I'm hopeful for this summer to be a great one, one with BBQs a plenty, where you're 110% sure that someone will be bringing big old share bags of crisps and soaking up the excellent flavours of new crisp makers that are making their mark on the UK market.
Sure in 10 minutes it'll be grey and hailing - but for now I'm feeling pretty hopeful.
Corkers have really impressed me. As an independent crisp maker there's a lot to learn, a massive corporate beast to fight against, and many subtle flavouring techniques that make all the difference. So to see Corkers do so well fills me with British pride.
Their crunch is unparalleled. Their flavours are right on.
Here they've perfected a not too sweet, sweet chilli. Sure I'd like to see them chucking in double the amount of flavouring - but the essential ingredients are there for a great flavour. A peppery paprika and a herby finish. Just tip a little more in and i'll be sound as a pound.