I Want It! Potato Chips Edition

Sometimes there are food and drink products that exist in The Simpsons universe that I simply cannot buy or reproduce. Thus, I present to you: I Want It! An Eats Like A Duck feature where I yearn to breathe free…I mean yearn for products that don’t or can’t currently exist.

Potato chips, or “crisps” according to Ringo Starr, are consumed fairly often in The Simpsons universe. Which means there are quite a lot of varieties to discuss. Probably the most often seen brand is Chippos:

Chippos Screenshot 1

Fun fact: Chippos is a portmanteau of the words chips and hippos. Who says you can’t learn anything from this blog? Bonus fun fact: a real brand of Chippos once existed and it’s main selling feature was that it had a “less oily taste, better flavor.” I’m not sure what that means, but I guess there’s a reason those chips no longer exist.

The best part about Chippos potato chips from The Simpsons is the hippo mascot who seems to enjoy his potato chips despite the fact that hippos are generally more interested in dismembering and eating large animals. To my extreme disappointment, in a recent episode (The Marge-ian Chronicles) the Chippos bag did not feature the hippo anymore!

Chippos Screenshot 2

Moving on to something more upscale, there are Extra Fancy Potato Chips:

Extra Fancy Potato Chips Screenshot 1

What makes the chips so extra fancy that they are preferred by both Mr. Burns and a stoned Homer? I don’t know, but I really wish I could find out.

Extra Fancy Potato Chips Screenshot 2

Of course, not all people can handle the complicated task of eating sharp, pointy chips and so their best option is Lay’s Liquid Potato Chips:

Lays Liquid Potato Chips Screenshot

I’ll bet you can’t suck just one! Also, that sounds pretty gross. I guess I could technically make this by blending some Lays in a blender with water – but hasn’t my blender already suffered enough?

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention kettle chips because they are the perfect side dish…for revenge!

Kettle Chips Screenshot

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I Want It!: Potato Chips Edition From: Various episodes…what? I’m not counting them all!

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