June 9, 2007

Meal in a Bag

The UK has taken the art of the potato chip to new heights. Here they are called crisps and practically any flavour you can imagine is available for your overeating.

Walkers is the most widely sold brand. I think they are related to Doritos (I highly recommend checking out this website - I've never seen this level of production value.)

Here's a sample of Walker flavours. Vegetarians should run for the hills - or - hope that the flavouring is completely artificial and dig in to a bag.

Cheddar Cheese
Heinz Tomato Ketchup
Lamb & Mint
Marmite Yeast Extract
Pickled Onion
Prawn Cocktail
Roast Chicken
Smoky Bacon
Spicy Chilli
Steak & Onion
Chargrilled Steak
Cheese & Onion

Designer sensation flavours that sound like items off of a Take Away menu:

Caramelised Onion & Sweet Balsamic Vinegar
Gently Infused Lime & Thai Spices
Lamb with Moroccan Spices
Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Thyme
Vintage Cheddar & Red Onion Chutney

According to Wikipedia these flavours are no longer being offered by Walkers...

Cheese On Toast
Toasted Cheese
Bovril (thick salty beef extract - no wonder it is off the list)
Paxo Stuffing
Cheese And Chive
Beef and Onion

I've also seen Ox flavour but can't seem to find it on the Internet.

Here are the Lamb & Mint ingredients and I do think they can pass for vegi and note that Potatoes are the first ingredient!

Potatoes, sunflower oil (33%) , lamb & mint flavour [maltodextrin (from wheat), whey powder (from milk), hydrolysed soya protein, flavourings, cream powder, lactose (from milk), hydrolysed protein (from wheat), vinegar powder (from barley), dextrose (from wheat), flavour enhancers (monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate), colour (paprika extract), lamb powder], salt.