Lay's Salt & Vinegar Crisps 27.5g Bag 10p each @ Home Bargains
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Lay's Salt & Vinegar Crisps 27.5g Bag 10p each @ Home Bargains

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Found 23rd Jun 2015
Pretty hard to come by over here. Lay's is essentially Walkers , hence the familiar logo. They normally go by this name in America but looking at the back they look like these came from Holland .

Best before is 24/10/15

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Original Poster

Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag like Walkers used to do before they swapped the colour scheme round with cheese and onion

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/media/walkers.jpg
Edited by: "wiggywig" 23rd Jun 2015

I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.

when I travel to Portugal they always sell lays and they sell them in single bags that are the about the size of what a multi pack bag is over here,but they cost less than €1,I always feel robbed when buying walkers crips when I get back in the UK.

anyway heat added
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 23rd Jun 2015

Original Poster

Biggunspaul

I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.when I travel to … I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.when I travel to Portugal they always sell lays and they sell them in single bags that are the about the size of what a multi pack bag is over here,but they cost less than €1,I always feel robbed when buying walkers crips when I get back in the UK.



Heh yeah it seems what theyd call a "share bag" of Walkers here is a standard size for Lays in some countries. I know ive sometimes seen those size bags in the world food sections of supermarkets but theyve been about £1.50

Why do Lays taste better then?

Bigfootpete

Why do Lays taste better then?



Different potatoes ?

Biggunspaul

I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.when I travel to … I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.when I travel to Portugal they always sell lays and they sell them in single bags that are the about the size of what a multi pack bag is over here,but they cost less than €1,I always feel robbed when buying walkers crips when I get back in the UK.anyway heat added

In my country (Colombia) there called 'Margaritas' strange that but they have lemon flavour which is nice.

Theeee best salt & vinegar crisps ever FACT! Gutted they weren't in my local home bargains today.

wiggywig

Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag … Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag like Walkers used to do before they swapped the colour scheme round with cheese and onion


X) that has driven me nuts for so long!
great find wiggy heat added

Original Poster

NinurtaEnki

X) that has driven me nuts for so long! great find wiggy heat added



No idea why they did that. For something like crisp which most companies use sorta default colours for flavours (red for ready salted, brown for beef, pink for prawn cocktail etc) it was annoying back then. Id go into a shop and pick up a few green bags expecting cheese and onion then upon opening them, find they was salt and vinegar. Took a while get used to

wiggywig

No idea why they did that. For something like crisp which most companies … No idea why they did that. For something like crisp which most companies use sorta default colours for flavours (red for ready salted, brown for beef, pink for prawn cocktail etc) it was annoying back then. Id go into a shop and pick up a few green bags expecting cheese and onion then upon opening them, find they was salt and vinegar. Took a while get used to


I still do it now! X) my kids think it's hilarious and I'm like .... NO

wiggywig

Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag … Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag like Walkers used to do before they swapped the colour scheme round with cheese and onion



I bet it was the person who changed the colours who also changed Opal fruits to starburst and Marathon to snickers

You can find different flavours of Lays, different flavours to what we have.

DCFC79

You can find different flavours of Lays, different flavours to what we … You can find different flavours of Lays, different flavours to what we have.



In Portugal they do cheese and ham flavour

BBQ flavour Lays are such a summer holiday snack.

Original Poster

DCFC79

You can find different flavours of Lays, different flavours to what we … You can find different flavours of Lays, different flavours to what we have.




Eurgh

http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/legacy/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4033653053_f0f3f2f28e_z-565x423.jpg

Owned by PepsiCo, hence the also familiar logo

i love layz as they are the best crisps abroad thyre are no different to walkers but i love im glad to hear i can find em in uk now as well

Which home bargains did you get them from?

Original Poster

strippeysoxx

Which home bargains did you get them from?



i got these in the Leigh town center store. just had a box with them in alongside all the other crisps

Wonder if they have an best before date of Saturday like the ones in the UK?

Bigfootpete

Why do Lays taste better then?


Because you're on holiday while you're eating them!!



Bigfootpete

Why do Lays taste better then?

Bigfootpete

Why do Lays taste better then?



Might also be down to the blend of oils.

