Posts Tagged ‘potato chips’

Gene Wolfe, Pringles, Mental Floss and Me

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Mental Floss is one of those sites that does a lot of lists (“10 Celebrities That Played Chess,” etc.). Oddly enough, this week I turned up in the 12 Crispy Facts About Pringles list, touching on Gene Wolfe’s involvement in designing the machine that makes Pringles potato chips.

Funny the things you actually get remembered for…

(Hat tip Bill Crider.)

Pringles White Chocolate Peppermint

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

“I understand what all those word mean individually, but together in the same sentence they don’t make any sense!”

Sometimes you buy something just so that later you can prove to people it exists.

This is one of those times.

Feast your eyes on this:

I thought they might be white chocolate covered Pringles. But no, they’re regular Pringles with a hint of…white chocolate peppermint. It’s actually pretty subtle. But I’m not sure I want my mass produced pressed potato chips to be “subtle.”

If you want to try them, you should probably pick them up, as I doubt you’ll see them again after this Christmas.

By the way, did you know that Gene Wolfe helped engineer the machine that makes Pringles? Absolutely true. He designed the part that cooks the chips.

Best Potato Chips Ever

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

By serendipitous chance, I have stumbled across the most delicious potato chips I’ve ever tasted.

You’re probably thinking “Oh, they’re probably truffle-flavored French potato chips you found at Central Market, and they’re $20 a bag.”

No. I found them at a convenience store in a combination Chevron/ McDonald’s in Cedar Creek on Highway 71 between Bastrop and Austin, they’re roasted garlic flavor, and they’re 79¢ a bag. And they’re made, of all places, in Detroit.

Behold Uncle Ray’s Roasted Garlic Potato Chips:

They taste like a really good slice of garlic bread, except saltier and crisper.

I don’t often eat potato chips (for all the obvious reasons), but if Central Market did have these, I’d definitely stock up for my next party…