Viewers are still outraged by Channel 5 show Britain’s Favourite Crisps...which of these 33 do you like best?

PUBLISHED: 13:52 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:32 26 March 2019

Did you disagree with Channel 5's show Britain's Favourite Crisps?  Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Did you disagree with Channel 5's show Britain's Favourite Crisps? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto


Nearly two days on the nation can’t accept the broadcaster’s top 20 listing...what do you think?

What is Britain’s favourite crisp? The debate still rages on today as the nation (clearly weary from the ongoing Brexit debacle) continues to instead fume over Channel 5’s homage to snacks.

Britain’s Favourite Crisps aired on Sunday (March 24) at 8pm, with celebrities from Su Pollard to Dom Joly and Vanessa Feltz putting their two cents in on 20 different varieties. Way, way down at the bottom of the list were Squares, Nik Naks and Salt ‘n’ Shake. The second from bottom tier included Wotsits, Monster Munch and Quavers, the next tier up put McCoys, Kettle Chips, Tyrrell’s and Walker’s Sensations as some of the nation’s best loved. And right at the top were Pringles and Doritos, beaten to prime position by Walkers.

Some viewers were livid Mini Cheddars made the list because well, they’re really a biscuit aren’t they? Others shed metaphorical tears at the exclusion of Frazzles and Skips. Some threatened to complain to Ofcom over the results. And it was pointed out that a 2008 court case, ruled Pringles are not crisps as they only contain 42% potato, thus making them exempt from VAT under the 1994 VAT act.

Looking at recently published statistics on crisp sales, Walkers do indeed appear as top dog, selling nearly 80 million kg of crisps every year. Second to Walkers are actually own label varieties, followed by McCoys, Kettle Chips, Tyrrell’s, Seabrook, Golden Wonder and, surprisingly, Jacob Cracker Crisps!

But what do you think? Take our poll and tell us which crisps you want in your lunchbox every day.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press