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Jul 8, 2013 04:47 AM

What style of Potato Chips do you Like?

Do you like Classic Thin, Ridged or Kettle Style. Flavored or just salted? Do you put them inside your sandwich?

Lately, I'm liking the Kettle Style. How about you?

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  1. Mrs. Utz is my "hall pass", I love them kettles. Especially, the dark russet ones. There's a limited time we get here on Earth. Not sittin' back, at least once, watchin' Stripes with a bag of chips. Just wrong.

    In the same way, if you've never put chips on your sandwich, damn. Just even more wrong.

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    1. re: MGZ

      Yep, dark russet kettle chips seasoned with just salt are my favorite. Cape Cod is my kettle chip of choice.

      1. re: RealMenJulienne

        I'm afraid to buy the Cape Cod kettle chips because I will eat the whole bag at a single sitting.

        1. re: Veggo

          Oh god. I will eat the salt & vinegar flavor until the skin on my tongue is hanging in shreds and keep reaching for more. I love Cape Cod chips.

          1. re: biondanonima

            Ok thanks for the very vivid imagery there!!!

            1. re: jrvedivici

              Heh heh. No kidding. I think biondanonima attended the Nightmare on Elm Street School of Food Criticism.

          2. re: Veggo

            Isn't that the whole point?

            1. re: treb

              If one multiplies the calories per 1 oz. "serving size" times the weight of the bag, it pencils out that you don't need to eat again for about a week.

            2. re: Veggo

              I'm afraid to buy the Cape Cod kettle chips because I will eat the whole bag at a single sitting.

              Isn't that what the bag is for?

              To tell you what a single serving is?

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Thought the bag was a single serving!! Especially Kettle Chips, yum!! BTW - If you're eating chips, you're not looking to cut or count calories. And no diet sodas to swish them down!

                1. re: treb

                  "Bet you can't eat just one." I always equated that to the bag, not the chip.

                  1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                    Someday they will make a bag of potato chip with just one huge chip. Which will then resolve any confusion ...

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      I buy single chicharrones the size of the hats ladies wear at the Kentucky Derby. Equally addictive as potato chips. And ladies wearing hats.

                      1. re: Veggo

                        Pork rinds with hot sauce and ice cold Budweiser

                        1. re: flavrmeistr

                          I wasn't thinking pork rinds when I read "chips" but I'll take them any day over chips.

                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                            My favorites are the chicharrones sold by the street vendors in Hialeah, FL. Homemade cracklings for a dollar a bag you can buy at a red light. A cold six-pack on ice and a bottle of Crystal in the glovebox. Is America a great country, or what?

                        2. re: Veggo

                          Is there a particular brand that you buy? Love them!

                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                            Brand? Heavens no. I buy them at my latin markets, fresh off the pig. Far better than anything in a bag for a fraction of the price.

                            1. re: Veggo

                              That's what I suspected. There are a few latin markets around so I'll have to hunt.

                              1. re: Veggo

                                Same here. I can get one chicharrone for a dollar. Sounds expensive? Not when the chicharrone is as big as my forearm. I get one and my besty and I stand in front of the Latin market and share it like rutting pigs.

                                1. re: suzigirl

                                  "I get one and my besty and I stand in front of the Latin market and share it like rutting pigs."

                                  I don't know if that's tautologous or incestuous.

                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                    I am going to go with a bit of both, but i am okay with that. Pass the Tapatio. ;-)

                              2. re: fldhkybnva

                                Turkey Creek hot pork rinds are the kind.

                              3. re: Veggo

                                +1 for chicharrones, even U.S.-style pork rinds.
                                The most perfect beer snack ever, doused with your favorite hot sauce.

                              4. re: ipsedixit

                                large chips, reminds me of Kitch N Cooked Original Maui Chips; thick, huge, very oily, sea salt, great flavor, and awesome with an ice cold beer!

                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  that's gonna be some kinda big peeler!

                      2. re: MGZ

                        I just tried the Target store brand Archer Farms kettle chips and they may have knocked Cape Cod out of my top spot. They come with a resealable bag which strikes me as severely overestimating the self control of their customers.

                        With any type of kettle chip, try microwaving them for 30-40 seconds before eating. They start to sizzle and taste almost like fresh-fried.

                        1. re: RealMenJulienne

                          "With any type of kettle chip, try microwaving them for 30-40 seconds before eating. They start to sizzle and taste almost like fresh-fried."

                          A lightbulb idea. I gotta try it soon.

                              1. re: ipsedixit


                                Oh come only suggest 10-15 seconds in the micro wave. RMJ is taking it to a whole new level at 30-40 seconds, that's like Capt. Kirk "Going where no man has gone before" stuff right there.

