Walkers releases Tikka Masala and cheese fondue flavours to mark 70th birthday

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15 March, 2018, 08:01

by George Martin

Walkers is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a range of flavours inspired by every decade it has been making crisps.

The crisp company are recreating the classic flavours from the UK's favourite dishes of decades gone by.

The flavours from the last six decades are: Coronation chicken (1950s), roast lamb and mint (1960s), cheese fondue (1970s), chicken Tikka Masala (1980s), BBQ ribs (1990s) and sweet chilli (2000s).

The limited edition flavours will be available from Sunday.

The walkers flavours are intended to celebrate all the decades it has been making crisps (Photo: Walkers)

Walkers are known for their daring forays into the world of abnormal crisp flavours.

Cheese fondue as well as lamb and mint flavours seem to be aimed at crisp lovers with a more adventurous palette.

70 years

Walkers was founded in Leicester in 1948 by Englishman Henry Walker.

The company started making crisps after World War II to keep customers satisfied while meat rationing took meat off the table.

Rachel Holms from Walkers said: "To have been a household name in homes up and down the country for the last 70 years is a remarkable achievement."

"We would like to thank the British public for the support that they have shown us over the decades, and are proud to be the 'nations favourite crisp brand'."

A version of this story first appeared on our sister site inews.co.uk