CC’s Simpsons

Simpsons CC Corn Chip Packets

Simpsons appeared on Packets of CC’s.
3D puzzle pieces packs below.


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Vintage Smiths Chips

Smiths Vintage Chips

Here is some Smiths Crisps packets depicting Marvel, Tazo, Simpsons, Beyblades, NRL, Digiclix, Limited Editions, and at the very bottom some Lites chip packets from 80’s Gobbledok days. The “fresher” chip packets created since the late 80’s (foil) are made on a “shape, fill, seal” machine. The bag is mostly a bonded sandwich of thin plastics, the outermost layer which the graphic print in reverse, then a thin foil lining, and an airtight barrier layer like Glad Wrap.

Some packs have some marks caused by oil n salt remnants creating a reaction with silver liner. EVERY one of my chip packets has had a second wash with detergent to get rid of these remnants, and hopefully preserve them forever. Each one is in a plastic sleeve on it’s own now.


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Twisties SuperCrunch

Twisties Supercrunch

Super Crunch was a super hero character that Twisties brand trialed in the 70’s, he was always trying to save Lily White using Twisties as the saviour.. classic stuff! “Supercrunch will save the day’!

Pictured is an advertising poster roughly 350 mm Wide from the 70’s featuring Super Crunch.

The slogan back then was “Twisties, put a sparkle in your day Mmmmm!”…..Also pictured is a hanging mobile that most likely came from a showbag.

Early 1950s a Melbourne businessman Isador Magid imported a machine from the USA, thenformed the Twistie Company and experimented with corn attempting to create a new style snack food. Unsuccessful, he sold the brand & machine to Darrell Lea in 1955 , and after some experimenting the Twisties brand was born.

Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton’s promoted this product, one of the first on an evening show and it became an Australian favourtite. Darrel Lea brothers struggled to push the brand and decided to sell the Twisties brand to the Smith’s Snackfood Company.


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Page 1st Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 13:40

Colvan Chips

Colvan Chips

Graham Kennedy & Bert Newton had their own way of advertising products back in the day, Colvan was no exception to their amusing antics.

One notable live advert was when Graham Kennedy opened a pack of Colvan Chips and began to smash the chips up with a rubber mallet so he could show the viewers exactly how much air was in the bag of chips.. not much has changed ay?

These days that would be seen as commercial suicide for that product, however Graham had a way with making it sooo funny that people would go out and buy the product because they remember the hilarious antics of Graham on IMT TV show.

Not the pack he had on screen, but here is an even earlier version of “Straws” for just 5c. Note that it has “Samboy Chips” as a suggestion on the back of the pack, seems Colvan were the originators of the infamous chips named Samboy.

Another interesting fact is that a “serve” was definitely a lot less back in the day in comparison to the HUGE packs we consume today.. As far as I know Colvan does not exist today the last packet I ever found of them was back in the 2003, more about Colvan here on this page

I do know….

A bloke called Teddy Mayes (founder of Meadow Lea) was a delivery man, carting around margarine in Melbourne’s Caulfield area. For Melbourne Cup in 1942, he advised people on his run and said, “If it looked like rain, to back Colonus!”

Teddy threw a few pounds on the long-shot, it rained, and he was a winner. He used some splash to buy his two sons named Colin and Ivan a chip business, and named it Colvan after them. For 30 years, Colvan chips was an Aussie icon.

Arnotts Vintage Potato Chips

Every body loves a good “crunch” in the mouth”!
Arnotts have been making potato chips for many decades.
Here is a Milk bar Display bin that used to have small packs of chips to dispense at 10c each.

Arnotts Chips Plastic Display

Vintage Arnotts Potato Chips Display Case

At one stage Arnotts owned Thins chips as seen photographed…….
Their more recent addition has been the Tasty Jacks, these pictured packs are from 2005

 


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Page 1st Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 14:10

Chip Packet Collector

Chip Packet Collection

Chip Packet Collectors are as rare today as some of the packets them self. I think that I’m one of the only people with such a huge collection in Australia, let me know if you also have a good collection, perhaps we could swap? When the packets changed from the old plastic style like these packs pictured on shelf below, to a foil packaging for both potato & corn chips, I started to collect the packets I ate rather than throw them out.

