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Burton's Potato Puffs

Potato Puffs were a sort of crisp manufactured by Burton Biscuits. The came in varieties of Ready Salted, Cheese and Onion and Salt and Vinegar. I'm sure that they have gone out of production now but who knows... if enough people remember them and still want them, there could be a Potato Puff revival!

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  • Michael Johnson on Sep 23rd 2014

Do You Remember Burton's Potato Puffs?

Do You Remember Burton's Potato Puffs?

  • Mark on 2014-09-30 23:42:32
    Mega flashbacks off this one. Used to have these all the time in the 70s. Basically thin air filled tubes with a coating for a bit, then a load off 'bits plus flavouring' at the bottom of the bag. Seem to remember there being loads of flavours
  • ppfinder on 2014-09-21 09:25:53
    hey y guys no one is mentioning. Chicken flavor
  • sallyann on 2014-09-15 07:34:13
    Please bring them back they was wonderful
  • Sheila3052 on 2014-09-12 16:19:03
    please bring back potato puff crisps loved them when I was a kid
  • debbie brown on 2014-09-09 20:55:04
    Best crisp I ever had as a child please bring them back
  • Mallyschalet on 2014-09-05 21:05:04
    Pombears give a hint of what potato puffs tasted like BRING THEM BACK !
  • specialkay on 2014-09-04 09:52:18
    My school used to sell them during break times 2p a packet, lamb and mint sauce was my favourite. Wish they would bring them back.
  • alpharichard on 2014-09-02 21:04:02
    bring back potato puffs... I loved them..
  • cherry on 2014-08-31 14:26:14
    I want poatoe puff crisps brought bck they were the best crisp ever they need to bring them bck
  • Buddy55 on 2014-08-28 14:06:40
    Absolutely adored them especially after been swimming. Cannot understand why they ceased production. Bring them back.
  • Delgen on 2014-08-28 10:59:15
    Please bring these back! They were amazing and very flavourfull,what would we need to do to bring back the puffs!?
  • MikeB on 2014-08-18 10:35:37
    Bring back any flavour, I`ll buy them all :)
  • IreneBrown on 2014-08-15 15:42:44
    please bring back potato puffs we oldies loved them.
  • stoddy on 2014-08-10 14:56:32
    Please bring back the beef potato puffs I would buy them at the box load I love them thank you
  • wendy331 on 2014-08-09 15:03:17
    deffo bring bak potato puffs again
  • Diane Ives on 2014-07-25 10:36:34
    loved potoato puffs, but 'jumpys' potoat snacks that you can get in Australia are very very similar
  • vevan7 on 2014-07-18 02:09:01
    I will buy them every day loved them, please bring them back, put a petition on Facebook im sure there would be lots of [people want them back.
  • paulash on 2014-07-11 15:43:57
    I used to eat potato puffs every day they were 10p bk in the day plz bring them back u will sell loads of them lovely man
  • Lillypots on 2014-07-08 12:41:54
    used to love potato puffs wish they would bring them back
  • Kim Gwilt on 2014-07-07 18:37:45
  • Hubbs on 2014-06-30 14:58:40
    We were just reminiscing about these I loved the cheese and tomato ones
  • cat on 2014-06-22 20:09:57
    pregnant lady must have them back as buying a pkt of fish n ships took me bk to my child hood. Oh what about chicken n chips i loved them too. ��
  • LB on 2014-06-21 11:11:18
    I also adored them- always sold in school and college tuck shops. I contacted Burtons who said that there was not enough demand so the we're discontinued. They should try again.
  • AndyJones207 on 2014-06-14 17:16:03
    I remember them and can still taste them, takes me right back to my childhood. Bring them back. AFJ. Staffs
  • Hellesbelles on 2014-05-22 01:34:17
    I loved them and remember them fondly from my childhood. I'd love to be able to taste them again.
  • B. Stone on 2014-05-16 15:24:20
    I only remember the plain ones but they were absolutely scrummy! Sadly they could only be bought in the school tuck shop nevertheless I wish they would come back - at Uni's perhaps?
  • angela on 2014-05-08 15:06:37
    i would love to buy them where could i buy a box from can any help me .ive got craving for them
  • tayo on 2014-04-25 13:34:44
    Just had a bad craving for potato puffs. Had to ask my mum wat they were called. Everyone shud write to the company (bring them bac).
  • Scottyboy on 2014-04-22 18:52:38
    A loved them beef tamato bring them back !!!!
  • bridget on 2014-04-09 16:06:29
    I had forgotten they were Burtons. Assuming these are the potato puffs (plain) I have often craved over the last 40 years please bring them back!
  • pat1 on 2014-04-02 18:19:15
    Plese,please bring back plain potato puffs.....greeeeeaaaaattttt.
  • aliciacroft on 2014-03-29 23:40:58
    I used to buy the beef ones by the box plz bring them back
  • dlc on 2014-03-27 17:22:55
    Not forgetting the 'cheese and Tomato' that came in slightly larger bags...loved 'em.
