Monday, January 09, 2006

demise of the cheesy wotsit?

I heard on the radio today that Golden Wonder have gone into administration. I am distraught by this: The Golden Wonder factory is in my home town of Scunthorpe.

Both my sisters have worked there in the past and Eleanor (my middle sister) holds the dubious distinction of being the only employee ever to get motion sickness from the revolving crisp packet table. My youngest sister Grace worked there for 3 weeks more than Eleanor and was made a supervisor in charge of her older sibling, which I found hilarious. I think she was sympathetic when it came to allowing Eleanor to rush to the loo to vomit.

I don't think the money was that great, and coming home smelling of cheesy wotsits was a distict drawback. Even so it's always sad to hear when a good honest working class place like Scunthorpe faces massive job losses.


Blogger Tim said...

I thought for a moment that Nick had had an unfortunate accident...

8:04 PM  
Blogger OboeJane said...

Poor old Golden Wonder. That Gary Lineker has a lot to answer for. Am also mildly put out that I only seem to get to do insolvencies of companies that make tedious plastic widgets, while those dastardly devils at Kroll get all the free crisps...

1:17 PM  
Blogger rach said...

I was wondering if you were going to get that one

6:20 PM  
Blogger Tony Ruscoe said...

As I read in the Metro on the tram the other morning, the Wotsits product was sold in 2002 (I think it said) and has been sold by Walkers ever since, so we'll probably still be able to get them.

Wheat Crunchies on the other hand... well... they're probably gone forever.

9:31 PM  
Blogger OboeJane said...

True - Golden Wonder only do Wheat Crunchies, Nik Naks and Ringos (bleurgh!!) alongside their regular crisps. But you never know - they might find a buyer for the business so that Wheat Crunchies can live on.

1:33 PM  

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