Heart-shaped Walkers crisp in original salted flavour listed for £250 on eBay

An optimistic eBay user has listed a heart-shaped Walkers crisp on the auction site for £250.

It has been listed as “ultra rare” due to its unique form.

The snack has a scalloped top which flows into a point at the bottom.

The unconventional crisp is flavoured with the brand’s original salted recipe and would need to be stored carefully to prevent it from breaking.

It is puffed in the middle, meaning it wears thin in places and is more prone to crumbling than the brand’s standard potato chips.

The lucky buyer will need to pay a delivery fee of £4.20 to receive their rare crisp from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Those desperate to get their hands on the once-in-a-lifetime crisp but can’t afford its hefty price tag can finance it from as little as £12 a month.

But it will mean they are paying £288 over 24 months – £38 more.

Crisp-loving romantics can snap up the snack in time for Valentine’s Day.

For context, a multipack of Walkers crisps costs £1.50 in Tesco.

If the auction reaches the asking price, it wouldn’t be the first time a chip has sold for substantially more than it’s worth.

Back in 2014 a man sold a single Hula Hoop on eBay for £712 – though it’s not known whether the buyer paid up.

At the time, the Hula Hoop was dubbed the longest in the world, measuring three inches.

It was snapped up by a buyer for the price of 1,300 bags of the salty snacks.

Artist and musician Stuart Hampton, 31, decided to sell the unusual salt and vinegar flavoured find on eBay to fund the hippie commune he has always dreamed of.

Bids began at just £1 and then shot to £140 overnight, with the final bid coming in at the close of play, reported the Manchester Evening News.

Stuart, from Darnhill, Manchester, wrote under the description for the item’s condition: “Well, it’s out of the packet, but I will put it in a sealed plastic bag for you.”

“I can’t be sure whether it’s a genuine bid or not,” said Stuart.

“Legally the bidder has to pay up I think but I won’t pursue it if they don’t, it’s only a crisp after all.

“If he or she doesn’t pay within the next few days I will get in touch with the other people and sell it to one of them.”

The kooky crisp-cruncher’s only worry then will be how to transport the hula hoop without it breaking.

It is not the first odd item that Stuart has put up for sale on the bidding site, you can buy ‘Love’, priced at £5, for which Stuart promises to “sit quietly somewhere and send you ‘good vibes’ and love.”