The colloquial name for an integrated circuit or a microprocessor
A deep fried or dried slice of banana
A shot in golf
Deep fried and salted corn, potato, or tortilla slices
A small, striped tamias animated by Walt Disney
The son of Hi and Lois
A casino token
A type of climbing hold
The fundamental unit of transmission in CDMA
Small chunks of chocolate, used for making chocolate-chip cookies. And brownies. And cakes. And fudge bars. And cupcakes. And ice cream. And bread pudding. And muffins…

The potato pieces known as french fries.

I bought potatoes Saturday for 20 cents per pound. These 1970s-90s prices courtesy of a “Saturday Only” sale at our grocery store. But I got home to find a huge bag of potato chips on the counter. Apparently SWMBO found it on sale, too.

potatoes$3 per pound.

The starchy tuber is the world’s fourth-largest food crop; the annual diet of an average global citizen includes about 73 pounds of potato. We think of Ireland and Idaho when we think of potatoes but a third of the world’s taters grow (and are eaten) in China and India.

I know why we have whole potatoes. I like them mashed and baked and fried and in soups and stews. I’m not sure why we have chips. They taste wonderful but I have to run instead of walk in the morning after I eat any and I have to skip dessert.

I hate to run. I really like dessert. Especially dessert with chocolate chips.

The National Health Service in the UK does not count potatoes towards the five portions of the fruit and vegetables diet.

Waiter? I think I’ll have the potato chips and the chocolate chip cookies with my sandwich for lunch.

7 thoughts on “Chips

  1. An 8 ounce “serving” of potato chips has:
    1217 Calories of which more than half, 691 calories are from fat.
    78.5g or 121% of Total Fat.

    But it also has 15.9g of Protein, 32% of the recommended daily intake as well as
    Vitamin C, Folate, Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6,
    and even Pantothenic Acid plus Calcium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, and Zinc.

    Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

  2. Most fat people think a calorie is a measure of weight/fat. It is a measure of heat.

    I question how an 8-oz bag of potato chips has nearly eight-tenths of an ounce of protein. But, if the label says it is so, then it must be so. I mean, would a label lie to you?

    — George

  3. FWIW–8 ounces of regular plain chips is actually 8 servings. So the numbers are correct, but divide it by 8 to get a true serving size. Even your “quickie” bags in vending machines are only an ounce (or two at most).

  4. Dick wrat: “They taste wonderful but I have to run instead of walk in the morning after I eat any and I have to skip dessert.”

    So, why do you suppose potato chips give you the runs?

    — George

Comments are closed.