Calbee Tomato Wave Cut Chips – back (2008)

Calbee Tomato Wave Cut Chips - back (2008)

More clues here:

we learn how Potato-San oversees the production process, and we find indeed that these are “Premium Potato Chips with Delicious Tomato Sauce”. Yumm… I guess.

We also find that there might be more where this came from at www.calbee.com.hk (it’s here all the way from Hong Kong).

Supposedly made on New Year’s Eve 2008, we also read a warning: “Produced in a factory where crustacean, egg, fish, peanuts and not products are also handled” – possibly even computer parts and LCD screens and cheap DVDs!

Verdict: You got to diversify if you want to survive the global credit crunch!

Calbee Tomato Wave Cut Chips – front (2008)

Calbee Tomato Wave Cut Chips - front (2008)

Whoa, what have we here?

I found this on the street in Haringey the other day, the only English words I can make out are what it says in the title, plus that there’s 55g in the bag.

The little mascot at the bottom has a “potato” ribbon on him. This bag reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer and Bart go to a rubbish dump and find a box with Homer’s face on it – the rest is in Japanese.

Strangely compelling, we thought it best to give you the full picture and scan the back side as well…

Walkers' Smoky Bacon Flavour – Big Eat Edition (2009, sunbathed)

Walkers' Smoky Bacon Flavour - Big Eat Edition (2009, sunbathed)

Here’s a great example of what happens with a crisp bag when it’s been out in the sun too long.

As it takes about 500 million years for a foil bag to completely disintegrate, sunlight is responsible for doing this job. Obviously, buried under a huge pile of garbage in a landfill, that’s no use, but I suppose that if you give it time, EVERYTHING is biodgarable. We just need to wait for the next big bang, and we should be sorted.

I found this bag on my way from work, so it’s taken in situ and left there.

Rest in piece, Bacon Flavour!

Phileas Fogg: Mexican Sweet Chilli Flavour (2009)

Phileas Fogg: Mexican Sweet Chilli Flavour (2009)

The professional UK Crisp Market is getting crowded with more new players in the Champions League. Enter Phileas Fogg, whom we’ve seen already going round the world in 80 days.

Very nice crisps with creatively named flavours, these little greasballs are made by United Biscuits Ltd and give you a little world map on the bag of what other flavours you can get. 38g in the bag, and a website at www.phileasfogg.com.

Verdict: Nice