‘Already salted’ crisps

COMMENT: Bandstand event is a victim of its own success

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I was just wondering, when did the people who make crisps decide that it was okay grammatically to call them ‘ready salted’? Surely they should be called ‘already salted’.

If you’re telling someone you’ve arrived somewhere, you don’t say: ‘I’m ready there’, you say ‘I’m already there’.

And yet ‘ready salted’ crisps have been around for decades without anyone correcting this mistake. And if salted crisps are going to be called ‘ready salted’, why aren’t other crisps named in this way?

Why don’t we have ‘ready covered with cheese & onion flavouring’ or something like that?

I’ve got too much time on my hands, haven’t I?
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