  • petsounds on 2014-03-23 21:11:18
    we could buy these from our primary school tuckshop for 6p a packet!! (1978-1982) - they also did Lamb & Mint and Bacon & Bean btw - yum!
  • jaell58 on 2014-03-17 23:11:06
    Please please bring back the humble potato puff! I used to buy them by the box still crave them to this day. Drooling..... Jackie
  • laurenatkinson on 2014-03-14 08:12:20
    Such yummy puffs and not over salted. Please bring them back.
  • lisanpaul on 2014-03-10 19:12:21
    I loved puffs but U have forgotten the beef flavour ones aswell. We need them bk they are the best crisps ever made. Bring bk the potato puffs plz
  • Margaret Brown on 2014-03-06 21:59:46
    I loved these when I was at school and I want them back on supermarket shelves. Let's have some nostalgia!!! If Burtons aren't going to bring them back, please give us a recipe to try at home!!!!l
  • debra on 2014-03-04 09:13:40
    Please please please bring back salt and vinegar potato puffs.
  • Tre on 2014-03-04 06:48:38
    Bring back potato puffs "loved them" please.
  • jenjen1962 on 2014-02-27 22:48:08
    I know many people who really love potato puffs, please bring them back..
  • Fiestababe on 2014-02-18 16:11:45
    please bring back the puffs loved them
  • karenwill on 2014-02-16 23:20:35
    please bring back potato puffs. Used to eat a bag after a trip to the swimming pool at forest hill in 1968, hit the spot & tasted wonderful!!!!
  • Louby lou on 2014-02-15 14:43:30
    Please Please bring back potato puffs.
  • karen malkin on 2014-02-06 21:08:39
    they have just brought back salt & vinegar fish & chips so why aren't we getting our lovely potato puffs?
  • BanjoWest on 2014-02-06 13:02:29
    Regretfully Burtons have no plans to resume production of Potato Puffs (and their cousin Chip Straws). The closest I have got to them is Roysters Ready Salted, which for some reason is no longer produced. Roysters T-Bone Steak has the texture but not the taste.
  • Joan Mucenieks on 2014-01-31 23:24:17
    When I was a kid they only did the plain flavor of potato puffs that was in the 50s and 60s in England I moved to Australia in the 70s and craving potato puffs so bad. Does anyone know where I can get them from please. thanks Joan
  • kaz11 on 2014-01-31 18:44:36
    please bring back burtons potatoe puffs loved the beef ones could eat loads of them!!
  • roast dinner on 2014-01-28 21:10:56
    I loved potato puffs and would love to get then once again, ready salted , salt and vinegar or cheese and onion ,I don`t care ! just bring them back ,any of them, they were all so messy to eat but sooooo tasty ...oh and yes I am over 40 years old ...hahaha.
  • Lynda on 2014-01-14 01:26:09
    aaahh potato puffs, i remember them very well, they were my favourite at school, bring them back!! Everybody over 40 would be buying them! Ive been in search if them for years!
  • jayell50 on 2014-01-12 23:55:16
    I bought two complete boxes of the plain Potato puffs every week,as my children loved them and I am still dreaming of their comeback as the rubbish sold today comes nowhere near !
  • Jenig2002 on 2014-01-05 21:17:06
    How can something like these have "out of fashion" while these days you can buy something as GOD AWFUL as Monster Munch.........BRING BACK BURTON'S POTATO PUFFS
  • ReubenD on 2013-12-22 04:31:27
    I remember these at our school tuck shop. They cost 9p then and fit perfectly in my blazer pocket. Handy to eat during double R.E without being caught.
  • Lis on 2013-12-04 22:57:41
    I was just thinking about them and googled it to see where I could buy them. Absolutely gutted that Burtons stopped making them :( read all the comments since 2008 gosh 5 years and still not made a comeback :-( this would be a real money maker! Everyone loves potato puffs!!
  • Theresa1 on 2013-11-24 17:53:06
    i loved the beef puffs and also the fish and chips bring em back
  • hotmetal on 2013-11-02 02:18:46
    Were these those sort of hollow thin curved tubes that came in a sort of tomato flavour? I have vague recollection of buying these at the school tuck shop. They were my favourite crisps alongside Snaps (spicy tomato with a dragon on the packet?) and KP Discos (S&V)
  • George10600 on 2013-10-20 21:40:47
    Hi all,fantastic to find these views about the BEST crisps ever. I loved the original Walters Barbique/tomatoe ones when I was at school in the 60's and NOTHING comes close.What crap they now sell in the shops now,"Pringles" Taste like chewed crisps flattened out and rebaked... yukkk I managed to find thinner cheese and tomatoe Burtons ones up to a few years ago but they are no more. I contacted Burtons a few years ago offering to buy the equipment that made them but was told it was sold off. If anyone has any informationas to the whereabouts of the equipment of means to manufacture these beauties please contact me and I will pursue the introduction of these gems please contact me 01992 730060 George S
  • Ireneglover on 2013-10-12 23:50:30
    Please bring Bach potato puffs or kindly send me the recipe.
