Month: March 2015

Corkers Crisps in Ely – Saturday 14th March

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This Saturday, we’re excited to be hosting another Supplier Day at Allgoods of Ely, and we’re delighted that Corkers Crisps will be joining us in the deli.

Quintessentially British, Corkers Crisps are made from delicious Naturalo potatoes grown locally in the rich fenland soil at the Taylor family farm in Pymoor.

Since they are grown, stored, prepared, cooked and packaged on the farm, a crisp with better provenance would be difficult to find. The result of this attention to detail is a light, the natural British crunch that is full of flavour.

SO WHAT MAKES CORKERS SO SPECIAL?

Britain loves a crisp. In a school lunchbox, in the pub, sharing with friends, as a ‘nibble’ with drinks, elevenses at our desks – crisps are practically a British institution. But not all crisps are created equal. The vast majority of crisp brands in this country buy potatoes from farms across the UK, fry them up and call them their own. Corkers do it differently.

You see Rod and Ross have created their very own Naturalo potato that is only grown on the Taylor family farm in the rich peaty Cambridgeshire fens. It is the perfect frying potato and helps give Corkers their unique crunch. The potato is white skinned which makes the crisp less greasy. Once harvested, they are stored at the optimum temperature in order to prevent the starch turning to sugar. This means that when fried, Corkers Crisps maintain an authentic potato taste rather than undertones of burnt sugar, which can often be detected in other brands of crisps. Corkers slice the potatoes thinner than other premium crisps before they are fried to ensure that they are less abrasive on the pallet.

Since they are grown, stored, prepared, cooked and packaged on the farm, a crisp with better provenance would be difficult to find. The result of this attention to detail is a light, the natural British crunch that is full of flavour. There are no MSGs and the flavours are created using natural British ingredients. So visitors to Corkers HQ can dig up their own spud, fry it up, flavour it and enjoy the most authentic British crisp ever made in under an hour!

As well as holding a Grocer Award, a British Farming Award and several Great Taste Awards, Corkers also hold two world records having launched the first pack of crisps into space and owning the biggest bag of crisps in the world weighing in at 1.14 tonnes.

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