Thursday, July 10, 2008

Taste Test

So, a cyber-friend turned in-real-life friend passed me a bag of chips one day at lunch several weeks ago. I almost turned them down for two reasons:

  1. I generally don't care for kettle-style chips (too hard on my teeth! too crunchy!) and
  2. I generally don't go for 'out-there' flavored chips.

Yet, for some inexplicable reason, I reached in, and pulled out a handful of golden brown chips, and began munching on the Hawaiian brand Sweet Maui Onion snack.

My mouth exploded with one of the *most* delicious treats I've experienced in some time, as far as potatoe chips go! I literally had to emply self-control so as to not empty the bag, right then and there! I took mental note of what I was eating, and determined that I would find these tasty morsels on my next trip to the grocery store.

Well, as for the best laid plans of mice and men, I could not, for the life of me, find these morsels! AAAaaaaggghhhh! Store after store I ventured . . .until the delightful day I discovered them on a shelf, just waiting for me to purchase them! I introduced them to Gil, who agreed with me ~ they are FANTASTIC!

Clearing out a bag in a half hour or so was a simple task between the two of us.

Then, the unthinkable happened! I could not for the life of me remember where I had gotten them.


So, the other day, whilst doing a grocery shop, I found these:

Now, I am almost a brand specific gal when it comes to potatoe chips . . .and my brand of choice is Lays 9 times out of 10. So, when I saw them, I felt quite confident that they would be equal in stature to the Hawaiian brand.


Boy was I wrong! While the kettle crispness was not as intense, thus good for my teeth, the flavor was lacking. Close, but no cigar.

I felt disappointed.

Then, I felt appalled.

I might be addicted.

Oh no.

{Dialing the Hawaiian company}

"Hello? Is this the home of THE Sweet Maui Onion Kettle Chips?"


Anonymous said...

try here:

Joyce said...

Well, I suppose you haven't tried the Jones' Salt & Vinegar chips???

LOVED them in my previous life.... My mom even sent a case for our anniv one year. LOL

Kim & Dave said...

OK, Angi.....this I totally understand. I have had the EXACT kind before. NOTHING compares, IMHO! (& obviosly in yours as well!)

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