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Burton’s Fish and Chips

Posted by Big Boo on June 1st, 2009

burtons fish and chipsSince all the images I could find for Burton’s Fish and Chips were tiny photos of the more recent packing, I thought it was time to break out the old art package and knock up another of my terrible illustrations.

Burton’s Fish and Chips were little biscuits which were, unsurprisingly enough, shaped like little fish and rather stunted looking chips.  They were sold in packets the same size as your average packet of crisps, although not many shops seemed to stock them.  I always remember we had to go to Superdrug of all places to buy them.  I remember the packs as being decorated with a newspaper motif, despite the fact our local chippy had ditched newspaper wrapping years earlier.

They were obviously supposed to be fish and chip flavoured, although this basically amounted to a beigey brown coloured dusty covering which tasted very nice, but not really very fishy or chippy.  After eating a packet your fingers were usually coated with specks of the flavouring, so you got to enjoy licking your fingers too.

I seem to recall that Burton’s also made a sister product entitled Chicken and Chips.  As you may have already guessed, in these the fish shaped biscuits were replaced with ones shaped like chicken drumsticks, and the flavouring now tasted unlike chicken instead of unlike fish.

Another great snack from the eighties which, I’m presuming, is no longer with us, as I haven’t seen them in shops (not even Superdrug) for ages.