Yes kids, there was a time when stuff was priced in single digits. Nowadays you couldn’t buy much for 3p. Maybe half a pear drop from the Sweet Factory or something? I actually remember buying crisps for 5p, 7p and then it hit the psychological barrier of 10p. I swore if crisps hit 10p I’d give them up. But I still bought them and savoured the grease and the salt. Sometimes, vinegar was thrown in for good measure too.
Today’s Tayto definitely don’t taste the same as they used to. A lot more flavouring added now – a bit too much for my liking. This change has come about over the last number of years, I’m not making comparison to what they were like way back then. Still, Mr. Tayto will always remain in my good books as his cheese n’oniony grin hasn’t changed over the years.
In other Tayto related news… They now have their very own version of Pringles – called Toobz. One reviewer says they don’t have all that powdery msg goodness on that Pringles do. 1–0 to Tayto so. Not so sure about the name. It’s a long way from thrupenny Taytos though, that’s for sure.
Picture of Tayto bag from this thread on boards.ie
Picture of Tayto Toobz truck from Niall O’Keeffe’s blog.