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Subject: Potato Chip Quiz [and sub-thread]
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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 05:28:30 -0600
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Okay, not really a quiz (no one will be graded!), just an attempt to occupy
my mind this morning.  So, potato chips...

1.  What's brand do you prefer?
    a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
aren't technically potato chips)?

5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

6.  Plain or seasoned?
    a.  Plain
    b.  BBQ
    c.  Sour Cream/Onion
    d.  Cheese
    e.  Vinegar & Salt
    f.  Other _________________________

7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
    a.  Mandoline
    b.  Knife
    c.  Food Processor

9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
with breakfast ;)

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From: Stark 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:16:07 GMT
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Golden Flake Thin and Crispy; Lay's Original; Kettle Chips Lighty
salted with Fresh Ground Pepper; Zapp's and the former Dirty Potato
Chips.
 
> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Both
 
> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Both
 
> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

Yes
 
> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

No
 
> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

Yes,yes,yes,yes,yes, guacamole, jalapeno, chipotle
 
> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

No
 
> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

NA
 
> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

No.  And don't forget Fritos, Doritos, Cheetos, Banditos and everything
else that's salty and crisp like bagel and pita chips and stop me
before I explode.

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From: Dave Smith 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 08:31:41 -0500
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Good question. I never buy them. Rarely eat them.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

n/a

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

no

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

good god no.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

Plain

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

No

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

No :-)  That's one of the reasons I never buy them and rarely eat them.

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:01:39 -0500
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Jill McQuown wrote

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>    a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Wise, used to be the low sodium but back to the regular.
Low started to be more like no ... potato chips gotta have
salt.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?
>
> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

I wouldn't slap someone who gave me any of the above.

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, 
> granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

I had some baked ones at my brother's place down the
shore, they were surprisingly good.  Having said that, I
forget the brand.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>    a.  Plain

Yes.  With plain sour cream is just fine with me.  Or
without.

>    b.  BBQ

Tastes quite metallic to me, my teeth want to curl
up to get away from them.

>    c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>    d.  Cheese
>    e.  Vinegar & Salt
>    f.  Other _________________________
>
> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Anything I would make that one would think of as
potato chips, wouldn't *be* potato chips, to me.
In other words, potato chips come in a bag from the
store.

I know I told this story already; my mil's father was
an entrepreneur from Italy, he found a way to make
potato chips in his garage, my mil's job was to bag them
up to sell in their little produce store downstairs.

Some people from Boston came and bought his
potato chip business.  Sad say in the house for her.

Makes me laugh, that building, the family home hand
built by her father, it's not on a dirt road any longer, it's
on Route 1&9 in Elizabeth, NJ.

As an aside, we sold the house to some guy who opened
a restaurant next door.  Drove by it on Christmas, darned
if he hasn't resided the house and breathed new life into
the old place.

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>    a.  Mandoline
>    b.  Knife
>    c.  Food Processor
>
> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

Sometimes.

> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
> with breakfast ;)

I think I confuse hash browns with home fries.  Maybe.

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From: "Michael \"Dog3\" Lonergan" 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:05:54 GMT
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Jill McQuown looking for trouble wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally
>     known? 

Jay's brand.  I don't know where they come from.  Don't care either ;)

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Kettle.

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

It's a tie.

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which,
> granted, aren't technically potato chips)?

I don't like baked chips.  

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

No salt? OMG, chips MUST have salt.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

A and E.  I also like the dill pickled chips.

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Sure have.

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

C. 

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

Nope ;)

Michael

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From: zxcvbob 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:07:18 -0600
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Jill wrote:
> Okay, not really a quiz (no one will be graded!), just an attempt to occupy
> my mind this morning.  So, potato chips...

Jalapeno kettle chips (not jalapeno and cheddar.)  Second favorite is 
just plain ripple-cut, like "Ruffles".

I did try making my own potato chips once upon a time, but they turned 
out too greasy and I haven't tried it again.  I used my trusty worn-thin 
vegetable peeler.  I don't know what I'll do when it eventually wears 
thru and breaks because new peelers are nowhere near as sharp and a worn 
out one.

Bob

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From: ~patches~ 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:07:23 -0500
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zxcvbob wrote:
> I did try making my own potato chips once upon a time, but they turned 
> out too greasy and I haven't tried it again.  I used my trusty worn-thin 
> vegetable peeler.  I don't know what I'll do when it eventually wears 
> thru and breaks because new peelers are nowhere near as sharp and a worn 
> out one.

That's because the new peelers have all the safety guidelines snapped on 
them with lawyers making sure they can't accidently cut even a drunken 
sailor!

