Food of the Eighties, Savoury Straws
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Does anyone remember the chipstick style crisps? they were orange in colour with a distinctive but undiscribbable taste, and you just couldn't eat one packet, very addictive
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claire - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
They were the best. You could eat packet after packet.
liz wardrop - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
loved them,how dae a get them
Heather - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Anolds Savoury straws in ared packet then they did a cheese flavour they used to stick in your teeth they lush...
natasha j - September 28, 2010 - Report this comment
ohh i remember savoury straws they were brill:DD my mum used to buy loads of packets from the van in easterhouse and me and ma wee sis used to steel packets from her lol< ohh i wish you could still get them:( x
John K - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved them cheese ones and the Worcestershire sauce ones. Bring them back.Please. lol
lisa - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
plz plz plz if anyone eva finds a place to buy them let me know, best things eva,,, deffo bring them back, by the truck load, straight to my
amanda mccrum - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
can any1 tell me were i can buy the old savoury straws from
Melanie G - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Cheesy Straws SO much - I could eat 4 packets in 1 sitting, something I would never do with todays crisps. They were my after school treat in the 80's along with a Wispa and a 'Mandy' comic!! They are the stuff of legend and would love to see them return!
diane - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
savoury straws and anyone remember cheese and onion waffles they were amazing
jim - October 30, 2011 - Report this comment
how do u get them and if not they should make them again
Courty - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
My mum use to get me a box at a time of them
doc newton - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
loved them so much i found to empty packets both flavors wen i was digging founds il take a photo and up load
Tracy ad mags - April 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Me and my pal Mags loved cheesy savoury straws and we are desperate to know where to get them it's brings back so many memories of our childhood
clare - April 21, 2012 - Report this comment
yes, bring back cheesy savory straws...who made them ???
Karl - January 18, 2013 - Report this comment
We used to get the from a van that used to come round the doors selling fruit and veg and other stuff. We called it the "Hooter Van" cause it used to pull into the street and hoot its horn and everyone came running! Savoury Straws were legend but they just disapeared!!!
Angela - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
It was smiths that made them they make bacon frazzled and chipsticks also the savoury straw packet was same as chipstick one only orange can't get them any where for love nor money
Rab - March 17, 2013 - Report this comment
It wasn't Smith's that made them, it was a company called C.D.C, If I remember correctly. But aye, they were awesome crisps, especially the cheese ones...SOMEONE PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!
jonny - August 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Tudor Crisps made them, the spicy ones in a maroon packet and the cheesy in a yellow/orange one. After Walkers took over they stopped making them, presumably because of the French Fries brand but Savoury Straws were far superior.
elaine - September 07, 2013 - Report this comment
omg I loved the cheese one's and it was CDC on the packets in Scotland
Dawn - January 04, 2014 - Report this comment
We have seen the return of "fish & chips" why can't we have cheesy straws back ? That would be epic !!
nikki - January 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Can we please get them back to plz that would be fab
Car - May 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Everyone get on to walkers and ask them to relaunch them :)
Kev - September 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Savoury Straws are back! Well, sort of, anyway... I was recently in Boston and we picked up a bag of "Andy Capp's" crisps, the Cheddar Straws brand, and they're the same sort of taste and texture as the old 80s UK 'Savoury Straws'. If they aren't the same, then they're certainly VERY similar to the old-style Savoury Straws. Try them.
Bob - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Glad I'm not the only one to remember. CDC Crisps Scotland in an orange bag and very cheesy.
Keith Gill - March 30, 2015 - Report this comment
The were actually made by Tudor Crisps a subsidiary of Smiths and I was the Marketing Manager who helped create them. They were produced by John Pike, the Operations Manager for savoury snacks and then John and I, along with 2 others went on to create Phileas Fogg about 2 years after.
julie - April 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Sort it out Keith Gill, bring them back.
Maria Meenan - June 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring them back, they were the best crisps in the world - ever! Where do I sign the petition?😃
Monkeyhanger - June 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Spicy savoury straws were by far my favourite childhood crisps. When my dad moved us all down from Hartlepool to Southampton for his job and you couldn't get a "canny bag o' Tudor" down there I was gutted. First visit down to Southampton from my Nana, and she turned up with 2 suitcases, which seemed odd. One of the cases was filled with Tudor savoury straws (about 120 packets!). Happy days!
Kevin - June 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Indeed. Let's get these crisps back on supermarkets' shelves... I even wrote to Tesco, to suggest they import these Andy Capp's crisps for their "international" section, but so far nothing...
MelanieG - August 17, 2015 - Report this comment
The Tudor ones were amazing. although similar packaging the CDC ones were not the same (sorry)...hard to describe but a corn snack which was 'harder' than chipsticks ... hope the Tudor lovers get this!!!
Terry martin - September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember savory straws 1979-1980 my wife was pregnant with our first child she took a craving for savory straws I used to buy boxes and boxes if them from our local shop my wife's tounge was blistered and sore from eating them but it never stopped her bring back the savory straw
Kevin - October 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Has anyone else tried these Andy Capp crisps, then? I'd like to get a second opinion, particularly from someone who once also enjoyed "Savoury Straws", as to whether these are indeed from the same (and/or similar) recipe...
Brian D - January 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Omg i remember cheesy straws and they were amazing big time,but i remember cheese and onion waffles both were amazing.So disappointed they stopped making them...BRING THEM BACK PLZ PLZ
Big Al... - July 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved them ate the spicy didn't like the cheeses one's they stopped for a bit then the cheeses one's came back on the market but not the spicy I asked the chap in the shop why no spicy ones he said«it's 1 of 2 reasons either Europe have banned some of the ingredients or 2 theyre carcinogenic.. true....
malcolm - August 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Remember sam spuz cheese and onion
Sharon - September 30, 2016 - Report this comment
I am so glad there are others who remember savoury straws I was beginning to think it was just me lol. I absolutely loved them both spicy and cheesy and I've looked out for something similar for years but to no avail. Don't you wish old favourites were back so you could taste one more time before you kick the bucket?
Paul - March 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Being a Cheese Savoury Straw acolyte I bought two packets of the Andy Capp's crisps on the previous poster's recommendation. And, yes, they are similar- especially in texture, but the flavour is different. Still they're probably the closest you can get these days to the supreme crisp that is Cheese Savoury Straws. There's always hope they'll come back - I also loved cheesy Nik-Naks until they discontinued them but recently they brought out those Cheetos Crunchy Cheese flavoured that are identical.
Sean - April 17, 2017 - Report this comment
I've now been down the rabbit hole trying to find out more info about CDC, Smith's and Keith Gill the Phileas Fogg guy, to see if there's any more info on these amazing crisps but I've yet to even find a picture of them. I need to somehow get a campaign started to bring these crisps back, there must be some way for this to happen?
Tony Crancher - April 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Anybody have a picture of the cdc savoury straws packaging
Jacqueline - October 28, 2017 - Report this comment
These were the best every crisps Im going to write to Tudor see if they can russel me up a few bags yummy
Sandra - January 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I used love cheese savoury straws they were delish
Steven - February 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Best Crisps ever! I still don't understand why they stopped selling them :(
janine - February 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I would love to see a picture of a bag of savoury straws. Looked everywhere, even tried to contact walkers Crisps. I'm sad...

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