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Weird potato chip flavours hit UK retail shelves for Christmas

Weird Potato chips flavours hit UK retail shelves for Christmas

What will be you favorite crisp flavour this holiday season? Will it be 'Brussels Sprouts' or 'Christmas tree'?

October 15, 2018
Here at PotatoPro we are no longer surprised to see 'unexpected' flavoured potato chips or fries from Japan. We've seen lots...

But these two flavours from the o-so-traditional British Island, both launched specifically for what is arguably the most-traditional-holiday-of-all really caught us off-guard:

“What will be you favorite crisp flavour this holiday season?”

“Will it be 'Brussels Sprouts' or 'Christmas tree'... ?”

Walkers Crisps: Brussels Sprouts

Single pack flavours include Turkey & Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, and Brussels Sprouts

Walkers is launching a range of Christmas flavours in single and multi-pack formats, in a move designed to “spark debate” about Brussel Sprouts.

Single pack flavours include Turkey & Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, and Brussels Sprouts, each retailing at 65p each.

Multi-packs include two of each, retailing at £1.50:

  • Brussels Sprouts, Turkey & Stuffing and Pigs in Blankets flavours
  • Glazed Ham, Turkey & Stuffing, and Cheese & Cranberry flavours
Andrew Hawkswell, marketing manager at brand owner PepsiCo:

“Walkers has a proven track record of launching fun and playful flavours that really get the nation talking, and this year we wanted to bring some of that magic to Christmas.”

“We know the sprout debate is one that divides the nation, so we wanted to offer product solutions for both sides of the debate, and ask people to decide whether they are a #SproutLover or #SproutHater.”
The limited edition range will be available starting today and will be supported by TV, digital and PR activity.

Source: Talking Retail

Christmas Tree Flavoured Crisps

Supermarket Chain Iceland is taking ‘quirky’ to the next level with their rather bizarre crisp creation 'Christmas Tree Flavour Salted'

Also in the United Kingdom, frozen food supermarket chain Iceland have launched Christmas tree flavoured crisps.

‘The Luxury Christmas Tree Flavour Salted Hand Cooked Crisps’ are made with oil from real pine needles and cost just £1 for a 180g bag.

Iceland’s Head Chef, Neil Nugent:

“At Iceland we are always evolving our product range to include the latest foods and trends.”

“The Christmas Tree Crisps have a slight ready salted flavour with a hint of pine that creates a completely new combination, unlike any other festive flavour.”
Not easily convinced by the average marketing claim, I somehow have no trouble believing these chips are indeed ...'unlike any other festive flavour...'

Other flavours in Iceland's Luxury Crisps range include Lobster Cocktail and Luxury Pigs in Blankets.

Available now in stores and online.

Source: PR Examples
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PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $65 billion in net revenue in 2012 and a global portfolio of brands, including several savory snack brands.
Walkers is the market leader in the UK. The company is part of the Pepsico/Frito-Lay concern. Brand names include sensations, wotsits, potato heads, Doritos, Sunbites and quavers.
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