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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:06 pm 
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cor, they sound brilliant!

*imagines*

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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I can't imagine. They sound too delightful to exist!

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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Lay's Salt & Vinegar crisps in Spain come in a blue packet. DEPRAVED.


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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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roundbitsofplastic wrote:
Lay's Salt & Vinegar crisps in Spain come in a blue packet. DEPRAVED.


Good. Blue is the correct colour for salt and vinegar. Walkers got it wrong.

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indiehorse wrote:
roundbitsofplastic wrote:
Lay's Salt & Vinegar crisps in Spain come in a blue packet. DEPRAVED.


Good. Blue is the correct colour for salt and vinegar. Walkers got it wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:49 pm 
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i heard that walkers came to an agreement with all the other crisp companies over the colour scheme, and then deliberately played against the grain, for the sake of publicity.

it certainly sounds like a ludicrous crisp conspiracy theory (crispiracy), but it's one i'm fond of.

also, sizzling king prawn by McCoys. Devestatingly nice crisp.

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I thought "crispiracy" was the theft of flavours from competing brands? I'll never understand crisp terminology.

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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you might be right - i just wanted to chip in.

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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I'm not normally a fan of Pringles (or believe in the hype "once you pop, you can't stop"), but I do quite like their paprika flavour. Paprika in general is a flavour under-represented here in the UK. There's also these peanut flavour Wotsit-style snack we've had in France and, luckily, we can get at a Polish shop nearby. They're quite subtle, but one of my favourites.

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I think paprika is (and has been) the number 1 flavour in the Netherlands. At least since I was a child. Every store sells paprika chips/crisps. I was very surprised to see it not the same in other countries.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:19 am 
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Had some beef chili Walker's Deep Ridges today. Very satisfying.


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I'm still trying to find the holy grail which was Brannigans ham & pickle flavour.


These are currently available in WHSmith, by the way. Beef and Mustard, and Lamb and Mint too.

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:33 am 
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green is cheese and onion (onions often having a greenish hue and also the colour of one's breath after eating a packet if drawn in a comic, for example), blue is salt and vinegar (for the sea, obviously, and the flavour's association with chips... which, um, come from the sea)

it doesn't work the other way round

walkers done fucked with your mind, son (that's to ray)

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:36 am 
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indiehorse wrote:
Had some beef chili Walker's Deep Ridges today. Very satisfying.
They don't sell the deer ridges crisps at my work anymore. I'd gotten really into them too and now when I go to the canteen for crisps I'm just really disappointed. Probably means I eat less crisps now though which is probably a good thing. Probably.

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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a fog of ideas wrote:
green is cheese and onion (onions often having a greenish hue and also the colour of one's breath after eating a packet if drawn in a comic, for example), blue is salt and vinegar (for the sea, obviously, and the flavour's association with chips... which, um, come from the sea)

it doesn't work the other way round

walkers done fucked with your mind, son (that's to ray)
my crazy pa claims that the wrong (walker's) way round was once the right way round, but he can neither substantiate this with facts nor remember when or why everything changed. is he crazy?

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If you go to thw Walker's website they will tell you that they have NEVER changed the colours. They could be lying, but I believe them.

I tried those chilli deep ridge thingies and I thought they were shit. I even tried them a 2nd time to be sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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but there were crisps before walker's, right?

are walker's the maverick revolutionaries, cocking a snook at the archaic dogma of the incumbent crisp packeteers? or are they callous, nihilistic charlatans, undoing centuries of tradition for their own hollow pleasure?

it's time we were told

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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indiansummer wrote:
or are they callous, nihilistic charlatans, undoing centuries of tradition for their own hollow pleasure?


Yes.

The reason why people think Walkers colours used to be the other way round (and it's not just your co-worker - it's apparently a fairly popular misconception) is that Walkers never used to dominate the crisp market. They misremember the packet of Golden Wonders or whatever as being Walkers because if they were buying a packet of regular potato crisps today, it would most likely be Walkers.

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 Post subject: Re: Crisps
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"Many of Walkers brands were formerly branded under the Smiths Crisps name. This comes from the time when Walkers, Smiths and Tudor Crisps were the three main brands of Nabisco's UK snack division with Tudor being marketed mainly in the north of England and Walkers in the south. After the takeover by Pepsico the Tudor name was dropped and the Smiths brand has become secondary to Walkers."

Not my words but the words of Wichael Pedia, noted fact dispenser

The dirty truth of Walkers rise to prominence is there for all the world to see. If you think blue is cheese and onion and green is salt and vinegar then you are on the side of the Southern shandy drinking dandy Henley-On-Thames set... all straw boaters and leisurely punts, cucumber sandwiches and the working man spat and shat on with an unsavoury relish

If however you know in your bones that blue is salt and vinegar and green is cheese and onion, you, my son (you can read this bit in your best Sean Bean voice), are a child of Winterfell, born from the land and the sea, the snow and the rain, your upturned proud noble warrior face covered in soot and streaked with the tears of those who will not be led, the defiant coal miner or wood turner, the steel worker in his dirty vest, the baker covered in flour and sweat and egg... a working man, not a shirking man... these crisp colours were given to you when the First Men came and cut back the trees so we could build our lands, our homesteads, the farm lands we feed from... those colours are in our blood

T'North will raise again and it's crisp packet colours will be the right way aboot and no mistake

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a fog of ideas wrote:
aboot
it's 'abaaaa' in this part of the north but otherwise that brought a tear to mine eye

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