Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Happy New Year!!

I rang in the new year at Blue Knob, snowboarding nonetheless. It was amazing. I had to work NYE and then drove up with some friends. It started snowing on our way there and kept snowing up until we left on Sunday morning. It was fabulous. We boarded Friday and Saturday. Friday was fresh powder (simply amazing) and Saturday was a bit icy. All in all, I can't wait to go boarding again soon!

I know I've been away from my blog for a while. I've been busy doing this and that. Trying to regroup with what I want to do with my life. I promise I will update soon. I'm never to far away from a bag of chips. They always seem to call my name. (btw I'm in the white pants)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pringles Salt n Vinegar

Reminisce with me back during your childhood memories....It was so much easier being a kid! What was the one thing that you loved eating? Pringles!!?;) I loved all snack food, candy, chocolate, and sugary drinks. They were so irresistible! I remember going to the grocery store and being barely tall enough to reach up to the shelves. Pleading with my parents to buy me this and that. My parents yelling at me for eating too much junk food. Then suffering later for it when I had to go to the dentist. Scary.

Do you remember the Pringles commercials in the past? Heavily marketed with these slogans,
"Once you pop, you can't stop" and "Everything pops with Pringles." Which is true. I've never eaten one pringle chip and stopped!

Interesting facts:

-P&G chose the name "Pringles" from a Cincinnati phone book.
-First sold in the U.S. in 1968, not fully accessible until mid 70's.
-has less than 50% potato content

Whats the other 50% made up of?? (scroll down to see ingredient list) Pringles has been around before I was even born! The thing that's unique about Pringles is the packaging. No crushed chips! A hollow cylinder shaped package that keeps all the chips in neat order without most fears of crushing. The most notable flavors are the salt n vinegar and sour cream and onion. Original is also very good. (Haven't tried some of the newer flavors)

I love how they are stacked in such neat order and it makes it that much easier to gobble them down! muahha!

Taste factor: Tart flavors of the vinegar stand out and a light dusting of salt can be tasted. Taste very light. Distinctive Pringles after taste.
Crunch: Very good! One perfectly shaped chip can fit in my mouth to munch away at once!
Texture: Thin, no sharp edges (no poking the side of your gum's), crisp.
Flavor: 7 out of 10.

Nutritional info:
Serving size: 1 ounce, about 15 chips
Calories 150
total fat: 10 g

Ingredients: dried potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and/or sunflower oil), rice flour, wheat starch and maltodextrin, contains 2% or less of: salt, dextrose, lactose, malic acid, vinegar, tricalcium phosphate and turmeric (color). contains wheat and milk ingredients

Why are there so many ingredients???!!!!!! hmm...I hope you enjoyed my review of Pringles and maybe learned something from it?? ^_^

Is kettle cooked chips healthier than baked?

Kettle style chips are made by frying the chips in a kettle full of oil. While baked...well...baked is where you placed the sliced potatoes in a oven. Obvious answer to that one....

Anything baked is probably healthier than of my rule of thumbs! Although, you live once and might as well eat the good stuff! ^_^

I'm back!!!!! Took a very long hiatus indeed...

Well, It has been an eventful summer thus far. I went to Miami, drove countless hours back and forth to Philly, Pittsburgh for a wedding, Jersey shore, & Six Flags. I spent some quality time with my best friends, family, and got to know them a bit better. Happy times indeed! But...I've over exhausted myself and got sick for the first time 4th of July weekend! :( The last time I was sick before that was probably a year or so ago. Not bad, but I was rocked!!!!!! Fever, throat on fire, bad cough, chills, was pretty terrible. I'm all better now but still have a slight lingering cough that won't seem to go away! blah I can't wait until I'm back at 100% again. Anyway, I hope you guys come back and read some more! I really do have a bunch of salt n vinegar chip reviews coming. Lol and a bunch of other chips that I've sampled but haven't noted. ^_^ Happy Munching!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Salt N Vinegar week!!!!!

Yes, yes I know, I <3 salt n vinegar. lol. I got a whole box full (literally) of salt n vinegar chips for Christmas that I have yet to post. Where has the time gone??!! I've been out of town on most weekends, and the New Year, etc that I haven't had much time for anything. I know...excuses!!! =P

But after a very long hiatus, I would like to dedicate this week to Salt n Vinegar Chips! Postings to come!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Boulder Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt Potato Chips

It's November already....which means Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and before you know it, it will be New Years! Unbelievable, where did all the time go? It's almost 2009!!! Another cold rainy day, but hey its winter and I can't wait for snow! Snowboarding! =) haha Enjoy my new review and let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions or tips for me, please feel free to let me know.

Yet another Salt n Vinegar review! The search is still on for the best salt n vinegar flavored brand (Herr's is still my favorite so far!). Yum, whoever thought of mixing salt n vinegar together to get seasoned chips was a genius!! On that note, I did some research and guess what I've found?! When the original potato chips first came out in 1853, the only flavor was plain, no seasonings added until the 1950s! The first inventor of adding flavors to potato chips was Joe “Spud” Murphy and his Irish company TAYTO. And guess what the original flavors were? Yup, you got it, salt n vinegar and cheese n onion! click here to read up on more interesting facts about potato chips!

I have definitely become a potato chip food junkie now. Lol, this is what happens when you have a potato chip blog. I love going to the grocery store/convenience store and finding a unique brand of chips to try out. Go home and relax with a good book and munch out!

Anyway, I discovered these at Safeway, Boulder Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt Potato Chips. I was definitely caught off guard by the sweet tangy sour taste of the malt vinegar. It's so addicting! Before I knew it, I've reached the last 1/4 of the bag!

Crunch factor: 9
texture: 9
taste: 9
tang factor: 9
salt factor: 9
price: $2.59 for 5oz
Packaging: 8

MJ's review on taste:
The tangy/sour taste of the sweet mild flavor of the malt vinegar combined with the salt correlated well with the type of potatoes they used. A zing of flavor at the end combined with sweetness. The texture of the chips were kettle cooked style esque with a lot of crunch factor as the chips were slightly thicker than most chips. These chips reminded me a little like boardwalk fries doused with malt vinegar or even five guys fries dipped in malt vinegar. I enjoyed eating these chips and recommend them to you if you're a salt n vinegar fan.

Ingredients: Potatoes, vegetable oil, (may contain one or more of the following: sunflower or safflower oil), sea salt, malt vinegar powder, fructose, white vinegar powder, citric acid, and malt powder.

Nutrition Info: serving size 1 oz (28 g/about 14 chips) servings per container 5
calories: 150, total fat 7g, sat fat 1g, trans fat 0g, polyunsaturated 1g, monounsaturated 6g, cholesterol 0g, sodium 410 mg, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 0g, protein 2g

Product description:

Since 1994, our family has operated Boulder chips in Boulder, Colorado. Using a simple family recipe, we kettle-cook select potatoes in small batches using sunflower and/or safflower oil. We use totally natural ingredients, hand-rake every batch, and test chips at every stage of preparation to ensure quality and taste.
- the Maggio Family