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Corkers New Olive Oil Potato Crisps



Pioneering company Corkers is proud to announce the launch of its new Olive Oil crisp range. A first for the UK hand-cooked vegetable crisp market, Corkers have sourced the finest olive oil to craft a lighter tasting crisp, working to return value to the often discounted hand-cooked crisp market while still maintaining the classic Corkers crunch. Constantly striving for innovation, the Corkers team spotted a gap in the market for a new premium offering. Corkers have partnered with the Muela family, producers of award-winning olive oil from the Mueloliva farm, to cook its quality potato and vegetable crisps. Established in Spain in 1947, Mueloliva is a family business and a renowned producer of premium olive oil. Like Corkers, the Muela family take their ingredients seriously, using only the best green olives from the family’s 3,000 olive groves in Andalucia. With such attention to detail, the Muela family and their oil are the perfect pairing for Corkers’ distinctive Naturalo potatoes, devised specifically for the peat-rich fenland soil of the Corkers’ Cambridgeshire family farm. Crafted from potato to packet on Corkers’ Willow Farm, the family have more recently planted parsnips, beetroot and carrots – ensuring the ingredients for their vegetable crisps receive the same loving Corkers care. The launch of the new range also follows £1.5 million investment in production and packaging equipment at Corkers’ Willow Farm in Ely, Cambridgeshire this summer, and the creation of an extra twenty four jobs. With both Corkers classic and vegetable ranges getting the Olive Oil treatment, the resulting light, crunchy crisps will come in a selection of seven distinctive flavours - inspired by the Spanish countryside surrounding the Muela family’s farm.

Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to this quintessentially British brand, flavours include: Lightly Sea Salted, Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar, Black Truffle, Rosemary & Garlic, Mediterranean Cheese & Roasted Onion Parsnip, Sweet Potato, Beetroot with Sea Salt, Sweet Potato with Sea Salt.

 Launched on 24th August 2017 and priced at £1.99, stockists will include independent delicatessens and farm shops nationwide. This is all in addition to the Corkers other brilliant ranges



Corkers Hand Cooked Potato Crisps
Simply Sea Salt; Cheddar Cheese and Chive; Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar; Sweet Thai Chilli; Pork Sausage and English Mustard; Duck & Hoisin Sauce; Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Available in 40g and 150g bags Recommended retail price: £0.90 - £1.00 (40g) and £1.80 - £2.00 (150g)



Corkers Hand Cooked Vegetable Crisps 
 Parsnip with Honey & Black Pepper; Sweet Potato & Chilli; Sweet Potato, Parsnip, Carrot & Beetroot

Available in 40g and 125g bags Recommended retail price: £1.30 (40g) and £2.79 (125g)

Corkers Popcorn Sea Salt -
available in 20g and 70g bags Recommended retail price: £0.90 (20g) and £1.50 (70g)

Sweet and Salty
available in 30g and 90g bags Recommended retail price: £0.90 (30g) and £1.50 (90g)


SO WHAT MAKES CORKERS SO SPECIAL? 

Britain loves a crisp. In a school lunchbox, 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 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 driven just a few minutes down the road to be 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. Corkers also 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, delicious crisp 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!

 I quite like Corker's Crisps.  They have a nice variety of product available with very tasty flavours.  Non-greasy and delicious.  I love that there is no MSG and that they are a totally British product. Two thumbs up.

Note - I was sent some crisps free of charge for reviewing purposes, but was not required to write a positive review in exchange. Any and all opinions are my own.
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