Strangest potato chip(crisp) flavour you have tried or seen in store

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Seerek, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

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    There are the standard potato chip flavour types, then there are the.... not so standard flavours. Chip companies are always trying out new flavours in their product offering, but some fail so miserably, they are gone within months.

    What's the strangest or most unusual potato chip flavour you have seen or tried? Was it good?
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    When I was stationed in Japan, they had shrimp and squid-flavored chips. I actually saw some squid-flavored chips at an Asian supermarket years ago....I am sure they are still there :lol:.
     
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  3. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Not real but years ago some company in England introduced hedgehog flavored crisps as an April Fool's prank. Yuck.
     
  4. mocha-ice

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    I've seen a lot of weird flavours... Tandoori, Szechwan, General Tao Chicken, Feta&Olive... never had the guts to try them!

    Weirdest flavour I ever tried was fries and gravy, and it was really yummy...
     
  5. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    They were real (not made with real hedgehogs of course :lol:) - I remember them from when I was a small child. Despite the novelty value, they never became popular and didn't last long.
     
  6. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    I'm partial to Kettle Spicy Thai chips, although they're hard to find these days.
     
  7. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    There is an Asian Grocery Store near my gym that sells the weirdest flavored chips. Not that I risked trying them but from memory, the green curry chickpea chips sounded positively scary.
     
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    Hindernisse Well-Known Member

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    I saw blue potato chips sold in JFK airport two weeks ago. Didn't dare to try.
     
  10. jenlyon60

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    The blue potato chips/crisps are actually very good. They're from a potato that is naturally blue-fleshed.
     
  11. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    Honey BBQ Ribs--I got this flavor at Target a few weeks ago, and they really did taste like ribs. Target also has a garlic rosemary flavor and used to have a Jamaican Jerk flavor.
     
  12. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    They're a tiny bit sweeter and thicker than normal potato chips. They're up there in my favorites. Lovely.

    In the UK, they sell prawn flavored crisps. I haven't tried those, as I'm not a fan of shellfish.

    In the US, we get dill flavored, which isn't bad at all. It's a bit like salt and vinegar.

    I like the chili ones, the ones made from sweet potatos instead of normal potatos, and the ones with salt and pepper on them. But my faves are still plain, lightly salted.

    BBQ flavored is one that I really dislike. Onion and garlic as well.
     
  13. The Village Idiot

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    This is probably not strange to the rest of the world, but to Americans Chicken flavored chips are a novelty. I had those as well as Honey Soy Chicken while I was in Australia (my friend had them in London) and they are yummy.
     
  14. Holley Calmes

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    I bought a small bag of Doritos "Third Degree Burn Habanero" flavor corn chips. I ate one. Those things are dangerous, and I love hot food!
     
  15. michiruwater

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    Seriously?? I need to try those!
     
  16. jenlyon60

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    US BBQ flavored chips are okay, but I much prefer the Paprika crisps I used to get in Germany.
     
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    When I was younger, this would have been late 70's or early 80's, Hostess made fruit flavored potato chips. I have no idea if they were only available in Canada. I remember trying them, but have no recall on if they tasted good or not.
     
  18. skatingfan5

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    Yes, Walker's brought the world a variety of flavored crisps including roasted chicken and thyme, chillii & lime, smoky bacon, and ... marmite. :scream: When my sister lived in England, I'd marvel at the variety of flavours they had at pubs. I could have sworn I saw one that was steak & kidney flavour :yikes:, but it doesn't seem to be on this rather extensive list of UK crisps, so if I did see it a dozen years ago, it now has been discontinued. It must have had very limited appeal, unlike the "xmas special turkey and stuffing" flavor. ;)

    I am rather partial to Red Hot Blues -- an organic blue corn chip with paprika and cayenne pepper in the spice mix. A bit hot (but not excessively so) and very tasty!
     
  19. Rob

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    I love those habanero Doritos, and I am sure I would love wasabi or anything spicy/BBQ/chile of any region.

    Anything that is meat, shellfish, fish, chicken flavored doesn't really appeal to me too much. Maybe smoky bacon would be ok, but I tried marmite and vegemite and did not like them so I would draw the line at marmite.

    In Maryland, we have Utz Crab Spice potato chips - these are not crab flavored - they just have the Old Bay style seasoning that we put on steamed crabs here. I love Old Bay on crabs, but not so much on potato chips.

    Utz also has Carolina style BBQ, which I love - a combo of BBQ and salt/vinegar chips. MMMM.

    In Mexico, you can buy fresh salted chips on the street and they squeeze fresh lime and put hot sauce on them. One of my fave street snacks.
     
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  21. milanessa

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    :wideeyes: I remembered wrong. Not surprised they weren't popular except as a novelty item. :lol:
     
  22. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    As soon as I saw this thread the first thing that came to mind were those heinous Utz crab chips. I bought them in some truck stop and I thought my tongue was going to shrivel up, that's how salty they were. Painfully salty. Maybe I was just disappointed because I thought they would taste like crab, but I don't think so.
     
  23. CynicElle

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    Those actually sound good to me.

    And I know they're not potato chips, but I love the shrimp crackers I used to get at a local pho place.
     
  24. slicekw

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    God, I love those. Try World Market, they usually have them.

    In Yosemite, there were Kettle Honey Dijon ones that were very nice. My niece loved them and shared a few. I've never seen them anywhere else.

    Kettle Chips seem to be the Ben&Jerry's of potato chips.

    I've never found a chip or crisp with parmesan on it that I liked. It's either too sweet or too aged.
     
  25. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    The most awful ones I've tried are paint chips. They were hideous.
     
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  26. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    :lol:

    Until someone mentioned Kettle chips I'd forgotten about my favorite ones. I don't get there very often but if I take the back roads to St Augustine, just after passing through Spuds (yes, Spuds) is a farm in the winter potato growing section of Florida. They make wonderful crisps.

    http://pureflorida.blogspot.com/2006/01/bull.html
     
  27. LisaS

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    We must be around the same age, I remember those as well it was the late 70's. There was cherry, orange and grape if I remember correctly. they didn't last long, and I am Canadian so not sure if they were only in Canada.
     
  28. LisaS

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    Hostess in Canada prior to the Frito Lay purchase used to have some strange flavours, Pizza, Hot Dog, BBQ Chicken and someone else mentioned Fries and Gravy
     
  29. Rob

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    I like really really salty but they are so salty with so much old bay that they almost taste dirty. I don't know anyone who really likes them.
     
  30. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I'll be in St. Augustine in two weeks, and I'll look for those chips.