Maltese Crisps Flavours We Wish Were Actually Real

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Maltese Crisps Flavours We Wish Were Actually Real

From pastizzi to rabbit stew, Maltese cuisine is a treat for the taste buds. But what if these iconic dishes were transformed into crispy, crunchy snacks? In this whimsical exploration, we’re diving into the realm of culinary imagination to uncover 5 Maltese crisps flavours we wish actually existed.


Imagine biting into a crisp that captures the essence of Malta’s beloved pastizzi. These flaky pastries, typically filled with ricotta cheese or peas, would make for an extraordinary chip flavour. The crispy texture of the chip would mimic the outer layer of the pastizz, while the seasoning would mimic the savoury, cheesy interior. This flavour would be an ode to the traditional snack while adding an unexpected twist to snack time.

Stuffat tal-Fenek

Rabbit stew, known as ‘Stuffat tal-Fenek’, is a hearty Maltese dish that combines tender rabbit meat with a flavourful tomato-based sauce. Transforming this dish into a chip flavour would be a daring move, but the result could be surprisingly delightful. The chips could boast the rich, tangy taste of tomatoes alongside hints of aromatic herbs and spices. This flavour would certainly be a conversation starter and a nod to Malta’s culinary heritage.

Ġbejniet tal-Bżar

Ġbejniet tal-Bżar, or Peppered Cheeselets, are small, round cheeselets seasoned with pepper and other spices. Bringing this unique flavour to crisps would mean infusing the chips with the tangy creaminess of cheese, followed by a burst of pepper heat. The combination of creamy and spicy in one bite would be an exciting departure from the typical chip flavours and a tribute to Maltese dairy delights.

Zalzett Tal-Malti

Zalzett Tal-Malti, or Maltese Sausage, is a distinctive sausage seasoned with a blend of traditional spices. Channeling this distinct flavour into chips would introduce an enticing blend of herbs, garlic, and aromatic spices, all harmoniously captured in each crispy bite. This flavour would transport snackers to a bustling Maltese market where the aroma of sausages fills the air.


Imqarrun, a comforting dish of baked pasta, is a staple in Maltese households. Infusing this flavour into crisps would involve encapsulating the essence of pasta, tomato sauce, and melted cheese into every chip. The result could be a delightful medley of cheesy, tangy, and slightly savoury notes, capturing the essence of a cozy family meal in a convenient snack form.

While these Maltese crisps flavours may exist solely in the realm of imagination, they serve as a playful reminder of the rich culinary tapestry that Malta offers.While we may not find Pastizzi-flavoured chips on the supermarket shelves anytime soon, the mere thought of these whimsical flavours is enough to evoke a sense of adventure and appreciation for the culinary wonders of Malta.



July 2023 Hottest Month On Met Office Records

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July 2023 Hottest Month On Met Office Records

July of the previous year attained the status of being the hottest month in the historical records of the Meteorological Office, boasting an average air temperature of 29.6°C. 

Prior to this, the local temperature record was held by August 1999, with an average temperature of 29.2°C.

Although a sequence of exceptionally higher-than-average temperatures was recorded last month, the ultimate distinction of the highest temperature still rests with August 1999, when the mercury reached an impressive 43.8°C.

Analyzing the maximum temperatures throughout July, it is evident that on 24 days, the thermometer surged past the established climate norm of 31.7°C. Notably, during a ten-day heatwave, six consecutive days experienced maximum temperatures ranging from 40°C to 42.7°C, culminating on July 24th.

July’s coldest point occurred on the 6th, registering a temperature of 21.1°C, which deviated 1.0°C below the standard minimum for the month. Interestingly, back in 1980, the nighttime temperature had plummeted to 15.5°C, a figure more in line with November’s norms than those of July.

Accompanying the elevated temperatures of last July were a total of 382.1 hours of sunshine, even on the least sunny day which logged 10.7 hours of sunshine. The month’s average cloud cover stood at 0.3 oktas, falling below the anticipated 0.8 oktas.

Unsurprisingly, considering the customary rainfall for July is a mere 0.1mm, the month remained completely dry.

Despite being relatively tranquil, July did experience a maximum gust of 31 knots originating from the Northwest on the second day. Towards the end of the month, there was a much-welcomed return of northwest winds, contributing to a cooler climate on the islands.


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Heinz Propose Barbiecue And Tomato Kenchup

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Heinz Propose Barbiecue And Tomato Kenchup

The Barbie craze has not yet faded away, and this time around, Heinz has jumped on the trend to bring the pink to their iconic sauces. 

Posting to social media, the iconic brand giant unveiled their contribution to the slow Barbie-fication of the entire world. 

‘Heinz just entered the chat’, the brand wrote on the caption. ‘Who thinks we should make this dream team a reality?’


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The image shows not just a Barbiecue sauce, but a spin on their tomato ketchup, replacing the ‘ket’ with ‘ken.’

And the comments were absolutely loving it. ‘Do you know how many little girls birthday parties would have this’, said one. 

‘I would buy in multiples. Please make this happen!!’ said another. ‘Obviously is a Barbie girl in a Heinz world’. 


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Popularity Of Baby Names Barbie And Ken Explodes

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Popularity Of Baby Names Barbie And Ken Explodes

We might soon have to welcome a new generation of kids named Barbie and Ken, following the huge success of the recently released hit film by Greta Gerwig. 

According to a baby-naming website, Nameberry, searches for the names Barbie and Ken have skyrocketed as the movie continues to break record after record. 

Since April, searches by expecting parents considering Barbie, which is short for Barbara, shot up by a whopping 603%. 

Barbie was already a popular name back in the 1960s, given that the doll was released in 1959. The popularity dropped, with the name Ken, a shorter version of the Scottish name Kenneth, retaining its popularity throughout the years. 

Following the Barbie Movie release, the name Ken was searched by more than 293% the normal rate. 

Following the portrayals by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, it seems as though we might see a resurgence in the names, bringing the iconic meme phrases ‘Hi Barbie’ and ‘He’s just Ken’ closer to reality. 

Would you name your kids Barbie or Ken?


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