Tag Archives: Potato Chips

Olive Oil Chips Sound Promising

22 Oct

Anyone out there tried these babies yet?

For centuries, olive oil has been one of the mainstays of the Mediterranean diet. Today, olive oil evokes images of the old country with its simpler and slightly slower lifestyle – what we like to think of as “the good life.” We have tried to capture a part of this lifestyle by using 100% Olive Oil to kettle cook our chips. The result of our efforts are chips with a hearty crunch and all natural taste. Kettle cooking in 100% olive oil also makes these chips a delicious source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats.

For more on this product, go to http://www.goodhealthnaturalfoods.com

New Book Celebrates the Mighty Potato Chip

1 Oct

Looking forward to checking this one out — sounds like a pretty cool read.

“The appealing tale of how the pedestrian potato was transformed into America’s favorite snack food.” —Margaret Engel, coauthor (with Allison Engel) of Food Finds: America’s Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them

The potato chip has been one of America’s favorite snacks since its accidental origin in a nineteenth-century kitchen. Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip tells the story of this crispy, salty treat, from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern snack food industry.

It’s not available yet via Amazon.com, but try contacting the publisher (University of Wisconsin Press).

Have You Tried Beer Chips?

17 Sep

The Food and Wine section in our local newspaper had a short blurb about Beer Chips. Sounded pretty interesting, so I thought I would pass along the tip to all you foodies out there. Note: This same Portland, Oregon-based company also makes a tequila and lime chip as well as a Bloody Mary flavored chip. Cool, huh?

Which came first – the potato chip or the beer to drink after eating it?

These babies are thick-cut kettle style chips with a serious coating of sugar and salt and to top it off, covered with a major dose of the world’s most perfect beverage…beer.

These guzzle worthy chips provide a common sense answer when the inevitable and life-altering munchies come along and your stomach has taken over the thinking process with the only words it knows is “Beer & Chips”.

By really thinking hard one afternoon, the inventor of Beer Chips® created this technical beer-o-vation breakthrough. Beer Chips® will be there for you to help you truly multi-task while you watch your favorite game or hang out with friends. A virtual party in your mouth delivered in a shiny golden amber bag.

The beer snack god is now in the house.

Learn about how they were developed at: