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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: McCoy's Spice - Thai Sweet Chicken
Posted: 13:30 Sat 24-01-2004. Price: 45p or something. Location: Convenience store, North London. Sub-flavours: Mexican Chilli, Chinese Sizzling Beef. Nutritional unusualness: Dried soy sauce, dried whey, dried tomato, dried onion, dried garlic, dried yeast, dried herb, Sweetener: aspartame.
Snackspot reports: KP/ United Biscuits launch their "Thai Sweet Chicken Flavour Potato Chips with Sugar and Sweetener" just in time to ride the publicity over all imports of poultry meat and products from Thailand being banned by the EU. The flavour's certainly distinctive - with a strong almost aniseed-like element (Star Anise?) - and probably "spicy" enough to clear away all but the most lethal symptoms of avian 'flu!

...Today's issue of the The Grocer notes that is part of a revitalisation of KP's The Real McCoy's brand, which will get more new flavours and added promotion during Euro 2004 this year - the company, however, seem likely to axe Hula Hoops Shoks ("Consumers found the product quite hard work to get through"), but are introducing normal-sized (chicken flavoured?) Shake 2 Flava Hula Hoops instead. Procter and Gamble are launching Pringles Dippers ("Perfectly shaped for dipping") in Feb, but I suspect it must be one of the smaller, independent snack companies behind the likes of "premium quality, religious-themed cheese sculpture" Cheddar Cheesus.


Posted: 15:30 Sat 24-01-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Spotted these in a 6pack, along with the Meaty selection from Walkers. The Meaty includes -Chicken, Smokey Bacon, beef, ready Salted and Salt and Vinegar.

I've never been a fan of McCoys. There are always some bad ones in there.

Posted: 19:11 Sat 24-01-2004 by "Matt" # permalink comment
Comment: The new flavour tastes to me like a simple rebranding of the 'Firecracker Chicken' Spicy Mccoys that were available in my local corner shop for a while last month (along with other 'Spicy' flavours like Sizzling Beef).
Posted: 09:36 Mon 26-01-2004 by "Neil" # permalink comment
Comment: What animals are salt and vinegar the meats of?
Posted: 17:57 Fri 20-02-2004 by "Al Flavor" # permalink comment
Comment: In the salt and vinegar, the 'filler' may be lactose from a non-veggie source? Just a guess, not knowing the recipe etc! Al flavor
Posted: 13:41 Mon 15-03-2004 by "Gordon " # permalink comment
Comment: Isn't it amazing what technology can do these days? Thai Chicken flavour crisps... what will they think of next?
Posted: 17:03 Mon 26-04-2004 by "Stinky Wort"
(apparently posting from host213-122-34-212.in-addr.btopenworld.com) # permalink comment
Comment: Keep the stink...we need the stink! In todays bland and featureless snack-landscape, Nik-Naks are the Wild Ones, The Rebels With a Phwoars...and the Scampi 'n' Lemon Flavour are the ones wearing the stinky leather jacket, sat astride the stinky motorbike on the Highway to Smell, bursting out of the olfactory gates, sniffing their stinky fingers before showing them to an unsuspecting, unsmelly World! Keep the Scampi Nik-Nak...you know it makes scents!

Regards, "Stinky Wort"

PS They're available up here in Cumbrian garages! PPS The email address doesn't seem to work!

Posted: 13:16 Wed 18-May-2005 by "Thai Sweet chili" # permalink comment
Comment: Where the hell have Thai Sweet chilli by mccoys gone! and why have they been replaced this feeble effort???
Posted: 16:21 Thu 28-Jul-2005 by "kirstie" # permalink comment
Comment: I couldn't agree more. I LOVE thai sweet chilli McCoys, but they have been stupidly replaced by thai sweet "chicken". Do not kid yourself they are the same product with a different name-they are not, they tast positively vile!!!!! Bring back Thai Sweet Chilli, please. Thank you
Posted: 10:47 Mon 17-Oct-2005 by "daf" # permalink comment
Comment: has anyone seen any mccoys "chinese sizzling beef/ chinese spicy beef" recently?

i can't find a packet for love nor money. do they actually exist?

Posted: 17:26 Fri 21-Oct-2005 by "steve" # permalink comment
Comment: ok, can someone confirm that there actualy was a flavour of mccoys called sweet thai chili. please Mccoys are refusing to admit they ever had that flavour!
Posted: 12:51 Sat 22-Oct-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Are you getting it mixed up with these?
Posted: 14:51 Thu 08-Dec-2005 by "SCOUSE MCCOY GOD" # permalink comment

Big up the Chris D

Posted: 14:56 Thu 08-Dec-2005 by "Scouser with a McCoy fetish" # permalink comment
Comment: McCoys are the way forward in life. The "chilli" flavour was replaced by "mexican chilli". How do I know this? Because I've been eating these crisps since I was 4, and I am now 20. Firecracker Chicken, Sizzling Beef, Roast Ham & Mustard, BBQ Chicken, Salted, Salt & Malt Vinegar, Flamegrilled Beef, and Cheddar & Onion are the only flavours, so why don't you lot have a play with your little tackles.
Posted: 15:02 Thu 08-Dec-2005 by "Scouser with a McCoy fetish" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh, and Balti Chicken.

Then you've got the McCoys specials. But that's a whole new band of product. 1395 2

Posted: 21:45 Fri 05-Jan-2007 by "plucker" # permalink comment
Comment: I think you guys have it mixed up. Thai Sweet Chilli is a Walkers Sensations flavour. McCoy's flavour is Thai Sweet Chicken.
Posted: 16:34 Mon 05-Feb-2007 by "23" # permalink comment
Comment: But does a CRF 150 make more noise than a packet of sweet chilli crisps then?
Posted: 13:19 Fri 25-Apr-2008 by "voetsek" # permalink comment
Comment: so where can i find my alltime fav thai sweet chilli? been to the uk several times this year and some stores do with most of others not selling the product! cant even find any online site that sells thai sweet....

desperately awaiting an answer


Posted: 08:22 Sat 17-Jan-2009 by "Lancashire Lad" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't ever recall a roast ham and mustard flavour McCoys. I'm positively sure that those were Brannigans crisp.
Posted: 09:02 Sat 17-Jan-2009 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Lancashire Lad - Roast Ham and Mustard McCoys are still available in all good retailers, and plenty of bad ones, as part of the McCoys barbecue six pack. The Brannigans you remember are Roast Beef and Mustard. Still great tasting, still waiting for a brand manager with the balls to pay for a relaunch.
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