Walkers to recycle cheese and onion crisp packets. Being brought into circulation in place of the falling pound.


On the same day the UK Pound falls to its lowest value in two years in the midst of a Brexit crisis, Walkers crisps have launched a crisp packet recycling scheme.

Coincidence? We think not…!

The UK has ditched the pound and will now use use Walker’s Cheese & Onion crisp packets instead. The crisp new notes will be accepted in all stores with standard Cheese & Onion packets replacing the five-pound note, those large bags you buy in train stations replacing ten-pound notes, share bags replacing twenty-pound notes and family packs replacing the fifty pound note. Crisps can be broken down into small change.

The current UK-American exchange rate is four Cheese & Onion Walker crisp packets for a Sour Cream & Onion Pringles tube. One big advantage of using used crisp bags, says  Treasury Spokesperson Gary Lineker, is that they are less likely to be affected by inflation.

However, the public should be aware of forgeries which you can distinguish from the real thing by looking for the words “Golden Wonder” instead of “Walker’s” and “Salt & Vinegar” instead of “Cheese & Onion”.


Simon Paul Miller

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