Foreign Grocery Friday: Chicken-Flavor Chips in Belgium
When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
Why is it that the United States just can't be onboard with new chip flavors? Overseas, you'll find a rainbow of flavor options, including our personal favorites like prawn cocktail, paprika, and ham. Instead, we're stuck with the basics and we here at Jaunted are tired of it. Thus, you'll find us raiding the chip aisles when we travel. Recently, we had a love affair with chicken-flavored chips, especially those found at Belgian Match grocery stores. This is their story.
You know how drool-inducingly awesome a room smells when a chicken is being roasted with thyme? That's how these chips taste. They are mildly greasy as they are not baked, but the fact that they are cooked in sunflower oil help a tad in keeping them lean. The chicken and thyme flavor is a merely a hint, with enough original potato chip flavor to keep you munching through a whole bag without getting sick of them.
75 Eurocents for a medium-sized bag.
Where to Find It:
Luckily, Match Supermarkets are not only in Belgium, but also in Luxembourg and France. Look for the bag pictured above in their snacks aisle, but don't forget to consider the other flavors. Chicken is only one interesting option. Another place we've seen chicken & thyme crisps is at Marks & Spencer food stores in the UK. Yum yum yum.
What's the weirdest chip flavor you've ever tasted? Tell us in the comments!