  • Pompeyrew on 2013-10-07 22:56:22
    I remember them so well, I sed to get 3d a day to by a packet at school and on Thursdays I got a tanner (6d) to get a Beano as well.
  • srootes on 2013-10-04 20:33:02
    Please bring potato puffs back. There would sell soooooo well. Sue Swindon 4/10/13
  • Karenbell on 2013-09-24 18:29:04
    puff crisps were the best,please please bring them back like some one already said u would make a fortune 😀
  • petedaz on 2013-09-16 20:03:17
    mmmmmmm I remember them and agree they should be brought back loved plain one and yes I do buy Pom bears but they are not the same
  • tinadj on 2013-08-26 14:03:50
    Please bring potato puff plz could you tell me if that are still about plz plz Tina from stoke on trent
  • Dingus Dongus on 2013-08-15 08:34:40
    If anyone still yearns for the Cheese & Tomato flavour Puffs, check out Phileas Fogg Cheese and New York Deli Relish American style bubble chips - they bear a passing resemblance!
  • Elainemacuk on 2013-08-05 20:38:22
    Potato puffs were the best crisps ever made. If anyone from Burtons is reading these posts, please revive them and make yourselves a fortune!!!
  • motatec on 2013-07-25 11:17:04
    Were origially Walters potato puffs for years ! Larry D.
  • Childoflostdreams on 2013-07-23 01:07:34
    About 16 years ago I met my wife to be and I remember renting some movies and then going to a small shop that sold puff potatoe crisps for around 10p a used to buy loads then sit on the sofa with the love of my life and have a great night in watching movies and eating puff potatoe crisps. I miss those days!
  • pamelareddecliff on 2013-07-20 15:22:16
  • janemcp on 2013-06-04 20:21:59
    just had a potato puff moment there, where are they? can anybody help me? anybody out there listenin? . . . . . .pleaaaaassee,x x x x
  • bolt12 on 2013-06-02 17:42:44
    hope so, my favourites but they also did a cheese and tomato flavour sold on bread vans, i worked on the sunblest vans as a kid
  • steven drinkwater on 2013-05-31 20:08:32
    Will you let me know were I can get buttons crispy puffs from salted salt&vinegar beef and cheese & onion
  • clairecox on 2013-04-15 12:42:31
    OMG!!!!! I loved Puffs..... I moved to Norfolk when I was 15 and until a couple of years ago my sister in bham used to get bags for me... I am 50 next week and would love some potato puffs??? come on Burtons... get them on the shelves again!!!! Claire C
  • groover46 on 2013-03-26 17:58:40
    OMG cheese and onion flavour were the absolute best! Bartons Bakers in the high street used to sell them, and we used to buy them then go across the road to Martins for a coke float and think we were sooo grown up!
  • Grandchildren on 2013-03-22 21:10:33
    Bring them back please they r one crisp u never for get as a child . 5 years ago they stopped doing them and I've been looking all this time for sum , so please please bring them back .
  • Boon on 2013-03-14 20:53:57
    Fanstastic crisp snack, I remember them affectionately from whence I was at school. The last time I saw them was in a local Spar whilst on my travels many years ago now. I remember buying 20 pacts of the plain. I think they were 10p each? Bring 'em back Burton's you meanie's
  • dukeybaby on 2013-03-04 21:15:09
    I remember potato puffs when I was a mere lad of 11 back in 1961. They were about 3d a bag. Thats 3 old pence to you youngsters. They were still being sold up to about 2 years ago at a reasonable 10p. Since then they have dissapeared of the face of the earth.
  • dukeybaby on 2013-03-04 21:06:38
    i can remember them when i was 13. They sold them in the tuck shop for 3d Thats 3 old pennys..just over 1p. They only had plain flavour then.This was in 1963
  • tinamarie76 on 2013-01-29 20:07:16
    and a cheese and tomato flavour, ( red pack )please bring them back :)
  • suzie54 on 2013-01-15 19:25:08
    I sooooooooooo loved the potato puff Burton's please please please bring them back again
  • billy1 on 2012-12-19 11:44:16
    Oh what a shame I will keep a look out now for sure I LOVED them
  • leighcrook on 2012-12-11 19:39:05
    jan56 what farmfoods? and also corner shop?
  • jan56 on 2012-11-01 13:01:26
    farmfoods did them untill not that long back and also a corner shop near here. am thinking that possibly they are still made!
  • carolineandmaz on 2012-10-30 14:35:24
    can you still buy potato puff anywhere
  • j.c. on 2012-10-21 11:14:42
    my mouths watering at the thought -if only they brought them back!
  • nige p on 2012-09-05 04:52:07
    havent had them for ten years our local spar/coop used to stock them beef cheese & tomato were my favourites
  • dkeirl on 2012-07-27 15:02:53
    burton please can you bring back puffs because my mum and dad miss them they were the best puffs in the whole wide world and everybody loves them even kids love them if we could just have the taste in our mouths for this last time so please burton can you bring them back and save our life from dionne in flint.