In the US its a combination of Sunflower and Canola Oil, here in the UK its Sunflower and Rapeseed Oil.

In the 1970s canola was created through traditional plant cross-breeding by removing two things found in the rapeseed plant: glucosinolates and erucic acid. Erucic acid was removed because it was believed to be inedible or toxic in high doses. The newly developed plant was renamed "canola" – a combination of "Canadian" and "Oil" (or ola) to make this difference apparent.

Not necessarily a good thing as its GM.

Biggunspaul

I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.when I travel to … I think the UK is the only one that calls them walkers.when I travel to Portugal they always sell lays and they sell them in single bags that are the about the size of what a multi pack bag is over here,but they cost less than €1,I always feel robbed when buying walkers crips when I get back in the UK.anyway heat added



They are called Smiths in Australia, Chipsy in Egypt, Poca in Vietnam, Tapuchips in Israel, Margarita in Colombia and Sabritas in Mexico.

All part of Pepsi-Co owned evil empire.

Two other logos that are the same are Walls here and Good Humor in the US, and TK Maxx is TJ Maxx in the US, named TK here because of the one time store TJ Hughes.

wiggywig

i got these in the Leigh town center store. just had a box with them in … i got these in the Leigh town center store. just had a box with them in alongside all the other crisps



You bought your Lays from Leigh, are you making this up now!?

scouser100000

Because you're on holiday while you're eating them!!



That's more than likely the real reason.

It's the same as drinking Super bock in a foreign climate by the side of a pool,it tastes better than it does over here
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 23rd Jun 2015

wiggywig

Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag … Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag like Walkers used to do before they swapped the colour scheme round with cheese and onion

Cheers for that just proved to my friend that salt and vinegar should be in a
wiggywig

Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag … Thought it was nice to see salt and vinegar crisps back in a blue bag like Walkers used to do before they swapped the colour scheme round with cheese and onion

Cheers for that just proved to my mate salt and vinegar should be in a blue bag lol

cicobuff

Might also be down to the blend of oils.In the US its a combination of … Might also be down to the blend of oils.In the US its a combination of Sunflower and Canola Oil, here in the UK its Sunflower and Rapeseed Oil.In the 1970s canola was created through traditional plant cross-breeding by removing two things found in the rapeseed plant: glucosinolates and erucic acid. Erucic acid was removed because it was believed to be inedible or toxic in high doses. The newly developed plant was renamed "canola" – a combination of "Canadian" and "Oil" (or ola) to make this difference apparent.Not necessarily a good thing as its GM.



Which is not necessarily a bad thing and "...created through traditional plant cross-breeding" is not GM anyway.

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yrreb88

Which is not necessarily a bad thing and "...created through traditional … Which is not necessarily a bad thing and "...created through traditional plant cross-breeding" is not GM anyway.



Yeah I had a little giggle at that. I like to play spot the Daily Heil reader while on HUKD, I think I found one hahaha

yrreb88

Which is not necessarily a bad thing and "...created through traditional … Which is not necessarily a bad thing and "...created through traditional plant cross-breeding" is not GM anyway.



I think you will find plenty of [websites] that list canola as GM

cicobuff

I think you will find plenty of [websites] that list canola as GM



You stated Canola was GM and made from traditional plant breeding methods. If it was from GM canola, and not all of it is, it would be labelled anyway. If it was invented by GM then I don't see a problem, there's less potentially toxic things in it according to your description You should check your sources and look up the science.

I thought you were referring to canola not rapeseed and regardless according to your link "...no GM rapeseed is grown in Europe." so I really don't see the problem here.

yrreb88

You stated Canola was GM and made from traditional plant breeding … You stated Canola was GM and made from traditional plant breeding methods. If it was from GM canola, and not all of it is, it would be labelled anyway. If it was invented by GM then I don't see a problem, there's less potentially toxic things in it according to your description You should check your sources and look up the science. I thought you were referring to canola not rapeseed and regardless according to your link "...no GM rapeseed is grown in Europe." so I really don't see the problem here.



I did not state that, the article I [copied] the italics from stated that, hence why I put it in italics.

