This got me thinking because if cow cheese can have animal stomach scrapings (rennet) in, beer can have fish (isinglass) in it, then what might there be in those crisps, pigs ears? One of my friends suggested emailing the manufacturer. So I did. What I got was a quick response and a big list of all the vegan friendly ones they supply, here is a small part of the list.
Walkers Prawn Cocktail Flavour Crisps
Walkers Worcester Sauce Flavour Crisps
Walkers Extra Crunchy - Flame Grilled Steak
Walkers Extra Crunchy - King Prawn Cocktail
Walkers MAX Chargrilled Steak Flavour
Doritos BBQ Rib
Walkers MAX Paprika Flavour
I just emailed them this evening to see if any of these have changed in the year since they gave me the list. So why am I writing about this, well because it is good to find things out, and the small task of sending an email can get you what you want to know. Its also a good sign that for those people who feel that they couldn't live without the taste of meat, it is possible to replicate the flavours using vegetable sources!