We bring you very sad news today, as the most Irish brand there is has just come under German control.
The founder of Largo foods (which owns the Tayto brand) Ray Coyle will sell his 25% stake to Germany's Intersnack, he will however be staying on as chairman and a director at Largo foods until at least 2017. This deal will give Intersnack full control of the company.
While nothing much is going to change from day to day, it just doesn't feel the same having our crisps owned by the Germans. The banks and huge debts hanging over us we can deal with, but our crisps? That's a step too far.
How could you do this to us Mr Tayto, you sell out!
— Mr.Tayto Ireland (@MrTaytoIreland) September 20, 2015
At least we beat them in the football last month. You can't have everything Germany!