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Chippy Chippy Yum Yum …………

So we had some rain recently – seriously heavy wet rain.
Oh dear, what was I to do?

Restless and with no interest in any current craft, book or TV programme
You’d never believe what I actually ended up doing.

No chocolate in the house meant I just had to
Munch on some chippies 🙂

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Meat Pie and Sauce flavoured ones !

A snap purchase, certainly one not new on the supermarket shelves
but re released for the winter football season
Yes, sometimes I’m a sucker when i see something different lol

(Verdict -Tasty but a bit greasy)

Well, between the two of us we scoffed the lot – it was an interesting afternoon but not one we’ll be repeating soon with that flavour.

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Do you know where, when and by whom the first chip (crisp) was produced?
I had no idea, so asked ‘Mr G’
Lots of good reading here for those who are curious about this fact.

This site – http://inventors.about.com/od/foodrelatedinventions/a/potato_chips.htm – told me that George Crum invented potato chips in 1853 plus other interesting things.

Native American George Crum was a chef at a Saratoga Springs, New York, resort, when customer Cornelius Vanderbilt complained that his french fries were too thick. George Crum fried up a serving of paper thin potatoes cooked to a crunchy crisp texture – the first potato chips. The dish dubbed “Saratoga Chips” became a favorite.

If you look at Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_chip – it gave me information on chips/crisps and as well as naming Mr Crum also came up with the names of other ‘inventors’

A potato chip (American English) or crisp (British English) is a thin slice of potato that has been deep fried baked until crunchy. Potato chips are commonly served as a snack, side dish, or appetizer. The basic chips are cooked and salted; additional varieties are manufactured using various flavorings and ingredients including herbs, spices, cheeses and artificial additives.

Lots of different information here including the fact there was no patent taken out:- http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/crum.htm

A very recent article here:-
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/09/real-story-potato-chip/

And of course Snopes has a point of view as well:-
http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp

Now I got that out of my system it’s back to fresh fruit as a snack 🙂

12 thoughts on “Chippy Chippy Yum Yum …………”

  1. A very interesting and informative post, Cathy! Last year in Calais, DH and I ordered pomme frites to go with a glass of wine in a pavement cafe…we were sure it would be French fries type of chips…the waiter brought out a bowl of crisps. How disappointed we were! Then a little while later, out came the bowl of French fries…which were delicious! Lol

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  2. Interesting cultural confusion by Maria. Adding salt to our food should be something we train ourselves out of and given I never added salt, it is not an issue for me. Yet I hate how you can’t get heavily salted crisps and nuts now.

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  3. Meat Pie and Sauce – interesting. Some makers come up with the weirdest chips. DH brought home some “White Chocolate” once, and some “Pumpkin Pie”. There are some things they just should leave alone…

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  4. I am not a great lover of crisps/potato chips, I usually keep a pack in my pantry to crush and spread over a dish of mashed potato or shepherd’s pie.

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  5. Snap. My partner bought (and consumed) a pack of those very same chippies this week.
    I am not a fan. I might eat chips once or twice a year. Mind you I fail (too often) in other areas.

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  6. Nope I don’t think I’d like to try those. I have never seen them but then again I have been avoiding the chip isle for well over a year now.

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  7. In years past, there there where just a few brands and styles of Potato Chips. Now there are more brands, styles and flavor of chips imaginable. We have a fondness for ‘Kettle Cooked’ style of chip which makes a crunchier chip.

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  8. I love crisps (chips), I love veggie crisps and hand cut salt and vinegar flavour, I limit them.though yo.small.bags as.once I.open a bag I have to.finish it!

    Dawn X

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  9. Hi Cathy, you’ve got to have a treat now and then eh!! Our weakness is chocolate and licorice.
    Good to get your opinion on the meat pie chips, we saw them last week and laughed but then wondered what they’d be like as we do like an occasional meat pie, mashed potato, peas and gravy!!
    I also saw the chocolate with vegemite on sale as well – we passed that one too without buying (not saying we didn’t get any goodies of course… just not those ;D)

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