If you think the flavored potato chip craze has gotten out of hand in the U.S. — what with all the chili-and-lime this and cracked-pepper that — you should take a look at the snacks you can find abroad.
In May’s new travel food issue, Budget Travel magazine offers a roundup of some of the more exotic flavors of potato chips you can find across the country and around the world. Among the selections …
- Voodoo Gumbo Zapp’s in Louisiana, Crab Utz in the Mid-Atlantic and Heinz Ketchup Herr’s in Pennsylvania.
- Squid or browned-eel flavored chips in Japan, and shrimp or spicy rice cake chips in Korea.
- Garlic pea chips in Taiwan, falafel-flavored in Israel or mint chutney chips in India.
- Sweet basil Lays in Thailand or ham-flavored Ruffles in Spain.
Those last two actually sound pretty good, along with my favorite find from England — Marmite Crisps that taste like “baked potato skins washed down with beer.”
Bring it on!