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Mar 24, 2008 05:33 PM

Trader Joe's Popped Potato Chips

New technology. Monstrously processed. Descended from those horrible baked things. But amazing, at least in the gestalt. It represents the first new snack food technology in years that has me truly stoked. God I love these.

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  1. Me too. They have a vague taste of really crispy french fries, which somehow regular chips don't have, at least for me.

    6 Replies
    1. re: roma_girl


      They're, like, SO godawfully and soullessly processed (soul potato-ish ingredients are potato flour and potato starch, for starters) that they sort of wind up going the other way. The Tao of chow......

        1. re: Jim Leff

          Nope, hold on. There's more. Incipient trend?

          also lots of info on the process at that link.

          also good info in this pdf:

            1. re: Jim Leff

              Damn Trader Joes and their measly two flavors.

              1. re: roma_girl

                That's enough. I snarfed an entire bag last night, more salt than I've had in ages. Will probably just stare at a Battlestar Galactica freezeframe for much of the afternoon....

    2. Could someone please let me know the size and the price? Thanks!