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Walkers cheese and onion crisps

What color packet are Walkers cheese and onion crisps in?

MMDE: Walkers cheese and onion are in a green packet

Current: Walkers cheese and onion are in a blue packet

Look at this packet of crisps. Notice anything odd about it?

An almighty kefuffle has broken out again. Not for the first time, the color of the cheese and onion Walkers crisp packet is being hotly disputed. For any non-UK readers, "crisps" are what is generally known as "chips" in the rest of the world - the fried potato slice snacks with popular flavors such as salt and vinegar, beef or prawn cocktail. 

It turns out there are so many people claiming they definitely remember the packet color once being green, whereas now there is no trace of this ever being the case, that it's being classed as a Mandela Effect.

Even the company is involved - they were forced to issue a statement stating categorically they never sold cheese and onion crisps in a green packet.

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Grumpy Cat

Grumpy cat died again?

MMDE: Grumpy cat died before 2019

Current: Grumpy cat died in 2019

Many people were surprised to hear Grumpy Cat died in 2019 because they were sure she'd died already. There's confusion over when, with some saying it was in 2016, some 2018, and some even remembering both. Reports a few years ago took Twitter by storm, which just muddied the waters even more.

Her real name was Tardar Sauce, and she was born on April 4, 2012. She had the unfortunate condition of feline dwarfism, but it's likely she experienced no real difference in her life compared to other cats as a result, apart from her stellar internet fame because of it, of course.

It all began with a posting to the Reddit news site of her photograph when she was only 6 months old in 2012. She caused an immediate internet sensation, and many memes and photoshopped parodies sprang up giving her worldwide fame.

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Demolition Derby

The famous 90's PlayStation 1 car wrecking game was called...?

MMDE: Demolition Derby

Current: Destruction Derby

Many folks of a certain vintage remember spending far too long in their youths feverishly bashing the heck out of those monster trucks in Demolition Derby, the smash hit on the PS1 from the 90's. The problem? It never existed.

There was a similar game on the same platform called "Destruction Derby", so could we just put this down to a misremembering? Not so fast. Whilst many do, many others swear it really was called Demolition Derby and it has somehow been changed since. Welcome to the Mandela Effect.

The folks who remember it as Demolition Derby get every other details spot on, right down to the names of the cars, the music, the track layouts and developer being Psygnosis and their crazy owl logo, yet insist the name is different.

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Starbucks

Is there a star on the crown of the Starbucks siren?

MMDE: The Starbucks siren's crown has no star

Current: The Starbucks siren's crown has a star

Most people are familiar with Starbucks and the famous siren in their logo, but when asked couldn't remember, without looking or being already aware of this, if there was a star in the crown the siren is wearing.

The history of the logo is very well documented, and all references today show it always had one. Yet there are some who swear it didn't used to, which means it's being described as a Mandela Effect.

Starbucks has outlets on 6 continents and in 76 countries, with a total of 27,340 locations.

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Father Christmas

When did the fat bearded, red and white Father Christmas image first become popular?

MMDE: 1850

Current: 1931

When did the image of the Father Christmas we know today become popular? We think of him as a large, rotund man dressed in red and white fur with a big jolly beard, but this image has an origin which surprises many people who just assume he's been around this way for hundreds of years.

In fact this image was popularised in the 1930's by - of all things - a Coca-Cola advertising campaign. It did exist already, having been created shortly before, but wasn't widely known until they adopted it for a 30 year plus advertising campaign.

In fact until then there was the idea of Father Christmas, but no common image of what he looked like. 

He sometimes was shown as anything ranging from a tall, priest-like figure to even a small elf!

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A1 Sauce

A1 Steak Sauce or A-1 Steak Sauce?

MMDE: A-1 Steak Sauce

Current: A1 Steak Sauce

The original can be traced back to a chef of King George IV in 1824, but was it called "A-1 Steak Sauce" or "A1 Steak Sauce"? Many people are sure it had the dash, and are surprised to find today it's missing, and always has been. Rather than accept faulty memory being to blame, they are calling it a Mandela Effect

It was registered ass a trade mark in 1895 and there have been a few legal tangles since related to the name, including at one point a competitor bringing out an "A2". There was a rebranding of Kraft's famous sauce, but it wasn't the one we're interested in here. In May 2014, Kraft changed it from "A.1. Steak Sauce" to "A.1. Sauce".

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Raisin Bran

Wearing sunglasses?

MMDE: Wore sunglasses

Current: Did not wear sunglasses

Did the cheerful Raisin Bran sun, happily smiling out from the front of the famous breakfast cereal box, wear sunglasses?

Many people swear he did, but all references today show he never has done.

This isn't the first MMDE to involve a "did he/didn't he" regarding sunglasses - Tom Cruise is another with "Risky Business".