I got a packet of salt and vinegar chips the other day. Not Samboys, those things seem to have disappeared. Smith's Salt and Vinegar chips. I noticed that they were described as 'crinkle cut'. What is 'crinkle cut'? I opened the packet and they turned out to be ruffled. Since when did 'ruffled' chips start to be described as 'crinkle cut'? The names surely describe very different things.
Besides, anyone who knows anything about cast iron will know that these chips aren't crinkled, and they may not even be ruffled
- they're corrugated.
Incidentally, how come no-one ever sells ruffled/corrugated fried chips anymore?
And while I'm on the subject, people also have a habit of describing chips as 'crisps'. This is almost as bad as describing the milk bar/McDonalds variety as 'Fries' or 'French Fries', though none of these terms can live down to the execrable term 'Freedom Fries'.
This sort of thing would never have happened if Chicken Cackles were still around. But at least Toobs are making a resurgence.
TO SUM UP:
- Salt and vinegar chips can be ruffled, but not crinkle cut.
- It's possible that they may make ruffled chips and corrugated iron at the same factory.
- 'Chips', not 'crisps'.
- And definitely not 'French Fries' or 'Freedom Fries'.
- What the hell happened to Samboys?
- Who was the scumbag who put Chicken Cackles out of business?
- Toobs are back!
- That is all.
I hope you've all learnt something from this. Thank you for your time.
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