How can Britain be expected to deal with anything as a nation when we can’t even sort out what fucking crisp bag colour denotes each flavour?
It’s the silent, unspoken problem that has plagued Britain for years. Crisps are a staple part of our national diet, found in your local pub to swanky parties (when served on plates) – yet we’re playing Russian roulette when it comes to flavour.
Reddit user vbloke posted his harrowing tale online this week:
“I donated blood yesterday and sat down for my cuppa afterwards. I grabbed a yellow packet of Seabrooks, expecting them to be chicken flavoured, only to find they were cheese and onion. I had to eat the packet out of politeness, but I secretly resented it.
We really need a British Standard on crisp packet colours to avoid this in future.”
He goes on to suggest the following classification of colour / taste:
- Red: Ready Salted
- Green: Cheese & Onion
- Blue: Salt & Vinegar
- Yellow: Chicken
- Pink: Prawn Cocktail
- Pinky Brown: Beef
- Pinky Beige: Pork
- Dark Brown: BBQ
- Purple: Bacon
- Black: Worcestershire Sauce/Marmite
- White: Sour Cream & Onion/Chive
However, he touched a nerve when it came to the colouring of Cheese & Onion versus Salt & Vinegar, with staunch support on either side.
To settle the debate, an online poll was started that had over 1,200 respondents.
Unfortunately, the results are worse than we feared. Almost a direct 50/50 tie on whether salt & vinegar or cheese & onion flavour should be in green bags.
The news is dire – our country and the public are at a loss. At least Amazon will help us cope.
What do you think?