                                (j/k ipse)

                                MGZ do we have any kind of copyright infringement here? It does seem like RMJ is trying to capitalize on ipse post of almost 12 hours earlier. (I get a 1/3 of your 1/3)

                                1. re: jrvedivici

                                  Im only callin' pitches from the Dugout these days. Besides, ipse's an Alpha and has read Code and Caselaw before.

                                  1. re: MGZ

                                    I may still be in the batter's box these days but I swing and miss more often than I do make contact. Heck, sometimes I take a called 3rd strike.

                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                      Spin it how you like, ipse, but somethin' tells me with a runner on second and one out, you're not gonna see anything to hit.

                                      1. re: MGZ

                                        Ipse is dexterous with chopsticks, so I think I could fool him with my forkball.

                        2. Wise Onion & Garlic are my favorite, and occasionally their two BBQ styles.

                          Wise Regular, Low Salt, with Lipton's Onion Dip Mix.

                          I have never yet another potato chip brand besides Wise that I like.

                          As a kid at school lunch put chips in burgers to make Crunchburgers. With tons of Heinz Ketchup. Only way to make those overdone gray disks palatable.

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                          1. re: JMF

                            I was just about to fess up to having Lipton's Onion Dip over the weekend. We were at a boat slip party and I'd forgotten how good the dip is with regular old Ruffles.

                            Later in the day I had a pastrami sandwich stuffed with Cheetos puffs. White trash, indeed, but so good.

                            1. re: KrumTx

                              My first thought - Ruffles with dip made with sour cream and a packet of Liption Beefy Onion soup mix.

                              1. re: KrumTx

                                French Onion Dip is my kryptonite. Sometimes one tub isn't enough.

                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                  I almost put onion dip on my Roast Beef sandwich the other day. Chickened out in the end.

                                  1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                    Bacon horseradish dip on a roast beef sandwich is also a winner. Just make sure you put plenty on.

                                    1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                      Oh no, why? That seems like a brilliant idea!

                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                        It makes for a great sunscreen at the beach.

                                2. Here in the last couple of years, I've rediscovered something from my childhood. "pik-nik" shoestring potato sticks in the can, remember? I just love 'em to death, about twice a week I'll have a bologna or salami sandwich with those and I'm a happy man.


                                  And as far as potato chips go, I don't think you can beat "Tims Cascade" brand from Washington State, especially the jalepeno flavor.

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                                  1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                    [S]hoestring potato sticks in the can, remember? "

                                    Man, I not only remember, the thought of 'em makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

                                    1. re: MGZ

                                      Yes I remember and enjoyed them frequently, I think they were a dime a can.

                                      1. re: MGZ

                                        I'd forgotten about those! Definitely reminds me of childhood. Bugles, too.

                                        1. re: KrumTx

                                          Sometimes, after a night of chasin' skirts, I'd go to 7-11. I'd buy a bag of Bugles. I'd open it and fill it with the cheese sauce from the machine. Maybe a shot of the chili, too. Nasty, I know, but try it before you deny it.

                                          It's better if you keep the bag closed on the way home and pour 'em onto a paper plate when you get there.

                                          It may be the most trailer park way ever of entertainin' a girl, but, none ever bitched.

                                          1. re: MGZ

                                            "none ever bitched."

                                            Hell, I wouldn't have.

                                            1. re: MGZ

                                              Living in a floating trailer park, thanks for the tip.

                                        2. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                          Absolutely on the shoestrings. There were a staple of my 70s childhood. My mom loved them, therefore they were frequently in the kitchen.

                                          1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                            tim's are amazing, though my favorite is the plain ol' classic. :-)

                                            1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                              Love those Pik-Niks, but stayed away for a long time,as they had stuck with transfats (not that any of this stuff is health food, but one has to draw the line somewhere!). They finally got with the program and removed the trans-fats, but they still seem as good as ever. I haven't tried their onions yet, but will soon.

                                              1. re: Steve Green

                                                Pik-Niks take me right back to elementary school field trips. Pik-Niks, peanut butter and honey sandwiches on ww, carrot sticks, frozen orange juice with banana chunks and milk. I loved field trip day.

                                            2. Kettle style. If I'm snacking on junk food, I might as well go whole hog and snag some flavored chips with unnaturally satisfying salt and vinegar or dill pickle.

                                              Plain ridged chips have always seemed too greasy to me, but they are well-suited for dipping, if not snacking.

                                              1. Oh so many kinds! However, I do not like the original plain Utz in the red and white bag.