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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:43 AM

Why don't potato chips taste the same?

Am I the only one who has noticed it? Perhaps to try to make them more healthy they have screwed with the formula that made them irresistible.

I might eat a total of a quarter bag a year, but I find they are easy to resist because it tastes like shit.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:49 AM

1. Okay. I'll pick some up on my next trip to the store.

I'll have to get back to ya on that one.
I fell out of love with potato chips years ago.
Oh yeah. That was right after I tried baked chips.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:28 AM

2. Some brands are better than others.

I really like the "kettle style" chips that Cape Cod, Boulder, Poore Brothers, etc. sell. I could eat the whole bag in a sitting. But, your standard potato chips, meh. I fell out of love with them as a kid, after I overindulged in them and got sick.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:31 AM

3. Probably the kind of oils they use.

Basic Lays leave a greasy feeling on the roof of my mouth. Yuck.

I'm fond of the various Terra brand chips, especially the exotic ones like beet, taro, or squash.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:47 AM

4. Blame MBAs or competition. In part, the potato chip manufacturers are using less expensive potatoes

 

which grow quickly but taste more like styrofoam. (Think of what happened to tomatoes.)

One former trick that potato chip manufacturers used was to add beef tallow in the cooking process. Tallow which also adds flavor, can be viewed in more current times as an unnecessary expense.

You can verify the effect of the type of potato and tallow upon taste at home.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:41 PM

5. I love potato chips but rarely buy them because I could eat a whole bag a one sitting.

But when I do buy them, I prefer Lay's.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:51 PM

6. transfats taste good

big saturated fatty chips that take a day of life away per chip were awesome. Now they are healthy. Takes 2 chips to take away a day of life.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:49 PM

7. I remember when Lays first came out, they were a poor pale substitute for Wise.

But they often were discounted and began to sell well. Shortly after Wise chips became paler than their normal dark almost burnt color. Their flavor went away with the color. I'm sure some part of the problem is also with the different oils they use.

I now often make my own chips at home, it's not hard and they taste much better.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:50 AM

8. Kettle Spicy Thai, Utz Crab Chip, and Grandma Utz Kettle Chips...

(with French onion dip) are de-lish. I don't each chips often, but those three don't stand a chance if around me.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:54 AM

9. I'm with you on the Utz Crab Chip

I can't find them where I live (which is probably a good thing), but they're delicious. The Grandma kind I wasn't crazy about, but the Crab Chip and the Carolina BBQ are plenty good.

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Response to fishwax (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:02 AM

10. Ha, yes, it probably is.

I don't crave salty foods very often but when I do, those crab chips go down waaay too easily.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:35 AM

11. different recipes (ways to prepare food) taste differently. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:02 AM

12. I've been saying the same thing about wavy lays for months. They taste stale when you first

 

buy them. I think people are going for store brands because they're cheaper so the more expensive ones stay on the shelf longer.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:25 AM

13. Do you have access to Old Dutch?

They are the best chips.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:19 PM

14. Better Made still do!

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