Tag Archives: potato chips

Review: Miss Vickie’s Applewood Smoked BBQ potato chips

While I’ll concede that most people would be able to tell the difference between something smoked with wood and something smoked over a pile of burning tires, I’m not entirely convinced that the difference between, say, potato chips seasoned with mesquite smoke and those flavoured with another wood smoke is going to be noticeable enough […]

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Review: Lay’s Wavy Milk Chocolate Potato Chips

When most well-adjusted, liberty-loving North Americans think “chocolate chips,” it’s the classic cookie that comes to mind, not potato chips drenched in chocolate. And yet here we have Lay’s Wavy Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips, an idea that seems certain to have come from a skunk-scented apartment in the college part of town. More curious […]

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Review: Cornish RB-Q Chips from Calgary Co-op

Since moving to Calgary nearly three years ago, I’ve acquired a soft spot for the Calgary Stampeders. While I find it hard to get worked up over sports in general, and I couldn’t explain the finer points of Canadian football to an American other than three obvious points – bigger fields, fewer downs and playoff […]

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Review: Hardbite Eat Your Parsnips chips

Would you pay twice as much for a vegetable chip made from a vegetable other than a potato? Looks like Canadian chip maker Hardbite is betting you will. The Pitch: From the back of the bag: “Not your mama’s parsnips. We know, parsnips have a bad rap – and it’s your mom’s fault. But this […]

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Review: Double Dutch Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders potato chips

The new Double Dutch line of potato chips from Old Dutch tries to draw attention away from the whole “chips” thing, choosing instead to bill them as “appetizers.” Flavours include Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders (sampled here), Burstin’ Onion, Calamari and Tzatziki, and Buffalo Wing and Blue Cheese. The calamari flavour is unique in the Canadian chip […]

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Arbitrary: Lessons from the spectacular failure of Lay’s Maple Moose potato chips

Not too terribly long ago, we wrote about the Canadian edition of Lay’s Do Us a Flavour promotion, in which the nice people at Lay’s asked for public suggestions for new chip flavours, selected four finalists from these suggestions, then turned those four ideas into chips that the public could taste. It was a contest, […]

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Review: Maple Bacon Kettle Chips

Before I go any further, let me bring forward an example of the profound absurdity of the universe: I found these oily, sweet, salty, smoky potato chips at PLANET ORGANIC – after many years of moderating asinine online comments as a big media web monkey, know that I don’t use all-caps lightly – ostensibly the […]

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Review: Lay’s Do Us a Flavour potato chips

When I started hunting for the four different Do Us a Flavour potato chip varieties from Lay’s a couple weeks ago, they were very hard to find, at least around Calgary. It was as though there’d been a run on them at grocery and convenience stores, where shrewd marketing and consumer curiosity conspired to keep […]

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