Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fish and...

There are a great many flavors in America. Flavors of sodas, flavors of people, flavors of name it and we've got it. Except we are apparently behind in the chip flavor department because let me tell you, the flavors over here make Sour Cream and Onion sound archaic.
Let's start with the basics. Smoked bacon and Roast Chicken sound more like the meals at Chilis than they do chip flavors, but over here, they are in the nearest crisp stand. (here, they aren't chips. No, they are crisps. Chips are what we call fries.)
So if you can handle the crisps that taste of bacon and chicken, perhaps you are prepared to take things to the next level...dare I say...the championship level.
We know the World Cup is a big deal over here and in response to that, they created some World Cup themed chips. How about Argentinian Flame Grilled Steak? Not your fancy? What about American Cheeseburger? Japanese Teriyaki Chicken? No? You could always have German Bratwurst Sausage? Keep in mind, these are not meals. These are chips. CHIPS!
One of the things I've learned over here is that America has this idea that we are just at the top of everything in the world, which is just completely not true. Not that having strange chip flavors equates to some global superiority over the States, but it goes to show that there is life outside of America. A global perspective is a good one to have these days and while I've never been against it or oblivious to it, I've never experienced it until now. London is more than just a tourist destination, it's a people who live and work and exist here. So anyways, thanks Walkers Crisps (yes, it looks like Lays because they are owned by Lays). I learned a life lesson from some chips.

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