Chips for Your Football Party...from Dill Pickle to Cajun Squirrel

Putting out a bowl of potato chips for your Super Bowl party?

The New York Times reports that “Americans consumed an estimated 11.2 million pounds of chips during last year’s game.”

Chips come in many flavors…including some strange ones around the world.  The Times notes that Pringles caters to Asian tastes with flavors like salt & seaweed and consommé. In Mexico and South America, the brand in a can also comes in Serrano ham flavor. Among the British choices are prawn cocktail, Marmite, roast chicken, Angus beef and roast lamb.

But Lay’s in the USA - and its British brand Walkers – are both sponsoring contests called Do Us A Flavor (or Flavour). Americans have recommended such novel potato chip offerings as sweet potatoes…dill pickle and peanut butter…Jalapeňo cheddar poppers…Florida dinner…and cheese steak.

But Walkers is already in the finalist stage of its contest, with Britons voting among six flavors to decide which one will be made permanent. The choices are: fish and chips…chilli and chocolate…onion bhaji (an Indian fritter)…crispy duck and hoisin sauce…builder’s breakfast (bacon, buttered toast, eggs, tomato sauce)…and (wait for it) Cajun squirrel. No. really.

Happy snacking!

Dave Arlington

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