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Dara Ó Briain has come across a strange 'Tayto' brand that exists in the Caribbean

Thanks to an eagle-eyed follower on Twitter.

REMEMBER WHEN IT was discovered that Mr Tayto has an evil twin residing in Malta called Mr Riley?

The official Tayto line back then was that “Mr Riley has nothing to do with the Tayto brand” – but now we have a new potential imposter on our hands:

This packet of ‘Tayto’ cheese & onion crisps was discovered in Grenada last night by Andy Locke - and sent to Dara Ó Briain on Twitter

Ó Briain had the only normal reaction to the sight of such a strange thing

Sure enough, the “Sunshine Snacks” brand is part of a Caribbean snack manufacturer’s range

rippled Source: ABIL

Other flavours of this version of ‘Tayto’ include:

  • Nacho
  • Natural
  • Bar-B-Que has contacted the manufacturers ‘Associated Brands Industries Limited‘ in Trinidad for an origin story on the name Tayto, while also informing Tayto here at home of the likeness.

Interestingly, Associated Brands Industries Limited references Ireland on its website:

In total, the Company currently distributes its products to over 20 countries worldwide, reaching as far as Taiwan and Ireland.

Well, well, well.

Thanks to Ó Briain’s tweet, this ~weird~ brand of Tayto is starting to get a lot of attention

Tayto has gone international on us

People have theories on how to proceed

Just as the world is wrapping its head around the two Taytos on this very island, we get this

Finally, we have a buffer between the two warring Tayto factions

More on this as it develops.

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