I was bemoaning the stupid little blue sachet(1) as opposed to the ‘twist of salt’ in Smiths salt & shake plain crisps when I noticed, reading the back of the packet, that Smiths crisps originated near where I live, in a garage in Cricklewood.
“When a bag is purchased, it doesn’t matter who buys them, they are for everyone. And this is underlined by the method in which the bag is opened. (One) tears the bag down the seam on the rear of the bag, splaying it out flat so that the crisps are available from all sides by anyone at a table…Generally Yanks open them from the top, and pull from the inside. Only the purchaser can get at them.”
(1) Probably introduced for some kind of Health and Safety bollocks.