The crisp of the gods.
Next to Guinness
is considered to be one of Irelands most famous home grown products.
Tayto was set up in 1954 by Joe Murphy
from Donabate in Co. Dublin
Famous for it's cheese and onion
flavor, it is easily the most popular crisp in the Ireland. They also produce a fine bag of salt and vinegar
among other brands (listed below).
However, within the last two to three years, the crisp wars
have hotted up, with Walker Crisps
UK attempting to penetrate the Irish market with it's sub-standard produce. Walkers deemed it necessary to name their crisps after famous footballing "stars" such as Michael Owen
. Henceforth, the market is saturated with crisps such as "Cheese n' Owen
", "Salt n' Lineker
" after Gary Lineker
, and worst of all, I don't know who thought this one up, "Keanly Salted
" after Roy Keane
, an obvious and badly executed attempt to appeal to the Irish publics love affair with Roy. Who in the name of jaysus
would name a crisp
like that? I hope that person got fired.
Other competition to Tayto's crispy dictatorship comes in the form of smaller, less well known brands Perri
and Ma Grady's
, as well as the usual suspects
ie. Hula Hoops
. The crinkle cut
varieties such as McCoys
, Hunky Dorys
also provide some competition, but not enough to topple the mighty force that is Tayto.
Is it any coincedence then that Tayto cheese and onion are repackaged and sold as "Kings
" in England
Ingredients of Tayto cheese and onion:
Flavouring (Flavour Enhancer
Other Tayto brands:
(formerly Monster Munch
Jonnie Onion Rings