Irreverent Mama

Monday, August 13, 2007

HA! Here I am, writing a Fun Monday post ON THE TUESDAY BEFORE.

I am so organized...

And, thanks to Beckie, it's an easy one, as well as a fun one!

What is my favourite treat? With some details. When she posts her instructions, her examples are all food, so I guess you won't be hearing about a non-edible favourite treat Matthew shared with me only an hour or two ago.

My favourite treat is Miss Vicki's potato chips, in one of two flavours: Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar, or Lime and Black Pepper.

These are the best chips bar none. The flavours are intense and authentic. Yes, I may simply be ingesting a complicated concoction of chemicals, but it TASTES like vinegar and lime and jalapeno peppers, or whatever. And the texture? Perfect. Crisp, with enough thickness to give you a satisfying CRUNCH between your teeth when you bite down. No wussy "oomph" of disintegrating starch, no! Instead, a robust explosion that renders you incapable of maintaining a conversation. "Sorry, dear, I can't hear you over the chips."

I'd provide a picture, but I don't have these things in the house. Recipe for complete caloric disaster. I'm losing weight, remember? I allow myself a small bag every couple of weeks. Which I eat outside the house.

Strangely, I can't even find a picture on the internet. So maybe I'll pop over to the 7-Eleven and be the weird woman taking pictures of the bags of chips on the shelves.

Or perhaps that would just be too, too sad...

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27 Comments:

  • I've never heard of those but I do love flavored chips!!

    By Blogger Happy Working Mom, at 9:55 AM  

  • I thought I was the only person on Earth who loves, loves, loves Sea Salt and Vinegar AND Lime and Black Pepper Chips.
    Have you ever eaten them TOGETHER? Oh, what a kick to the taste buds that is.

    By Anonymous swamp witch, at 9:56 AM  

  • Lime and black pepper are good. You can have my share of the vinegar ones.

    Great post!

    By Blogger Beckie, at 10:01 AM  

  • would have to have a nice garlic dip with them, and a bottle of wine too!

    By Blogger her indoors, at 10:03 AM  

  • I must agree. Those two are flavours are my favourite in the Miss Vicky variety as well!

    By Anonymous Debbie, at 10:22 AM  

  • Who the heck is Miss Vicky? She is just trying to be like Art and Mary!!
    ha ha! Can we get Miss V down here? I will gladly compare...I have found nothing so far that can hold a candle to my Art and Mary! I eat the bag in one sitting!

    By Blogger Kaytabug, at 10:32 AM  

  • Ah, a Canadian! I had to look and see where you were from that you could have a 7-Eleven *and* the interesting chip flavors. They sound wonderful. I've had the sea salt and vinegar and Danny's grandparents once brought us back some dill pickle chips from a trip to Canada.

    By Blogger Jenni, at 10:37 AM  

  • Oh Miss Vickie's are they a bit like Kettle chips ??

    By Blogger ChrisB, at 11:47 AM  

  • Ooooh, those chips sound really good! I love the thick crunchy chips rather than the thin kind (like Lays)!

    By Blogger Rachel, at 11:47 AM  

  • I'm a big fan of salt and vinegar chips - and no one else in the house likes them, so I can eat them ALL.

    Will have to try the lime and black pepper...good tip!

    By Blogger Tiggerlane, at 12:05 PM  

  • Lime and Black Pepper sounds good - we don't have them here though.

    By Blogger Z, at 2:27 PM  

  • Those are my sweetie's favorites, although we don't have that brand here. I let him have all the chips, isn't that nice of me?

    By Anonymous susan, at 2:36 PM  

  • I do enjoy those chips, also.

    And I think it's perfectly acceptable to photo the chips aisle; you can just explain that you're doing media research. Hey, it's totally not lying! The blogosphere is part of the media; if they think you're working for Chris Hansen that's their problem.

    By Anonymous Stephanie, at 2:44 PM  

  • HWM - Miss Vicky's has the most interesting flavours. Those two are just my favourites, but the company makes a bunch more.

