Set deep in the heart of Ulster’s countryside in Co. Armagh is Tayto Castle, where Tayto have been making some of the world’s best loved crisps and snacks since 1956.
We are a multiple award-winning, family-owned brand who pride ourselves on using quality local ingredients and materials to produce great-tasting crisps and snacks for everyone to enjoy. Its ‘Taste of Home’ campaign marking NI Year of Food & Drink, during which the iconic brand celebrated its 60th anniversary, was named Best Marketing Campaign at the Ulster Grocer Awards.
An enduring feature of Tayto has been Mr. Tayto, the brand’s lovable mascot – a well-known and much-loved face which is recognised across Northern Ireland and beyond.
Tayto is a leading player in the Northern Ireland food sector and a major employer, with over 300 employees working at the Tayto Castle in Tandragee.
Tayto has had a zero waste to landfill policy in place for many years and it continues to invest heavily to improve its sustainability levels. For example, recently implementing new packaging which is suitable for recycling, in partnership with Terracycle.
Tayto supports charities in the local community, including Marie Curie and the local soap box derby. Tayto will soon be launching a new approach to how it manages its charitable relationships to create a wider and more positive impact.
Tayto works with all levels of schools in Northern Ireland to deliver tours of Tayto castle which outline career options in the food manufacturing industry, encourage interest in the sector and explain production techniques.
Tayto supports local farmers and suppliers.
All of the ingredients in Tayto crisps are sourced from Northern Irish suppliers, many of which come from the nearby Tandragee area.
Cheese & Onion remains our No 1 favourite today.
These light and tasty corn snacks are baked not fried so they are as light as a feather. With only 99 calories per pack and in 2 delicious flavours – Texan Grill and French Onion – they offer a lighter but tasty snack option.
People have been enjoying popcorn for thousands of years. Archaeologists believe that cave people enjoyed this fun snack as a meal because 80,000-year-old corn pollen discovered in Mexico is thought to be exactly the same as modern popcorn. All these years later Tayto have created a fantastic range of 4 great flavours – Cinema Sweet, Sweet & Salted, Salted and Toffee in various pack sizes for your to enjoy.
Tayto have been making the finest crisps for over 60 years and we are very proud of our range of traditional hand crafted crisps. Each bag has been lovingly crafted and the range of flavours have been carefully selected for your enjoyment by our team of highly experienced crisp curators here at Tayto Castle – Enjoy!