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bacon-chips.gifLately I’ve been trying to determine my specific relationship to food. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, but I’m no gourmet. I love to eat, but I don’t think I qualify as a “foodie.” I think what it all boils down to is an indulgent personality, which provides me with a daily struggle not to eat every fatty food that comes to mind. What’s life without a challenge, right?

Because I have so many food favorites, I have to pick my battles. One such battle is the war with potato chips. I’ve managed to swear them off pretty successfully, despite their many wonderful qualities. They’re salty and crunchy and greasy…practically a bacon substitute on many levels. All except that delicous, smoky flavor. Which brings me to today’s tasty treat: Humpty Dumpty brand Smokin’ Bacon potato chips.

Thank heaven this company is based in Canada and I can’t get my hands on these chips. For one thing, what if I love them? Will I be able to maintain my vigilant stance against the foe? Or even worse, what if they’re terrible? If there’s one thing I learned in Asia, it’s that American snack foods and foreign spices do not always make a pleasant experience. I know bacon isn’t “foreign,” but maybe it’s a ruse! Maybe it’s really Canadian bacon! I’m not sure I could stand the disappointment.

Despite my concerns, if you happen to find yourself in Canada, I hope you’ll find yourself some Humpty Dumptys and try one of their many interesting flavors. (Ketchup? Yikes.) And if the bacon chips are good, bring some back! On second thought, cancel that order. I don’t think my resolve can take the strain.

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