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  • Post #31 - October 6th, 2009, 3:09 pm
    Post #31 - October 6th, 2009, 3:09 pm Post #31 - October 6th, 2009, 3:09 pm
    I like the Lay's ketchup flavor, only in Canada I believe, as sweet and stomach turning as they sound, they are pretty damn good when you are drunk.
  • Post #32 - October 6th, 2009, 4:00 pm
    Post #32 - October 6th, 2009, 4:00 pm Post #32 - October 6th, 2009, 4:00 pm
    Shaggywillis wrote:I like the Lay's ketchup flavor, only in Canada I believe, as sweet and stomach turning as they sound, they are pretty damn good when you are drunk.


    Next time you're in Canada, pick up a bag of "all dressed" chips, too. A mish-mash of dill pickle, salt and vinegar, barbecue, ketchup, sour cream and onion, and whatever else they feel like throwing in.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #33 - October 6th, 2009, 4:28 pm
    Post #33 - October 6th, 2009, 4:28 pm Post #33 - October 6th, 2009, 4:28 pm
    I did once have a serious addiction to Jalapeno Krunchers, though.


    One of my favorite memories of my now-24-year-old son was watching TV with him when he was maybe 4 years old. We sat with a big bag of Jalapeno Krunchers between us and he kept reaching for chip after chip as he stared at the TV. Every 4 or 5 chips he'd stop and pant for a moment from the heat, but he just kept going until we emptied the bag. (and to his credit he controls his junk food intake and is a stick-thin 6'-1")
  • Post #34 - October 6th, 2009, 4:56 pm
    Post #34 - October 6th, 2009, 4:56 pm Post #34 - October 6th, 2009, 4:56 pm
    gleam wrote:Next time you're in Canada, pick up a bag of "all dressed" chips
    .

    Ed, in Montréal the term "all dressed" means pretty much that, but it's used specifically in restos where the pizza or sandwich or lahmajoun guy has a window full of stuff--lettuce, olives, peppers, etc.--ready to hand. So you tell him, "all dressed" and he grabs one each of everything and puts it on the pizza or sandwich or lahmajoun. You wouldn't believe some of the combinations my students at Concordia enjoy... whoooey!

    The "all dressed" chips are basically kind of weird. And too sweet. But, as Shaggywillis suggests, mebbe whilst drunk.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #35 - October 13th, 2009, 5:16 pm
    Post #35 - October 13th, 2009, 5:16 pm Post #35 - October 13th, 2009, 5:16 pm
    Light, airy, crunchy, in a Styrofoam sort of way common to packaged shrimp chips and commercial pork rinds. Surprisingly neutral flavor, hint of shrimp with an end note of cream. Fun to try, though I don't see myself buying another package even for .99 cents.

    Sour Cream and Onion Shrimp Snacks Fresh Farms, Niles

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  • Post #36 - October 13th, 2009, 5:22 pm
    Post #36 - October 13th, 2009, 5:22 pm Post #36 - October 13th, 2009, 5:22 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Fun to try, though I don't see myself buying another package even for .99 cents.

    There's a reason they call them cheap thrills! :D

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #37 - October 13th, 2009, 6:37 pm
    Post #37 - October 13th, 2009, 6:37 pm Post #37 - October 13th, 2009, 6:37 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Light, airy, crunchy, in a Styrofoam sort of way common to packaged shrimp chips and commercial pork rinds. Surprisingly neutral flavor, hint of shrimp with an end note of cream. Fun to try, though I don't see myself buying another package even for .99 cents.

    Sour Cream and Onion Shrimp Snacks Fresh Farms, Niles

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    The classic/original flavor rather than sour cream and onion, but shrimp chips were my junk food of choice circa age 5. I ate them the way I think a lot of kids these days eat Cheetos...or Cheerios. I ate both the more traditionally chip-shaped shrimp snacks like the ones from Fresh Farms, but more often I had the Calbee french fry-shaped Shrimp Flavored Chips. I can't say that even nostalgia would get me to buy a bag of either version today. :|

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  • Post #38 - October 23rd, 2009, 6:14 pm
    Post #38 - October 23rd, 2009, 6:14 pm Post #38 - October 23rd, 2009, 6:14 pm
    Snyders of Hanover, which owns Jay's, is buying Utz.

    I am praying this means we'll get crab chips in Chicago.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #39 - November 4th, 2009, 7:18 pm
    Post #39 - November 4th, 2009, 7:18 pm Post #39 - November 4th, 2009, 7:18 pm
    Utz backs away from Snyder's merger

    Snyder's of Hanover Inc. and Utz Quality Foods Inc. said today the companies are not moving forward with a merger.

    "We didn't see the wisdom of continuing a protracted exercise that we didn't think was wise," Utz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Rice told the Business Journal.

