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Skips Tingly Prawn Cocktail

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Skips are a snack from the United Kingdom and Ireland; which were first launched in 1974 as prawn cocktail. The snacks are made by KP Snacks made under license from Meiji Seika Japan. In the United Kingdom they are made with tapioca starch and in Ireland with potato starch.

Skips are similar to Chinese prawn crackers, although they are smaller and have a finer texture that makes them fizz and 'melt' on the tongue.

Since early 2006, Skips have seen a 30% reduction in saturated fat and a 10% reduction in sodium and are made with 100% sunflower oil. Skips contain no artificial colours or flavourings, and have fewer than 100 calories.

Packets of Skips often have jokes or tongue twisters written on the back, which are aimed at children.