Brad and his potato chips...

chips

I'm not much for eating lots of potato chips so I don't buy them very often, but when I do...  I love the kettle cooked kind.  On our recent trip back from Martha's Vineyard, I got a couple bags of chips, one regular and the other salt & vinegar, Brad's favorite.  I have to say that I was pretty happy to have a great sliced meats sandwich with some yummy chips while motoring along on the ocean swells.  Sometimes the simplest foods taste the best when you combine the right setting.  Don't get me wrong, I have a copy of The French Laundry at home and love trying those recipes when I'm in the mood to get really engrossed in cooking.  But back to chips.  Since my options for chip buying was limited by the not too expansive selection of a Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven (I mean the population is less than 4,000, just under 17,000 for the whole of the island), I was not about to be picky.  I grabbed the Cape Cod brand thinking it was kinda a cute brand to buy given where we were at the time.  We went through the first bag of regular over lunch the first day at sea.  The second bag waited until lunch the third day, saving the best for last apparently.  I was once told about the theory of "delay of gratification" and well, I'd say it was worth it for those salt & vinegar chips.  Not being a fan, I think I helped myself to more than my usual alotment of a handful after discovering how delicious these chips were!  I'm not telling you how many I might have really have eaten...  You can't eat just one right?  Oh, wrong brand.  Anyway, Brad loved them.  The debate then became whether Kettle brand was better than Cape Cod brand.  Clearly this article puts our debate to rest if we believe the results.  I think I need another bag of chips to decide.