Remember Mr. Tayto, he of the crispy cheese & onion empire? Well, let’s just say that he’s been getting quite chatty of late.
Personally, I think he fancies me.
Not that I would ever dream of taking advantage of a situation like that, but I did politely enquire of
Mr. Tayto my new beau whether he would consider spreading his cheese & onion love by providing some of those iconic Tayto crisps for readers of the Spud.
I am naturally delighted to report that he said yes (I really am quite irresistible, after all). As a result, one lucky Spud reader will soon be receiving a box of Tayto Cheese & Onion (or Salt & Vinegar if you prefer), along with a copy of Mr. Tayto’s autobiography, The Man Inside The Jacket. So that’s 60 packets of Tayto and just in time for Christmas too, with any luck.
So the deal is, for those of you with an address in Ireland, leave me a comment if you want in (I tried to convince Mr. Tayto to extend the offer worldwide, but apparently he doesn’t love me that much).
Plus, if you are (or become) a fan of the Daily Spud on Facebook, that’ll be good for a second entry in the draw – just let me know in the comments, so that I can be sure to include you on the double. I’ll leave this open for a week, until midnight (GMT) next Sunday the 13th, and notify the winner on Monday the 14th, which will hopefully leave enough time to get your crisps delivered for Christmas.
As for me, I can’t help wondering what it is that I’ll be getting from Mr. Tayto for Christmas. More than a few packets of crisps I hope!
Update 16/12/09: …and the winner of Mr. Tayto’s crisps and book is Orla Doyle – congrats Orla! As for the winner of his affections, well now, that remains to be seen…