Spud Sunday: Young O’Donnell Had A Farm…

…and on that farm he grew some spuds, e-i-e-i-o.

More to the point, though, is what young Ed O’Donnell did with those potatoes. With a crunch, crunch here and a crunch, crunch there, he made crisps – and some really rather fine kettle-cooked crisps at that – a fact which I have verified by means of some, eh, selfless personal testing.

Fuelled by no small amount of determination – and featuring crisps flavoured using locally sourced ingredients, like Mt. Callan cheddar from Co. Clare and cider vinegar from Con Traas’ nearby apple farm in Co. Tipperary – O’Donnells Crisps have, since their launch in 2010, achieved an impressive level of distribution here in Ireland. You’ll find them, among other places, in SuperValu, Centra, Londis, Dunnes Stores, Superquinn and Tesco and also in Selfridges in the UK – so it’s here a crunch, there a crunch, and, really, everywhere a crunch, crunch for O’Donnells these days.

O'Donnells crisps and santa hat

And now for the best part...

The other place where you might find the crunch of an O’Donnells crisp this Christmas is in a box, delivered to your door. I have 5 such boxes to give away, and I will be resisting the temptation to eat them myself, so that I can, instead, bestow them, Santa-like, upon 5 lucky Daily Spud readers. Each will contain 20 packets of O’Donnells crisps in the readers’ flavour of choice – either mature Irish cheese and red onion, Irish cider vinegar and sea salt, or their more recently added sweet chilli flavour. Full details below.

Getting straight to the crunch:

If you fancy getting your Christmas mitts on a box of O’Donnells crunchiness, leave a comment below and let me know, flavourwise, whether you’re a cheese ‘n’ onion, salt ‘n’ vinegar or sweet chilli type of eater (or simply whether you’re salty, sweet or cheesy). Feel free, also, to speculate about the two new flavours that O’Donnells are bringing out in the new year – so secret that even I don’t know what they are yet.

I’ll pick 5 winners, and each will receive their Christmas crisp fix in the form of a box containing 20 packets of O’Donnells crisps in their chosen flavour. In a bit of good news for those living across the water, O’Donnells will deliver the prizes, not just to addresses in Ireland (either North or South), but to addresses in the U.K. as well.

I’ll leave this open until midnight GMT next Sunday, December 9th, and notify the winners of their incoming bounty of crisps thereafter.

Update 15/12/12: and so the winners have been chosen and O’Donnells crisps are winging their way to Keith Bohanna, Sara Wilson, Gareth Saunders, Imelda Kinsella and Lauren Bicocchi. Congratulations all and happy Christmas munching!

  • ohh please pick me…I’m going to Kenya for 5 months in January to do voluntary work and those 20 packets would be rationed out at one packet a week :D the crisps over there are not up to Irish standards at all at all!!! i am a crispaholic however my allegiance does lie in Camp Cheese & Onion!!!!

  • Strikes me as a very worth entry Nicola, will see what we can do :)

  • S ‘n V !!!

  • Ahh, salt ‘n’ vinegar – a man after my own heart, Mark, and O’Donnells S ‘n’ V are champion in my book

  • Fab… there is nothing like a bag of decent salt and vinegar crisps with a mineral while watching Christmas movies!

  • I LOVE O’Donnell’s crisps, best cheese and onion crisps around, and I’ve tried pretty much all of them!

    Idle speculation re: crisp flavours….

    Em, tuna & sweetcorn, and… Bacon & egg. :)

  • Love cheese and onion, but hoping you will be bringing out a BBQ flavour.

  • @Sue salt and vinegar + a mineral + some Christmas movies sounds just about perfect!

    @Muireann I love an oul’ bit o’ tuna & sweetcorn – never thought about it as a crisp flavour, mind… nor bacon & egg for that matter :)

    @Belinda I reckon you wouldn’t be the only one who’d like to see a BBQ flavour – or maybe some smoky bacon…

  • Oh please send me cheese ‘n’ onion, it might take my mind off my bunion :) As for the new flavours next year I think Bangers and mash and roast chicken.

