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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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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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
 

Brimstone

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mmm... potato chips! :p :D

Anyway, the poll has the third option. What other names does "potato chips" have?
 

Captain

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Feb 25, 2013
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
 

Kevin

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With the number of UK members among us I was expecting the poll to take a turn and have the "Crisps" option take the top slot.
 

Kim

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Sep 20, 2011
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!
 

astonwest

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With the number of UK members among us I was expecting the poll to take a turn and have the "Crisps" option take the top slot.
I wonder if they thought it referred to what we Americans consider fries...a la 'Fish and Chips'...?
 

Kevin

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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.
 

AmyRose

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May 25, 2013
Since I am on this side of the pond I eat chips but crisps make them sound so much more fun, don't ya think?
 

Jethro

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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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