Burger Rings, Chickadees & Super Crunch Twisties. This lot I happened to find  under the house I live at when I had to dig some dirt,  buried under there was some rubbish dated 70’s – 90’s.
It’s obvious then that these packs take some time to break down, so get under your house if its from a bygone era, and see if you have some old chip packets or lolly wrappers strewn or buried, I would be keen to buy them from you, or they are are great keepsake for yourself !!

I pressed the packs in a folder and just kept collecting them, the vibrant colors and designs were ‘out there’ with some interesting animated characters on the front, such as Marvel Hereos, Star Wars, Batman, Austin Powers, Simpsons, etc,  appeared on the front of these, so as they cost nothing to collect I kept them cause normally this is something people are quick to throw away.

This was the 90’s, the period where the whole Tazo phenomenon happened, so there is heaps of Tazos labelled packets within this site >> Tazo Albums and Tazo Fan Club  is a great page fro Tazo Stuff and see below for other links.

One photograph shows when each packet got washed with mild soap to get remnants of salt, oil & flavouring that could and will eventually destroy these graphics. When they hung out to dry they really made for some unusual photos! Once I’d finished washing and drying the hundreds of packets, I have laid them out and photographed each one of them for you to see…. more chip links below.

Brand Names I have in the collection are varioud, TwistiesSamboyCC’s,  Freers,  Lites,  Colvan, Cheetos,  Cheezels, Kangas, Viva, Ruffles, Jacks, by companies like Arnott’s , Viva, Frito-Lay, APD, Smiths Snack Foods, Snack Brands Australia.

More about Chip Packets …..

Cheezels | Samboy | Arnotts | Twisites Supercrunch | Twisties Oven Shrinkies |      


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The snack food companies in Australia all have similar names now which can be confusing, here is a break up of it for you.

Snack Brands Australia (SBA) is 100% Australian, and successfully a huge competitor  to Pepsico, an American company with a subsidiary established in Australia named The Smith’s Snackfood Company…. SBA started in Australia, August 1998,  Snack Foods Limited being the parent company.

Smith’s Snackfood Company, was bought out by Frito-Lay, producer of salty snack foods in Australia (which is a subsidiary of PepsiCo,) Frito-Lay agreed with the ACCC to divest a range of brands to make sure unfair trading practices didn’t happen from a monopoly stronghold..
Those brands included; Cheezels, CC’s, Thins & Tasty Jacks (once owned by Arnotts), and Australia’s favorite, Samboy, and I believe Kettle was in that agreement too.

Campbell Arnott’s sold Arnott’s Snackfoods In April 2008 to The Real McCoy Snackfood Co. , securing Snack Brands Australia with the popular Samboy chip, re-released after a short spell of not being available, it returned to Australian shelves prompted by requests from social media and the like.

Page First Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 14:05

CC’s Cant Say No!

CCs Chip Packets Vintage

CC’s (corn chips) came out in the early 80’s by the Smiths Chip company.
The TV ads for these corn chips were infectious, usually quirky antics, with a song of different tunes repeating their slogan  “You just can’t say No to CC’s”. The packet of CC’s has had some changes over time, here pictured is some from the 80’s to the 00’s.

Simpsons CCs Here


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Vintage Cheezels

Milk Bar Signs Old Cheezels Cardboard

Cheezels were introduced around 1971 by APD Snack Brands that were also known for Thins, Samboy, CC’s, & French Fries.

Here is some advertising from my collection including  chip packets and posters.
Vintage Cheezels Pack

 

 

  Page First Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 13:45

Twisties Oven Shrinkies

Twisties Oven Shrunk Shrinkies 70's

Twisties Oven Shrunk Shrinkies 70’s.

In the 70’s, before potato chips came in shiny foil packs, they came in a more transparent type plastic.

If you put them in the oven at around 170 between two trays, or glass bakeware lids, for around a few minutes they would shrink into a mini pack that a lot of people used for key chain decoration or kids did just for kicks.

Here’s some samples of them I preserved from the late 70’s, see they have key chain holes … the matchbox is only for size comparison.

