If you enjoy fried things, and don’t enjoy gaining weight, then this picture represents the first stirrings of a science that might one day help you. It’s a picture of the structure inside a sliced potato as it’s being deep fried.
If vinegar is a liquid, why are most salt and vinegar potato chips covered in a powder? Here’s a little food science to help you understand your weekend snacks.
We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalizing bag of chips or nachos or Funyons or whatever and realizing the bag's 2/3rds air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river.
When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these…
NPR has a nice little video feature about Herrs potato chips being made, and it's worth taking a few minutes to watch. But the real stars are the animated gifs of the machinery at work. I can't look away. I want to watch a machine that makes chips all day while another machine feeds them to me, constantly, forever. [
Pringles thinks it's so slick with its stackable chips and pop-top lids. Well, consider the playing field leveled, Lays aficionados, with this universal, resealable bag cap.
Pringles may be one of the most sci-fi foods of our time. So thin, so homogeneous, so regularly shaped that they can be stacked perfectly, these chips are truly the food of the future. But how are they made?
Inventors: You can stop trying now. Your laptops cannot feed the world. Your smartphones are not crunchy AND meaty. The masterminds behind Cherkees have beaten you.
Potato chips might come in every flavor under the sun these days, but all the jalapeño-cheddar dust in the world won't make up for a soggy bag of tater goodness. And here's the secret to the DIY crunch you crave.
Have you ever wished you had a mechanical hand solely designed for eating potato chips? Never fear — the good folks at Takara Tomy have you covered. It's only ¥699! Buy now! [Spotted on Tokyo Mango]
The age old conundrum of how to eat chips at a keyboard without making a giant mess has finally been solved. So how do you keep your hands clean? By using another hand. A robotic hand.
Cracker Jacks were fun as a kid, cause the prizes were supposed to be there. But what about when you find a stinky old Nokia cellphone in a bag of chips? Eeeww.
I'm going to do a psychological experiment on you to prove how lousy humans are at predicting the future. First, I want you to imagine reading a post about how scientists are using nanobots to restore George Lucas' brain to the state it was in right after he made THX 1138, and he'll use that brain to reboot the Star…
Prosthetic Ass (Latteier, 2000)
Now you too can have a combination potato chip maker/oily death trap in your own home for a mere $15,000. This is a full-on chip shop which comes with tongs, flavored salts, a three tier bowl thingy, and the big fryer itself. It allows you to make up to 100 bags of chips per hour. Sweet, savory, delicious chips.