Christmas is coming and the crisps are getting weird. Which is great news if, like me, you get a bit bored of the ready salted norm.
Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, food-wise, and I love using the excuse of ‘being festive’ to consume as much port and fancy cheese as humanly possible.
Of course, there are times when it isn’t so easy to sate your cranberry infused cravings. Also, it wouldn’t be logistically possible to munch through an entire Christmas dinner every day of the festive season (or would it…?)
Luckily, you can keep your taste buds jingling all the way to the big day itself with Walkers’ new range of festive crisps.
This limited edition wintery offering will be available from October 15 onwards, and includes flavours of turkey and stuffing, pigs in blankets, glazed ham and cheese and cranberry. Yes! Grinches, I suppose this is a little early but nobody is forcing them down your gob.
According to Grocery Trader, marketing manager at PepsiCo, Andrew Hawkswell explained:
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’re a #SproutLover or #SproutHater.
Walkers have cleverly divided their seasonal multipacks into #SproutLover or #SproutHater. The #SproutLover includes brussels sprouts, turkey and stuffing, and pigs in blankets flavours, while the #SproutHater includes glazed ham, turkey and stuffing, and cheese and cranberry flavours.
The flavours of turkey and stuffing, pigs in blankets, and brussels sprouts are also available to purchase in single-serve packs, if you have yet to affiliate your side to one side of the debate or the other.
Crisp fans are truly being divided, yet in the tastiest possible way.
One savoury snacker wrestled with his emotions:
I love Brussel sprouts BUT not sure how I feel about flavoured crisps!?!
While another contented individual simply remarked:
Oooo glazed ham.
I love Brussel sprouts BUT not sure how I feel about flavoured crisps!?! 😬
— Daniel Meaden (@danielmeaden) October 11, 2018
Oooo glazed ham 😋
— Kirsty Lou (@kloubear88) October 11, 2018
Got to try Brussels sprouts x
— lorraine (@lorrain76846804) October 11, 2018
Def pigs in blankets
— fi hamon (@tizzy66) October 12, 2018
For those who just want pig in blankets (and by those I mean me), Tesco are also selling their succulent pigs in blanket flavoured crisps, which – at £1 per packet – look good enough to dunk in gravy. And it appears others agree.
One person on Twitter salivated:
So then…pigs in blankets-flavoured crisps are officially yum! [sic]
— Bagaweeklybargain (@DonnaBrough3) October 12, 2018
Get yourself settled beside a crackling fire, pop some Wizard on Spotify and tuck in…
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.