Sitting having a cup of tea in the kitchen this morning I glanced across to the worktop and saw the bag of crisps that I bought for Tom yesterday, he's partial to a few crisps. lol
On the bag was printed 'Hand Cooked'
Having a wild imagination I am seeing lines of workers peeling and thinly slicing potatoes ready for another line of workers standing in front of many deep fat fryers getting ready to cook them.
Isn't that hand cooked?
I doubt it.
So what exactly do they mean when they put 'hand cooked' on the packet?
It will not stop him from enjoying them but things like this puzzle me.
No wonder I can't sleep well at night, lol
I have to say that that's a question I've never pondered before, lol. I am partial to a bag of crisps though!ReplyDelete
Oh that's easy to explain. The chief fryer at the Waitrose crisp factory is a fellow called Israel Hands. He was once a pirate on the seven seas. It should read "Hands Cooked" but Waitrose printers managed by Blackbeard made a mistake. lolReplyDelete
P.S. Are we allowed to say Blackbeard nowadays?
Now I will ponder the question all afternoon. Perhaps its done by robots.........ReplyDelete
I think Waitrose must have a little old woman with a chip pan cooking each and every packet of crisps. It's remarkable service.ReplyDelete
Found this after a quick Google search Briony: What does hand-cooked mean? The revival of hand-cooked crisps, brought about by the Kettle brand in 1982, brought back the human element to frying. It describes crisps that cannot be fried by automated machinery because they are not washed or blanched and the skin is left on.2 Apr 2005ReplyDelete
Savvy shopper: potato crisps - Telegraph
I hope you can sleep at night now! x
I read the comments lol I understand now how they can say hand cooked, sleep well lol,,ReplyDelete
Ah, the mysteries of the world. I don't care who cooked them or what flavour they are. I will eat them all. My absolute downfall is a packet of crisps.ReplyDelete
Who knows. It's just marketing baloney!ReplyDelete
Oh my word I had to Google it and there is an answer out there but if anybody wants to know what it is just Google what is and cook. I am on my phone and it's too hard to copy and paste! They sound delicious and now I know what hand-cooked isReplyDelete
I sure hope they don't dip their HANDS in the fryer. I have it pictured that way now that you brought it to my attention! roflReplyDelete
In either case, I will join in some munching ...but,hey, don't lose any sleep over it.
I've often remarked they are about as much hand cooked as my aunt Bessies Yorkshire's!ReplyDelete
That's what I thought but I do love Aunt Bessies stuff.Delete
Yummy .... they sound like my kind of crisp. We ordered a bag of Tyrells for our weekend treat.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend x
Haha so funny, I'm glad the mystery has been solved, I could just eat some right now.ReplyDelete
Cherie beat me to it - I can't have any sort of them around - they just disappear (into my stomach). lol Glad Simone and Google solved the mystery.ReplyDelete
*haha* Yes, "hand cooked" would be a puzzle to me too. What ever do they mean??!! It might be similar to the thing my granddaughter said to me, when she was little. I was refilling one of those plastic ice cube trays, to put it in the freezer, and she said: "Gee, Grandma.... I think it's so neat that you even make homemade ice cubes!!" :-D :-D Love, Andrea xoxoReplyDelete
Kids can say some lovely things sometimes can't they? My little Grandson asked me what those handles were on my shoes once, they were hourglass kitten heels, I've never forgotten it, so sweet.Delete
You are so right, what DOES it mean????ReplyDelete
Well I would have been wondering the same thing but I see someone has looked it up and has the answerReplyDelete
Yes I wonder what it means, at other times I think if asked Waitrose would be pleased to explain.. bet they were nice!ReplyDelete
Who knew???? My answer would be clever advertising getting you to pay a few pence more...I could just eat a nice packet of crisps right now.ReplyDelete