Eagle-eyed crisp followers spot Mr Tayto lookalikes in Georgia and Malta

By Fiona Frawley

Mr T’s illegitimate kids are cropping up everywhere.

Whether or not you prefer it or not, for those who’re Irish the picture of Mr. Tayto’s snappy swimsuit and beaming yellow face is probably going etched completely someplace in your mind, doubtless in a submitting cupboard marked “nationwide treasures” together with Nadine Coyle and the person who slipped on the ice.

He was the face of our nationwide amusement park, the star of a number of advert campaigns and let’s be trustworthy, most likely the topic some sexual fantasies right here and there.

However because it seems, Mr Tayto’s affect is extra far reaching than we initially thought.

Over the weekend, pictures emerged of a waving, top-hat clad mascot with the moniker “Mr Crispo” on a packet of salty snacks in Georgia.

Journalist Jack Kennedy shared the pic, writing “I’ve been knowledgeable of the existence of a Georgian crisp model named “Mr Crispo” with a mascot who appears oddly acquainted”.

Mr Crispo has been considered over 400,000 instances, with some taking the chance to level out different Mr. Tayto doppelgängers all over the world.

“A blatant rip-off of Malta’s “Mr. Riley””, consumer Pádraig Durnin wrote, sharing a snap of the Maltese mascot smiling proudly atop two crisp packets.

The place will we see one in every of Mr Tayto’s lengthy misplaced family members popping up subsequent? On a cheese puff packet in Pittsburg? Onion rings in Oslo? It is all to play for. Little doubt Eire’s crisp fans will probably be preserving a watchful eye.

Originally posted 2023-04-15 07:00:19.