  • Happy to help take your mind off the bunion Val! And sounds like you’d be getting your dinner in crisp form with those bangers & mash or roast chicken flavours :D

  • When I posed the question of new flavours to the 3 boys, they came up with: Olive; Chocolate icecream; and Banana. Think I’d stick to Cheese n onion myself ;-)

  • Janey mac Orla, your boys have some, eh, interesting flavour ideas there! Think I’d be sticking to something more traditional myself too (though I’m kindof intrigued by the idea of an olive-flavoured crisp all the same…)

  • Salty! Most definitely! THE best hangover cure ever!

  • Had the cheese & onion recently & they were fab!
    I’m an ‘anything but salt n vinegar’ kinda gal

  • Salty please!! xx

  • I actually love all 3 flavours! My favourite is probably irish cider vinegar and sea salt….my mouth is watering even thinking about them :)

  • Salty and vinegary here. And ready salted cooked in Olive Oil does it for me as a New Year treat :)


  • Oh god, how could I choose just one :( The cheese & onion are the only filling for a Blaa, the S&V are a kick for the drives up/down from
    Dublin & the Sweet Chilli, well they’re for the telly :)
    As for the new flavour… Have always wondered what peanut butter crisps would taste like…

  • @Alison I hear ya!

    @Elaine salt ‘n’ vinegar seems to be like that – you either love ‘em or steer well clear!

    @Sadhbh duly noted

    @Fiona I love all three too, though I’m ultimately a salt ‘n’ vinegar girl at heart too

    @Keith ready salted cooked in olive oil sounds like an excellent treat, sir

    @Helen tricky to choose indeed and I’d also be dead curious about peanut butter crisps – I have been known to dump salted peanuts into cheese & onion crisps before consuming the lot, washed down with lucozade or something stronger…

  • Cheese & onion for me please!! Love O’Donnell’s crisps

  • Oh….think of the children! They would love this treat :0) Salty or cheesy here and I really do hope it is a a roast chicken flavour. Or marmite…that would work?

  • I haven’t found a flavour of crisps I wouldn’t eat, as for a new flavour? Scampi??? Nom!

  • Ooh, riffing on the boys’ idea, I think vegemite & banana crisps would be just swell :-)

    But as you may know, in the regular flavor area I am firmly in the chili camp

  • Only cheese and onion for me, love them. Only girl in a house though with 3 men who are all salt and vinegar die hards!!

  • @Joanne you are clearly a woman of great taste :)

    @Mona agreed – it is important to think of the children when it comes to something like this :) as for marmite flavour, I reckon that would be one of those divisive ones like salt ‘n’ vinegar – I’d be all for it myself (or its vegemite equivalent, even better!)

    @Owen ooh scampi, I could go for that bigtime!

    @Tim ah yes, your preference for chilli is no great surprise; on the vegemite and banana front, I’m not *entirely* sure that O’Donnells would go for that one :D

    @Aine well then, cheese & onion it would have to be and let the lads fend for themselves

  • I’m a C&O girl as I mention at http://www.freefromguru.com/odonnells-authentic-hand-cooked-tipperary-crisps/. Converted my fussy son this week, unfortunately!

    My guess is next year could be a roast chicken & thyme flavour and a sweet chilli (or maybe sour cream & chives).

    Look forward to finding out!

  • Ooooh, anything that’s not salt and vinegar, I still don’t know why S&V is a flavour.

  • would love a sweet chilli crisp sandwich now yum

  • Cheese and onion definitely. I let each one melt on my tongue and savour the taste.

  • Cheese n onion for me a new flavour would be oxo x

  • lovely treat and i love salt and vinegar

  • @FreeFromGuru ah, they already have a sweet chilli flavour (which I can highly recommend); I can see how roast chicken & thyme would go down well, though, and sour cream and chives is, of course, a classic – who knows what the new flavours will turn out to be…

    @Triona it’s an each to their own kind of thing I guess – the main thing is that there are enough flavours to keep everyone happy :)

    @Niamh now that you mention it, wouldn’t mind one of those myself…

    @Peter spoken like a true appreciator of a good crisp!

