Since I’m already on a junk food kick, here is another fun photo from Spain: ham-flavored potato chips. It’s funny to think that you can tell a lot about the food but I’ve always found that potato chips are a pretty good indicator. You’ll find plain, salted chips in most places, but everything else is a mixed bag. Here in the US, I would say that barbecue chips are probably the most common, although cheese-flavors and spicy chips are also very popular. In Asian countries, I’ve seen lots of citrus and teriyaki-type chips, as well as chicken and beef flavored chips. In Spain, there were ham-flavored chips. And boy were there a lot of them! They have a distinctly smoky flavor with a sort of bacon-barbecue undertone.
They were pretty good and, as most potato chips are, quite addictive. I wouldn’t mind if they brought out a few of these here at home – and if they combined them with some bbq chips, I think that they would have a real hit!