Crane Crunch! is a rhyming magazine story.
Thomas is collecting a load for a company named Sodor Supersnacks, but the guard loads the wrong sacks into Thomas' trucks. Next, the crane driver drops a sack of curry powder into the crisp container. They all decide to taste the crisps, and Thomas and the crane driver have invented a new flavour, which they name "Thomas' Tingles".
- Thomas (does not speak)
- Thomas is missing the yellow lining around one of his cab windows.
- A large sign appears outside Sodor Supersnacks in the last illustration and the writing above the warehouse door disappears.