    @Des hmm, beefy oxo crisps – a good robust flavour suggestion that

    @Hilary a lovely treat indeed

  • Got to be traditional cheese n onion

  • I’m a cheese n onion kinda gal, tasty :)

  • New flavour, hmm. I think a turkey and ham flavour to keep the Christmas spirit around a bit longer. And as for me, Cheesy and Salty both float my boat

  • What flavour? Oh god! All the flavours! Especially cheese and onion with added cheese and onion.

    I hope that one of the new flavours would be like a BBQ beef, or Worchestershire sauce or something. I remember getting Worchestershire sauce and tomato flavoured crisps as a kid, and I haven’t seen them since!

  • @David nothin’ wrong with traditional

    @Amy tasty is what O’Donnells do best :)

    @Claire turkey & ham you say? who knows, could be the start of a whole line of seasonally seasoned crisps

    @Avril cheese & onion with added cheese & onion? I like how you roll! throw in some Worchestershire sauce and it gets even better :)

  • I’m a huge cheese and onion fan – think chilli chocolate crisps would be great!

  • I love all of the flavours but i really love salt and vinegar! With a nice bar of dairy milk and a glass of coke and an xmas film – perfect! :)

  • love sweet chilli flavour yum yum. How about a roast chicken flavour, would be delicious! :)

  • @Garrett ooh, chilli chocolate crisps – I’d be all over those

    @Eimear crisps and dairy milk, one of *the* classic Irish food combos…

    @Lorraine roast chicken flavour seems to be a popular choice alright

  • OOh Salt & Vinegar all the way, except for a crisp sandwich which has to have cheese and onion for some reason…

  • Has to be salt and vinegar for me, especially if it’s going to be cider vinegar. Although there might be some household arguments about this if I win.

    Chocolate crisps is an amazing idea. I’m going to try dipping crisps in melted chocolate and see if they stay crunchy. If they do, that’s my girlfriend’s Christmas present sorted.

    If we’re going after stereotypical Irish flavours, what about chef sauce? My other vote right now would be for sage and onion – what could be better than a stuffing-flavoured crisp?

  • Would love to try O’Donnells crisps as I haven’t tried them , love crisps with a glass of red.

  • Cheese and onion, all crushed in the bag and tipped in my mouth – delicious! Plan b is to layer them on cheese sambos with a cupa. Feck, now I’m hungry!

  • @Claire y’know I’d have to agree with you on the crisp sambo front – I’d go with cheese & onion every time

    @CookingWithLarousse I keeping meaning to try the choc dipping thing myself – sounds like a good use for my next bag of crisps; and much respect for the chef sauce suggestion – it’s so retro it just could work

    @Mary Theresa well then, you should try them – even if you don’t manage to win a box!

    @Colin eh, sorry ’bout that!

  • I have never tried O’ Donnell’s believe it or not would love to. I love cheese and Onion.

    I would share them around and give friends and family a taste too, SHARING IS CARING :-)So I would share :-)

  • Oh i’m a salty one! but my other half is cheesy! Would ye be making a sour cream and onion flavour, that would be delicious!

  • oh i am a salt n cider vinegar gal love the crunchy crisp with the zing of vinegar sooo yummy best salt n vinegar crisps ever
    maybe its irish stew flavour or even egg sandwich crisps lol

  • Mmm yum yum, the crisp would be a very dull place without O’Donnells crisps. I absolutely love the salt n vinegar, and buy at least once a week :-)

  • Cheese and onion man me. Tasty prize.

  • There is simply nothing that can compare to a bag of cheese and onion crisps,especially after a rough night out! They are gorgeous with cheddar and chutney. Would simply love to win some to help celebrate xmas!! Please pick me xx

  • @Louise sharing *is* caring – I’m sure you’d be well popular if you won!

    @Kerrie I don’t know if sour cream and onion flavour is on the cards – certainly seems like it would be a popular choice

    @Emily well, I can see how you would add cheese & onion crisps to an egg sandwich, but I must admit that I never thought of egg sandwich as a crisp flavour in its own right :D

    @Michelle good woman yourself, that’s what I like to hear

    @Stephen ah hello there – it is indeed a tasty prize, no matter what the flavour

    @Emer I know what you mean and I’ll see what I can do :)

  • Salt and Vinegar all the way! I love how tangy O’Donnell’s Salt and Vingear are. Yum!

