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Old 08-30-2019, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!

A bizarre sighting at an Italian petrol station: Highland-themed crisps, complete with pictograms of kilted strongmen.

The flavours are:

Black Pepper Forever!
Tomato or Nothing!
Fight for Vinegar!

They seem to be made in Italy by the Italian company San Carlo, the only English language was on the front of the bag. Has anybody come across these crisps being sold anywhere else?


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Old 08-30-2019, 11:48 AM   #2
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huh!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Patatine-sa.../dp/B06XTSFXMV
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!

Also made in Scotland at one point...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...iness-23465534

They're like McCoys but were the better crisp. Shiny aluminium packets, attractive scotsmen design with claymores on the pack, crinkle cut and long and a good few flavours.

Rare to see where I was from right enough. Haven't laid eyes on them for around 20 years.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:14 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!

And not to divert 'too' much from the topic:

Mackie's Haggis Crisps
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zq1br1qin8...risps.jpg?dl=0
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Old 08-31-2019, 03:08 AM   #6
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Default Re: The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!

Not the best then to mention that the earliest known recipe for potato crisps is... English. The apocryphal American story from upstate New York is just that, apocryphal. But they may well have been first cooked up anywhere, and repeatedly, even in Scotland, but just not so recorded. Some say that the MacDonalds once had a special treat called MacLe˛id friochte.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:42 AM   #7
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Default Re: The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!




In the immortal words of (what I believe
to be)... the old... Noel Coward song:

"Everything Old Is New again." :)



And from Plutarch's Lives:

"For he knew that Men were ruled
by the Kingdom of Names."




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Old 08-31-2019, 08:54 AM   #8
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In the immortal words of a now fairly old song:

"Everything Old Is New Again."


And from Plutarch's Lives:

"For he knew that Men were ruled
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:05 AM   #9
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[snipped]...they may well have been first cooked up
anywhere, and repeatedly, even in Scotland, but just
not so recorded. Some say that the MacDonalds once
had a special treat called MacLe˛id friochte.
The "MacLloyd" wagers US$ .05
that the unrecorded origin is
prehistoric Peruvian ;-)
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The "MacLloyd" wagers US$ .05
that the unrecorded origin is
prehistoric Peruvian ;-)
Cooking oil in any quantity was a rarity before modern oil plant breeding and extraction technology. The Andean Incans had the tatties, but did they have the oil? Though a packet of vinegar crisps might go well with Guinea Pig roast.
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