Monday, 25 July 2011

Gourmet potato chips

We found gourmet potato chips at Marks & Sparks.  No, that's not an oxymoron, they really are gourmet potato chips.  Oh wow man, the flavors!  We brought home a bag of Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar chips.  They were fantastic.  They had the skins on and were slightly thicker than they typical American ruffles-lay's-pringles things.  Over here they are called crisps but anyway, the balsamic vinegar was brilliant.  Other amazing flavors include:
  • Bloody Mary
  • Cumberland Sausage
  • Taw Valley Cheddar & Caramelised Shallots
Wow.  These are really getting into the inventive flavor combinations.  Have you ever had sausage flavored potato chips?  I didn't know mankind had invented such a thing, but thanks to modern chemistry, it exists.  (Here at BASF, we don't make your potato chips.  We make your potato chips better.)  I wonder what new flavors are coming down the pipeline?  Dear Marketing Department, if you are reading this, I would like to suggest the following new flavors:
  • Bacon & Ancho Chile
  • Basil & Mozzarella
  • Shrimp & Tabasco
Ok maybe the shrimp thing is getting out of hand.  Let's just start with bacon and see where it leads us.  Everything is better with bacon.


  1. We have a brand here in California called Kettle Chips. They have all kinds of interesting flavors too. Sara and I have tried the Blue Cheese BBQ, which was great, Simple Salt and Pepper, and our favorite: Fully Loaded Baked Potato. Amazing potato flavor.

  2. Um, cheddar and shallots? Heck yeah! Send me SOME! LOL. What the hell is cumberland sausage?

  3. We have Kettle Chips here too. The sweet chilli flavour is my favourite.

  4. The salt/vinegar look yummy as well as the taw valley cheddar and camalized shallot!!!!

    they should do Bacon and Ancho Chile!! mmm!!

    Kettle's Blue Cheese BBQ= MY FABORITE!


  5. Maddie... you hit on a winner there. I *love* those BBQ chips. I think they should hire you in the Marks & Spencer marketing department. Ever think about moving to London? :)