    As for new flavours, I’d love some prawn cocktail!

  • Cheese & onion for me.

    As for the new flavours, perhaps things we can no longer afford to eat – lobster with hollandaise (shellfish with mild lemon, lactic & shallot); beef stroganoff (savoury beef with a hint of garlic, mushroom and sour cream).

  • cheese and onion!! ill kick the missus out the bed and sleep with them if i get them

  • Cheesy!

  • In Canada at the moment, and will be coming home christmas eve. I’d love O’Donnells crisps waiting for me when I get in the door. Cheese and Onion please!

  • Hands down the best Salt and Vinegar crisps I have ever had, seriously!! Don’t get me wrong, I love every flavor of crisps you have, and can’t wait for the two new flavors to come out, but your Salt and Vinegar,…….nom nom nom!!!

    Now if one of your new flavors happens to be Sour Cream and Chive, I may have a new favorite!!! Keep up to great work!!

  • @Breige I could definitely go for some prawn cocktail flavour myself

    @Fiona interesting theory on the flavours – lobster would get my thumbs up for sure

    @Michael would you not at least think about giving the missus a bag of crisps before you kick her out of the bed? :D

    @Roisin cheesy does it :)

    @Padraig now wouldn’t that be a nice Christmas present alright

    @David couldn’t agree more on the salt and vinegar front!

  • Cheese and Onion, love crisps on batch bread

  • I’m a salt and vinegar man myself :) I think one flavour might be smokey bacon and the other flavour something real irish like Irish Stew.

  • Adore your Mature Irish Cheese and Red Onion flavour. And for a new flavour, I would love Prawn Ocktail!

  • Sorry, for typo above, would love to try Prawn Cocktail.

  • I’ve recently returned to liking Cheese and Onion after several years break. Oh a Ready Salted flavour would be lovely :)

  • It’s got to be Salt and Vinegar.


  • *** It will alwaaaaays be cheese and onion… I remember my first ever packet in Boherbue, Kerry..(I live in Cork!) It was around the time you were just starting to sell O’Donnells crisps and ANYTIME I passed that shop I’d stop and stock up (a good 5/6 bags per stop!) Gradually I began to find more and more shops that stocked the glorious cheese and onion amazingness so luckily now I don’t waste THAT much petrol to satisfy my cravings :) ***

  • @Frances *love* crisps on batch bread too

    @David I’m with you on both counts

    @Liz I did spend a minute there wondering what ‘prawn ocktail’ flavour would be like :D

    @Ping funny that we’ve never really gone for ready salted crisps over here but I wouldn’t say no if O’Donnells made some

    @Katie yup, agreed

    @Karen spoken like a true fan!

  • Has to be salt and vinegar, it keeps me going through a long day at college, I haven’t tried any other flavours yet, I’m too addicted to s & v!

  • I’d be a bit of a cheesy one myself, love cheesy music and my fellas cheesy chat up lines. He is an o Donnells addict (could buy shares in it at this stage). he still talks about his dream to win that john Deere full of crisps that ye had at the ploughing. I d love to give him a box of crisps for Christmas. He would be scarily overjoyed.
    For new flavours, I can’t wait as I love all your flavours. A bacon, or smoky chicken would be nice too

  • My 3 year old daughter is from the hometown of these crisps and would eat her own weight in the Cheeese & Onion Flavour!!

  • My boyfriend is an O’Donnell, the first night we met via mutual friends he showed me a pic he had in his phone of these crisps and said he had always wanted to try them but as we’re from Scotland he’s never found them anywhere. Fast forward 8 months, we’re together and for his birthday I emailed Kate O’Donnell who kindly sent over two packets- safe to say he was delighted. Would love to be able to give him some for Christmas :-) surely that deserves a bag or two?!

  • @Olwen I can understand the addiction completely!

