With March bringing us several designated days, such as National Old Stuff Day (March 2) and National Cheese Doodle Day (March 5), some might agree that National Potato Chip Day (March 14) reigns superior.
According to the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, the average American consumes over 4 pounds of potato chips a year, which can add up to 1.5 billion pounds of potato chips consumed in America each year.
As humans have progressed, so has their potato chip flavors. Many companies, such as Lays, have have continued to make chips with non-traditional flavors. In honor of National Potato Chip Day, we, the Newspaper Club, decided to taste some more international Asian- inspired flavors, all of which were bought at a market of international foods.
If you would like to check out a previous article on trying ‘uniquely flavored’ chips available locally, click here!
Chip 1: Lays Wasabi (China)
Many had biases against Wasabi, but once they tried it, some enjoyed it. Two out of the four who attempted the chip, actually enjoyed the chip.
Chip 2: Lays Grilled Squid (China)
When you open the bag, many initial reactions had to do with the smell. Some thought that it smelled of body odor, which caused many to approach and attempt with caution. Once everyone tried the chip, two of the four liked the chip.
Chip 3: Lays Salty Duck Egg (Thailand)
Many were cautious of the chip since it was meat flavored, but once we tried it, three of the four liked it. The chip reminded the group of regular chips, while also disgusted some members.
“It tastes like a regular chip”, said Emily Swann
”It’s fine.”, said Mrs. TeasleyQuites said by members of newspaper club, as well as Mrs. Teasley
Chip 4: Spicy Duck Neck (China)
Many were not expecting the spice associated with this chip, and it caused a slight debate within the group. Some thought the chip was surprisingly tasteful, while others thought the chip was revolting.
“I don’t mind it”, remarked Mrs. Teasley
”The initial taste isn’t awful, but the aftertaste is”, remarked Haley KelleyRemarks made by members of the newspaper club, as well as Mrs. Teasley.
We wish you a happy National Potato Chip Day and we ponder what unique potato chip you would try if you could.