Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Crisps aka potato chips

Gawd I love potato chips.

More than anything I love trying new flavours of potato chips. Especially the hot ones. My one and only complaint is WHY are they so damn hard to find?

Last spring I was in London, England and decided to take a stroll through the neighborhood grocery store and see what kind of new and neat food I could purchase and bring back home to Ottawa.

Well when I hit that chip aisle my jaw hit the ground. I was mezmorized. They had a whole shelf dedicated to different flavours of crisps. Knowing that there was no way I could jam even one bag of these mouthing watering salty snacks into my suitcase I was left only to stare. And stare. After about 5 or 30 minutes I pried myself away from the display and nearly slipped and fell on the pool of drool that had accumulated at my feet. If I ever make it back to London I know what will be my first stop... after the pub of course.

Now Kettle Chips can be easily found in my neighborhood grocery store BUT where oh where are these flavours?

    Sea Salt with Crushed Black Peppercorns
    Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar
    Salsa with Mesquite
    Crème Fraîche, Lemon and Coriander
    Mango Chilli
    Double Gloucester and Red Onion
    Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil
    Korma (Coconut,Ginger and Coriander)
    Mild Cheese with Sweet Onion
    Tomato with Basil and Green Peppercorns

And what about Lay's potato chips? Everybody knows Lays', "Bet you can't eat just one." Why is it assumed that Canadian's taste buds are bland and ill-equiped for the festival of flavours that they offer down south in the US? Check this list out:

    Cheddar & Sour Cream Artificially Flavored Potato Chips
    Limon Flavored Potato Chips
    Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips
    FLAMIN' HOT® Flavored Potato Chips
    Hot'n Spicy KC Masterpiece BBQ Flavored Potato Chips
    KC MASTERPIECE® BBQ Flavored Potato Chips
    Kettle Cooked Jalapeno Potato Chips
    Kettle Cooked Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips
    Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
    Light KC Masterpiece® Barbeque Flavored Potato Chips
    Limon Tangy Lime Flavored Potato Chips
    Natural Classic Sea Salted Potato Chips
    Natural Country BBQ Thick Cut Potato Chips
    Sensations Kettle Cooked Lime & Cracked Black Pepper Potato Chips
    Sensations Kettle Cooked Sweet Chili & Sour Cream Potato Chips
    LAY'S STAX® Cheddar Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® Hidden Valley Ranch Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® Hot'n Spicy Barbecue Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® Jalapeno Cheddar Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® KC Masterpiece BBQ Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® Pizza Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S STAX® Spicy Buffalo Wings Flavored Potato Crisps
    LAY'S Wavy Au Gratin Flavored Potato Chips
    LAY'S Wavy Hickory BBQ Flavored Potato Chips
    LAY'S Wavy Hidden Valley Ranch® Flavored Potato Chips

Not to mention all the different brands that we CAN'T get here in Canada.


    BBQ Rib
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    Cheddar Cheese
    Cheese & Onion
    Heinz Tomato Ketchup
    Lamb & Mint
    Marmite Yeast Extract
    Pickled Onion
    Prawn Cocktail
    Ready Salted
    Roast Chicken
    Salt & Vinegar
    Smoky Bacon
    Spicy Chilli
    Steak & Onion


    Asparagus & Crushed Black Pepper
    Summer Barbecue
    Smoked Salmon with Horseradish & Capers
    Jalapeno Chilli and Lemon
    Thai Curry and Coriander
    Ludlow Sausage with Wholegrain Mustard

Anyhow if anybody out there knows where I can find me some speciality chips let me know.

1 comment:

WRMB said...

Have you ever tried Ketchup chips? They are delicious!!