples of our Spanish holidays. They get the colour wrong for cheese and onion bag, giving it to paprika, but I'll let them off cos I like them both.

The paprika ones have so much artificial colouring they practically glow. They might be what was in Marcellus Wallis's briefcase.

What. The paprika flavour comes in blue bags? What.

New page what.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on July 11, 2021, 05:49:06 PM
If all goes well, in a few short weeks I could be poolside tucking into some oregano flavour crisps…
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 11, 2021, 05:49:58 PM
Them Prawn Cocktail Quavers are pretty mild.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 11, 2021, 06:00:40 PM
(https://www.doyouremember.co.uk/uploads/j24LB20Mdave%20oxo-595x417-resize.jpg)

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on July 11, 2021, 06:24:11 PM
(https://museumofcrisps.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/hedgehog-e1596284385435.png)

Picture credit: The Museum of Crisps (https://museumofcrisps.com/2020/08/10/hedgehog-flavour-crisps-the-first-novelty-flavour/)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 11, 2021, 06:26:46 PM
Chipmunk brand were red for Oxo and all the other flavours were blue, I think?

I can still smell that Oxo flavouring. Totally unnatural. Like a fart kept nailed down under a community center carpet for a whole summer.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 11, 2021, 06:28:14 PM
Hedgehog were exactly the same flavour as whatever brand did Ox Tail Soup.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on July 11, 2021, 06:32:05 PM
Worth remembering that when the word "flavoured" is used, it means the flavouring is derived from the thing itself.


If those crisps contained no hedgehog, they would be legally obliged to utilise the word "flavour" instead.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 12, 2021, 10:43:36 PM
Worth remembering that when the word "flavoured" is used, it means the flavouring is derived from the thing itself.


If those crisps contained no hedgehog, they would be legally obliged to utilise the word "flavour" instead.

...yes thank you Commander Data...
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 12, 2021, 10:50:13 PM
Legally obliged to call them crab flavoured sticks.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on July 12, 2021, 11:36:39 PM
I can think of Walkers, Golden Wonders and Smiths, but unless I am mistaken all of these are now owned by Walkers anyway.  You've done yourself up the arse by saying we have to exclude pinking shears and Kettle Chips styles, for these aren't reconstituted snacks - they are straightforward crisps.
No. Walkers and Smiths are both owned by PepsiCo (though produced in different factories). Golden Wonder is owned by Tayto NI. KP are owned by Intersnack of Germany (as are Tayto Eire).

One day I'm going to get round to to producing a Pete Frame-style Crisp Family Tree diagram so I don't have to keep posting this.

In answer to the original question, the best crisps prior to their demise were KP's Brannigans. After that I'd have to go with McCoys (it doesn't matter if they are crinkle-cut or not, they are still sliced from potatoes, not made of extruded potato starch). then Tayto NI/Golden Wonder. Walkers/Lays/PepsiCo can fuck right off with their dodgy SunSeed (TM) oil, Cheese & Onion/Salt & Vinegar packet colouring wrongness and their whacky marketing wank flavours. I'll eat supermarket own-brand crisps before I'll eat Walkers (the Lidl SnakTastic McCoys imitations are very close to the real thing - not bad).
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Twit 2 on July 13, 2021, 06:53:58 AM
Those Lidl crisps are wank, IIRC.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 23, 2021, 11:15:20 PM
Off The Eaten Path - Pea and Bean Sticks aren't as revolting and oh-god-beat-me-with-reeds-so-i-repent masochistic as you might imagine.

(https://assets.sainsburys-groceries.co.uk/gol/7865586/1/1500x1500.jpg)

Great texture and crunch, that is possibly the best aspect, they are close to perfect on that front. There is a natural flavour to the things already so the vinegar and onion is milder than you'd get with a potato snack in order to keep the flavours balanced. You think you're getting less but overall, despite yourself, you have to concede you're getting more.

7/10
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on July 23, 2021, 11:17:42 PM
Giving these a 7/10 puts all those beer ratings into perspective. A real shame.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 23, 2021, 11:20:52 PM
Giving these a 7/10 puts all those beer ratings into perspective. A real shame.

I will tip that homebrew india lager over your head you woebegotten Nova Scotia hellchild!

An idiot could see these were pretty good. An idiot.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: gib on July 24, 2021, 12:17:23 AM
got some Mackie's of Scotland pickled onion flavour potato crisps, 150g, a quid in Home Bargains.

Not bad. A very slightly thicker crisp that your bog standard and more yielding. Flavour pretty good and not stupidly acidic

cons: quite a few bluey black bits

would buy again
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 24, 2021, 10:59:32 AM
Yesss, I recommended those up thread. Have to go to a barbecue this afternoon and would fucking love a bag of those to down with me TINNIES MATE TINNIES ON THE OLD VERANDA
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on July 24, 2021, 02:08:48 PM
Walkers/Lays/PepsiCo can fuck right off with their dodgy SunSeed (TM) oil, Cheese & Onion/Salt & Vinegar packet colouring wrongness and their whacky marketing wank flavours. I'll eat supermarket own-brand crisps before I'll eat Walkers (the Lidl SnakTastic McCoys imitations are very close to the real thing - not bad).

I got some of the Aldi Snackrite salt and vinegar the other day and they were cracking, give Golden Wonder a run for their money.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 24, 2021, 02:26:48 PM
I find the Lidl own brand 'normal' crisps to be shit. Weird bitterness to them. I agree that a good proprietary brand crisp is preferable to many branded products.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on July 24, 2021, 07:32:38 PM
Pipers’ Kirkby Malham[1] chorizo crisps. OK. But salty. Basically analogous to the proper paprika crisps you get on the continent. 6/10
 1. No idea why.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 24, 2021, 07:42:39 PM
I find the Lidl own brand 'normal' crisps to be shit. Weird bitterness to them. I agree that a good proprietary brand crisp is preferable to many branded products.

Don't want to drag the thread too far off topic but given they're usually in the same aisle where are the wasabi-coated nuts at the moment? Have they stopped them? They better not have.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 24, 2021, 07:44:31 PM
Don't want to drag the thread too far off topic but given they're usually in the same aisle where are the wasabi-coated nuts at the moment? Have they stopped them? They better not have.

START YOUR OWN CUNTING NUT THREAD THIS IS FUCKING CRISPS YOU CUNT CRISPS LEARN TO FUCKING READ CRISPS CUNT
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 24, 2021, 07:53:53 PM
Do those pea snack things count as crisps? They're fit. Not the ones Shoulders posted, but the ones I have in mind are similar.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on July 24, 2021, 07:55:16 PM
Ironic to think the schism that will finally destroy CaB is whether your snacks should be spherical or disk-shaped.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 24, 2021, 07:55:52 PM
Ironic to think the schism that will finally destroy CaB is whether your snacks should be spherical or disk-shaped.

Banana chips are good.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 24, 2021, 07:57:06 PM
Banana chips are good.

reported
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Steven88 on July 24, 2021, 09:24:51 PM
(https://cdn.2020prosoftware.com/cdn/img/product/ev/medium/UN18109.jpg)
These are amazing.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Brian Freeze on July 25, 2021, 05:09:46 PM
Any budding archaelogists on here?

While putting in some fence posts I found these scraps of crisp packet and didnt recognise them so wanted to see if anyone could do a Buzby on them.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZAIEjBx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O5Uwtk2.jpg)

I could have googlied for them but thought this more of a challenge.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 25, 2021, 06:02:54 PM
Big O's Hula Hoops? Used to love them.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 26, 2021, 06:28:26 AM
Big O's Hula Hoops? Used to love them.

This is absolutely correct. Redolent of the venerated Brannigans Roast Beef and Mustard flavour potato crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: non capisco on July 26, 2021, 01:16:17 PM
Roy Orbison flavoured Hula Hoops?!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on July 26, 2021, 02:43:31 PM
Roy Orbison flavoured Hula Hoops?!

Entirely wrapped in clingfilm.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on July 27, 2021, 11:15:20 AM
This is absolutely correct. Redolent of the venerated Brannigans Roast Beef and Mustard flavour potato crisps.
Made by the same company, so probably not a coincidence.
(https://www.pieandbovril.com/forum/uploads/monthly_12_2014/post-16976-14189386983031_thumb.jpg)
(the same style packet, in happier times)
They were launched in 1998 with a new advert from Enfield & Whitehouse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyLAVXm9JSc) as the Self-Righteous Brothers (they had been doing ads for regular Hula Hoops since 1996).
They were later rebranded to Hula Hoops XL in 2001:
(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/99280868_1445722278933228_6075241440739328000_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=973b4a&_nc_ohc=3gL9hPZ4vnIAX-wFNev&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=85ee8ed21a2bf5c0d5bd0da82020207f&oe=6125662F)
They were rebranded again in 2011 as Big Hoops (and came in bigger 'sharing' bags).

Brain Freeze, I think your packet shard is slighly later than the launch as it had a subtle redesign, maybe 1999/2000?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 27, 2021, 11:32:53 AM
Got through a fair few bags of them in my teens.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on July 27, 2021, 11:39:23 AM
Entirely wrapped in clingfilm.
There is a weird troll on Mumsnet who's obsessed with Bob Dylan wearing nappies. They need to meet the man with a thing for Roy and clingfilm.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Brian Freeze on July 29, 2021, 06:22:27 AM
Thanks yet again for the info Buzby, top marks as ever.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 19, 2021, 06:04:52 PM
(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/402/402462011_0_640x640.jpg)

These are a new discovery for me, but one which I can heartily recommend for anyone missing Brannigan’s.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 19, 2021, 11:27:33 PM
They look wanky cunt crisps but probably really good cheers
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 19, 2021, 11:54:31 PM
Yeah. An impulse purchase, but I was amazed at how good they actually are. A solid chunky crisp, but not as hard as Kettle; and a strong flavour combo. Might have to try their other varieties.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Inspector Norse on August 20, 2021, 08:57:38 AM
Something faintly racist about the packet there
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 20, 2021, 10:50:27 AM
You’re not wrong. Though it appears to be in keeping with their overall branding theme.

(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/426/426816011_0_640x640.jpg)
(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/402/402463011_0_640x640.jpg)
(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/402/402460011_0_640x640.jpg)
(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/402/402461011_0_640x640.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Inspector Norse on August 20, 2021, 11:09:29 AM
Yeah definitely wondering why the Wagyu beef cow is dressed up as a geisha but the Italian fox isn't riding a scooter and catcalling some poor girl.

Fuck knows what's going on on the truffle and rosemary packet.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on August 20, 2021, 11:19:43 AM
Wouldn't Serrano chilli wipe out any "bubbly" flavour?

Italian Cheese and Port: what Italian cheese? Gorgonzola instead of Stilton? Italian Cheese & Vin Santo?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Inspector Norse on August 20, 2021, 12:16:20 PM
what Italian cheese?

A compilation of their Eurovision entries
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jim_MacLaine on August 20, 2021, 12:21:53 PM
Italian Cheese and Port: what Italian cheese? Gorgonzola instead of Stilton? Italian Cheese & Vin Santo?

