Pik-Nik Shoestrings Ketchup Chips

As I’m always on the lookout for Ketchup chips, I stumbled upon these Pik-Nik shoestring ketchup chip in a frozen juice container. Yes, there was the white pull string to open the ‘tin’. I had to try these based on this crazy packaging alone.


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I couldn’t find the right can of chips image that had the white part at the top, the packaging really surprised me and motivated me to buy this product. The method of opening the package alone was strange. How is this cheaper than potato chip bags? From a manufacturing perspective I don’t understand why you’d package chips in this format, but it is unique and perhaps that is their selling point. I’m not sure.

These potato sticks weren’t even as good as Hostess Hickory Sticks.

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Either way, the flavour caught my eye; after all I am a ketchup chip lover.

Click here to read where I profess my love to President’s Choice Loads of Ketchup chips. Or here to read about my early love of Ketchup chips.

Too bad I was disappointed greatly. Perhaps it’s that my taste profile for ketchup chips is still stuck in 1985 when I tasted the most perfect Hostess Ketchup chips ever; that, plus I am a sucker for tonnes of powder. I want my ketchup chips so loaded that my tongue turns red and my fingers are blood red. Yes, this coming from a vegan.

These Pik-Nik Ketchup Flavoured potato crisps, did not deliver, not even close. I had to remind myself what flavour they were; weak.

On top of that they were so bad for me, so bad, what chip contains cottonseed oil? Last time I checked cotton was not part of a food group. They were gluten free, but still. I truly regretted these chips and will not be purchasing them again.

Save your money, don’t let the packaging get to you and just keep walking past it on the shelf; despite the $0.78 price tag, it’s just not worth it.



Filed under gluten free, Junk food, Potato Chips

2 Responses to Pik-Nik Shoestrings Ketchup Chips

  1. I have never seen comercially marketed ketchup potato chips. As a kid I used to dip potato chips in ketchup. I liked the Original Lay’s (in the yellow bag) and Heinz ketchup the best. In fact, I still do that sometimes! I will have to keep my eyes open for ketchup chips!

    • Ketchup chips are big only in Canada and a few northern states. You can find them coast to coast. Depending on where you grew up, childhood favourites/preferences tend to stick with you.

      eg: I grew up on Old Dutch Ketchup, but others were a big fan of Hostess (When you’ve got the munchies.. nothing else will do! As the jingle goes). Others out east swear by the original Humpty Dumpty Ketchup chips.

      I’ve seen an occasional bag of Ketchup chips in the states (I think it was Heinz branded), but they’re pretty rare.

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