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kara
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I remember these crisps fondly from my childhood, does anyone else remember potato puffs and are they still available?

I have looked online with no luck, and have never saw them in any of the major supermarkets which is where I used to buy them.

If I remember correctly it was usually a multi-pack of 6 that I would buy, though single packets were also available.

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sushilover
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Sadly after thorough research it looks like Potato Puffs are no longer being made, oh how I wish I was wrong! I could be… I grew up on these crisps as a kid (do not worry, I was not neglected),

I can only ever remember there being 3 flavours, ready salted, salt & vinegar and cheese & onion, but it looks like they also had a Beef flavour too, and maybe others also.

I found one website who were claiming to sell cheese & onion for just 10p a packet, but the website looks very dodgy indeed, the add to cart feature does not even work and it looks like what once was a website has been abandoned, so I will not be recommending that link to anyone.

From what I remember these crisps were a little oily, and they appeared like someone had crushed the whole packet, loads of delicious little individual flakes. Some people online are claiming that local corner shops where they are from are still selling these, but mines certainly does not. I would imagine however if corner shops were selling them, we would have at least found someone selling them online, even on eBay, but nothing listed on their either! So to answer your question, I do not think you can buy these delicious crisps anywhere :(

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@sushilover. I was the production manager for Walters Potatoe Puffs manufactured in North Acton around 1964. They were also made at Burtons Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh. Both factories were part of Garfield Weston's empire at Associated British Foods. When I was there we made plain, cheese and onion and barbecue flavoured puffs ( possibly more flavours after I left) as well as Potatoe Straws. We sold the puffs to mainly tuck shops for 3d packet ( when crisps were 4d). The puffs were distributed by Westons alongside the famous large Wagon Wheels.

 

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@John

Why, oh why does'nt someone start making these again. The barbecue flavoured

ones were tastier than any 'crisp' on the market today.

 

 

 

 

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@John

 

I would agree with Sushilover,  my addiction was gained from the local swimming baths and along with Ovaltine out of a tap, jammie dodgers, highland toffe, tunnocks wafers and hard jelly snakes were never to be found outside those venues.

 

So, so sad.

Phil

 

 

 

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@John I'm hoping you can answer me this one .....  I'm positive that potato puff were fried in lard, ( which made them so delicious) but hubby insists they would have been fried in oil. Can you resolve the argument please ?? Haha.

 

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@John I went to John Perryn school,  nearby. I used to babysit for Frank and Maya Kraus. I think his Father worked for the Company.  My name was Lesley Ince. Now Russell. We used to be given Potato Puffs by the Factory. 

 

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The nearest equivalent is Hula Hoops Puft. Similar to the old puffs. I used to love them.

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@Terry B

I tried Hula Hoops Puft and I am sorry to say but they were nothing like Potato Puffs. Not even close.

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Posted by: @Terry B

The nearest equivalent is Hula Hoops Puft. Similar to the old puffs. I used to love them.

They crisps are nothing like Potato Puffs but the hula hoops puft crisps are nice, especially the salt & vinegar flavour. 

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The beef ones were the best ever. I need them back in my life. 

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Posted by: @Hughesy

The beef ones were the best ever. I need them back in my life. 

I preferred the cheese & onion flavour :) Have you tried the flamin hot wotsits, they are amazing.

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Melanie
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@Hughesy I loved the beef ones, we used to get them from a shop in the early 90s called 'pop in'  and hula hoop puft are noyhing alike unfortunately 

 

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When I was in primary school they sold potato puffs in the tuck shop and I would buy 3 packets every day. I wonder why they stopped making them as I am sure they would still be popular today.

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