Truly Irish // Spud Nav

March 15, 2012

It’s been so long since I did a Truly Irish post! I’m very excited to share this one today.

A few weeks ago, Michael and I had a delicious dinner with our friends Bill and Sharon. They cooked us a wonderful meal, which I’m trying desperately not to downplay with my excitement over a pre-dinner snack.

Before dinner (of crab salad, jambalaya and bread pudding!), Bill and Sharon introduced us to Keogh’s hand-cooked potato crisps. I know they’ve been around for a while, but somehow I’ve missed them, probably because I avoid the potato chip aisle like the plague. I generally try to save my calories for chocolate. But when they’re put in front of me, I’m a sucker for a good chip too.

Keogh’s crisps are delish, but I was even more intrigued by what’s on the bottom of the container: Spud Nav. Using the code provided, you can trace the provenance of the potatoes used to the field where they were grown. Isn’t that fun? It gave me such a giggle. But in all seriousness, it’s a great idea. Cheers to knowing where our food comes from!

Now, down to their flavours. All very Irish as well, including a special St. Patrick’s Day flavour of shamrock and sour cream. I couldn’t tell you exactly what a shamrock chip tastes like, but I can vouch for the roast beef and Irish stout. Very yummy.

Oh, and aren’t the Keogh family farmers just a tad cute? Ha!

In an effort to change the world’s perception of Ireland, I’ll be posting weekly about fabulous Irish artists, designers, makers, crafters and creatives in a series called Truly Irish. I’m taking tips and suggestions – send an email to emily (at) fromchinavillage (dot) com if you know of someone I should feature!


  • Reply Catherine March 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

    My local off-licence has just started stocking Keoghs! No escape now, they’re too delicious to pass up. Dying to try the shamrock flavour, such a clever idea!

    • Reply emily March 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Oh no! Yet another reason to send my husband on the off-license trips! THink I’ve found a new vice…

  • Reply Kat - The Purple Page March 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    The Shamrock and Sour Cream ones are delicious. They taste a bit like pringles sour cream ones but are about a 100 times nicer and have a little bite of watercressy flavour. Shame they are limited edition ones cos they are my new favourite!!

    • Reply emily March 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Watercressy flavour actually sounds very appealing! Must search some out tonight…in the name of better research!

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