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Old 03-23-2020, 09:02 PM
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Whatís your favorite potato chip, both brand and flavor


Absolutely not posting a poll because Iím looking for new ideas. Iíve been eating Munchos and Kettle chips (various flavors) for a year now. I really should have brought back a ton of Walkers crisps from the U.K. as they have the most interesting flavours.

Anyway, go ahead and post what you like. I donít care if itís regional, I plan to travel like mad once I can again.
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Salt and Vinegar for flavor. I don't care(or notice) about the brand - the store brand/noname chips are almost always just as good as Lays or whatever.
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Salt and Vinegar for flavor. I don't care(or notice) about the brand - the store brand/noname chips are almost always just as good as Lays or whatever.
Same thing I came to say. Salt and vinegar. I don't really know the brands apart either, but I like the ones so strong that inhaling from the bag clears your sinuses and the chips burn your tounge.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:15 PM
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Kettle brand from Costco. The big bag of 'em, wavy with Himalayan sea salt.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:18 PM
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Also, Pringles Cheddar Cheese (and there are some other nice ones on the list.) (But the Pringles salt and vinegar are much weaker than the best.)
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In general I like salt and vinegar or sour cream and onion chips. However, if I had only one choice for a chip it would be Miss Vickie's Harvest Cheddar & Herbs.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:44 PM
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It's a tossup for me, between salt and vinegar, and barbecue. I'm not picky as to brand, though; I'll generally get whatever is on sale at the supermarket.
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If your travels include a stop in New Zealand, I'll recommend Eta Roast Lamb and Mint flavored chips.

In the US, my go-to is Ruffles Queso flavor.
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If your travels include a stop in New Zealand, I'll recommend Eta Roast Lamb and Mint flavored chips.
Oh my. I had no idea that was A Thing......
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:17 PM
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Clancy Garlic Bread Chips
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:26 PM
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The original Utz are great. Just the right amount of crisp without being too oily. I've yet to find a kettle chip I like, they're always way too hard and crunchy.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:26 PM
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Plain Lays. Followed by plain any other brand. Followed by plain kettle chips (all of these are regular salted plain). After these there are some flavored chips I like. Vidalia onion, sea salt and pepper, salt and vinegar-- especially kettle. Some of those Lays freaky flavors have tickled my fancy but I can't remember any of the specific ones I liked.
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I really like Old Dutch smoky bacon.

Similar flavour, but different delivery method, Hickory Sticks are great, too.

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Salt and Vinegar for flavor. I don't care(or notice) about the brand - the store brand/noname chips are almost always just as good as Lays or whatever.
Used to be the case, but, while I still find Snax To Go pretty good, most of the off-brand chips I find, lately, are basically flavourless. Lays, Old Dutch, Snax to Go, and related brands of other sorts of snacks like corn chips, are basically the only ones worth buying any more.
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You guys are crazy, eating French Onion Sunchips makes me big and strong!
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Kettle Chips, Sea salt & Vinegar.

ETS: I’ve been into Letterkenny for awhile and I want to try ‘all dressed’. Ordered some, so we’ll see how that goes.

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If you make it to central Ohio, try Mike Sells potato chips. I live in the Seattle area now and miss those. I remember and liked the plain, Honey BBQ, Good and Hot, and Green Onion. I just looked on Amazon and see that they also have Spicy Dill Pickle, Cheddar, and Smoked Bacon. Working now on resisting the temptation to order them all.

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Martin's Bar-B-Q Waffle, but good luck finding them outside the central Pennsylvania area.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:40 AM
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If you make it to central Ohio, try Mike Sells potato chips. I live in the Seattle area now and miss those. I remember and liked the plain, Honey BBQ, Good and Hot, and Green Onion. I just looked on Amazon and see that they also have Spicy Dill Pickle, Cheddar, and Smoked Bacon. Working now on resisting the temptation to order them all.
Iím originally from Columbus, Ohio so Iím very familiar! I donít make it back often since I have no friends or family left there.
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Tim's Jalapenos. Good Stuff, Maynard!
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I like Ruffles' sour cream and onion. Or any variety of ridged sour cream and onion. Utz is also acceptable.
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:22 AM
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ok lol I eat chips of all kinds so here we go

lays potato chips: bbq, cheddar, and s. cream, s.cream and chives and sometimes ill get "flavor of the month or so " just to try it out

Doritos: taco, original, and cool ranch

Fritos chili and cheese and bbq (hard to find in the original form they make then in a different shape)

Also if you can find then laura Scudders bbq corn chips

Also if you can find them (since they cut back on the marketing to the kids) the pepperidge farms "extreme" cheddar bbq flavor goldfish

there ya go
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:25 AM
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Depends on what day of the week it is.

Right now it's Lay's flamin hot dill pickle.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:20 AM
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Lays All-Dressed
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:44 AM
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Fried-egg flavored chips go great with pickled mussels and cold beer.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:55 AM
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Red Rock Deli - Lime and Black Pepper, Their Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream is pretty good too.
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Utz unsalted. They are suprisingly good, especially with onion dip. Only drawback is that they break too easily when dipping them.

Other than that, Cape Cod Reduced Fat.
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Tim's Jalapenos. Good Stuff, Maynard!
I don't think I have another account, but I could have written this.

As they aren't available here, Tyrell's Mature Cheddar & Chive is my favorite. Their Salt & Vinegar is also quite tasty.
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Utz Red Hot. Not really very "hot" to me, but the flavor is excellent. It's like a much spicier, much less sweet barbecue flavor.

