Man Finds What Is Believed To Be Britain's Biggest Crisp
It's always fun when you find a mutant version of a foodstuff you love, whether it's a double Shreddie or a finger of Kit Kat that's made entirely of chocolate.
But all those are nothing compared to the absolute beast one bloke found recently, having opened up his packet of crisps to find a whopper so large, it's believed to be Britain's biggest crisp.
Daniel Heginbotham, 44, picked up the hench snack from a Morrisons store on his way to work last week.
He'd treated to himself to a 150g of own-brand The Best Sweet Chilli Crisps for lunch, but got peckish and ended up cracking them open mid-morning.
But when the auditor opened up the £1 bag, he was surprised to find a massive six-inch crisp sitting there waiting for him.
Daniel, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, said: "I pulled it out and it kept going - it was a lot longer than I thought it was going to be.
"So I went and got a tape measure; it was six inches long. I was quite happy - it was the biggest crisp I had ever seen.
"Everybody wants to find a big crisp, don't they?"
Daniel said his colleagues flocked to his desk to marvel at his discovery (a likely story - they just wanted to nab a crisp), but was confused to hear that some people didn't share his joy.
He continued: "Some weren't that interested at all. But I quickly I locked it away, just in case somebody crushed it.
"I think I'm going to put it in a little display case.
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"I'm not saying it's the biggest ever, but you never know. I had a little look and couldn't see anything bigger."
Daniel said he normally buys a different flavour from the Morrisons store in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, but on Friday 29 November fate clearly took hole and he decided to mix things up a bit.
"I'm not sure why I brought them - I was drawn to them that day," he said.
While Daniel's find was impressive, it's still a long way off the world's biggest crisp - a record held by a specially-created crisp housed in Blackfoot, Idaho, which measures 24 inches by 14 inches and was made by a team of food engineers employed by Proctor & Gamble back in 1991.
Mind you, if you prefer your giant snacks a little less manufactured-on-purpose-by-a-giant-consumer-goods-company, there was also a huge Frazzle found by 22-year-old Sean Stewart in Lanarkshire, Scotland earlier this summer.
This Nice 'n' Spicy monstrosity was discovered colleagues Rachel Cornforth and Sean Clark whilst they were enjoying their lunch together at work.
The packet came from the vending machine in the recreation area at Learning Curve Group, an education and training company in County Durham, where the pair both work.
Upon seeing it drop down from the machine, there appeared to be nothing unusual about the packet - except for the fact that it ripped slightly when it was opened.
What a day that will have been.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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