Leicester Mercury

Pitching in with new flavours


WALKERS have been busy kicking around ideas for a new range of football-themed crisps flavours ahead of a summer of sport.

The Leicester-based crisp firm have unveiled a limited edition selection of flavours inspired by the game as well as returning an “all-time classic”.

From Monday, the new crisps will be fully rolled out into supermarke­ts nationwide .

A Walkers spokesman said: “The football crisp flavours are inspired by iconic match day meals, from the pre-match pie outside the ground, the half-time hot dog to distract match day nerves, to the celebrator­y curry at the local restaurant after the big win.”

For a limited time only, the new flavours available will be:

Steak and Ale “Pie-nalty” Chicken “Tackle” Masala “Hotshot” Hot Dog Sour Cream And Chilli “Kicker”.

Salt & Lineker is also finally making a comeback, the iconic flavour dedicated to English and Leicester City footy legend and salty snack salesman, Gary Lineker. The return comes after “fans declared their passion for the limited edition flavour crisps on Twitter”, Walkers says.

Affy Halari, from Walkers, said: “For some time, football fans haven’t been able to enjoy their favourite match-day meals, so ahead of all the football this summer we’re excited to unveil our brand-new crisps, Walkers Limited Edition Footy Favourites.

“Inspired by iconic matchday meals, our new and unique flavours of Hot Dog, Sour Cream and Chilli, Steak & Ale Pie and Chicken Tikka Masala are the perfect snack to cheer on your team to glory.

“No matter who you support, with Walkers Limited Edition Footy Favourites there’s a myriad of brand new flavours that will keep you going ‘til the final whistle.”

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