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Confirmed sighting: Walkers (Originally Smiths) Salt & Shake Crisps
Posted: 19:56 Sun 12-01-2003.
Lee Maguire has the scoop on the return of Walkers Salt & Shake Crisps, the latest in the Pepsico subsidiary's controversial attempts to insinuate itself into British society. Walkers didn't just buy out all the Smiths brands - last year they also managed to get hold of Golden Wonder's Wotsits (aka the "leading corn curl" in the UK).
The crisps themselves are probably much as you remember them (the brand has been reasonably available in recent years, just not actively promoted), while the bag of salt remains small, blue, and possibly the inspiration for this Suzanne Vega song.
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Posted: 20:21 Thu 27-02-2003 by "Martin Lewis"
Comment: As of my last
visit to Morrisons (topical!) both Walkers and Smiths varieties were in stock. The Walkers were notably
thicker, grainier in texture and, needless to say, less tastey. Have the monopolies
comission been informed?
Posted: 20:22 Thu 27-02-2003 by "Richard Cheng"
Comment: I've been lamenting the loss of Roast Beef Monster Munch ever since
ate Smiths and killed all the old flavours.
But now they're back!
And they taste pretty damn similar to how they used to.
It's not *quite* an exact replica of times gone by though; they're
still smaller than the originals, and similarly have the texture of the
version. Also, the flavour is subtly different from how I remember it.
seems slightly lighter(?) and there's a vague aftertaste I don't recall.
To be honest though, I couldn't care less, I'm just busy bouncing about
happy that they're back!
p.s. those new cadbury "mighty mini" cookie things are flat out
Posted: 23:31 Fri 04-04-2003 by "Mot"
Comment: I'm pleased to see these return. Best eaten without applying salt, blasphemous as that might sound.
Posted: 12:14 Mon 07-04-2003 by "ImoChocckiemonster"
Comment: Hmmm...Reckon they should do these with extra strength vinegar flavouring too in little sachets.
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