SNACK lovers have been blown away after only just realising the same little detail on Walkers crisps packets.
The well-known brand was the subject of much discussion on social media after one crisp fan made the discovery.
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It’s fair to say most of us have never read the outside of the packet while tucking into the savoury snack.
But even the most seasoned crisp lovers have been blown away by the one tiny detail on Walkers packaging.
One eagle-eyed fan realised that the ‘best before date’ for any Walkers crisps always fell on a specific day of the week.
The Reddit user shared their discovery on a Casual UK post: “Please also be aware, every single packet of Walker’s crisps go out of date on Saturdays.”
Another shocked user added: “Interesting fact, crisps in the UK always expire on a Saturday.”
While a third gasped: “Just checked all crisps in my house, can confirm all expire on a Saturday. WTF?
“We’re through the looking glass here people, how deep does this rabbit hole go?”
Someone else urged: “If anyone finds a Walkers crisp packet that doesn’t expire on a Saturday.
“Do be a darling and send me a photo!”
And Walkers confirmed the fun fact before explaining just why Saturday was so important.
The Walkers official website states: “Our production week starts on a Sunday, with everything made that week having the same Best Before date.
“So when our recommended 12 week shelf life is up, the end date will therefore land on (you guessed it) – Saturday.”
If you don’t believe us, next time you tuck into a bag of Walkers crisps, be sure to check for yourself.
It comes after the crisp manufacturer made big changes to its multipacks.
Walkers is is shrinking its large multipacks of crisps from 22 to 20 bags while the price has gone up by 8%.
Previously the Walkers Classic assortment contained six Cheese and Onion bags, six Ready Salted, five Salt and Vinegar and five Prawn Cocktail, but now there will be five of each flavour.
Customers were left fuming at this latest example of “shrinkflation” – where products shrink but the price stays the same or rises.