Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Jan 8, 2009 07:18 AM

Marks & Spencers Shrimp Prawn Cocktail Snacks?

Hi there

My relatives just came back from the UK and brought our favourite Marks & Spencers Shrimp Prawn Cocktail Snacks (I think it's chips but not crisps....) they are puffy light airy snacks.
Does anyone know where I can get these here in Toronto? I have found the Walker's Crisps at a candy place on Yonge near Fairlawn and I checked the website but no luck so far.

Thanks for any help!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I think you can find an ersatz substitute in Chinatown. Some of the larger grocery stores carry shrimp flavoured chips that are similar to the M&S kind.

    1. Sorry to have to tell you this, but there is nothing like the M & S prawn cocktail crackers. Trust me, I have been searching for years. They are shrimp chips that are flavoured like cocktail sauce. The Walkers crisps are potato chips not shrimp chips. The Walkers tastes fine but the texture is different.

      1 Reply
      1. re: sweetie

        I have an absolute love for these things and I have not had them since M&S closed down in the Holt Renfrew centers ages ago...

        My father-in-law - who is English frequents an English store (I think it's in Oakville) and told me that I would be receiving some on my next visit... so you might want to check some of the british food stores in the city.

      2. This shop might be able to help with Marks&Sparks stuff:

        Worth a call?

        1. I tried asking for it at the candy store right beside the panasonic theatre where We Will Rock You Is Playing because I know they carry a lot of british snacks there...but they didn't even know what i was talking about!

          I am sad...I really really miss these chips. Ever since Marks and spencer closed down, I have been mourning their loss.

          1. You want these! They are called Skips.

            They are nearly identical to the M&S ones. I know because I used to love them when we could get them here.

            5 Replies
            1. re: panko

              Thanks! I saw that they have a they carry it in the store? Or is this something they only sell online?

                1. re: Squeakycheese

                  that flavour sounds amazing!

                  When I get a hold of skips (whether it be through online ordering or at the store...i haven't decided), I will definitely get myself a bag of those!

                  1. re: focioncroci

                    Beware, I got a pack of the "builders breakfast" flavour ones, bacon egg and sausage flavour... avoid! They won';t be winning the contest....

                  2. re: Squeakycheese

                    The cajun squirrel one looks neat.