    It was Utz's decision to back away from the deal, Rice said. The major issues were that the Federal Trade Commission had made a second request for information, which the company felt was going to take too much time and money to complete, he said.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #40 - January 15th, 2012, 1:12 pm
    Post #40 - January 15th, 2012, 1:12 pm Post #40 - January 15th, 2012, 1:12 pm
    I know there's a bother thread about this, but I can't find it. I found lots of interesting potato chip flavors during my recent trip to Thailand.

    My favorite were the sweet basil

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    The Peking duck were surprising good--they DID actually taste like Peking duck in a way with the hoisin sauce and star anise flavors especially prominent.

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    The spicy squid were fine but didn't really taste like squid.

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    We saw lots of nori flavored chips

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    I never made it around to trying any of the crab varieties (spicy crab, crab curry).

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  • Post #41 - January 15th, 2012, 1:32 pm
    Post #41 - January 15th, 2012, 1:32 pm Post #41 - January 15th, 2012, 1:32 pm
    I'll take some spicy crab! I love chips-I wish we could get those favors here.
  • Post #42 - January 15th, 2012, 4:31 pm
    Post #42 - January 15th, 2012, 4:31 pm Post #42 - January 15th, 2012, 4:31 pm
    jvalentino wrote:I'll take some spicy crab! I love chips-I wish we could get those favors here.

    Route 11 Potato Chips in Mt. Jackson, VA makes some very tasty Chesapeake Crab-flavored chips (their other flavors are very good, too). A favorite work associate who's based near there sends us a huge bag every year around holiday time. And yes, you can order them over the internet by following the link above. :wink:

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #43 - January 15th, 2012, 4:35 pm
    Post #43 - January 15th, 2012, 4:35 pm Post #43 - January 15th, 2012, 4:35 pm
    Similar to the Route 11 ones are Utz Crab Chips. n.b. in both cases they're just old bay flavored chips. Delicious, though.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #44 - January 15th, 2012, 5:40 pm
    Post #44 - January 15th, 2012, 5:40 pm Post #44 - January 15th, 2012, 5:40 pm
    On the way. I've seen both brands in stores but never the crab flavor. Thanks for the heads up guys!
  • Post #45 - January 15th, 2012, 7:39 pm
    Post #45 - January 15th, 2012, 7:39 pm Post #45 - January 15th, 2012, 7:39 pm
    If you are looking for HERR'S potato chips, they generally can be found at BIG LOTS.

    Personally, my favorite potato chips are Mikesell's Potato Chips out of Dayton, OH which are cooked in peanut oil. About the only place that they can be found locally, on occasion, is at the Hilander (formerly Kroger's, now Schnuck's) stores in the Rockford area.
  • Post #46 - June 20th, 2015, 12:26 pm
    Post #46 - June 20th, 2015, 12:26 pm Post #46 - June 20th, 2015, 12:26 pm
    A friend emailed me this morning from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She writes: "I do not recommend Grilled Meat flavored Lays potato chips." Too funny. :lol:

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #47 - June 21st, 2015, 12:43 pm
    Post #47 - June 21st, 2015, 12:43 pm Post #47 - June 21st, 2015, 12:43 pm
    In their list of "Worst Chips Ever", these snack fiends rate "Beanitos Bean & Flax Chips" as the pinnacle of awfulness,
    Beanitos-PintoFlax.jpg
    though for me, just the thought of "Mackie's Haggis & Cracked Black Pepper Flavor Potato Crisps" sounds positively revolting.
    Mackies-Haggis.jpg
    Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. ~Ambrose Bierce
  • Post #48 - June 21st, 2015, 3:17 pm
    Post #48 - June 21st, 2015, 3:17 pm Post #48 - June 21st, 2015, 3:17 pm
    Haggis is basically just an organ meats casserole. It certainly isn't a "terrible food to eat" as the linked review claims. Except for those who hate organ meats of course, but I read in a magazine once that organ meats were becoming popular among "foodies".*


    *Part of this sentence contains sarcasm.
    fine words butter no parsnips
  • Post #49 - June 23rd, 2015, 8:07 am
    Post #49 - June 23rd, 2015, 8:07 am Post #49 - June 23rd, 2015, 8:07 am
    Tom wrote:In their list of "Worst Chips Ever", these snack fiends rate "Beanitos Bean & Flax Chips" as the pinnacle of awfulness,
    Beanitos-PintoFlax.jpg
    though for me, just the thought of "Mackie's Haggis & Cracked Black Pepper Flavor Potato Crisps" sounds positively revolting.
    Mackies-Haggis.jpg


    Mackies chips are pretty spectacular. It's a haggis spice flavor so it's more of a smoky/peppery flavor. Their salt and vinegar is the best I've ever had. If it wasn't for the expense I'd order them all the time.
  • Post #50 - June 23rd, 2015, 10:53 am
    Post #50 - June 23rd, 2015, 10:53 am Post #50 - June 23rd, 2015, 10:53 am
    Never ate a haggis I didn't like. Of course that was always in Scotland. For brekkers. With a fried egg or two. And some taters. What's not to like??

