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What's your favorite kind of potato chips?

racer x Dec 20, 2010 09:39 PM

Ok, I don't really care what your favorite kind of potato chips is.
I just wanted an excuse to post photos of these weird flavors!

But please feel free to share other examples of chips exotica, loved or despised!

On the left, grilled shrimp Pringles.
On the right, seaweed Pringles.

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    racer x RE: racer x Dec 20, 2010 09:40 PM

    These eel-seaweed chips were good, but didn't have as much eel flavor as I would have liked.

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      racer x RE: racer x Dec 20, 2010 09:42 PM

      Now this has got to be one of the weirdest I've seen:

      blueberry-hazelnut Pringles

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        tastesgoodwhatisit RE: racer x Dec 20, 2010 10:40 PM

        I've been in Asia long enough that seaweed and shrimp seem like totally normal chip flavours now.

        My favourite, by far, is salt and vinegar, which unfortunately can only be purchased at the expensive imported food shop. I'm fond of the lime ones I could get in SoCal, too.

        I'm not a huge fan of most of the trendy flavours you see. I find they come in about three different tastes - spicy/cheesy/tomatoey, meaty and seafoody, so the grilled ribs, fajita platter, roasted chicken, and American hamburger all taste meaty, while the taco explosion, mala pork, nacho cheesier and spicy Mexican are all about the same, too.

        I did really like the sour cream and sesame Doritos that were out a few years ago, but they don't seem to sell them any more.

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          racer x RE: tastesgoodwhatisit Dec 21, 2010 02:54 PM

          American hamburger-flavored potato chips?
          I'd be shocked, except that when I was in last in France, I noticed a lot of steak-flavored potato chips in the supermarkets.

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            mariacarmen RE: racer x Dec 22, 2010 06:21 AM

            i've had steak chips, in Pennsylvania, years ago.... it was like eating cold steak - had a layer of beefy fat on my tongue afterwards! they were good. and i think they were Lays or Wise.

      2. masha bousha RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 03:44 AM

        My new favorite (hard to find in certain parts of New England, USA) is: Humpty Dumpty "All Dressed" Chips. In the US we don't have too many odd flavors. We've got salt and vinegar, BBQ, cheese....but these All Dressed ones are either out of Canada or Maine and they're sort of every possible flavor on one chip.

        1. DoobieWah RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 06:26 AM

          Lay's Kettle Cooked Jalapeno

          Great with my sammiches.

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            Beach Chick RE: DoobieWah Dec 21, 2010 06:44 AM

            Lay's Kettle Jalapeno chips kick some serious ass and I love them inside my sandwiches too!

          2. boyzoma RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 06:26 AM

            For me, it's Tim's Wasabi Chips. Tasty!

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              jhopp217 RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 06:37 AM

              Why do I think if I saw the grilled shrimp pringles, I'd eat the whole container in about five seconds. Sounds yummy!

              1. bermudagourmetgoddess RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 08:29 AM

                Walkers Crisps:
                English Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding
                Cheese and Onion
                Sea Salt

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                  dimsumgirl RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 08:32 AM

                  Dirty Chips Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt and Dirty Chips Vinegar and Sea Salt!

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                    fryerlover RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 08:55 AM

                    Ketchup all the way. Second (hubby's fav. at this time) is Dorrito's sweet chili heat.

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                      sgogo RE: fryerlover Jan 10, 2011 02:09 PM

                      Oh yea. Old Dutch Ketchup in the box with two bags, please! Dill Pickle takes second for me.

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                      laststandchili RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 09:00 AM


                      Route 11 Mama Zumas Revenge. I like spicy, and these suckers are spicy in addition to being a very good potato chip.

                      These, and Gibbles from PA. Because Lard is Love.

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                        sedimental RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 09:19 AM

                        Tims Cascade JalapeƱo chips with cottage cheese dip!

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                          mariacarmen RE: sedimental Dec 22, 2010 06:19 AM

                          love those chips too, all on their own.
                          Laura Scudders BBQ
                          Lay's BBQ
                          Maui Onion

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                          jbsiegel RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 10:23 AM

                          Utz Salt & Vinegar - yum!

                          1. Uncle Bob RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 10:32 AM

                            Zapp's Crawtaters ~~ Regular flavor is good too!

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                              agoodbite RE: Uncle Bob Dec 21, 2010 02:25 PM

                              Zapp's Jalapeno chips are also deeply delicious.

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                                Uncle Bob RE: agoodbite Dec 21, 2010 03:19 PM

                                You got that right!

