There’s a crisp maker in the UK (potato chip for others) by the name of Walkers and they make a lot of very popular crisps.  Last year they ran a competition where you could suggest a flavour you’d love to see and the overall winner will get £10,000 and a portion of profits from the winning flavour.  I put a few entries in myself but wasn’t too serious about it, my sister had a few ideas too and we spent some time putting together one fairly good entry along with a pretty good image to accompany it.  In the event a lot of people suggested the same flavour the one they judged that had the best image would be chosen so it did make a difference, supposedly.

This past month they’ve announced six flavours that the public can pick from and vote for with the winner being decided from that.  What six flavours are they?  The most pathetic, disgusting sounding flavours I could imagine!  It makes me wonder if they did it on purpose so that any sales will be low before the flavour is killed off, thus limiting what they have to pay to the final winner.  I’ll list the flavours under this but suffice to say that I won’t be trying ANY of them.  I’m interested to see what is eventually shown as the winner but I’m already guessing it’ll be one of the more obvious and less disgusting choices.

1.  Builder’s Breakfast – egg, bacon, sausage and beans
2.  Crispy Duck and Hoisin
3.  Onion Bhaji
4.  Chilli & Chocolate
5.  Fish & Chips
6.  Cajun Squirrel

OK, let’s take a look at that list.  Chilli and chocolate…. you’re telling me that it was a highly suggested flavour?  I don’t buy that one bit.  Cajun Squirrel?  What?  Why?  Is it April 1st already?  The other four flavours I could maybe see being somewhat popular but there were some I suggested that had been suggested already by a lot of others and I refuse to believe that the two I listed were more popular.  Out of those six disgusting flavours I’d be surprised if the winner wasn’t either Builder’s Breakfast or Onion Bhaji with Fish & Chips an outside bet.  Anything else that wins will prove to me that the so-called competition wasn’t serious about picking a popular flavour and more about picking one that would limit the money they’d have to pay to the overall winner.