Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I'm getting ready to dump the entire pile on Billy's bench on Friday.
9:24 pm pdt
On Monday I left one bag of Lay's chips at his desk. On Tuesday he got two packages of Chuck E. Cheese Ketchup Fries. Today
he got three cans of Pik-Nik Ketchup Fries. On Thursday he'll find four small bags of Old Dutch.
And I finally got some cans of Pringles Ketchup flavored chips today!! That brings the grand total to an astonishing 172
packages (plus a few assorted oddball items like "Roasted Chicken" potato chips).
Friday, June 23, 2006
Today's shipment of 24 cans of Pik-Nik Ketchup flavored Fries brings the total to over 150 packages of Ketchup-flavored snacks.
8:05 pm pdt
So on Monday I will begin slowly unveiling the brands...starting with 1 bag of Ketchup flavored Lay's Potato Chips.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Shipment arrived from "Canada Only"
I finally got the shipment I ordered from the "Canada Only" online store several weeks ago. This is a particularly
important acquisition because it includes Lay's potato chips, the brand I want to start off with when we prank Billy with
all the chips.
10:52 pm pdt
The shipment also included Humpty Dumpty potato chips and bizarre-sounding Quaker Minis, which are ketchup-flavored rice cakes.
Still waiting for Pringles and Pik-Nik...
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
What is a Montreal UFO?
I found a Chinese snack called "UFO" under the Montreal brand. I'm not sure it's really ketchup flavored, but it
has a picture of tomatoes and Seagen says that's close enough. It's all written in chinese, so it might be tomato plant fertilizer
for all I can tell!
11:13 pm pdt
Also no word from Pik-Nik in California, from whom I ordered Ketchup Fries by mail. They have limited arrangements for consumer
sales, so I don't really expect instant results. But they promise to email upon shipping, so I hope to hear something sooner
Monday, May 29, 2006
More Chuck E. Cheese chips from Dollar Tree
12:31 am pdt
I grabbed a few more bags of Chuck E. Cheese chips at the Dollar Tree today, and noticed they're almost sold out of the Ketchup
flavor. That's a surprise; they had shelves of them last week so somebody (besides me) must be buying Ketchup flavored snacks.
man who rang them up appeared to be rather stoned, possibly a hiring requirement for male employees at Dollar Tree. Each
exhibits slurred speech, certain motor impairments, and a zombie-like gaze from bloodshot eyes. In contrast, Dollar Tree's
female employees are ordinary humans.
I actually miss Lloyd Center's J.J. Newberry store, which seemed upscale compared
to the Dollar Tree that replaced it. Willamette Week prophetically predicted this in a 2001 editorial J.J. Newberry: A EULOGY
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Wachusett Ketchup (artificially flavored) Potato Chips
It seems I'm entering the home stretch with the arrival of 36 bags of Wachusett Ketchup chips this afternoon, bringing my
total inventory to 111 packages. The mailman called my attention to damage that had occurred during shipping, but the packages
of chips were perfectly unharmed.
12:25 am pdt
But even though I've got over a hundred packages, I don't want to spring them on Billy until I've got two critical brands:
Lay's and Pringles. I've ordered Lay's from the "Canada Only" online store, whereas I could only find Pringles
on eBay. (The eBay seller was very nice, so I have high hopes.)
FYI: Canada Only's website is http://www.canadaonly.ca/
Their shipping rates are a bit treacherous, but they offer a lot of uniquely Canadian snacks in their Canuck Marketplace.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Old Dutch chips are here
I just got 40 small bags of Old Dutch Ketchup Flavored Potato Chips. The bags are only 43 grams apieces (about 1-5/8 oz)
but there are a lot of them. As of now, we're up to 75 packages and still gathering more!
7:57 pm pdt
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Herr's Chips, Heinz Ketchup Flavor
Another day, another dozen.
10:39 pm pdt
I just received 12 bags of Heinz Ketchup flavored potato chips from Herr's store at http://www.herrsstore.com/potatochips.html
The description poetically explains how Heinz Ketchup is thick and rich, but the ingredients show the seasoning has little
in common with authentic Heinz Ketchup. That's probably just as well.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Uncle Ray's Ketchup Flavored Potato Chips
From Wisconsin I just got a twelve bags of Uncle Ray's potato chips. The bags are a big considering they only contain 4 oz
apiece. The preprinted price tag is $1.49, but each bag has a bright orange sticker that says "99¢ SEE STORY ON BACK!"
7:31 pm pdt
Indeed there is a story on the back of the bag, but it doesn't have anything to do with the price. It's chapter 29 of Uncle
Ray telling his life story. Is that how they get repeat sales? Just imagine some old lady nagging her grocer, "I want
chapter 45! Where's the Sour Cream n' Onion flavor?"
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Found Johnny Rapp's Baked Fries at Big Lots
The bag of Johnny Rapp's Baked Fries is labeled "Hot & Spicy." I can't tell if it's really ketchup flavored,
but it's certainly ketchup-colored so I acquired a bag for Billy's collection. We'll see how it works out.
10:33 pm pdt
Monday, May 22, 2006
Found Chuck E. Cheese potato fries!
On a hunch, I went into the Dollar Tree store at Lloyd Center and searched the snacks section. I found a rather bizarre line
of Chuck E. Cheese potato fries products in four flavors: potato, cheese, pizza, and tangy ketchup.
8:26 pm pdt
I bought six bags, but I might go back for more. At a dollar apiece, they're cheaper than a lot of other snacks I've been