Monday, January 27, 2014

Burton's Fish n Chips Are Back

I had bought my nephews a packet of salt & vinegar flavoured Oddities the other day and it got me reminiscing about a biscuit snack of old - Burton's Fish n Chips. Later that week, I was surprised to see packets available at Asda.

Burton's Fish n Chips are snack biscuits that used to be sold in the school tuck shop. They came in two shapes - a line (a chip) or a fish and were given a salt and vinegar flavour.

The packaging was similar to what you would expect of a regular packet of crisps. However, the design on it was meant to resemble that of a newspaper to play on the fish and chip takeaway theme.

The last time I had seen them around before last week was in a service station on the way home from London in either the late 1990's or early 2000's. Even back then I thought to myself it had been a long while since I had seen them around. Little did I know it would be another fourteen years before I saw them again.

I purchased a multipack that came with five bags and gave them to the boys. They seemed to like them. Me? I thought they weren't that bad. Not as good as I had remembered. Or maybe it's because I have grown up.

Back then, the company had also brought out a chicken flavour - Chicken n Chips - with the fish biscuit replaced for a chicken shape (obviously).

I would also like to try them again. With that said, I always tended to pick the original if I had a choice between the two.

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