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13 Jun, 2017

Ketchup chips! So Canada!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Recipes and Food

I included a very important story in my recent weekend reading roundup. A definitive ranking of Canada’s best ketchup chips was posted on the Chatelaine website and I thought it deserved a bit of extra investigation here. I was intrigued. As a fan of ketchup chips, I felt it was my duty to follow up on this piece!

Their panel decided that Old Dutch had the best ketchup chip in Canada. Of course, I had to go out to buy some right away.

Which brand makes the best ketchip chips?

Which brand makes the best ketchip chips?

(I bought them at Canadian Tire, in case you’re wondering.)

Two things about the Chatelaine article: I really really don’t think rice crisps/crackers should be in the same league as potato chips. Rice chips are not chips, people! Also, baked chips are the sad cousins of potato chips and probably should have their own separate category, or be wiped off the face of this earth forever. Either/or.

As for the Old Dutch chips, they were ok, just ok. I definitely wouldn’t have given them top billing.

The Hostess chips of my youth were the best ketchup chips. They were the thing of sleepovers and movie nights, leaving our fingers red and sticky with ketchup powder. Sadly, Hostess is no more. (Sniff.) I guess they’ve been taken over by Lay’s. Lay’s, in general, is not my favourite potato chip brand. I generally find them a little too thin and lacking substance, but in terms of their ketchup flavour, I think they’ve nailed the proper ratio of tangy to sweet. It’s a fine balance, don’t you think?


3 Responses to "Ketchup chips! So Canada!"

1 | Misty Pratt

June 13th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

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I agree, I do not like Old Dutch. My favourite chip ketchup flavour is actually a chip-nut that’s made by Picard’s. A nut covered in chip is not really a chip I guess ;)

2 | Sherrilynne Starkie

June 13th, 2017 at 7:38 pm

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I like Miss Vickie’s
But see doesn’t do ketchup, I don’t think.

3 | andrea tomkins

June 13th, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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I like kettle cooked chips in general. Much more crr-runch!

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