What a Corker: tonne of crisps in one bag
Corkers Crisps will unveil what it’s calling the world’s largest bag of crisps – containing one tonne of potato chips – at its new factory as it raises cash for a children’s cancer charity.
The 760 cm X 380 cm packet will be the star attraction at a family fun day at Corkers’ HQ near Ely where proceeds will be put towards the Liam Fairhurst Foundation. The September 14 fun day follows a press launch of corkers’ new facilities on Friday the 13th when the monster bag of crisps will be readied to unleash on the public.
Behind the fun element and the serious issue of raising money for child cancer sufferers there is a great British success story.
Corkers recently sent the first packet of crisps rocketing into space and only two years after launching the all-British brand is already supplier to British Airways, Tate Britain, Kew Gardens, Shakespeare’s Globe and National Trust properties.
Founders Ross Taylor and Rod Garnham, who launched the venture in 2011, say the product is the newest and most sustainable crisp on the market; the founders saved the farm from a supermarket buyout with the company launch. They have a 100 per cent British stamp and are born and bred farmers, growing and creating the crisps all within Cambridgeshire.
Corkers now employs over 30 people from the surrounding area, supporting the local community in tough economic times, and has built a state of the art factory to invest in the product and the surrounding community – providing more jobs for local workers. The product is made from premium potatoes grown on the Taylor family farm.
A new, state-of-the-art frying and packaging unit was installed on the farm last year to meet rising demand. The production unit can churn out 315,000 bags of crisps a day.