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ISO standard for crisp packet colour to flavour mapping

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Hey! Walkers! Green is the colour for cheese & onion crisps, not salt & vinegar!
hippo, Jun 30 2017

Scoville scale https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Scoville_scale
Hot stuff ... [8th of 7, Jul 01 2017]

Crisps controversy https://yougov.co.u...-wrong-way-round-s/
First world problem? [bhumphrys, Jul 01 2017]

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       The problem is the monopoly they enjoy. Back when it was them against Golden Wonder and Chipmunk, everyone knew salt and vinegar was poisonous and blue. Hedgehog being brown is a bit of an oddity. So is beef, so is bovril, so are a few other things all around the brown-ey end of the brown spectrum. Chickens are obviously yellow, though, so they're at the yellow end of the brown spectrum, which is a spectrum that goes through one colour.
Ian Tindale, Jun 30 2017
  

       [+] tackling one of the great issues of our time.
FlyingToaster, Jun 30 2017
  

       I have a friend who used to be a flavour technologist for Walker's in Thurmaston. I quite like the fact they use different colours although it is confusing. There are even people who believe they have entered a parallel universe because Walkers are not the usual colour. I kid you not.
nineteenthly, Jun 30 2017
  

       Hmmm .... different people use different indicators for that phenom, I guess.   

       One of mine is when a book that I've read a dozen times and the two protagonists never had sex, and then one time I read it and they did. That was a shocker.
normzone, Jun 30 2017
  

       Well, you couldn't expect them to wait forever.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 30 2017
  

       // I have a friend who used to be a flavour technologist for Walker's in Thurmaston. //   

       Well, that's a lie, for a start.   

       As to the idea, why not use the E24 resistor colour codes ?
8th of 7, Jun 30 2017
  

       The obvious solution is to eliminate cheese & onion crisps from existence.
tatterdemalion, Jul 01 2017
  

       E24? Shirly you only need E6 or maybe E12. Which brings up the interesting possibility of Chicken Zero Zero flavour (that is, two hundred chicken flavour), Chicken Cheese & Onion Plain flavour, perhaps Kilochicken Cheese & Onion Plain, and even Chicken Megacheese & Onion Plain.
Ian Tindale, Jul 01 2017
  

       Different brands will have different intensities of flavour, so an equivalent of the Scoville scale <link> is necessary - hence the E24 model.
8th of 7, Jul 01 2017
  

       [hippo] you are completely correct but a little bit behind the curve (see link). Unless democracy is flawed. Oh, hang on, wait a minute let me think this through.   

       All right I have the conclusion- the mob is correct for once.
bhumphrys, Jul 01 2017
  

       //Well, that's a lie, for a start. // Out of interest, why?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 01 2017
  

       [nineteenthly] doesn't have any friends.
8th of 7, Jul 01 2017
  

       What colors are appropriate for cucumber, or grape? Vanilla? It'll never end.
tatterdemalion, Jul 01 2017
  

       Vanilla is easy - a very very very dark brown.   

       Cucumber or grape is a difficult colour. I'm not sure there are any conditional test colours.
Ian Tindale, Jul 01 2017
  

       Given the difficulty in choosing colours, perhaps a compromise could be reached by arranging different colours in such a way as to "spell" the name of the flavour on the actual packet.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 01 2017
  

       Perhaps we should take inspiration from the British tobacco industry.   

       Imprison some susceptible individuals and force-feed them crisps until they develop serious pathologies. Take full-colour, high resolution photographs and use them on the packets.   

       Repeat whenever a new flavour is invented.
Wrongfellow, Jul 02 2017
  

       // Imprison some susceptible individuals and force-feed them crisps until they develop serious pathologies. //   

       Please clarify why it seems necessary to "imprison" the testers.   

       A small sign in an obscure back street that reads "Free crisps, all you can eat ! " will no doubt garner a slavering mob of ravening fatties within minutes.   

       Yes, you're going to need searchlights, razor wire, armed guards and trained dogs ... but that will be to keep people out, not in.   

       What will you do with the volunteer testers after they burst (which they shirley will) ?
8th of 7, Jul 02 2017
  

       "An overwhelming 72% of people said that red was the appropriate colour for ready salted. "   

       Eh ? What do you do for ketchup ?
FlyingToaster, Jul 02 2017
  

       //What do you do for ketchup ?//   

       A squeezy bottle. For most people these are distinguishable from crisp packets.
bigsleep, Jul 04 2017
  
      
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