I recently moved to Ireland from the west coast of the United States. I am posting photos of the wild and wonderful things I encounter.
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:
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.