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Zweifel 22 40.00%
Walkers (or Lay's for the yanks) 19 34.55%
M&S 1 1.82%
Other 13 23.64%
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Do they taste good?
They are good, but Lidl only has a limited choices, so I am missing the more spicy/exotic variants from home... I once brought a (Turkish-Swiss) friend a pack of "Döner taste" back from Germany (which they produced with comedian Kaya Yanar)... but according to the package was that a "Lümütüd Edition".
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I'd rather get my hands on these...

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I'd rather get my hands on these...
I prefer choclates anyway... good good.

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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

anyone found a place that sells the Pringles S & V chips (without ordering online)?

Havent found them in stores here yet.
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

I need the option "equal on taste but at least walkers allow me to buy a small bag and get my fix with less than a whole days calories"

if anyone is thinking of mentioning self control, salt and vinegar crisps over ride that function in my brain
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I need the option "equal on taste but at least walkers allow me to buy a small bag and get my fix with less than a whole days calories"

if anyone is thinking of mentioning self control, salt and vinegar crisps over ride that function in my brain
The best about Walkers (etc) is that they scrapped the defacto monopoly of Zweifel (quite nice chaps, the Messrs Zweifel, in fact, but monopolies are not good). When they came up with the Pommes Chips in the mid 60ies (before that, you only had the Pommes Frites in Switzerland and Southern Germany) it of course was a nice add-on and a novelty, and in order to capture the market, it was relatively cheap. And it even was available in Migros, as the Zweifels refused to participate in the general assault of big business against the discount-house of Mr Gottlieb Duttweiler. So, no, the Zweifels are great chaps, but they need some real competition !
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anyone found a place that sells the Pringles S & V chips (without ordering online)?

Havent found them in stores here yet.
I wouldn't touch Pringles with a barge pole. Disgusting things.

I learnt how they make them the other day. They get goats to eat normal potato chips and chew them thoroughly.
The goats then spit out the chewed up potato. This gets rolled out, cut into circles and baked and then put in tubes.
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

I am a big fan of crinkle cut chips, easy chips from aldi. But kettle chips win big time.
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I would vote for these

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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

It's an "other" vote for me. My favourites are McCoys flame grilled steak and some South African brands (Simba and Willards).
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I've not voted yet but based on packaging, it seems to me that Zweifel and Walkers / Lays are all the same company somewhere along the line?
The packaging looks similar but Zweifel is definitely a separate, Swiss company. Walkers/Lay's is under the control of Pepsico. It seems Walkers was a separate UK company up to 1991. I'm not sure if the crisps taste differently between the US and UK, but I know Walkers have a bigger variety of flavours than Lay's. Love Walkers Prawn Cocktail, Marmite, Sensations-Thai Sweet Chili, etc.. For that reason I was a big fan of Walkers; I remember when Zweifel only had two flavours, nature and paprika. Decent crisps, but boring... I'm not going to say "oh how Swiss" Now that they have expanded their lineup, including the nice Secrets series (thicker-cut crisps), I don't miss Walkers as much. They should come out with an onion and cheese (gruyère) flavour!
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

My fav was always Golden Wander cheese and onion but alas you can't get them anymore but I can still get my second choice of pickled onion monster munch
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

Zweifel Cractiv - especially the new Sour Cream flavour. Almost a substitue for cheese and onion - but perhaps I've been here too long!
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

Seabrooks S&V
McCoys s&V

the kings of the crisp world, and a cheese sandwhich is nothing without them

Brannigans for the pub though
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I wouldn't touch Pringles with a barge pole. Disgusting things.

I learnt how they make them the other day. They get goats to eat normal potato chips and chew them thoroughly.
The goats then spit out the chewed up potato. This gets rolled out, cut into circles and baked and then put in tubes.
Can't somehow believe that. Does that mean then that the Pringles factories have farms of millions of goats somewhere (because Pringles are available world-wide - saw them in Australia 2 years ago), all chewing and spitting out potatoes all day long?

Seems hardly credible. Machines would do it much more efficiently.
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

I shoot up Kettle vinegar CRISPS when I am any near to it
The ultimate chips ever.
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Re: Zweifel versus Walkers

I also like crisps alternatives like Skips, Quavers, Nik Naks and Monster Munch.
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scampi and lemon nik naks so good but you can't inflict yourself on people for a while after eating them
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Can't somehow believe that. Does that mean then that the Pringles factories have farms of millions of goats somewhere (because Pringles are available world-wide - saw them in Australia 2 years ago), all chewing and spitting out potatoes all day long?

Seems hardly credible. Machines would do it much more efficiently.
They used mechanised goats, so in effect you're both right.

Mind, if you'd ever seen one of the cybernetic abominations you'd never eat a Pringle chip again. I grew up with cyborg hamsters (my Uncle Bertrand was always tinkering with rodents and computers), so I'm used to such creatures, but I should imagine they'd be pretty off-putting to the average consumer of potato crisps.

That's why they have to keep their goats in secret bunkers located deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and destroy all photographic evidence that comes to light.

I love Pringles, though, goats or no goats. Their Pale Ale and Pickled Onion flavour chips are the best thing since sliced bread reformed potato pieces.
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