Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge……….17th of 26 Pet Peeves

My Pet Peeve for the Letter Q

A big pet peeve of mine is the quantity of chips vs. the quantity of air in a bag of potato chips.
Potato chips are one of the very few junk food items that I do like to indulge in. My favourite flavour is a toss-up between Ketchup and Dill Pickle chips. Since I usually can’t decide which flavour I want I end up getting both and then put a handful of each flavour in a bowl so I can have double the treat. There is nothing like relaxing on the couch with a good book, a glass of wine and a bowl of chips to while away the hours. There are so many flavours and so many different companies that make them yet they all have one thing in common. It seems that when I buy a full bag of chips there is only half a bag of chips and the rest is filled with air. The quantity per cost we are getting is nothing to be happy about. Now I know people have complained and it has been published that the companies fill the bag with air so that the chips do not get all broken during packaging, shipping and then put on display, but in all honesty, when has anyone opened a bag of chips and found none had been broken.

In fact, for me, I seem to buy the bags that all the pieces of chips are broken. I think it’s great when I find the odd chip in the bag that managed to make it from the processing plant to my bowl without being broken.


DayDreamer said...

It's so irritating to get half a packet of crisps, you've already set yourself up to eat a little bit of junk that to find you get less than anticipated is 'grrr'. I love prawn cocktail flavour.

Zita Hooke said...

Oh yes this is such an annoyance and definitely some type of marketing ploy I think!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Ah, the power of suggestion. Now, I want to go read my book, while munching on potato chips and drinking a beer. The Husband and I go through chips quickly, and I don't think it's just because we are pigs.
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Anonymous said...

I love kettle chips. You made me crave them, and there is none to be had in the house. Fun post...and I love the blog title.