I’ve always wondered about Kettle chips myself

Kettle Chips are being recalled amid fears packs might contain pieces of plastic that look similar to the crisps.

I think I may have had a few packets of those in fact. Or is it that the normal chip is not greatly distinguishable from plastic?

18 thoughts on “I’ve always wondered about Kettle chips myself”

  1. When I were a lad, I always believed that each packet contained one deformed and discoloured crisp that was saltier than a sailor’s bum.

  2. I’m struck that you can now buy crisps-in-the-style-of-Kettle’s that are better; specifically, crispier. Better grade of plastic, presumably?

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Well, technically speaking …..

    What is a plastic? A collection of long-chain organic polymers that were malleable, but are treated in some way so that they are solids, or more solid anyway.

    Technically speaking …. it kind of sounds like they are plastics.

    The real question is whether those rice crisp/prawn crackers you get served in Chinese restaurants were ever organic in origin or they are some near relative of styrofoam.

    In passing I am going to have to agree with Ian B, at least to some limited extent. Britain does have a puritan culture. An Italian Court has ruled you can slap your female employees on the backside, as long as you do it for fun rather than with sexual intent:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3430386/Groping-women-workplace-legal-long-fun-sexual-pleasure-Italian-judges-rule-clearing-65-year-old-harassing-female-staff.html

    I would suggest, in passing, this is why the EU will never work. I plan to tell all my female relatives that we need to normalise British work practices with those of Europe. Because, obviously, otherwise war would break out and Hitler would win or summimt.

  4. @JuliaM I’m surprised that someone who consumes as much popcorn as you even has room for extensive crisp analysis!

    The Today prog this morning declares popcorn munchers to be on the up-and-up while crisp crunchers are in decline which makes you quite hip (but only in a good way).

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    The Meissen Bison – “The Today prog this morning declares popcorn munchers to be on the up-and-up while crisp crunchers are in decline which makes you quite hip (but only in a good way).”

    Some what near me, there appears to be a quasi-Hipster Pop Corn Bar. I always thought that pop corn was pop corn. But now you can get pop corn with what may or may not be *ironic* flavourings.

    O wonder!
    How many godly creatures are there here!
    How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
    That has such people in’t

  6. To pick up on SMFS’ linkage: has anyone seen the Assange story this morning? Man hiding in an embassy to avoid being arrested= unlawful detention. Man, that’s dumb

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    john square – “has anyone seen the Assange story this morning? Man hiding in an embassy to avoid being arrested= unlawful detention. Man, that’s dumb”

    Well at least we have a clear answer to why there is so much pointless vandalism and crime among the unemployed in the UK. There is clearly only so many times you can watch day time TV, play Call to Duty and whack off to internet porn before a Swedish prison starts to look good.

    Personally I think it would be the food. How many places do you think deliver within a reasonable distance of the Ecuadoran Embassy? I bet he has had Pizza Hut roughly every three days since he went in. Sure, for the first six months that would be great. But I would reckon he would scream like a baby if you shoved a piece of pineapple on ham at him now.

  8. john square – the response from plod was, for once, sensible: Assange comes out and we arrest him, whatever the UN says.

    Of course the trail for the radio show on Operation Midland knocked the fleck of gilt off the Met’s gingerbread.

  9. The Laughing Cavalier

    The original kettle crisps have declined dramatically in quality. They are under-cooked and over-priced.

  10. Having tried these strange American attempt at a snack, I’m sticking with my fine British crisps thanks. America just never seems to have got the hang of potatoes. And cheese.

  11. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    When they first came out, Kettle Chips were a revelation, made in Norwich, I believe. But like so many before ( Cadburys, Rowntrees) the Americans and/or multinationals buy them and ruin them. I stopped eating KCs ages ago and tend to buy supermarket own-branded ones instead.

    i think a good way for the crisp industry to rejuvenate itself is to sell packets with the little blue bags in them. But instead of salt they contain heroin.

  12. Having moved to Canada I can definitely confirm that North Americans do not know how to do crisps, they can’t even get the name right and insist on chips. The lack of flavours is pitiful as well, even imported brands only do a handful of flavours, impossible to find chicken crisps and cheese and onion morphs into sour cream and chive.

  13. Don’t forget about the dyes that you so rightly banned. When I stopped eating packaged crap several health issues cleared up. I’ve gotten to the point I rarely eat out because additives are everywhere. Initially I did miss the taste I had gotten used to but I quickly realized I had been missing out on quality flavor in my foods.

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