We all know that it is good to buy and eat local, and at least British, produce where possible. Not only does it keep our food miles down but it also helps support farmers and growers within our own economy.
Walkers have recently announced that the flavours that people know and love now include home-grown ingredients sourced from British farms and producers. This builds on their commitment to use only British potatoes. The 11 flavours from the Walkers core range will feature ingredients from Somerset, the Vale of Evesham, Devon, Dorset and Worcester.
Go on – can you name all 11 flavours – I’ve given you some clues already…
To help showcase their Home Grown range, Walkers sent me a hamper containing all the core flavours plus a few of the special ingredients they are now using. The Worcester sauce, tomatoes and cheese are all great quality ingredients that can be sourced right back to the person who produced them. I’d say that’s great news. British food companies should do their bit to support British farmers and producers – it’s taken Walkers two years to source what they need for their new seasonings, and I am pleased that they have done it.
And I can confirm the crisps taste very good – they are traditional Walkers crisps with plenty of flavour. The new versions of the seasonings are available now in all sizes of Walkers crisps bags.
Oh, and if you didn’t know, here are the 11 flavours…
- Classically Ready Salted – with salt from Cheshire
- Distinctively Salt & Vinegar – with real British Vinegar
- Definitively Prawn Cocktail – with Vale of Evesham Tomatoes
- Scrumptiously Smoky Bacon – with Freedom Foods approved Pork from Norfolk
- Simply Roast Chicken – with Free Range Chicken from Devon
- Undeniably Pickled Onion – with real British Vinegar
- Famously Worcester Sauce – Blended in Britain
- Tantalising Tomato Ketchup – with Vale of Evesham Tomatoes
- Deliciously Sour Cream & Chive – with Sour Cream from Dorset
- Temptingly Cheese & Bacon – with Cheddar from Somerset
What’s your favourite? I am a traditional Ready Salted, Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion kind of gal, but I have to admit I rather enjoyed these ones which were new to me…