A 1990s Crisp Packet is Going For £££ on eBay

By Holly Brockwell on at

A full, unopened packet of Primes crisps that expired 26 years ago (yes, that's how long ago 1992 was) is proving popular on eBay.

Made by Sooner Snacks – who used to be a big player in the UK snack industry and were the original manufacturers of Nik-Naks among others – Primes crisps were a high street staple in the 80s and 90s, but haven't been seen since. Until now, anyway.

According to Metro, the crisps were found behind a kitchen cupboard during a refurb. They're currently at £49 and rising rapidly, with the auction set to end at 15.27 this afternoon.

Proceeds go to One25, a Bristol-based charity "specialising in enabling women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives."

The auction states that this is strictly an "archive piece, not for consumption," and we'd agree. Crisps that are old enough to vote are not crisps you should be eating.

Images via Damo2004 on eBay