09 Feb2007

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Chocolate covered potato chips from Royce. Sounds interesting… However, it isn’t so unusual, believe it or not, as we used to make these or eat them in college 20 years ago. This follows the same train of thought that dips popcorn into chocolate, corn flakes, etc. royce2The theory is that folks just love the carb and fat and salt in chips and they love the taste of chocolate as well so how can you go wrong if you combine the two? And actually, brilliant pastry chefs around the world have been encouraging gourmands to try fine chocolate with a sprinkle of fleur de sel or sea salt. The salt and the sweet just awaken your tastebuds unlike few other combinations… But the bottom line, potato chips in chocolate were nothing special. I think I definitely prefer them by themselves. I mean I don’t think I would ever dip my nice hot French fry in a cup of hot chocolate… And worse, if you look at the photos closely, because the chips used were ridged, there are thick sections of chocolate and scant coatings elsewhere…no, I definitely wouldn’t go out of my way to buy these chips in chocolate.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. ragamuffin girl says:

    I’ve been wondering what they taste like whenever I pass by the Royce shop in IFC Mall (I always buy the square truffles)…. Now I don’t have to shell out a small fortune for them. Thanks!

    Feb 9, 2007 | 4:26 pm

     
  2. wysgal says:

    I dip nice crispy french fries in hot fudge sundaes. =)

    Feb 9, 2007 | 4:42 pm

     
  3. Marketman says:

    wysgal, eeew… :)

    Feb 9, 2007 | 5:07 pm

     
  4. Gigi says:

    You’re right, MM. The potato chips are ho-hum — nothing special like local chips covered in chocolate-flavored WAX.
    It’s an interesting concept but that’s about it. It doesn’t merit stellar reviews…

    I do LOVE the Nama chocolates of Royce. A good friend gave me Champagne and Bitter! Oooohlalalala!

    Feb 9, 2007 | 7:23 pm

     
  5. misao says:

    like wysgal, i also dip my crispy fries in sundaes… caramel that is!

    Feb 9, 2007 | 8:22 pm

     
  6. purplegirl says:

    i’ve found that Neiman Marcus’ chocolate-covered potato chips are the best — each chip is heavily and evenly coated with Belgian chocolate then stacked high in a container (like the Pringle’s containers) which prevents the chips from sticking to each other. they’re $15 a can (steep) but when you get a thick, heavy, even coating per chip, you get your money’s worth.

    Feb 9, 2007 | 8:25 pm

     
  7. Maria Clara says:

    For a gear shift in taste buds they are good with a dip of tomato ketchup and big dab of wasabi. I know it is a cryptic combination but it is delicious. The tanginess of the wasabi and the sweetness of the ketchup really spark up the flavor of potato covered chocolate chips. It is truly a West-East fusion! Not my everyday fare but I love to have it once every quarter of the year.

    Feb 10, 2007 | 2:25 am

     
  8. Anne says:

    ya…french fries in hot fudge sundae….mmmmm:) we use to eat this a lot during our high school days

    Feb 10, 2007 | 8:19 am

     
  9. shane says:

    Purplegirl is right about the Neiman Marcus chocolate covered potato chips–they are the best I’ve had. they are pretty steep but you get your money’s worth because of the quality of the product. It is also a good converstion starter at any get together.

    Feb 10, 2007 | 9:04 am

     
  10. Fler says:

    i also dip my french fries in ice cream! :)

    Feb 10, 2007 | 9:17 am

     
  11. connie says:

    I rarely go to Wendy’s, but if I do, I always order me a regular fries and a small chocolate frosty. Fries dipped in frosty just go well together. Otherwise it’s combination ketchup and mayonnaise for dipping for me, well I like apple cider vinegar too.

    As for chocolate covered chips, I think I’d rather have chocolate covered coffee beans. :)

    Feb 10, 2007 | 11:42 am

     
  12. timmy says:

    Oh my Gigi! the champagne! I had them in singapore. although they give you a dry ice and insulated wrapper so it doesn’tt melt too soon, me and my bestfriend just couldn’t wait and ate the entire box in half hour. I brought home a box of bitter nama and surprisingly, they didn’t melt.

    Feb 10, 2007 | 12:29 pm

     
  13. Candygirl says:

    White chocolate covered salty pretzels for me :-)

    Feb 10, 2007 | 1:50 pm

     
  14. aloi says:

    that looks absolutely sinful — two comfort foods in one! i dip my potato chips AND FRIES in choco AND caramel sundaes. or plain old ice cream. pls dont say ewww… ;)

    Aug 13, 2007 | 11:02 pm

     
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