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Does anyone remember the crisps which were shaped like pigs? They were bacon flavour and they were like little 3D pig shapes. No-one I know believes they existed but I remember them vividly as a child. Please, someone! They can't have just been sold in Petersfield!


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Do You Remember Piglets?

Do You Remember Piglets?

  • Anonymous user
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    I worked at Burton's factory in Slough (under the Mars chocolate cloud) in the early 80s, when Piglets were introduced. The potato flour dough was rolled and cut into piggy shapes, and expanded in 3D Piglets when deep fried. Getting the dough right was tricky, as was maintaining the right colour of fried Piglets - they over-cooked very easily, and blackened Piglets didn't taste very nice!
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, but I lived about 4 miles away from the Burtons factory
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember Burtons Piglets well!! Was just googling them as was starting to believe I dreamt them up! I loved those. The last time I bought them was around 1987 at a caravan park corner shop in Padstowe, Cornwall, when I was 7. I had already noticed not seeing them in ages then, so made the most of that shop as they were favourites of mine. They had a similar flavour to those heated corn crisps you could get not long ago from some Cineworlds - I think they were called "Krax" - lol, not a very appetising name :P
  • Anonymous user
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    oh my word of course, they were around along with football crazys, and burtons puffs which were a god send of all crisps, infact the pilets were like puffs, the same texture hollow? but was amazing taste, im from blackburn lancashire and i used to buy them from our telegraph shop which is now long gone, aswell as all other great things, get me back to the 80,s anyday!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Yeah, I used to love them.
  • Anonymous user
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    yes! I remember them! So glad others do too. Hope they bring them out again.
  • Anonymous user
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    I used to munch on those, bacon flavour but never liked the hollowed out crisp much...still what a memory
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember eating those, odd hollowed out crisps..weird
  • Anonymous user
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    Hurrah I'm not mad. I can't find anyone else who remembers these. I used to line them up in my sandwich and then pop all the pigs when I put the other slice back on top. They should be brought back!!! Anyone remember hedgehog flavoured crisps too?
  • Anonymous user
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    yes i used to eat these all the time , we also used to get these little kangarro ones too in redy salted , salt and viniger and i think cheese and onion x