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Trader Joe's Popped Potato Chips

Jim Leff Mar 24, 2008 05:33 PM

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.

  1. roma_girl Mar 24, 2008 06:13 PM

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

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    1. re: roma_girl
      Jim Leff Mar 24, 2008 06:24 PM


      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
        Jim Leff Mar 24, 2008 06:25 PM

        Ooh, I think I've smoked out their source:

        1. re: Jim Leff
          Jim Leff Mar 24, 2008 06:29 PM

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

          also lots of info on the process at that link.

          also good info in this pdf: http://www.popchips.com/_download/06....

          1. re: Jim Leff
            Jim Leff Mar 24, 2008 06:37 PM


            1. re: Jim Leff
              roma_girl Mar 25, 2008 06:49 AM

              Damn Trader Joes and their measly two flavors.

              1. re: roma_girl
                Jim Leff Mar 25, 2008 08:23 AM

                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. monkuboy Mar 24, 2008 09:19 PM

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

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