Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mmmmm, Monster Munch

One good thing about living in the UK is that they have brought back the perennial favourite crisp (or chips if Antipodean), 'Monster Munch'. As a kid, I absolutely loved these yummy delivery mechanisms of salty goodness.



Anyway, I seem to recall that some of these flavours may not have been available in New Zealand, but there were a few others such as Bacon as well as Cheese and Onion. I really had to go to a lot of trouble to get hold of the Roast Beef flavour over here - while all the shops seem to stock Pickled Onion and Flamin' Hot, Roast Beef is a little harder to come by (oddly enough, it was in Bristol that I found it). Oddly enough, they actually do taste like the flavours they are emulating! Isn't food technology amazing? Until it gives us cancer I suppose.

There were also number of TV adverts which may stir some memories?



and this one:


8 comments:

Alden said...

Huh! I vaguely recall having some sort of Monster Munch board game at one point.

Jamas Enright said...

I recall these monster munches... but nothing in particular about them, other than, yeah, I remember...

C&G said...

I'm pleased to read something from you again after so long. Hope next item will appear soon.

Guus

Ness and Dave said...

Were they the ones shaped like monster hands??? I loved those esp salt and vinegar - might have been something different but I wish they still made them!

Foo said...

Yep, these are shaped like monster hands. I also recall the Pac Man chips as well :-)

Matt and Inga said...

Is this where I order the sossages?

Webclam said...

Oh those were so good! I used to put them on my puny child's fingers like rings and eat the 'toes' and 'fingers' off.

Foo said...

I think we all did that Web Clam. Of course, I didn't think that clams had fingers!

Oh - and this is NOT where you order the sossages.