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From: Chris 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:10:07 GMT
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Jill McQuown wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>    a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Lays.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Regular.  Really don't like kettle chips.

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth!!!

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, 
> granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

Yes, I love Baked Lays.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

Never tried them.  Doubt I'd like them.  The salt is the best part!

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>    a.  Plain

Yes

>    b.  BBQ
>    c.  Sour Cream/Onion

Sure, sometimes.

>    d.  Cheese
>    e.  Vinegar & Salt

Now you're talkin', baby!!!  Excellent on occasion, but not for every day.

>    f.  Other _________________________

Have tried, but can't say I particularly like, some of the Herr's brand 
chips....dill pickle, ketchup, Coney Island Hot Dog, Steak and Onion (I 
think? it was something to do w/ steak).  The dill pickle are the best of 
these.

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

No.

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

I have, but most of the time I eat *way* more than one.  I try to stay away 
from them (but that's ok, absence makes the heart grow fonder).  It used to 
be that when you ordered a sandwich in a restaurant, you got chips with it 
(fries were extra).  Who knows, maybe it's still that way -- I don't eat out 
much anymore.  Those were always lousy chips, anyway.

> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
> with breakfast ;)

Aha!  You snared me into having egg-a-cup the other day, but I can resist 
breakfast potatoes quite easily, my dear.  Besides, I already had a bagel 
(w/ cream cheese and strawberry jelly).

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From: sarah bennett 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:15:31 GMT
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Cape Cod ar emy favorite, but on the odd occasion that I actually 
purchase potato chips, it's usually the Aldi or Meijer brand.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

kettle.

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

ripple.

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

I like pringles, but not baked lays. I used to like munchos, but I got 
sick of them after a while.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

no

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

plain, salt and vinegar, and sour cream and onion. I don't like BBQ 
chips. I like some of the "wierd" flavors that Uncle Rays and some other 
companies make, like steak and dill pickle etc.

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

no

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

nope.

> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
> with breakfast ;)

yum! I think, because of your quiz I'm going to have to have a tuna 
sandwich with potato chips sprinkled on top :)

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From: serene 
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:07:01 -0800
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sarah bennett wrote:
>Cape Cod ar emy favorite,

That's the one!

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From: alsandor 
Date: 12 Jan 2006 07:20:47 -0800
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Jill a écrit :

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Truly.  Appears to be a house brand for Zeller's, a subsidiary of the
Hudson's Bay Company (also known as The Bay...no, not eBay!).  AFAIK,
they only come in 170g bags.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Regular.

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth.

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

Well, yes, enough that I will sometimes choose Baked Lays over others.
I have a thing  about eating potato chips with egg salad sandwiches.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

Yech.  Do you?

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Once.

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     b.  Knife
 
> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

At a time?  Suuuure...

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From: patsfan[at]opera.com
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:13:46 GMT
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slice one potato very thin, add some grease to the frying pan and cook them
until they are crispy, burnt and brown.....watch one football game and use
the dip, washed down with beer......or non alcoholic soda....
crusty

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 19:01:09 -0600
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alsandor wrote:
> jmcquown a écrit:
>
>> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?
>
> Yech.  Do you?

I've only run across one brand that made unsalted potato chips:  Dirty
Potato Chips - so called because they didn't rinse the potatoes before they
fried them.  They were slightly thicker cut than brands like Lay's.  I was
surprised at how good the unsalted chips were!  I haven't looked for this
brand in a while so I'm not sure they still sell any of the varieties.

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From: White Monkey 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:28:34 +0100
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> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?

Don't remember what they're called. A friend brings them sometimes from 
London.

>    a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

I hear they're available in some places other than England, but not here in 
the Netherlands.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Kettle.

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth.

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, 
> granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

I have absolutely no idea.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

No.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>    a.  Plain
>    b.  BBQ
>    c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>    d.  Cheese
>    e.  Vinegar & Salt
>    f.  Other _________________________

Olain or salt and vinegar or sour cream and chive.

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Oh yes.

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>    a.  Mandoline
>    b.  Knife
>    c.  Food Processor

Cheese slicer.

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

I doubt it.
--Katrina

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From: ~patches~ 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:05:24 -0500
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Jill wrote:

> Okay, not really a quiz (no one will be graded!), just an attempt to occupy
> my mind this morning.  So, potato chips...

Sorry, but we might at most buy 3 bags of chips in a year so my answers 
likely are of little use to you :(  I make homemade chips a couple of 
times in the summer if that is of any help.

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

internationally known

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

regular

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

smooth as a side, ripple for dipping

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

too processed for my liking

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

I don't mind homemade ones but really salt makes the chips.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

plain

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

yes

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

mandoline

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

My limit would be about 4 or 5; DH's limit would be more.

