Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Elite's Tapuchips Potato Sticks

I have a feeling this is not the first time I've seen a potato-stick snack pack from Tapuchips Elite but, I'm not 100% sure. Maybe this is a new product for them or maybe it's just a "new and improved" version.

I do like the fact that the Tapuchips line of products are, as their slogan goes; "it’s a potato in a bag".  They are all natural, no preservatives and nothing artificial added. They only have 3 simple ingredients potatoes, oil and salt. Tapuchips gets major points for that in my book.

The new packaging was not at all easy to open. Once I did get it open, I liked that by opening it on the side it created a rectangular shaped bag. This forms a more shallow bag so no need to dig deep in an oily bag to get the potato-sticks out. This should be particularly convenient for a child's smaller hand.

The potato-sticks were fresh, crunchy and had a nice thick texture. One thing I personally do not like about the classic Tapuchips potato chip is how thin a chip it is. This potato-stick is not too thin and that is a plus for me.
I wouldn’t mind if they were slightly less oily. They did leave my fingers somewhat oily but not more than your average potato-stick.

Bottom Line:  If you are looking for an all natural potato-snack I would say this could be a good option.

 Since I'm on the topic of potatoes, checkout this photo I recently took of a french-fry container at KFC, in the Malcha mall.(Please forgive the poor cell phone quality of the photo.)  Granted "potatoes" is not the easiest word in the English language with regards to spelling (even Dan Quayle had a hard of it) but to me KFC's spelling seems simply ridicules.
To see other funny blunders from Israeli companies attempting to write in English go to "a time of the signs" blog http://atimeofthesigns.blogspot.com/ and have a good laugh.

65 gram bag 3.69 - 5.00 NIS
Kosher: Badatz

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me.  No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Oh, I haven't had potato sticks for years! Nice to know that they're here!
    And thanks for linking to me - I'm glad that you enjoy my blog :)
    Have a great day!

  2. Yes Toby a nice blast from the past:) Enjoy the potato-sticks.

    Your welcome, I really do enjoy your blog (it reminds me of Jay Leno's "headlines" segment on his show!)

    So keep up your great work:)

  3. I used to love the Headlines segment.

    A personal favorite from my own experience was the (mainly Hebrew) flyer I found in my mailbox advertising lessons in "Spiking English".

    PS Sorry to burst your bubble, but patates is a common informal word for potatoes in France, and I believe it's Turkish as well. Moroccans also call french fries "patates frites". I think they were just trying to be multi-cultural, in a clumsy sort of way.

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  4. Thanks Robin so someone else mentioned it might be French, I had asked a few French people and they said it was not French, but, I just checked and your right it is Turkish... OK maybe KFC sells them the container and uses the same one for Turkey and Israel but can you imagine KFC Turkey using containers with Hebrew letting on it?