    @Imelda now, just imagine if the box of O’Donnells crisps came in the shape of a John Deere…

    @Gina gosh, one box might not be enough! :)

    @Lauren aw, how lovely of Kate to do that, she’s a real sweetheart; with a bit of luck, maybe there’ll be more than just a bag or two headed your way this Christmas!

  • Has to be Salt n’ Vinegar for me. Have loved these crisps since yrying them at the All Ireland Craft Beerfest. Would be delighted to win some more!

  • oh there’s no doubt that i’m in love with O Donnell’s Salt and Vinegar…the best i have tasted in many many years!!! would love some……

  • Ohhh I love O Donnells crisps…..
    They are just pure bliss…
    Cheese & onion are a treasure…
    Which I live to eat at my leisure

  • Oh god how i would love to win that box! o donnells salt and vinegar crisps are the first thing i run for in the shop when looking for a pick me up!(thankfully they are getting stocked in more places so its even handier to pick up a bag) my parents know thats what to buy me whenever i am having a bad day. there is nothing better then opening a bag of o donnells. No other crisps have that real salt and vinegar taste! i love all the flavours!(its hard not to like them) cnt wait for the new flavours would love to see something fishy like scampi or a sour cream and chive…
    keep peeling those spuds and making those georg crisps down there in tipp!

  • Im addicted to crisps, but I didnt know what a crisp was until I found O’Donnell’s Cheese & Onion! Oh what a happy day that was!! The New Year might bring Smokey Bacon and maybe a Sour Cream & Chive type flavour! Either way I’ll be chancing my arm!

  • @Peter I hear ya!

    @Susan all this talk of salt & vinegar is making me crave a packet or two myself… :)

    @Aine ’tis true, they are the stuff of poetry!

    @Ella they are indeed an excellent remedy for a bad day – a very good reason to keep peeling!

    @Graham sounds like you have a bit of a love affair going on there with the ol’ cheese & onion flavour :)

  • Salt & vinegar every time! Although a combo of all three flavours made a pretty good substitute dinner last Saturday night :) So a box of 20 would have the Christmas dinner sorted!

  • Cheese and Onion for me. How about hummus flavoured crisps?

  • Being the salty, sweet and cheesy himself that I am, I would love to be the winner of any of the flavours.

    But alas, living across a much larger water than most (Canada) I’m not sure young Ed O’Donnell would be so inclined to post them to the new world on the off chance that I might be one of the lucky chosen. If that is the case I understand completely and if it is not the case I look forward with great anticipation.

  • Love o’donnell crisps, salt and vinegar are my favourite, I wud love some free crisps, my two brothers are home from oz & Canada this Xmas, hav been away for two years so wud love to introduce them to o’donnell crisps, turkey & stuffing andwiches!

  • Seskin salt & vinegar for overall family favourite but I love the cheese & onion!

  • Cheese and onion :) someone very close to me just found out they are coeliac as these crisps are gluten free it would make the perfect xmas present and remind them there is still plenty yummy things out there to eat :)

  • @Riona brilliant – easiest Christmas dinner ever!

    @Michelle hummus says you? why not says me!

    @Bradley yes, I’m not sure that Canada is *quite* in the delivery zone, though I’m sure O’Donnells would go down very well over there

    @Louise it would be a real treat for the returned emigrants alright

    @Aileen it’s hard to choose, I know!

    @Sinead sounds like a perfect present

  • Tricky one. Love love love salt & vinegar…..especially when you get a bag that’s so salty and so vinegary that your lips swell up!!! But on those hangover days you just can’t beat a big fat sandwich with a bag of cheese and onion o’donnells! Hoping there’ll be a sunday roast flavoured crisp as one of the new ones! God i’d love to win these!!! Would save them for the afters of our wedding…what a treat for the guests after a few glasses of vino!!

  • I love cheese and onion crisps from the home of hurling. I’d guess sour cream and onion is on the way next year.

  • Cheese and onion all the way… The best cheese and onion I have every tasted!! (and I’ve tasted a lot!)

  • Missing the Guinness but would settle for the
    best crisps on the market.
    Will collect
    Nova Scotia, Canada

  • OK Ms Daily Spud…

    This is NOT espionage! I am genuinely interested in winning a box of O’Donnell’s for my crisp connaisseur daughter who is dying to try their sweet chili flavor…a flavor that is rare in Ireland!

