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Potato Chips!

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Okbrewer   

Went looking for, and found, Arts & Mary's chips. Available at my local Homeland store, who knew!? Bought a bag, took them home to have with pulled pork sammiches. After one taste, my 13 year old daughter proclaimed them the new house favorites! She ate almost the whole bag! She told me today to be sure and buy those 'new' chips from now on. Thanks for the tip! :smile:

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Jaymes   

Limon - Salt & Lime.

These are so good, and so habit-forming, that when I am in a locale where they are not available, I sit down with limes and squeeze the juice onto my chips.


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I once made the mistake of ordering a case of Jalapeno Krunchers - big mistake.

Here in Paris I sometimes indulge in two flavours - mustard or herbes de Provence. Good, but no Jalapeno Krunchers.

cann't remember any specific brands, but when we visited our niece who lives in a small village in southern france she turned us on to French supermarket potoato chips - nice and thin, crisp and salty. I remember the fancy artisan bags or slightly more expensive ones were marked something like antique - not that spelling tho - I think it was supposed to indicate old fashioned and hand cooked - like kettle chips - anyway, as with many other products - like the delicious blood orange juice we would get in the monoprix supermarkets - really quenched our thirst and economically at that - in the midsts of last augusts record heats throughout France. The country side was dry and hot - the sunflower crop was burnt out - but Paris its self was unbearable in the heat, yet we had a faboulous time. And ate some great street food - as was our goal - supermarkets, markets, food stands, stalls, we trekked our way round Paris = nibbling most of the way.

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Grandma Utz's are still cooked in lard and are still the best! I will find some Zapp's and try them though. -Dick

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stevea   

Definitely Tims. And not any of the special flavors, the original lightly salted variety. Sublime!

Back in my youth in the midwest, Old Dutch was the clear winner -- regular and not rippled. I wonder if they still taste the same as they did 30 years ago?

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I remember the fancy artisan bags or slightly more expensive ones were marked something like antique - not that spelling tho - I think it was supposed to indicate old fashioned and hand cooked - like kettle chips

A l'ancienne is how you'll see a lot of kettle-type potato chips described. I think I know which kind of chips you're talking about - in almost all the groceries.

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thebaker   

Herrs are great

regular

low salt

and they even make a no salt that are very good

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Kettle Chips--from Salem Oregon--are good "fancy chips". But regular old Lays, Nacho Cheese Doritos, and (more recently) Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Ruffles hold a special place in my gut.

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halland   

I'll 3rd or 4th Tims. On my wife's birthday I'd arranged for a tour of the Tims factory, which is in Auburn. I think we were as surprised that Tim himself was giving us the tour as Tim was that he was giving a tour to three thirtysomethings! Tim's wife joined us for part of the tour too.

The highlight was watching all the chips run down a conveyor into all the different seasoning stations and just grabbing chips off the line to snack on (I probably shouldn't be mentioning this).

At the end of the tour Tim gave my wife a box with a Mountain size bag of every product the make (chips, kettle corn, cheese curls) and a Tim's watch with a potato chip second hand.

Hal

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Kettle Chips--from Salem Oregon--are good "fancy chips". But regular old Lays, Nacho Cheese Doritos, and (more recently) Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Ruffles hold a special place in my gut.

Kettle Chips ARE good. But don't you find they have the hardest bags to open? I always had to grab the scissors for those!

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Kettle Chips--from Salem Oregon--are good "fancy chips". But regular old Lays, Nacho Cheese Doritos, and (more recently) Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Ruffles hold a special place in my gut.

Kettle Chips ARE good. But don't you find they have the hardest bags to open? I always had to grab the scissors for those!

I'm so glad you mentioned that. I thought it was just me.

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I'm inhaling a bag of Utz's "The Crab Chip" (their quotes, not mine). Bought it because of this thread.

It's my third bag of chips in a week :smile:

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tissue   

I love Cape Cod salt and vinegar chips. I have recently been obsessed with balboa chips. you have to eat them right away or they lose their crispness. Dirty chips are also good.

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marmite.

salt and vinegar.

the dill flavour one from cascade is it?

garlic and sour cream/spring onion and yogurt

i like em very light and crisp, not the heavy handmade kettle chip type.

but i do try to avoid them all as they are my downfall.

and don't even MENTION the dip.

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ingridsf   

Tim's Jalapeno are the salty nectar of the gods. (Who could live for eternity on sugary snacks? Give me salt.) (How will I know that I blew it and ended up in Hell? Three little words on the bags of chips that come with our box lunches for the Welcome to Damnation orientation and Power-Point presentation: Baked Not Fried.)

An odd but delicious combination: hummus and Pringles.

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The greatest potato chips in the world are Burts Chips, hand-fried from potatoes grown in Devon, southwest England. They come in various flavours (sea salt and sherry vinegar, hot chili lemon, salt and black pepper) but the best are the simplest, lightly sea salted (for purists there is a 'no salt' but that's abit too pure even for me). Each bag carries the name of the person who fried that particular batch. Absolutely irresistable, and totally awesome when enjoyed with a pint (or two or three) of Branoc beer...

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JMayer   

Hello,

Zapp's are great, particulary the cajun!

Crunchers BBQ are great as well.

And Terra chips are also quite nice (salt and vinegar)

-Justin

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porkpa   

I live in Hanover Pennsylvania. Hanover is probably the potato chip and pretzel capital of the world. Utz has its headquarters here. They have three different manufacturing plants in this relatively small town of around 20,000. They also own the Mystic brand which I believe is also cooked here. My favorite Utz or Mystic chip is the dark russet. To die for!!

Snyders of Hanover is also headquartered here. Martins, another superior product is manufactured less than ten miles away. As good as all of these chips are, they are significantly better when you buy them directly from the company knowing that they were probably cooked just hours before.

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leo   
This thread made me wonder...is anyone a member of the chip of the month club?

i just joined last month. it was surprisingly expensive - for a six-month membership, it came to about $145 (including shipping). my first box came last week and i'm still working my way through it. so far i've opened four of the packages and they've been ok. nothing too spectacular, however.

not that i'm really complaining too much :rolleyes: , but they send way too many for me to eat by myself. my fiance won't eat chips because she's too healthy.i thought they'd send those individual size serving bags.

one of the brands has '100 percent lard shortening' as the second ingredient.

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doggirl   

Just in time! I've been searching on line for someplace which ships Lays Dill Pickle potato chips. I was told they are to die for, and they sound like the taste will be just up my alley. Any ideas who I might be able to purchase through? Any other pickle flavored chips you think I shouldn't miss?

Thanks so much!!

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I like the Roast Chicken Dinner flavour, I think it's Lay's or Old Dutch; UK-inspired I suppose. Not all the time though.

Other than that, sourc cream and onion or salt & vinegar. Or Ruffles plain to hold lots of dip.

The ones I have eaten a big bag at a time more than once (I mean recently :blush:) are the Miss Vickie's Sour Cream and Sweet Thai Chili chips...

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