do you have any proof that salt and vinegar used to be blue?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by bluestreak, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    it's a well known fact that in the 80s salt and vinegar crisps used to come in blue packets but at some point they changed to come in green packets. walkers deny this. but we all know. if you google search, you can see that everyone knew this. but still it gets denied. so we want evidence dammit/ help.
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  2. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    Weren't they Smiths or Golden Wonder though?
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  3. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    Green = cheese and onion imo.
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  4. FunkyUK

    FunkyUK u=5337

    walkers always blue - KP Green
  5. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Think it was Smiths. The plain ones with the blue sachet, yeah?? White packet with red piping iirc.

    Walkers have always been wrong uns with their colours, so they're not lying. I thought you were on about the salt packets!!
  6. Jorum

    Jorum Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Until Walkers contaminated the whole industry. Now everyone copies their blasphemous colours.
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  7. ajk

    ajk that's a shame

    Everyone knows S&V = blue and C&O = green, because the science adds up. Salt comes from the sea and the sea is blue, onions are vegetables and vegetables are green. Walkers and their wilfully idiosyncratic heresy should be ignored. Or, burn their factories to the ground and salt the ashes.
  8. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Nah, that's salt n shake. They're different again.

    I think Golden Wonder had it the right way round.
  9. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Golden Wonder were blue and dominant in the market. Walkers became dominant in the market and theirs was and is green. Which is wrong, but I guess I'm used to it now.

    But everyone knows cheese and onion should be green and salt and vinegar should be blue.
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  10. Jorum

    Jorum Well-Known Member

    At least they kept Prawn Cocktail pink. Even they realised it would be a step to far. Rioting in the streets.

    Although the crisp industry definition of what a prawn cocktail actually tastes like has always been interesing.
  11. ajk

    ajk that's a shame

  12. ajk

    ajk that's a shame




    Fuck you, Walkers. Fuck you.
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  13. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    The fact that everyone else, including Tayto, XL, Lay's and Seabrooks still use turquoisey blue for s'n'v crisps and snacks, as do Chip Sticks, Ringos and Snack-a-jacks. Walkers are just wrong, and should be killed in the face.

    oops - beaten to it!
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  14. Jorum

    Jorum Well-Known Member

    I was under impression that Lays was walkers under a different name. In which case our continental cousins obvioulsly took a stand for blue.

    Btw Lays in Russia do cream of mushroom flavour crisps which are fucking gorgeous.
  15. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    We need a letter writing campaign.
  16. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I'm not putting up with this corporate rewriting of history. Just because it happened before a million blogs would have posted pictures, doesn't mean that I don't remember salt and vinegar being blue, and complaining about it when they changed, and I am not having my memory questioned by fucking Walkers.

    Remember - Cadburys said that Creme Eggs didn't get smaller every year, too.
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  17. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Does anyone remember those works of crisplike genius that were called 'Fish'N'Chips' and came in a bag that was made to resemble newspaper?

    For they were, verily (and notwithstanding Roast Beef Monster Munch) the true King Of Crisps.
  18. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I thought Lays were Walkers.
  19. ajk

    ajk that's a shame

    Lays and Walkers are both owned by Pepsi, hence the similar packaging. Although Lays get the colour right. It comes to something when we're failing at snacks compared to the bloody Yanks.

    Anyway, Tayto says blue for S&V, and Tayto is Lord of all Crisps.
  20. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    oh god.. they were lush.. we used to get a pack every Sat morning after swimming club.... and a honeycomb if we had enough pocket money!

    When I was growing up there were no Walkers - just Golden Wonder and they were blue for S&V and green for C&O.. I know this for an absolute certainty 'cos a) I worked in a sweet shop and b) my mum had a Golden Wonder cheese and onion crisp addiction and I used to buy them by the boxload from the sweet shop for her (and then steal them all when she wasn't looking... :D)
  21. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    I did a little Google search and it seems that Red Mill now make Fish'N'Chips crisps.

    I shall have to go and seek out the King Of Crisps and nibble away at some before letting folk know if they are as good as the originals.
  22. Yetman

    Yetman Cheesecar Fucksquad #1

    FishNChips are actually biscuits. As are the equally gorgeous ChickenNChips N BurgerNChips.
  23. perplexis

    perplexis A change of scene, a change of style....

    Shouldn't this be in philosophy? :confused:
    I mean, I recall blue being the colour of salt and vinegar, but that doesn't necessarily make it true.
    What is true? What is real?
  24. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Walkers S&V has never been blue, always been green. Walkers C&O is blue.

    Every other crisp maker had S&V in blue, and C&O in green. Where's the fucking confusion?
  25. ethel

    ethel Well-Known Member

  26. Pingu

    Pingu Credo



    S&V should be blue
  27. selamlar

    selamlar is aware of the irony.

    Lays and Walkers are the same mob, but, and this is the important bit, Lays Salt and Vinegar (when they can be obtained) come in a green packet over here, but blue packets elsewhere in Europe.
  28. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    There was always more chips than fish - always annoyed me. I eventually spurned them for Scampi and Lemon Nik Naks.

    As for colours - I never saw Walkers until I came over to England and all their colours are wrong. In NI Tayto Cheese and Onion are yellow and red which muddies the water a bit further but blue for Salt 'n' Vinegar is consistent across the board with:

    Light brown - chicken
    dark brown - beef
    pink - prawn cocktail
    light purple - bacon
    dark purple - gammon (well Tudor Crisps were that colour anyway...)
  29. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    This may mean a change to blue from green in the future - happened with Twix and Snickers, could happen to crisp packets too.
  30. Jazzz

    Jazzz the truth don't care Banned

    Is it just me or is not the case that - as well as everyone else's - Walker's Salt and Vinegar used to be blue? And their Cheese & Onion green? And then they flipped them and have tried to brainwash us that they never did? :(

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