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7 unusual Tayto flavours you can get up North

Nordie Tayto is a whole different ball game.

IRELAND IS A small land mass, yet we have not one but two different Mr Taytos.

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ROI Tayto came first in 1954, and Nordie Tayto licensed the name and recipes from them in 1956. They’re two separate companies with their own take on Mr Tayto.

We in the Republic might think their take is slightly more sinister, but who are we to say, really?

The Nordies also have a different approach when it comes to crisp flavours. Whereas ROI Tayto is content with the four main food groups (cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, smoky bacon, prawn cocktail), Nordie Tayto branches out. With interesting results.

Turkey, Ham and Stuffing

These only appear during the winter months as a Christmas special, and are reportedly delicious. They’re certainly intriguing.

Beef and Onions

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Going on the name alone, this isn’t very enticing, but we’re willing to be proved wrong.

‘Wuster Sauce’

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More beefiness. Is there such thing as too much beef, crisp-wise?

Ulster Fry

Unsure how you could combine all the delicious elements of a fry into a satisfactory crisp. We’d wager that it can’t be done.

Vegetable Roll

The vegetable roll is a Northern Irish delicacy consisting of a load of minced beef mixed with leek, carrot and onion and rolled into a casing like a black pudding.

According to Twitter, the crisp version is “distressingly close to the real thing”. What the real thing could possibly like is a complete mystery to us, however.

Curry Chip

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Would 100% definitely try. In fact, why aren’t ROI Tayto getting on this?

Nordie Tayto also have their own range of Notions Crisps (much like the Tayto Bistro ones down here), and they too have some interesting flavours, like…


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Ham-flavoured crisps.

What we have learned from this is that Northern Irish people are really into meat-flavoured savoury snacks. Truly they are on to something up there.

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