And canola IS rapeseed that has been modified hence the traditional plant breeding methods. The problem comes into play in canola being seeds being genetically modified in 90% of crops to withstand spraying with pesticides and herbicides I was listing that to show the difference between canola and rapeseed that is used in europe. Lays potato chips in America use canola oil, I know this and know they taste different...obviously Lays europe will not use canola but I do not know the blend of oils used, hence once again there may be a difference in taste between Walkers crisps and Lays potato chips due to the blend as I said.

Source....I have family that live in America...and visit around once a year.

Edited by: "cicobuff" 24th Jun 2015

cicobuff

I did not state that, the article I [copied] the italics from stated … I did not state that, the article I [copied] the italics from stated that, hence why I put it in italics.And canola IS rapeseed that has been modified hence the traditional plant breeding methods. The problem comes into play in canola being seeds being genetically modified in 90% of crops to withstand spraying with pesticides and herbicides I was listing that to show the difference between canola and rapeseed that is used in europe. Lays potato chips in America use canola oil, I know this and know they taste different...obviously Lays europe will not use canola but I do not know the blend of oils used, hence once again there may be a difference in taste between Walkers crisps and Lays potato chips due to the blend as I said.Source....I have family that live in America...and visit around once a year.



If you're going to copy something from an article and say you didn't state it, why paste it? I know it was a copypaste but the point is you were talking about GM and the quote clearly stated canola was initially nothing to do with GM.

Canola is modified rapeseed so you should also realise dalmations and poodles are modified wolves. You can buy canola oil in the UK and it will state if it is from GM source. It's also worth mentioning that the same breeding techniques were applied to UK rapeseed to reduce the amount of erucic acid.

You are also perpetuating typical GM myths. Pesticide, herbicide and insecticide use decreases thanks to GM crops. Bt GM crops eliminate the use of bt whereas regular farming, including organic, still use it, ironically at a potential detriment to the environment. One recent meta-analysis of 147 studies found:

"On average, GM technology adoption has reduced chemical pesticide use by 37%, increased crop yields by 22%, and increased farmer profits by 68%. Yield gains and pesticide reductions are larger for insect-resistant crops than for herbicide-tolerant crops. Yield and profit gains are higher in developing countries than in developed countries."

Edited by: "yrreb88" 24th Jun 2015

yrreb88

If you're going to copy something from an article and say you didn't … If you're going to copy something from an article and say you didn't state it, why paste it? I know it was a copypaste but the point is you were talking about GM and the quote clearly stated canola was initially nothing to do with GM. Canola is modified rapeseed so you should also realise dalmations and poodles are modified wolves. You can buy canola oil in the UK and it will state if it is from GM source. It's also worth mentioning that the same breeding techniques were applied to UK rapeseed to reduce the amount of erucic acid. You are also perpetuating typical GM myths. Pesticide, herbicide and insecticide use decreases thanks to GM crops. Bt GM crops eliminate the use of bt whereas regular farming, including organic, still use it, ironically at a potential detriment to the environment. One recent meta-analysis of 147 studies found:"On average, GM technology adoption has reduced chemical pesticide use by 37%, increased crop yields by 22%, and increased farmer profits by 68%. Yield gains and pesticide reductions are larger for insect-resistant crops than for herbicide-tolerant crops. Yield and profit gains are higher in developing countries than in developed countries."



I said I did not state it because I did not state it, the article in italics stated that canola as a plant was formed from cross breeding from traditional planting methods, you made wrongful assumptions. I added myself that it is not necessarily a good thing (referring to Canola) as it is GM...which 90% of it is, unless it states its organic then it is. The reason for copying and pasting what I put in italics was to explain what Canola is and how the word derived, which I believe it did.

Today, levels of erucic acid in foods are strictly controlled and regulated - so there is no risk of any harm to health.

Erucic acid is naturally found in some oils. There have been no confirmed reports of erucic acid causing health problems in humans, however, findings from animal and laboratory studies suggest that regular consumption of high levels of erucic acid may be a risk to heart health. As such, during the seventies and eighties, the levels of erucic acids in food were addressed and reduced using breeding techniques - and remain strictly controlled and regulated for food safety today. Rapeseed in the UK is one of two oils (linseed) that is grown and bottled here and both commercially have zero GM, 90% of Canola is GM.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 24th Jun 2015

Can I just say that I like the paprika flavour Lays that they sell in Spain... :-)
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