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Quiz about British Potato Crisps or Corn Snacks
Quiz about British Potato Crisps or Corn Snacks

British Potato Crisps or Corn Snacks Quiz


All about UK Potato Crisps and Corn Snacks

A multiple-choice quiz by t_s. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
t_s
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
302,254
Updated
Jan 03 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
3071
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Mike2055 (7/10), Guest 84 (10/10), Guest 94 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In many countries the folk who live there snack on what are generally known as potato chips. What name do they refer to them in the United Kingdom? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Going back a bit in time, what was the name of the brand of crisps which shared a name with an historical, long extinct English royal house? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What flavour of crisps are in a green coloured packet made by Walkers? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which brand of crisps made Hot Dog & Mustard, Kipper and Roast Lamb and Mint Sauce flavours? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Was there ever a hedgehog flavour of crisps produced?


Question 6 of 10
6. There is also a two-word brand name of crisps which the first word refers to the colour of a precious metal, the second word, in this case, means 'miracle' which brand is it? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which year did Monster Munch crisps first appear on the market? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the name of the crisps which share a packet with a small blue sachet containing salt? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Chipsticks, a maize and potato crisp snack, also made originally by Smiths Crisps, have two flavours one of which is Ready Salted. What is the other? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. KP Snacks produced a potato snack crisp which is a ring shaped cylinder and can fit on and be eaten from the end of the fingertips. What is the product name of this interesting and tasty snack? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In many countries the folk who live there snack on what are generally known as potato chips. What name do they refer to them in the United Kingdom?

Answer: Crisps

Yes, the British have named them crisps. These tasty snacks are hard in texture and make lovely crunchy, snapping noises when eaten. Once this question is answered and the information has been read and we know what to call them, we will refer to them as crisps (as a general term, this name also includes corn snacks).

The word 'chips' in the UK are actually the equivalent name for USA term 'French Fries'.

Crunchers and melters are not names for crisps in the UK.
2. Going back a bit in time, what was the name of the brand of crisps which shared a name with an historical, long extinct English royal house?

Answer: Tudor Crisps

These crisps began in N.E. England in the latter half of the 1940s. In the early 1960s Smith's Crisps took over the company. The specialty of this brand was the unusual available flavours. Smiths and Tudor Crisps were taken over by the owners of Walkers Crisps and in 2003, sadly, Tudor Crisps ceased to exist.

The Tudor Royal House ruled from 1485 until 1603 and had the infamous King Henry VIII as one of its many monarchs. The last Tudor monarch was his unmarried daughter Queen Elizabeth I, whose mother was the ill fated Anne Boleyn.

The only connection with this brand of crisps and that royal house is that they share the same name.

Bourbon is an old French Royal House which ruled France and Navarre from the 16th century. Spain and Luxembourg currently have Bourbon descended monarchs. Chocolate cream filled biscuits are named after this one also.

Windsor the Royal House of the current UK Royal Family, there is a biscuit also with this name. The name emerged as this during WWI from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha due to the anti German feeling of the realm at the time.

Hanover was originally a German Royal House. Queen Victoria, among many other European monarchs were descended from this Royal House. She married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the present day UK Royal Family are descended from this couple, as are many European Royals. Prince Ernst August of Hanover, born in West Germany in 1983, is one of the younger direct members of it. If there is a snack named after it, it certainly was never used as the name of a UK crisp.
3. What flavour of crisps are in a green coloured packet made by Walkers?

Answer: Salt & Vinegar

Yes, these have a delicious salty and sour combination and if several packets get eaten in quick succession, the mouth can smart and sting for a while, an extremely acidic taste but it is completely worth it, YUM, burn baby burn!

Cheese & onion - a blue coloured packet.
Chilli & lemon - a mainly yellow coloured packet.
Steak & onion - a brown coloured packet.

All Walkers crisps are well worth tasting.
4. Which brand of crisps made Hot Dog & Mustard, Kipper and Roast Lamb and Mint Sauce flavours?

