A VISUAL HISTORY OF

We’ve been around since 1995 and boy have we seen some things in our time. Scroll through our timeline to find out more about who we are and what we’ve achieved.

1853

The original potato chips are created in New York by a crafty cook. Hitting these shores, the Brits rename them ‘crisps’ to avoid confusion with fish and chips.

1997

After two years of taste testing we set out our ground rules: Our new style of thick-cut crisps will be entirely free from artificial additives and preservatives. We decide from now on, all Burts crisps will forever be known as Burts Chips, using the original name ‘chips’ to make our premium thick-cut style stand out.

1997

Making history, Richard Thomas Burt & his wife Linda, on a mission to create the perfect hand cooked crisp!

1998

Burts Chips History

Our trusty Mercedes Sprinter van begins travelling across Devon and Cornwall to local farm shops, delis, and pubs as word of Burts legendary chips spreads like wildfire.

1999

We add Salt & Black Pepper and Hot Chilli & Lemon to our range.

1999

We introduce our smaller 40g bags for those who don’t feel like sharing their crisps. We’ve done it right and kept Burts Chips bags the same size since.

2001

The first episode of The Office makes its way onto our screens, and we win several national awards, including gold at the Great Taste and Taste of the West awards.

2002

We persuade Jerry and Dennis of Bluff, Wyoming – who make the best fryers in the world – to make one for Burts Potato Chips.

2003

We add Salt and Vinegar to the range and begin supplying 40 Waitrose stores across the country, as well as developing a Bloody Mary Christmas special for Oddbins. Hic!

2005

Charles marries Camilla. We marry our locally sourced potatoes with streaky bacon to create a flavour that’s an instant hit.

2006

People are loving our crisps, so much so, that we outgrew our Kingsbridge production plant, moving to our current home in Plymouth

2008

As Team GB competes at Beijing 2008, we spice things up for fans watching back home on the sofa by adding Sweet Red Paprika to the Burts Chips range.

2011

Our fans tell us they don’t half like it hot, so we add Sweet Chilli to Burts growing range of incredible flavours.

2012

We create a match made in Devon when we unveil Guinness® potato chips to the world. With a bit of Irish luck, they’re a huge success.

2013

Continuing to take taste buds to new extremes, we extend our Guinness range by introducing Guinness Rich Beef Chilli.

2014

Burts Lentil Waves

We love our potatoes, but we look to lentils for our latest launch into Waitrose stores nationwide: Burts Lentil Waves. In true Burts style, we create a snack that’s full of flavour at only 99 calories a bag. #Winning.

2014

Jitu

Remaining a family owned British company, Jitu Patel owner of Empire Bespoke Foods became the majority shareholder of Burts Chips.

Jitu

2015

We find a way to bag up Sundays with the launch of Devon Roast Beef, whilst fans of a cheeky pint are rewarded with the launch of our Spitroast Steak crisps, in association with Hobgoblin Beer. Find out where to buy them by clicking here

2016

Burts partner with celebrity chef Dean Edwards to create eight Ultimate Crisp Sandwich Recipes!

2016

Our crisps are flying off the shelves, we can barely keep up! Luckily our owners continue to invest in new kit for our factory, including new fryers from the homeland of snacking – the USA!

2017

Extending our better for you snack range, we launch our Quinoa Crinkles in 2 delicious flavours. They’re gluten free, low calorie and a source of fibre!

2018

David Nairn

We’re popping up to Leicester, and have acquired Popcorn manufacturer Savoury & Sweet Ltd. Watch this space snack lovers!

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