The Fuss About Irvins Salted Egg Chips
Yeah, I know almost everyone has tasted Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips from Singapore. And everyone who has tasted it loved it. It’s probably the holy grail of salted egg chips, I dunno. But truth be told, I’ve never tasted it until a few nights ago.
Okay, so I’ve tried salted egg chips locally made and sold in bazaars and malls. And I’m like, mmm, okay. It’s, well, salty. And they crumble easily.
And when Irvins Salted Egg opened their first PH branch in Megamall (which attracted droves), I didn’t even attempt to fall in line. For one, they’re always out of stock. Two, there’s so many people in the queue. And three, they’re a bit expensive for me. I mean, you know, they’re still chips.
And then my sister arrived from SG early this week, bringing with her a huge bag each of Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips and Fish Chips. She bought them because she heard it was popular, although she admitted she’s never tasted them before (she usually buys another brand of salted egg chips, forgot the name, whose store was nearer to the place where she stays at).
So it was the first time that the family was tasting Irvins Salted Egg Chips. Interesting.
Took a few pieces of potato chips and… well I guess I know what’s the fuss about it.
The potato chip itself, when you remove all the salted egg taste, isn’t salty. Somehow it tasted a bit sweet for me. Which is a big plus, because the whole chip, even with the salted egg coating, is not offensively salty, if you know what I mean.
Our mom said it was a bit spicy for her taste, though. But since my sister and I love anything spicy, the flavor was just right for us.
Chips did get crumby, maybe because of handling. But it doesn’t diminish the taste.
Downside I guess is that it contains soybeans, which means my bunso can’t eat this. Aww.
The packaging says that Irvins Salted Egg Chips is #DangerouslyAddictive (that’s their tagline). And understandably so. Somehow, when you start munching on them, it’s hard to stay away, LOL!
Now I can say I kinda get the fuss about Irvins Salted Egg Chips. Still, with a price point of Php300 for the small bag, I’m not sure if I’m gonna enjoy this regularly.
But if it comes for free, then why not? Charot! 🙂