Thursday, October 09, 2008

Help…I’m addicted to San Carlo’s Rustica potato chips.


I have had two bags (not the little snack size either) so far this week. I went to the supermarket closest to my house. They had only the Classica flavor. I HAD to have the Rustica so I walked several long blocks to another supermarket and bought just one bag.

Now I should probably buy more than one bag at a time but I worry I’ll eat them too quickly.

I’m trying to limit this treat to once a week, maybe during the weekend. I like to eat the chips while drinking a nice glass of Coke with lots of ice.

These Rustica chips are the bomb. They’re thick cut with the right bit of salt. Love, love, love them.

I feel the description below from the website captures the essence of this wonderful "food".

Double thickness,
twice as much flavour.

The flavour of the countryside,
vital and sumptuous.
The pleasure takes you away
in waves of flavour.
A truly traditional sensation
that nibbles away without letting go.

Here is the website. The company is based in Milano.

What are you addicted to these days?


Faith said...

When I was in London I fell in love with Kettle Crisps seasonal ones with Stilton & Port. Soooo good. Of course I also love Hob Nobs and I can buy them at the British store here but they're $6. They were only $1 or less locally. All the candy that's made with cocoa and pure sugar - no high fructose corn syrup is way better!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

faith - those Kettle Chrisps sound delicious. I didn't know there was candy made without high fructose corn syrup.

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Well on the bright side, you probably walked off the first bag getting the second...maybe that's the key? Just keep buying them farther and farther from your house?

And I'm sorry I won't be able to help; I'd only enable. YUM!

girasoli said...

Are they like Ruffles? I cannot be near a bag of chips or I will eat the entire bag in one sitting.

Lately, I have been addicted to Greek God's Pomegranate yogurt.

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Michellanea said...

Oops, originally posted with the wrong (less public and more baby-oriented) blog. What I said was:
I like these too and I'm just like you. I don't "stock up" - I'm way too compulsive. It's like a smoker who never buys a carton of cigarettes because he doesn't want to admit it's a vice. I do miss good barbecue potato chips (and don't like Pringles, which you can find in bbq here). In New York I always bought those barbecue Dirty Chips with my bagel. If you buy ketchup or paprika flavor it's a similar idea but not the same. As for what I'm addicted to lately, I'm trying not to be addicted to anything. I've still got baby weight to lose and it's operation abs in the gym.

Petulia said...

I love the Rustica type, but I also recently discovered the Antica Ricetta. They are thinner but surprisingly tasty and addictive. Apparently the Antica Ricetta is the original one from 1936. Definitely worth trying.

milanese masala said...

That's so funny you wrote this today because I gorged myself on chips before going to bed last night. I usually don't keep chips in the house because I'm like you, I can't stop eating them. But we had a party a few weeks ago and there were leftover snacks. The horror, the horror!
I like Rustica too but the plain Pai brand are also yummy. Nice and salty! But nothing compares to Canadian ketchup chips ;)

Maria from Philly said...

OMG I love those chips!!! We always inhale them when we're in Italy! As for my cravings - being that I am 9 months pregnant these days, I'm all about the ice cream :-) Vanilla with a sprinkle of M&Ms and whip cream!

erynchandler said...

haha those chips are da bomb! i agree. on our last trip to italy my husband rediscovered them from when we first studied there and ate about 5 bags a don't feel too ashamed.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

michelle - oh how I wish that was true but I doubt it! I ate a 180 gram bag in one sitting. ha

girasoli - similar to Ruffles but thicker and more kick. At least yogurt is good for you.

michellanea - I tried the San Carlo Grilled chips. They were interesting. Oh I so remember those Dirty Chips! Good luck with Operation Abs.

petulia -thanks for the suggestion. I haven't tried those yet. Maybe I should buy stock in San Carlo.

milanese - These first time I had ketchup chips was in Toronto. I don't know if they are in the States yet.

maria - I only "discovered" them a few months ago. Now I can't stop. ha. I really need help.

erynchandler - It's good to know I'm not alone. :)

Ms. Violetta said...

I can easily eat a bag in one sitting and those chips look great! I'm addicted to this fair-trade, organic dark roast coffee called "rocket fuel" Its served at the cafeteria where I work and I have to have it every morning.
Its so good. I also love Black & Green 70% Dark Chocolate. That with a nice glass of red wine. mmmmmm

rob said...

Petu and I have just eaten a bag of their new (I think) "più gusto grigliata" flavour. A little like what we used to call "smoky bacon" back in the UK. Yum.

gibber said...

I just LOVE a good bag of sour cream and onion chips. I could eat a whole bag.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Your combo sounds pretty darned good to me. Nothing better than good, thick ripple chips with salt and some coke. I just discovered Michael Seasons' reduced guilt salt and pepper chips (6g fat versus 10) and those are pretty great.

Piccola said...

Did you ever have Charles Chips when you were in LA? Oh.My.God all of their chips are good but I particularly like the Ketchup flavored chips. But now that I am here in Portland, i've been addicted to trader joe's White cheddar puffs. Yum.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ms. violetta - that roast probably smells so good. I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee.

rob - I have had those. They're good!! I think San Carlo should combine that flavor with the Rustica texture. Heaven.

gibber - sour cream and onion (or chives) was one of my favs. back in the States.

jen - salt and pepper chips, sound very interesting. I am trying to cut back on my Coke intake to only twice a month, instead of every Sunday.

piccola - No I never had them? How could I have missed them. I was a big Kettle chip fan. The BBQ! fab. I used to love Trader Joes' Popcorn.

glamah16 said...

Yummm but watch yourself with all the yummy chips. Just give me plain rustica version like you mentioned and nice cold glass of coke.

toni said...

Not keeping them in your house is a good strategy - by the time you walk and get them, you'll have burned off at least half the bag :)

Everyone's into the salt, but I have been and always will be addicted to chocolate cake!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

glamah16 - Doesn't take much to make me happy. The chips/Coke combo is one of those things.

toni - I love homemade milk chocolate frosting on really moist yellow cake. Yum!!! I haven't had anything like that since I've moved.

scatteredmoments said...

The San Carlo's Rustica chips torment me too. They never last more that a day and a half in my house. Which amazes my Italian. For him chips are only for aperativo but for me its an anytime food. I've also had to put myself on a chip budget as to not burst my clothing budget.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

scatteredmoments - most of my Italian friends never snack. They will eat chips at an apertivo but not in the middle of day while watching SATC reruns or while working at one's desk. ha

Anonymous said...

I had these in Italy and i cannot find them in California! Does anyone happen to know where i can find them?I would appreciate it sooo much.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Anon - check with Italian food specialty stores. They might sell or ship them in for you. Good luck.