We are definitely a nation of crisp lovers and a national poll has found Brits love Walkers cheese and onion crisps the most. But what gets your vote?
The majority of people love a bag of crisps, but fierce debate is sparked over which flavour is the best – and a national survey believes it has unearthed the answer.
Researchers surveyed 2,000 British adults to discover the crisps we hold dearest to our hearts, with almost half (47%) saying Walkers cheese and onion are the best.
Two other Walkers flavours, ready salted and salt and vinegar, also featured in the top 10, coming in fourth and sixth place, respectively.
But the British favourite beat off strong competition from US brand, Pringles, with their original flavour coming in second place, with 46% of the vote.
From butcher to crisp maker
Walkers was founded in 1948 in Leicester by a local butcher named Henry Walker.
During post-war rationing, he saw his factory output drop dramatically, so he started looking at alternative products.
As potato crisps were becoming increasingly popular, he decided to focus on hand slicing and frying potatoes to make crisps. The crisps were sprinkled with salt and sold at threepence a bag.
Other British favourites, Quavers (42%), Bacon Frazzles (36%) and Pickled Onion Monster Munch (35%) made the top 10, as did the more the discerning Kettle Chip (37%).
The survey by Perspectus Global revealed the average Brit eats a packet of crisps a day, with the younger generation of 16 to 29-year olds eating eight packs a week, while the over-60s manage four packs a week.
Ellie Glason, from Perspectus Global, said: “It’s clear to see from our research that Britain truly is a nation of crisp lovers.”
London and Belfast are the crisp capitals of Britain, eating more eight packets a week, according to the poll.