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From: Seamus 
Date: 12 Jan 2006 08:08:55 -0800
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?

   Herr's

>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

  local (though featured on FTV's Unwrapped)

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

50/50

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

smooth

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

Yes

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

no

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain

y

>     b.  BBQ

y

>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion

y

>     d.  Cheese

y

>     e.  Vinegar & Salt

y

>     f.  Other _________________________

"Steak &  Worchestershire"
All Dressed, Dill Pickle, Ketchup in the Great White North

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

yes

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

b &c

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

no.

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From: Kate Connally 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:26:16 -0500
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

I can't think of a particular brand as I so seldom buy
chips.  
 
> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Most definitely kettle!
 
> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth - but them I've never seen ripple kettle chips.
 
> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

No.
 
> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

Oh, if only?  Know where one could get them?  Actually I 
would like lightly salted if I were going to eat them
plain, but unsalted if I'm going to eat them with some
sort of dip.
 
> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

I like plain and BBQ.
 
> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Not yet, been meaning to try it some day.
 
> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

I imagine I would either use my Benriner (mandoline-like
tool) or the food processor.
 
> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

Well, maybe, if someone shoots you dead just as you
swallow the first one. ;-)
 
> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
> with breakfast ;)

Yum, now you got me craving 'em.
 
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From: Kate Connally 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:31:45 -0500
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Ooh, I just remembered about Route 11 Potato Chips in 
Middletown, VA.  They're just local to the area or
regional.  I think they do mail order.  I've only had
them when I was in the area.  Went to the factory and
bought them.  They are awesome!  Wish they sold them in 
Pgh.  I can't really justify spending the money to buy
them mail order.  :-(

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From: Seamus 
Date: 12 Jan 2006 12:31:31 -0800
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Kate Connally wrote:
> Ooh, I just remembered about Route 11 Potato Chips in
> Middletown, VA.  They're just local to the area or
> regional.  I think they do mail order.  I've only had
> them when I was in the area.  Went to the factory and
> bought them.  They are awesome!  Wish they sold them in
> Pgh.  I can't really justify spending the money to buy
> them mail order.  :-(

Oh Yeah, good stuff . Sold here in the Wilmington,DE area. Maybe a
DuPont connection.
(there are a few DuPont plants in the Shenadoah Valley).

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From: pgluth1 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 17:04:20 GMT
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally
>     known? 

Jay's, Utz, and "foreign chips" particularly German style "paprika 
chips" and Japanese BBQ. (oddly, they are similar)
 
> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Regular

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth and as thin as possible.
 
> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which,
> granted, aren't technically potato chips)?

Baked - no, ick. Pringles? only if there is alcohol involved.
 
> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

Yes - I guess I am in the minority here. Most of what I buy is Jay's 
unsalted. I just they weren't so hard to find.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain

>     f.  Other: See above - German paprika and Japanese BBQ

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Yes, both at home and when I worked in a restaurant. Unfortunately, it is 
hard, even with an oversized fry-daddy to have enough room to make chips 
that can compare with the fry machines in restaurants, so I gave up 
making them at home. They came out well, but it wasn't really worth the 
hassle and the mess.
 
> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     
    	(d.) Restaurant grade meat slicer

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

Love 'em. Even though I think some of the less popular flavors - pizza, 
chili, and such - are an affront against nature, I still have problems 
resisting. Moreover, after making them from scratch in ideal conditions 
in a restaurant, they can be superb.
 
> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to
> go with breakfast ;)

ooooh. I like home fries too.

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From: Arri London 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 17:03:52 -0700
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Walker's (UK brand)
 
> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Regular
 
> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

No preference
 
> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

Thought Pringles were fried. Fried is better.
 
> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

No
 
> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain

Plain is good.

>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt

>     f.  Other: Cheese and onion, roast chicken, tandoori, prawn cocktail, bacon
 
> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Yes
 
> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline

Mandoline

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

No

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From: Nexis 
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:49:19 -0800
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Jill McQuown wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>    a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

I rarely ever eat them any more...for 3 reasons, 2 of which are health 
related :)
When I was younger, I liked Pringles now and then, but really, if I was 
having potato chips, I was gonna have Old Dutch. I don't see them as much 
here in CA, but in Minnie-Soda they were the chip.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

I dislike Kettle chips..too hard!! Regular.

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Depends...am I dipping the chips? ;) I prefered smooth, but used Ripple for 
heavier dips.

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, 
> granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

See above :)

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

Is there such a thing?!?

