When George Crum invented potato chips back in 1853, there was only one flavour available – salted.
And it wasn’t until 100 years later, in the 1950s, that an Irish crisp company called Tayto, came up with a way to add seasoning during the manufacturing of their chips and changed the taste of potato chips forever.
Cheese & Onion, Barbecue, and Salt & Vinegar were the first flavours invented, but nowadays there are literally hundreds of flavours to choose from, with different countries preferring different flavours depending on their favourite foods.
Some flavours from around the world include;
Australia – Sour cream and chives, Chilli, Lime and pepper, Chicken, Vegemite, Sunday Roast, Meat Pie with Tomato Sauce, Kangaroo and Emu.
US – Barbeque, Cajun herb and spice, Chile limon, Chipotle ranch, Classic BLT, Dill pickle, Garden tomato and basil, Sweet southern heat barbecue, Tangy Carolina, Parmesan and Tuscan herb, Southwestern ranch, Creamy Mediterranean herb, Spice rubbed BBQ, Maui onion, Jalapeno, Mesquite BBQ and spicy cayenne and cheese, Blastin’ Buffalo Wing, Screamin’ Dill Pickle, Ragin’ Cajun, and Sizzlin’ Sweet BBQ.
UK – Haggis & cracked black pepper, Flame-grilled Aberdeen Angus, Firecracker Lobster, Worcester Sauce, Roast Ox, Steak & Onion, Chilli & Lemon, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chargrilled steak, Cheeseburger, Steak and onion, Smoky bacon, Roast chicken, Prawn cocktail, Pickled onion, Tomato ketchup, BBQ rib, Worcester sauce, Cheddar cheese and bacon.
Japan – Mayonnaise, Wasabi, Seaweed, Soy Sauce & Butter.
Singapore – Chilli crab, Black Pepper, Soft shell crab, Grilled shrimp.
Hong Kong – Unagi Kabayaki, Salmon sushi (with wasabi), Okonomiyaki, Mongkok-style roasted sausage, Shichimi & soy sauce shrimp.
The world’s worst ever flavour – Cajun squirrel (I’m not kidding – it’s an actual flavour!)
So far no country has frog flavoured chips. But surely they would be yummy, right?
What’s your favourite flavor of potato chip? Or your worst? Let us know in the comments section below!