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#1 dankphishin

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 11:43 PM

I know everyone here likes potato chips, so what's your favorite kind (even hand made)?

Mine would be a local brand: Middleswarth BBQ or Wise Onion and Garlic. My grandma ships me up a case of Zapp's around Christmastime and those are the bomb too.
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:09 AM

I used to get a brand years ago, but I can't remember its name. It was in a red and white striped bag. It may have had the state of Texas on it.
The only flavor I got was the Jalepeno, :wub: and MAN were they perfect. Thicker than normal, spicy, salty, I can still taste them. I also adore good salt and vinegar chips, and dill chips. I like thick chips. I like chips so much however that now I don't buy them or even go down the isle. I have no control when it comes to chips. Last time I bought a good bag of S&V chips, the entire bag was gone before I got home. I realized then, that I had a problem. So now, I get one of those 25 cent bags when I go to the store as a reward. Dill, if I can find them.
Now I'm craving chips so badly that I can't trust myself to enter a grocery store until it passes. Thanks.


#3 KateW

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:14 AM

I don't particularly like potato chips but I like other chips especially Terra chips. Stacy's pita chips aren't bad either. I also like tortilla chips to dip into chili or guacamole, or sometimes salsa.
Oh, I do like Cape Cod potato chips if someone else has them lying around. But I never buy them.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:14 AM

Two kinds by UTZ:

Grandma UTZ Old Fashioned... Kettle chips, I believe the package used to actually say cooked in lard!

UTZ Chesapeake Crab Seasoning flavored...

Chipless in Florida...
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:17 AM

I go through phases. For a while, my favorite was the red bliss variety fried in olive oil (the most important feature) made by Terra, I think. Right now, for some odd reason, I only want Wavy Lays (!). Presumably, that will pass. As a kid, my absolute favorite was the Mesquite Barbecue flavor of Krunchers -- that chip that came up a while ago in another thread. Truly, they were great, with a kettle-chip kind of texture that avoided being too rock hard, as some kettle chips can do, and what I remember as delectable flavoring.

When we were in England this summer, I was hugely beguiled by the Walker's Sensations line -- the cracker varieties with a texture reminiscent of Asian shrimp chimps, as well as the potato crisps. I wish they would make them here.
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:25 AM

Any of the Zapp's are delicious, and only occasionally available in the DC area. :sad:

Utz's Carolina Barbecue are Scott's favorite. They're a cross between Barbecue and Salt & Vinegar.
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:30 AM

there is some bistro select ones by lays or something like that that are awesome...chedder and sour cream.....mmmmmm

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:34 AM

I like Wise Chips! A guess it's a hold over from growing up in PA. I used to have them as a snack before I went to bed and liked them then and still do today. What irks me about potato chips is that with the focus on 'quality' in the last decade or so, you get a consistent product each and every time. I used to like to dig through the bag of chips to find the dark ones, you know the ones with all the extra flavor! But now, those are the ones that are culled out before the chips are packaged! I can usually still find some of those dark brown delights in a bag of Wise chips, but never in Lays!
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#9 JPW

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:42 AM

At the Ikea food shop they have this Swedish brand that is out of this world. Also love the Utz Kettle Classics.

And of course, gotta mention the alltime processed chips - pringles
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:59 AM

Cape Cod Sea Salt & Vinegar. Whoa.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:59 AM

There is a restaurant here in the Dallas area that makes homemade potato chips sprinkled with chives and maytag blue cheese. Can you imagine anything better?

When I can't go there I love Zapp's!

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:22 AM

For junk food potato chips, the best are Golden Flake, which I think are only available in the Southeast.

Locally, Margot has a huge ass bowl of homemade, served with aioli, for $3 as a permanent menu item that are out of this world.

EDIT: To add link to Golden Flake.

Edited by bleachboy, 05 February 2004 - 08:24 AM.

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#13 Basilgirl

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:31 AM

Route 66 Dill Pickle.
Route 66 Crab Chips.
Classic Lay's.
Rosemary and sea salt by some company I can't remember. Trader Joe's used to carry them.
Ruffles for dip.
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#14 Chris Cognac

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:35 AM

Krunchers Alfredo!!!!!!! I would give anything just to eat one more bag!
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:35 AM

Gibbles Red Hot Chips, Lays Hickory BBQ, and Snyders (I think that is the brand) Jalapeno.

I too have a chip addiction. I can eat a whole bag & not even realize it. Until I reach in to get some more & feel nothung but the empty bag. :shock:
Today is going to be one of those days.....

