Hear ye hear ye. I hate kettle chips. I am not referring to the “brand”, but the semi-new-old fangled way of making tater chips by hand in small batches using a kettle. I know that many of you are ripping my “foodie” badge off my arm as I write this, but I don’t care. I LOVE Lays and Ruffles, but I don’t buy them because I don’t shop at a regular grocery store and they are not worth the weight they put on my conscience.
I love Trader Joes for many reasons and one of which is their ability to re-create classics in either healthy or less evil ways like their version of Orios: Joe Joes or their version of Cheerios: Joe’s O’s.
The other day, I was walking up the chip aisle at TJ’s and what do I see staring at me, but a bright blue bag with what appears to be the semblance of a huge Lay’s potato chip. I paused and read, “Trader Joe’s Ode to the CLASSIC potato chip”. I looked around for a smaller version, but there were none. I grabbed the large bag and prayed silently that these could hold a candle to the airy, salty and crispy Lay’s of the days when I ate and ate and never gained weight. Hurry up, you say.
They taste exactly like Lays. Yahooooo! Now if TJ’s would only bring back their re-creation of French Onion dip, I would be whole again.
On a milkier note: I would love to tell you that I eat Trader Joe’s European Style Mocha yogurt because I like to populate my intestinal flora or because calcium is good for PMS and bones, but that would be a lie. I relish in every creamy, chocolaty and tangy spoonful because it tastes and feels like sin. I normally get tired of eating the same thing, but not this. I buy 3 or 4 at a time and every time I am hungry and remember that I have one of these in the fridge, I smile as if I have gotten away with something. If you are looking for a snack that feels dangerous, but is actually good for you, then grab a spoon, cus this yogurt is for you.
I almost named this post “Chips, Dips, Chains and Whips”, but figured the movie reference would fly right past most of you and my in-laws might think I am weird… as if they already don’t.