One of the mainstays of the Irish chipper is about to disappear: the manufacturers of spice burgers are going out of business. The firm patented their recipe, and as the Irish Times drily states, “the product’s popularity never really expanded beyond Ireland”, so no other manufacturers produce them.
We’re very sorry to hear that Walsh Family Foods have had to close their doors after 60 years of supplying chippers and supermarkets, and that 50 more people are now out of work. And while spice burgers were never my meal of choice from the chipper (cod ‘portion’ please), it’s sad to see this idiosyncratically Irish snack disappear forever.
Will you miss spice burgers? Did you find that they went perfectly with coleslaw chips and red lemonade?