    As for speculating on their new flavors in the pipeline…mmmm I guess they will need to lean on the commercial side but need to try something that isn’t out there yet. If I were them, I would go for Rosemary and Garlic!


  • Cheese and onion everytime. You just can’t beat it – on their own they’re finger lickin’ good or in a sandwich they add a tasty crunch.

  • Oh my favourite would have to be cheese & onion sometimes with squares of dairy milk chocolate mixed into the bag,yum yum.My wife would be a big salt& vinegar fan.I think a smokey bacon or Flamed grilled steak and onion as new flavours

  • @Laura *love* the idea of Sunday roast crisps!

    @Emmet I was wondering when someone would mention hurling…

    @Ann dedication to the cause, that’s what I like to see

    @Richard it would be a long ol’ way to Tipperary to collect your crisps from where you are – surely the sign of a true fan

    @Kaethe sweet chilli is a rare enough flavour to find here, and these are a very good example – as for rosemary & garlic, that sounds like heaven to me

    @Marion you said it – finger lickin’ good

    @Pat cheese & onion with squares of dairy milk – you’re speaking my language

  • Although a smokey bacon man myself I love O?Donnell?s cheese ?n? onion !! Packed with lots of flavor , and isn’t that what you want ? The fact there local is a bonus ! My Christmas would be all sowing you if a box of O?Donnell?s arrived in the post. After the postman’s knock, id be taking a picture and uploading it with a thank you to Facebook and the likes !! Happy to spread the word !

  • Oh please please me. I am living in NZ and miss irish crisps so bad!!! Just a box of cheese and onion would complete my Christmas. I live in hope…………..

  • Love O’Donnells crisps, have been a huge fan since they’ve come on the market, I have to hide them though as I have teenage boys who love them too. Have tried all the flavours and Cheese and onion are my favourites but they’re all very good.

  • Hmm I’m a salty girl myself but any flavour will do ah sure wouldn’t wexford cheddar and red onion or pickle be only gorg! Or Worcester sauce!

  • plain ole cheese and onion i am!

  • @Gareth you certainly deserve a prize for enthusiasm alright :)

    @Mary would love to be able to send them to NZ – a bit outside of the delivery range for this competition sadly

    @Bernadette well, if you win a box, you’ll hopefully have enough to keep you & your boys happy for a while at least

    @Jenny ooh cheddar and pickle – I could go for that alright

    @Caroline nothing wrong with that!

  • Definite cheese and onion man. In a sambo.

    New flavours:
    Chicken & Thyme
    A spicy variety

    Would be nice to see them join up with Ballymaloe for something.

    Pick me!

  • Oh it would have to be salt n’ vinegar,but them I would have to share with the family! and I LOVE my crisp

  • Cheese and Red Onion are the winners for me. But the Scottish boyfriend whom I have converted to Irish crisps is a sweet chilli man.

    As for the new flavours…

    I like surprises ;-D

  • Oh well it would have to be the salt & vinegar but the only problem with that is I would have to share them with the family!

  • ohhhhhhhhhhh cheese and onion please!!!!!!!

    wud be very happy to see new flavours out as the original flavours are all getting very boring!!

    pick me, pick me!!

  • I’m definitely cheesy although I can be sweet or salty also.

  • @Sean mmm, Ballymaloe Relish crisps – I’d like to see something like that too!

    @Maria maybe you could stash a few bags away safely first and *then* share

    @Rachel I like those kinds of surprises too

    @Audrey oh dear, best get a move on with the new flavours so

    @Aline I hear ya

  • Would luv a box of cheese n onion for my dad for Xmas, he has been kind enough to take me and my son to his hospital appointments weekly maybe even twice a week, he drives us the 70 miles there and back and even endures the long waiting about. He likes to get to the shop at the hospital to get a packet or three of these to munch during his wait. I can never repay him for all he has done for us but a box of these would def put a smile on his face.

  • I have never tried any of these, but they all sound so good. I can’t wait to see what new flavors they come out with.

