After the bus journey whizzed us through the country, we arrived at the Tayto Factory and were welcomed by the staff and tour guides. With our hair nets and aprons securely fastened, we were ready for the tour.
The first part of the factory we visited was a huge store full of potatoes. We were told that the room holds 400 crates! Our tour guide then introduced us to the machinery and answered questions about the many things we were intrigued to find out about.
We left the bottom floor of the factory and made our way upstairs to explore how the crisps are actually made and to see what goes on behind the scenes. It was really cool! We watched very closely while the technicians continued to make the crisps.
We had a chance to taste some. The first crisps on the line had no flavour but we got to try the salt and vinegar before they were packaged. They were far better than the ones without the flavouring and it was fascinating to see how the final ingredients were added.
No school trip would be complete without a quiz. We had learnt lots of new and interesting things and we tried our best to answer the questions.
Finally, we went back to the reception where we were given multi-packs by our tour guides. I made sure to grab the smoky bacon crisps.
We really enjoyed our trip to the Tayto Factory and I hope to visit again soon! Thank you to the staff at the Factory and to the Geography Department for organising the amazing trip!
By Ellie N (Year 9)