Parmigiano Reggiano it seems

Quote
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Dried Cheese (MILK) Sea Salt, Yeast Extract, Red Wine Vinegar, Dried Italian PDO Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese ( Made from: Cow’s MILK, Salt, Starter Culture, Animal Rennet), MILK Powder, Lactose (MILK), Sugar, Blackcurrant Extract, Maltodextrin, Dried Spirit Vinegar, Natural Flavouring, Ruby Port, Potato Maltodextrin, White Pepper, Acidity Regulator: Citric acid and Garlic powder.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 20, 2021, 12:26:02 PM
I feel like the branding for Desert Salt could have been a lot worse than a gazelle in a suit. It’s almost like it was it was a hasty replacement for their first suggestion, like, I dunno, a camel in a burnoose?

EDIT: and, truffles? What snuffles for truffles? Pigs! But you can’t put a pig on the packet, people will think it’s ham or bacon (or gammon - which might lead to a certain demographic who loves feeling like they’re being victimised feeling, er, victimised) flavour. So what else sticks its head in the ground to look for things? Ostriches!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on August 20, 2021, 12:26:24 PM
Just what is it that you want to do?
Well, we wanna be free, we wanna be free to do what we wanna do
And we wanna get loaded


(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81WVi8GWX+L._AC_SL1500_.jpg)

Today's sarnie accompaniment.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Inspector Norse on August 20, 2021, 12:29:05 PM
I feel like the branding for Desert Salt could have been a lot worse than a gazelle in a suit. It’s almost like it was it was a hasty replacement for their first suggestion, like, I dunno, a camel in a burnoose?

Yeah I quite like that one. The gazelle has a suave mischief in his eyes: he's sophisticated and serious, but relaxed and not afraid to kick back with a bag of ready salted crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: gib on August 20, 2021, 12:31:56 PM
Where do you get these Savoursmiths ones?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 20, 2021, 12:44:41 PM
Me, personally, I picked up the beef ones in a Co-op on Jersey, so that’s not much help soz! I’ll certainly be looking out for them when I get home. The images come from the Ocado website.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on August 20, 2021, 01:31:13 PM
Parmigiano Reggiano it seems

Thanks. Why did they not just put 'Parmesan'? 'cos of the association with the pre-grated stuff?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 20, 2021, 02:11:21 PM
“Because it sounds posher” feels like a safer bet than “we were trying to be culturally sensitive” given their chosen way of depicting Wagyu beef was to photoshop a cow in traditional Japanese dress!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on August 20, 2021, 02:22:21 PM
Sorry, I meant on the front, instead of 'Italian Cheese'. Maybe 'Italian Cheese' sounds posher.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 20, 2021, 02:37:07 PM
Oh, sorry! And, it really doesn’t. ;-)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on August 21, 2021, 12:22:58 PM
Masters of flavour and faber. What’s faber? Problematic anthropomorphism?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on August 21, 2021, 12:25:36 PM
Parmigiano Reggiano it seems

Quote
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Dried Cheese (MILK) Sea Salt, Yeast Extract, Red Wine Vinegar, Dried Italian PDO Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese ( Made from: Cow’s MILK, Salt, Starter Culture, Animal Rennet), MILK Powder, Lactose (MILK), Sugar, Blackcurrant Extract, Maltodextrin, Dried Spirit Vinegar, Natural Flavouring, Ruby Port, Potato Maltodextrin, White Pepper, Acidity Regulator: Citric acid and Garlic powder.

Just the one cow’s milk? That must be why it’s so expensive compared to Grana Padano.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 01:45:06 PM
Could go for some crisps


cheers
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: abobo on August 21, 2021, 07:06:04 PM
These are really nice

(https://ecom-su-static-prod.wtrecom.com/images/products/11/LN_003383_BP_11.jpg)

some salt and vinegar crisps are way too sharp like Discos or McCoys but these have got the flavour just right.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: The Mollusk on August 21, 2021, 07:30:45 PM
Salt and vinegar Discos are heaven. If you aren’t wincing your tits inside out sucking the powder off every bite you aren’t living.

Anyway these are the best crisps:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91mYX5rakbL._AC_SS450_.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 08:27:26 PM
I think they do an 'Africa' version and and this version is the labia, vulva and clitoris of centuries. Also cock and perfumed bumhole , for gays.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 08:28:33 PM
Quote
some salt and vinegar crisps are way too sharp like Discos or McCoys

Never met anyone who liked Salt and Vinegar who had a complaint about sharpness of vinegar. You go in this oven.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 21, 2021, 08:58:46 PM
(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81WVi8GWX+L._AC_SL1500_.jpg)

Saw the chilli version of these in Morrison’s today, any testimonials?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jasha on August 21, 2021, 08:59:23 PM


(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81WVi8GWX+L._AC_SL1500_.jpg)


First 2 bags are great, actually give a hint of cheese and bacon, after that the novelty's gone and ain't coming back
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 21, 2021, 09:10:14 PM
Duly noted - and a shame, I like a nice cheese and ham/bacon crisp…
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on August 21, 2021, 09:57:47 PM
do they do crisps yet that taste of sandwiches
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 21, 2021, 10:09:33 PM
do they do crisps yet that taste of sandwiches

No but sewers has been nailed.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 21, 2021, 10:10:30 PM
do they do crisps yet that taste of sandwiches
Only shit ones

(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5367fa8be4b06e5928c2d241/1495029937020-U4GAJESGQ4SXLSF406WE/Walkers+Cucumber+Cheese+Sandwich+Crisps)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on August 21, 2021, 10:20:52 PM
ok now i know that, i would like to know how much of the surface area of each crisp tastes of just bread
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 21, 2021, 10:30:45 PM
i think you're approaching the problem wrong.

I know a neat trick that makes sandwiches taste of crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on August 21, 2021, 10:52:00 PM
I know a neat trick that makes sandwiches taste of crisps

specifically sandwich flavour crisps or there's no progress to be made here.  make a sandwich taste of itself
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Lost Oliver on August 22, 2021, 09:46:07 AM
Salt and vinegar Quavers are the best thing ever. I always say to myself I'll only eat at max two packets a day but I end up eating all six. You can get them in Poundland.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on August 22, 2021, 11:04:45 AM
First 2 bags are great, actually give a hint of cheese and bacon, after that the novelty's gone and ain't coming back

crisp hack: Eat them one bag at a time.

Salt and vinegar Quavers are the best thing ever. I always say to myself I'll only eat at max two packets a day but I end up eating all six. You can get them in Poundland.

Not tried these (see upthread) as both Salt and Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail flavours seem wrong for a Quaver[1].

Maybe I should just check my prejudices...

*stares into middle distance*
 1. even though Quavers are similar in consistency to your actual prawn crackers
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Lost Oliver on August 23, 2021, 12:33:56 PM
Years ago a friend and me buried a time capsule and inside we put a few sentimental things like a ticket stub for a film. Anyway, other than the letter I wrote (God knows what I wrote but it would be physically painful to read now) the only other thing I remember going in there was an empty packet of salt and vinegar quavers. I honestly believed they'd go out of existence and that some monument should exist to remember them by. I'm gonna have a packet now.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cuntbeaks on August 27, 2021, 07:03:17 PM
Finally got round to trying the Co-op Sea Salt & Chardonnay Wine Vinegar crisps. Given the reviews in this thread I was expecting the roof of my mouth to be burned clean off and my tongue ravaged with blisters.

None of these things happened, and they're merely a nicely balanced pack of S&V. Maybe they've toned them down a bit in recent months, but they were very well behaved and not aggressive in the slightest.

Spotted some own brand Katsu flavoured crinkle cuts, passed on them though. Maybe next time.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Magnum Valentino on August 27, 2021, 07:51:42 PM
I too had my first pack of CAB flavoured Co Op crisps this week and I reckon you got a bad batch or are hard as nails as my cheek flesh was sore for days. They're fucking unreal.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on August 27, 2021, 08:07:28 PM
Yeah I know you're from Glasgow and so probably smoke 400 fags a day but there's no way a normal bag would get that reaction.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on August 27, 2021, 09:54:43 PM
Gave them alt-flavour Quavers a test - disappointing.


Stick with the cheese.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 27, 2021, 09:56:55 PM
Gave them alt-flavour Quavers a test - disappointing.

  • Salt & Vinegar : Mild, which is okay, but it's like they've taken salt flavour and vinegar flavour then made a new flavouring using the average of the two. Not so much salt & vinegar, more saligar or vinalt.
  • Prawn Cocktail : Barely there, like somebody else in the next room is enjoying a decent prawn cocktail crisp.

Stick with the cheese.

Yeah that was my experience as well.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on August 27, 2021, 11:00:49 PM
Piri-piri flavour Big Hula Hoops. Not unpleasant. I’m not a fan of spicy crisps, wouldn’t try them again but would commend them to the House.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 27, 2021, 11:10:52 PM
These were pretty fucking good, from Sainsbury's

(https://i.imgur.com/7uqEao4.jpg)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: jobotic on August 27, 2021, 11:13:15 PM
Gave them alt-flavour Quavers a test - disappointing.

  • Salt & Vinegar : Mild, which is okay, but it's like they've taken salt flavour and vinegar flavour then made a new flavouring using the average of the two. Not so much salt & vinegar, more saligar or vinalt.
  • Prawn Cocktail : Barely there, like somebody else in the next room is enjoying a decent prawn cocktail crisp.

Stick with the cheese.

I will. Who wants Quavers that aren't cheese flavour? Or fucking beef wotsits?

Smoky bacon Skips? Fish squash? Cabbage ice lollies?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 28, 2021, 04:19:24 AM
I've been having crispstalgia again. The Kettle Chips (for they were called that then) Salsa with Mesquite from when they were first brought out here. Holy shit they were tasty.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 28, 2021, 04:31:26 AM
Just had a look on the internet and it seems they were brought back in 2014 as a limited edition. Completely passed me by. Would have bought loads to stuff in my nullentropy bins.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on August 28, 2021, 05:03:43 AM
specifically sandwich flavour crisps or there's no progress to be made here.  make a sandwich taste of itself

Walker’s new crisp flavoured sandwich flavour crisps are great, but crisp flavoured sandwich flavour crisp sandwiches are even better.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: The Mollusk on August 28, 2021, 06:40:39 AM
Back with another “the basic bitch of crisps” mind-blinder here: Thai sweet chicken McCoy’s are the absolute bollocks
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on August 28, 2021, 07:45:50 AM
This.

Seabrook’s lamb and mint crisps are my crisp du jour.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on August 28, 2021, 09:06:27 AM
Thai sweet chicken McCoy’s are the absolute bollocks

(http://www.thedailyenlightenment.com/The%20Matrix-Buddhism%20Connection_files/mat11.jpg)

“Because bollocks taste like chicken.”
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Lost Oliver on August 29, 2021, 09:18:08 AM
Seabrooks Canadian Ham are excellent until they changed their packaging from cool green and black to pink. Still great though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 29, 2021, 09:28:08 AM
Lays are gone
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on August 29, 2021, 09:50:13 AM
Are crisp sandwich crisps a kind of Crispception?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 29, 2021, 10:31:10 PM
FUCK CRISPS
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 29, 2021, 10:32:05 PM
ha ha just kidding
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 29, 2021, 10:33:14 PM
ready salted walkers are the saviour of the night
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Consignia on August 29, 2021, 11:01:35 PM
These were pretty fucking good, from Sainsbury's

(https://i.imgur.com/7uqEao4.jpg)

Pipers are probably my favourite brand at the moment. Love those Chorizo ones[1], and their Salt and Vinegar.