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #51 - June 25th, 2015, 4:17 am
    Post #51 - June 25th, 2015, 4:17 am Post #51 - June 25th, 2015, 4:17 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:A friend emailed me this morning from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She writes: "I do not recommend Grilled Meat flavored Lays potato chips." Too funny. :lol:

    =R=


    That is really funny because your friend may may be right about grilled meat flavored chips specifically, but there are plenty of great meat flavored chips out there in my opinion.

    https://chipreview.wordpress.com/category/flavor/beef-steak/
    https://chipreview.wordpress.com/category/flavor/bacon/

    Dustin
    duthow
    Chip Review
    We really know our Chip!
  • Post #52 - June 25th, 2015, 10:02 am
    Post #52 - June 25th, 2015, 10:02 am Post #52 - June 25th, 2015, 10:02 am
    duthow wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:A friend emailed me this morning from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She writes: "I do not recommend Grilled Meat flavored Lays potato chips." Too funny. :lol:

    =R=


    That is really funny because your friend may may be right about grilled meat flavored chips specifically, but there are plenty of great meat flavored chips out there in my opinion.

    https://chipreview.wordpress.com/category/flavor/beef-steak/
    https://chipreview.wordpress.com/category/flavor/bacon/

    Dustin

    I take it that's your site?

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #53 - June 25th, 2015, 3:39 pm
    Post #53 - June 25th, 2015, 3:39 pm Post #53 - June 25th, 2015, 3:39 pm
    Has anyone tried the beer flavored chips Aldi is selling right now? (Clancy brand, iirc, spotted them in the store yesterday).
  • Post #54 - June 25th, 2015, 7:33 pm
    Post #54 - June 25th, 2015, 7:33 pm Post #54 - June 25th, 2015, 7:33 pm
    Beer-flavored chips?!? :shock: What's next, alcohol made from potatoes?
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #55 - June 25th, 2015, 7:52 pm
    Post #55 - June 25th, 2015, 7:52 pm Post #55 - June 25th, 2015, 7:52 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    duthow wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:A friend emailed me this morning from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She writes: "I do not recommend Grilled Meat flavored Lays potato chips." Too funny. :lol:

    =R=


    That is really funny because your friend may be right about grilled meat flavored chips specifically, but there are plenty of great meat flavored chips out there in my opinion.

    https://chipreview.wordpress.com/category/flavor/beef-steak/
    https://chipreview.wordpress.com/category/flavor/bacon/

    Dustin

    I take it that's your site?

    =R=


    Yep, guilty. Chip enthusiast for many years!

    Dustin
    duthow
    Chip Review
    We really know our Chip!
  • Post #56 - June 26th, 2015, 10:48 am
    Post #56 - June 26th, 2015, 10:48 am Post #56 - June 26th, 2015, 10:48 am
    duthow wrote:Yep, guilty. Chip enthusiast for many years!

    Dustin

    Cool!

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #57 - June 29th, 2015, 3:59 pm
    Post #57 - June 29th, 2015, 3:59 pm Post #57 - June 29th, 2015, 3:59 pm
    jlawrence01 wrote:If you are looking for HERR'S potato chips, they generally can be found at BIG LOTS.


    There is also a BP on Lincoln and Devon ish that sells Herr's. They also do a decent falafel.
  • Post #58 - June 29th, 2015, 4:53 pm
    Post #58 - June 29th, 2015, 4:53 pm Post #58 - June 29th, 2015, 4:53 pm
    Hi,

    I have a favorite regional chip from Detroit called Ray's. I like the packaging with the homey story. I have yet to read them all.

    A chip from Rockford is Ole Salty's, which I only find at Woodman's. On Chowhound, there was a guy who traveled quite a bit who pronounced them the best chips in the country. While they may be made regionally, I almost never see them in local stores.

    The snack aisle in small markets is where there is still regional chip producers. When I am on the road, then it is a magnet when I want really locally produced food.

    Louisa Chu years ago brought some roast chicken flavored chips from Japan. Those were heavenly to eat.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #59 - June 29th, 2015, 5:17 pm
    Post #59 - June 29th, 2015, 5:17 pm Post #59 - June 29th, 2015, 5:17 pm
    ShakesMcGruff wrote:
    jlawrence01 wrote:If you are looking for HERR'S potato chips, they generally can be found at BIG LOTS.


    There is also a BP on Lincoln and Devon ish that sells Herr's. They also do a decent falafel.

    I bought some Herr's chips recently at an auto plaza near Kankakee and they had a weird, off aftertaste. I doubt I'll be buying them again.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #60 - June 29th, 2015, 8:08 pm
    Post #60 - June 29th, 2015, 8:08 pm Post #60 - June 29th, 2015, 8:08 pm
    I have been going to Ole Salty's for > 20 years. They were owned by a low key couple early on and then their Daughter and Son-in-Law took over. Today it is owned by a more aggressive guy, but they would have to expand to hit all of the markets. He is more aggressive in that he has opened an outlet store, came to an agreement with Woodman's, and has added flavors (good flavors). I stop each time I am in the Rockford area. Load up. Some of the best.

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