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post Feb 8 2005, 09:05 PM
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I remember the days when you decided to open a packet of crisps and they literally could explode due to the sheer volume contained inside.

Just now, I opened a packet about 2 minutes ago, and to my horror I find about 20 of the tiny little potato buggers huddled away at the bottom; the rest of the bag containing nothing but air. sad.gif

So dear forumites, where have all the crisps gone?


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post Feb 8 2005, 09:33 PM
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I think it's just because when you are a kid you are smaller so it just looked like loads. *noddles*

Either that or there's a potato shortage.


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post Feb 8 2005, 10:13 PM
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So it's not evil crisp corporations trying to squeeze every last penny from my already well wrung pockets?

Phew, thats a relief.

*Goes back to conforming, consuming and obeying.*


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post Feb 8 2005, 10:37 PM
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Nope - it's all about the mind altering drugs with the crisp companies.


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post Feb 8 2005, 10:46 PM
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*sniffs the flavouring off of some salt and vinegar crisps*

What's that you say?


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post Feb 8 2005, 10:55 PM
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Actually, I swear Pringles must use some sort of mind altering drug in their crisps. How else could they make them so morish?


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post Feb 10 2005, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (little_bear @ Feb 8 2005, 11:55 PM)
Actually, I swear Pringles must use some sort of mind altering drug in their crisps.  How else could they make them so morish?
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Salt.

My personal hatred for crisps is that there are so many stupid flavours now. Just about every possible meal is now available in crisp form. Stick with the traditional: Ready Salted, Cheese & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, and Smoky Bacon. *Perhaps* allow the odd Roast Chicken in, but that's it. I want none of these Marmite or Ketchup flavours. Stupid.

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I think it's just because when you are a kid you are smaller so it just looked like loads. *noddles*


I remember watching/reading something about a guy who wrote to the makers of Wagon Wheels (the chocolate "bar"), saying it wasn't as big as it used to be. And their reply was that it looked bigger when he was younger, because he was smaller.

Funny!

(because they also later admitted that the edge had been thinned slightly over the years).

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post Feb 11 2005, 03:27 AM
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My personal hatred for crisps is that there are so many stupid flavours now. Just about every possible meal is now available in crisp form. Stick with the traditional: Ready Salted, Cheese & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, and Smoky Bacon. *Perhaps* allow the odd Roast Chicken in, but that's it. I want none of these Marmite or Ketchup flavours. Stupid.

I hate that too have you seen meat pie,cheese sandwich,bacon breakfast androast pork each oneis grosser than the next.
I did like the add they had for greek style chips before the olympics where they were saying they're so good you'll never get around to working and they zoomed out and had a group of laborers sitting in a half finished olympic stadium with hurdlers tripping over weelbarrows as they discussed the goodness of the chips.
Have you niticed they don't but as much flavor in any more when i was 8 i could smell someone open a pack of S&V chips from the other side of the house but now I'm stuffing my nosein to get a wiff of it


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post Feb 11 2005, 04:35 AM
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wow. And I thought we had a lot of flavors here in the states... Nothing on you, though... MMMMM smokey bacon...


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post Feb 11 2005, 04:48 AM
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Maybe they just made the bags bigger as the years went on?


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post Feb 11 2005, 04:53 AM
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Just like here! Fewer chips (Crisps), more air!


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post Feb 11 2005, 02:19 PM
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I think its the other bags their passing off too by class. Common people eat plain salt an vinegar where as those who want a bit of class have Baltic Seasalt and Vinegar. Same crisps different name same number of crisps shared between the two.

Crisps! Building borders in class seperation!


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post Feb 11 2005, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE (Quoth(The Raven) @ Feb 11 2005, 05:53 AM)
Just like here! Fewer chips (Crisps), more air!
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Yeah, I guess the added air must be to 'protect' the crisps from 'damage'.

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post Feb 12 2005, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (Quoth(The Raven) @ Feb 11 2005, 05:35 AM)
wow. And I thought we had a lot of flavors here in the states... Nothing on you, though...
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All the new ones just taste like "Salt & Vinegar" anyway.

And when you think about it, what kind of a flavour is salt and vinegar anyway? At least the others (Cheese, Onion, Smoky Bacon, Roast Chicken) are proper foods, but that one is just condiments. Stupid.

I wonder who will be the first to release 'Potato' flavoured crisps!
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post Feb 13 2005, 12:05 AM
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^There are potato wedge flavored chips^........


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post Feb 13 2005, 05:38 AM
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QUOTE (Hobbes @ Feb 12 2005, 06:48 PM)
QUOTE (Quoth(The Raven) @ Feb 11 2005, 05:35 AM)
wow. And I thought we had a lot of flavors here in the states... Nothing on you, though...
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I wonder who will be the first to release 'Potato' flavoured crisps!
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They already have 'em. They're called 'Pringles'.... laugh.gif


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post Feb 13 2005, 09:24 AM
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QUOTE (Hobbes @ Feb 12 2005, 10:48 PM)
All the new ones just taste like "Salt & Vinegar" anyway.

And when you think about it, what kind of a flavour is salt and vinegar anyway? At least the others (Cheese, Onion, Smoky Bacon, Roast Chicken) are proper foods, but that one is just condiments. Stupid.
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Chips (hot chips wink.gif) with salt and vinegar on are teh scrummylicious! Making crisps with that flavouring is just copying that. I know of nothing else that will make my content belly grumble then the waft from someone elses bag of chip with salt and vinegar on them! *rubs belly now she's been thinking about food*


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post Feb 14 2005, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Feb 13 2005, 10:24 AM)
Chips (hot chips wink.gif) with salt and vinegar on are teh scrummylicious!
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Yuck... vinegar.
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post Feb 14 2005, 08:07 PM
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How can you not like vinegar?


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QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Feb 14 2005, 09:07 PM)
How can you not like vinegar?
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"Eurgh... vinegar"

^ Like that ^

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post Feb 14 2005, 08:43 PM
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Nope, I'm sorry - you know the rules. All opinions must have a very valid and clear explination. Otherwise we will have to flame and quite possibly ban you. *noddles* biggrin.gif wink.gif tongue.gif


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post Feb 27 2005, 06:38 AM
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I recently saw Guacamole flavored chips... Disgusting...


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Whatever happened to Taco flavored chips... there don't seem to be any on the shelves, anymore... sad.gif


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Perhaps when we were younger, we were happy with just the fact that we had chips. The sheer glee of opening that shiny, metallic bag and getting that first whiff of the chips helped to make you think that there were more. Not like now when everyone's always looking for more or bigger or better. Not even taking time to smell the chips. Ah, the good old days... Also, perhaps because our stomachs were smaller, the smaller amount was sufficient to fill us up 100%. Now that our tummies are bigger, that same amount only fills up roughly 13.546%. Perhaps the absolute amount of chips may not have decreased but the base against which you are comparing the amount of chips (how much they fill you up) has increased, causing the perceived amount of chips to be less. Or it could just be some big government conspiracy to eventually have one chip per bag so that we could create more waste and spend more money. :-p

Oh, and funked)out_frog (or anyone who knows), are "hot chips" just chips that have been heated? Or something else? I'm getting an image of a bag of Frito-Lays in an oven...


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