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Old 26-07-2009, 03:05
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They were THE yummiest snack ever invented.

I just emailed Burton's to find out where I can get some from.

That is how sad my life is!
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Old 26-07-2009, 03:16
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I noticed some in my local Londis shop the other day. Must be at least 10 years since I'd last seen them......
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Old 26-07-2009, 03:30
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Awkward swines to eat though.

Didn't they used to come in plain and beef flavours?
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Old 26-07-2009, 03:37
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OP, I agree. These little fluffy pillows of delight were the best snack ever invented. I used to rush home from school to get a bag in Nobby's sweet shop every day, they were beautiful.
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Old 26-07-2009, 09:44
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I noticed some in my local Londis shop the other day. Must be at least 10 years since I'd last seen them......
I don't think I've seen them since I used to buy them at junior school - if I remember correctly at a cost of 3d I loved them and have never found anything else as good.

P.S. Am I right in thinking they used to come in a red bag ?
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Old 26-07-2009, 14:37
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Yes, red bag! Marvellous! And....there are other people with nothing better to do than discuss potato snacks. Oh happy day!
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Old 26-07-2009, 14:39
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OP, I agree. These little fluffy pillows of delight were the best snack ever invented. I used to rush home from school to get a bag in Nobby's sweet shop every day, they were beautiful.
Fluffy pillows of delight! LOL!
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Old 26-07-2009, 14:42
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I noticed some in my local Londis shop the other day. Must be at least 10 years since I'd last seen them......
So they still make them!! (Or Londis have really old stock!) I live in the North - we don't have any Londis shops!!!
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Old 26-07-2009, 14:44
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Yes, red bag! Marvellous! And....there are other people with nothing better to do than discuss potato snacks. Oh happy day!


I'm just glad someone else remembers them - I got to the stage I thought I must have imagined them - my OH doesn't know what I'm talking about when I try to describe them
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Old 26-07-2009, 15:22
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didnt they do cheese and onion flavour as well or am I thinking of something else?
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Old 26-07-2009, 15:25
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Did someone say puff!

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Old 26-07-2009, 15:42
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I live in the North - we don't have any Londis shops!!!
There are loads of Londis shops in the North.
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Old 26-07-2009, 15:44
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didnt they do cheese and onion flavour as well or am I thinking of something else?
I only remember the one "potato puff" flavour
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Old 26-07-2009, 16:46
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and what about Wheeler's crisps - the ones with a squirrel on the front and shaped oddly enough like wheels!
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Old 26-07-2009, 19:26
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and what about Wheeler's crisps - the ones with a squirrel on the front and shaped oddly enough like wheels!
Yay - lovely - salt and vinegar, ready salted, or cheese and onoin flavour .
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Old 26-07-2009, 19:58
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They were THE yummiest snack ever invented.

I just emailed Burton's to find out where I can get some from.

That is how sad my life is!
Unfortunately they don't make them anymore.

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Old 26-07-2009, 20:28
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http://www.sweetiebag.com/sweets-cho...-Onion-455.asp

Only 10p
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Old 26-07-2009, 20:33
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Did they not do Cheese and Tomato flavour too??? I remember potato puffs with that flavour, they were my mums fave - she was addicted to them lol
but I dont remember the packet being the same as the one in that link
then again - I'm talking about 18-20 years ago now that I think about it
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Old 26-07-2009, 21:21
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Did they not do Cheese and Tomato flavour too??? I remember potato puffs with that flavour, they were my mums fave - she was addicted to them lol
but I dont remember the packet being the same as the one in that link
then again - I'm talking about 18-20 years ago now that I think about it
Yeah the packaging does look different to what I can remember as well (around 15 years ago I'd say)
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Old 26-07-2009, 21:34
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Unfortunately they don't make them anymore.

Yes, they stopped making them a few years ago. The plant where they were made was actually shut down I believe.

If you find any, I'd have a good look at the sell by date before you buy..it's likely to be about 3 years past the date at the minimum.
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Old 26-07-2009, 21:36
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Blue bags were salt & vinegar, red bags were ready salted and brown bags were beef...and they were only 2p in my day!
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Old 27-07-2009, 15:30
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I noticed some in my local Londis shop the other day. Must be at least 10 years since I'd last seen them......
Received this from Burtons....

"Thank you for your e-mail. Burton's Potato Puffs were discontinued about
five years ago when Burtonís Foods made the decision to move away from the
production of mainstream savoury snacks due to the highly competitive
nature of this market. Burtonís focus is now on sweet biscuit production
and the marketing of premium savoury under the Bertolli licence.

We have no plans for the re-introduction of these savoury products."

Were the ones in Londis an appetizing green colour?
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Old 09-09-2010, 17:31
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We should get a factory and bring them back !!!
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Old 22-09-2011, 02:42
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I bought a pack of Walkers Crinkles today and ended up with a flash back of crisps from yonder year. I think it was Puffs that I was thinking of but can't find a picture of the actual crisp to find out. Either way if anyone is still looking for a fix of the old good stuff I think Walkers might have a close contender
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