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    Britain nuts over squirrel flavour crisps

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Gannon, Jan 16, 2009.

    Chilli and chocolate, crispy duck with hoisin sauce and Cajun squirrel are among a tastebud-testing new range of crisp flavours launched in Britain on Friday.

    The flavours, chosen by the public and developed with the help of top chief Heston Blumethal, also include fish and chips, builder's breakfast and onion bhaji.

    "The complexities of flavour fascinate me and to watch the British public get so excited about taste has been absolutely inspiring," said Blumenthal, chef of the Michelin three-starred Fat Duck restaurant.

    "We've had an incredible response and sifting through the entries has been quite incredible. I can't wait to see which one the public choose as their winner!" he said.

    The six flavours were chosen from more than a million suggestions sent in to crisp makers Walkers after they launched their "Do Us A Flavour" campaign last year to find out the British public's snack tastes.

    They will be sold until May, after which there will be a vote to decide which flavour stays on sale permanently. The creator of the winner will get 50,000 pounds (77,000 dollars, 56,000 euros) plus one percent of future sales.

    Of the six finalists, only one was proposed by a man: Cajun squirrel is the brainchild of Martyn Wright, 26, who said he was inspired to enter when he saw squirrel on a restaurant menu.

    "This gentle Cajun flavouring will be delicious for the public and although the idea might sound bizarre, it really works," he said, while underlining that no squirrels were harmed in making the crisps.

    From Yahoo! News: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090109/tuk-britain-nuts-over-squirrel-flavour-c-a7ad41d.html
     
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    Pffft. They rejected my "roast human" idea :(
     
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    .... you Brits are bloody odd!
     
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    That sounds really good. :)
     
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    This reminds me of what Jones Cola does sometimes. One year around Thanksgiving, they came out with pop the flavour of stuff that you eat at Thanksgiving, including turkey.
     
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    And that's why you love us !! ;)
     
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    Yeah I remember seeing that.

    Yuck! but how do they taste like squirrel without being squirrel? In fact, why's it even called that? lol

    Oh my god....Matt calls me Squizzel :( They're gonna make me into crisps!
     
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    I enjoy squirrel - in meat form after it's been shot and roasted on coals with some potatoes. But as a snack chip? Hmmm....

    You Brits have definitely got imagination, I'll give you that much!
     
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    Think i'll stick with boring old ready salted.
     
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    Perhaps I'm just not very adventurous with my food preferences, but every option listed sounds absolutely horrific. :eek:

    I'm going to have to side with Corpsetastic on this one and stick with my boring old Doritos. :p ...And be grateful that I'm not in Britain while everyone's busy losing their minds.

    At least they're doing one thing correctly: I didnt see 'coon on that list. Trust me. Nothing can make raccoon taste alright. Nothing.
     
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    Yay for walkers and their bloody tasty publicity needs!! WOO!!

    Although this bit is a little depressing; "50,000 pounds (77,000 dollars, 56,000 euros) "...£50k is €56k...y'know if america didn't want independence this would never of happened!!

    *hollow yay* for walkers!
     
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    Damn, I want to get me some of that stuff. Sounds delicious, in a strange, strange way. haha
     
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    Hahaa, Cajun Squirrel.
    Although, with the chilli chocolate, I have had dark chocolate which has had chilli layer in it, and it was lovely. Only, I don't suppose crisps will be. :p
     
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    I've always liked oddball flavours. Squirrel sounds interesting, but the duck in hoisin sauce sounds positively fascinating.

    Japanese Kit Kats come in mint, roast sweet potato, chestnut, and mint.

    Fanta has dozens of weird variations, including Lactic white grape (Taiwan), and Berry Love (Thailand).
     
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    lol! I can't exactly say no to that one... :rolleyes:

    And after reading through this thread, I can't believe how many people said that Australians are odd for having Spearmint Milk.

    I mean what is with roast sweet potato kit kats? That is just seriously odd!

    I think I will just stay in Australia and be seen as odd with my Spearmint Milk (or milk mouth wash as Dan calls it)!

    I like original smiths crisps, or the sweet chilli ones (which is as strange as I will go when it comes to crisps).
     
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    Hey, I want some of that! :D
     

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