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Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Old 08-29-10, 08:20 PM
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Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

SO, I am here eating my chips and salsa, and I began to wonder how many people trim off the "tops" of their chip bags as they bag empties.

Growing up, we always left our chip bags unaltered and just dove in.

My wife's family always trims off the unused portion of the bag. Not as they eat, but whenever the bag is taken out to eat, the top portion is cut away.

I find this rather convenient, as you can easily grab the large chips, and aren't grabbing blindly.

So now I am wondering how the majority of people treat their chip bags.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I've never done that and don't think I've ever seen it done. I know people that always poor them into a bowl though.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I'm just like you, OP. I've never done it, but the wife does.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I have never in my life opened a bag and not had it finished in one sitting. So, no, I don't "trim".
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Originally Posted by DeputyDave View Post
I have never in my life opened a bag and not had it finished in one sitting. So, no, I'm not "trim".
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I remember my family doing the "trim as you go" method when I was growing up. It seemed silly to me even then, so no....I don't do it now.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I've never even heard of doing that before.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
I know people that always poor them into a bowl though.
It's the only way to keep myself from eating THE WHOLE BAG.

I also trim the bag, or at least roll it down - so I don't have to reach into a long, messy corridor just to get a chip.

So how abouts them ridiculously good potato chips? When I was little, living in PA, there were "Middlesworth" BBQ chips. It was like the perfect chip, sprinkled with BBQ seasoning and God's dandruff. The brand never went nationwide. In AZ, we have Poore Brothers. And they're good. But I've never found anything that tastes like Middlesworth BBQ chips.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

So, you take the bag out, get scissors and trim the bag before you dive in? I don't get it but to each their own.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I definitely trim.. only once. Half way done, the bag gets cut. I can't stand sticking my hand all the way down a chip bag.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I just can't believe this poll wasn't started by D.Pham00
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

No scissors or other cutting instruments ever go near my bag.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I trim the bag most of the time.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I don't trim it, they stay fresher longer {or seem to} if there's a couple folds of bag at the top when I close the bag. If the bag is ripped down the side, I just dump them all into a ziploc.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
So, you take the bag out, get scissors and trim the bag before you dive in? I don't get it but to each their own.
Maybe not every time, like 1" isn't removed just for sake of trimming. It isn't an OCD thing.

Maybe it is 1-2 trims per bag. Of course, this is referring to the full size bags, and not the little snack ones.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I never cut the tops off bags
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I never trim the bag. I always pour as I go.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I only do it on those stupid Sun Chips bags. God those are loud.

Also do it on the dog food bag.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

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I only do it on those stupid Sun Chips bags. God those are loud.

Also do it on the dog food bag.

A few days ago, Shepard Smith did a 3 min segment on Sun Chips and their very loud bag.. he had one to demonstrate. It was hysterical!
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Mods, please change the subject line to "Men, do you trim your sack?"
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
No scissors or other cutting instruments ever go near my bag.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Originally Posted by Septemberbaby View Post
I definitely trim.. only once. Half way done, the bag gets cut. I can't stand sticking my hand all the way down a chip bag.
Same here. Although, during Summer, I put the chips in a tupperware container. Otherwise, the swamp cooler makes the chips nasty.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

I've always thought trimming was a good idea because it's easier, reduces noise and lessens the grease/powdery substance on your knuckles.
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Re: Food Talk: Trimming Chip Bags

Put me in the "never did it, but my GF does, and so now I do it" category. It seemed pointless at first, but now I too hate reaching down into a half empty bag.

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