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

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

  1. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Bobby's salt and vinegar spirals were excellent. Not as good as the original Smiths Twists, though.

    And Salt & Vinegar were always blue, apart from Walkers', which were always green.
  2. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Smiths and most other salt'n vinegar are blue. Walkers are just wrong, that's their idea of a brand image.

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  3. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Always fond of Horror Bags myself.
  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Anyone remember Smiths Salt 'n' Shake?
    "Look for the little blue bag"
    "Flavours my arse" :D
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  5. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Still available, good if you want a low salt crisp.
  6. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    They did briefly run a variant called Flavour n'Shake, IIRC half a dozen flavours in little different coloured bags but it was dreadful - can't have lasted much more than a year.

  7. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    Ace pic. I did enjoy Discos and Outer Spacers.

    Snaps and Frazzles conspicuous by their absence...

    Edit - seen the Snaps :)

    God life was so simple and brilliant and ace back then :(
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  8. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    The 70's really were the decade that invented good taste.
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  9. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    This was the standard bag of salt and vinegar until walkers came from nowhere to dominate the market (sometime in the 80s iirc)

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  10. moon

    moon Happy Happy Jo Wonderland

    Did anyone put their empty crisp packets in the oven to shrink them? For some reason this was a 'thing' to do...
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  11. gosub

    gosub ~#


    and they, who invented cheese and onion crisps have now switched to yellow (which makes sense) [​IMG]
  12. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

  13. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Wish you could still get Chipmunk OXO flavour crisps.

    Also, on the Walkers subject, they own Smiths at some point, but spelt smoky as in bacon, differently on the different brands, one company used an e the other didn't!!
  14. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    It's only Walkers who muddle the colours. All is well with Hula Hoops.
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  15. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was a diy version of these shrinky dink things that came in cereal packets :)
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  16. moon

    moon Happy Happy Jo Wonderland


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  17. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    They are two different companies. Strange but true. Tayto in the Republic were around for a couple of years before the Armagh effort came into existence. Both taste remarkably similar and god only knows how they sorted out the trademark/copyright business but there you go!
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  18. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Ahhh, came across the yellow in local Irish cente recently, confused me. That explains it. Proper Tayto are still red
  19. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Bit difficult to find over here. Not impossible, though. I tend to go for the Armagh brand because my local Morrison sells them...
  20. gosub

    gosub ~#

    When I was in Leith, the local Tesco stocked them on the Irish aisle.
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  21. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    As far as I know salt is white and vinegar is a sort of brown colour. I have never seen blue or green salt or for that matter vinegar.
  22. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    When Irish aisles are smiling
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  23. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    Tayto Cheese and Onion has fuck all on


    fact :p
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  24. DaveCinzano


    The first time I ever came across Smith's Salt 'n' Shake I thought that the blue sachet was a free gift, like in cereal bozes. On opening it up and seeing a white crystalline substance I assumed it was sugar, because, well, obviously sugar. So I emptied it into the sugar bowl. Was pleased as punch with myself for my good deed, and excitedly told Mum what I had done when she got home later that day :cool:
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  25. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Yeah but

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  26. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Aye, King are grand crisps, but Tayto win it for red, by virtue of having invented the flavour
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  27. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    The idea is that salt comes from the sea, and the sea is blue.

    And onions are green (sort of).
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  28. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Just.. no.
  29. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    That would make ready salted prime candidate for blue surely? I thought that cos salt and vinegar is what you put on fish and chips which is associated with the sea then that explains the blue
  30. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    God yes. One school holidays in the 70s I did hundreds. Remember wrapping them in very loose silver foil envelopes to keep them flat. Going to try it again. Must be better than X box 1?
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