Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Same..... Yet Different. Chips.

I learned this bit in October, and it came into play in February, trying to make sure Nid and I were talking about the same thing when we were discussing food.


In England, there are chips and there are crisps. This seemed simple to me at first. Potato Chips are Crisps
Chips are Fries... French Fries/Steak Fries what have you.

But it can't be as easy as that, can it?

The above is true...
Potato Chips are called Crisps.
French Fries are called Chips.
Except when Potato Chips are called Chips.

WHAT?! They can't BE BOTH! It's absurd :)

So now, when asked if I want chips. I say french fry chips or potato chip chips? Because you just don't know what someone else is thinking when they use the word.

And then there are the flavors... Ready Salted, Cheese and Onion, Salt and Vinegar, Steak and Onion, Smokey Bacon, Roast Chicken, Prawn Cocktail, Pickled Onion, Tomato Ketchup, BBQ Rib, Worcester Sauce, Mango Chili, Bacon and Cheddar, Sour Cream and Chive, Chargrilled Steak, Paprika... REALLY!??!?! And, they are currently having a contest for the next flavor, all of which are out on the shelves for the time being: Builders Breakfast, Chili and Chocolate, Crispy Duck and Hoisen, Cajun Squirel, Fish and Chips, Onion Bhaji.


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