Originally REAL was founded in 1977 as a Welsh brand, Tayto passionately believed that these quality crisps with their stand out flavours deserved to travel the border. Today REAL is found in cafes and licensed premises across the UK and can even be found in the Far East and Australia. Tayto acquired REAL Handcooked crisps in 2007.
REAL is hand cooked in Northamptonshire, the heart of England, using British potatoes, whenever the harvests allow, and 100% Rapeseed and Sunflower Oils. Most of the potatoes are from a 30 mile radius of the factory and we take in fresh deliveries daily to help meet our high quality requirements.
REAL Handcooked crisps are batch cooked, taking 3 times longer than a standard conventional crisp and are stirred by hand to prevent clumping and to ensure every crisp is evenly cooked.
For more information on how we know our potatoes see here.
REAL Handcooked range boasts unique punchy meaty flavours including Ham & English Mustard and Roast Ox. We also have the stalwart of popular flavours; Sea Salt, Strong Cheese & Onion and Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar and for those who like it hot we’ve Sweet Chilli and Jalapeno.
There’s nothing ‘REAL’ girl, ‘lip-smacking Sal’, likes to do more than talk – she once talked the leg off a donkey on Clacton-on-Sea beach, telling it all about how she loves munching REAL Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar. Oh how the tasty tang had her tongue twisting like a head-spinning helter-skelter. The poor mule had to have a prosthetic leg fitted.