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    Best Chips Are..?

    What's the best potato chips out there today?

    In terms of brands available nationally, I always liked Wise.

    I also developed a taste for Pringle's, they make a low-fat one I like.

    It's not diet food but chips and a good dip are still a great snack with bourbon.

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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    There's a local chip in Toronto with a flavoring of black pepper and lime that is really good. I don't know how the maker hit on that combination (it isn't intuitive, or so I would have thought), but it is great.

    I never liked barbecue chips by the way, they had an odd flavor I thought.

    I do like chips that have a "salt and vinegar" taste.

    Gary

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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    I have to agree Gary, Wise has always done it for me. They are the same now as when I was growing up. I don't eat them, or anything else for that matter when drinking bourbon. But with a good sandwich and a beer, bring them on!
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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    A (funny, I think) chips story.

    We've all probably known people who are shall we say a bit odd or eccentric. I had a friend like that in Montreal. Very bright guy but always did things his way and he had certain amusing practices.

    One of his habits was to maintain, in his first apartment after he was working, two kinds of chips. He had his "best chips" for his favored guests (say, a new girl he was taking out), and his "second best chips" for other guests.

    I can't recall at this date what distinguished them. At that time anyway, chips in the silver bags would go a bit soft if too old, so maybe those were the second best. Or maybe he decided it by brand.

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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    At our party Saturday we served Kettle brand "Salt and Pepper" crinkle cut chips. Everybody loved them.

    My wife, being a New Orleans native, is partial to Zapps, but we can't get those here.
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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    Lately I have been eating Cape Cod and Bolder for great chip taste with light salt and I have replaced Ruffles with Michael Stevens.

    I am not a health food nut, but these do come from those sections. I actually taste potato and the salt does not kick me the teeth like Ruffles and Lays.

    I had not ever realized how salty they were until I switched to the other brands (because they were on sale and they had free tastings) and not I am hooked.

    The lower salt is better with the bourbon as well

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    I strongly favor Zapp's, from Grammercy, Louisiana. A little expensive, but worth it. These were some of the first "kettle style" chips I remember seeing.

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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    I definately rate Kettle chips right up there.

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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    IMO the best potato chips, by far, come from Berks County PA, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. They are Good's brand in the blue & white bag. They are lard fried and absolutely great.
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    Re: Best Chips Are..?

    When I fall off the diet wagon, I often hit my head on a bag of Dirty chips (I'm partial to the salt and vinegar style). A good peanut oil crunch and not too oily. The black pepper and sea salt are also tasty.

    They only ship to the lower 48, so Cam is SOL.
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