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“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor”*…


There was a time when “Sour Cream and Onion” was an exotic variety of potato chip…

No longer!

25 Unique Potato Chip Flavors From Around The World You Probably Never Heard Of

* William Cowper


As we reach for the dip, we might recall that it was on this date in 1880 that African-American inventor A.P. Abourne was awarded a patent for refining coconut oil– the oil of choice for today’s gourmet potato chips (and of course, for theater popcorn).

It is a sad comment on the conventions of the day that there are no photos of Mr. Abourne available– at least that your correspondent can find. So a generic coconut oil illustration will have to do…



Written by LW

July 27, 2015 at 1:01 am


Alongside its Waterbury, Vermont factory, surrounded by a white picket fence, stands Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard, arrayed with the headstones of especially beloved– or particularly despised– flavors…

See more monuments to melted dreams at Messy Nessy Chic.


As we lower our spoons to half mast, we might spare a thought for Clarence Nash; he died on this date in 1985.  While never as well known as Mel Blanc, Nash was the voice actor who created one of the most recognizable characters in American film history:  he voiced Donald Duck.


Written by LW

February 20, 2013 at 1:01 am

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