  • vixsta33 on 2012-03-16 01:46:11
    I bought some Pom Bear crips for my Mum a few months back and she keeps going on that they remind her of 'potato puffs', I usually remember stuff, but she was getting frustrated and going 'YOU MUST remember them'? Anyway...she buys Pom bear's all of the time now as a substitute. Just a tip!
  • puffnut on 2012-03-04 22:29:18
    I've just emailed Burtons asking them to please bring back the potato puff. Here's their email address: Go on, you never know, if enough of us do, we might see them again!
  • old girl jones on 2011-12-20 12:52:42
    Come on Burtons, bring the potato puffs back. I haven't had any for 45 years.
  • trip2themoon on 2011-11-14 12:59:20
    Loved these in cheese and tomato flavour. I'm sure I've had them within the last 10 years.
  • Mikebarker on 2011-09-14 19:53:47
    Bestever where r they
  • annamatodor on 2011-07-01 15:46:53
    anyone know where I can find an image of this snack...I bought them as a child from school tuck shop for 2p in the early 70s
  • Lynda Parr on 2011-06-07 21:30:18
    Ready salted in a red packet were just the best. Would love them to come back, sooooo yummy, a great childhood memory, buying them from the tuck shop. Lyn in Kent
  • Jen2000 on 2011-03-31 20:39:01
    I used to eat potato puffs when I was at school- more years ago than I care to remember. They were the best crisps ever. Bring them back! Jane
  • Kattito on 2011-03-16 21:22:47
    cheese and tomato ones were the best. Crisp dust! Bring em back!
  • Bluebell2127 on 2011-03-02 15:32:27
    Were can I get some cheese puffs?!?! I miss them Sooooo much
  • vicki r on 2011-02-02 13:55:47
    omg i cant believe how many people remember these i loved the cheese and tom and the beef flavours and my mum has been looking every where 4 them since they dissappeared. please bring them back we love them. vicki r
  • Frank on 2011-01-06 16:47:18
    For no apparent reason the thought of Walters potato puffs suddenly sprung to mind and I realised that I hadn't seen a packet for years! I can still taste them in my head!
  • karen m on 2010-12-05 16:42:30
    tomato flavour were the best ,please bring them back
  • TANYA on 2010-12-02 20:31:20
    We want potato puffs. Ied them, better than any chrisp. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK- WANT TO SHARE WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN YUMMY!!!!!!!!!
  • nutty 2 on 2010-11-28 17:09:13
    please bring back potato puffs they are great we want potato puffs we want potato puffs
  • scubydo1948 on 2010-11-12 13:20:59
    i love potato puffs but i cant find a supplier in my area,i am gutted
  • sharon d on 2010-11-04 23:00:52
    i used to buy a box load along with jubblys lol
  • mb on 2010-11-02 00:44:34
    yep remeber them in my school playground, 3 old P a bag, about 1964-5 St Ursulas, harold hill, romford essex
  • Karl on 2010-10-17 16:42:01
    I only remember in the sixties the plain flavour with a blue twisted bag of salt. in a red bag and cost threepence. I can't remember who they were made by - boy they were good. bring them back -Please.
  • mandy1968 on 2010-10-15 18:08:01
    I remember buying lots of barbecue beef flavour burtons puffs, not the beefy bovril ones that were released later this was around 1975/6 and I used to spend my pocket money on these and I have never found another barbecue beef crisp that tastes as good as these did! In fact I am now wondering if XL made puffs too am I getting mixed up with the manufacturers?
  • barbielynne on 2010-10-04 20:34:39
    its just great that so maney people feel the same as me , i long for a packet , did any find out if you can still get any ?? barbara 4 th oct 2010
  • alana on 2010-08-16 19:08:26
    judy and alana would like to say BRING BACK POTATO PUFFS! As a family we can remember potato puffs and think that it is a great loss to the crisp world. their is no other crisps like puffs bring them back plz.
  • nessajj on 2010-08-11 20:57:17
    tomato and cheese flavour or beef im not fussed just get me some puffs NOW
  • gizmoo on 2010-08-08 20:34:43
    bring back the tomato flaver second thoughts bring them all back .
  • oily on 2010-07-30 02:36:14
    I loved them when i was in primary school in the seventies and also eat them in the nineties bring them back or sell the rights to someone who will bring them back. Neil markham.
  • superman on 2010-07-21 22:36:54
    yes the best crisps you could buy,they also came in beef and cheese and tomato.
  • steve garratt on 2010-07-20 12:42:48
    i would doooooooo anything to get my hands on a bo or 2,they were great.
  • tienna on 2010-05-30 15:02:07
    I adore Potato Puffs!!! I e-mailed Burtons a few years back and a very nice lady got back to me saying the machinery used to produce the little delights had basically reached the end of it's working life and it wasn't considered financially viable to replace it. We need a national petition to persuade Burtons to bring them back!! Seem to remember Tomato Sauce flavour and cheese and bean too.
