The Seabrook Crisps Story - Find Out About Our History

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Our Story

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1945

Charles’ son Colin returned from the Navy and together they discovered that with their fryer they could diversify their use of the humble potato. Seabrook Crisps was born producing Britain’s original crinkle cut crisps.

1956

Charles and Colin converted the old Allerton liberal club in Bradford into their new factory, at the same time as incorporating the company. The World Crisp Eating Competition took place in Bradford, sponsored by Seabrook Crisps.

1979

The first Prawn Cocktail crinkle-cut crisp was made. Seabrook were the first to use sunflower oil to cook their crisps.

2013

Seabrook crisps certified by Coeliac UK and changed all our crisps to carry the gluten free cross grain logo of coeliac UK. All crisps are also confirmed vegetarian friendly.

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1939

Mr Charles Brook went to collect his photos and noticed that the shopkeeper had accidentally labelled them ‘Seabrook’ instead of ‘C Brook’. When he opened his first fish & chip shop in Bradford, Charles decided to name it Seabrook.

1950s

Charles and Colin moved into their first factory- a one up one down terrace house in Bradford. Seabrook began delivering crisps door to door, before launching the UK’s first crinkle-cut crisps.

1978

Seabrook purchased a site at Duncombe St, Bradford and 2 years later opened the Princeville Factory.

2007

MSG removed by reformulating the flavours. At the same time, all e-numbers and any unnecessary artificial ingredients were removed.

2018

In October 2018, Seabrook Crisps Limited were acquired by Calbee inc., the leading snack brand in Japan as part of their ambitious international growth plans.

1939

Mr Charles Brook went to collect his photos and noticed that the shopkeeper had accidentally labelled them ‘Seabrook’ instead of ‘C Brook’. When he opened his first fish & chip shop in Bradford, Charles decided to name it Seabrook.

1945

Charles’ son Colin returned from the Navy and together they discovered that with their fryer they could diversify their use of the humble potato. Seabrook Crisps was born producing Britain’s original crinkle cut crisps.

1950s

Charles and Colin moved into their first factory- a one up one down terrace house in Bradford. Seabrook began delivering crisps door to door, before launching the UK’s first crinkle-cut crisps.

1956

Charles and Colin converted the old Allerton liberal club in Bradford into their new factory, at the same time as incorporating the company. The World Crisp Eating Competition took place in Bradford, sponsored by Seabrook Crisps.

1978

Seabrook purchased a site at Duncombe St, Bradford and 2 years later opened the Princeville Factory.

1979

The first Prawn Cocktail crinkle-cut crisp was made. Seabrook were the first to use sunflower oil to cook their crisps.

2007

MSG removed by reformulating the flavours. At the same, all e-numbers and any unnecessary artificial ingredients were removed.

2013

Seabrook crisps certified by Coeliac UK and changed all our crisps to carry the gluten free cross grain logo of coeliac UK. All crisps are also confirmed vegetarian friendly.

Calbee Group UK Logo

2018

In October 2018, Seabrook Crisps Limited were acquired by Calbee inc., the leading snack brand in Japan as part of their ambitious international growth plans.