Must Taste: The Most Expensive Potato Chips in the World
Would you try the most expensive potato chips in the world?
When you are watching a movie, or an episode of your favorite show, what do you like to eat? Me, I prefer a nice bag of baked salty chips and a cold bottle of Cola.
But, I’m not sure if I’m ready to spend $11 per chip, like the St. Erik’s, a Swedish-based microbrewery is advertising its new potato chips.
Their chips are delicately made by the hands of the talented chefs of the Swedish National Culinary Team, in order to achieve the perfect balance between all ingredients.
The company created the chips to accompany their premium beer, St. Erik’s India Pale Ale. I’d admit that that’s a nice combination and great idea!
“St. Erik’s Brewery is one of Sweden’s leading microbreweries and we’re passionate about the craftsmanship that goes into our beer. At the same time, we felt that we were missing a snack of the same status to serve with it,” brand manager Marcus Friari says in a statement.
“A first-class beer deserves a first-class snack, and this is why we made a major effort to produce the world’s most exclusive potato chips. We’re incredibly proud to be able to present such a crispy outcome.”
Made of matsutake (a famous species of mushrooms), and a special truffle seaweed from the Faroe Islands that can be found only in cold tidal waters. Plus, this recipe of these chips was dreamed up by chef Pi Le.
Among those rare ingredients we must add potatoes harvested by hand from the potato hillside in Ammarnäs seasoned, Crown Dill from the Bjäre Peninsula, and Leksand onion and India Pale Ale Wort.
“All of the chips have been made by hand, it took a delicate touch, a finely honed sense of taste and time to ensure that each chip would achieve a perfect balance between the various ingredients.
“The taste is a very Scandinavian one. Most people recognize potatoes and onions, but what stands out is the quality. All of the ingredients are of a stature that not many will have tried before. These chips are an excellent accompaniment to craft beer, or simply enjoyed on their own.” said chef Pi Le
And of course, all income generated from the sale of these chips will be donated to charity.
An edition of 100 boxes of five chips each went on sale and have already sold out, despite their exorbitant price. We are already waiting for a new batch.
So, what do you say? Ready to order the $11 chips or else known as the most expensive potato chips in the world, and hang back to enjoy a good movie and a cold beer? I’m sure I am!
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