The World Cup of crisps: The people have spoken...

The World Cup of crisps: The people have spoken...

The World Cup of crisps: The people have spoken...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The people have spoken! The winner of the World Cup of crisps, a campaign run by Pointless presenter, Richard Osman, has finally been decided.

The final featured two of Britain's favourites, Wotsits and pickled onion flavoured Monster Munch, with the latter running away with the title.

Having already run a successful World Cup of chocolate tournament (congratulations, Dairy Milk!), Osman decided crisps were next up on the agenda. The competition was run online and all proceeds went to the child’s i foundation, who help find families for abandoned orphans.

Osman told Julia Hartley-Brewer: “I started with the 32 most popular crisps, then I thought ‘oh my god, there’s far more crisps’, so then we had to go up to 48 in the end.

"People were furious about some of the things I left out. There were no Twiglets, people didn’t like that.”

There was some controversy over the fact both Wotsits and Monster Munch were, in actual fact, corn snacks, thus failing to adhere to the ‘crisp standard’. Osman, however, disputed this, claiming: “To me, if it’s in the crisp aisle, it’s a crisp, that’s my opinion. Someone said very early on, if it’s included in a Boots meal deal it’s a crisp.”

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