‘Set deep in the heart of the Ulster countryside in Tandragee is Tayto Castle where Tayto crisps and snacks have been made for the past 60 years. A ‘Taste of Home’ our products have been a big part of growing up in Northern Ireland.

Established in 1956 and still owned by the same family – the Hutchinsons, we pride ourselves in employing local people and using local ingredients and materials to produce great tasting crisps and snacks for everyone to enjoy. In our 60th year, we are also proud to support Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016.

Within the Castle is a closely guarded room where the unique Tayto Cheese & Onion flavour is made to the same recipe as it has for the last 60 years. Only a very select few know the secret recipe which has been carefully passed down to the current day.

We select the finest, specially grown potatoes and gently cook until golden, we then add our specially selected delicious flavours which ensure that Tayto crisps taste like no other, irresistible every time.

Come and visit us at Tayto Castle to see for yourself how our crisps and snacks are made and meet our very own Mr.Tayto - why not book a tour today?’

What We Do


Since 1956 the Tayto brand has been lovingly made in our factory based at Tandragee Castle in the heart of the countryside in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Over the past five years our family owned company has grown from strength to strength since the acquisition of major brands including Golden Wonder, Real Crisps, Mr Porky and Jonathan Crisp. This has confirmed our place as the third largest snack manufacturer in the UK.



Why not come and see for yourself how our famous crisps are made?

We have fully guided factory tours here at Tayto Castle 5 days a week and you even get to meet Mr.Tayto! These magical tours have been awarded a 4* tourist attraction rating by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board – the highest rating ever awarded to an existing facility.

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Did You Know?

One in every 5 packets of crisps eaten in Northern Ireland is Tayto Cheese & Onion

• Each and every crisp in the Tayto standard range is sliced to exactly 1.2mm thick
• Tayto’s second and third most popular flavours are Spring Onion and Smoky Bacon
• If all the crisps produced in a year were laid end to end they would stretch for 19,000 miles
• Tayto crisps are exported to 43 countries around the world.