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foodman11 Mar 29, 2011 08:03 AM

Before lay's changed their ketchup chips taste, they had some really tasty ketchup chips, now they're bland, right now what is the best ketchup chips available in Toronto/scarborough?

the 80's had some amazing tasting ketchup chips.

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  1. ParsleySage Mar 29, 2011 09:44 AM

    Growing up in the 80's Hostess used to be my fave ketchup flavor chips. Now if I am in the mood I go for Herr's brand--you can usually find them at Loblaws or No Frills.

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      MiniMom Mar 29, 2011 11:23 AM

      Old Dutch Ketchup.. hard to find sometimes but so worth the effort. Corner stores usually carry them sometimes the grocery stores do too.

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        atomeyes Mar 30, 2011 04:14 PM

        the best thing in life?
        getting that Old Dutch ketchup chip that's DARK RED.

        mmmmm

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      Connoisseur Mar 29, 2011 09:48 AM

      The 80's had some amazing tasting chips period. Those were Hostess before Hostess were bought by Lays. If you remember Lays chips were gawd awful!!! until they purchased Hostess and basically swapped the labeling on the hostess bags to the Lays brand. Not sure if they have since changed the recipe however I enjoy the different PC choices for flavoured chips

      1. Bobby Wham Mar 29, 2011 10:37 AM

        GOTTA BE HERR'S!! Heinz ketchup flavour at No Frills, they are COATED

        1. sweetie Mar 29, 2011 10:46 AM

          Herr's for me too

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            buster67 Mar 29, 2011 11:51 AM

            Not sure if Krispers can be counted as chips but the ketchup flavour was my fave. Nearly ate a whole bag by myself in one go! Love them.

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              Chocolatemama Mar 29, 2011 12:52 PM

              Another one for Herr`s!

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                fatguy16 Mar 29, 2011 04:30 PM

                I actually really like the new lays kettle cooked chips(ketchup of course)

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                  Mr_Elusive Mar 30, 2011 09:38 AM

                  Not a huge fan of ketchup chips but I recently had Herrs at a friend's house and they were excellent. It's the only brand of ketchup chips I really enjoyed.... so far.

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                    ta0126 Mar 30, 2011 10:52 AM

                    +1

                    herr's ketchup is pretty intense, and if i recall they are rippled so another plus (for my tastes). herr's ranch is definitely one of my favourites - much more tangy than other ranch snacks, almost a hint of heat. herr's cheddar is weak and their bbq rib is average.

                    misc from the 80s: o'grady's au gratin. mmm...

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                      jmarcroyal Mar 30, 2011 11:40 AM

                      Best I ever had was at La Ronde in Montreal where they make fresh potato chips, season them with one of the common flavors(bbq, S&V, Ketchup etc...), and they were still warm and soo addictive. I wish a takeout place in this city would make that their signature side, I mean, for a few bucks you could sell a brown bag of chips seasoned to your liking, and that would go great with a burger!

                      Anyway, i think Lays has these new Kettle Cooked chips that are great, I love the BBQ, a nice sweet flavor, but I think they have ketchup too. That might be worth a try...

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                        jamesm Mar 30, 2011 11:44 AM

                        Herrs are good and I have a soft spot for Uncle Rays ketchup. Totally different flavour than other ketchup chips I've tried. Plus they're super-cheap.

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                          jmarcroyal Mar 30, 2011 11:54 AM

                          where might one find Herrs chips?

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                            foodman11 Mar 30, 2011 11:59 AM

                            all no frills and sometimes loblaws superstore

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                              sweetie Mar 30, 2011 01:40 PM

                              I have bought them at Walmart before, and Price Choppers.

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                        c_snapper Mar 30, 2011 06:57 PM

                        definitely the dark red old dutch...*drool*

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