All you couch potatoes please sit up! We’re through with boring old crisps and totally down with these crazy and unique potato chips. Here’s what we’ve been stashing in the Honeycombers emergency snack cupboard!
Snacking all day long is what we’re good at. I mean, if you’ve got all these amazing food around, why wouldn’t you? Our snack of the moment? Quirky potato chips. From the food trend-ish salted egg to tongue-numbing Szechuan, here’s what we’ve been snacking on of late. Detox begins in 3… 2… 1…
McClure’s Bloody Mary potato chips
Tastes like your favourite cocktail (minus the alcohol) but fills you up like a big lunch, Bloody Mary chips are tangy and packs some heat from the smoky paprika and spicy pickle brine. What we love is that although chips are easily addictive, the sourness prevents us (just a little) from bingeing on a pack too quickly. Honeycombers Ed Selina likes to think she’s posh by scoffing these with a salmon bagel.
Torres Sparkling Wine potato chips
Spanish chip experts Torres have been rolling out pretty intriguing (and delicious) flavours like Iberian ham, black truffle and caviar but there’s just one that sparkles more than the rest. While the alcohol content is 0%, the potato chips taste like fizzy wine and bubbles!
Nissin Cup Noodle Tom Yam potato chips
Tom Yam is an internationally loved taste so it only makes sense to transplant it to another all-time favourite: potato chips. We love the spiciness and saltiness of these chips but our only gripe is how full of air that big is filled with. No need to be stingy – we say as we wolf down a bag in less than 10 minutes.
Ooh Lala Mala potato chips
Word of caution, if you are new to the world of Szechuan food, you might want to proceed gingerly. What gives Szechuan cuisine that distinct taste is the dried chilli and peppercorn which also numbs the entire mouth, in a good way. Do go slow when snacking on this though, or stomachaches might ensue… (Trust me on this one.)
HaiTai Honey Butter Chip
After a whole list of savoury-salty snack, here is one that is comforting and slightly sweeter. We can somehow foresee butter and honey to be the next food trend flavour so let’s get acquainted, shall me?
Singapore Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice potato chips
Two local favourites immortalised forever in the form of potato chips. It might take a while to get used to the flavours at first but it grows on you somehow. We suggest you stock this up for when the guests come (it makes for a good conversation starter) or you know, just keep them for your own secret stash.
The Golden Duck Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk potato crisps
Remember that salted egg yolk craze? These potato crisps from Golden Duck emerged as one of the winners during that time. Although it’s light and delicate, these chips sometimes feel wispy and the overpowering seasoning creates a sweet flavour. Sorry Golden Duck, we’re here for chips, not candy. Rival Irvins wins.