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‘Brilliantly bizarre’: Outrageous potato chip flavors we love and hate

Move over lightly salted and boring barbecue – MSN’s Lifestyle / Food and Drink reporter Miriam Carey has uncovered (and tried out) some seriously inventive flavors of our favorite salty snack. From doner kebab and pizza to squirrel and chocolate, she report for MSN on the most unusual varieties of potato chips tantalizing taste buds around the globe.

Source: MSN. Read the full story here. And check out the 32 flavors that Miriam Carey discovered – we feature a few below, courtesy MSN – captions by Miriam Carey.
Cover photo: Tyrrell’s Raspberry Bellini. Why do people think it’s a good idea to turn cocktails into chips? We love a raspberry bellini from time to time but can’t help wondering whether raspberry or prosecco work with potatoes. The pink, limited-edition chips, sold in 2018, were unsurprisingly not kindly received.

Slide 2 of 32: A burger-flavored chip was always going to happen and Bohemia, the popular Czech Republic snack brand, made the dream a reality in 2014. Sadly it's no longer available but we imagine (and hope) they tasted like a cross between grilled steak, cheese and onion, and ketchup-flavored chips. 
Bohemia Burger | bohemiachips/Facebook

Bohemia Burger: A burger-flavored chip was always going to happen and Bohemia, the popular Czech Republic snack brand, made the dream a reality in 2014. Sadly it’s no longer available but we imagine (and hope) they tasted like a cross between grilled steak, cheese and onion, and ketchup-flavored chips. 

Slide 3 of 32: Walkers Cajun Squirrel chips were created as part of its Do Us A Flavor campaign in the UK in 2009. Members of the public suggested new flavors and the winner received a cash prize. This unusual flavor was inspired by a dish on a restaurant menu. The chips had a gentle Cajun flavor but, thankfully, contained no traces of squirrel.
Cajun Squirrel | fsse8info/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

Cajun Squirrel: Walkers Cajun Squirrel chips were created as part of its Do Us A Flavor campaign in the UK in 2009. Members of the public suggested new flavors and the winner received a cash prize. This unusual flavor was inspired by a dish on a restaurant menu. The chips had a gentle Cajun flavor but, thankfully, contained no traces of squirrel.

Slide 4 of 32: A true celebration snack, these Sparkling Wine chips from Spanish brand Torres are said to have fruity notes and a bubbling effect, due to the sparkling wine flavoring and popping candy. We also like the enticing and sophisticated packaging.
Torres Sparkling Wine | Torres/Amazon

Torres Sparkling Wine: A true celebration snack, these Sparkling Wine chips from Spanish brand Torres are said to have fruity notes and a bubbling effect, due to the sparkling wine flavoring and popping candy. We also like the enticing and sophisticated packaging.

Slide 6 of 32: Seaweed-infused chips may sound unusual but these nori-flavored, wavy-cut chips from Japanese snack brand Jack ‘n Jill Calbee were hot overseas in 2016. Nori is edible seaweed which is often dried and pressed into sheets, and used for sushi. The salty, umami flavor lends itself well to chips.
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee Nori Ripples | JacknJillCalbee.PH/Facebook

Jack ‘n Jill Calbee Nori Ripples: Seaweed-infused chips may sound unusual but these nori-flavored, wavy-cut chips from Japanese snack brand Jack ‘n Jill Calbee were hot overseas in 2016. Nori is edible seaweed which is often dried and pressed into sheets, and used for sushi. The salty, umami flavor lends itself well to chips.

Slide 7 of 32: If the thought of mixing sweet and savory is unpleasant, look away now. Kettle Discoveries Salted Caramel & Double Cream chips were an innovative sweet flavor sold in England in 2017. Kettle Chips even suggested to use them crushed up as the base of a chocolate tart.
Kettle Discoveries Salted Caramel & Double Cream | KETTLEChipsUK/Facebook

Kettle Discoveries Salted Caramel & Double Cream: If the thought of mixing sweet and savory is unpleasant, look away now. Kettle Discoveries Salted Caramel & Double Cream chips were an innovative sweet flavor sold in England in 2017. Kettle Chips even suggested to use them crushed up as the base of a chocolate tart.

Slide 8 of 32: Not one for vegetarians, this moose meat and maple syrup flavor won the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor contest in Canada in 2013. It beat Perogy Platter, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup and Creamy Garlic Caesar to the prize. The idea for the smoky chips came about after the creator made a maple ham recipe with moose meat.
Lay’s Maple Moose | LaysCanada/Facebook

Lay’s Maple Moose: Not one for vegetarians, this moose meat and maple syrup flavor won the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor contest in Canada in 2013. It beat Perogy Platter, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup and Creamy Garlic Caesar to the prize. The idea for the smoky chips came about after the creator made a maple ham recipe with moose meat.

Slide 21 of 32: Part of the Lay’s Do Us A Flavor Tastes of America campaign in 2015, Southern Biscuits And Gravy was a suitably regional idea. For those who aren’t familiar with the dish, it’s a popular breakfast of crumbly, flaky dough biscuits covered in creamy sausage gravy. The chips are said to taste impressively close to the real thing.
Lay’s Southern Biscuits And Gravy | Lays/Facebook

Lay’s Southern Biscuits And Gravy: Part of the Lay’s Do Us A Flavor Tastes of America campaign in 2015, Southern Biscuits And Gravy was a suitably regional idea. For those who aren’t familiar with the dish, it’s a popular breakfast of crumbly, flaky dough biscuits covered in creamy sausage gravy. The chips are said to taste impressively close to the real thing.

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