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>    a.  Plain
>    b.  BBQ
>    c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>    d.  Cheese
>    e.  Vinegar & Salt
>    f.  Other _________________________

C! Preferably with Top the Tater (another thing I can't find here in Sandy 
Eggo)

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

As a class project in 8th grade home-ec, yes.

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>    a.  Mandoline
>    b.  Knife
>    c.  Food Processor

We used the old mandoline with the plastic box underneath to catch the cut 
veggies/fruits.

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

LOL! I sure can now!

> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
> with breakfast ;)

Fun post, Jill! When I was a kid, potato chips were great. Nowadays, they 
are too damaging to my blood sugars and like I said, no Top the Tater here 
in good old SoCal, so nothing good to dip them in ;-) lol.
Can't get puffcorn here either :/ hehe

kimberly

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From: Michael O'Connor 
Date: 12 Jan 2006 18:32:02 -0800
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Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

I like the local brands; of the national brands I like Jalapeno
Krunchers, I think they're called.  They're kettle chips.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Kettle

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

no preference

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

Pringles are the only baked brand I can eat.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

No

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

There is this one brand they have in the vending machines at work,
they're salt and pepper kettle chips, I forget the brand name but
they're very good.

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

No

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

No.  If I just ate one and closed the bag, the chips would get stale
before I got a quarter of the way thru the bag.

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From: Elaine Parrish 
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 03:20:50 -0600
--------
Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Lays

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

regular

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

both

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

yes

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

no

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

yes, yes, kinda, no, no, ????

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

yes

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

odd kind of pre-mandoline mandoline thingy. Still got a scar on each thumb
from the no-guard days some 30 odd years ago. But I learn quick. It only
took me twice. I'm sure it helped that I didn't have more thumbs .

My gram made them all the time when I was a kid. She used a knife. She
also peeled the potatoes with a knife and could do it leaving the peel in
one long, spiral string ( and apples, and turnips, etc., too). That, I
never mastered. I bought a potato peeler. I've bought a number of them
through the years, but the only one I still have is the cheap one I bought
as a teenager. go figure

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

no

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From: Hairy 
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 23:39:17 -0600
--------
Jill McQuown wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?

        Sterzing's

>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

        Local----Burlington, Ia

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

      Regular

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

         Smooth

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

         They're ok, but I never buy them.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

         NO!

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?
>     a.  Plain
>     b.  BBQ
>     c.  Sour Cream/Onion
>     d.  Cheese
>     e.  Vinegar & Salt
>     f.  Other _________________________

         Plain and BBQ

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

        Yes

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

       KA slicer

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

        Maybe on a bet.

Dave

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From: "-L." 
Date: 13 Jan 2006 23:04:32 -0800
--------
Jill wrote:

> 1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>     a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

Generally don't like them; never buy them.  If I buy anything it's
veggie crisps from Snyder's of Hanover:
http://www.snydersofhanover.com/Pages/Bakery%20Selections/products_veggie_crisps.html
US brand, I guess.

> 2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

None

> 3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Neither

> 4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
> aren't technically potato chips)?

I guess the answer would be yes, since the Synder's brand are
pringle-esque with less fat.

> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

No.

> 6.  Plain or seasoned?

     a.  Plain

Everything else is just gross.

> 7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

No.

> 8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
>     a.  Mandoline
>     b.  Knife
>     c.  Food Processor

N/A

> 9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

yes.  Or none. ;)

> I don't have any potato chips but I think I'll make some home fries to go
> with breakfast ;)

I am one of the ones who doesn't like potatoes.  Homemade fries I like,
but don't eat often.

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From: sbusiello[at]gmail.com
Date: 14 Jan 2006 07:14:05 -0800
--------
this is a great post

there are a million chips on this site:
http://www.iamfood.com
http://www.iamfood.com/cgi-bin/browse.cgi

you can review and rate them, but there isnt a questionaire on them, at
least none that i could find.

-CB

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From: serene 
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:05:25 -0800
--------
Jill McQuown wrote:

>1.  What's brand do you prefer?

Any kettle chip has my vote.  Also, lately, I've been liking the brand
in the white bag with the lighthouse(?) on it -- they have
forty-percent-reduced-fat chips, and I love them. Less greasy.

>3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Smooth kettle chips are my favorite.

>4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
>aren't technically potato chips)?

I like them, but they don't hit the same spot as potato chips.

>5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

Only if there's dip.

>6.  Plain or seasoned?
>    a.  Plain

yes

>    b.  BBQ

yes, especially honey bbq

>    c.  Sour Cream/Onion

yes

>    d.  Cheese

yes, but I don't love them

>    e.  Vinegar & Salt

ewwwwww!

