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Leicester hero Jamie Vardy immortalised with his own crisps just like we demanded

Do the decent thing with a potato-based tribute

by Aidan Elder | December 12, 2015
  • Eight years ago he was balancing semi-pro football with a job making Zimmer-frames for ferrets.
  • Four years ago he was plying his trade for Spartak Sturminster in the Poundstretcher Premier League Eastern Conference.
  • Today he stands on top of the world with more Premier League goals than Pele, Maradona and Messi combined.

Those stats my not be all watertight, but you get the idea. Jamie Vardy’s rise to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts has been stunning. From lowly beginnings, he has risen like a dodgy firework high into the stratosphere of top flight goalscoring. He equaled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s streak of scoring 10 Premier League matches in a row, then tinkled on the Dutchman’s cornflakes by claiming the record all for himself. His run stopped at 11 games but the legend lives on, or something along those lines.

In honour of Vary’s incredible feats of goalscoring, we proposed giving him the highest accolade available to a Leicester player – having a flavour of crisps named after him. Arise Sir Vardy’s WKD salami.

Jamie Vardy petition

We even set up this petition which got literally a thousand votes. With help from the people who make Blue WKD, drink so laden with sugar can’t be wrong, we actually made it happen. Or at the very least Walkers nicked the idea from us.


Lo and behold the powers that be listened, mostly, and have indeed awarded Sir Vardy the honour of his own flavoured crisps, sort of. Walkers bring you the Vardy Salted:

We ask for no credit and it appears we won’t be receiving any, instead we care only that the great achievements of this Leicester and England legend are commemorated in the only manner worthy. Getting his face and name on 35,000 bags of greasy, fried potato slices covered in salt.

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