FOOD REVIEW: Tyrrell’s Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper English Potato Chips and President’s Choice Shrimp Pad Thai

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Anyone who knows me knows I love potato chips. And boy did I love Tyrrell’s Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper English Potato Chips. Nice, crunchy, kettle-cooked chips liberally and evenly sprinkled with their fiery seasoning… though I was scared of chipping a tooth! As the website explains, they’re cooked by hand in small batches with the skins on because it’s “polite.” Aw, who knew potatoes had feelings, let alone modesty issues?

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Tyrrell’s also makes other nibbbles like popcorn, veggie chips, and seasoned nuts, but I think I’ll stick with the good ‘ole russet. Their selection is pretty vast, too! I’m going to keep a look out for the Honey Roasted Ham & Cranberry or even the Sunday Best Roast Chicken, considering Superstore discontinued its roast chicken potato chips! I was probably the only customer keeping that flavour in production…

EDIT: They like me! They really like me! Thanks, Tyrrell’s!

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Speaking of Superstore, this little guy was on sale for $3 and I was really craving Pad Thai at the moment. Can you blame me?

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Anyway, I thought to try it out to see if it stood up to the great take-out I’ve had in Vancouver. It didn’t, but what did I expect? Something flown in straight from Thailand? The best description of this frozen meal is adequate considering its price. A little flavourless, but the shrimp were nice. Noodles a bit too soft for my liking, but for goodness sake I put it in the microwave. Nothing heats up evenly in that contraption so I nuke the hell out of it. As Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons says, ya gotta nuke something!

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