  • @Sara Dads are the best, they really are

    @Cindy and they taste as good as they sound too :)

  • I have often woken up in the middle of the night with a crisp craving so strong it wouldn’t wait for daylight hours. To then wander blinking and tripping over the kids toys downstairs to the kitchen cupboard to get an O’Donnells fix to only be greeted by lesser crisp brands. How much would little baby Jesus thank you for making my nocturnal crisp wanderings O’Donnells flavoured? Thanks and if you do I’m a cheese and onion man!

  • I’m sweet and salty all at once – mix ‘em all up in a big bowl and share. New flavours are likely to be spicy or meaty!

  • Salt n’ Vingear all the way!! Perfect for curing those post Christmas night hangovers :)

  • @Riain ah, the nighttime O’Donnells fix – we’ll have to see what we can do about that…

    @Gemma an O’Donnells mash-up no less – don’t believe I’ve tried that one

    @Kat well, yes, exactly

  • […] you fancy getting your hands on some Tipperary food in the form of O’Donnells crisps, then pop over here – I have donned my Santa hat and have several boxes of same up for grabs over the next few […]

  • I love love love cheese and onion – the perfect hangover cure! Delicious with cheddar cheese and chutney and a can of coke – i’d absolutely love to win!! My whole family would be extremely grateful :) Please please pick me!!

  • Salt ‘n’ vinegar are the best O’Donnell’s crisps. The thick crunch and potato starch texture combined with the sweet bitter vinegar are delicious.

    Id like to see Breakfast Rasher flavour. I’m sure there are plenty of quality farmers around the hills of Tipp that could supply the succulent bacon and continue on expanding the indigenous theme locally sourced and locally produced O’Donnell’s crisps.

    Since it is Christmas a seasonal mince pie & cream flavour which is slightly sweet from local berries, creamy and mellow from the home cooked buttery pastry would be a Christmas hamper winner.

  • @Emer big yes to the cheddar cheese & chutney with the cheese & onion, am all over that

    @Colum my thoughts exactly re: the rasher flavour and involving local Tipp farmers – there are definitely some very fine producers of bacon in those parts; as for the mince pie & cream flavour, not entirely convinced people would go for that – though I’d certainly be curious to try them at least once anyway :)

  • Hi Spud tell yer spudman to make barbeque flavored chips,
    Cheers Brian,
    And alas no O’donnells crisps over here.

  • Will do Brian, and I’ll tell ‘em ’twas you who said so ‘n’ all :)

  • I just tried the sweet chilli version and have to say they are my favourite.On potential two new flavours what about beef flavour and salmon flavour, couldn’t get more Irish

  • salt ‘n’ vinegar Dermie ;)

  • Cheese & onion every time but Sweet Chilli is my second choice! Great competition – hopeful that I’ll win :)

  • I absolutely love Salt and Vinegar. Used to hate it as a child but the older I’ve become the more addicted I’ve become. Plus they’re great crushed on cupcakes (Weird i know but it really works)

  • Entered already , BUT Sunday midnight cant come quick enough , Sunday midnight might be my Christmas !! :)

  • @Jacqueline ha, beef or salmon – they could start serving up O’Donnells crisps at weddings so :D

    @Dermie duly noted

    @Maria you never know your luck :)

    @Tash crushed on cupcakes, you say? must give that a whirl…

    @Gareth winners will be picked shortly, maybe your Christmas is here – we’ll just have to see :)

  • Who are the winners?

  • Hi Colum – have just been notifying the winners. Sadly your name wasn’t chosen from the proverbial hat. Will update the post with the full list of winners as soon as they have confirmed details for delivery.

  • Hi I emailed you guys back :)

  • I love all flavours of crisps, cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, sour cream and cheese, sweet chilli, oh the list is endless, and smokey bacon (hard to get)

  • I am definately a Sweet Chilli Girl, especially on a girly night in with a drink and a chat. You simply cant beat O’Donnells for flavour & crunch. Fingers & cold toes crossed!

  • @Gareth got that email and the crisps should be well on their way to you by now!

    @Naomi, @Carol sadly the competition is done and dusted by now – might just have to do another one in the new year!

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