• USA
  • Kettle Buffalo Bleu – Well Done As Always

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    Kettle chips have already been featured on my site and Instagram account on many occasions, and for a good reason: they’re usually mouthwatering…

    At first, you’re hit with a mild kick of spiciness… But then, out of the blue, comes the Bleu! To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. In a blind test I would fail. My guess would probably be ‘Smoky BBQ’ or an interesting (weird) version of ‘Sweet Chili’. The chips still taste great though and that’s all that matters. They’re also super thick and crunchy which makes them perfect for dipping. Well done as always, Kettle.

    Bought in Los Angeles, California.

    My rating: 8.5/10.

  • Lithuania
  • Chio Chesse / Bacon – Something to Cure Your Munchies With

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    To my surprise, that was one of the best drunk (and high) pigging out experiences of my life! Nothing gourmet about them, just a lot of salt and flavor. Exactly what one needs in these situations. I liked the bacon ones a bit more as they seemed to have more salt. I had them with a cheesy dip which finished off an already amazing experience. Consume when drunk or stoned.

    “I would spend $10 on the weed, and then another $10 on food. Fuck that, with that $20 I can go buy some Ecstasy.” (random quote I found on the web)

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania. Should be available throughout Eastern Europe and Germany.

    My rating: 8/10 and 8.5/10, but the happiness they gave me yesterday deserves a 10/10.

  • USA
  • McClure’s Garlic Dill Pickle – When Two Become One

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    Everything about this brand is just simple, elegant and so NYC. I learned about McClure’s Pickles at some flea market in Brooklyn. I literally want to buy EVERYTHING from their online store, but unfortunately they ship within the U.S. only (and I live in the forgotten place called Europe). There are three things in the world that I love the most: chips, pickles, and Bloody Marys. McClure’s Pickles brand happens to have all three of them. And I can’t even buy a bloody Bloody Mary Mix without having to jump on a flight, for god’s sake.

    Since I’m a fan of pickles and chips, imagine what is going on in my mouth when I eat the combination of the two. Pickle-flavored chips are indeed one of my favorite treats. And McClure’s Garlic Dill Pickle chips are one the best in their category: crunchy, briny, garlicky and salty (but not too salty). Certainly better than Lay’s Dill Pickle and also, when I think about it, I think I prefer a crinkle cut. I can picture them as the perfect side for just about anything. I also love the simplicity in McClure’s packaging design.

    Read their story HERE and the crazy story about how they expanded their business into potato chip market can be found HERE. I honestly think they should open a restaurant.

    Bought and eaten in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    My rating: 8.5/10.

  • Italy
  • Autentica Trattoria di Oliva – Why Everything Tastes Better in Italy?

    tratorriaUse of olive oil in the preparation of potato chips is indeed a great step taken by the potato chips industry. Olive oil brings a new layer to the flavor of the original ready salted chips. My suggestion: do not eat these when drunk. It’s pointless. You won’t taste the gentle and fresh goodness of olive oil.

    Tasteful packaging, subtle aroma and flavor make any chips by the brand suitable both for serving at the table for guests and your own closet eating enjoyment. I wouldn’t lie if I called them “Italy’s best”. Since there’s nothing like Italian food… there’s probably nothing like authentic Italian potato chips as well.

    Bought in Rome, Italy.

    My rating: 8.5/10.