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[Food] First crisp



clapham_gull

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Based on some posts on the first crush thread, I got wondering about people's first crisps.

Who was yours?

I used to love these 1970s classics.

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The Clamp

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I think in my younger days the only option was Smiths Crisps (potato flavour) with a little blue paper sack containing salt for tipping into the crisp bag which was then shaken.
See my above post.
 








Peteinblack

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Remember when these appeared in the early 1980s; absolutely loved them. A bag of them usually accompanied a pint in the old Windsor Tavern while playing on the newly-installed Asteroids machine. Ah, the simple pleasures of youth.
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Herr Tubthumper

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Based on some posts on the first crush thread, I got wondering about people's first crisps.

Who was yours?

I used to love these 1970s classics.

3f79ac4988c10b26f1b2e00c31d39cc8.jpg
I used to love these as well. An event I have always remembered is being in Newcastle at a 10 year old and asking for a bag of these in a shop. I asked how much they were but couldn’t understand the thick Geordie accent, the guy had to tell me numerous times they were “9p” before I understood.

I have slightly improved my understanding of regional accents over the years.
 




Herr Tubthumper

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I used to love Rancheros and was a fan of Potato Puffs and salt and vinegar Discos as well.
 




The Clamp

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Used to have Tayta’s when I was in N.Ireland

Still pick them up when I visit family.

Really very nice crisps.
 




Herr Tubthumper

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I tried Discos again the other month. Totally changed. They’re very unpleasant now.
That’s a shame. They were nice back in the day, really really crispy and really salty and vinegary.
 




Guinness Boy

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Probably Golden Wonder. Also remember my old man sharing his dry roast peanuts with me when he’d get them from the offy or in a beer garden. Would probably cause some tutting and at least one social media post these days.
 








Guinness Boy

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Given the ages of most of us, it would be remiss for this discussion not to mention how salt & vinegar used to be blue, with cheese & onion being green.

Then Walkers appeared and ruined everything.
Indeed. I’ve still not got over it.
 


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