• Poland
  • Lorenz Crunchips Cheese X-Cut Cheese & Onion – More Cheese, Please!


    I expected so much more from these. This German potato chip brand (my packaging is in Polish though – obviously, German snacks are also popular in neighboring Poland) was one of the very few brands available in the supermarkets of my childhood. I loved them so much and always had the best memories of them. UNTIL NOW. But did they really get worse with time? Or was I simply too inexperienced to know what’s worth eating? We’ll never solve the mystery.

    Their main problem is that for their thickness, they have too little flavor. They’re simply too bland. Just put more MSG in there or something.

    Bought in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    My rating: 5/10.

  • Lithuania
  • Estrella Butter Fried Chanterelles – A Buttery, Mushroomy Treat


    Summer is over, but at least it’s time for the seasonal autumn treat by Estrella. I’ve been waiting for these since July!

    Made from freshly dug Lithuanian potatoes, the chips are a match made in potato chip heaven paired with a pleasantly salty chanterelle flavor. Somehow they mastered making them light and savory at the same time.

    Chanterelles are among my favorite mushrooms, and while I really enjoyed Estrella’s product, I am now craving the real thing.

    Bought in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Rating: 9/10.

  • UK
  • Marks & Spencer Hand Cooked Smokey BBQ – Brits Know It Better


    In the UK, most of the hand cooked/hand fried/organic/artisanal and other “high-end” chips are usually above average. I haven’t had a gross chip coming from a British farmer. They also like putting them in nice bags. I like nice bags.

    That’s why I knew that chips from Marks & Spencer can’t disappoint me like the likes of Walkers are capable of. M&S’s Smokey BBQ are just what you’d expect them to be – sweet, salty and crunchy. They are not surprisingly good or anything, but they’re still pretty tasty. I had them with a dip I made from smoked fish (perch) and Hellman’s (and some spices), because obviously I’m a cute little piglet. My husband loved the combo.

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania (product of the UK).

  • Lithuania
  • Taffel BBQ Fries & Chicken Leg and Cheese Balls & Pizza Snacks – 2 in 1


    Two delightful flavors from Taffel snacks! There’s actually four of them. Both bags include two different shapes (and flavors) of chips – BBQ Fries & Chicken Leg and Cheese balls & Pizza Snacks. On average, the purple bag is slightly better, but each of the two contain a tasty and a meh flavor. Chicken legs and balls are the good ones, while other two taste like cardboard and are basically the waste of space. So no, you are not as awesome as you think.

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Rating: each bag deserves a rating of 7/10. The idea is interesting, but I don’t think I am going to buy the product again.

  • Lithuania
  • Estrella Hard Cheese / Salami – What a Pleasant Surprise


    Are you a vegetarian who’s been dreaming about chewing on a tasty, juicy piece of salami? Do you like cheesy chips but all the cheddar or whatever flavored chip options out there make you sick to your stomach? Then these two flavors from Estrella are exactly what you need! The Spanish option really does smell and taste like salami from a deli counter. And that flavor is very, VERY strong. Might be too strong for some (not me). Perfect for sharing as even a handful of these is going to satisfy you! The cheese ones are full of flavor too, but slightly milder. I loved both of the options.

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    My rating: 8/10.

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


    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.

  • Lithuania
  • Lay’s Wavy Grilled Meat – Is It a Kebab, Is It a Steak?


    At the moment, I prefer Lay’s Wavy to regular Lay’s because they ‘re thicker and tougher, making them less greasy and suitable for dipping. Obviously, tasty chips can stand on their own, but it’s always nice to have options.

    This flavor should have been called ‘Kebab’ instead of ‘Grilled Meat’. Just look at the photo on the packaging. So odd. THIS is how I imagine grilled meat. Then again, I’m not exactly a meat lover, so I might be wrong.

    The chips are pretty nice though. Not too meaty, not too bland. I’ve purchased these several times now.

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • Lithuania
  • Estrella Countryside Sourcream & Onion – My First Love


    How clever! It became very common to add ‘countryside’ or other appealing word to well-known flavors of chips. Like ‘Backyard BBQ’ instead of simple ‘BBQ’. Estrella’s Countryside Sourcream & Onion chips have been known forever as Sour Cream & Onion chips. Everyone is trying to trick us these days…

    The good thing about them is that they’re not your regular sour cream and onion chips. There are millions of kinds out there, but none of them taste like these (or maybe I should just dig deeper… somewhere in Scandinavia). They’re a bit more sour and have greater acidity. They are also slightly saltier. All these factors make me want them more. Blindfolded, you can tell you’re eating Estrella. Sadly, I’m not sure if I even want look at them. But that’s only because I used to have them way too often.

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    My rating: 7.5/10.