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A potato can have no finer fate than ending up as an Irish crisp

Irish crisps Tayto are the consummate crisps, and a potato can have no nobler fate than to end up in a packet of Tayto cheese-and-onion crisps. For the author, Taytos are a once-a-year treat, entangled with their Irish roots.

  • Irish crisps Tayto are the consummate crisps, and a potato can have no nobler fate than to end up in a packet of Tayto cheese-and-onion crisps.
  • Tayto was established in Ireland in 1954 by Joe ‘Spud’ Murphy and he has been credited with transforming crisps by using artificial flavours.
  • Once upon a time, even industrially produced foods had a limited range, to travel was to discover not only the cooking in other places, but the snacks.
  • For the author, Taytos are a once-a-year treat, to be eaten on a beach in south-west Ireland, entangled with their Irish roots.
  • A bag of Taytos is the antithesis of seasonal or local food, but somehow the ingenious seasoning should taste no different in a London park than in Murphy’s homeland.
A potato can have no finer fate than ending up as an Irish crisp
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