CT (AND BEYOND): THE BEST ASIAN POTATO CHIPS
By Nora Zelevansky / April 9th, 2009
I can't even believe that I'm writing about food after the chocolate-covered macaroon massacre of Passover 2009. Not to mention the hand-layered halva murders. I tried to control myself. Really, I did. But I kept hearing voices: "Eat me! I'm chewy and crusty and sweet!"
But, you know me, I rebound. So, here I am pushing aside over eating trauma; surviving to eat another day.
Anyway, I know I've mentioned my Pickled Veggie-of-the-month-club membership. Wow. That sounded remarkably lame. Whatever. Anyway, I also have a Potato Chip-of-the-month-club membership for the next few, well duh, months. And, as if I didn't subject my Sunday book club to enough of my Month Club lunacy yet, I thought I'd share a POCKET LINT find with you guys too:
Deep River Snacks is a kettle cooked artisanal potato chip company out of Old Lyme, Connecticut. I have no idea where the hell that is, but it sounds good, no? Aude Langs Lyme, My Dear . . . I dunno.
Anyway, the chips are trans fat and hydrogenated oil free and are hand cooked in small batches. Most importantly, they're totally delicious, especially (ready for this?) the Asian Sweet & Spicy Thai flavor. Look, I'm as surprised as you. I thought it sounded weird and nast, but, lo and behold, they had this salty, tangy, spicy, exotic flavor that was totally addictive and amazing. It was like you discovered a new facet of flavor in each taste.
Just ask my writing group girlies, Rachel and Laura. They know . . . THEY KNOW. They hear the chip voices too. Well, maybe not. But they did try them and really like them. FYI–the Olive Oil & Rosemary are also delish. I still have Sweet Maui Onion to go, so I'll keep you posted.
For now, chips ahoy . . . Ugh. I think I really did eat too much. I ate away the clever.
And, sadly, you're the ones to suffer for it. Oh, the injustice.
xo – N.