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Posted: 09:56 Sun 11-Sep-2011. Price: 79p or 2 for 1. Location: RS McColl, Carluke, Scotland. Sub-flavours: Ruck of Ribs. Nutritional unusualness: 261 kcal per pack (50g).
Zeddy reports: Wow! Where did these come from? Pickled onion crisps seem to have a bit of a student-like (KP Space Raiders?) association. They don't have the sophistication of Balsamic vinegar and sea salt for example. Well bollocks to that! They are a taste sensation that is rarely bettered by any other flavour. McCoy's have now joined the party, albeit in Ltd Edition fashion but they sure pack a tartish punch. My only (delusional) hope is that Pringles will one day realise the gap in their range.

...And top marks to Zeddy for not mentioning whatever rugby-related tie-in prompted the "scrumion" pun in the first place. In other dodgy tackles: KP have also combined honey-roasted peanuts, chocolate and mini McVitie's Hobnobs to create Nutty Nibbles; Mostly This contrasts McDonald's "back to the future" 1955 burger with Byron's 7.50 Limited Edition Uncle Sam; while "NevRev" claims to have located both Golden Wonder Ringos (4.39/box, plus VAT) and American Cheeseburger flavour Golden Wonder Quarterbacks (20p or 3.95/box of 36) in Makro Reading and Southampton, describing them as "Great and taste exactly the same as they used to!" and "The original cheeseburger flavour crisps!", respectively.


Posted: 18:07 Sun 11-Sep-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Thanks Zeddy: I'm no fan of vinegar so I'll pass on these, but I'll certainly be tracking down their other limited edition 'Ruck Of Ribs' flavour.
Posted: 21:40 Tue 13-Sep-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Tracked the Ruck Of Ribs down at the local sandwich shop for 60p. They are DELICIOUS. Sweet/salty with plenty of five spice and soy - and a generous helping in the bag too. Certainly wish these were a permanent addition, but I noticed another new flavour when I was there: "Chargrilled Chicken". Will report back later.
Posted: 17:20 Wed 21-Sep-2011 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Although Ruck of Ribs just shaded it in my opinion, both these ltd flavours are most tasty and well worth hunting down. A shame they can't stay around for a longer time. But watch out if you venture into an inner city branch of RS McColl or Martins though - as they may well charge you a ridiculous 97p for a single bag.
Posted: 19:30 Wed 21-Sep-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I just love those Ruck of Ribs.

I tried the Chargrilled Chicken too and they were pretty good but a tad heavy on the charred flavouring which overwhelmed the chicken. Keep em coming McCoys and I'll keep buying.

Posted: 20:47 Wed 21-Sep-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Careful Nick, I've seen a picture of a girl who ate far too many of those crisps.
Posted: 16:52 Fri 23-Sep-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Well my moobs are almost the C-cup you thought she might be. So a bit of a way to go yet...
Posted: 09:17 Mon 26-Sep-2011 by "Amandajh12" # permalink comment
Comment: OMG love the pickled scrumion ones - would be great if they made these a permanent flavour - so sharp!
Posted: 19:57 Wed 12-Oct-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: "United Biscuits UK, a leading manufacturer of biscuits, snacks and cakes, is re-launching its Skips and Nik Naks brands. Both ranges will feature distinctive new packaging and add new flavours to their ranges to boost sales for retailers.

Due to popular demand shown on social networking sites, the Scampi n Lemon flavour will be reintroduced in multipacks of six, replacing Nik Naks Pickled Onion." http://www.talkingretail.com/ [URL display truncated]

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