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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Walkers "Festive Editions" 2008 Confirmed sighting: Walkers "Festive Editions" 2008
Posted: 21:45 Thu 23-Oct-2008. Price: 1.50. Location: Morrison's, Coventry. Sub-flavours: Ham and Mustard; Turkey and Stuffing; Ploughman's Lunch.
Word is that McCoy's are producing their own "Winter Warmers" limited edition (in Lamb and Mint or Steak and Ale Pie), but now it's straight over to "Nick T", who elaborates: There are few things more traditionally British at Christmas than to complain how British Christmas traditions are being commercialised. From letters to the Daily Mail whining about decorations being on sale in September to that slightly sinister man who unconvincingly claims he celebrates Christmas every day, it only takes the first sighting of that glassy twitch on the faces of the garden centre staff who know they'll have to listen to the Taiwanese dancing Santa eight hours a day for the next two months to let you know Walkers' repackaging of their hoary old "Festive Editions" can't be far away.

And, right on cue, here they are again. Ham and Mustard still smells better than it tastes and, thanks to its unfortunate plasticcy tang, remains a distant poor relation to the mighty Brannigans. Turkey and Stuffing is fairly convincing as long as you don't have a plate of real turkey and stuffing nearby, but still shares the saccharine sweetness I find in many of Walkers' recent offerings. Finally, and presumably only as a makeweight, is the bizarre addition of that fine old Yuletide favourite, the Ploughman's Lunch. Pardon? Step forward Cheese and Onion in a jaunty new packet.

Walkers will sell a ton of these to mugs like me of course but after the lipsmacking expectation of their recent Do Us A Flavour campaign, what an opportunity has been lost here when they could have come up with something truly different. For now, the company's efforts just reminds me of a forlorn panto clown on Boxing Day telly, honking a horn at the end of his career and trying to convince us we're having fun. (Note to Snackspot: might be worth keeping this one to republish this time next year, and every year, for ever.)



Posted: 22:12 Thu 23-Oct-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Hmmmmmm. So Walkers didn't act on my Christmas pud flavoured with Drambuie then.
Posted: 22:28 Thu 23-Oct-2008 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Nope. Nor my After Eight & Special Brew.
Posted: 22:34 Thu 23-Oct-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I'll see your Special Brew and raise you "Pepto-Bismol and Remegel" Tic Tacs!
Posted: 15:44 Wed 29-Oct-2008 by "Ross K" # permalink comment
Comment: Excellent review.

They are rubbish

Posted: 15:41 Wed 12-Nov-2008 by "phil" # permalink comment
Comment: charity sweet box buissness can anyone help me get into it??
Posted: 19:10 Thu 13-Nov-2008 by "J Salter" # permalink comment
Comment: I wish that they done turkey and stuffing crisps in a 6 pack. They r the best crisp ever
Posted: 16:35 Fri 05-Dec-2008 by "juankerr" # permalink comment
Comment: Walkers are really losing it these days due to lack of imagination with flavour choice and how they implement them. Get a "Might Meaty" multipack and have a look at the ingredients for the Chicken, Beef and Smokey Bacon. You'll see they're all a vegetarian friendly variation of milk whey, onion powder and paprika. No wonder they all taste so bland! Oh Bovril flavour, where are you in our hour of need??
Posted: 21:08 Fri 09-Jan-2009 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Speaking of the "Do Us A Flavour" campaign, the finalists are here: http://www.walkers.co.uk/flavours/default.aspx?ver=high#/flavours/

Though it's just as interesting to see the flavours which didn't make it to the finals, including Cat, Apple Pie, Toothpaste, and Monkey.

My vote went for Peanut Butter, and I know it can be done because I bought peanut butter flavour German branded Wotsit lookalikes in Tenerife last year, and very nice they were too. So there.

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