Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I was wondering where I left that...

I mean, The Old Man said, "Park 'er anywhere, we'll only be a minute. Hop into Tesco's, pick up a few packs of crisps for this swah-RAY that Queen Whatserface, very posh, is having." And when we got back -- GONE! Lucky those guys from Odyssey Marine Exploration finally found her. Smells like Victory.Oh, the party was a bunch of posers all sitting around their lousy Shirazes, complaining about the weather and impressing each other with stories about Handel, but everyone was really interested in Martha Dandridge Custis. She's George's girl.

And why not?


bigsam27 said...

i'd hit that like the fist of an angry god!

/just kidding
//no seriously, i'd hit it

ThirdMate said...

Is what I was saying.

ThirdMate said...

That is to say, yes, the fist of angry Poseidon "hit" Victory.

Any other evocation of a violent nature would be disappropriate, considering that damn!son, I can't decide whether Kate Beckinsale or Evangeline Lily or Kristin Davis for the teevee movie.

bigsam27 said...

Well, my personal tastes would lean towards the lovely Miss Evie. In this case, however, it seems Kristin Davis most closely resembles the first First.

BTW - speaking of crisps, ever have Cheese & Onion Taytos from Ireland? simply the best...

ThirdMate said...

Dude! The crew is clamoring for Mr Joe Spud Murphy's fine product! Are they available locally or shall we just pop a few coins into the Euro slot and buy them online?

Thanks for the heads up.

bigsam27 said...

Sadly, Taytos are not available locally. I get my yearly fix from my brother-in-law who hails from Tipperary. (No, he's not a fan of the song)

They are available direct from Tayto but are very expensive. One case (60 sm pkgs) is US$35 plus $56 shipping for a total of $91.00 ($1.51 ea).

foodireland.com in Mount Vernon, NY also sells them, but they're about the same price: three 6-packs (18 sm pkgs) for $20.07 plus $7.34 for UPS Ground is $27.41 ($1.52 ea).

A seller on eBay from Dublin is the cheapest, $4.49 for 18 sm pkgs plus $13.35 International Economy Service shipping totals $17.84 (99¢ ea).

All in all, a very expensive proposition for fried slivers of potatoes.

The closest thing locally to them that I've been able to find are Kettle Brand Chips in the New York Cheddar with Herbs flavor. The chip itself is dramatically different - Kettle Brand are kettle cooked (duh) and VERY thick and hearty, while Taytos are much thinner and lighter, more of a cross between Wise and Lays - but the flavoring is pretty similar. However, Taytos do have a little more "zip" to 'em. I've been able to find Kettle chips at Stop & Shop in the organic/expensive/bend-over-and-take-it-with-no-lube aisle for the paltry sum of $3.99 per 9 ounce bag.

Next time I replenish my stash I'll be glad to toss a bag or two your way.

ThirdMate said...

THIS is what the Internet is all about. Advice on where to find great potato chips and a forum to appreciate Evangeline Lilly.

I'm glad that I can be of service in this endeavour. I am proud and humbled.

At the same time.