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Flavourful Chips based in Canada

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Potato. Doesn’t sound exciting right? Often referred to as bland, boring, cheap and mass produced – potatoes are often overlooked and under-appreciated.  However, for the same reasons, the humble potato is the all time most consumed vegetable all over the world because of its versatility. Potatoes can be fried, baked, boiled, mashed, whipped, hashed, curried and so on! People enjoy potatoes in a wide range of variety, but one thing we can all agree, the most popular and conveniently available are in a bag, potato chips!

From the plain, to salted to barbecue to wasabi, flavours of potato chips have exceeded its evolution – and Canada’s potato chip game is not to be missed out, so here is some uniquely Canadian flavoured chips you must consider!

  1. Ketchup Chips

Fries and ketchup are inarguably the perfect combination and has been the staple for most fast-food chains. What if I tell you that the most popular potato chips flavour in Canada is the ingenious Ketchup Potato Chips? Yes Folks, it exists! You can conveniently enjoy your potato without dipping it in ketchup, ‘cause it already is in ketchup. Rumor has it, Canada’s favorite chips was invented by the Hostess Potato Chips Company in the 1970’s, but since no one has stepped up to take the credit – the origins of this delicious snack is still a mystery to date.

I’ll bet that you can find ketchup flavoured chips in most Canadian grocery store, and this is without exaggeration.  Usually Ketchup flavoured chips are dark red brownish color, has a sweet and salt flavor, with that tart bite as if of a ketchup (of course).

Ketchup flavoured chips are so Canadian you can almost hear “eh” in every crisp.

  1. Dill Pickle Chips

Pickling is a popular way of preserving food and an activity that is most certainly enjoyed by Canadians. Not only is pickling a well-known Canadian phenomena, there is a logical reason behind it. Early settlers in Canada learned that the country has a short growing season, so for them to keep the harvest longer for the winter season, they had to pickle it and this practice continued through out generations.

Dill Pickles are cucumbers that has been pickled in a brine or vinegar solution with some dill leaves. You probably learned by now that Canadians have a passion for simplifying and combining the flavours they love, hence the Dill pickled chips.

Dill pickle chips taste tangy, sour and sweet with that refreshing dill flavour in the end.

Pro-Tip: If you don’t want to tussle with a Canadian, don’t you ever compare their Dill Pickled Chips with just sour crème chips, or you’ll get in trouble.

  1. All dressed Chips

Alongside many things that Canada has invented comes the most loved and internationally accepted All Dressed Chips. As the name suggests, All Dressed Chip is a bunch of everything rolled into one. It has flavours of barbecue, ketchup, sour cream and onion, salt, pepper and vinegar. What did we tell you, it’s quite a handful, eh? This elaborate combination of the most popular condiments and flavorings will send an explosion in your mouth, your tastebuds will have a hard time figuring out which flavors are which but it will surely want for more!

Yum-Yum Chips in Montreal, Quebec invented the All Dressed Flavor chips in 1978 by probably some undecided guys who just wanted it all – but hey we ain’t complaining, Thank you Yum-Yum Chips, All Dressed Chips surely is a yum-yum!

 

4. Special Edition – Chalet Sauce Chips

Just recently, Frito Lay Co. has released a Lay’s Swiss Chalet Sauce flavored chips. Swiss Chalet is a Canadian Casual-Dining Restaurant chain that was founded in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario and has branched out in over 200 restaurants all over the country.

Hurry! Lay’s Swiss Chalet Sauce is available only until supplies lasts!

 

 

Try these chips and let us know what you think!

https://www.swisschalet.com/en/chalet-chips.html

https://yum-yum.com/en/about-us

https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1958/10/11/why-canadians-cant-leave-pickles-alone

https://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/great-canadian-cookbook/blog/the-crunchy-history-of-ketchup-chips/

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