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Message 1339644 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 11:39:28 UTC
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Continued here from the discussion about Cafe Games thread

but Chris does not care for flavored chips. He is a potato purist.

I find that the UK flavoured crisps, especially the salt 'n vinegar ones, are just too strongly flavoured for my taste and leave a long lasting tang in your mouth. And it is actually hard to find plain crisps here these days, it's all flavoured stuff. And yes we even had hedgehog flavoured crisps at one point! The USA plain ones I tried I quite liked.

Now, these babys were the business, complete with a little blue paper screw of salt to sprinkle on them, or not, to suit your taste. I remember them in the 1950's when they were 4d a packet old money, then they relaunched them in the 1980's as salt-n-shake.




Ah, the good old days .... real crisps, penny chews, sherbert fountains, frozen Jubblys, Dandelion and Burdock ..... Oooer I feel all light headed, anyone got any Sal Volatile?
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Message 1339657 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 12:51:05 UTC

I fully agree with Chris. The plain, salt only, chips (as we Colonials call them) are hard to find, but they are still out there if you look.

I think the flavoured ones use a lot of synthetic flavours, and that is what turns me off. Love artifical cherry and artifical banana, but everything else brings images of test tubes and oil refineries to mind when I eat it.


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Message 1339662 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 13:05:00 UTC

I only like these.



Hot and spicy

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Message 1339665 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 13:33:45 UTC

A long while back, on my first ever trip to the United States, I remember ordering "Turkey Leg & Chips" in one of the theme parks.

To my horror they handed me a roasted leg of a dinosaur (it was HUGE!) and a bag of crisps. I looked at them like they were stupid and they looked at me the same.

Oh how naive I was :p


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Message 1339675 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 14:25:12 UTC - in response to Message 1339662.

I only like these.



Hot and spicy

Exactly what I don't like.

I don't eat a lot of chips any more. Bad for both my diet and my teeth (or lack thereof).

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Message 1339677 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 14:26:22 UTC - in response to Message 1339665.
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A long while back, on my first ever trip to the United States, I remember ordering "Turkey Leg & Chips" in one of the theme parks.

To my horror they handed me a roasted leg of a dinosaur (it was HUGE!) and a bag of crisps. I looked at them like they were stupid and they looked at me the same.

Oh how naive I was :p

Lol.

Eating turkey legs in that type of setting is a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S. I think I may have had one once at the Taste of Chicago, a summertime event where restaurants from all over the city serve their food from tents on a closed street in the middle of a large downtown park. The original idea was that they would serve small portions so one could sample multiple delicacies without totally blowing one's diet, or getting sick on all the food. But the economics of the whole thing demanded that they serve larger and larger portions to make a profit. I only go once every few years. That was where I had my first, and I think so far last, deep fried Twinkie. Also where I had, IIRC, pizza with alligator on it.
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Message 1339696 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 15:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 1339677.

[quote]deep fried Twinkie. Also where I had, IIRC, pizza with alligator on it.


Oh WOW! To both :p

I had deep fried Ice Cream in a Chinese Restaurant over here one evening. That was certainly odd!

I bet Alligator tastes like Chicken?! Seems to be the default flavour for anything that isn't Pork, Beef, or more recently in the UK, Horse!

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Message 1339740 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 18:02:46 UTC

Best ever potato crisps - a friend's home cooked, from potatoes grown on her allotment, and cooked by my fair hand.
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Message 1339756 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 18:43:30 UTC



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Message 1339762 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 18:55:50 UTC

Best ever potato crisps - a friend's home cooked, from potatoes grown on her allotment, and cooked by my fair hand.

I might just bribe you with some London Pride in exchange one day :-))

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Message 1339820 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 21:02:26 UTC - in response to Message 1339696.

deep fried Twinkie. Also where I had, IIRC, pizza with alligator on it.

Oh WOW! To both :p

I had deep fried Ice Cream in a Chinese Restaurant over here one evening. That was certainly odd!

I bet Alligator tastes like Chicken?! Seems to be the default flavour for anything that isn't Pork, Beef, or more recently in the UK, Horse!

Come to think of it, the Taste was also the first place I had fried ice cream. Probably hte best too. I just had it recently and it wasn't very good.

I think the gator was a little bit fishy.

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Message 1340131 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 7:27:04 UTC

A bag of these and a half rack of Corona.


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Message 1340134 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 7:43:12 UTC

These happen to be the kittyman's current fav.....


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Message 1340260 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 16:13:43 UTC

I was at the store yesterday and decided to try one or two of the new test flavors from (I think it's Lays). They didn't have them. Not any of them.

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Message 1340261 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 16:19:16 UTC
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Sometimes when I have some extra cash and I get the munchies I go and get some Fritos chips, this is one of My favorite types outside of either Mission Tortilla Strips or Goldfish snack crackers.


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Message 1340263 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 16:22:41 UTC - in response to Message 1340261.

Sometimes when I have some extra cash and I get the munchies I go and get some Fritos chips, this is one of My favorite types outside of either Mission Tortilla Strips or Goldfish snack crackers.


Bleah.

On the rare occasion when I blow my diet with Fritos, I get plain.

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Message 1340329 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 18:00:54 UTC

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Message 1340475 - Posted: 24 Feb 2013, 18:21:23 UTC

Walker's salt and viniger crisps are strongly flavoured.

I used to call them "acetic acid and rock salt crisps". Too strong.

Like others I prefer the plain or salted ones ...
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Message 1340516 - Posted: 24 Feb 2013, 19:38:09 UTC

Well exactly John, flavoured crisps are much OTT these days. I know, lets start up a Plain Crisps Supporters Club. See my new sig :-)
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Message 1340534 - Posted: 24 Feb 2013, 20:24:52 UTC

Over the yeas I must have tried just about every flavour of crisps going. Most I find to be poor imitations of what they are meant to be, some totally unpalatable, a few I might try again, but three work for me salted, salt & vinegar, salt and (black)pepper. Packet OK, but home made far better (ad so easy to make, if a little messy...)
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