British snacks used to be a serious affair. There were rules. You had a crisp, with or without salt. Perhaps a cheese and onion, or a salt and vinegar, but that's quite enough choice thank you very much!
The sweet shop, with its walls of glass jars and enormous weighing scales was where you went for weird and wonderful tastes, like Aniseed Balls, Pear Drops and Gobstoppers, but the newsagent's shelves played it safe with traditional favourites like the Mars Bar, the Marathon and the Kit Kat.
These days, manufacturers can't help themselves but dream up increasingly wild tastes, textures and flavour combinations. Here are ten of the weirdest snacks you can buy right now on Snack-Box.co.uk.
So, I love a twix - I'm not a monster. But this is next level. It actually makes me wonder if they created it by accident. It's such a subtle change to a classic favourite that if you eat it quickly, you almost can't tell the difference. But it's in my top three Snack-Box.co.uk snacks. 10/10 must try.
As a lover of all things spicy, I was immediately drawn to these beauties when they arrived in stock. They did not disappoint. Its the thick, brittle ridge crisp you know so well, with a flavour that's oh so perfect!
Now, this is where things get silly. I know Haribo like a weird sweet, but these are something else. They may say 'Share Size' on the bag, but I ain't sharing! Imagine fruity Tangfastics in the shape of mythical horses... Awesome.
We're back on chocolate and it's a pretty solid one. The Kit Kat Chunky was Nestle's most successful product launch of the 90's and these new varieties, including the Kit Kat Chunky White and the Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter are just as good. A very different 'salted caramel' experience to the Twix Salted Caramel. Oh well, you'll have to try both!
A staple British bar snack, Burton's Fish 'n' Chips are seriously, seriously flavourful! The vinegary, salty punch is generous and the little fish and chip shaped crisps are crispy and crunchy. My favourite snack with a beer.
And finally, the AWESOME Red Leicester Mini Cheddars. The cheesy taste you expect from Mini Cheddars, but more grown-up. Top tip - enjoy them with actual Red Leicester and maybe a chutney. Game changer.