• Ash Wednesday: 40 Days & 40 Nights?


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    Hi-ho you salty-dogs,

    Ash Wednesday lent me to thought today (get it? ‘lent’? All my own material you know), would it be possible to go 40 days and 40 nights without a potato chip of any kind. How much temptation would there be - deliberate or accidental - along the way?

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  • Brief History of Curry Crisps


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    Following that last post, I felt it necessary to have a quick look at when/where the humble ‘Curry’ Crisp came from. Back in the mid 80’s I remember quite a stir being caused by Curry flavoured crisps. I seem to recall Mild Curry Wotsits first making an appearance at our school tuck shop. (I Can’t be certain but I think Walkers did Mild Curry French Fries too)

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  • Golden Oldies ?!?!


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    Hey yar..

    Look what I found lurking at the back of the rack of crisps in my local corner shop… 3 for a quid. Bargain Bucket Crisps! Result! Well, seeing as we haven’t received anymore top 8 choices, we may as well keep filling our faces and reviewing what we’re troughing on.

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  • New Chips on the Block - Pipers


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    It’s funny, but ever since I’ve been contributing to this blog, people keep asking me if I tried ‘their favourites’. The answer, more often than not is, ‘No. Do you think I should?’.... and so, my list of “...in search of…” seems to be growing exponentially.

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  • In Search Of….. “FOUND - WASABI PRINGLES”


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    OOoooow Now then, Now then (rattle, rattle, jewelery, jewelery)

    No sooner had I posted about being on the look out for a tube of these when two days later I bumped into them in total surprise at a store more known for it’s ‘Quality at a Discount’ then its crisp selection.

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  • Walkers Cheddar & Onion Crinkles: inside the world of the experimental crisp


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    Do forgive us the hiatus between entries. As you all know, Spring has arrived and with it that beautiful time when the outside of the house is open to enjoy once more, the garden is full of new life, the chiminea can once more be lit and it’s fiery glow bathed in. Caroline and I’s baby moves gracefully into it’s 31st week of gestation and so we busy ourselves with general preparation for it’s imminent arrival. All feels well in the world..

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  • This weeks taste sensations…


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    Following the RND tasting and the lure of unknown crisps I decided to break from the norm over this last week and try some old favourites and hunt down something new to try.

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  • RND Pos’crisp’t


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    Following last weeks ‘RND Crisp-Off’ between the 4 Red Nose Day flavours I felt compelled to add a postscript to the blog after the results were announced. While I agree wholeheartedly with my crisp aficionado colleagues sentiments, I feel that we still have to announce which one out of the 4 was the best…. (drum-roll please…)

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  • Red Nose Walkers Crisps: ‘Noble idea, dubious flavours’ says Local Consumer Group


    Posted on May 07, 2013

    We hope your week is going well, without snitch, snag or mishap! Got the week off work myself, which provides the expediency of time and space to sit back, put The First Time with Andrew Weatherall on the Iplayer, crack open a red and drop you a line - comfortable in the knowledge that there’s no work tomorrow and that I can enjoy the lateness of the hour and the possibility of time.

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