Hundreds of thousands of guesses have been submitted by the nation and three lucky winners have won £50,000.
Congratulations to Helen of Warwick, Nikki of Nottingham, and Emma of London!
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Wait, someone correctly guessed “these chemicals taste like Lincolnshire sausage and brown rice”?
Not brown rice but the ubiquitous English condiment, brown sauce. Still, I don’t know which is the more amazing, that someone did actually make that (apparently correct) guess or that such a flavor exists.
My investigation into the flavors (flavours) of potato chips (crisps) began with a question from an American friend who lives in Germany and is traveling in the UK, where he discovered roast chicken-flavored potato chips and asked me whether we have them in the States. He speculated about the source of the chicken flavoring (and roast chicken at that). An English friend then told me he thought it funny that I found roast chicken-flavoured crisps exotic. They are quite standard and popular in England, he said.-
Sorry, I made up the rice bit, not sure why. But still. Then again, we have “taco flavor”.
I think of “taco flavor” in terms of “taco” seasoning, which raises a whole nuther set of questions, but anyways, it does seem that most US potato chip flavors are intended to suggest dips, sauces, and other condiments (such as mustard). Cheese and vegetable flavors are also common.
I think of the “barbecue” flavors in terms of barbecue sauce, not barbecued meat.
“Roast chicken” and “prawn cocktail” are types of flavors conspicuously absent from US supermarket shelves.
You can tell that I am avoiding work I need to be doing.
This morning a friend here in the Driftless Region did remind me of Chicken in a Biskit.
I would happily eat lobster roll flavored chips. Or shepherd’s pie flavored ones.
Me, I think I’d rather have the thing itself. Lobster roll. Shepherd’s pie. Roast chicken. (Except for Lincolnshire sausage and brown sauce, which I wouldn’t care to eat no way no how no where.)
And eat thin little salty slices of potato on the side.