Creative Genius at Walkers

How did the greasy razor thin slivers of potato that Walkers specialise in ever get to be market leader, it's the perfect example of how England is the original lumpenproletariat nation state. Nothing is too bad for the likes of us, we'll ignore all the better brands of crisps because Walkers spend more money on marketing, and that Lineker lad fronts the ads on tele, so (We was robbed) etc. I saw this shit back in the 90's when they first came over to Ireland, they went from a market share of 0% to 60% overnight regardless of the fact that they were average crisps- they just had enough money to bribe the shops to kick out X amount of the existing brands. Anytime a multinational company comes into a country for the first time they're instantly a success. Even if they're shit, consumers ignore what their tastebuds are telling them as they have to be good, otherwise the company wouldn't have become big in the first place. To this day you still see people in frankie & Bennys who are over the age of ten, hard to believe I know but it's true.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Even if they're shit, consumers ignore what their tastebuds are telling them as they have to be good, otherwise the company wouldn't have become big in the first place. To this day you still see people in frankie & Bennys who are over the age of ten, hard to believe I know but it's true.
Well yeah, look at the global success of Budweiser. Or even Guinness - not that it's anything like as bad as Bud, of course, but as stouts go it's pretty much the boring and generic one going.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
British people hate and envy things that are nice. It's our most enduring national characteristic. In a cafe the other day, when I asked for butter to lubricate the bone-dry croissant I had just been served, the waiter looked at me with something approaching incomprehension. The food was edible, so why would I want to make it pleasant?

Same with practicality. What would we want proper insulation in houses for? What would that achieve except making people warmer and happier? Ridiculous.
 
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Leo

Active member
Same with practicality. What would we want proper insulation in houses for? What would that achieve except making people warmer and happier? Ridiculous.
LOL...my relatives' house in the midlands is perpetually cold, occasionally they will briefly turn up the heat up in winter to "take the edge off". the effects are traumatic: my English wife makes up for years of childhood suffering by cranking our heat from October to April and setting the air conditioners on high from May to September.

wtf is up with you people? just the opposite of most Americans, who's only desire is to lounge in the lap of luxury and comfort whether they can afford to do so or not.
 

luka

Moderator
LOL...my relatives' house in the midlands is perpetually cold, occasionally they will briefly turn up the heat up in winter to "take the edge off". the effects are traumatic: my English wife makes up for years of childhood suffering by cranking our heat from October to April and setting the air conditioners on high from May to September.

wtf is up with you people? just the opposite of most Americans, who's only desire is to lounge in the lap of luxury and comfort whether they can afford to do so or not.
reminds me of william burroughs fulminating at Timothy Leary's overstocked fridge, the squander and surplus. what happened to your proud puritan inheritance?
 

Leo

Active member
most americans suffer from youngest-child syndrome, essentially irresponsible and primarily concerned about what will benefit them right now.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
In a cafe the other day, when I asked for butter to lubricate the bone-dry croissant I had just been served, the waiter looked at me with something approaching incomprehension.
Is it possible that s/he was perturbed at the thought of what you intended to do with said croissant once it was adequately lubricated?
 

martin

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Houses should be cold in winter. So should offices. I'm sitting here with my summer desk fan blowing into my face to stay awake, while co-workers ponce around in short sleeves - all because the central heating's cranked up to Sahara Desert levels. What do people think fucking jumpers are for? Of course, it's the same contemptible crybabies who run for the thermostat the moment their fingers go a bit blue who then lecture us all on flying. Here's my carbon footprint - on your energy-wasting arse!

Re: crisps - anyone know if you can get these in London?

kebab crisps.jpg
 

luka

Moderator
I had a packet of sriracha crisps from Walkers 'trending flavours' range. Nothing special. Prefer ketchup flavour.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I think it was Walkers that made those 'builder's breakfast' crisps which tasted of burnt egg and toast. Bloody awful.
 

martin

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I trialled Walkers' Max Strong Hot Chicken Wings the other day. Tasted more like overcooked roast chicken skin. A very rich tang that became a bit sickly after a few mouthfuls.

As for "max strong", they're not that hot, and I'm not even a chilli 'hard man'. Similar heat to the Thai Sweet Chilli 'posh' packets.

1.5 out of 10.
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
Chip shop curry flavour - any tasting notes?

Horrible yellow-brown currant-strewn slime chip shop curry or an attempt at the thick orangey-brown goodness you only get at chip shops run by Chinese families?

(Turns out it's a McCoys flavour)
 
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