Made in Hackney: Leighton Brown crisp recipe was tested in tiny kitchen
PUBLISHED: 09:27 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:27 21 July 2016
A group of three friends who met in a Hackney pub are competing with Walker’s by marketing three posh crisp flavours in shops, coffee houses and pubs across the borough – and often sitting on the same shelf as the giants of the snack industry.
Chef Dominic Donnelly, PR consultant Cara Leighton and business analyst Krzysztof (Chris) Wilkowski set up Leighton Brown in 2012, with their original brand of parsnip and Manuka honey crisps.
Since then they have introduced two new flavours – sweet potato with cheese and jalapeno, and beetroot with horseradish and dill.
The trio met working in the White Hart in Stoke Newington High Street just over a decade ago, and Cara approached her old friends in 2009 asking for help developing her recipe in her small kitchen in Hackney.