Saturday, 7 April 2012

Dear Tayto

I recently wrote an email to Tayto about their new crisps and the general hullabaloo about Titanic. Here it is.


I have been enjoying your two more recent baked snacks; "Titanic Snacks" and "Finn McCool's Giant Snacks". I see these as a more tasty benefit of the recent morbid cashing in on the infamous maritime disaster. Although saying that, I did go to see Titanic in 3D last night and forked out the money for seeing a film I've seen too many times already. It was good, but not as good as it could have been if I was allowed to bring in Titanic Snacks to eat while watching the movie. Maybe that would make me the morbid one. We'll never know now.

The beef-flavoured Finn McCool snacks are particularly nice too, although I've never liked the story of Finn McCool as in most incarnations (including your own on the back of the packets) he's a colossal coward, and I'm not sure that's something to be celebrating. Then again, the Titanic did sink, so who knows. Not me. Or you, you just want to make crisps all day long.

Basically, these two new "corn snacks" are very nice and I'm just wondering if you plan to discontinue them after all the buzz dies down towards the end of the year when the Titanic "Museum" is inevitably turned into a down-market "entertainment complex" featuring discount supermarkets, a dole office and something owned by Botanic Inns. If that's the case then we'll just have to go back to eating Monster Munch.

Marcus Keeley

P.S. Going to the Titanic Museum tomorrow, will let you know how it is."


  1. I once knew a guy that looked like Mr Tayto. Thankfully, he didn't smell like cheese and onion though. - Colenzo.

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