A 26-year-old packet of crisps is selling on eBay – for £16.
The antiquated packet of cheese and onion, found behind a kitchen cupboard, sports a best before date of November 7 1992 – the year John Major became Prime Minister.
“We found them behind the kitchen units as we’re having a refurb,” explained crisp archaeologist Damian Connop.
“They look immaculate considering their age. I couldn’t find any information about them, just that they were around in the 80’s and 90’s.”
The item’s condition is confusingly listed as; “New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item.”
However, eating this particular snack is not recommend, the listing describes the packet of Primes Cheese and Onion as an “archive piece”.
The listing reads: “Get your piece of pub snack history with an unopened packet of Primes’ Cheese & Onion crisps, sporting an expiry date of 7 November 1992.
“Date of manufacture is unclear but in excellent condition considering their 26 years behind a kitchen cupboard! Archive piece, not for consumption. Collection available from Park Street, Bristol.”
Proceeds from the auction will go to One25, a Bristol charity helping women to break free from street sex work, addiction and other life-controlling issues.
By Joe Smith