Now they cost a package! Brannigan's chips are selling for £ 3 a pack on eBay after KP announced it would be removing the popular brand
- Brannigan's chips were discontinued by Slough-based KP Snacks
- Fans mourning the loss of the snacks buy the last available packages online
- Some sell on eBay for up to £ 3 a package even after the sale date has passed
Crunchy fans are trying to get the last few Brannigans chips in circulation after KP canceled the brand – some sell online for up to £ 3 a pack.
Brannigans, known for their eye-soaking aromas, were discontinued due to "falling demand".
Desperate fans take a last taste of the snack. Many post it for sale on online shopping sites such as eBay.
A listing that sells a five-pack for £ 14.99 is attracting attention even though the chips are now approaching their expiration date.
Desperate fans are trying to get the final packages into circulation. This eBay listing was selling packages for £ 3 a pop despite the chips reaching their expiration date today
KP Snacks said it was the "tough decision" to stop Brannigan's chips amid dwindling sales
Brannigans chips have been on UK shelves since the 1980s, but flavors were reduced to just two options in 2000 – roast beef and mustard, or ham and cucumber.
The decision was announced earlier this week by Slough-based KP Snacks, which also produces nuts and top brands like McCoy & # 39; s, Hula Hoops and Space Raiders.
A KP Snacks spokesperson commented, "We are continually reviewing our range of products to ensure that they meet the needs of all of our consumers and I can confirm that we recently made the difficult decision to discontinue Brannigans."
The company had previously told Eater London: “Although this product was named a popular favorite, its popularity in consumer demand was unfortunately not shown.
Brannigans chips have been on UK shelves since the 1980s, but flavors were reduced to just two options in 2000 – roast beef and mustard, or ham and cucumber
& # 39; In fact, sales of this product have been in decline for some time.
& # 39; The demand from specialist dealers decreased accordingly. Therefore the production was unfortunately no longer economical and the product had to be discontinued. We have no plans to produce these again in the near future. & # 39;
One fan mourned her and wrote: "RIP picking ham and brannigans, we had some good times."
Paul Osborne wrote on Facebook: & # 39; Heck! That's tragic … another iconic snack added to the list of victims – along with Ridged Ready Salted Pringles, Walker's Ridged Jalapeno and Monterey Jack, Penn State Chilli Pretzels & # 39;
Brannigans chip fans mourn their loss after KP Snacks announced it was dropping the "seriously intense" mark
But many complained about their unavailability in most stores and newsagents.
One Twitter user said, "If you want to sell brannigans, take them to stores. I shouldn't have to turn into a dog every time I feel like a package."
In response to the "depressing news," Crazy Bout Crisps' Facebook page said, "R.I.P. Brannigan's chips from KP, which were unfortunately finally killed in mid-2020 due to declining sales. Maybe another coronavirus victim?
"Certainly the best and strongest Roast Beef & Mustard Chips on the market. It's a sad ending for a crispy brand that has been with us since the early 1980s."
Dominic Smith recalled happier days when the chips came in more than two flavors.
He said, "I loved the cream cheese and the flavor of chives, such a shame I can't buy them now."
Neil Doherty added, "KP beef flavor was brilliant too and was bought from the school's tuck shop in the early 1980s."