20 Childhood Crisps You’ve Probably Forgotten About

We love looking back on the food we used to eat as youngsters, and childhood crisps always bring back a lot of memories. How much pocket money did you get each week when you were a kid? 10p? 20p? 50p? Surely not a whole pound? However much it was, I bet you could afford to buy at least one decent packet of crisps with it, and boy did we have some amazing potato-based snacks available to purchase back in the 1980s.

We bet you remember Space Raiders, and we bet you remember Chipsticks. But do you remember Nibbitz and Super Hoopers? It’s these forgotten crisps that have inspired us to write the following article ‘20 Childhood Crisps You’ve Probably Forgotten About’. Enjoy!


1. Fish ‘n’ Chips

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We know that many of you will have eaten Burton’s Fish ‘n’ Chips as kids, but were they one of your favourites?

Check out the picture below to really give yourself some 80s feels.

2. Quarterbacks

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Remember Quarterbacks? They were supposed to taste like American cheeseburgers!

3. Meanies

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Believe it or not you can still purchase KP Meanies today!

Did you used to enjoy snacking on these back in the day?

4. Tangy Toms

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Tangy Toms are also still available today, but do they taste as good as they did back in the 80s?

5. Happy Snax

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Happy Snax were cheap, and great to keep us kids quiet for a few minutes!

Onion flavour was our favourite…

6. Jaws

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Jaws crisps were advertised as ‘the snack that bites back!’

7. Fangs

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With Fangs you could send off for a ‘horror mask’ after you had consumed 6 packets.

Spooky!

8. Salt ‘n’ Shake

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Salt ‘n’ Shake crisps asked us to ‘look for the little blue salt bag’ which we had to open, insert and shake around the packet ourselves.

You can still find them today!

9. Loony Tunes

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Walkers released this range of crisps with packets that featured our favourite Loony Tunes characters.

Did you ever manage to get your hands on a bag?

10. Banshee Bones

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If we’re completely honest we don’t remember Banshee Bones, but we know for a fact that some of you do!

11. Hedgehog

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Yes you read that correctly, there was once Hedgehog flavoured crisps.

Did anyone ever try these? And more importantly, did they taste of Hedgehogs?

12. Football Crazy

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These were ‘crunchy corn and potato snacks’, which somehow tasted better because the packet had some footballing action on the front.

13. Tudor

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Do you remember Tudor crisps?

Which was your favourite flavour?

14. The Real Ghostbusters

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For 10p we could purchase these ‘teeth tingling’ tomato flavoured corn snacks.

15. Walkers OXO

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Yes, Walkers once released OXO flavoured crisps.

We’re sure they tasted fine, right?

16. Nibb-it

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We’re scraping the very bottom of your memories now, does anyone remember these?

17. Potato Puffs

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These were fantastic but were made up of about 90% air.

18. Wheelies

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Somehow the motorbike action on the front of a packet of Wheelies made them taste twice as good.

19. Farmer Browns

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Who remembers Farmer Browns?

These crisps would have set you back a whopping 8p!

20. ThunderCats

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These were crunchy snacks based on our favourite feline cartoon, and you could even send off for some free ThunderCats glitter stickers!