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Barbecue Flavored Chips Taste Awful

Updated on August 9, 2010

For Your Nostalgic Tastebuds

Today is the day that we persons bear the true light on the myth of barbecue flavored chips. They don't actually taste good--we just want them to taste good, so thus we lie to ourselves. See, potato chips that are flavored barbecue, honey barbecue, or even mesquite (yes even mesquite) just don't actually taste good. They just remind of us great times out doors eating some fresh barbecued pork at the park on a Sunday. We connect that good time with chips, and voila! It suddenly tastes good.

I mean seriously, the chips taste like someone scrapped the charred meat off the barbecue and threw it in the blender with once tasty chips. It doesn't taste rich, it just tastes like an awful flavor that everyone expects to taste good.

It's like when you put mustard on your hot dog, and you say to yourself "Geez, this would be a good flavor for chips!". Okay yes, eating a dog at the ball game is good times--but it shouldn't be your epiphany for a potato chip flavor.

That is essentially what snack manufacturers have done to chips with barbecue flavoring; they said "Hey, I bet this flavor would taste good for chips!". No you ding dong! Not every auxiliary flavoring for your nostalgic taste-buds is compatible with chip flavorings!

Get it out of your heads people. Some flavors just don't work with chips. What do you guys think? What are some supposed excellent current chip flavors that you feel just shouldn't be touched with a ten-foot pole?


Huh? How did THIS flavor become one of society's favorite chip flavors?
Huh? How did THIS flavor become one of society's favorite chip flavors?


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      el nino 

      8 years ago

      you are wrong dude.the bbq chip are really good and i liked it even before i tasted bbq it you are wrong

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      Renee S 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      I disagree. I love BBQ chips.I'll hand it to you- that's a good way to get alot of comments. Many will either agree or disagree.

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      9 years ago from visakhapatnam, Andhrapradesh, India

      nice hub......

    • Direxmd profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      J. Kumm, I couldn't agree more! They taste like a mix of artificial, mechanically separated sausage with a hint of formaldehyde.

      Thanks for your response!


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      J. Kumm 

      9 years ago from Washington

      I agree with you. BBQ flavored chips are nasty. Another one?

      Pizza flavored...

      Pizza flavored? Like what kind of pizza, and what flavor does pizza have besides all of the ingredients combined? You simply can't fake that with artificial flavoring.

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      English Teacher 

      9 years ago from Midwestern United States

      Waaaaaaaaaait a minute! I love barbecued potato chips. Those pictured here, the Fritos, don't work for me - but barbecued potato chips do work for me. But then, I even ask for barbecue sauce when I order a chicken caesar salad. The waitress says, "So, you don't want the caesar dressing on the salad?" I say, "Yes, put the dressing on the salad. I use the barbecue sauce for dunking the chicken into it." She says, "Oh, I never heard of that one." I love barbecue on many things - including chips. We can, as they say, agree to disagree, Direxmd.

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      9 years ago from London

      I'm not a fan - give me a cheese and onion any day (-:

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      C. C. Riter 

      9 years ago

      I bet you don't like eating, hmmm, I won't say that. But I love most Q'd chips, like the flavor and even mkae my own, nyaaah! like limberger too, just hold yer nose

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      9 years ago

      If the moment it reminds you of is a taste sensation and

      that taste sensation you remember tasted good

      why doesn't the taste of the potato chip not equal good?


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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I like Pringles BBQ chips and it seems the two who commented before me also like the flavor. So what now Mike? :D

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      Kelly W. Patterson 

      9 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      I like bbq chips.

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      9 years ago from

      im not a big fan of potato chips, but KC masterpiece bbq chips are pretty banging


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