  • ladypen on 2010-05-26 19:24:22
    i loved em!!,,used to buy a box at a time & we had em in our tuck shop at school..used to fill my duffle bag up & eat them during class lol....please bring them back.
  • RGV250 on 2010-05-06 22:23:14
    Hi, I still long for these, (started out as Walters potato puffs I believe) as Linda says, open wide and just tip them in. I did find a box about 5 or 6 years ago, I think I did them in a dinner break. If you see them try Crimbles cheese bites, triangular pillow shape but are similar to the puffs. Bob
  • cakelady100 on 2010-04-10 13:26:44
    Ohhhh, how I loved 'potato puffs'. I used to take a packet to school for my break in the fifties.......they were in a red packet and cost 3 old pence and you got loads in the packet - they did bring them back again for a while but they were never the same!!
  • megsmaw06 on 2010-02-13 01:26:57
    When I worked in Burton's Edinburgh factory back in 2000/2001 they were still making puffs, as one of my jobs involved me packing multipacks (which were like balloons!) into boxes.
  • kelly xxx on 2010-01-20 00:14:34
    please bring back potato puffs why on earth did they stop doin them ????? west midlands
  • kelly xxx on 2010-01-20 00:03:45
    i loved potato puffs please bring them back why on earth did they stop selling them.brenda
  • svat on 2010-01-16 20:36:00
    Wasn't there a cheese and tomato flavour too, or was that another brand?
  • Mary Wilkes on 2010-01-16 20:05:07
    Please let us get Brtons to bring back the Potato Puff, love um love um loved um , then where did they go , i am with speedqueen above, bring back the potato puff pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee.
  • WoodySenior on 2009-12-06 17:27:20
    These were delicious and were sold in the school tuck shop way back in the early 60's. Still get the balloon effect now and then with ordinary crisps.
  • speedqueen on 2009-09-23 16:29:25
  • susanmeighan on 2009-09-18 15:19:47
    I enjoyed potato puffs from a very young age, and couldn't believe they stopped making them, Iwas still buying them into middle age and was looking forward to enjoying them in my dotage, pleeeeeease bring back the potato puff
  • lollyrain on 2009-08-16 21:35:50
    please bring potato puffs back ,i loved them and they were loved buy all my family to, we want them back, please!!!!!!!!!!
  • TRACYD on 2009-08-08 10:17:02
    Yeah where are they, me and my mum use to love them, and we wanted a bag or two the other day. I keep telling my mum they dont make them no more. BRING THEM BACK PLEASE!!!
  • catherine on 2009-07-22 13:27:36
    we demand you bring back the potato puff. I love them sooo much. Catherine
  • czeshirecat on 2009-07-18 19:57:23
    I agree with one commenter who said they were the best! If these were deemed a failure with the consumer, I could only blame Burtons for a sad lack of effort. They had a tasty, addictive product here. But who sees Burtons on TV or in prominant position in the supermarkets? I sure havent If they'd marketted this product properly, there would have been no need to close the factory. In fact I believe the factory could have been churning these out for a world wide market or they could have franchized its production elsewhere. It would be interesting to learn who owns Burtons and what their general commercial strategies are. It sounds like a small family concern with an small thinking executive structure.
  • ladyrider260 on 2009-07-18 19:04:00
    They stopped making these years ago, I contacted Burtons myself. That page comes up with a google search and is not valid.
  • eileen on 2009-07-18 02:27:00
    UPDATE..have just found a website called selling burtons potato puffs cheese and onion flavour 10p a bag..whoopee
  • eileen on 2009-07-18 02:17:15
    PERHAPS JAMIE OLIVER HAS BOUGHT THEM ALL UP AND INCINERATED THEM lol..but seriously there should be no reason why they cant be introduced,really cant believe its a financial thing
  • billy1 on 2009-07-17 21:29:35
    This thread has been going for two years!! and still there is no sign of Potato puffs in the shops WHY NOT they were the best
  • annp on 2009-07-11 13:57:44
    I want potato puffs back too , they were sooooo yummy !!! I also bought them from the tuck shop way back when ... Ann , Chelmsford
  • eileen on 2009-07-03 11:53:07
    Burton's Potato Puffs, 03-Jul-2009 I love potato puffs in all sorts of flavours..plain..cheese and onion..barbecue..hard pushed to find them nowdays..also liked walters potato puffs
  • eileen on 2009-07-03 11:08:50
    I love potato puffs in all sorts of flavours..plain..cheese and onion..barbecue..hard pushed to find them nowdays..also liked walters potato puffs
  • Tony on 2009-06-28 13:09:14
    I remember potato puffs from the 60's, but I am sure they were by Nabisco. I used to get them from the Tuck Shop at school, the only place I ever saw them. They were so good.