I've finally been able to get my hands on their lovely Longhorn Beef ones. Gorgeous.
 1. Although they are proper greasy
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Lost Oliver on August 31, 2021, 03:16:45 PM
Christ. Those cheese and bacon crisps were fucking awful. Lesson learned - never try anything new or go outside your own comfort zone. It's just not worth it.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: daimoniac on August 31, 2021, 04:44:11 PM
Just what is it that you want to do?
Well, we wanna be free, we wanna be free to do what we wanna do
And we wanna get loaded


(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81WVi8GWX+L._AC_SL1500_.jpg)

Today's sarnie accompaniment.

the chilli ones are the dogs bollocks. these cheese and bacon ones however, shite. seabrooks are actually pretty good at corn snacks overall, only these and the sour cream and onion bite things have disappointed so far.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 31, 2021, 04:54:42 PM
Agreed. But anything snack based that claims 'cheese' needs an inspection as often that simply means 'feet and cum'.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on August 31, 2021, 05:06:47 PM
So, Seabrook Worcestershire sauce anyone? They're a proper Lea and Perrins tie-in and everything and are nice, but not quite a zingy as the Walkers or M&S ones.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: daimoniac on August 31, 2021, 05:15:46 PM
authentic recipe, but not as nice. the only good worcestershire sauce crisps are pretty much the walkers and KP brands if you're after that tang.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on August 31, 2021, 05:34:04 PM
Fucking KP bastards got rid of Worcester Sauce flavour Wheat Crunchies years ago.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 31, 2021, 05:44:04 PM
In the late 80s or early 90s there was a short lived garlic sausage flavour wheat crunchies. They were intense and properly ruined your breath.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on August 31, 2021, 11:49:39 PM
These were pretty fucking good, from Sainsbury's

(https://i.imgur.com/7uqEao4.jpg)

Nice[1] penguin classics 'style' packaging too.
 1. rip off of
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 01, 2021, 12:15:25 AM
p-p-pick up a pipers
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 01, 2021, 12:43:33 AM
So, Seabrook Worcestershire sauce anyone? They're a proper Lea and Perrins tie-in and everything and are nice, but not quite a zingy as the Walkers or M&S ones.

Yorkshire Crisps used to do a Hendersons Relish tie-in which was really nice. Noticed on Sunday that it's a generic Worcester Sauce flavour now but not tried them yet.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 01, 2021, 07:41:00 AM
Why is it never Harry and the Hendersons, just out of curiosity
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: daimoniac on September 01, 2021, 12:08:07 PM
they'd have to cross the beef flavouring powder with the hendersons relish flavouring powder. thats a level of chemstry as yet unexplored in the savoury snacking world
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 01, 2021, 12:39:04 PM
Why is it never Harry and the Hendersons, just out of curiosity

You try getting the stuff out in California! Harry wrote to his dad asking him to send a few bottles, but old Gouty just passive aggressively sent back a pack of custom Duchy Originals "Megan Marmalade".
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 07, 2021, 05:41:39 PM
Why not puff some maize around a slice of potato?  That's what I would like to know.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: itsfredtitmus on September 08, 2021, 07:44:58 PM
really dislike pringles
Title: Surreal McCoy's?
Post by: Piles the Beaver on September 09, 2021, 10:43:17 PM
Iceland's latest abominations:

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/the_real_mccoys_flame_grilled_steak_700g_87633.jpg) (https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/the_real_mccoys_cheddar_and_onion_700g_87635.jpg)

(Fan 200°C for 17 min-  19 min)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on September 09, 2021, 10:43:44 PM
I heard the Space Raiders ones were good.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 09, 2021, 10:49:03 PM
The two boringest flavours as well.

Summer afternoon taint and Foot n Smeg.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Piles the Beaver on September 09, 2021, 10:52:29 PM
All their ice lollies are now frozen versions of childhood sweeties too. This week I have been enjoying Swizzles Squashies and Parma Violet (surprisingly good) ice-creams...
Title: Re: Surreal McCoy's?
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 09, 2021, 10:54:43 PM
Iceland's latest abominations:

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/the_real_mccoys_flame_grilled_steak_700g_87633.jpg) (https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/the_real_mccoys_cheddar_and_onion_700g_87635.jpg)

(Fan 200°C for 17 min-  19 min)

kind of want
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: canadagoose on September 09, 2021, 11:10:16 PM
Iceland's latest abominations:

(https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/the_real_mccoys_flame_grilled_steak_700g_87633.jpg) (https://assets.iceland.co.uk/i/iceland/the_real_mccoys_cheddar_and_onion_700g_87635.jpg)

(Fan 200°C for 17 min-  19 min)

My first thought was revulsion because I just imagined hot crisps, but they might be OK. Like thinner potato smiles. I like those.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 09, 2021, 11:12:12 PM
It's potato so how bad can it get? Mash, and that's basically passable.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on September 10, 2021, 12:02:19 AM
Fair play to the Iceland food innovation department. I've got a mate who lives entirely on crisps, biscuits and sweets (he's a former heavy stoner, used to get his groceries from Blockbuster video) and this sort of stuff genuinely gets him excited. I think he pretty much only shops in Iceland these days, so from a customer satisfaction point of view they are knocking it out of the park.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 10, 2021, 12:09:15 AM
(he's a former heavy stoner, used to get his groceries from Blockbuster video)

Wait, what? There's no way you can live on Häagen-Dazs, pop-pop microwave popcorn and massive bags of skittles. There must be a 24 garage visit in there somewhere.

I once had someone at a house party recognise me because I used to come in their threshers \o/
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on September 10, 2021, 12:30:43 AM

I once had someone at a house party recognise me because I used to come in their threshers \o/

I bet you did you dirty old bollocks.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on September 10, 2021, 12:32:40 AM
I once had someone at a house party recognise me because I used to come in their threshers \o/

I would have been absolutely mortified.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: sovietrussia on September 10, 2021, 12:49:28 AM
Seabrooks Fish and Chips. Surprisingly passable, given their track record for underflavouring. Bit of a leftfield flavour choice for what is a conservative crisp company.  All this being said, they cannot soar to the heights of the Burton's classic. Although they are really biscuits/crackers and don't belong in this conversation if we are being gentlemen.

Took a punt on Sainsburys own "Maple Bacon" pretzels this evening. Probably a moment of madness. Again, not really crisps and my experience of Snyders regular (heavily) salted is relishing the salty debris/dust at the end of the packet like the equivalent of quacking up cocaine fragments from a seemingly virginal toilet seat. Anyway, will report back with my findings if I don't have a stroke (or a series of small strokes).

(new page salty snack death throes)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sherringford Hovis on September 10, 2021, 11:25:33 PM
There are three proper English flavours of crisp: Salt 'n' Shake, Salt and Vinegar, or Cheese and Onion. All other foreign muck will be banned after Brexit. Anyone that thinks Ready Salted is acceptable is a lazy remoaning lazy benefits lazy scrounger and will also be deported.

These days, Cheese and Onion sounds suspiciously French. Down to two, I reckon, just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on September 10, 2021, 11:33:16 PM
Has anyone ever tried McCoys Cums? They taste a bit like mushrooms.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 10, 2021, 11:48:01 PM
These days, Cheese and Onion sounds suspiciously French. Down to two, I reckon, just to be on the safe side.

Humm... does French Onion Soup flavour exist?

Oh god!
https://www.amazon.com/Pote-Potato-Chips-Onion-Soup/dp/B093G6J5H6
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: itsfredtitmus on September 11, 2021, 12:11:57 AM
Has anyone ever tried McCoys Cums? They taste a bit like mushrooms.
got really confused when i googled that and porn came up theyre not crisps are they
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 11, 2021, 12:21:37 AM
Still got 2/3 a bag of these fuckers on top of the fridge, yes lads

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaVrOPqwRdfUSHCzOcPsR68Z0O6Pbcc-_dZw&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 14, 2021, 11:27:05 PM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

Surprisingly mellow. Not really a good simulation of it's namesake, but the mild lamb flavour combines with a tangy but laid back mint to produce a really nice and relaxing crisp. If you're fed up with overly harsh beef and chicken flavours, you can ease into this at leisure.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 14, 2021, 11:36:39 PM
Still got 2/3 a bag of these fuckers on top of the fridge, yes lads

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaVrOPqwRdfUSHCzOcPsR68Z0O6Pbcc-_dZw&usqp=CAU)

oh good they are fully dressed


always like my snacks to be decent
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 14, 2021, 11:38:45 PM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

Surprisingly mellow. Not really a good simulation of it's namesake, but the mild lamb flavour combines with a tangy but laid back mint to produce a really nice and relaxing crisp. If you're fed up with overly harsh beef and chicken flavours, you can ease into this at leisure.

Does ingesting such quantities of pride have any meaningful side effects?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sherringford Hovis on September 15, 2021, 03:19:35 AM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)


What flavour are the Rangers ones?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on September 15, 2021, 03:25:12 AM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

Surprisingly mellow. Not really a good simulation of it's namesake, but the mild lamb flavour combines with a tangy but laid back mint to produce a really nice and relaxing crisp. If you're fed up with overly harsh beef and chicken flavours, you can ease into this at leisure.
My crisp flavour du jour. Anyone tried the new Walkers yet?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: itsfredtitmus on September 15, 2021, 05:56:16 AM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

Surprisingly mellow. Not really a good simulation of it's namesake, but the mild lamb flavour combines with a tangy but laid back mint to produce a really nice and relaxing crisp. If you're fed up with overly harsh beef and chicken flavours, you can ease into this at leisure.
steven gerrard!!!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on September 15, 2021, 09:12:12 AM
Down to my last bag of Brannigans Roast Beef & Mustard, which despite having a BBE of 29/12/20 were in perfect condition. I'm going to preserve this last bag (and the multipack outer) in the hope that one day a future generation may be able to recreate them, as part of a crisp-based Jurassic Park of long-extinct flavours.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 15, 2021, 11:51:50 AM
Let's organise a mass trespass of the factory and refuse to move until production of Brannigans crisp resumes on an industrial scale.

Then set up worker co-operatives to consolidate our gains and ensure the future health of the product.

Then we put those responsible for the discontinuing into labor camps.

Once in a generation all of us have a moment to decide that No, this time I will not stand on the sidelines.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 15, 2021, 12:05:26 PM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

Surprisingly mellow. Not really a good simulation of it's namesake, but the mild lamb flavour combines with a tangy but laid back mint to produce a really nice and relaxing crisp. If you're fed up with overly harsh beef and chicken flavours, you can ease into this at leisure.