Answer: Tudor Crisps

Yes, these and many more unusual flavours were produced to delight our taste buds by this company. I remember these crisps being sold in junior school tuckshop and munching my way through a packet of Pickled Onion flavour at playtime, hoping no one wanted to share. Ah nostalgia, those were the days!

Hanover, Bourbon, and Windsor Crisps are not the make of British potato crisps, but of European royal houses as explained in the info. section of question 2. However, Tudor was also a royal house but the crisps have no actual connection apart from the name.
5. Was there ever a hedgehog flavour of crisps produced?

Answer: Yes

There is absolutely no possible 'No', 'Perhaps' or 'Maybe' about it, it is a definite 'Yes' on this one as in the early 1980s, Hedgehog Foods Ltd produced crisps which were supposedly hedgehog flavoured. It was a tongue-in-cheek action on their part but the product took off! Thankfully, the crisps were actually flavoured with pork fat and no hedgehogs were harmed in the process, although, I doubt that pigs would be particularly appeased by that fact! Romany Gypsies apparently, traditionally eat roasted hedgehog and their opinion was asked for regarding the flavour and the product was flavoured to as near the real thing as was possible.
6. There is also a two-word brand name of crisps which the first word refers to the colour of a precious metal, the second word, in this case, means 'miracle' which brand is it?

Answer: Golden Wonder

Yes, it is this famous brand of tasty crisps which first appeared in 1947. This company, a revolutionary force and brand leader in the world of British potato crisps, produced many firsts in the various production processes through out the years.

Silvery Surprise, Platinum Phenomenon and Rhodium Reverence all have first word names pertaining to precious metals. The second word of each is an alternative definition of the word 'wonder', however, as far as is known no crisps brands have these names.
7. Which year did Monster Munch crisps first appear on the market?

Answer: 1977

These corn snack crisps were launched that year by Smiths Crisps. They have been re-launched along with some new interesting flavours by Walkers Crisps whom took over the product in the mid 1990's. The crisps themselves are shaped like monster's feet and currently have the delicious flavours, Pickled Onion, Roast Beef, Chilli Dog and Flamin' Hot.

Which ever products that were launched in 1888, 1944 and 1966, most definitely were not this product.
8. What is the name of the crisps which share a packet with a small blue sachet containing salt?

Answer: Salt 'n' Shake

Yes, these are the oldest known crisps in the UK, originally made by Smiths. The packet contains plain unflavoured crisps and the little blue sachet is to enable people to add salt personally. This product was taken over by the owners of Walkers Crisps.

DIY (do it yourself) Crisps and Shakems do not exist in UK as they were fabricated by the author of this quiz.

Already salted is what most plain salted crisps are no matter what the brand.
9. Chipsticks, a maize and potato crisp snack, also made originally by Smiths Crisps, have two flavours one of which is Ready Salted. What is the other?

Answer: Salt 'n' Vinegar

Yes, this is the other flavour of these yummy snack crisps. Now also owned by Walkers.

So far, this product has no Gammon 'n' Mustard, Cheese 'n' Pickle or Sour Cream 'n' Onion flavours, maybe one day? Who knows!

The folk Down-Under also have Salt 'n' Vinegar Chipsticks to munch on.
Chipsticks are produced and sold in the middle east with other alternative flavours but not in the UK.
10. KP Snacks produced a potato snack crisp which is a ring shaped cylinder and can fit on and be eaten from the end of the fingertips. What is the product name of this interesting and tasty snack?

Answer: Hula Hoops

This snack was launched in 1973 by the aforementioned food company which was founded in 1853 and produced confectionery at the time. It is also famous for Salted Peanuts and many other crisps and snack products. United Biscuits own the brand now, amongst many other brand names. Many folk stick these crisps on the end of the fingertips and eat them from there!

Ringos, made by Golden Wonder are larger, more irregular circular shaped crisps.
Circle Rounds and Finger Rings are made-up names and no UK crisps are named this.
Source: Author t_s

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