  • JOHHHNY on 2009-05-22 22:16:11
  • herself on 2009-05-08 17:48:03
    Burtons potato puffs yummy or what please..... lets have them back can we buy them a box at a time, reminds me of the school tuck shop. shirley
  • Billy on 2009-04-28 00:53:31
    These were SO nice they were addictive! Especially beef flavour ones after swimming. Got some good & bad news. YOU CAN STILL GET THEM! However, they are no longer the lovely ones made by Burtons. Off the top of my head I think they are made by a company called Windmill(?) BUT THEY DON'T TASTE ANYWHERE NEAR AS GOOD AS THE BURTON ONES. Such a shame. Get them in places like markets & pound shops now but be prepared...
  • southerner006 on 2009-03-29 16:53:38
    love potato puffs, i used to eat 3 or 4 bags at a time, bring them back please. paul manchester
  • ladyrider260 on 2009-03-10 22:30:06
    Burtons closed a couple of their factories, including the one which manufactured the crisps and snacks.Apparently it cost too much to produce the crisps and snacks so they now concentrate on their biscuit range, If you liked the beef ones, crushed up t-bone steak roysters are the nearest I could get to them!
  • Joyce on 2009-03-03 13:58:55
    If any potato puff lovers have a website of their own, why not start a petition to have Burtons manufacture them again? I loved the ready salted & would certainly sign any petition for their return.
  • frankie09 on 2009-02-11 11:29:36
    bring back the potato puffs they were the best crisp ever made. Me and my work mates are all drooling at the thought of them. BRING THEM BACK.
  • Anbo on 2009-02-09 16:18:02
    I remember them being for sale in my Junior School tuck shop. I would love to be able to buy them now
  • sienna on 2009-02-08 11:52:58
  • jazzy jeff on 2009-02-07 16:00:42
    Potato puffs were the bomb! I agree Burton's need to bring them back.(salted and salt & vinegar please!!!!!)
  • mabawany on 2009-02-07 04:57:49
    I am looking for them too. We used to sell it in our shop and my childrend and myself used to love it. I am looking for them now for my grand-daughter. Anwar Bawany. Manchester.
  • Masten on 2009-02-05 22:13:30
    Its a few years now since Burton stopped making them. I had a short note back from them simply confirming they were not going to continue them--in any flavour.I too wish they would reappear,my favourite the "plain" or ready salted,occasionally you might find one or two in a packet which were full of lard--a mistake--but DELICIOUS! Mike
  • winner309 on 2009-02-03 00:02:51
    We need these potato puffs back,I crave the plain ones,used to buy them at school in the break,then when older and had kids of my own i used to buy them a box at a time.Great stuff bring them back,soon.
  • GoldenGirl on 2009-01-28 22:50:22
    Ahhh puffs - so moreish! The ready salted ones at least were still on the go a couple of years ago.
  • TeRi on 2009-01-27 00:14:20
    wish they would bring thm back they were amazing i loved the cheese and onoin and beef ones were good too!
  • T£r! on 2009-01-27 00:01:17
    i had completely forgotten about potatoe puffs until about 7 months ago when a girl at wor mentioned them . i havent been able to stop thinking about them since , if only they would bring them back even if it was jus for a limited time like the did with vice versers mmm good times ! cheese and onion and the beef ones where the best .
  • stina on 2009-01-23 18:56:43
    im 21 and i remember them from about 5 years ago. i think you can still get them but you have to look around for them. nowadays theres more chance of buying them from ebay in bulk (i know this cause i checked a few years back)
  • kpxs on 2009-01-02 20:10:26
    why dont burtons bring out a special anniversary edition of potato puffs so that all the people who loved em can show burtons there is a market for this now obsolete crisp.they could also put a ballot box reply slip on the packet to see how many peoplw want them back.c'mon burtons management do the right thing.we only live once? bring back potato puffs !!
  • fortywinks on 2008-12-06 20:45:19
    MMMMMMMMMM Beef flavour potato puffs BEST CRISPS EVER, bring them back please. Does anyone know where to you can still get them?
  • Potato Puff Pursuer on 2008-11-28 21:01:52
    My craving for Potato Puffs has been keeping me awake at night, I am so glad that there are so many others out there that feel the same way. Does anyone remember the Bacon and Bean flavour and Lamb and Mont sauce flavour. They were my favourite, I used to buy 4 packets a day from my school tuck shop (1976-79). Do you think we should send a petition to Downing street? They may make a better job of bringing puffs back than trying to fight crime!!! Who knows maybe Potato puffs have turned to crime - therefore they have been outlawed!! Potato Puff Persuer
  • liz on 2008-11-18 23:10:50
    thank goodness i have found other people that love and miss potato puffs they where the best snack ever produced, please bring them back there are millions of us dying to eat them we love them and so would my grandchildren if they had a chance to try them please please, liz nottingham
  • roxy ripper on 2008-11-13 12:29:25
    Oh wow! I thought I was the only one that thought about them! I wholeheartedly agree that we should do something to bring them back. I even have dreams about munching away on these delicious snacky goodnesses.