Where can you get these? Never seen them in a supermarket nor the usual Bargainstretcher type places.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on September 15, 2021, 01:40:53 PM
Let's organise a mass trespass of the factory and refuse to move until production of Brannigans crisp resumes on an industrial scale.

How about we get some mustard, some beef, and kidnap that Shane Brannigan guy who stalks peodos?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: the science eel on September 15, 2021, 01:43:55 PM
Where can you get these? Never seen them in a supermarket nor the usual Bargainstretcher type places.

Yes please tell us
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sonny_Jim on September 15, 2021, 01:53:59 PM
Down to my last bag of Brannigans Roast Beef & Mustard,
You've just reminded that those existed and it's made me feel sad that I probably won't ever taste them again.

Have we done international crisp packet colours yet?

Guess what colour the following flavours are in Australia:

Salt and vinegar Purple
Ready Salted Blue
Cheese and onion Yellow
Chicken Green
Prawn Cocktail Pink.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on September 15, 2021, 02:33:04 PM
Where can you get these? Never seen them in a supermarket nor the usual Bargainstretcher type places.

What supermrkets have you tried? In my experience, Morrisons generally have a decent range of Seabrooks.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 15, 2021, 03:32:05 PM
What supermrkets have you tried? In my experience, Morrisons generally have a decent range of Seabrooks.

Ah, nearest Morrisons is 45 mins away on a good day. Will have to have a look next time I'm in the area.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 15, 2021, 03:33:19 PM
That said, the website doesn't have them which doesn't bode well;

https://groceries.morrisons.com/search?entry=seabrook
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 15, 2021, 04:34:30 PM
Where can you get these? Never seen them in a supermarket nor the usual Bargainstretcher type places.

Got mine from an Asda, not even a big one.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jasha on September 15, 2021, 05:03:07 PM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

Lamb crisps just seem wrong
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on September 15, 2021, 06:13:45 PM
Picked up a big bag of these earlier. Not tried them yet but reckon they'll be nice.

(https://www.tyrrellscrisps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Hairy-Bikers-crisps-min.png)

Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on September 15, 2021, 06:27:00 PM
I got mine in Sainsbury’s.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 15, 2021, 06:28:38 PM
Picked up a big bag of these earlier. Not tried them yet but reckon they'll be nice.

(https://www.tyrrellscrisps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Hairy-Bikers-crisps-min.png)

I tired them the other day. Was quite intrigued but didn't really hit the spot for me.

I also got these which were decent:
(https://ssonlineorderingpocsst01.blob.core.windows.net/brandbankimages/5000128776981_512x512)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 15, 2021, 06:32:09 PM
[img EDITH=400]https://ssonlineorderingpocsst01.blob.core.windows.net/brandbankimages/5000128776981_512x512[/img]

Hello I have decided to wantonly preserve the mistake you made before you corrected it.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Das Reboot on September 15, 2021, 06:34:16 PM
Lamb crisps just seem wrong

It's the mint part that I find most disturbing, though that is because I'm 100% correct in the assertion that mint in savoury dishes is an abomination.

Many thanks to whoever recommended Pipers further up the the thread. I had the jalapeno & dill the other week. Superb.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 15, 2021, 06:35:36 PM
Lamb crisps just seem wrong

You'd think so, but Seabrooks know what they're doing.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pigamus on September 15, 2021, 06:39:30 PM
I like mint sauce, but it tastes less like mint and more like vinegar
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 15, 2021, 06:42:14 PM
It's the mint part that I find most disturbing, though that is because I'm 100% correct in the assertion that mint in savoury dishes is an abomination.

Alright then clever clogs is toothpaste a main course or a dessert
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on September 15, 2021, 07:13:36 PM
I tired them the other day. Was quite intrigued but didn't really hit the spot for me.

I also got these which were decent:
(https://ssonlineorderingpocsst01.blob.core.windows.net/brandbankimages/5000128776981_512x512)

I’ll have a look out for those but reckon I’ll need to try a bigger Co-Op than the cupboard sized one next to me!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on September 15, 2021, 07:23:38 PM
Picked up a big bag of these earlier. Not tried them yet but reckon they'll be nice.

(https://www.tyrrellscrisps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Hairy-Bikers-crisps-min.png)



Bottom’s let itself go.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on September 15, 2021, 07:42:04 PM
Looks like two guys checking out the catering at an audition to replace Peter Hook in New Order.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 16, 2021, 07:32:35 AM
Those naan chips are tasty but quite hard work on the teeth after a few.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 20, 2021, 07:41:43 PM
I noticed that Walkers had some new flavours on promotion, in place of the bland Hot Dog and Chicken Tikka ones promoted during the football.

(https://dmrqkbkq8el9i.cloudfront.net/Pictures/1024x536/4/7/7/242477_tasteiconsrange_108791_crop.jpg)

I didn't see the Madras, sadly, will need to keep an eye out, so got the Thai Green Chilli ones and they're almost nice, but a bit unusual, they taste quite creamy, there's a hint of something curry like and a bit of chicken crisp flavouring. Would eat again.

The Chicken Burrito I'm expecting to be very similar to Roast Chicken. And well, fish and chip flavour snacks are nothing new and usually a bit crap.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 20, 2021, 08:35:04 PM
The madras was shit. Just the usual weak bog standard 'tikka masala' flavour.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Fr.Bigley on September 20, 2021, 08:36:20 PM
Aldi do their own carbon copy version of walker's sensations, they're called "perfections".

Chicken and Thyme..absolutely the closest thing to the best crisp ever.

80p a bag, bargain.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 20, 2021, 09:24:43 PM
Heading down potatotown tomorrow to grab me sum them Walkers limmydishuns.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on September 20, 2021, 10:10:19 PM
Steak and Ale Pie Walkers were fit tbf. I'd like to try the Thai Green Curry ones.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 22, 2021, 04:46:43 PM
What is the true arse-blasting, mouth-wrecking salt and vinegar crisp out there? I've always been quite keen on Squares, as they can be deceptively arse-blasting. It's not Coop, they're just relatively strong.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on September 22, 2021, 04:51:58 PM
Discos?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 22, 2021, 05:06:11 PM
Those fish and chips crisps must be the worst.  An unmitigated whirl of “grease” flavouring.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 22, 2021, 05:07:42 PM
What is the true arse-blasting, mouth-wrecking salt and vinegar crisp out there? I've always been quite keen on Squares, as they can be deceptively arse-blasting. It's not Coop, they're just relatively strong.

You’d have to go back to childhood, I think.  There were those chipsticks things that had plenty of salt and vinegar careening through them in the early 90s, but nowadays they’re like toothpaste.  I suspect the same goes for Discos.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 22, 2021, 05:11:39 PM
Found those lamb and mint Seabrooks in my local Sainsburys as they have expanded their crisp selection dramatically after getting rid of their fresh counters.

Yeah, not bad. They taste like a mild mix of roast beef, prawn cocktail and salt and vinegar flavours, but not as hideous as that looks written down. Not sure I'd go out of my way to buy them again over other crisps, but I wouldn't run screaming from a bag if it were offered.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 22, 2021, 07:44:04 PM
Why does lamb and mint have even a hint of prawn cocktail in it?  If that's the case you are in no position at all to be saying "not bad".
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 22, 2021, 07:47:41 PM
You’d have to go back to childhood, I think.  There were those chipsticks things that had plenty of salt and vinegar careening through them in the early 90s, but nowadays they’re like toothpaste.  I suspect the same goes for Discos.

Chipsticks are still salt and vinegary but it's a very "yer dad's flavor" sort of salt and vinegar; the kind that's scented to seem like a magnum round to the mouth but in reality it's just a very middle of the road taste for a clapped out old geezer.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 22, 2021, 07:48:36 PM
I'm not my own dad if that's what you're implying mr crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 22, 2021, 07:49:56 PM
I'm not my own dad if that's what you're implying mr crisps

Robert Crisps, beloved inventor of wacky flavors like porridge and wazzgobbler. Held a "GOLDEN CRISP" competition for five lucky winners to have a tour, and the star prize was a lifetime supply of crisps; specifically Jelly Bean & Monterey Jack Cheese flavor.

Hung himself in the derelict of his factory in 1995.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 22, 2021, 07:50:57 PM
Supermarket own-brand crisps used to be good for really OTT salt and vinegar flavours. Probably not any more, Lidl's are no great shakes.

Found an Ebay seller that sells salt and vinegar seasoning in kilo tubs though so might take matters into my own hands.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on September 22, 2021, 07:52:39 PM
Really enjoying those Hairy Burger Bikers or whatever they are called. Not bad at £1.30 a bag either. Remind me of those Morrisons ridged Steak & (i think) ale one's from their finest range or whatever.

And surely the strongest S&V flavour ones were the Discos with the bomb sachet in them from years back.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: stonkers on September 22, 2021, 08:25:11 PM
What is the true arse-blasting, mouth-wrecking salt and vinegar crisp out there? I've always been quite keen on Squares, as they can be deceptively arse-blasting. It's not Coop, they're just relatively strong.

Discos are the strongest I've encountered. Golden Wonder salt and vinegar are possibly around the level of the Co-op ones.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 22, 2021, 09:04:55 PM
Why does lamb and mint have even a hint of prawn cocktail in it?  If that's the case you are in no position at all to be saying "not bad".

Sweetness/vinegariness.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: confettiinmyhair on September 22, 2021, 09:33:08 PM
I noticed that Walkers had some new flavours on promotion, in place of the bland Hot Dog and Chicken Tikka ones promoted during the football.

(https://dmrqkbkq8el9i.cloudfront.net/Pictures/1024x536/4/7/7/242477_tasteiconsrange_108791_crop.jpg)

I didn't see the Madras, sadly, will need to keep an eye out, so got the Thai Green Chilli ones and they're almost nice, but a bit unusual, they taste quite creamy, there's a hint of something curry like and a bit of chicken crisp flavouring. Would eat again.

The Chicken Burrito I'm expecting to be very similar to Roast Chicken. And well, fish and chip flavour snacks are nothing new and usually a bit crap.

I quite liked the Chip Shop ones, a bit Lemony.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sherman Krank on September 22, 2021, 09:46:17 PM
Seabrook's Lamb & Mint Crinkle Cut
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc12zObynqU/WpXoQo2RgLI/AAAAAAAAO-o/dud4S0zrbSEnKC9eurTrhxJqduWm750jACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_4268.jpg)

What flavour are the Rangers ones?
Duck & Orange


Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on September 22, 2021, 09:51:26 PM
Do the chippy ones taste like Scampi Fries?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 22, 2021, 09:58:49 PM
I quite liked the Chip Shop ones, a bit Lemony.

what
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 22, 2021, 10:00:45 PM
Do the chippy ones taste like Scampi Fries?

no he said mostly the jif cleaner from when the aluminium surfaces haven't been properly rinsed yet
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 22, 2021, 10:43:45 PM
Live testing of Seabrook's Cream Cheese & Chive Crinkle Cut

(https://www.yankeebundles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/seabrook-cream-cheese.jpg)

Pretty much like all cream cheese & chive crisps, lacking something. Cheese & onion will always be the winner in that fight.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: gib on September 22, 2021, 11:55:42 PM
no he said mostly the jif cleaner from when the aluminium surfaces haven't been properly rinsed yet

That doesn't sound like something your dad would say.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: icehaven on September 23, 2021, 08:57:06 AM
Not to Mandela everyone but it's Seabrook, not Seabrooks/Seabrook's.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 23, 2021, 10:36:37 AM
Seasbrook
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 23, 2021, 10:37:22 AM
Seabrookii
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: amateur on September 23, 2021, 12:02:44 PM
Discos are the strongest I've encountered. Golden Wonder salt and vinegar are possibly around the level of the Co-op ones.

