Joy in the Aisle of the Health Food Store

February 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

This week I stumbled upon these: Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt Crisps.

Whenever I see the word “vinegar” on a bag of chips, I get excited, hoping to see “balsamic” precede it. You see, my friend Alison and I stumbled upon these while traipsing across England and Ireland three, almost four years ago, literally backpacking though we did rent a car to drive from Dublin to Cork and back.

I think it was during the English leg of our journey that a quick stop in a sandwich shop netted us a little bag of the heretofore unheard of balsamic tasties. We were instantly hooked. But, alas, it seemed this brand of Kettle Chip was only for the Europeans. Aside from one bag that Alison’s cousin shipped to us and that we devoured shamefully fast, this delectable chip lives on only in memory.

Until now…well, sort of. The Tyrrells’ chips are special, to be sure. Thick and crispy, with a thin edge of potato skin still attached and an appropriate amount of finger-glistening oil, plus the malt and cider vinegar in them combines for a tang that’s not too much. We’re not talking a dyed Easter egg kind of vinegar here. Just one that makes your mouth water.

It can fill the void for now.

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