December 12 2013 Latest news:
Joe Bill, Features Reporter
Friday, August 3, 2012
Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire combined with Kentish roast beef
Thousands of music fans visiting Broadstairs Folk Week, August 10-17, can sample a patriotic new flavour of Kent Crisps, Roast Beef and Spitfire Ale.
Visitors to the Kent Crisps stand at the Craft Fair in Victoria Gardens can try the hand-cooked snacks produced by Quex Park in nearby Birchington using their own home-grown Kentish potatoes.
Spitfire Ale, made by Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame in Faversham, Kent, was originally brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Its characteristically Kentish, hoppy flavour has made it a firm favourite with beer lovers and now features in the first-ever meat flavour from Kent Crisps.
Angie Curwen, managing director for Quex Foods, said: “We’re hoping visitors to Broadstairs Folk Week return home with some great memories of Kent, including the authentic Kentish flavours of Kent Crisps, which they can continue to enjoy by finding them at suppliers across the UK.”
As well as Roast Beef and Spitfire Ale, flavours include a first for the crisps industry, Oyster and Vinegar, Great Taste Award winner Ashmore Cheese and Onion and local Biddenden Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt.
Kent Crisps are on sale at selected Waitrose stores, farm shops, cafés, delis, pubs, hotels, village shops and tourist attractions nationwide. Sales help to maintain Quex Park, one of Kent’s historic estates and the Powell-Cotton Museum, plus other attractions.