Sunday, July 23, 2006

Answers on a crisp


Don't ask me why but I was thinking about crisps this morning (very surreal I know) and I was thinking about all the variety on offer these days, which consequently reminded me how few options there were available to us as kids growing up in the 70's.

Which then got me thinking of the worst ever crisps, the choice is great I know. After long consideration (12 seconds) I have decided that Walkers (long before Gary Bloody Lineker) Prawn Cocktail were/are the most vile gastronomic crisp experience......EVER!!!!

Be interested to know what blog world thinks.....answers on a comment please

14 comments:

marko said...

i think the regional differences in crisps (or, chips, as we call them) are interesting. i've never seen a "prawn cocktail" crisp once in my life in the u.s. and, really, we didn't have salt & vinegar crisps here until the last few years.

mister tumnus said...

i like prawn cocktail!

but i do remember having my first ever real prawn cocktail (the sort with actual prawns)and being very disappointed to find they didn't taste like the crisps....

The Meaning Weakened by the Lies said...

Prawn Cocktail are ace!

Wotsits have to be the worst! It was always the yucky kids at school that you didn't want to go near that had them. It just added to their ickiness, they had orange fingers, potato gunk in their teeth and cheesy breath.

Oh yuck

Not really a crisp person to be fair but I'll quite happily much a packet of the McCoys range in thai chicken or chilli etc

Niki said...

Oh I can't stand crisps. They're yucky. All flavours. I don't like chips either though - maybe it's a potato thing.
When I was at school...alright in Junior School...Space Raiders were the big thing - mainly because they're 10p and that's all the pocket money we got.
6th Form Centre sells yucky crisps which 'friends' insist on leaving in my locker.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

Marko, i will send you a packet of prawn cocktail!

MrT, love that story....one of the few things to make me laugh of late...thank you

MWL, Wotsits? You must be younger than i - they hadn't been invented when i was a kid. they sound vile though, might have to get a packet and see for myself!

Niki, haven't come across space raiders either - i need to get out more! but at 10p i can tell why they would be popular

A good friend of minetold me that their favourite crisp to hate was roast chicken - because how could you put such an amazing flavour in a bag - it's an insult to a fine upstanding British icon and tradition and should never have been turned into a crisp

The Meaning Weakened by the Lies said...

Apparently you can get donut flavour in Florida - I'll say no more

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

donut flavour? Shit, really? Anybody tried them?

Mata H said...

My least favorite are the brand called Pringles, which come in a tube. Each is just like the last, all nested together -- having been made, I think, out of some sort of potato mush originally. They are like the Stepford Crisps. Too thick, too overtly potato-like. They offend my crisp-sensibilities.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

Mata, I don't mind pringles but never realised the anal regimented way they pack 'em in rather than the 'lets be free to wander the packet of most crisps/chips - good point!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

marko

email me where i can send these crisps - just wish i was there to se your face as you take a bite!

The Father said...

and of course walkers are truly evil because they changed the colour convention of crisps ..... everyone knows that salt and vinegar crisps should be blue and cheese and onion green. But not bloody walkers - For that alone i boycott them never mind the taste or the increasingly sun tanned lineker ...

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

Hey mark

love your sculpture of june 12! gonna have to get me one of them!

I agree with the blue and green choices. i wonder why and who chose them? One of life's great mysteries i guess

smoky bacon flavour was my runner-up just so blog can sleep soundly again

The Meaning Weakened by the Lies said...

Can't believe I forgot.
Quavers are amazing - although they are everything a crisp shouldn't be, thin, melty, full of air, strangely cheesy, they simply can't can't help being anything more than fantastic.

For an example of all those things embodied in a bad crisp, please refer to SKIPS - they fizz! Whats the deal with that!

Mel said...

All Walkers crisps are evil and disgusting.