  • phoebefoalsmum on 2008-11-10 18:34:39
    my hubby is 13 years younger than me so he doesnt remember them but I really loved them. I was the kid in the playground no one wanted to play with but I looked forward to getting my potato I can only remember ready salted but yes maybe we shoud petition
  • Big Lad on 2008-11-04 10:23:57
    Come on Burtons, why can't this product be reintroduced, is it physically impossible or financially not viable. If there is a red tape issue at least let your many loyal customer's be made aware of this, before they boycott the rest of your produce. !!!! Ian, Norwich.
  • me on 2008-11-01 21:17:03
    Oh my god, potato puffs, my favourite snack of 1971. I recall the way to eat them was to crush the contents, then open the bag and pour them in your mouth. In fact I was a member of the 'puffs club', you sent off some empty bags and you got a free badge and a newsletter. I don't think that would be a popular club now though...
  • keljbj on 2008-10-25 21:04:22
    Oooooo yes, the beef ones were the best. Ive been told by a friend in Birmingham that they can occassionally be found on her local market, and she has promised to send me some next time she sees them. Did they make the pig-shaped bacon flavoured ones as well, or were they by a different company?
  • suzanne on 2008-10-19 14:16:21
    I miss them too and had them at school from tuck shop nearly 30 years ago. Did find some in a 'Poundland' shop a year or so ago but nothing since although I keep looking. Burtons must bring them back to show todays kids what they are missing out on!!!
  • paul bowles on 2008-10-08 18:58:36
    i would love to see the return of potato puffs, they bring back fond memories
  • patsy on 2008-10-08 12:17:02
    i loved potato puffs i wish they were in the shops now i remember them from my school breaks in the 60,s
  • Janie on 2008-09-29 22:52:36
    I just loved the original ready salted potato puffs - I wish they would bring them back - and in bigger packs. You had to have at least two bags at a time - definitely moreish.
  • Janis on 2008-09-26 12:43:02
    Mmmm Potato Puffs ... The only place I could get them eventually was at the local swimming pool tuck shop and that was years ago!! Also pink and white popcorn - yum!! There's probably some EU directive against them - ha ha ha
  • GemGem on 2008-09-15 14:38:26
    and tomato!!! I used to take them to Sat Morning Pictures - neverjust one bag either as one was never enough. As I recall they were very light crisps and hollow, about 1/2 inch long like little pillows!!! they tasted fab when you ate them - not heavy like all the other crisps today.
  • Michelle on 2008-09-11 12:30:07
    I was addicted to these when I was a child but then I didn't see them for donkey's years, I love donkeys by the way but not in the same way as burton's puffs. When I greww up and got a baby in my tummy, I found some in a shop and was hooked once again, i bought them by the box and scoffed them every day and every night untill my baby popped out, then they stopped selling them. I think they must still have the ability to make these crisps, so why don't they because one day loads of people are going to go off their heads and start chanting outside the Burton factory and cause traffic problems
  • lib on 2008-09-04 20:20:29
    potato puffs - they were to die for. I tried and tried to get them - and until about 4 years ago I could!! please bring them back! please.. i long for the taste and the crunch plain for me please no flipping flavour
  • anajinn on 2008-09-02 11:15:44
    I used to eat loads of Potato Puffs in the early 60s when I was at school. I have dreamt of them ever since. They were called Walter's Potato Puffs and made in Redditch, Stockport, Cheshire. It seems they must have been taken over by Burton's after that. I wrote to Burton's and they have no intention of bringing them back. So I asked for the recipe and they denied it. Are there any great cooks out there who could hazard a guess as to how they were made? I think they have some kind of flour in them. Maybe potatoes and flour or maybe they were made out of potato flour.
  • Raini on 2008-08-29 22:39:46
    I managed to get some from a cheap shop outlet a year or so ago. They were still as wonderful as they used to be and my teenage sons became fans too but I haven't been able to find any since. Do Burtons realise they are responsbile for a nation of puff addicts! We need them back NOW
  • james on 2008-08-22 18:46:27
    my fave flavour was tomato & cheese
  • james on 2008-08-22 18:38:44
    i liked the tomato and cheese puffs best
  • snowey on 2008-08-13 11:43:48
    please bring back potato puffs
  • jpuff on 2008-07-26 20:24:58
    BRING BACK BURTON'S POTATO PUFFS and in bigger packs too.
  • Claire Mck on 2008-07-04 11:06:34
    I absolutely loved these, especially the beef one. Great for eating but a tad on the messy side.
  • jodee on 2008-06-21 22:35:25
    They were my fave crisp at breaktime in junior school, loved them even better when crushed to dust and you lift the bag up and tip them into your mouth!
  • Bev on 2008-06-11 09:06:25
    I can't believe I'm not the only sad person looking for potato puffs
  • F on 2008-05-21 15:05:11
    How can we bring Potato Puffs back
  • p on 2008-05-17 11:31:27
    must bring potato puffs back its so unfair to deny the british public of the best snack ever made
  • ben 123 on 2008-05-13 21:00:31
    does anyone remeber the cheese and tomatoe flavour potatoe puffs please bring them back linda gwent
  • cassiexx on 2008-05-02 08:59:18
    I just tried who used to sell them but they don't stock them either now. Has anyone tried contacting Burtons?
