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Good Crisp - Pickled Onion Monster Munch

Bad Crisp - Skips

Come on, you can't avoid the question of what's a bad crisp!

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Not strictly crisps but my local pub has started selling these.

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OMFG they are fantastic. The pack says they're American despite simultaneously also saying they're "of Hanover", and all the writing on the back is Japanese. It all adds to the brilliance though.

Hanover, PA (Pennsylvania)

They are absolutely fucking magnificent though, however I suspect you're being gouged at your pub for a packet of them given that now most ASDA/Sainsburys large-stores are stocking them for £1.29 a bag.

Recently, although it isn't relating to crisps, I have tried all of the varieties of the new Sensations Nuts range. Honestly, I can't fault any of them. The Californian Honey & Salted Peanuts are just the most addictive snack food ever, whilst the Mexican Smoked Chilli Coated Peanuts are my new favourite crunchy snack. The other 4 flavours are equally delicious, but don't approach the aforementioned pair. The one thing I will say is to wait until they're on offer. £2.49 for a pack is pretty ridiculous, however Sensations Crisps went for that amount a bag when the range was first introduced, so hopefully their new snacks will go down around the £1-£1.50 a bag mark.

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They are absolutely fucking magnificent though, however I suspect you're being gouged at your pub for a packet of them given that now most ASDA/Sainsburys large-stores are stocking them for £1.29 a bag.

Bizarrely the "only" cost 95p a pack in the pub, and I thought that was expensive. Incidentally, they are available to buy from Amazon's grocery department... for £4 a bag.

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Bizarrely the "only" cost 95p a pack in the pub, and I thought that was expensive. Incidentally, they are available to buy from Amazon's grocery department... for £4 a bag.

I need to know the name and location of this pub. Were they definitely proper sized bags? 95p is a bloody bargain.

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Recently, although it isn't relating to crisps, I have tried all of the varieties of the new Sensations Nuts range. Honestly, I can't fault any of them. The Californian Honey & Salted Peanuts are just the most addictive snack food ever, whilst the Mexican Smoked Chilli Coated Peanuts are my new favourite crunchy snack. The other 4 flavours are equally delicious, but don't approach the aforementioned pair. The one thing I will say is to wait until they're on offer. £2.49 for a pack is pretty ridiculous, however Sensations Crisps went for that amount a bag when the range was first introduced, so hopefully their new snacks will go down around the £1-£1.50 a bag mark.

They're on sale at Tesco for £1.50 a bag now and I got some of the Tomato and Basil flavour peanuts which are really delicious, tangy and quite peppery from the basil, more than I was expecting. Would definitely eat again.*

*Probably tomorrow as I've still got half the bag left!

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I had these a few years back and they were utterly amazing:

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Where's the best place to get US Cheetos in the UK? Everywhere online seems ridiculously priced. Anywhere in London sell them?

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The Polish ones are pretty darn close to the US I would say - if there are any Polish shops near you try them, or if you're anywhere near SE7 the shop next to the Co-op in Charlton Village stocks them.

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Where's the best place to get US Cheetos in the UK? Everywhere online seems ridiculously priced. Anywhere in London sell them?

There's a shop on Oxford Street that sells pretty much all the flavours. I'm buggered if I can remember what it';s called - it's a speciality sweet shop, does loads of american stuff. It's right down the Tottenham Court Road end....

edit - found it: http://www.gobstoppers.net

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anybody in Edinburgh wants 'dem Cheetohs there's a shop in the St James center selling them now - I splurged a fortune on packets :hmm:

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That shop in St James is lethal. I bought a whole load of reece's pieces, cups, n caramel lollies on Sunday. They were all gone by the end of the day. By digestive tract has only just returned to normal.

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anybody in Edinburgh wants 'dem Cheetohs there's a shop in the St James center selling them now - I splurged a fortune on packets :hmm:

How much are they charging? The best price I can see online works out at about £5 delivered for a ~225g bag. Which is ridiculous of course, but, y'know, Cheetos.

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The Phileas Fogg Louisiana BBQ bubble chips nearly blew my head off. It's not that they're mega hot (they are quite hot) but it's like every single crisp is one of those freaky crisps you occasionally get that has five times the usual amount of flavour on them.

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Not strictly crisps, but Tyrell have started doing theor own pork scratchings, which are like traditional scratchings but much less fatty. The regular ones are nice but the English Mustard ones are fantastic.

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this:

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is the single worst thing I have ever tasted, I was dry boaking just with the smell of the cheese stuff, one tiny corner of a nacho taste made me full on chunder in the sink. I'll never forgive B&M for this.

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B&M Bargains can really be a russian roulette of snacking. Worth it for the wins though.

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These:

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and especially these:

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Great hangover cures (washed down with a Mars milk drink).

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Had some of these recently and my God were they moreish.

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I passed a food truck the other day that does Cheetos with warm nacho cheese sauce over the top, they literally just serve it up in the crisp packet and give you a plastic spoon to eat it with.

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Paprika crisps in general are great, these Ruffles paprika are especially so:

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Paprika crisps in general are great, these Ruffles paprika are especially so:
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I've not seen those I must have them!

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Let's talk salt and vinegar crunchy sticks. I'm obsessed with them. I first fell for the Tesco ones a few years ago and became addicted. I did try the original Smith's crunchy stick, but these are rubbish in comparison.

One terrible day however, the Tesco ones changed. And not for the better. This led me to Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys. Asda are pretty rubbish, Morrisons will do in a pinch. Sainsburys reminded me of the original Tesco version so I stuck with them. But! My Sainsburys local stopped stocking them. I was bereft.

Until one day, I noticed that Marks & Spencers did them! These were perfect. So I kept happily munching away on them, steadily gaining weight in the process. Something had changed though. They weren't giving me the same thrill as those early Tesco ones. I slowly stopped eating so many. I didn't give them up entirely of course., but my snacking was quite rare.

At a house party a while later, someone who knew of my love of crunchy sticks brought some along to add to the snack pile. One's I'd never tried before! Waitrose Essential salt and vinegar crunchy sticks! I fell in love! Now my number one top crispy snack.

Although today I went to a Sainsburys local, and they were restocking crunchy sticks... so I bought a bag for the weekend. Of course, I've eaten nearly all of them already. They are excellently crunchy and tangy, but I think I prefer the flavour and the softer edge before the crunch of the Waitrose ones.

So - any crunchy stick recommendations? What's your favourite crunchy stick brand?

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You write that without mention of Smith's salt n' vinegar chipsticks...

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A fine crunchy stick.

My immediate thought was the mighty Bobby's Snacks must have one and lo' and behold they seem to do Crispy Fries. Can't say I've ever seen them though, and my local corner shop has all the others.

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Smith's Chipsticks OBVIOUSLY

edit: lulz

Beef Grills are excellent

Cheeseburger flavour quarterbacks are good but used to be better. I think Golden Wonder bought up whoever used to make them.

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