Walkers celebrates its 70th anniversary with six limited edition flavours

Walkers Crisps is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the company is introducing six new flavours.

The limited edition flavoured crisps are all based on famous dishes from the last six decades of the iconic brand’s existence.

Walkers was founded in 1948 in Leicester by Henry Walker and initially started off making potato crisps, but now produces a range of other snacks.

The limited edition flavours include ‘Coronation Chicken’ for the 1950s, while the 1960s is remembered for its ‘Roast Lamb and Mint’ flavour. ‘Cheese Fondue’ flavour marks the 1970s, and the popular ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’ represents the flavours of the 1980s. ‘BBQ Rib’ flavour marks the 1990s, and the most recent flavour ‘Sweet Chilli’ to celebrate the 2000s.

The Walkers site in Leicester is the largest crisp production plant in the world, producing over 11 million bags of crisps per day and using about 800 tons of locally produced potatoes.

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 ‘nation’s favourite crisp brand’.”

The six limited edition flavour crisps will be available from Sunday 18 March.