Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

by Lori Dwyer on June 18, 2010 · 22 comments

Yummy yummy,

Those of you who read Katie’s blog will know she caused quite the stir the other day when she mentioned a craving for chocolate covered potato chips. Not imaginary, in-her-head chocolate covered potato chips, but real life, good-enough-to-eat chocolate covered potato chips.

Exciting. Very exciting.

You see, myself and one of my bestest mates, Auntie Mickey, have been fantasising about this particular food combination for years. The saltiness of chips, the sweetness of chocolate. The crunch with the smooth meltiness.


Auntie Mickey and me. Not our best heads.

We really thought we were the only ones who had thought of this. It never occurred to us to Google it.

But that is exactly what we did, right after I showed Auntie Mickey the post on Katie’s blog.

You crazy Americans. You really do think of everything. Especially when it comes to salty, sugar-y snack foods.

Leading an exceptionally boring life has it’s advantages. I was on a chocolate covered chip mission, with Katie as my cohort. I was going to get me some chocolate covered chips, come hell, high water or international airmail restrictions. One way or another. Even if I had to sleep with Katie to do it.

Unfortunately, there is one factor in this equation that my dog-like determination has no bearing on.

Mother freaking Nature.

It’s summer in America. Which means melted, soggy chippies. And- the irony- by the time it’s winter over there, it will be summer here. And if the chips can’t survive an American summer, they have a…. ummm… chocolate covered chip’s chance of surviving an Australian one.

So, after all that, I decided to stop being so lazy and make my own bloody chips.

Here’s the pictorial evidence.

The ingredients- salt and vinegar chips, crinkle cut to catch as much chocolate as possible; and silky smooth Lindt chocolate.
Getting drippy dippy with it.

My attempt at food pornography. And plating up, MasterChef style. Auntie Mickey helped me out by standing next to me yelling “You have thirty seconds to stack those chips and plate up the perfect dish! Get cracking!”
Even the Man got in on the act. And you can’t be a food critic without a tea towel round your neck cravat.
The verdict…? Chocolate covered chips are an acquired taste. Just not as quickly acquired as we thought they would be. Obviously sickly sweet and salty, we actually left a third of the chips on the plate. Which is not like us at all.
So…. much like sex on the beach, sex in a car with bucket seats, or sex in an elevator, chocolate covered potato chips are one of those things that are much better in your imagination than In Real Life.
And that’s probably where they should stay.

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lori June 24, 2010 at 6:05 am

I completely missed this post! chocky covered chips never sounded too good to me, but I have to say they do look good. Chocolate covered pretzels are tasty so you would think chips would be. Maybe it should have been non-vinegar ones? Oh well – you're probably right- better in theory.


Jodie at Mummy Mayhem June 22, 2010 at 11:18 am

You know my American friend LOVES chocolate covered pretzels. She used to talk about them non-stop , and finally on a work trip, picked some up. They were..interesting…


Katie June 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

Ok. All of you, please believe me when I say that CCPC's are delicious. Please note that I am American and even I thought they sounded weid before I actually tried them (and again, being American will enjoy just about anything-foodwise), but they are one of my favorite treats EVER. The salt, the crunch, the chocolate. You can NOT go wrong. Lori, do not give up on these. I guarantee you will love professionally made ones.
Oh, and thank you so very much for the big old shout out. How very kind!


Thea June 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Oh bummer, you totally had me craving for them!! LOL

I'm so impressed you made some yourself, they look GOOD. :)


Wanderlust June 19, 2010 at 1:29 am

What about sex in the kitchen? Where do they fall in comparison to that?


Wanderlust June 19, 2010 at 1:28 am

LOL!! I'm reading your mailing dilemma and thinking "duh, dry ice" and then read on and oh, yeah, guess you could just make them and save yourself $60! :-P

I can't say I ever thought the combination appealing, though if I were force fed them, I would first make an appeal for the dark chocolate variety (hold the vinegar).


newtaste June 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm

You used Lindt milk chocolate? I'm going to use 60% or 70% Lindt dark chocolate and cheese & onion crinkle cut chips and see how they taste.


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Kimberly June 18, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Food pornography…you are too much!! I am laughing my arse off here!!! I wish I could laugh my rash off, now that would be pretty swell.


Amy xxoo June 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Honestly? I couldnt think of anything worse. I love me some chips, and i love me some chocolate…. i dont think i'd love them so much together though. Leave them be i say!


Justine June 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

bwah ha ha ha ha – we're laughing out loud here :)
But you used Lindt??? Oh nooo… how could you pollute it with chips?
h ah aha


Tenille June 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Yep, I definitely think you may have had a better result with plain chips. Salt and vinegar chips are the most perfect snack food on earth; you don't mess with that.


Kimberley June 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I can never let my husband and kids see this blog entry!!!


scone June 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm

A third of the chocolate covered chips left?! What a horrible waste of chocolate!!!

That said, I must try this! I'll try plain chips… Regardless of taste I know Husband will eat it! :)


Lori @ RRSAHM June 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Just to clarify here- we did try kettle cooked plain chips and chocolate. #fail. Gotta be crinkle cut.


Sarah June 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Google ate my comment :(

Anyway what I said was this: with the right combination it might be alright, like maybe plain chips & chilli chocolate :)


Brenda June 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Chips and choccies. Ummm. Probably not. Hehe.


Maxabella June 18, 2010 at 10:04 am

I love that you made these yourself! I had seen them mentioned on an American site and just thought "you crazy Americans" (as you do). I'm glad you didn't find them appealing – they're a bit in 'deep fried mars bar' territory for me.

Found your blog through the Blog Hop and I'm really glad I did!!


Mama Cass June 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

OMG! I am heading STRAIGHT to the pantry now for a morning fix – will salt and vinegar chips work?…I will let you know!


blondtress June 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

Maybe go with plain chips next time, I can imagine the salt and vinegar might have had something to do with why they tasted so bad!


CB June 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Mmmmm….I've never actually tried this combination. I will have to venture out tomorrow morning and get some. However, since you're not over here in the US of A….I found a website for you that offers shipping WITH a cold pack….maybe it'll work?


Holly Homemaker June 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

I think I put on 5kg just looking at those pics! Damn you Lori and your delicious chippies *shakes fat fist angrily*


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