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Wednesday 23 August 2017

You can have any sambo you like in new pop-up crisp shop... as long as it's Tayto

Hungry Dubs queue at the Tayto shop on Wicklow Street
Hungry Dubs queue at the Tayto shop on Wicklow Street
Laura Downes at the opening of Mr Tayto's first ever Pop Up Shop at Wicklow Street
James Hendicott and son Adam Hendicott at the opening of Mr Tayto's first ever Pop Up Shop at Wicklow Street, Dublin

It’s a peculiarly Irish delicacy and one we all love to treat ourselves to every so often – the humble crisp sandwich.

And now, you don’t even have to make your own after Tayto unveiled their very own crisp sandwich cafe.

The country’s best known crisp brand has opened a new pop-up shop in the city centre, adorned with Mr Tayto-branded merchandise including key rings and T-shirts.

The main highlight of the store, however, is the made-to-order crisp sandwich service. Available for the next 10 days, the pop-up store is offering the classic Cheese and Onion flavoured snack or, for the more adventurous, the more exotic taste of Prawn Cocktail, Smokey Bacon or good old Salt and Vinegar.

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Laura Downes at the opening of Mr Tayto's first ever Pop Up Shop at Wicklow Street

Each sandwich costs €2, with €1 from each tasty treat going to the Dublin Simon Community.

Alina Ui Chaollai of Largo Foods explained that the partnership with the charity was an “appropriate” measure to take.

“We felt that given we’ve an ideal location in Dublin city centre it would only be appropriate to partner with another city centre charity such as the Dublin Simon Community, of course they work with the homeless within the city and we felt that they’d be a great charity for us to support,” she explained.

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James Hendicott and son Adam Hendicott at the opening of Mr Tayto's first ever Pop Up Shop at Wicklow Street, Dublin

Sam McGuinness on behalf of Dublin Simon Community said “As we continue to see an increase of people turning to us for outreach, accommodation, recovery and prevention services we are delighted to have the support of Tayto”.

 The pleasure of tucking into the crisp sandwich will make some people feel guilty, with each one containing around 300 calories.

However Alina explained that the crisp sandwich is as viable an option as any snack, and that once “everything is in moderation” there should be no problem.

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