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Post by sideache » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:11 pm

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Those sound good.
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Post by bilder » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:35 pm

Then we have the other product made using Alaskan grown taters....

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Post by Thoth » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:52 pm

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tobacco_tenderfoot wrote:Image
Those sound good.
Never liked them personally because the texture was hard and would tear up the inside of my mouth (kind of like the Cap'n Crunch of the chip world) which was unfortunate because their jalapeno flavor was pretty good.
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Post by Thoth » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:55 pm

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Best. Chips. Evarrrrr
IF they should not be exposed to sunlight why are they packaged in a clear bag?
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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:08 pm

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Those sound good.
Never liked them personally because the texture was hard and would tear up the inside of my mouth (kind of like the Cap'n Crunch of the chip world) which was unfortunate because their jalapeno flavor was pretty good.

I've felt the pain of Krunchers the day after, still worth it. Although, I'm sure there is a bit of nostalgia there as I ate them with my Dad when I was younger.
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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:09 pm

wosbald wrote:+JMJ+

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Ballreich's Bros., Inc. (Est. 1920) Tiffin, OH

Ballreich's Bar-B-Q - This is an interesting one. Unlike many of today's nouveau chips made from kettle-cooked russet potatoes, these are the classic american-style white chip, marcelled (crinkle-cut), and are thus a bit mealier in texture. As such they might not immediately appeal to trendier tastes. The BBQ spice mixture is unique and subtle, more tomatoey than many BBQs which lends it an undercurrent of natural sweetness, no smokiness, and a small amount of horseradish is added for complexity. After the first few, one might be nonplussed, but the patient palate will soon appreciate the quiet joys of this chip, falling prey to its addictive nature.
I love Ballreich's for a couple reasons, most importantly they are delicious and unique. Secondly, my best friend grew up in Tiffin and would always bring some back from home when we were in college and lived together in Cleveland.
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Post by Thunktank » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:57 pm

Can't find these around here where I live now but this is what I was raised to. They're fried in lard and such chips are the still quite common in that part of the country. I like the blue bag best.

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Post by fisherofpipes » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:39 am

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The zenith of potato chip history and culture. All roads lead to Cape Cod Sea Salt & Vinegar.
I will have to second that, and though SS&V are my favorite, I like the other Cape Cods as well. Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper. The Cheddar. The Harvest Gold (think that's the one they nuke in canola oil until they're, well, nuked?) that scare my brother the biologist so bad...

Need to append that I don't do BBQ chips. I like BBQ, just not on chips. Just me.
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Post by fisherofpipes » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:41 am

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...and that one is a potent childhood memory. Used to have those delivered. The cans were as good as the chips; very useful.
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Post by Cliff » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:43 am

These used to be my favorite chips., and you got a lot of them in a can.
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Post by wosbald » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:09 am

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fisherofpipes wrote:The Harvest Gold (think that's the one they nuke in canola oil until they're, well, nuked?) that scare my brother the biologist so bad...
Nuked? Aren't those just made out of the Yukon Gold hybrid?




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Post by huddsbaggie » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:22 am

CRISPS. FFS!
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Post by gravel » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:24 am

huddsbaggie wrote:CRISPS. FFS!
Oh you. Speak English for once.

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Post by wosbald » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:28 am

+JMJ+

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Zerbe's Potato Chips, Inc. Denver, PA (in Lancaster County, not far from Harrisburg)

Zerbe's - Simple and delicious. Comes in Regular, Dark, and a BBQ that I've never seen. Just good old fashioned chips. It may be a one-man operation, because I once called the phone number and seemed to have gotten a guy in his house. I may have woken him up.




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huddsbaggie wrote:CRISPS. FFS!
Oh you. Speak English for once.
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Post by fisherofpipes » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:47 pm

wosbald wrote:+JMJ+
fisherofpipes wrote:The Harvest Gold (think that's the one they nuke in canola oil until they're, well, nuked?) that scare my brother the biologist so bad...
Nuked? Aren't those just made out of the Yukon Gold hybrid?
Think my brother said they were cooked so that they were almost burnt (could I be thinking of another variety?) and he is afraid of carcinogens (smoker that he is).

I may be thinking of another variety. I'll look for it.

It's the Robust Russet I'm thinking of!

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I think they may have discontinued it.
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Post by Rusty » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:08 pm

Chips. Another thing I don't eat.

I still cheat with cheese. But bacon, chips, fries, fast food burgers, junk food; it has all been exiled from my diet. No, stupid me, I look forward to apples. I won't tell the Doc about the apples; he'll just say I can't have them. And don't tell 'im I dip apple slices in honey. Oooh he'd be on me like a fly on sh*t. Nightmares. 8O
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Post by Thunktank » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:24 pm

Rusty wrote:Chips. Another thing I don't eat.

I still cheat with cheese. But bacon, chips, fries, fast food burgers, junk food; it has all been exiled from my diet. No, stupid me, I look forward to apples. I won't tell the Doc about the apples; he'll just say I can't have them. And don't tell 'im I dip apple slices in honey. Oooh he'd be on me like a fly on sh*t. Nightmares. 8O
I'm afraid I'm heading down this road too. At one time I could eat anything and remain thin and healthy. But then things changed in the last ten years. I eat pretty healthy food most of the time now but I've been cutting out more "junk" bit by bit to include pipe smoking. My blood pressure is just short of hypertension (which makes me pre-hypertension). This developed in the last couple of years and runs in my dads family and starts around late 30s and early 40s. I'll end up on BP medication by the time I'm 40 but in the meantime I'm just trying to live as healthy a life that I can. I'm going to have to start ordering decaf coffee next. Sucks getting older.

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