Yeah, Discos remain the fuckest uppest for your basic boys. Co-Op's posh salt and vinegar are also a very good choice but you're paying to have your face go in on itself.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 23, 2021, 12:18:03 PM
Who even needs a face in 2021
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: confettiinmyhair on September 23, 2021, 05:46:37 PM
Do the chippy ones taste like Scampi Fries?

Yeah, but with gherkins. Which makes no sense being a fish and chip flavour. Given the standard of the Walkers Restaurant Chain ones last year, it's an improvement. I also quite like the new Mini Cheddars flavours, but are Mini Cheddars crisps?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 23, 2021, 05:59:15 PM
Obviously not.  Don’t ask again
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 25, 2021, 09:46:30 AM
Tayto Hunky Dory Buffalo crisps: acceptable fruity sauce backing up standard steak flavour. Crinkle cut acceptably crunchy. Overall: acceptable

6.5/10.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on September 25, 2021, 10:03:59 AM
Tayto Hunky Dory Buffalo crisps: acceptable fruity sauce backing up standard steak flavour. Crinkle cut acceptably crunchy. Overall: acceptable

6.5/10.

If you want some crisps that'll blow your head off while you're in Ireland, get some of the Manhattan cheese and onion ones. They come in a black packet that looks like something from a sex shop and you normally only get them in pubs.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 25, 2021, 10:07:37 AM
Thanks for the rec, shall keep a lookout.

These Tayto ones remind me of Highlander crisps, that used to be close to being my faves. They had an interesting flavour range:

Quote
Aberdeen Angus & Horseradish
Bacon & Brown Sauce
Barbecue
Black Pepper
Caledonian Tomato
Chilli & Raspberry
Haggis & Cracked Pepper
Roast Beef
Salt & Ground Pepper
Scottish Crowdie Cheese & Red Pepper
Tomato
Vinegar

Not too shabby for the 90s.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 30, 2021, 12:45:52 PM
(https://www.przysnacki.pl/files/product/Przysnacki_Prażynki_bekon_PACKSHOT_350.png)

anyone mentioned/tried these yet? like a Polish version of bacon fries - I'm a fan and they only cost 50p for a big bag at my local Saino's!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 30, 2021, 12:56:38 PM
Me and my other half devoured a whole bag of those Bekon Bastards in the car after a Sainsbury's shop and have vowed to never buy them again, lest we die of heart disease.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on September 30, 2021, 01:14:23 PM
Czech pepper and rosemary crisps? Yes please.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 30, 2021, 01:18:44 PM
Me and my other half devoured a whole bag of those Bekon Bastards in the car after a Sainsbury's shop and have vowed to never buy them again, lest we die of heart disease.

That is the whole though isn't it, I thought this was a crisp death cult?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cuntbeaks on September 30, 2021, 02:06:30 PM
(https://www.przysnacki.pl/files/product/Przysnacki_Prażynki_bekon_PACKSHOT_350.png)

anyone mentioned/tried these yet? like a Polish version of bacon fries - I'm a fan and they only cost 50p for a big bag at my local Saino's!
Yes indeed, been quietly munching these for a while. One of the most dangerous crisps I've tried, very moreish. The flavour isn't overwhelming or too salty and the texture is yielding but not too airy, just perfect in fact, too perfect.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 30, 2021, 02:12:12 PM
Why do foreigners write all fake words on their crisp packets
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 30, 2021, 02:27:28 PM
not sure but all those red boxes in the bottom right-hand corner don't look too good do they : /
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on September 30, 2021, 02:33:59 PM
not sure but all those red boxes in the bottom right-hand corner don't look too good do they : /

In fairness, if they had any yellow or green boxes, it'd ruin the design of the packet. Best just ramp up the fat, salt and carbs for the sake of aesthetics.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cuntbeaks on September 30, 2021, 03:54:24 PM
not sure but all those red boxes in the bottom right-hand corner don't look too good do they : /

Red = Good
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 30, 2021, 04:57:30 PM
Red = Good

Yes and Polish cholesterol is much lighter and better for you than UK cholesterol.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: paruses on September 30, 2021, 06:11:48 PM
Picked up a big bag of these earlier. Not tried them yet but reckon they'll be nice.

(https://www.tyrrellscrisps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Hairy-Bikers-crisps-min.png)

They aren't.

Will have to read back 3 pages now to discover everyone has said the same. They're not horrible but I think the endorsement / branding annoys me to the point where it affected the taste. Shouldn't have "celebrity" crisps.

Bought some Aldi prawn cocktail the other day. An excellent (and slightly stronger tasting) facsimile of Walkers. Obvs no good if you hate prawn cocktail but I don't.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 30, 2021, 06:14:20 PM
Thing is, when you look at the pack you want to eat the burger. Eat the burger then smack those two kents. By the time that's done some potato slices are a side issue.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Magnum Valentino on September 30, 2021, 06:31:28 PM
Any Northern Irelanders remember Tayto only being available two at a time for a while in the late 90s, with the bags attached with one above the other? Seemed to go on for ages. Whatwerralladdabout
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on September 30, 2021, 07:10:08 PM
They aren't.

Will have to read back 3 pages now to discover everyone has said the same. They're not horrible but I think the endorsement / branding annoys me to the point where it affected the taste. Shouldn't have "celebrity" crisps.

Bought some Aldi prawn cocktail the other day. An excellent (and slightly stronger tasting) facsimile of Walkers. Obvs no good if you hate prawn cocktail but I don't.
no salt n lineker?????
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: ImmaculateClump on September 30, 2021, 07:45:11 PM
Any Northern Irelanders remember Tayto only being available two at a time for a while in the late 90s, with the bags attached with one above the other? Seemed to go on for ages. Whatwerralladdabout

Was that the great tayto famine I've heard so much about?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on September 30, 2021, 09:36:10 PM
They aren't.

Will have to read back 3 pages now to discover everyone has said the same. They're not horrible but I think the endorsement / branding annoys me to the point where it affected the taste. Shouldn't have "celebrity" crisps.


I've been eating bags of the bastards since i bought them. Supply was low in the shop yesterday. I think half the sales were me.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on September 30, 2021, 09:46:05 PM
My wife knows their a former member of their production staff. Whose name isn’t on their current series, so I feel safe in saying they’re apparently quite horrible, really rude and demanding.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: ImmaculateClump on September 30, 2021, 09:50:05 PM
Any Northern Irelanders remember Tayto only being available two at a time for a while in the late 90s, with the bags attached with one above the other?

Sorry. I read that as like they only allowed you to buy two bags per person.
They were making you buy extra, which would be the opposite of a famine.
I appreciate you all putting up with my idiocy.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on September 30, 2021, 10:30:23 PM
My wife knows their a former member of their production staff. Whose name isn’t on their current series, so I feel safe in saying they’re apparently quite horrible, really rude and demanding.

I have a feeling you are talking about biscuits rather than crisps
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on September 30, 2021, 10:31:59 PM
The Hairy Biscuits.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Magnum Valentino on September 30, 2021, 11:04:38 PM
Sorry. I read that as like they only allowed you to buy two bags per person.
They were making you buy extra, which would be the opposite of a famine.
I appreciate you all putting up with my idiocy.

No! One pack was free. Two for the normal price of one bag.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: seepage on October 01, 2021, 06:47:13 AM
In the Co-op yesterday:
One small bag of Walkers Cheese & Onion = 90p
Six-pack of Walkers Cheese & Onion = £1.25

I assume they think single bags will normally only be purchased as part of a "meal deal".
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 01, 2021, 07:04:44 AM
I still carry around the price expectations of my ten year old self when it comes to crisps, chocolates and sweets.  90p for a packet of crisps or a Drifter bar?  Absolutely not, thank you.  I will pay between 15p and 25p and you’ll be happy with it.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 01, 2021, 07:07:03 AM
Abhorrent stuff, but try getting a bag of crisps anywhere outside Lidl in Ireland for less than €1.19, even a small bag. The crisp industry is mad on power over here, seen some big bags go for €3.80. Needs bringing to its knees, then kneecapping. A crisp cap, like rent controls would be appropriate.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on October 01, 2021, 07:29:28 AM
Interestingly enough, I used to go to school with a Chris P'Cap.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buttgammon on October 01, 2021, 08:45:43 AM
Abhorrent stuff, but try getting a bag of crisps anywhere outside Lidl in Ireland for less than €1.19, even a small bag. The crisp industry is mad on power over here, seen some big bags go for €3.80. Needs bringing to its knees, then kneecapping. A crisp cap, like rent controls would be appropriate.

Some people sum up the absurd neoliberal mess that is Ireland in terms of the rent crisis, but the biggest issue for me is the crisp crisis. It's capitalism gone mad, and the rest of us suffer while Mr Tayto and the Hunky Dory twat roll around laughing at us in a cocaine-induced daze.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 01, 2021, 10:29:52 AM
Abhorrent stuff, but try getting a bag of crisps anywhere outside Lidl in Ireland for less than €1.19, even a small bag. The crisp industry is mad on power over here, seen some big bags go for €3.80. Needs bringing to its knees, then kneecapping. A crisp cap, like rent controls would be appropriate.

You’re just using kilometres instead of miles because it generates bigger numbers and makes you look wealthy as all fuck
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: amateur on October 01, 2021, 10:37:44 AM
Crisps are nice imo.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on October 03, 2021, 02:33:38 PM
(https://i2-prod.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article19621996.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200b/702409_McCoys-Fire-Pit-Flame-Smoked-Chorizo-Crisps-45g-_709202_WK330-2.jpg)

Utterly disappointing on every level. I’ve had ready salted crisps with more flavour. Even as rebranded paprika flavour they fall so short of the mark they needn’t have bothered.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: touchingcloth on October 03, 2021, 03:38:44 PM
Does anywhere do crisps which are fried exclusively in either olive oil or animal fat? I found some olive oil Lay’s recently and was VERY excited, but on closer inspection they were 50/50 olive and sunflower.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on October 03, 2021, 03:45:03 PM
Doesn't pure olive oil burn at too low a temperature to properly deep fry in it?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Gurke and Hare on October 03, 2021, 03:46:04 PM
Beef dripping crisps should be a thing though.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on October 03, 2021, 04:26:34 PM
Does anywhere do crisps which are fried exclusively in either olive oil or animal fat? I found some olive oil Lay’s recently and was VERY excited, but on closer inspection they were 50/50 olive and sunflower.

Islington Waitrose used to sell crisps in a big pink packet cooked in olive oil and dusted with sea salt. They cost 4 quid a bag and tasted like total shit.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 03, 2021, 08:22:01 PM
Beef dripping crisps should be a thing though.

You can melt down pork scratchings and simmer your salt n shake inside
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Steven88 on October 04, 2021, 11:40:05 PM
(https://i2-prod.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article19621996.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200b/702409_McCoys-Fire-Pit-Flame-Smoked-Chorizo-Crisps-45g-_709202_WK330-2.jpg)
They taste like smokie bacon. The Thai sweet chicken is the best of the meaty McCoy's.
Utterly disappointing on every level. I’ve had ready salted crisps with more flavour. Even as rebranded paprika flavour they fall so short of the mark they needn’t have bothered.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on October 05, 2021, 09:51:33 AM
I still carry around the price expectations of my ten year old self when it comes to crisps, chocolates and sweets.  90p for a packet of crisps or a Drifter bar?  Absolutely not, thank you.  I will pay between 15p and 25p and you’ll be happy with it.

When I were a lad I remember Sainsbury's own brand crisps were 4p a pack circa mid 70's.

(https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.687942630.2958/ssrco,classic_tee,womens,f89f2b:1617e563f0,front_alt,square_product,600x600.u1.jpg)

Looks like Johnny Trunk missed a trick with this one from copyright Bermuda Triangle, Redbubble.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: The Mollusk on October 06, 2021, 02:04:50 PM
Not a crisp bit fuck starting a new thread.

(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/297/297653011_1_640x640.jpg?identifier=e5ef59b95d45011feb4729383115eb3b)

These are fucking excellent. Massive whack of peppery spice, absolutely delicious. Just inhaled what looks like it should be a sharing/snack bowl bag in about 10 mins.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 02:09:02 PM
Not even nearly a crisp. Clearly inhaling that bag has you all hepped up off goofballs as your post is wilfully non-compliant. Get him out.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Kankurette on October 06, 2021, 02:09:12 PM
Oriental Beef and Chargrilled Chicken are best McCoy's but you can never get them anywhere. I do love the Thai Chicken ones though.

Of all the new limited edition Walker's flavours I've tried so far, it's Lamb Madras > Fish & Chips > Thai Green Curry. It's odd because I love Thai food but it has a weird aftertaste. Not had the Chicken Burrito one yet.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 06, 2021, 02:17:54 PM
Not a crisp bit fuck starting a new thread.

(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/297/297653011_1_640x640.jpg?identifier=e5ef59b95d45011feb4729383115eb3b)

These are fucking excellent. Massive whack of peppery spice, absolutely delicious. Just inhaled what looks like it should be a sharing/snack bowl bag in about 10 mins.

Are they even slightly more expensive than a bag of unpeppered cashews?


I’m beginning to experience the private indignation of all those people who first encountered ready salted crisps and couldn’t believe that the concept could warrant any kind of price increase. 

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CARRYING A PEPPERMILL AROUND WITH YOU ALL DAY
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: The Mollusk on October 06, 2021, 02:20:10 PM
Not even nearly a crisp. Clearly inhaling that bag has you all hepped up off goofballs as your post is wilfully non-compliant. Get him out.

I didn’t claim it was even nearly a crisp. In fact I stated the exact opposite beforehand. You’re very nearly a dead man though, once I find you.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 02:28:13 PM
I didn’t claim it was even nearly a crisp. In fact I stated the exact opposite beforehand. You’re very nearly a dead man though, once I find you.

I'll be here, consuming... Crisps.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jittlebags on October 06, 2021, 02:29:49 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/YdcFKmL/slabs.jpg)

Had these on Friday. Expensive, but not at all bad.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 02:32:32 PM
Ah, spied those in so called Home Bargains, but I couldn't justify the price. Also, Steak flavour again. Ehh, so done with that flavour.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on October 06, 2021, 02:36:48 PM
Not a crisp bit fuck starting a new thread.

(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/297/297653011_1_640x640.jpg?identifier=e5ef59b95d45011feb4729383115eb3b)

Cashew bastards!!

https://www.slowfood.com/cashew-nuts-a-toxic-industry/
Quote
In Vietnam, reports going back as far as 2011 from Human Rights Watch and reported by Time suggest that drug addicts in forced-labor ‘rehabilitation’ camps are engaged in the production and processing, and “those who refuse to work are beaten with truncheons, given electric shocks, locked in isolation, deprived of food and water, and obliged to work even longer hours”. Why might they refuse to work? Because the anacardic acid present in the fruit that cashew nuts grow from is caustic, and burns the skin. All this for “a few dollars a month”—all to ensure the lowest export prices possible to supermarkets in the West.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jittlebags on October 06, 2021, 02:38:19 PM
Ah, spied those in so called Home Bargains, but I couldn't justify the price. Also, Steak flavour again. Ehh, so done with that flavour.

They did have egg and chips flavour as well, but that sounded wrong.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 02:42:32 PM
Cashew bastards!!

https://www.slowfood.com/cashew-nuts-a-toxic-industry/

Argh jesus. Don't eat them very often but think I might eat them a little less than that.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 06, 2021, 02:46:18 PM
I’m going to eat them even harder, if anything
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Fr.Bigley on October 06, 2021, 02:58:54 PM

(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/297/297653011_1_640x640.jpg?identifier=e5ef59b95d45011feb4729383115eb3b)


In the North of England, chickers means a big bag of ecstacy.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Jasha on October 06, 2021, 03:05:20 PM
They did have egg and chips flavour as well, but that sounded wrong.

IKEA had picked mushroom crisps lining the winding back and forth queue at the weekend
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 06, 2021, 03:39:30 PM
They did have egg and chips flavour as well, but that sounded wrong.

I mean if the crisps you’re selling intentionally reek of open sewers at least have the gumption to label them as such with gusto
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 04:47:17 PM
The problem with gusto is it isn't scaleable.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on October 06, 2021, 04:55:15 PM
I noticed that Walkers had some new flavours on promotion, in place of the bland Hot Dog and Chicken Tikka ones promoted during the football.

(https://dmrqkbkq8el9i.cloudfront.net/Pictures/1024x536/4/7/7/242477_tasteiconsrange_108791_crop.jpg)

I didn't see the Madras, sadly, will need to keep an eye out, so got the Thai Green Chilli ones and they're almost nice, but a bit unusual, they taste quite creamy, there's a hint of something curry like and a bit of chicken crisp flavouring. Would eat again.

Just tried the Thai Green Curry flavour. It's alright, I suppose.

Smells about right, but the flavour isn't as comprehensive as you'd want, misses out on some of the tangier flavours you'd get in green curry. Don't hate it, but won't miss it when it goes.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 05:22:29 PM
What I don't get is why the limited edition Walkers are so weak lemon drink and milquetoast almost every time. Surely the whole point is you ramp up the flavour when doing samples then dilute it to weak unsatisfying piss gradually. Surely they could learn from Drugs?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 06, 2021, 05:31:36 PM
I just think they want people who haven’t bought crisps for ages to buy at least 4 more packets of crisps before they die
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 06, 2021, 05:32:53 PM
The problem with gusto is it isn't scaleable.

you can scalp somebody with gusto, though.  makes you think
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 05:35:40 PM
you can scalp somebody with gusto, though.  makes you think

This was ineffective after my last scalping.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Malcy on October 06, 2021, 06:25:06 PM
I scoffed all the available packetsThe Co-Op has sold out of the Hairy Bikers crisps. I was quite glad then noticed they had started doing the Fish & Chips Walkers so been pummelling them instead because I could only get them miles away the last time. Tartare Sauce & Lemon would be a better name but they're really nice.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: mothman on October 06, 2021, 06:31:39 PM
What I don't get is why the limited edition Walkers are so weak lemon drink and milquetoast almost every time. Surely the whole point is you ramp up the flavour when doing samples then dilute it to weak unsatisfying piss gradually. Surely they could learn from Drugs?


See also literally every “special edition” burger that McDonalds do occasionally. The “ tastes of America” ones they do (not sure if that’s what they’re called). Tried one or two on occasion but firmly resolved never to again no matter how tempting they sound, because they’re always shite. And basically the same, just some slight variation in type of bun or sauce or cheese. Often they profess to be customer creations - if so then they obviously favour customers with a staggering lack of imagination.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 06:35:08 PM
Walkers probably even have a wider audience than the feckless petty bourgeoisie morons, capitalism cosplay newly hatched urbans and desperate culturally hemmed in working class audience McDonald's attracts. They already have a good presence on the shelves so even less to lose by going bezerker on these limmo dishuns.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: amateur on October 07, 2021, 05:57:09 AM

See also literally every “special edition” burger that McDonalds do occasionally. The “ tastes of America” ones they do (not sure if that’s what they’re called). Tried one or two on occasion but firmly resolved never to again no matter how tempting they sound, because they’re always shite. And basically the same, just some slight variation in type of bun or sauce or cheese. Often they profess to be customer creations - if so then they obviously favour customers with a staggering lack of imagination.

A never-ending parade of burgers with bacon and cheese. Once you've seen it it's impossible to miss.

Even more baffling because bacon has no place in a burger and never will.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on October 07, 2021, 06:00:07 AM
I'm intrigued by these 'American style' hamburgers.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 07, 2021, 07:12:55 AM
hamburgers have no place in america, the land of eating old bits of copper off the statue of liberty
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on October 07, 2021, 08:11:35 AM
Opened a bag of Tayto (NI) Craft Dry Aged Irish Beef & Peppercorn flavour last night (150g, 99p at Home & Bargain a few weeks ago):
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHhRl5WWAAAUt4R.jpg)
Very nice, satisfying beefy flavour with just the right amount of pepper to not be overpowering. Nice crunch to them too, and they are all satisfyingly irregular (they have almost all folded over during the frying process, which I presume is due to a combination of oil temperature and moisture in the potato). It was all I could do to stop myself from eating the whole bag.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: amateur on October 07, 2021, 10:10:13 AM
I'm going to level with you buzby, I would eat the fuck out of those.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 07, 2021, 11:38:39 AM
Thanks for explaining you OPENED the packet up before you ate them


Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on October 07, 2021, 11:47:23 AM
Thanks for explaining you OPENED the packet up before you ate them
Given my overbite I'd never be able to get through the packet. Also, I did not eat the whole packet, they will be consumed over the next week or so.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: icehaven on October 07, 2021, 12:10:07 PM
A week? Won't they go soft? I had a packet of Sainsbury's fancy salt and vinegar last week and ate about 2/3rds one day, and by the next day they'd started losing their crisp so I had to finish them off.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 07, 2021, 12:11:37 PM
Given my overbite I'd never be able to get through the packet. Also, I did not eat the whole packet, they will be consumed over the next week or so.

do you love eating stale things



I bet you’re the one who rolled out all the information in court on the day Jaffa cakes were officially defined as cakes.  And you relished ingesting each and every stale piece of confectionary they parked before you.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: TrenterPercenter on October 07, 2021, 12:13:39 PM
do you love eating stale things

Mentioned before but certain crisps are better stale.  Onions Rings being the obvious on.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on October 07, 2021, 01:49:25 PM
A week? Won't they go soft? I had a packet of Sainsbury's fancy salt and vinegar last week and ate about 2/3rds one day, and by the next day they'd started losing their crisp so I had to finish them off.
Properly resealed (squeeze the air out, fold over the open end a few times down to the remaining contents, clamp with a bulldog clip) they will stay crunchy for well over a week.

do you love eating stale things
See my earlier post about my last multipack of Brannigans. BBE of 29/12/20 but were still in perfect condition when eaten last month.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: icehaven on October 07, 2021, 01:57:25 PM
My Sainsbury's ones were well rolled up but still going off the boil less than 24 hours after I opened them. Maybe it's a Sainsbury's thing, their fruit and veg doesn't last 5 minutes either.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: amateur on October 07, 2021, 02:24:16 PM
Please keep talk of anything nutritious out of this thread.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Glebe on October 07, 2021, 09:02:45 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/J37ZIu7.jpg)

Snapped in Dealz yesterday. Beat that!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 07, 2021, 09:20:17 PM
Beat what?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 07, 2021, 09:41:04 PM
the price
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 07, 2021, 09:48:53 PM
the price

Ok then. Zero.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Glebe on October 07, 2021, 10:00:10 PM
Beat what?