    Swamp Witch - Oh.My.GAWD. I must, must, must try that. I'm drooling...

    Beckie - Sounds like a match made in heaven!

    Her indoors - You know, I never do dips, but that sounds interesting. Hmmm...

    Debbie - Great minds, we are!

    Katyabug - Who the heck are Art and Mary?? (Miss Vicky's been around since 1985...)

    Jenni - I once read that Canadians eat more potato chips per capita than any other country. They are our national junk food of choice. Hence all the flavours.

    ChrisB - Kettle chips... You know, I've seen them, but never tried them, so I can't be sure. But they sure look like the same sort of things - and interesting flavours, too!

    Rachel - if you like thick and crunchy, you'd LOVE these.

    Tiggerlane - no one else likes them? Lucky you. I have to smuggle mine - another reason I eat them out of the house: so as not to be ambushed!

    Z - Oh, poor you! Such deprivation!

    Susan - YOU are a marvellous woman. I hope your sweetie understands what a gem he's got!

    Stephanie - "Media research"!! Brilliant! You may get those pictures yet...

    By Blogger irreverentmama, at 2:52 PM  

  • I thought about taking a picture at the store of my favorite food too. But, then I caved in and bought it. Now, I regret it- I was doing so good on my diet. :(

    By Blogger Melanie, at 4:03 PM  

  • Melanie - All is not lost! As I said, I eat some every once in a while, and I'm still dropping the pounds at a satisfactory rate. Just don't let that one treat be the thin edge of the discouragement wedge and go bananas for the next two days. If you resist that temptation, it'll be fine.

    By Blogger irreverentmama, at 5:16 PM  

  • I will have be on the lookout for Miss Vicki's Chips, "robust explosion" sounds like my kind of chip.

    By Blogger mjd, at 5:28 PM  

  • Lime and Black Pepper? whoah - that is an interesting combination. (or is it one of each?)

    I love the salt and vinegar.

    By Anonymous Karmyn R, at 6:42 PM  

  • Ha, you make me laugh.

    I like those chips, too. Have you tried Sobey's Chippery chips? Goodly good they are.

    By Blogger Denguy, at 8:49 PM  

  • my family loves the salt n vinegar chips.

    chips make my lips sore, so I stick with chocolate fudge ha ha ha haa

    By Blogger Pamela, at 8:58 PM  

  • now that's a tangy chip *makes suckingonapickle face* :D
    happy monday!

    By Anonymous The Pear Lady, at 10:10 PM  

  • I would love to see you wondering the aisles snapping photos. I wonder what people would say. I would never have the guts to do it, but I've wanted to.

    By Blogger lisa's chaos, at 12:27 AM  

  • I just finished a packet of Red Rock Deli, Lime and Black Pepper kettle chips. And according to Lay's website, Vicki's are kettle cooked chips.

    By Anonymous willowtree, at 1:18 AM  

  • Sea salt and malt vinegar are so my favourite flavour for crisps.

    By Blogger Beccy, at 6:29 AM  

  • Oh, Mis Vicki's potato chips are john's (uncaringbear's) FAVES! He misses them so much since he moved to Australia. We just don't have the variety here.

    By Blogger theotherbear, at 7:56 AM  

  • Frankly, I just love seeing this discussion on 'chips' and knowing that you aren't talking about huge, greasy french fries.

    They are crisps here, and I never get used to saying it. I'm constantly getting reminded that I mean 'crisps' when I've said 'chips' and it makes me feel very bad-tempered. Just like being told that I mispronounce basil, tomato, schedule, route and aluminum.

    By Blogger Mary Witzl, at 2:09 PM  

  • Don't feel too sad for Z, the UK is full of little farm chip producers. Many of them print on the bag the chappie who was manning the vat that day and the variety of potatoe so you can get really really snobish about your chips. There is nothing like good thick crispie ones though, delish.

    By Blogger The Boy, at 4:09 PM  

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