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
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.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Cheese & Onion
Heinz Tomato Ketchup
Lamb & Mint
Marmite Yeast Extract
Salt & Vinegar
Steak & Onion
Asparagus & Crushed Black Pepper
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.