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Old 09-08-14, 11:18 AM
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

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Interesting, there is a greek restaurant in my town, I wonder if they serve this. I wouldn't mind trying it.
If they don't, they they're NOT a real greek restaurant.

That's a classy name for a mundane dish.
It's French.
Gravy on fries is quite popular in some places here in the States, never seen them served with cheese curds, though.
Yeah. There may even be a thread about poutine around here.
So would you mind boxing up those new flavors and sending them to the American members of the board?
I could do it if I'm able to find enough of all four flavours based on how many people actually want them. In my experience, stores all seem to have 1 or 2, but not all four. But shipping... shipping across the border SUCKS so bad.

But I could throw in some Old Dutch ketchup chips, too.
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I want my cream cheese and smoked salmon flavor.
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

These are cooked in lard and I find them delicious :



These are also good :

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If they don't, they they're NOT a real greek restaurant.
My only obstacle is having no idea how to pronounce it.
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My only obstacle is having no idea how to pronounce it.
tat-zi-ki; with the last two sounding like key.
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

Thanks guys, you've been very helpful.
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

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Oh man, those look great.
The poutine is good. The cinnamon bun was meh. It's just cinnamon on a chip. No real sweet or savoury, really. The tzatziki starts getting weird after a while - too much cucumber flavour, not enough of anything else. Haven't tried the jalapeno + mac.
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Personal top 4 Potato Chip-like items, I'm a simple man:
4. Cape Cod Original- still the best kettle chip. Simple, salty, potato-y.
3. Pringles Sour Cream & Onion - not too sweet, just the right tang. The perfect SC&O chip.
2. Lay's Original - the best regular old potato chip. Often copied, never equalled. I think they use a custom potato cultivar for these chips.
1. Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar - basically crack to me. Oily, sloppy goodness oozing out of its so so tasty pores. This is the nuclear weaponry of chips.
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

I really like these ones



They are Canadian and I'd have them when I go over to Windsor or Toronto or had a friend from Canada visit. I've seen them in stores in the US and Quizno's locations, but they are Frito Lay branded and don't taste the same. I'm not sure if the ones in Canada are also Frito Lay now.

And now I need to seek out these chips if they are still being made. Mrs. Vickies Balsamic Vinegar and Sweet Onion

http://www.missvickies.ca/en/prod-balsamic.php

For local chips, these ones are pretty good especially with a good chip dip.

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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

Of the 4 votes here in the States the only really good one is the Ginger Wasabi flavor.

The Capucino doesn't taste like coffee at all and just tastes like sweetened cinnamon.

The Bacon mac and cheese doesn't have enough taste.

Mango tastes like old perfume.

Poutine is a flavour that would do well here but it needs to have a better name like
cheese and gravy or something.
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

Miss Vickie's is owned by Frito Lays here in Canada.
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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
tat-zi-ki; with the last two sounding like key.
I think it's actually like "tsaht" rather than "tat."

Accent is on the second syllable.
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Miss Vickie's is owned by Frito Lays here in Canada.
That's disappointing since I didn't like the Lays version of Mrs Vickies in the states. The package simply said sea salt & vinegar instead of Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar.

They changed something from what I remember them tasting like when I had them in the past in Canada. I'll have to try a bag sometime.. I did see another flavor that looked good chili & sour cream I think it was.

That's the one nice thing about the area I'm at, its like a 45 minute drive to Windsor, with good bridge traffic that is.
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I'm still dumbfounded that an adult make can go his whole life without having eaten a Gyro/Shawarma/Doner Kebab. I mean, not only is it one of the most delicious and satisfying sandwiches in the world (when done right), it's pretty much ubiquitous around the fucking world - one of the only sandwiches that is available on every continent and almost every country.

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I'm still dumbfounded that an adult make can go his whole life without having eaten a Gyro/Shawarma/Doner Kebab. I mean, not only is it one of the most delicious and satisfying sandwiches in the world (when done right), it's pretty much ubiquitous around the fucking world - one of the only sandwiches that is available on every continent and almost every country.
Be interested how you conducted this demographic survey.
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"Why aren't everybody's life experiences just like mine??"
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While i've had a gyro before (and even then only a couple times), i had never even heard of shawarma until I saw it on the Avengers. Doesn't seem to crazy that someone wouldn't seek out Greek food.
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While i've had a gyro before (and even then only a couple times), i had never even heard of shawarma until I saw it on the Avengers. Doesn't seem to crazy that someone wouldn't seek out Greek food.
The only difference between a gyro and a shawarma is that the cut of the meat is a little different, otherwise, same exact meat and flavor.

And it's not just "Greek", these sandwiches are indigenous to pretty much every middle-eastern and Mediterranean country/culture, whom brought it with them to every place they reside, all over the world. It's more common around the world than pizza - would you think it's normal if someone never had pizza?

I've been to Istanbul (home of the shawarma), but the best one I had was in Paris.
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The only difference between a gyro and a shawarma is that the cut of the meat is a little different, otherwise, same exact meat and flavor.

And it's not just "Greek", these sandwiches are indigenous to pretty much every middle-eastern and Mediterranean country/culture, whom brought it with them to every place they reside, all over the world. It's more common around the world than pizza - would you think it's normal if someone never had pizza?
I'm going to venture a guess that pizza is significantly more common in the United States or North America then Mediterranean food, so it's popularity in other parts of the world isn't as relevant given the members here. Hell, if it wasn't for seeing Daphne's Greek Cafe pop up in the last decade I probably would have never had a gyro until more recently (since my brother's wife is Turkish).

I'm dumbfounded that you would be dumbfounded about this.
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I'm still dumbfounded that an adult make can go his whole life without having eaten a Gyro/Shawarma/Doner Kebab. I mean, not only is it one of the most delicious and satisfying sandwiches in the world (when done right), it's pretty much ubiquitous around the fucking world - one of the only sandwiches that is available on every continent and almost every country.


do you have to do this in every food thread?
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do you have to do this in every food thread?
and multiple forums.
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Saw these at Ralph's today. Who the heck would want these?



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Re: Potato chips and other snacks - reviewed

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While i've had a gyro before (and even then only a couple times), i had never even heard of shawarma until I saw it on the Avengers. Doesn't seem to crazy that someone wouldn't seek out Greek food.
Iron Man didn't even know what it was and he's a genius.
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do you have to do this in every food thread?
Click on my name to the left, in my profile under the "user list" menu, click "add to ignore list". Done and done.
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I'm not dumbfounded that he is dumbfounded.

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