INGREDIENTS OF 70 -90’s  TWISTIES

Here is some photos below that show some old 70’s 80’s packaging. A visitor to the site, Johnno had an interesting question. He was interested to know how much the Twisties ingredients had changed over the years…  So Johnno, hope this answers your question. One thing I noticed is the weight of smallest size pack went from 15 grams to 50 grams (sold individually).

Page First Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 13:35

Gobbledok .. Chippies! Smiths Chips

“Chippie Chippie Chippie” … Bring back memories?
What a funny character, but a clever advertising one too!

Gobbledok Poster Do the Dok

The Gobbledok grabbed my attention, Im sure he made me buy more Smith’s chips.

I scored this poster (right) in the late 80’s from a local milk bar in Ringwood Victoria, it used to go above the chips display rack.  Asking the milk bar owner politely if I could have it when they were done with it, and here it is, still have it today. Looks like a few break dancers on potato planet Dok, doing “The Dok” .. WTF?

Well, sales of chips for Smiths increased with the launch of this lil fella that was only supposed to be a one-of for a commercial shoot to promote the new “Fresh Seal” (foil lining) packets.. this is when I began collecting chip packets.GobbleDok Smiths Chips Milk Bar Signs

More recently acquired this GobbleDok Poster….

Vintage Smiths Chips Packets Here

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Vintage Samboy Chips

Samboy Chips

They are back…The Samboy chip, the chip that “Really Hits You”
Atomic Tomato, Salt n Vinegar & BBQ…SAME great taste and your supporting an Aussie gem! Pictured is many obsolete flavours, including  a 90’s Large Advertising Milk Bar Poster Depicting garage door & brick wall with slogan “The flavour Hits You!”. Australian made and owned…. these are our pastime faves!

Below is many different packs of Samboy.. I have many more to photograph for you in the coming months.

Photographed are some vintage Samboy chips from my own collection that one time could be found in any Milk Bar, Service Station or Supermarket. The multi pack with a large 12 on it is from 2001.

In 2003-2004 Arnotts acquired the brand and discontinued the ‘Atomic Tomato’ flavour. After a short spell they returned in 2008 acquired by Snack Brands Aust, due to demand from groups on social networking.

Hotdog Mustard, Pizza Punch, Super Chicken,  Mexican Mayhem, Savage Salt n Vinegar, Cheese Rush, some even had an added Flavour sachet Bomb  (see S&V pictured below)

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Page First Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 13:49

Old Twisties Promotional

Twisties Promotional Vintage

Twisties snack food has had some great promotional items to encourage kids to choose their brand over others… success! Here is a few of promotional items from my collection.

(1)  Am-Fm Radio  (2)  A Paper Stunt Glider  (3)  Paddle (missing ball & string)
(4)  Plastic Satchel Prize  (5) Twisties Showbag showing both sides


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Bulk Chip Packs

Old Large Twisties Packets

At some stage, I’d say around the early 80’s, packets of chips started to come in multi packs, as brand names expanded, so did the multi packs. 10 pack is very popular, however these days they come even bigger in packs of 20. Or there was the feeding frenzy pack that had 30 packs in a cardboard box see photo

Simpsons, Pat Rafter, Tazos & Beyblades are just some of those featured to help sell their chips that I have in my collection. Click an Image to Enlarge.

There is a packet of Colvan Chips from 2003 here, Colvan were a brand back in the 70’s that were extremely popular…what happened to them the first time…and what about the second, I know Snack Foods Australia own the brand but are the chips themselves still around?…. will investigate and answer soon.

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Page First Published on: Nov 9, 2013 @ 13:25

Tazos Australia Fan Club 90’s

Tazos Fan Club Memorabilia

Tazos were a phenomena that no-one will forget in a hurry. We were bombarded with it and every snack food company was out for their dollars worth as they all tried the tazo “thang”.

Confession… I got sucked in by these silly things inside chip packets only because I always ate a lot of potato chips anyway. Being a recycle freak, surely it was a waste to throw such good ephemeral graphics on the chip packets out in the bin, so why not just press em  and kept em??

I also joined and was a part of the Tazo Fan Club…. WTH?
Yep, what a big kid huh? Well this big kid kept all his Tazo Newsletters and stuff and here is some of it to start with in these photos below.

Have you got a Tazo collection or story, punch us a comment below, cheers. ENJOY!


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