10 Crazy Potato Chip Flavors

Cheeseburger? Margarita? Cheese and beer? There's a chip for that.


These days people expect instant gratification. From finding where you parked your car to checking movie times on the go, 'there’s an app for that'. In the same vein, no longer do you need to sit down and order a full meal. Now, there’s a chip for that!

In the mood for a cheeseburger with all the fixings? Try Wise Smokin’ Grill Burger N Fixin’s Flavor Potato Chips. Want a drink to go with it? There’s always Kettle Chips Cheddar Beer, or even Intoxi-Tators Muy Mucho Margarita Flavored Potato Chips if you’re looking for something a little stronger. For dessert, chili- and chocolate-flavored potato chips are an option, or if you’re feeling a little healthier, Lay’s offers fruit-flavored potato chips ranging from blueberry to kiwi. Fruit? That's right.

Do some digging and it's quickly clear that there's no limit to the flavors that chip companies have come up with. Walkers produced a line of potato chip flavors by country including (but definitely not limited to) South African Sweet Chutney, German Bratwurst Sausage, French Garlic Baguette, and Italian Spaghetti Bolognese. There is also an abundance of seafood-flavored chips. Pringles' chips range in flavor from seaweed to soft-shell crab. You can find chip flavors as tame as Herr’s Baby Back Ribs Rippled Potato Chips to Calbee’s Okonomiyaki chips (a type of Japanese pan-fried battercake).

All these crazy flavors get you thinking. What flavor combinations would you like to see? How about Hanukkah chips, flavored with apple sauce and sour cream? Or bone marrow-flavored potato chips? Poutine chips flavored with cheese and gravy? Hong Kong street vendor fishball flavor? Serrano chile and yogurt? Once you start thinking up crazy flavors it's hard to turn off. Creamy avocado. Chile con queso. Peanut butter and jelly with salt. Kimchi. Sesame and bonito flake. Chicken adobo (Canadian chicken chips meet British salt and vinegar chips, and somehow have a Filipino baby). And for those who like heat, Bhut Jolokia flavoring? You see how easily the chip companies could come up with their crazy flavors.

Until these flavors become a reality, consider our picks for the top ten crazy chip flavors that have made it to supermarket shelves.  

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Great story, great ideas and a great author! keep it up and i will be looking for more. Yum! Id there a chip for that?

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Snyders of Hanover Dill Pickle Chips....... YUMMO!!!!!!

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how many of you people are pregnant out there? ya'll have wierd tastes ; )

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Anchovie chips!!! Just eat potatoe chips after some fishin.

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Anchovie chips!!! Just eat potatoe chips after some fishin.

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Whenever I am in Canada, I love to stock up on All Dressed Ruffles. I've never been able to figure out what "all dressed" means (maybe a Canadian out there can help me out?), but it tastes to me like a combination of salt & vinegar, barbecue, and a bit of cheddar. They're tangy, wonderful, and addictive. I wish I had a bag of them right now!

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fritolays japan has doritos in flavors like salted steak and rosted chicken and cheetos in wasabi and sukiyaki. nuff said

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What not Walkers Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding? Now that was a chip :P.

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Old Dutch Ketchup flavored! In the last year they started to make them available where I live....prior had to get them in from Canada!!!! WOW!!!

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You can get Herr's Ketchup chips in the U.S. - check their website.

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Yum, I love ketchup chips, too! Where can you find them in the U.S.?

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The Best Chips ever were Cajun Cheetos!!! OMG I had these about 15 years ago and they were...OMG!!!!! Does anyone remember these? I wrote Cheetos about them and just got a stinkin form letter in response. I want them to bring them back soooooo bad!!!!!

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They sell paprika flavored Pringles in Paris! They are sooo yummy!

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Stay away from the Doritos flavored "Late at night Tacos at Midnight" chips. They should be called "Doritos Late at night Early morning crapper" chips. Although the chips were good, I suffered the next day for these chips.

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I had coney Island chips by Snyder Hanover they mostly had mustard floavor but tasted like a coney island dog without of course the hot dog....They were excellent I wished they would bring them back!

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China has the weirdest potato chip flavors ever!!

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Pickle flavored potato chips by Pringles.

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Back in Dec of 2010 I had Steak flavored Ruffles on the beach in Rio. Not bad.

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i lived in edmonton canada in 1979
it was a canadian test market city for many products
in the summer they came up with
- and im not kidding
orange, cherry, and grape flavored chips
lasted about 4 months
they were made by either Hostess or Humpty Dumpty
check it out
btw they were horrible

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love walkers marmite flavour..I drive an hour to the nearest british shop to stock up on those and the roast chicken chips..

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Where do you find these fun flavors?

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The craziest thing is that if you look at the ingredients for Walker's chips, they often only differ by one chemical ingredient. So prown cocktail and roast dinner are essentially the same save one chemical. What are they putting in those chips?

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the baby back ribs are amazing!!!! i also like the dill flavored chips put on burgers and crushed up on hot dogs!!!!!!!

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THE HANDS DOWN BEST! is Tims Cascade chips! the STEAK AND ONION FLAVOR!!!!!!! sadly i called the company and they say that the flavor was rotated out like most of there flavors for new ones but will eventually come back as a limited edition flavor...I CANT WAIT!!

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I love all the Walkers flavors, the best one, and the most odd one, and odd it wasn't mentioned, is Builders Breakfast flavor, which is Sausage, bacon, eggs and baked beans, it is great!!!

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These aren't so bad.

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I've seen Baby Back Ribs and Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese flavored chips, and purchased both at 7-11.

For a tamer "unlikely" chip, I've had dill potato chips, and I seem to remember one flavored like hamburgers or hot dogs, can't remember though.

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Great fun this story!

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The concept of this article is wonderful and the writing is sublime...this writer will no doubt be a big force in the coming years I am sure....

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And how are you related to the author?

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