You know what was a great invention? The chip clip. Unfortunately, as with all great inventions, millions of imitators have popped up to try to "innovate" and "improve upon" something that will hold your half-eaten bag of chips closed. You know what else is great at this job? Rubberbands. Did you not read our origami chip clip post?
We'd like to reiterate that, as with all our round-ups of stupid kitchen gadgets, we don't hate whimsy. Do you want to get your kids a Mickey Mouse chip clip? Go nuts! How about a chip clip shaped like a cute cartoon pig or hippo? We will absolutely not pick on you. But if you think you can reinvent the wheel, or are reinventing the wheel simply to appeal to whatever "it" trend is hot in stupid utensil branding right now, we will make fun of you with the fire of one thousand suns. And that is exactly what we are going to do today.
Without further ado, we give you 11 of the stupidest chip clips on earth.
Flavor Savers Mustache Chip Clips
<em><a href="http://www.perpetualkid.com/flavor-savors-bag-clip.aspx">Flavor Savers Mustache Chip Clips</a>, @8.99 on Perpetual Kid</em> Stop it, you guys. Your chip bag does not need a mustache. So <strong>few things in life</strong> need a mustache. Like anything that is not Tom Selleck.
Clip N' Seal Bag Clips
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Clip-n-Seal-Bag-Clips-Small-pack/dp/B0007D8VK6/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1361473592&sr=8-24&keywords=chip+clips">Clip N' Seal Bag Clips</a>, $7.99 on Amazon</em> Is that a glue stick? We don't even know anymore.
Chips Ahoy Bag Clip
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/BAG-CLIP-CHIPS-AHOY/dp/B001V9EIA2/ref=sr_1_225?ie=UTF8&qid=1361474269&sr=8-225&keywords=chip+clips">Chips Ahoy Bag Clip</a>, $1.60 on Amazon</em> Why would a cookie be holding your chip bag closed? What kind of junk food addict ARE YOU?
Bow Tie Bag Clips
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/GAMAGO-Bow-Tie-Bag-Clips/dp/B00651VFAC/ref=sr_1_68?ie=UTF8&qid=1361473783&sr=8-68&keywords=chip+clips">Bow Tie Bag Clips</a>, $9.36 on Amazon</em> Business in the front, party in the-- oh, shut up.
Copco Bag Cap
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Copco-Wide-Bag-Cap-Assorted/dp/B002MVRY68/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1361475184&sr=1-2&keywords=bag+cap">Copco Bag Cap</a>, $66.66 on Amazon</em> These are so expensive because they come in a 12-pack. <strong>A pack of 12.</strong> In what universe would you have 12 half-eaten bags of chips??
Lip Clip Chip Clip
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/JOKARI-1605507P3-Lip-Clip-units/dp/B0020ML3YS">Lip Clip Chip Clip</a>, $6.46 on Amazon</em> Exactly what we want to picture -- someone's mouth holding our bag closed.
OXO Good Grips Bag Cinch
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Cinch-Count/dp/B003M8GMZ4/ref=sr_1_51?ie=UTF8&qid=1361473666&sr=8-51&keywords=chip+clips">OXO Good Grips Bag Cinch</a>, $4.99 on Amazon</em> You know what else is great for this task? The twist tie that was already invented to do this job and comes with the bread.
Patriots Chip Clip Magnet
<em><a href="http://proshop.patriots.com/p/patriots-chip-clip-magnet/pid/3853/sdid/190/pdid/130/">Patriots Chip Clip Magnet</a>, $4.95 from The Patriots ProShop</em> Is there any limit to the venues in which we'll support our favorite sports team? What's next? Diapers? Air sickness bags? Frying pans?
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Design-Ideas-Sparrow-Clips-Set-of/dp/B0029QF422/ref=sr_1_49?ie=UTF8&qid=1361473648&sr=8-49&keywords=chip+clips">Sparrow Clips</a>, $12.09 on Amazon</em> Ah yes. Let's put an adorable, top-heavy, spatially cumbersome clip on our chip bag instead of, like, a rubberband.
Stretch N' Twist Silicone Bag Ties
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Greatest-Stretch-Twist-Silicone/dp/B009J9A7Y2/ref=sr_1_115?ie=UTF8&qid=1361474027&sr=8-115&keywords=chip+clips">Stretch N' Twist Silicone Bag Ties</a>, $5.00 on Amazon</em> Yes. Just like rubberbands. Only significantly more expensive.
The Original Magnetic Chip Clip With Crunching Sound
<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Original-Magnetic-Chip-Crunching-Sound/dp/B004I2ZMQ8/ref=sr_1_161?ie=UTF8&qid=1361474151&sr=8-161&keywords=chip+clips">The Original Magnetic Chip Clip With Crunching Sound</a>, $4.57 on Amazon</em> You guys know <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/open-mouth-chewing_n_2618340.html">how we feel about chewing noises</a>. We're pretty sure we don't need them to be automated by our chip clip.
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