If you’re partial to a gin and tonic you can now have it in a rather crunchier form than normal, by grabbing yourself a bag of Aldi’s new gourmet, hand-cooked gin and tonic flavoured crisps.
Exciting, huh? Well, not for everyone. PC McNaney, a police officer from Durham’s Alcohol Harm Reduction Unit, has made her concerns over these crisps public by asking on Twitter, “what message does this give to children?”
— ᎪᏞᏟᎾhᎪᏒm ᏟᎾᏢ 🍻➕🚘=☠ (@AlcoHarmCop) November 3, 2015
Predictably few on Twitter shared her view.
— Matt Pringle (@mattjpringle) November 3, 2015
— Jock Malaga (@JockMalaga) November 3, 2015
— Ant O'Fearghail (@aofarre) November 3, 2015
Let’s face it — it’s highly unlikely anyone wanting to get drunk is going to buy these crisps when Aldi has a whole aisle of the hard stuff.
In other alcohol-flavoured-potato-snack-related news, just a fortnight ago Tesco launched its prosecco and elderberry flavoured crisps.
Go home, Tesco. You're drunk. pic.twitter.com/zXtNFjUAG8
— Linky Gray (@illustratedlaw) October 22, 2015
However Marks & Spencer has to be declared the reigning posh/boozy crisp champion. Their winter berries and processo hand-cooked crisps even come with edible gold stars.
— Michael Ellis (@MichaelGEllis) October 7, 2015