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President’s Choice General Tao Chicken, that is. If you’re a regular on Plato Putas, then you know one important fact. We love potato chips. From the downright obscure Squirrel flavour by Walkers Crisps, to the more snooty, upscale line of Popchips, we’re potato chip fanatics and not ashamed to admit it.
Now, I’m probably the biggest potato chip fan around. My mantra is “All hail the potato chip.” Hey, my mom worked for Walkers crisps in the UK so I was practically raised by spuds. But nothing has won my heart more that Popchips, so much so that I wanted to share them with you, our loyal readers.
Our favourite character on TV, Liz Lemon from 30 Rock, is addicted to fried cheese puffs called Sabor de Soledad. So we figured we’d follow her lead and while in Costa Rica picked up a bag of Churritos. And Liz is right — the Latin version of cheesies is somehow tastier, cheesier and more addictive than its U.S. cousin. We had a bag everywhere we traveled and our scientifically qualified research team of two discovered Churritos taste best while lounging at the beach on the sand.
Of course we forgot that poor Liz Lemon was shocked by a positive home pregnancy test caused by the bull-semen that was flavouring in her lovable Sabor de Soledad snack (which incidentally translates to: the taste of loneliness). However, we’d like to believe the Churritos we ate were — at best — flavoured by some sort of artificial cheese-like product.
I think we can all agree that this is an undisputed fact. Tabasco is commonly used for flavoring on practically every food known to mankind, be it eggs, pizza, oysters, soups or salads. The list is never-ending, which is why a Louisiana-based chip factory has filled one of the few missing voids. Hello Zapp’s Spicey Creole Tomato potato chips spiked with Tabasco! There is a God! The sweet, crunchy, tomato-flavored kettle chips are given a kick from ol’ faithful. You’ll be reaching for your water bottle by the time you finish the bag. Zapp’s says this is a “limited edition” flavour so you need to head to your local bodega or deli to buy a bag before they disappear from the shelves forever. Another reason to pick up Zapp’s is the nifty, vintage-inspired Tabasco logo wall-papered packaging. Two thumbs up for design ingenuity.
Unless you’re from Britain, it’s unlikely you’ve tried these potato chips. Actually scratch that, they’re called “flavour potato crisps.” Walkers are made from 100% British spuds, have no MSG, no artificial colours and…wait for it…temporarily come in six unconventional flavours: Crispy Duck and Hoisin, Fish and Chips, Chilli and Chocolate, Cajun Squirrel (what!?!), Onion Bhaji and Builder’s Breakfast (egg, bacon, sausage and beans). Walkers is currently running a campaign asking people to vote on which crisp flavour should remain on the shelf.
Looking for a streetcar snack and hoping for a chip that would taste like delicious peking duck, I grabbed a bag of the duck crisps from the Nutty Chocolatier (2179 Queen St. East). It tasted like smoky barbecue and soy sauce with a woodsy aftertaste. Not entirely appetizing, but that didn’t stop me from eating most of the bag.
Who’s up for Cajun Squirrel? Let us know which flavour you’d like to try. Pip pip!