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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 7 hours ago #3958742

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I live in NW Indiana. Every brand of potato chip is now colored yellow, hardened, and breaks into large hard pieces when bitten into. They used to be thin, fragile, crumbling into small pieces when crunched in your mouth.

The original potato chip no longer exists. One by one, every brand available here has turned into these gruesome mouthfuls of who-knows-what.

I've stopped trying to find a brand that hasn't changed. I'd give double the price for a bag of the real thing.

Is this problem the same where you are?

(I put this in the over 80 group because younger people have no idea what "real" food used to taste like.)

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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 5 hours ago #3958748

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We call them potato 'crisps' here in the UK. The ones my husband eats don't appear to have changed. I stopped eating them some time ago because I find them too hard on my tender gums.
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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 5 hours ago #3958750

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I have a bag of Walkers crisps every day.....
years ago, they had a small blue bag of salt in them....but not now !
not so many crisps per bag either,
but I still enjoy them...smile.png
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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 5 hours ago #3958754

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There are definitely fewer crisps per bag these days.
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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 4 hours ago #3958758

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I think it all depends on what oil they fry them in - The makers are always looking for ways to make more
profit - for their share holders - some items were fried in Sunflower oil - now in Rapeseed oil.
Like fish & chips - look at the oil - they are fried in - most do not have the same taste.

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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 3 hours ago #3958796

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Oh!!! Living in NW Indiana you surely remember Peerless potato chips. They were the best! When I occasionally buy chips now I purchase Utz brand. They are pretty good.
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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 6 months 13 minutes ago #3958812

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The potato chip prices are expensive here in my parts.
I though stick with LAYS brand, everything about them
is great ;)

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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 5 months 4 weeks ago #3958857

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They don't seem any different to me.
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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 5 months 4 weeks ago #3958866

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Nothing happened to the only crisps I eat..…Seabrooks sea salted.
They’re the same as they were.

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What Ever Happened To Potato Chips? 5 months 4 weeks ago #3958873

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McCoy's crinkle cut crisps.....chunky and delicious!

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