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                                mrsfury RE: Uncle Bob Dec 21, 2010 04:13 PM

                                I love the Zapp's Creole Tomato chips.

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                                  Uncle Bob RE: mrsfury Dec 22, 2010 03:58 AM

                                  Mmmmmmmmm me too MrsFury!!!

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                                    Bob W RE: mrsfury Dec 22, 2010 09:51 AM

                                    Roger that!

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                                  vafarmwife RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 02:29 PM

                                  Utz Carolina Barbecue and Cape Cod Dark Russet Kettle Cooked

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                                    Johnny West RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 03:09 PM

                                    Back in the 60's we could get ketchup flavored potatoe chips
                                    but now I have to go to Canada to get them.

                                    My favorite in the lower 56 is Sea Salt and vinegar.

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                                      bluedog67 RE: Johnny West Dec 21, 2010 03:43 PM

                                      Mandatory purchase everytime i pass through Heathrow - walker's roasted chicken crisps, and salt n vingegar

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                                      wontonfm RE: racer x Dec 21, 2010 04:42 PM

                                      Miss Vicki's regular chips.

                                      Also fond of these chips I used to buy in NYC that were fried in lard. The name escapes me.


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                                        stilldontknow RE: wontonfm Dec 22, 2010 03:29 AM

                                        Walkers Prawn Cocktail and Walkers Worcester Sauce. Addictive.

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                                          chefathome RE: stilldontknow Jan 10, 2011 02:25 PM

                                          +1 and also Walker's Roast Chicken and Thyme.

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                                            mariacarmen RE: chefathome Jan 10, 2011 09:56 PM

                                            yum! why don't we get good chips in CA?

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                                              chefathome RE: mariacarmen Jan 11, 2011 08:06 AM

                                              Exactly; or Canada where I live. Am getting hungry...

                                      2. woodleyparkhound RE: racer x Dec 22, 2010 04:51 AM

                                        Kettle -- Sea Salt and Vinegar.

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                                          hynespb RE: racer x Dec 22, 2010 08:06 AM

                                          Lays Kettle Cooked original
                                          Cape Cod Original Potato Chips

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                                            racer x RE: racer x Dec 27, 2010 05:46 AM

                                            These "smoky bbq" Pringles did not taste smoky or like bbq.
                                            Not recommended.

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                                              racer x RE: racer x Dec 27, 2010 05:49 AM

                                              I haven't seen these bbq-flavored Doritos in the US. I do remember some bbq-cheddar Doritos a few years back (that were delicious) that didn't last long in any of the stores I have frequented.

                                              Not too bad.

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                                                quof RE: racer x Jan 10, 2011 11:29 AM

                                                I discovered feta and avacado Pringles in Rome. Sadly, I have never found them anywhere else.

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                                                  racer x RE: quof Jan 10, 2011 02:18 PM

                                                  Mmm. That sounds like it might be pretty tasty.
                                                  I suppose you could cheat and just have regular chips along with some homemade feta/avocado dip.

                                                2. invinotheresverde RE: racer x Jan 11, 2011 08:33 AM

                                                  Utz "Crab" chips. Pretty sure they just have Old Bay sprinkled on 'em. I ate an entire bag in Ocean City once, thanks to a filthy hangover. They've made their way to New England recently, so I can get my fix much easier now.

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                                                    racer x RE: racer x Jan 18, 2011 09:46 AM

                                                    I just discovered a new best friend this weekend.

                                                    Pringles cheddar

                                                    Enough salt to kill a herd of horses.
                                                    And loaded with msg (at least it tastes like it -- didn't look at the label).

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                                                      flavrmeistr RE: racer x Jan 18, 2011 09:54 AM

                                                      Utz Old Bay Crab chips. It's a Baltimore thing.

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                                                        invinotheresverde RE: flavrmeistr Jan 18, 2011 10:57 AM

                                                        Oh, those bad boys have made their way up to New England.

                                                      2. Rubee RE: racer x Jan 18, 2011 09:58 AM

                                                        Since we moved from MA to Arizona, I missed my Cape Cod Potato Chips. That is, until a Twitter friend introduced me to Poore Brothers kettle chips. I am addicted to the Three Cheese Jalapeno with parmesan, cheddar and romano, and the Mole. I'll have to try the new Habanero next.

                                                        Mole potato chips

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                                                          Rheta RE: racer x Jan 18, 2011 11:55 AM

                                                          Better Made Rainbow potato chips. Totally addicting!

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                                                            ddixson73 RE: racer x Jan 18, 2011 12:24 PM

                                                            Gotta be Jamon, Jamon chips I had in Spain.


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