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[ Friday, September 09, 2005 ]

Crisp update
Starbuck [16:39] Comments: 5 []
I no longer eat potato crisps for the taste.

Instead, crisp intake is purely centred around the generation of feelings of nostalgia.

As such, I only ever buy Smiths Chipsticks and Walkers French Fries.

Cue wistful childhood memories of their purchasement at the swimming pool vending machine, or their wintertime consumption on the smokey top deck of a double-decker bus as it forges its way through the slush and snow...

5 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger Stuart, at September 09, 2005 5:52 pm  :

If we are discussing crisp nostalgia, we must not forget Discos and probably more importantly Smiths Square Crisps. I think both are still available, and we are obviously (it goes without saying) talking salt and vinegar flavour. In both cases, they taste only of vegetable oil, salt and vinegar. There is no troublesome potato flavour to mask the taste of the additives.

I am intrigued by your reference to swimming pools too - the best crisps I have ever tasted were purchased from the pool vending machine. back in the days when I did either activity, having a fag after a swim was a pretty great experience too.

Comment by Blogger Psychbloke, at September 10, 2005 7:00 am  :

Don't you do those poncey adult, dinner party crisps? -= Y'know sour cream and lychee flavour kettle crisps or whatever?

Comment by Blogger Astolath, at September 10, 2005 12:16 pm  :

Yuck! Kettle Chips! Revolting!

What about Frazzles - those little bacony type things? And prawn cocktail Skips!


Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at September 11, 2005 6:27 pm  :

I do have a soft spot (called my stomach) for Kettle Chips, admitedly, but no nostalgia. Frazzles on the other hand... whoah, cub camp memories are flooding in right now!

Hopefully in thirty-odd years I'll be feeling masses of nostalgic for crispy root vegetable crisps that we sometimes get on hospitality at work... exquisite.

Comment by Blogger alena, at October 04, 2005 11:38 pm  :

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