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Would You Pay $56 For Five Potato Chips?


Well that’s how much ‘S:t Eriks India Pale Ale’, a Swedish beer brand, is charging for what they’re calling “The World’s Most Exclusive Potato Chips”. Sold in a limited edition box containing all of 5 chips, each thin potato wafer contains what sounds like some prime ingredients, such as:

With a taste similar to that of mature cheese, matsutake is one of the world’s most sought-after species of mushrooms.

Truffle Seaweed As the name suggests, truffle seaweed has a flavor reminiscent of truffles. The seaweed grows in the form of small tufts on the brown alga known as Ascophyllum nodosum, which is only found in cold tidal waters.

Ammarnäs Potatoes The potato in the chips comes from the potato hillside in Ammarnäs, a steep, stony slope in a south-facing location where almond potatoes are cultivated in very limited numbers.

India Pale Ale Wort During the process of brewing beer, the barley malt is converted into a sweet aromatic liquid known as wort. To add a hint of sweetness to the chips, freeze-dried wort was added, of the kind normally used to brew S:t Eriks India Pale Ale.

Of course there’s nothing in there that can properly justify the asking price, but it’s a fun marketing gimmick and here we are, giving them some attention. Still, if you want your own, well, you can’t have one, since they’re sold out. We don’t know if there will be another production run, or if this is even the sort of thing you’d eventually find on eBay.


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Hottest Chip In The World Is Sold In Coffin Shaped Box


The Carolina Reaper Madness chip is sold individually. Yes, we mean that you can buy one single chip, which comes packed in a sealed pouch, which itself is carried inside a coffin-shaped cardboard box. It’s the hottest chip in the world and gets its fire from the world’s hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper. Paqui Chips, who make this “delicacy”, even decided to toss in some ghost pepper and chipotle seasoning for good measure. And why just one? In an interview with Mashable, Jess Day, Brand Manager for Paqui Chips said:

…quite honestly, that’s all that you need. That’s all that anyone needs. It’s the hottest chip you’ll ever have, I can guarantee you that. After you eat that one chip, trust me, you’re not looking to dig back into the bag and have a second one.”

It’s $5 for that one chip, which might seem like a lot for a single chip. But if you think that, you’re sort of missing the point.


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Pringles Candles


Big fan of Pringles’ chips, are ya? Pringles UK has something for you: a set of candles that allegedly smell like some of their chip flavours. They come in ‘Pigs in Blanket’, ‘Cheesy Cheese’ and ‘Texas BBQ’ flavours and are available now.


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Chuao Potato Chip Chocolate Bar

Chuao Potato Chip Chocolate BarPotato chips. Chocolate. They’re two of the most popular snack foods that people munch on depending on what they currently feel like eating. Something salty? Go for chips. Feel like eating something sweet? Go for chocolate.

But what if you want something that’s a bit of both? Well, you can try Chuao Chocolatier’s new potato chip-flavored chocolate. It’s a sweet and salty treat that’s unusual yet unbelievably good at the same time. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. It’s available online for $9.

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Chip Dispensing Shoehorn Slap Bracelet Thing Is Awesome


Tilt Pringles can, access chips, eat. It’s simple, so why would you need a gadget to help you stuff your face with those delicious slivers of fried potato starch pulp? Well, because you can, is why. Say you’re not the can-tilting type. Or you simply prefer the presentation of a neat stack of chips outside their container. Whatever the reason for using the EntreX Chip Dispenser, we’re just sort of amused it exists. It’s a silicone device that wraps around the can of Pringles much like a slap-bracelet when not needed, but when unfolded can be used to scoop up the goods and pull them out in one go.

Now, we say it exists, but we’re not actually sure it does. We can’t find a way to buy it, let alone to figure out how much it costs. We’ll give you the link at the bottom, and maybe you guys can harass the company until they send you one.

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So… This Exists: Steak Flavored Chips


Looks like Frito-Lay isn’t screwing around with its line of male-centered chip flavors. Hot on the heels of other successes like Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins, and Beer Battered Onion Rings, comes news of Flame-Grilled Steak flavored Ruffles. They’re supposed to taste “like a steakhouse in your mouth— minus the obnoxious maître d’, weird tiny salad forks and soft jazz.”

We’re not sure in which markets, but if you’ve tried them, let us know how they are in the comments!

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Geeky: Here’s How To Make Crystal Clear Chips

By David Ponce

What you see there are potato chips. They’re see-through, but allegedly taste just like real chips. The future, as they say, is now!

Apparently “Hamid Salimian, Diva at the Met (a restaurant in Vancouver) chef, serves the ‘glass’ potato chip as part of an amuse bouche. He puts a dab of creme fraiche on a plate or stone, tops it with chopped chives and finishes with a heap of rasped truffles and the glass potato.”

Ok… maybe there’s a bit of cheating involved. There’s no actual deep fried potato slices there, but rather a potato-flavored stock mixed with potato starch, then turned into a gelatin which is dried flat for several hours before being fried. But the result allegedly tastes just like the real thing and has the added advantage of being, you know, freaking crystal clear!

So you want to make your own? Hit the jump for the full recipe.

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