Foodies Chips or Crisps?

Do you enjoy potato...

  • Chips

    Votes: 11 64.7%
  • Crisps

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • {Different name}

    Votes: 1 5.9%

  • Total voters
    17

Kevin

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Pennsylvania
#1
I have always been fascinated by regional foods (which, on a tangent, might explain my waistline) and one of the things that I try to follow is the names that go along with them.

In the USA we have "potato chips" while our UK friends enjoy their "potato crisps" as a snack. At Christmas time I enjoy some homemade cookies while in the UK I would be eating a biscuit... and, of course, in the US a biscuit is usually of the roll-type variety and is best served with some southern gravy.

So, in your part of the world... do you have chips, crisps, or something else? :)
 

Robby

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Jul 28, 2004
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#5
I have also come to realize that this poll may be slightly flawed since our UK friends enjoy both potato "crisps" (what we in the States call "potato chips") *and* they enjoy potato "chips" (what we call "french fries").

For the sake of clarity, this poll deals with the thinly sliced variety fried in hot oils (eg: "potato chips" or "crisps"). :p
 
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Feb 25, 2013
#10
Well I prefer chips to crisps but since I'm English I'm about fat versions of what the Americans here would call fries (whether French or freedom). They're gorgeous served with a lovely bit of battered haddock. Since we're talking about what to call crisps I'll call them...well...crisps! :D
 
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Sep 20, 2011
#13
In Australia they're known as Chips.. but so are the hot ones that USAers call Fries ... but sometimes they have the HOT added and are hot chips :p Just to be clear.

My son eats chips like they are going to be banned tomorrow! I avoid them like the plague as they are very moreish and not very healthy!
 

Kevin

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Mar 20, 2004
Location
Pennsylvania
#15
I wonder if they thought it referred to what we Americans consider fries...a la 'Fish and Chips'...?
Yeah, I may have to redo the poll as I thought about it too late. :X3:

@Kim threw a wrench in the works with the Aussies calling "French Fries" (US) & "Chips" (UK) as "Hot Chips". That one I had not come across before.
 

Jethro

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Jan 21, 2013
#20
In Australia they're known as Chips.. but so are the hot ones that USAers call Freedom Fries ... but sometimes they have the HOT added and are hot chips :p Just to be clear.

My son eats chips like they are going to be banned tomorrow! I avoid them like the plague as they are very moreish and not very healthy!
Fixed for ya :D
 
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