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Smiths Salt 'n' Shake Crisps

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Smiths Salt 'n' Shake Crisps

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Taste test: These are not your usual potato chips.

Rather than salting the chips, Smiths put no salt on them at all and included a packet of salt so that you can salt them yourself. When I opened the bag, I decided that I just had to try a chip before applying the salt. It was incredibly bland — barely and flavor at all. So I proceded to open the salt packet, pour it into the bag, and give the bag a thorough shaking. Once you've salted them, they're just average potato chips. I'm not so sure I'm excited about this self-service salting thing. Despite my best efforts to shake up the bag, the salt was not applied evenly to all chips, and some had markedly less salt than others. Still, this was a nice change from the everyday potato chips bag.

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Smell test: Regular potato chips smell.

From the package: “Frank Smith sold Britain's first crisps to the pubs of Cricklewood. The salt-cellers he provided vanished as fast as the crisps. The little blue twist of salt was his ingenious solution.”

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Company: Walkers Snack Foods Ltd. (United Kingdom)

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