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  • People want classy crisps at Christmas
  • People want classy crisps at Christmas
    Aidan Walker (2011) ©

People want classy crisps at Christmas

Christmas is coming up, and everyone, including retailers, knows it’s a great excuse for excessive eating and drinking. That’s why shelves are being packed with classy Christmas crisps, as brands release increasingly posh packets to win over indulgent snackers during the holiday season.



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