Never mind the price, I was just impressed by all those family packs of Space Raiders! There's enough there to see you through Halloween... few cans of Stella, Halloween franchise marathon, sorted!
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: icehaven on October 07, 2021, 10:26:35 PM
Please keep talk of anything nutritious out of this thread.

It's OK, I only get salt and vinegar or ready salted fruit and veg
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: eagle_bearer on October 07, 2021, 11:53:58 PM
I'm going to be pelted with rotten eggs and tomatoes for this, but Greggs mature cheddar and onion hand cooked crisps are tasty. Yes, that's right, Greggs own brand crisps are tasty. Good thickness, satisfying crunch, very cheesy. Head to your local Greggs tomorrow and pick up a packet.

(https://articles.greggs.co.uk/images/2000205-secondary.png)
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Fr.Bigley on October 07, 2021, 11:58:10 PM
Never mind the price, I was just impressed by all those family packs of Space Raiders! There's enough there to see you through Halloween... few cans of Stella, Halloween franchise marathon, sorted!

Easy, four or five bags of premium pickled on, then the beefy buggers to tide you over well past bonfire night. That's a projection I could invest in mein liebe.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Neomod on October 08, 2021, 12:01:46 AM
(https://articles.greggs.co.uk/images/2000205-secondary.png)

Some real Kwik Save quality packaging there.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: eagle_bearer on October 08, 2021, 12:07:00 AM
Some real Kwik Save quality packaging there.

Don't judge a book by its cover, Neomod! Grab a pack and dive in. You won't be worried about the packaging when you're happily munching away.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: buzby on October 08, 2021, 12:14:46 AM
I'm going to be pelted with rotten eggs and tomatoes for this, but Greggs mature cheddar and onion hand cooked crisps are tasty. Yes, that's right, Greggs own brand crisps are tasty. Good thickness, satisfying crunch, very cheesy. Head to your local Greggs tomorrow and pick up a packet.

(https://articles.greggs.co.uk/images/2000205-secondary.png)
I suspect it's Tayto NI who supply their own brand crisp range from the ex-Golden Wonder factory in Corby, though the packet design is aping Burts.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Sherringford Hovis on October 08, 2021, 03:08:13 AM
Shouldn't have "celebrity" crisps.

Tyrell's Lobster flavour with a pic of Jayne Mansfield on the packet. The one where she's getting the side-eye from Sophia Loren.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: NattyDread 2 on October 08, 2021, 11:56:54 AM
(https://www.poundshop.com/media/catalog/product/g/o/goldencross_spicyrings.jpg)

These bastards will see you alright. Clog your molars up a bit but damn tasty.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: jobotic on October 08, 2021, 12:08:04 PM
I scoffed all the available packetsThe Co-Op has sold out of the Hairy Bikers crisps. I was quite glad then noticed they had started doing the Fish & Chips Walkers so been pummelling them instead because I could only get them miles away the last time. Tartare Sauce & Lemon would be a better name but they're really nice.
I can't decide if I like them. Realised the taste is the same as Scampi Fries which I loved for a bit before deciding they were minging.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on October 08, 2021, 12:12:21 PM
(https://www.poundshop.com/media/catalog/product/g/o/goldencross_spicyrings.jpg)

These bastards will see you alright. Clog your molars up a bit but damn tasty.

Is Golden Cross some kind of Christian brand? I don't want my snacks proselytising!
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on October 08, 2021, 12:14:29 PM
Spicy rings doesn't sound right.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 08, 2021, 12:15:31 PM
I always found it bewildering that these are massively popular in America, like you can get them at any convenience store/bodega/supermarket. They're pretty good too.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91MC+HrknZL._AC_SX522_.jpg)

A snack based on an old timey comic strip about a wife-beating alcoholic from Hartlepool. Although clearly the manufacturers didn't know the correct colour of his cap (or chose to change it).
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Post by: Blumf on October 08, 2021, 12:29:56 PM
How did Andy Capp get famous in the US?
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 08, 2021, 12:33:48 PM
I recall he was mentioned once in an old episode of The Simpsons when Homer is reading the newspaper so I'm guessing the strips have been printed in the funny pages over there since probably as long as they have here. I guess it would mostly translate fine. But I think most people, at least younger generations, probably don't really know the character outside of the snacks.

Edit:
Andy Capp books first appeared in the US in 1962 produced by Fawcett.

http://www.tonystrading.co.uk/galleries/comicstrips/andycapp-us.htm

Quote
And his popularity eventually spread to American shores. In 1963, Andy Capp was running in the now defunct Majorca Daily News, where a vacationing American newspaperman saw it and liked it. The newspaperman was Bob Hall, head of Publishers Syndicate. He went to London on his way home and got syndication rights for the American market. Starting September 16, 1963, Andy Capp was distributed in the U.S. by Hall’s syndicate.

Andy Capp was modified for American consumption: it became a four-panel comic strip instead of a single-panel cartoon. In England, however, the four equal-sized panels were stacked, two panels on each of two tiers, so the strip occupied the same square space as a single-panel cartoon.

By the 1990s, it was in nearly a thousand U.S. papers a day.

https://www.tcj.com/andy-capp-is-sixty-this-year/
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Post by: Blumf on October 08, 2021, 12:48:49 PM
Huh, weird that it made such a big impact over there. Must have been part of 'The British Invasion' of the 60s.
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Post by: Inspector Norse on October 08, 2021, 12:51:16 PM
a wife-beating alcoholic from Hartlepool

tautology
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Post by: amateur on October 08, 2021, 01:04:53 PM
It's OK, I only get salt and vinegar or ready salted fruit and veg

Genuinely salivating at this concept

Spicy rings doesn't sound right.

Doesn't feel right either
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Post by: Sherman Krank on October 08, 2021, 01:35:08 PM
Is Golden Cross some kind of Christian brand? I don't want my snacks proselytising!
Nah, made by Sikhs in a big shed in Livingston.
They also do Bacon Tasties, a Frazzles knock off that tastes like they put a whole powdered pig in every bag.
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Post by: Replies From View on October 08, 2021, 02:05:55 PM
(https://www.poundshop.com/media/catalog/product/g/o/goldencross_spicyrings.jpg)

These bastards will see you alright. Clog your molars up a bit but damn tasty.

I still fume at the casual use of “spicy” as a noun.  “Spice flavour,” certainly, although I might reject you for being too vague.  But “spicy flavour”, no thank you.  Back to schooling.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 08, 2021, 02:24:37 PM
Corn Snacking, however, would be fine
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on October 08, 2021, 02:34:11 PM
These are also ace. Really strong flavour, mouth burning if you go too fast.

(https://i.imgur.com/K4xv9LZ.jpg)
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 08, 2021, 04:47:18 PM
Burning you say? Sold.
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Post by: icehaven on October 08, 2021, 04:59:37 PM
I'm going to be pelted with rotten eggs and tomatoes for this, but Greggs mature cheddar and onion hand cooked crisps are tasty. Yes, that's right, Greggs own brand crisps are tasty. Good thickness, satisfying crunch, very cheesy. Head to your local Greggs tomorrow and pick up a packet.

(https://articles.greggs.co.uk/images/2000205-secondary.png)

No I agree Greggs crisps are great, the salt and vinegar ones are approaching the Co-op's for strength and you get lots of the nice crunchy see-through ones.
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Post by: eagle_bearer on October 08, 2021, 05:11:16 PM
No I agree Greggs crisps are great, the salt and vinegar ones are approaching the Co-op's for strength and you get lots of the nice crunchy see-through ones.

Thanks for helping to spread the word about Greggs tasty crisps. I haven't tried the salt and vinegar ones yet, so I'll check these out next time I visit my local Greggs. 
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Post by: Jasha on October 08, 2021, 05:14:54 PM
Greggs must do a sausage roll flavour shurely?
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Post by: Tony Tony Tony on October 08, 2021, 05:34:27 PM
(https://www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/pringles-sloppy-joe-chips-can.jpg?quality=82&strip=all)

Can anyone with knowledge of the colonies tell me WTF a sloppy joe is?

Let alone why you might like you Pringles tasting of the stuff.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 08, 2021, 06:09:37 PM
Isn't the flavouring literally the only thing that could possibly redeem a pringle?
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Post by: stonkers on October 08, 2021, 07:00:56 PM
Can anyone with knowledge of the colonies tell me WTF a sloppy joe is?

It's basically mince in a burger bun innit? It doesn't really scream great crisp flavour.
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Post by: mothman on October 08, 2021, 08:08:22 PM
Spicy rings doesn't sound right.
It’s like something an anal-sex-obsessed zombie would say.

wife-beating alcoholic from Hartlepool
Jimmy Osmond considers rewrite.
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Post by: jobotic on October 08, 2021, 08:18:43 PM
Got some salted Lays to (ahem) lay into with my Zywiec tonight.

My partner will be eating these.

(https://www.where2save.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Crunchips-Wow-Jalapeno-Cream-Cheese-Flavoured-Crisps-110g.jpg)



I can't think of anything more revolting.
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Post by: mothman on October 08, 2021, 08:28:09 PM
… do you think they’re aiming for some sort of Apocalypse Now pun there?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 08, 2021, 09:02:26 PM
Would give those a try. Some jalapeño flavour crisps are shite, some great
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on October 08, 2021, 09:04:29 PM
"Crunchips wow! I'm a big boy now"
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on October 08, 2021, 11:37:23 PM
Burning you say? Sold.

Eye watering. Takes monster munch out behind the bins and kicks absolute fuck out it. Good quality maize too, not gritty at all.
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Post by: seepage on October 09, 2021, 06:35:06 AM
Would give those a try. Some jalapeño flavour crisps are shite, some great

Jalapeño & cream cheese = possibly OK
Jalapeño & lime = definitely not OK
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Post by: Neomod on October 09, 2021, 10:56:09 AM
Don't judge a book by its cover, Neomod! Grab a pack and dive in. You won't be worried about the packaging when you're happily munching away.

