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Best Potato Chip Flavor

Which flavor?

  • Classic

    Votes: 26 40.0%
  • BBQ (or bbq variation)

    Votes: 13 20.0%
  • Salt & Vinegar

    Votes: 8 12.3%
  • Sour Cream & Onion

    Votes: 10 15.4%
  • Dill pickle

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Clam or other seafood variation

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Old Bay

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Catsup

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Flamin' hot

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 4.6%

  • Total voters
    65

James

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Why are there such weird flavors like abalone? Is that what you have with an iced glass of Clamato?
 

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Why are there such weird flavors
Check these out... mint? Scallop? Cappuccino?!?

 

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Check these out... mint? Scallop? Cappuccino?!?

Ok, white chocolate and peppermint is the oddest. Schwarma could be good.
 

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I was just thinking that the Old Bay chips smashed up and used for a coating to pan fry fish would be really good.
A variation of this.

 

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"Flavored" chips. As if the flavor of a food were its beginning, middle, and end. You can see this especially with the Iberico ones. You think it's just the flavor of that ham that makes it special? Grump out. ;)
What else is there in potato chips? Texture? It's all the same. Nutrition? Seriously?

It's all in the seasoning. Unless you're the kind that prefer plain...
 

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Do these count as a "flavor"?

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I haven't had the Lay's ones, but I've had some from local candy/snack shops, and they can be really good. Not as good as chocolate covered pretzels though.
 

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No fail flavour is always plain or original, never disappoints. But regionally the Donair flavour is becoming popular and i find them quite tasty. Storm Chips are just a local joke based off a Youtube Celeb (Frankie MacDonald out of Sydney NS) who warns people to get their storm chips whenever a winter storm is predicted.

What is a Donair ?
 

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No fail flavour is always plain or original, never disappoints. But regionally the Donair flavour is becoming popular and i find them quite tasty. Storm Chips are just a local joke based off a Youtube Celeb (Frankie MacDonald out of Sydney NS) who warns people to get their storm chips whenever a winter storm is predicted.

What is a Donair ?
It might not be exactly the same... but seems that "donair" other places is usually written "doner"... or more typically "doner kebab".
 

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Years ago I visited the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory on… Cape Cod.
A little surprising to see people raking chips in oil with a green metal lawn rake. I’m actually not a huge fan of their plain ones, I think the low fat are actually better. Both seem to lake some flavor. Their dark chips, Russet?, are better.
 

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It might not be exactly the same... but seems that "donair" other places is usually written "doner"... or more typically "doner kebab".
Yeah it's really super similar imo, but it starts a fight in the local tradition of believing that nothing anywhere can be the same or as good as X (name your home town)
 

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“Doner” = dumb
Should at least be “Donner”. :geek:
 

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Somewhat of a topic drift, but sadly, a childhood local favorite has come to the end of the line...

Mike Sells Potato Chips
 

Tony S

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Years ago I visited the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory on… Cape Cod.
A little surprising to see people raking chips in oil with a green metal lawn rake. I’m actually not a huge fan of their plain ones, I think the low fat are actually better. Both seem to lake some flavor. Their dark chips, Russet?, are better.
I kind of agree. Cape Cod's are thick and rather oily, but if you like a huge amount of crunch they are great.

As I recall, Cape Cod chips - I lived on the Cape for a while, and my parents did for a long time - were part of the first wave of "craft" food and drink. It was "back to the way food was made when it was actually, you know, food." Think Samuel Adams beer, and Steve's (or Ben and Jerry's) ice cream. I give them credit for that.
 

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IMHO, the best are Lay's Classic - thin, greasy and salty. :geek: Vicky's jalapeno and old-school BBQ are a distant second and third, respectively. So funny how tastes vary.
 

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First, I'll mention that I voted for Dill Pickle flavor.
Next, I need to mention that this thread brought up some childhood memories. I grew up just outside of Chicago and my Dad worked as a route salesman delivering Jays Potato Chips.
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Each year for Halloween we would give out individual bags of potato chips at our house. The salty chips were a definite contrast to all of the sweet, sugary candy. Our house was very popular on Halloween. I remember my Mom telling me about kids swapping and mixing and matching their costumes in order to go back for seconds.
 

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Cape Cod's are thick and rather oily, but if you like a huge amount of crunch they are great.
Yes, super crunch fest. I think that’s why it’s so incongruous. Super crunch, quality product, but the flavor just isn’t there. At least the oil isn’t like some cheap brands where after you scarf down a bunch you have to wonder how your own expiration date has just altered.

Deep River Sweet Maui Onion

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Sweet and salty

A good while ago, they gave these out at a tent at Okemo. Really good then, still good.
 

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