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)

Walkers released the first Chip Shop Curry flavour with their MAX range in 2001.

Fast forward to 2008 and Walkers released a Special Edition Lamb Curry.

McCoys hit back with their own ‘Extreme’ Chicken Madras followed 2 years later by McCoys Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Jalfrezi and Spice Balti Curry.

Golden Wonder finally joined in with their ‘Quite Hot Curry’ flavour

Once again, I think I may have to collect all of the available Curry crisps on the market today, sit down with a nice cold lager…... and do the lot !

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