Canadians Love Their… All Dressed Chips

All Dressed chips are frequently sold in Canada and are a unique flavor not like anything found in the US.

The first time I had one of these chips, it was after picking up someone off the floor as they fainted when I said “what’s an all-dress chip?”

I hadn’t ever heard of them before, much less had them, and even once I was corrected and told that the term was “all dressed,” it didn’t exactly sound appealing. After all, when I ask for my burger to be fully dressed, it usually means that I want everything on it…and I do NOT want everything on my chip.

I had already experienced the beloved ketchup chip (beloved by the crazy Canadians, that is…not myself) and further explanation that the chip was “kinda like ketchup chips with vinegar, salt, and pepper” really didn’t make the case for me to jump on the bandwagon.


The description, however, was surprisingly accurate AND it turns out the chips are delicious. Weird, I know. They really do kinda taste like a ketchup chip met up with a salt ‘n’ vinegar chip and said “hey, let’s experiment with a whole bunch of spices and seasonings that no one will be able to distinguish” and voila, Canadians favorite chips were born!

I suppose it’s kind of like the “everything bagel” of chips. You think it’s going to taste weird if you heard everything they put on it, but once you have it, you find that it’s actually pretty good (albeit, not for everyone, of course). They’re perfect for people who innocently dip their chips in ketchup or like stacking their chips directly on their sandwiches.

How to pair soda with cool ranch Doritos

chips, soda | January 11, 2013 | By

Fanta paired with cool ranch doritos with the chips in a martini glass 

Just when I got used to calling them the awkward “Cooler” Ranch Doritos, apparently they realized how stupid that sounded at some point in the last few years and they started labeling them “cool” ranch.

Samples of sodas including root beer, sprite, gingerale, gatorade, coke, fanta, grape soda, sunkist, tamarind, goya, jones green apple soda, a&w, cream soda, cherry cheery cola, dr pepper, shot glasses of 7-up and mountain dew

Now with that derail aside, this is another post similar to the cheesy chip pairing one. It appears to be written by someone different, but the humor is still top notch. Here are some of my favorite quotes about trying to pair junk foods with the perfect flavor of soda:

if you’re reading this post you’re probably just trying to get chip-faced,

Some particularly sophisticated chipsters (you know, the ones with mustaches and cut-off jeans)

I’m a fan of kettle corn, I get sweet-salty, but this went too far. Think caramel candy meets emmental cheese, in a sweaty back alley in Detroit during that summer the garbage men went on strike.

The joys of parenting

chips, humor, kids, nablopomo, nablopomo2012 | November 18, 2012 | By

Reminder that this year’s NaBloPoMo theme on Quirky Cookery is “adults.” Content may not be appropriate for kids.

Natalie Dee comic that says "The best part of not giving your kid junk food is watching them flip out when you finally do."

It’s like seeing a kid on caffeine for the first time….

Or the first Halloween that they decide to sneak into the candy after you tell them they can only have one piece.

Just hold out with the no’s for a little while longer and you can enjoy the flip out, too!