  • GORDON on 2008-04-27 13:33:02
    yes please bring back the puffs we real'y need them life aint worth living without um
  • kitten on 2008-04-21 21:56:39
    pleeze bring back the beloved cheese and plain melt in the mouth potato puff yummy so please burton the potato puff rocks
  • kitten on 2008-04-21 21:54:24
    yes pleeze bring back the beloved potato puff yummy cheese and plain melt in the mouch messy chrisp like snak
  • Susan Trolland on 2008-01-06 18:01:13
    I loved Puffs and I didnt even realsie they were no longer made, that has just ruined my life now. I am sooooooo upset. Best crisps around and the cheese and tomato were the best. One packet was never enough though. BRING BACK PUFFS. Our country needs you !!!!!!!!
  • MICHAEL SMITH on 2007-12-22 19:59:17
  • puffsrus on 2007-11-27 20:52:08
    any updates on bringing back the puffs??? me and my sister would love to be able to go to the shop now and buy a pack.... COME ON!
  • ktutt on 2007-11-14 13:32:33
    they also had cheese n tomato i loved those ones please bring back potato puffs!!!!!
  • June on 2007-11-14 11:35:14
    Nothing, absolutely nothing can beat Potato puffs, Burton's should definately bring them back. June Grifffiths, Paignton, Devon
  • thecholl on 2007-11-02 18:22:15
    I remember them and want them back!!! If Cadbury's can bring back the Wispa bar, Burton's can bring back the Puffs, or another company can do the honours (if it is possible and they make them the way they once where). I emailed Burtons about a week ago, no reply! How rude! I say we flood them with emails until they give in!!!
  • dlloydowens on 2007-10-20 14:05:06
    come on burtons lets have them back ypuve got a market waiting
  • mazza on 2007-10-18 16:00:37
    idesantiz, I was crisp monitor too in my primary school, I used to get a bag of Potato Puffs for helping out. So wish they were still around - love them
  • sasha on 2007-10-06 19:18:48
    Me & my family have been discussing potato puffs & how we long to have some please bring back our beloved potato puffs.
  • skjdflljdf on 2007-09-16 12:30:13
    I miss them =(. I loved salt and vinegar flavour.
  • mercurycol5 on 2007-09-05 20:17:48
    cant anyone do something about getting them back i would buy them by the box full........Do Burtons reply to emails sent to them??????? Cheers
  • ILovePuffs on 2007-09-05 09:45:19
    I have been searching the net in vain trying to find a stockist for Puffs, they were mine and my friends favourite packs of crips - we used to go the local cash & carry and buy literally by the box load! Please bring them back - we need the beefy goodness!
  • pufflovers on 2007-09-01 16:01:11
  • brightside on 2007-08-29 16:09:56
    Bring back Burtons potato puffs, they were the best crisp around when I was a teenager (long time ago),they melted in the mouth I think they were in Beef flavour as well.
  • pedro on 2007-08-27 12:02:43
    Yes all our family loved Potato Puffs - please bring them back. I used to buy them by the box load in the 60's. Pete, Nottingham
  • ldesantiz on 2007-08-13 13:38:43
    I would also love to see the return of the potato puff. I have loved them since I was the crisp monitor at junior school, millions of years ago! Lindadesantiz
  • Broocie on 2007-07-24 05:31:41
    I will kill for another long gone bag, or two, or three plus, of my beloved potato puffs. Where are you? Please come back. If this site can help I will buy a bag (and pay for postage) for all subscribers in this column, should we be successful!! Come on - I'm starving!!! Bruce, Inverness.
  • kirstiebrett on 2007-07-06 14:33:26
    Does anybody out there know where to get these potato puffs from please? I would love to know Many thanks
  • Anonymous on 2007-07-02 22:55:38
    Bring back puffs. Beef puffs FTW!
  • Anonymous on 2007-07-01 22:51:08
    i loved potato puffs they were messy but soooooo nice i wish i could get some right now , im 50 now but still hanker for potato puffs. Where can i get some from. BURTONS WE WANT OUR POTATO PUFFS BACK NOW ! pleeeeeeeeese.
  • Anonymous on 2007-06-24 13:51:55
    i loved em,just cant find them anywhere the only problem with them was you had to have more than one bag! best crisps ever if you can call them crisps!!!
  • Anonymous on 2006-12-08 10:36:34
    Smash the bag and then eat the dust. Ha. Wasn't there a beffy kind of flavour too?
  • Anonymous on 2006-11-04 11:20:59
    god i loved burton potato puffs and i bought them until they dissapeared a few years ago by the box!!! they were the best i have e mailed burton today to see if they still make them so if you miss them email burton and who knows we may see them again!!! that would be fab!! open the packet and pour in your mouth the only way to eat them!! remember!!!