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Do you ever "warm up" your bagged potato chips?

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As in popping a bag of Utz Kettle Chips in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds?

Or, dumping them out on a baking dish and warming them up in the oven or toaster oven?

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  1. never even thought of it, but thanks for the idea!!!

    1. No. But I warm up my glass of tequila with some fresh seasonal fruit diced up in it.

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      1. re: EWSflash

        Actually, I like tequila mixed 50/50 with hot (almost boiling) water, the same way that Japanese people drink shochu "oyu-wari" style.

        1. re: Tripeler

          On a gut level, warming or watering down tequila seems sacrilegious. Like stayin' in a fine hotel and never gettin' room service.

          On the other hand, now I gotta try it.

      2. This is a new one. I can't say I've ever tried, but not that I wouldn't

        1. Considering how great many house-made potato chips taste hot, I'm amazed that I've never thought of it. The question, I guess, is how the heating would affect the texture and whether it would sweat out some of the fat from the chips. My gut feeling is that the toaster oven might work better than the microwave.

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          1. re: Dave Feldman

            I think 10 seconds in the microwave (esp at med power) won't change the texture or constitution.

          2. Brilliant! Just remember not to do it in a tinfoil bag.

            1. I think I read somewhere the current trend was 30-40 seconds. :-)

              1. Funny you write this... My kids went on the Herr's factory tour and had some warm chips (just cooked). They keep meaning to try warming them up (microwave) at home, but always forget before they have finished the bag.

                I now have to make them try it!!