Well hearing Golden Wonder and Tayto mentioned in Buzby's subsequent post colours me intrigued.
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Post by: mothman on October 12, 2021, 06:07:40 PM
I'm going to be pelted with rotten eggs and tomatoes for this, but Greggs mature cheddar and onion hand cooked crisps are tasty. Yes, that's right, Greggs own brand crisps are tasty. Good thickness, satisfying crunch, very cheesy. Head to your local Greggs tomorrow and pick up a packet.

(https://articles.greggs.co.uk/images/2000205-secondary.png)

I have been on a voyage of crispovery! First I tried these. Not bad. Way better than they had any business being, especially with the design aesthetic that would have Happy Shopper going “Mate.”

And then it was on to these, specifically the Thai Green. Very nice! I make my own green curry pastes, and this reminds me of that.

I noticed that Walkers had some new flavours on promotion, in place of the bland Hot Dog and Chicken Tikka ones promoted during the football.

(https://dmrqkbkq8el9i.cloudfront.net/Pictures/1024x536/4/7/7/242477_tasteiconsrange_108791_crop.jpg)

I didn't see the Madras, sadly, will need to keep an eye out, so got the Thai Green Chilli ones and they're almost nice, but a bit unusual, they taste quite creamy, there's a hint of something curry like and a bit of chicken crisp flavouring. Would eat again.

The Chicken Burrito I'm expecting to be very similar to Roast Chicken. And well, fish and chip flavour snacks are nothing new and usually a bit crap.
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Post by: Replies From View on October 12, 2021, 06:14:30 PM
No offence but your own green curry pastes must taste pretty fucking disgusting
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on October 12, 2021, 06:16:36 PM
Can someone give me the scratch on Tayto and which ones I should be buying?
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Post by: Malcy on October 12, 2021, 07:35:01 PM
The Fish & Chips flavour have been wiped out in the Co-Op i got the last pack and grabbed one of the FULL shelf of Madras. Really like them. I'll have to hunt down the others. Chicken crisps way down the bottom for me in terms of crisp flavours but want to try the Thai ones as well.

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Post by: Twit 2 on October 12, 2021, 08:08:42 PM
I make my own green curry pastes, and this reminds me of that.

I bet you use ginger like a chump.
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: pancreas on October 12, 2021, 08:20:09 PM
Are you going to let this SHITSACK talk to you like this?
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Twit 2 on October 12, 2021, 08:23:24 PM
No offence but your own green curry pastes must taste pretty fucking disgusting

His was worse.
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Post by: bgmnts on October 12, 2021, 08:25:49 PM
I'm a shit cook but if I ever made anything and thought it tasted like A Walkers crisp flavour, I'd slit my throat.
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Post by: mothman on October 12, 2021, 09:10:29 PM
I said it reminded me, in some way I’m unsure of, not “tasted like”. Jeez, at least Replies didn’t mean any offence, dunno what Twit’s problem is. And, my curries are fucking amazing.
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Post by: Magnum Valentino on October 12, 2021, 09:40:30 PM
Can someone give me the scratch on Tayto and which ones I should be buying?

You mean NI or ROI, or which flavour generally?

NI for region, Salt and Vinegar for flavour. No better Salt and Vinegar on the market except those Co-Op ones but those are too painful to regularly consume. Smoky Bacon Tayto are also market-leading.
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on October 12, 2021, 10:25:00 PM
You mean NI or ROI, or which flavour generally?

NI for region, Salt and Vinegar for flavour. No better Salt and Vinegar on the market except those Co-Op ones but those are too painful to regularly consume. Smoky Bacon Tayto are also market-leading.

Ah I thought it was was all about the Cheese and Onion.  Cheers for the advice I'll be making purchase just as soon as I've stopped laughing at their google title (very good).

(https://i.ibb.co/wNDjc9F/Screenshot-2021-10-12-at-22-22-16.png) (https://ibb.co/pvC5htB)
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on October 12, 2021, 10:32:23 PM
The best Irish cheese and onion are Kings
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Post by: Piles the Beaver on October 12, 2021, 11:21:52 PM
I've met Mr Tayto

(https://i.imgur.com/4IACYlo.jpg)

He's a cunt*[1]
 1. *Only joking - he was a great lad - stayed for the full contractual 5 minutes and gave us loads of crisps too
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Post by: Dex Sawash on October 12, 2021, 11:58:23 PM
(https://www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/pringles-sloppy-joe-chips-can.jpg?quality=82&strip=all)

Can anyone with knowledge of the colonies tell me WTF a sloppy joe is?

Let alone why you might like you Pringles tasting of the stuff.

Browned ground beef with ketchup and yellow mustard added at end of cooking. The condiment amount is important, it should be the max amount to coat everything but not so much that it runs off or pools.
I add some Worcester and plenty of onion powder too.  The cooking of the condiment changes the taste to something greater than just applying it to the top after.
Works great with Quorn (I usually augment that with leftover rice too). Buns should be toasted and a bit of hot sauce doesn't hurt. Nothing else though, no salad on top nor mayonnaise.

Wife's family recipe has a can of Campbells Chicken Gumbo Soup added (without the extra can of water). That doesn't seem to hurt it any.

TLDR; pretty much taco meat for babies
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on October 13, 2021, 01:12:24 AM
Why have Pringles never done an 'extra can of water' flavour??
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Post by: Blumf on October 13, 2021, 02:16:04 AM
Why have Pringles never done an 'extra can of water' flavour??

Give them a chance! They've got to get Lard flavour out first.
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Post by: buzby on October 13, 2021, 08:36:03 AM
Ah I thought it was was all about the Cheese and Onion.  Cheers for the advice I'll be making purchase just as soon as I've stopped laughing at their google title (very good).

(https://i.ibb.co/wNDjc9F/Screenshot-2021-10-12-at-22-22-16.png) (https://ibb.co/pvC5htB)
Home & Bargain get a lot of stuff from Tayto NI and their various brands. I don't know about Salt & Vinegar but I've defintely seen their Cheese & Onion and Smoky Bacon flavours there.
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Post by: Magnum Valentino on October 13, 2021, 01:03:34 PM
I'm not saying their Cheese and Onion aren't the best Cheese and Onion crisps - they are, though King are fucking lovely as well - just that I think there's a bit of a mythology around them that overshadows how good their other flavours are.
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Post by: icehaven on October 13, 2021, 01:10:51 PM
I went to the Turner prize exhibition yesterday and part of one exhibit is a recreation of a 1980s bar in Northern Ireland, and there were packets of Taytos on the tables. I've never tried them so having seen them being lauded on here so much I really wanted to open one, but they might not even have been real. And I probably would have been thrown out. Still, if that nominee wins the prize then Tayto should really capitalize on it, get themselves in every crisp shop in England. 
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Post by: Replies From View on October 13, 2021, 02:18:32 PM
Did they stabilise the crisp packets themselves in their original 1980s formation?


I want fonts, I want layout design, I want non-foil packets with clear windows showing the crisps inside
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: icehaven on October 13, 2021, 02:41:48 PM
Did they stabilise the crisp packets themselves in their original 1980s formation?


I want fonts, I want layout design, I want non-foil packets with clear windows showing the crisps inside

You can just about see them on the tables in the foreground.
(https://cdn.wallpaper.com/main/styles/responsive_1460w_scale/s3/array_5_-_photo_smaller_by_david_levene.jpg?itok=U0oc5VVF)

I've never seen a real life Tayto packet before so I've no idea if they were historically accurate or not. Should fucking hope so though, given the effort they've gone to.
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on October 13, 2021, 03:03:27 PM
I went to the Turner prize exhibition yesterday and part of one exhibit is a recreation of a 1980s bar in Northern Ireland, and there were packets of Taytos on the tables. I've never tried them so having seen them being lauded on here so much I really wanted to open one, but they might not even have been real. And I probably would have been thrown out. Still, if that nominee wins the prize then Tayto should really capitalize on it, get themselves in every crisp shop in England.

Possibly even the second biggest snack manufacturer in the UK
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Post by: Replies From View on October 13, 2021, 03:34:42 PM
You can just about see them on the tables in the foreground.
(https://cdn.wallpaper.com/main/styles/responsive_1460w_scale/s3/array_5_-_photo_smaller_by_david_levene.jpg?itok=U0oc5VVF)

I've never seen a real life Tayto packet before so I've no idea if they were historically accurate or not. Should fucking hope so though, given the effort they've gone to.

You remember those giant flatscreen tellies they had in the 1980s
Title: Re: Crisps [split topic]
Post by: icehaven on October 13, 2021, 04:43:47 PM
You remember those giant flatscreen tellies they had in the 1980s

Which is odd considering even now a lot of galleries still use big boxy TVs for video art. Some of the people on it were from the 80s though, can that count?
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Post by: Replies From View on October 13, 2021, 04:49:56 PM
No because they aren’t from the 80s anymore
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Post by: Replies From View on October 13, 2021, 04:55:41 PM
It honestly looks like they’ve used a couple of 80s style patterns to drape over the tables (remember because nobody showed the plain wood of pub tables in those days), popped some packets of crisps on the tables and planted some sweets in some pub ashtrays.

80s, that.  Careful there.



Even then, it would be largely acceptable if they hadn’t used the flatscreen TV.  Such a bizarre choice.
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Post by: DJ Bob Hoskins on October 13, 2021, 06:49:34 PM
I've never seen a real life Tayto packet before so I've no idea if they were historically accurate or not. Should fucking hope so though, given the effort they've gone to.

Those are contemporary packet designs. Back in 80's Ireland - whether you were from north or south of the border - chances are you were weaned on Tayto. These anachronistic props are not only bordering on sacrilege, but frankly put the entire peace process in jeopardy.
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Post by: icehaven on October 13, 2021, 08:42:34 PM
Those are contemporary packet designs. Back in 80's Ireland - whether you were from north or south of the border - chances are you were weaned on Tayto. These anachronistic props are not only bordering on sacrilege, but frankly put the entire peace process in jeopardy.

They're also quite garish.
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Post by: Pavlov`s Dog`s Dad`s Dead on October 17, 2021, 10:29:47 PM
Lidl have introduced a range of seasonal crisps in the run up to Halloween. Wrong season, though: it's Christmas flavours as opposed to anything pumpkin-related, or brains. Quite a few varieties to choose from, although I somehow managed to restrain myself to just Lobster Cocktail and Pigs in Blankets. The former were great, like a slightly sweeter prawn cocktail. Plenty of flavour, and a crunchy texture. Good size rounds, as well. I presume the polite euphemism is that it's a "sharing bag", but I guzzled the lot in short order.

The Pigs in Blankets are similar in terms of crunch and size, and there is no doubting the piggy bouquet as you approach the packet. The flavour is intense, and quite convincingly bacony, at least to this long-term vegetarian, but very long on the palate. So long, in fact, that I had a handful about five hours ago, and I can still taste them on and off. To be blunt, more repeats than UK Gold.