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Posted: 19:33 Sat 12-Feb-2011. Price: 50p. Location: Sandwich shop, Leicester. Sub-flavours: See below.
Maybe we'll cover some of the weirder post-Valentine's bargains in the comments, but for now it's time for "Nick T" to spice things up, as he reports: It must be great to be a comedian, eh? From the lark-a-minute Greek classicist Aristophanes, through legendary double-act Hope and Keen, right up to modern proper comics like Tommy Cooper and Chic Murray, these jolly japesters bring a little sunshine into our lives before taking to the bottle and failing to break into Hollywood (them, not you). But now TV's favourite chucklemeister Gary Lineker has invited four rib-tickling pals to launch flavoured crisps in aid of the ever-contrived Red Nose Day charity. Bless.

First off is closet-posh Al Murray with Steak and Al, or "Just Another Beef Variety" as it's normally known. Anyone mourning the loss of last year's Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding will be keen to snap up Frank (Skinner)'s Roast Dinner courtesy of West Brom's favourite son, because I thought it was darned close despite allegedly being roast chicken with bacon rolls. Nope, couldn't taste any of that.

Happily, creepy-looking Jimmy Carr's Jimmy Con Carrne brings something new to the table. I found this to be the most interesting flavour of the bunch. The smell is a pretty convincing attempt at chilli (crossed with Seabrook's tomato ketchup) and at first you think the flavour is a bit of a let-down... but then the throat-tingling chilli kicks in, showing there's hidden depth to this - a real winner for me. Fellow Chubby Brown protégé Stephen Fry brings, ahem, up the rear with Stephen Fry Up. Again, close to the old Builder's Breakfast but without its overpowering egginess, which is no bad thing. So much promise, but sadly just a bit bland and fey. Pardon?

It's a fair selection, and for a worthy cause, so catch you while you can. A good start for Walkers in 2011, and I'm looking forward to their Summer seasonal themes already. One question: if they can regard Stephen Fry as a comedian, why didn't they invite side-splitter Lenny Henry to do one of the packs? I can't imagine, can you?



Posted: 10:26 Sun 13-Feb-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: They did ask Henry but he wanted to do Dawn French Fries covered in batter(ed).

I'll get my coat..........

Posted: 13:53 Mon 14-Feb-2011 by "dave lindsay" # permalink comment
Comment: got a 6 pack of the roast beef dinner ones in poundland they were ok ill try the chilli ones next hey 6 for a pond in poundland cant go wrong
Posted: 20:31 Mon 14-Feb-2011 by "conor" # permalink comment
Comment: kinder bueno coconut in tesco watford aquadrome
Posted: 19:19 Tue 15-Feb-2011 by "taras" # permalink comment
Comment: The chilli carr ones are great, proper chilli flavour. All are £1 for 6 bags in Asda just now.
Posted: 14:59 Tue 15-Mar-2011 by "less plebby" # permalink comment
Comment: Shoppers of a higher social calibre will be pleased to note that these crisps are also priced at £2 for two 6-packs in Waitrose.
Posted: 19:31 Tue 15-Mar-2011 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Stephen Fry tastes just like those controversial egg flavoured crisps from last year, ie not very nice.

Al Murray tastes of steak & ale pie, with lots of extra ale poured on top. A very boozy flavour, you could almost get drunk on the fumes from these packs.

Frank Skinner just tastes like regular roast chicken flavour, I can't see the point of this flavour choice at all.

Jimmy Carr is easily the best of the bunch, a strong smokey and spicy flavour that will have you wanting more (even if you've got a Big Eat bag to start with....)

Posted: 08:07 Thu 17-Mar-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I heard Frank Skinner say that the Steven Fry version won. He let slip on Talksport yesterday.
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