April 20, 2004
Gourmet Chips Fail the Taste Test

Ben Wasserstein in Slate today compares "Gourmet" potato chips and finds they aren't all they're fried up to be. The best score any of them receive from the ten-member panel of twenty-somethings is a 6.35 out of 10. The article is worth reading if just for Nina Frenkel's disturbing illustration of an anthropomorphic chip standing in a puddle of grease.

I don't dislike the gourmet chips, but I have to admit a weakness for the artificial taste of Ruffles. I abstain from them entirely because I know that once they have me in their salty starchy power, no sour cream is safe from being made into french onion dip and consumed. I feel the change coming over me. Fetch the powdered onion soup mix! Hurry!

Is a pound and a half of sodium a day too much?

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at April 20, 2004 1:02 PM | TrackBack Print-friendly version
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Not if you drink enough water. Otherwise you blow up like a blimp.

I think it was the Lays products one is supposed to be addicted to.

Posted by Bryan on April 20, 2004 at 9:58 PM
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