23 July 2010

Crisps and Chips

While we were in the UK we were continually amazed by the flavors of their "crisps." Take for instance, this bag I found discarded on a sidewalk the month before we left: "Argentinean Flame Grilled Steak."
Not sure why it has to be "Argentinean" and how that taste differs to a NY Steak Strip in chip flavors, but it must. Mark's personal fav was the below somewhat healthier option "Sun Ripened Sweet Chilli" (yes, they spell Chili differently).

These are just the beginning of exotic chip flavors. According to Wiki here are Walker's current flavors with corresponding pack colors:

Current flavours and packet colours

  • BBQ Rib (Black)
  • Cheddar Cheese (Yellow)
  • Cheddar Cheese & Bacon (Light Orange)
  • Cheese & Onion (Blue)
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken (Light Yellow & Green)
  • Lamb and Mint (Dark Green)
  • ManGo-Karting Chutney (Light Brown with Orange)
  • Pickled Onion (Lime Green)
  • Ploughman's (Dark Green)[7]
  • Prawn Cocktail (Pink)
  • Ready Salted (Red)
  • Roast Beef and Horseradish (Dark Gold)
  • Roast Chicken (Orange)
  • Roast Gammon (Dark Pink)[7]
  • Salt & Vinegar (Green)
  • Smoky Bacon (Maroon)
  • Sour Cream and Chive (Cream)
  • Steak & Onion (Brown)
  • Sweet Cumberland Sausage (Dark Gold)[7]
  • Thai Sweet Chicken (Turquoise)
  • Tomato Ketchup (Dark Green and Red)
  • Worcester Sauce (Purple)

Walker's is once again running its "Do Us a Flavour" campaign where the public submits ideas and the company makes them on a limited edition basis - go see for yourself (look under "choose a flavour"). There are some scary flavors there.

Anyhoo, we always thought interesting chip flavors were just a UK thing. Imagine my shock when I was in Target yesterday and saw what I think I remember to be Doritos All Nighter Cheeseburger.  Just not sure how I feel about meals being marked on a chip. It's just, well, wrong. Not that I eat them anyways. I'm just sayin'. 


Siân said...

,Our all time hands down favorite is Marmite Walkers crisps - oh sooo good!

The Green Family said...

Oh, bummer--no more "Cajun Squirrel"!!