>    f.  Other _________________________

Every Giftmas, James gets a box of odd-flavored chips from Canada from
his brother.  Last year, they were all ketchup flavored. It grows on
you.  This year, it was ketchup, barbecue, honey barbecue, cheddar
cheese, steak & worcestershire, Old Bay seasoning, jalapeno, spicy
hot, and maybe a few others.  Oh, some plain, and some salt & vinegar.
Eww.

>7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

Oh, sure.

>8.  If yes to question #7, how did you slice them?
    b.  Knife

>9.  Can you really only eat just one? 

Heh. Yep.  Couldn't when I had an eating disorder, but nowadays I can
even eat half a piece of candy, which would have been unheard of back
then.

============================

From: xxnonexspamxnonexx[at]tampascanner.info
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 12:43:33 -0500
--------
Jill McQuown wrote:

>1.  What's brand do you prefer?
>    a.  Is it a local /home town/regional brand or internationally known?

I don't know that I have a real brand preference, but a long time favorite is
Schneiders of Hanover OH in the SE OH area. They did come in a blueish/grey like
foil bag at one time. I don't even know if they are still around as I've not
been to the area a lot any more..

I tend to buy store brand chips or Wise, or what ever is on sale at a good
price.

>2.  "Kettle" chips or regular?

Regular, is my preference, but kettle is fine too.

>3.  Smooth or ripple chips?

Prefer rippled especially for dips. I get a craving for smooth/regular chips now
and then.

>4.  Do you like "baked" chips (like Baked Lays or Pringles, which, granted,
>aren't technically potato chips)?

Pringles yes, but the other baked ones are not the same to me. They are fine,
just I don't think the baked ones are in the same category as Pringles.

>5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?

NO!

>6.  Plain or seasoned?

>    b.  BBQ

No way. Disgusting.

>    c.  Sour Cream/Onion

Ok, but not my thing. I much prefer to have real sour cream.

>    d.  Cheese

No.

>    e.  Vinegar & Salt

YES! LOVE THEM! Especially if I can get ones made with real vinegar. Cape Cod
and the aforementioned Schneiders (did/still?) make them.

>7.  Have you ever made your own potato chips?

No.

============================

Subject: Unsalted & Lightly Salted Chips (WAS Re: Potato Chip Quiz)
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

============================

From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 19:07:39 -0600
--------
>> 5.  Do you like unsalted potato chips?
>
> Oh, if only?  Know where one could get them?  Actually I
> would like lightly salted if I were going to eat them
> plain, but unsalted if I'm going to eat them with some
> sort of dip.

Apparently 'Dirty Potato Chips' are still around and here's the web site
listing the different types:

http://www.dirtys.com/cgi-bin/dirtys/

I *love* their unsalted chips and I'm a salt fiend!  I'll have to check at
Schnuck's the next time I shop to see if they still carry this brand.

============================

From: Stark 
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 13:38:44 GMT
--------
Jill wrote:
> Apparently 'Dirty Potato Chips' are still around and here's the web site
> listing the different types:
> 
> http://www.dirtys.com/cgi-bin/dirtys/

At one point Dirty Potato Chips was bought by Zapp's, a New
Orleans-based similar-style chip. Don't know if the buy-out remained
after Katrina.

============================

From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 20:54:33 -0600
--------
Stark wrote:
> At one point Dirty Potato Chips was bought by Zapp's, a New
> Orleans-based similar-style chip. Don't know if the buy-out remained
> after Katrina.

They originally started in Memphis, did you know that?  Yep, used to say it
was a product of Memphis, TN right on the bag :)

============================

From: Stark 
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 12:40:03 GMT
--------
Jill wrote:
> They originally started in Memphis, did you know that?  Yep, used to say it
> was a product of Memphis, TN right on the bag :)

I did. One of Memphis' ad gurus, John Malmo, was responsible for the
name and the packaging explanation that Dirty chips weren't really
dirty.  The concept was a brief winner.  I did like the chips;  we had
inlaws  and friends coming from Nashville and Little Rock just to buy
bags of Dirty Chips. I thought that was a little much.  Don't know if
they actually ate them or put them on their tables as a conversation
piece.

============================

From: Andy 
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 05:43:00 -0600
--------
Jill McQuown wrote:
> They originally started in Memphis, did you know that?  Yep, used to
> say it was a product of Memphis, TN right on the bag :)

I didn't know that. Interesting name for a brand. Wonder what the story 
behind that is?

If you have UTZ (PA) food products:

http://www.utzsnacks.com/products/regchips.html

They also make salt-free potato chips. I'll look for "Dirty" up here.

The salt-free chips are a high-blood pressure dream chip!

All the best,

Andy


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