How Are Crisps Made?
There’s nothing better than a great packet of crisps to snack on during the day! Either have as part of your lunch or to throw into your favourite recipe. What better crisps are there than a treat that is fit for a royal, The King’s Deli crisps? With over twelve tantalisingly tasty flavours to choose from, there’s a packet for every mood. But what makes a good potato chip?

How are The King’s Deli crisps made?

The King’s Deli don’t just pride themselves on the perfect marriage of spices and herbs on our crisps, but also the method in which our snacks are made.

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Growing  The Potatoes

1. Great British Potatoes

Our potatoes are grown right here in the UK in one of our anaerobic digester plants. None of our potatoes go to waste, with the ones not used in the cooking process recycled into renewable energy and used to power our plants.

The spuds we grow are of top quality, and we carefully check the lot to ensure there are no imperfections or potentially harmful issues. They’re cleaned thoroughly and carefully weighted out and hand picked before cooking.

2. Harvest Time

We harvest our Great British potatoes when they’re ripe and ready, picking only the best potatoes from our anaerobic digestion plants and quality checking them at every step of the way.

3. Anaerobic Digester (AD Plant)

An Anaerobic Digester plant uses organic matter, such as waste potatoes to create gas which is then exported to the national grid. A gas turbine on site produces the electricity to power the whole site. The AD process also provides organic digestate which is high in nutrients and ideal for distribution back on the farm fields.

Inside The Factory

  1. Our potatoes are picked, pruned, cleaned and inspected
  2. They’re then sliced very thinly – 1.7mm to be precise
  3. We then fry them in small batches using healthy sunflower oil at a temperature of 150C – 160C. After that, the crisps are drained of any excess oil.
  4. Next, we inspect them once again, removing any crisps that aren’t up to our particular standards.
  5. They’re then transferred to our flavour system and doused in our scrumptious seasoning powders.
  6. Our crisps are then weighed and bagged using machines, but we’re not done yet. . .
  7. The King’s Deli team inspect one more time whilst packing them by hand. What can we say, we love making perfect crisps!
  8. Finally, once the team is happy that the crisps of a King’s quality, they’re then sealed up and put into boxes ready to be shipped worldwide.

What are crisps made of?

A great packet of crisps starts with a great potato. The King’s Deli are dedicated to creating a greener, more eco-friendly way of making snacks, which is why we grow our spuds in an Anaerobic Digestion Plant (AD), which takes leftover organic waste and recycles it into energy which is then put back into the National Grid.

If any potatoes aren’t destined to be turned into a tasty morsel of crisp, then they are turned into power for the rest of our factory, along with our very own wind turbine! How great is that? You can find out more about our eco-friendly crisp methods here.

So, how are kettle crisps made?

Next, our team washes and slices the best, most fresh potatoes from the crop and are sliced into bitesize pieces, with the skin left on for added flavour. The King’s Deli only use whole potatoes, no mashed or pressed products find their way into our triple laminate bags.

Once the chips have been kettle-cooked in small batches, they are hand sorted by our team so that they can see if there are any damaged, broken or over cooked crisps that can be cast aside.

How are crisps flavoured?

Natural flavours come from a natural material; flavours are developed from plant or bacteria by-products, or chemically treated naturally occurring molecules.

We are proud to say that there are no artificial flavours, added colourings or preservatives, MSG or GMO in our crisps and flavourings, making them a healthier alternative to other fried crisps. The King’s Deli range is also gluten free and vegetarian / vegan*. Find out more about The King’s Deli.

Place your order with The King’s Deli

If you want to treat your taste buds to a snack fit for a royal, then grab yourself a packet of The King’s Deli crisps at a store near you. With lots of flavours to choose from, why not take a look at our full range of hand cooked crisps?

You can also stock your pub, restaurant, supermarket or shop with delicious The King’s Deli treats by trading with us, wherever you are in the world for wholesale crisps.

Get in touch with our team today to find out more, or to start your first order by calling +44 (0) 151 653 3335. Alternatively, you can also contact us online and an expert adviser will get back to you at your earliest convenience.

If you’re interested in stocking our hand made crisps, you can find us on the Smylies shop! Discover a huge variety of other leading brands, such as Heinz, Jammie Dodgers and Smart Water and start your order today.