After trading at festivals in the UK for close to 15 years, we were surprised and disappointed to find that food traders were all using frozen or chilled/part cooked chips. We made a decision to change this. We converted my beloved psycalelic VW Campervan into what is now known as The Hippy Chippy. This is supported by a purpose built trailer which is where we peel, chop and then triple cook our chips.
We spent a lot of time trialing different potato varieties and finally found one that gave us the results we were looking for. We found that by double blanching the chips at a lower temparature and then finish frying at a higher temparature we were able to create a super crispy chip that was nice and fluffy inside.This triple cooking method is what makes them absolutely delicious. Also we cut the chips chunkier so there's a bit more to bite in to. We offer a selection of traditional accompaniments along side few interesting ones of our own. We have a lot of repeat custom!
2017 Calendar is as follows......
The Hippy Chippy is a 1972 VW campervan converted to a chip shop and then hand painted by hippies in psychedelic colours. The van always attracts a lot of attention and quickly becomes a memorable location at any festival or event.
The only UK festival trader using real potatoes
All of our packaging is bio-degradable
Our support vehicles run on the used rape seed oil following a bio-conversion.