Despite my best intentions to avoid junk food, I still occasionally find something so interesting that I just have to give it a try. This happens most often in foreign countries, where foods are unfamiliar to me and I really want to gain the experience of trying something new.
When I was in Thailand recently, learning as much as I could about Thai food, my friends Josh and Kim had a bag of pork chop-flavored Lay's potato chips. My first thought was, "Um, gross," but after a few days the idea grew on me. My husband and I walked down to 7-11 (because there's one on every corner in Bangkok) and bought a bag.
We opened the bag and smelled the chips. Guess what? They smelled like pork chops. It was weird, but we gave them a try.
Overall, they tasted a lot like pork chops. Eerily so. They were good, though I only ate a few before I gave up in the interest of not overloading my already dehydrated system with superfluous sodium.
Here's a scan of the bag, in case you're curious, and a few more photos of interesting Thai snacks. ขอให้เจริญอาหาร!
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