Burts were one of the first snack companies to bring us authentic ingredients through the artisan Burts Chips range.
To make their deliciously thick, crunchy potato crisps, they only source the best British potatoes from Red Tractor farmers and they have been proudly displaying the logo on their packs since 2017.
As one of the pioneers for sourcing British, they were the first crisp manufacturer to use Red Tractor Certified British potatoes across their chips range. This inspirational commitment to British Farming also clearly demonstrates the quality, traceability and provenance of their tasty chips through the Red Tractor label on pack.
The Plymouth-based company first started making their chips in the mid-nineties when they set out to create the perfect hand-cooked crisp free from artificial additives and preservatives.
They decided on the name Burts Chips to honour the original American name of ‘chips’ rather than British ‘crisps’ to make their premium, thick-cut style stand out.
They have remained true to their origins with all Burts Chips potatoes still being prepared and cooked by hand using the highest quality sunflower oil. This is done one small batch at a time in purpose-built fryers to produce crunchy and delicious crisps.
To ensure the ultimate tasty snack, Burts use unique and varied ingredients.
Alongside their Red Tractor potatoes, the seasoning is often made using local ingredients from the South West such as chillies from South Devon and beef from Okehampton.
Simon Knight, sales and marketing director of Burts Snacks, explains why this is so important as Britons are becoming increasingly selective when it comes to our snacking choices:
“As consumers look for responsibly farmed and sourced products with artisan appeal, the use of high quality British ingredients is increasingly important, as is the process of preparation.”
“With the increased focus on traceability and top class ingredients, our strong British and regional provenance is a key selling point for our chips and our Red Tractor Certification is integral to this”.