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Leaning Cask Brewery (a place I liked to visit in before times) has a brand of potato chips that just does odd flavors. I've tried Wasabi and Worcestershire sauce, both excellent. I will try the rest if/when.
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I like kettle-style. Let the roof of my mouth be torn to shreds and the salt cause terrible pain, it's worth it.

As for flavoring, I don't have a problem with chip flavors in theory, but for my chips I usually like simple potato flavor. Maybe black pepper once in awhile.

Here in Michigan we like our Better Made chips. I personally don't find them to be anything too special but they have a lot of fans:
https://bettermade.com/
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I'm happy to see there are lots of salt and vinegar fans. Happy because that leaves more jalapeno chips for me! Krunchers does those the best and I think Cape Cod has some yummy one's too when you're in the mood for a kettle style chip.
Occasionally I'll get an overwhelming urge for some (and by some I mean an entire bag)of Munchos and when that happens, only Munchos will do.
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Wavy Lays is what I regularly eat. I don't claim they're the "best", but they're nice, readily available and on sale often enough. I much prefer wide-waves to the teeny gum scraping style like Ruffles.

I have thought about trying something else, just to see. So this thread is relevant to my interests. OTOH, vinegar? No thank you.
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Leaning Cask Brewery (a place I liked to visit in before times) has a brand of potato chips that just does odd flavors. I've tried Wasabi and Worcestershire sauce, both excellent. I will try the rest if/when.
I just messaged the brew-master to enquirer about getting some growlers filled. I asked about the chips, and he told me they are crisps from the UK made by Walkers.

(The brewery is English themed, so it makes sense)
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I'm also a salt and vinegar or dill & vinegar guy or hot salt and vinegar guy. Brands? Utz, Vitner's, but I don't really care all that much.

I also quite enjoy the Utz Crab Chips (Old Bay seasoning flavored.)

ETA: OK, to follow the OP to the letter, my vote is Vitner's hot salt and sour.

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Right now it's Lay's flamin hot dill pickle.
Oh, man, haven't had that one yet. That pretty much combines all my favorite salt & vinegar flavors into one!
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Kettle brand sea salt chips. Yeah, boring, but I'm a purist. And they're made in Oregon, so they're fresh. On the corn side, it's Josephina's. They don't get much shelf space, because the local Juanita's get all the attention, but they're a much better chip, IMO.
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I LOVE potato chips! Plain potato chips are my go-to. I do like a flavored chip once in a while.

In order:

Simply Lays Thick Cut Sea Salt - The perfect chip. Don't let the "thick cut" throw you. They're just a teeny bit thicker than regular Lays. The issue is, they're hard to find. The stores around me carry them for a while and then they disappear. Right now I can't find them anywhere .

Kwik Trip Classic - When I couldn't find SLTCSS I tried these out. They're very good!

Ruffles (plain)

Wavy Lays (plain)

Lays - Regular Lays chips taste good, BUT I hate that the chips always seem to be really small. I like a big chip - the size of a sliced potato. So it's ALMOST impossible to fit the whole chip in your mouth at once.

Old Dutch - regional brand

The only flavored potato chips I like are Ruffles or Wavy Lays sour cream cheddar.

Corn chips:

On the Border plain tortilla chips

Kwik Trip taco flavored - I used to love Doritos, both nacho and taco, but they've changed over the years. I'll eat them, but not like I used to.

Fritos (regular)
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For corn: Tostitos Simply Organic. They’re purple and I don’t truck in organic nonsense, but man are they tasty.
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Oh my, I forgot the Snyder's of Hanover had these kosher dill chips that were mind blowingly good. They may not make them anymore
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Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream

2nd choice is plain Ruffles

I'll eat regular Lays if that's offered with a sandwich meal
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Kettle Chips New York Cheddar(With KC's Buffalo Bleu a damn close second).
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You guys are crazy, eating French Onion Sunchips makes me big and strong!
Sun chips aren't made from potatoes.
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Kroger brand wavy low-sodium chips. My hypertension prevents me from eating regular chips, and I never liked flavored ones. In my childhood, it was Chesty's potato chips (with their remarkably warped and bubbly shapes).
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Here in Michigan we like our Better Made chips. I personally don't find them to be anything too special but they have a lot of fans:
https://bettermade.com/
Like me! I grew up with them and they are always a favorite.

But, as I'm not in Michigan, I go for Lays Wavy.

I'll eat a lot of Kettle style (thanks CostCo), but prefer the regular style. I've never gotten hooked on any flavored varieties.
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Kettle brand sea salt, or sometimes sea salt and black pepper.
We're also real fond of Carolina Barbecue flavored, but I don't remember what brand makes them, except that Kroger carries their own store brand version that's also very good.
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I'm happy to see there are lots of salt and vinegar fans. Happy because that leaves more jalapeno chips for me! Krunchers does those the best and I think Cape Cod has some yummy one's too when you're in the mood for a kettle style chip.
Occasionally I'll get an overwhelming urge for some (and by some I mean an entire bag)of Munchos and when that happens, only Munchos will do.
Krunchers Jalapeno for me too. Other kettle style jalapeno chips are an acceptable substitute, though.
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From my memory bank... Charles Chips We had them delivered to home every week.

You can still get them online but they are pretty dang expensive.
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I like Pringles jalapeno but, like the folks in Michigan, we in Illinois have a local favorite, Mrs. Fishers My sister lives in Rockford and I always get two huge bags for Christmas. Yum.

And not a chip, but I absolutely love(d) Corn Nuts. My teeth aren't up to the task anymore but plain corn nuts are just heaven.
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