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Girl, 10, wins year’s supply of crisps after campaigning to


Jan 3, 2024

A 10-year-old girl has been given a year’s supply of her favourite crisps after she campaigned to get the niche flavour back on store shelves.

Grace, from Edinburgh, decided to take matters into her own hands when she was unable to find her favourite haggis crisps in the shops.

The haggis and black pepper flavoured snack made by Taylors Snacks, formerly Mackie’s Crisps, was pulled from shelves last year after the company decided to only make the crisps available during winter months.

Grace, feeling the absence of her favourite flavour, took matters into her own hands by writing a letter to the managing director of Taylors Snacks.

In her letter, Grace expressed not only her love for the crisps, but also her family’s, and added: “I really hope it could become all year round.”

“If you can thanks,” she wrote, before warning crisps boss James Taylor: “If not I will be sad.”

Grace's letter to the crisp company Image: Grace’s letter to the crisp company

Her endearing words, along with a sad face to sign off, were enough to convince Mr Taylor to put the crisps back on sale for good.

Grace was also rewarded with a taxi full of haggis and black pepper crisps, and a ticket for a tour around the Taylors factory.

Grace’s mother, Becky, said: “It’s fantastic that the team at Taylors took the time and effort to respond and it really made all of our days.

“It also helps Grace see the power of communicating with creativity and care.

“Grace was the one who had the idea to write to James and to get such a wonderful response really validates and empowers her.

“These small things really can make a huge impact on a young child’s life.

“We look forward to visiting the factory soon and learning how our favourite snacks are made.”

Grace celebrates

Mr Taylor said: “When Grace’s letter landed on my desk, I was blown away by her enthusiasm and initiative.

“The Taylors team put our heads together to see how we could celebrate our biggest haggis and black pepper crisp fan and can’t wait to show her and her family around our factory here in Errol.

“It was not just Grace who got in touch, however. Our customers let us know in droves that they were missing their favourite haggis and black pepper snacks.

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“We loved that people took the time to tell us how passionately they felt about the flavour.

“From letters to emails and calls, lots of people got in touch to talk about their love of haggis crisps, and to ask for them to return.

“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure our customers don’t miss out and are delighted to announce that the haggis crisps are back on the shelves.”


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