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Friday, June 26, 2009

Top Ten Potato Chip Varieties

1. Snyder of Berlin Bar-B-Q. Quite simply the best potato chip on earth. Sweet, spicy, salty, and perfect.

2. Herr's Old Bay. Kinda like going to the beach for seafood, but you don't have to leave home or pay for the crab cakes.

3. Wise Traditional. Burnt just enough. Great with ketchup.

4. Walkers Steak & Onion. Found mainly in Britain, but seen time to time in stateside specialty shops. It sort of tastes like the bastard child of beef jerky and tater chips.

5. Pringles Onion Blossom. They taste more like the horseradish sauce than the blooming onions, but that is the best part, anyway.

6. Tim's JalapeƱo. Super spicy, but still tasty. This Washington State snack and the fresh raw oysters at Etta's are the main reasons why I ever agree to go visit my wife's family.

7. Grandma Utz's Handcooked Barbq. Kettle-cooked in lard. 'nuff sed.

8. Mister Bee (original). Not the best in the world, but, as they are local, they are always super fresh.

9. Snyder of Berlin Hawaiian Sweet Onion. Very sweet and zesty but beware, your breath will still be stank-o three brushings later.

10. Herr's Steak & Worcestershire. Not as good as the British "crisps" listed above, but pretty darn close and not a pain in the ass to find.

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Blogger Paul Higginbotham said...

Pah. The best chip in the known universe isn't available in this area -- Grippo's.

Friday, June 26, 2009  
Blogger Buzzardbilly said...

I love the Snyder's Berlin BBQ. Not only does it go well with French Onion Dip, but it also adds a zesty wonder to chocolate soft-serve ice cream (use the ice cream as you would a dip). Mmmmmmmm!

Friday, June 26, 2009  
Blogger Neurotic Atty said...

A story about Herr's potato chips: When I was in college in VA, I had a friend who was from VA, but whose mother's family was from PA. One year, as we were discussing our Thanksgiving plans, Stacy mentioned that she was going to visit her Grandma Herr. I (jokingly) said, "Like the potato chips?" She said, "Yeah...you've HEARD of them???" She thought only the people in her family and a small corner of southeast PA knew about Herr's chips.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009  
Blogger Chris James said...

Paul: I see from their website that Grippo's sells their bbq spice. I wish that Snyder's of Berlin would do the same.

BB: My fave dip is just plain sour cream. If the chip is properly seasoned, it makes its own dip.

NA: I had a surprise like that once when I found out that Gold Star Chili (a Cincy-style chili) is available at a fast food chain in the Middle East.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009  
Blogger Barbra said...

I'd have to add Herr's kettle cooked Boardwalk Salt & Vinegar to the list.... also like going to the beach for fries, but available ANYTIME!

Monday, March 08, 2010  

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