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17 Classic Childhood Crisps That You'll Never Taste Again

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1. Walkers Max Red Hot

Walkers attempted to slip an imposter crisp called "Max Flaming Hot" past us, as if we wouldn't notice the difference – the difference being that the old version would melt your jaw off. Nice try, Walkers.
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Walkers attempted to slip an imposter crisp called "Max Flaming Hot" past us, as if we wouldn't notice the difference – the difference being that the old version would melt your jaw off. Nice try, Walkers.

2. Monster Munch Vanilla Ice Cream

Remember when Monster Munch had actual monsters on their packets, instead of just colourful cartoon shapes with eyes? Well, they also had this amazing flavour.
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Remember when Monster Munch had actual monsters on their packets, instead of just colourful cartoon shapes with eyes? Well, they also had this amazing flavour.

3. Nik Naks Scampi 'N' Lemon

Crisps used to be really damn weird. These looked and tasted like they survived a nuclear apocalypse. Sadly we'll never get to see if they actually would.
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Crisps used to be really damn weird. These looked and tasted like they survived a nuclear apocalypse. Sadly we'll never get to see if they actually would.

4. 3D Doritos

The extra dimension gave the snack that little bit more crunch, and who doesn't like a little extra crunch for their money?
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The extra dimension gave the snack that little bit more crunch, and who doesn't like a little extra crunch for their money?

5. Wotsits Prawn Cocktail

Why should the Wotsit be confined to the cheese flavour? It doesn't have to be this way. Bring back the prawn.
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Why should the Wotsit be confined to the cheese flavour? It doesn't have to be this way. Bring back the prawn.

6. Wotsits Flamin' Hot

If the absence of prawn flavoured Wotsits was enough to get you angry, then get a hold of this. FLAMING HOT WOTSITS.
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If the absence of prawn flavoured Wotsits was enough to get you angry, then get a hold of this. FLAMING HOT WOTSITS.

7. Pringles Pizza

Pizza flavour in a can. It was the future, and like the sands of time, we let it slip through our mortal hands.
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Pizza flavour in a can. It was the future, and like the sands of time, we let it slip through our mortal hands.

8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Crunchabungas

Pizza flavoured crisps were all the rage. What happened? Why did we as a species regress to less awesome flavours? Were we ever really worthy of these delicious snacks from the Gods?
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Pizza flavoured crisps were all the rage. What happened? Why did we as a species regress to less awesome flavours? Were we ever really worthy of these delicious snacks from the Gods?

9. Worcestershire Sauce Twiglets

They were a different take on the classic Twiglets. Great if you like that sort of thing, I guess. Still look like something a garden bird would eat though.
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They were a different take on the classic Twiglets. Great if you like that sort of thing, I guess. Still look like something a garden bird would eat though.

10. Skips Tickle Pickle

It was probably best not to eat these before a date, but at almost any other time, they were a welcome snack.
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It was probably best not to eat these before a date, but at almost any other time, they were a welcome snack.

11. Wotsits Wafflers

Wotsists really had some variety in the past. These were resurrected a couple of years ago, but just like Jesus, they disappeared again.
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Wotsists really had some variety in the past. These were resurrected a couple of years ago, but just like Jesus, they disappeared again.

12. Cadbury Snaps

Technically not a crisp, but close enough. If crisps and chocolate went to war, these guys would almost definitely join the coalition of crisps – they just have that feeling to them.
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Technically not a crisp, but close enough. If crisps and chocolate went to war, these guys would almost definitely join the coalition of crisps – they just have that feeling to them.

13. Football Crazy

Crisps for the lads. "Oi, Gaz, fancy a cheeky kick around?" "I can't mate, I'm eating some Football Crazy crisps. Smash it."
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Crisps for the lads. "Oi, Gaz, fancy a cheeky kick around?" "I can't mate, I'm eating some Football Crazy crisps. Smash it."

14. Walkers Builder’s Breakfast

These crisps were the winner of the "create a flavour" competition, in which every smartarse in the country submitted "potato" as an answer. They never took off – possibly due to the fact they tasted nothing like a fry up.
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These crisps were the winner of the "create a flavour" competition, in which every smartarse in the country submitted "potato" as an answer. They never took off – possibly due to the fact they tasted nothing like a fry up.

15. KP Sky Divers

Super old-school. You could probably go to a gentrified area and sell an empty packet as a "vintage, zipless coin holder" for at least £60.
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Super old-school. You could probably go to a gentrified area and sell an empty packet as a "vintage, zipless coin holder" for at least £60.

16. Walkers Sensations Gently Infused Lime with Thai Spices

Back in the days before crisps like "fennel infused organic platypus" and "spiced abstract daffodil" made their way into supermarkets, these were considered super posh.
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Back in the days before crisps like "fennel infused organic platypus" and "spiced abstract daffodil" made their way into supermarkets, these were considered super posh.

17. Discos 'Flava' Bomb

Okay, these were probably discontinued for a reason. Seriously powerful stuff that even came with a warning label, and rightfully so.
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Okay, these were probably discontinued for a reason. Seriously powerful stuff that even came with a warning label, and rightfully so.