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:39 AM

The Utz chips cooked in lard are unbelievable. You just can't eat them outside in the winter because the lard makes your mouth feel kind of gummy.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:00 AM

Probably very local to this area, but Art & Mary's are the best kettle style chips I've found. Crispy yet still crunchy, never over brown(unlike the always dissapionting Kettle Chips brand), perfectly salted, with just the right amount of oil still in the chip for great flavor dispersion in the mouth. Original, Jalepeno, Salt & Vinegar, Parmesan Garlic. Find them if you can! I don't think they are on shelves outside of Kansas and Missouri.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:02 AM

i've been baking store-bought chips bring the oils out and seasoning them with everything from pepper, to spice rubs usually meant for pork or chicken (i've been using Lays, as they're readily available). the combination of getting the extra oil out and adding fresh spices really makes a difference, imo.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:03 AM

Oh my gosh, I moved from KS 2 years ago and miss Art & Mary's chips sooooooo much. :sad: They really are the most perfect kettle chip I have ever come across. Care to send a couple of bags across state lines to help quell the cravings? :smile:
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:29 AM

i've been baking store-bought chips bring the oils out and seasoning them with everything from pepper, to spice rubs usually meant for pork or chicken (i've been using Lays, as they're readily available). the combination of getting the extra oil out and adding fresh spices really makes a difference, imo.

Tommy:

What temp and for how long do you bake them? Do they get soggy soon after?
(it sounds like a great idea!)

#21 tommy

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:39 AM

What temp and for how long do you bake them? Do they get soggy soon after?
(it sounds like a great idea!)

i do them at about 350 or so. i usually pull them out when i see the oils on the surface. obviously that's a good time to apply the flavor (i do that when they're out of the oven).

i've done it several times, and made sure to let them sit around afterwords to see if they'd get soggy or stale. they last for some time (well, at least over the course of a day if you're entertaining or something). give it a try. the possibilities are, of course, endless.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 10:25 AM

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Sure I could send you some. You can order online by the case (9 bags) at www.artsandmarys.com if you want to check that out. I'm in Lawrence now, but grew up in Wichita not far from the original Art and Mary's chip factory. I'm glad someone else knows about them.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 11:52 AM

I am a potato chips addict! I love Cape Cod Golden Russet. :wub: That's today's lunch for me! :rolleyes:
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#24 Knicke

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:04 PM

Hey, Rick. I was mostly kidding about you sending me some :rolleyes:, but I may have to order a case of those! I went to college in Newton, KS, and have a couple of friends out here with me. . .one of them mentioned just the other day how much he was pining for the perfection of Art & Mary's...

I think I just got an idea for his next birthday present!
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#25 presto

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:26 PM

I posted this in another discussion, but it sure applies here!

Old Dutch Ripple would be the quintessential expression of the potato chip.

These are a staple chip in Western Canada - they come two sealed bags to a box with a red-and-white windmill theme...so crispy, fresh and yummy!

When I first moved from Thunder Bay to TO (Toronto, for all you 'merkins) in the early 90s I was devasted to find that Old Dutch potato chips weren't available....but you learn to make do, right? I thought I'd moved on and was content with the Hostess, etc.

Until the day I was driving eastbound on the 401 and an Old Dutch truck went by in the westbound collectors - almost gave myself whiplash and nearly smacked the guy in front of me as I watched the truck go past...

After that I made it my mission to find the stores that stocked OD - finally found a little shop in Yorkville - that charged 7$ a box!!!

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:29 PM

Zapps, Zapps, Zapps, and Zapps. Classic Lay's work in a pinch, as well as Golden Flake. But the Zapps Crawtaters are the absolute best packaged food on earth.

If you want to get some but can't find them in your local store, go to Zapps website. 20 bucks (including shipping) for 8 bags ain't too bad. They only ship to the lower 48, though... Click on the "flavors" link and read the descriptions. A real hoot.

Edited by FistFullaRoux, 05 February 2004 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:40 PM

Sure I could send you some.  You can order online by the case (9 bags) at www.artsandmarys.com if you want to check that out.  I'm in Lawrence now, but grew up in Wichita not far from the original Art and Mary's chip factory.  I'm glad someone else knows about them. 

RM

is that really good? Can i order 2 or 3 bags instead of the case?
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#28 Mudpuppie

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:43 PM

I used to get a brand years ago, but I can't remember its name.  It was in a red and white striped bag.  It may have had the state of Texas on it.

Zapp's! You can buy 'em online. (Oops, see FullaRoux beat me to it.)

I like Kettle Chips, the NY cheddar kind.

And the dark russet Cape Cods. Yum.

I also like Schlotszky's store brand -- the black pepper flavor.

Edited by Mudpuppie, 05 February 2004 - 12:45 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:50 PM

OH!. The black pepper Schlotzky's chips. They are so damn good...
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#30 Mayhaw Man

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:59 PM

Zapps, Zapps, Zapps, and Zapps.

What he said. Really. He's right. They're great chips made in an old Cheverolet Dealership on Airline Highway in LaPlace, Louisiana-The Andouille Capital of the World.

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