Kenyon Produce, as KP was originally known, was a father and son operation that opened in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, in 1853. They originally produced sweets, jam and pickles.
By the early 1990s, the company was known as Kenyon & Son and Craven Ltd. The company became roasted and salted nut specialists, and remain that way today.
The company dominated the cinema snack market during the golden age of film and by the early 1950s they were Britain's foremost salty nut and snack producer supplier.
The company was taken over by United Biscuits in 1968, but the KP subsidiary continued to expand into the specialist Crisps and Snacks market.
In 2012, for a reported half a billion pounds, the company was sold to German snack and food distribution specialists Intersnack.
Along with others, such as Nik-Naks and Discos, Brannigans has developed into a recognisable brand in its own right.
While the lengthy takeover process continues, Brannigans does not have its own website and the Crisps are not available in as many outlets as we have previously seen. This could mean that new owners Intersnack, may discontinue them. Whatever the future holds for Brannigans, this is the only literally acknowledgement Intersnack currently provide for the range:
"The story of Mr Brannigan, a shopkeeper of Irish heritage, tells how he took these popular crisps all the way to America to sell on his market stall. They were an instant hit – and now they’re firmly established in the on-trade and food service channels."
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