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    Thai Crisps

    Lets get this sorted out from the start so our American friends don't get confused, crisps are made from Potato, the only crisps not made from potato are the hedgehog flavoured ones which are made from thinly sliced hedgehogs and those things made from corn etc such as danitoes which are quite nice but are not crisps, here is a nice snippet from wiki.

    "Potato chips are commonly served as an appetizer, side dish, or snack."

    Yes in America they are, but if you serve an Englishman a meal they do not want crisps with it, crisps come in a bag and are eaten from the bag, thats it, they do not want half a bag of crisps thrown over their Sunday dinner.

    So onto our first offering, Thai onion ring crisps, these are damn good, 20baht a bag at all good 7/11 outlets, real nice flavour, albeit made of rice flour and corn grits, first time I saw these was last week and I have been buying them most days since then, they are made by calbee which makes some real awfull crisps so I was suprised at how nice these are.



    Now these are my staple diet for travelling, really is nothing worse than pissing out of your arse after a local Thai dish between bus or train stops, these have great flavour and at 20baht a bag quite filling, much better than squirting a dodgy Pad Kappow out your arse 2 hours into a journey, probably no potato in them but well worth the money.


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    Have a little story about crisps and, my misjudment of the American palate.
    Many yrs ago I was summoned over to Grand Rapids where the company had a snack food equipment manufaturing facility.
    They proudly unvieled their new develoment of a formed crisp production plant. WTF I thought, this will never fly, Who would in their right mind buy this product? they taste awful and look stupid and to top it off they aren't a real crisp / chip, they are just made from a starch slurry.

    Pringles, they never did take off did they?
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    Don't worry Pete, when I get my fried dogs turds up and running we will capture the american market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Pringles, they never did take off did they?
    More classy Merkin shite.

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    Now these are my staple diet for travelling, really is nothing worse than pissing out of your arse
    judging by your food threads you really eat the most unappetising and appalling shite dd.

    have you never heard of fruit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    have you never heard of froot ?
    Got it covered.


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    Kanom Lay. Sour cream and onion.

    Velly tasty indeed.

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    The first pic posted are quite good i like the cheese ones at the bottom smelly and quite tasty,but the missus mai aloy.I just say same durian.But the onion rings we both like,the first time i brought a pack she liked them to much.Had to go out a buy 2 more packets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool View Post
    Kanom Lay. Sour cream and onion.

    Velly tasty indeed.
    yep, my preferred baggie of chips, fookin love em.

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    Don't remember seeing salt and vinegar anywhere,my real favorites are monster munch pickled onion.

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    Thai crisps are shite. All Frito Lays crisps are substandard without exception.

    Oh for some Golden Wonder or Walkers. I had some Smiths in Australia and they were ok, similar to the UK originals.

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    Seems to me that the cheaper the crisps the worse they taste. I love the Kettle brand Salt & Vinegar chips they sell at Foodland but they cost 48 baht for a very small bag.

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    I like them, once I manage to open the sodding bag.

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    ^ just a shite version of Golden Wonder Nik Naks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    have you never heard of fruit ?
    Yep, got a can of orange juice in the fridge for this months fruit intake
    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    Kanom Lay. Sour cream and onion.
    Number 1 for sure, for some reason all the local 7/11s stopped selling them though so I have been trying some new ones, there really are some horrible tasting crisps though here in Thailand

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    I like those Hula Hoop style ones (Can't remember the name) that come in a Brown or Blue Bag. 20bt for a decent sized pack.

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    The Lays red packet.

    Spicy Seafood are nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    Kanom Lay. Sour cream and onion.
    Number 1 for sure, for some reason all the local 7/11s stopped selling them though so I have been trying some new ones
    Yes I've noticed that. The ones in a light blue packet now are some talay flavour. Some mom n pop still have them so I've stocked up a good few packets. They still have them in the Pringle style pack, but 40gr for 20b, instead of 60gr in the packet. One can hope they won't be discontinued, which I don't think is the case.

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    Thai farang crisps

    Now these crisps have me confused, they are mainly made with potato so aimed at the English, they are made by a Japanese company, calbee, yet they got 2 great big sachets of ketchup in, they seem to be aimed at Americans who thinks crisps should be eaten on a plate and not from the packet, now lets get this straight you yanks, the only crisps in the UK that contained something to sprinkle on your crisps were some plain crap ones that you sprinkled salt onto, not sure what they thought they were doing as salted crisps were available anyway, so they didn't last long, obviously if these were sold in the UK people would just squirt those 2 massive bags of ketchup into the crisp packet, now thats getting messy

    Anyway, these crisps aint bad at 20baht a packet, the sachets of tomato ketchup are covered with oil from the crisps which isn't so nice, no idea why you would need 2 bags of ketchup though.


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    I think that the same brand as the hula hoop ones I was talking about. Try them, they're not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    the only crisps in the UK that contained something to sprinkle on your crisps were some plain crap ones that you sprinkled salt onto, not sure what they thought they were doing as salted crisps were available anyway
    They were Smiths and the sachet of salt was originally used before salting and flavouring was automated. I think they brought it back as a gimmick called 'salt n shake' many years later as I remember eating them as late as the 90's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I think that the same brand as the hula hoop ones I was talking about. Try them, they're not bad.
    I was wrong, the ones I was talking about are made by Jack & Jill. I bought a pack from Family Mart last night on the way home but forgot to take a pic and the wife had thrown the empty pack away when I got up this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I think that the same brand as the hula hoop ones I was talking about. Try them, they're not bad.
    Nope. They're Jack & Jill.

    *Edit - like he said

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    Onto some Jack 'n Jill crisps, now doesn't Baked Scallop with Butter & Garlic sound nice, it sure did to me so I bought a packet down at the 7/11, these are the round ones like hula hoop designed ones, anyway if you like garlic and salt then these are the crisps for you, if you like baked scallop and butter you maybe slightly disappointed. Still, it's only 20baht.


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    yet they got 2 great big sachets of ketchup in, they seem to be aimed at Americans who thinks crisps should be eaten on a plate and not from the packet
    I guess you haven't been to America after all DD or you don't know Thailand every well. The ketchup thing is definitely Thai. We don't put ketchup on chips or even on Pizza. Pizza Hut owned by some sort-of-American guy added the ketchup to the order. They don't give you the stuff in the US and they don't have ketchup packets in bags of chips.

    The biggest potato chip producers in the world are definitely American. I would bet the crisps in the Uk may even come from Canada or the US. The biggest french fries producers must be Mcdonald's and those fries in the UK probably come from Idaho in the US.

    "According to a traditional story, the original potato chip recipe was created in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 24, 1853." From wikipedia. Well, then I guess it was the Americans again. America the land of invention.

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