Golden Wonder, Jonathan Crisp, Real Handcooked Crisps, Tavern Snacks, Tayto
Address: Tandragee Castle, Tandragee, Co. Armagh,
Northern Ireland BT62 2AB, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 028 38 840249
Website: www.taytogroup.com, www.goldenwonder.com,
Email: Contact Form
Tavern Snacks was established and formed out of the Greenwich arm of the company Stubro Supplies in the early 1970s. Its aim was to supply pub chains.
The company first gained recognition in 1982, when it launched a poster campaign to advertise its Crisps range in pubs and elsewhere, alongside the England football team.
In 1984, the company initiated its first branded products alongside its Crisps range, including own label salted and dry roasted peanuts, pistachios and salted cashews.
In 1987, Tavern's 'Super Crisps' range were launched as the company became the first company to use the foil fresh pack that would become industry standard.
In 1990, company expansion saw to a new depot opening in Park Royal, NW10 from which three delivery trucks were operated.
This was shortly followed by a new Crisps bag re-design, and in 1999 the Head Ofﬁce relocated to a new location in Charlton, London.
Tavern Snacks re-branded with a re-launch push in 2013, with the package design they are currently using. They also released some rather tasty Chilli Peanuts.
Tavern Snacks are now in the Tayto stable of snacks. You can read about Tayto and reviews by clicking on the logo below.
Tavern Snacks Beef & Mustard Crisps
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a rather odd smell. It was like entering a chip shop before anyone has used vinegar. An almost greasy, but pleasurable smell. The flavour hit the mark. There was a nice, but mild English mustard and a tinge of beef as a backdrop. Good effort.
Tavern Snacks Ready Salted Crisps
There was a mild salty aroma to these crisps. The flavouring was accurate. They were salt flavoured crisps, which is a reward for many who cannot get this most basic of crisp flavours right. A side notice was that these crisps were a little high in saturated fat compared to many of their rivals.
Tavern Snacks Salt & Vinegar Crisps
A Nose Plunge test revealed an impressive malt Vinegar aroma. There was also a striking Vinegar flavour that was just about muted enough to allow some Salt through, but not quite enough to make the ideal balance.
Tavern Snacks Roast Turkey & Stuffing
I will keep this quick and simple. There was a nice and flavourful backdrop of turkey to a similarly tasty, if a little salty, stuffing. A very good combo that surprised with its quality and consistency. For a run-of-the-mill pub trade option, these were an outstanding version of the variety. I should add, having tried them a second time, they are still the standard-bearer in the United Kingdom.