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15 Essential Chip Flavours To Help Canadians Get Through The US Election

BRB eating my feelings.

We may not be participating in the American election, but that doesn’t mean Canadians won’t be watching every second of the results come November 3rd.

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Let’s face it... we’re going to be glued to our screens the whole time. And most of us will be stress eating, so bring on the chips!

1. Yum Yum’s All Dressed Chips

A bag of Yum Yum’s All Dressed Chips
Via yum-yum.com

Can’t make up your mind? All dressed chips know what it’s like to be a hot mess. Québec’s Yum Yum Chips pioneered the combination of ketchup, barbecue, salt and vinegar, and sour cream and onion flavourings that’s been a mainstay for anyone who finds it impossible to choose.

2. No Name Regular Potato Chips

A bag of No Name Regular Potato Chips
Via loblaws.ca

You’re frugal, sensible, and have no patience for political malarkey. Practical to the core, you know that interesting television broadcasts are few and far between these days. No Name’s plainest chips are unflappable and underrated — and pair well with refreshing No Name Beer.

3. Covered Bridge Storm Chips

4. Ruffles Sour Cream 'N Bacon Chips

A bag of Ruffles Sour Cream and Bacon Chips
Via Ruffles.ca

You are downright terrified for your friends in the US. Thankfully, the combo of dairy, bacon, and carby potatoes is the perfect comfort snack to enjoy in your pjs while you send supportive messages over DM.

5. FRANK Feels Stuffed Turkey Stuffing Flavoured Potato Chips

A bag of FRANK Feels Stuffed Turkey Stuffing Flavoured Potato Chips
Via canadiantire.ca

If the hellscape of elections and COVID-19 is all too much, just keep looking at the jaunty potato chip disguised as a turkey, dancing on the bag of Canadian Tire’s FRANK Feels Stuffed chips.

6. Que Pasa Carnival Tortilla Chips and PC Black Label Salsa

A bag of Que Pasa Carnival Tortilla Chips
Via loblaws.ca

If you’re really rooting for team USA, reach for a bag of red, white, and blue Carnival tortilla chips from British Columbia’s Que Pasa. Add some PC Black Label Peach and Mango Salsa on the side as a subtle nod to Joe Biden. Peach blossoms are the state flower of Biden’s beloved Delaware.

7. Miss Vickie’s Signatures Apple Cider Vinaigrette & Shallots Flavour Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

A bag of Miss Vickie’s Signatures Apple Cider Vinaigrette & Shallots Flavour Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Via missvickies.ca

This is the unofficial chip of the political science student who wants everyone in their social bubble to turn to them for sophisticated insights come election night. They’re also hoping everyone brings real food to their socially distanced election party, because a fancy student is still a student.

8. Old Dutch Dill Pickle Potato Chips

A bag of Old Dutch Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Via olddutchfoods.ca

If thoughts of election night make your knees knock with fear, a bag of Winnipeg’s Old Dutch Dill Pickle Chips will see you through. Plus, dill pickle is the rumoured favourite flavour of Celine Dion and Shania Twain. Who doesn’t feel better knowing that?

9. Hardbite Chipotle Raspberry Flavoured Parsnip Chips

Via hardbitechips.com

If you’re reaching for BC-born Hardbite’s Berry Smokey Parsnips Chips, you don’t care who wins the election. You just wanna know where Melania got her dress. Let's face it, the night is as much about fashion and gossip as anything else.

10. Hawkins Cheezies

A bag of Hawkins Cheezies
Via walmart.ca

These ones are for the sassy armchair pundits that like to shake things up. They pretend that, if given the chance, they’d be voting third party but all the way. But deep down they want the orange menace gone just as much as the next guy.

11. Irresistibles Jalapeño Pepper Flavour Old-Fashioned Potato Chips

A bag of Irresistibles Jalapeño Pepper Flavour Old-Fashioned Chips
Via metro.ca

Jalapeño chips are a bold flavour for stress eating but, then again, you’re a bold person. You’re sick of election drama and it only feels right to have a chip that matches the intensity of the moment. If a few Scoville units can’t numb this madness, nothing else will.

12. Compliments EXTRAAA! Sour Cream & Onion Flavour Ridged Potato Chips

A bag of Compliments EXTRAAA! Sour Cream & Onion Flavour Ridged Potato Chips
Via compliments.ca

You normally shy away from all the negativity of politics, but with your zesty sour cream and onion chips by your side, you can’t help but lob a few zingers at the TV. Shame on all those politicians interrupting one another! You’d shake a finger at them if you weren’t busy licking off all the chip dust.

13. Hostess Hickory Sticks

A bag of Hostess Hickory Sticks
Via realcanadiansuperstore.ca

For news junkies, election night is all about the journey, not the destination. You need an inexhaustible snack food to keep pace with your TV marathon. Hostess Hickory Sticks will keep you company as you pull an all-nighter.

14. COW Chips

A bag of COW Chips
Via shop.cows.ca

One way or another, you'll be ending election night on a sweet note. These salty, crunchy PEI potato chips are coated in sweet, creamy chocolate and are absolutely irresistible. If you surreptitiously check out some island vacation rentals as the election results roll in, no one will blame you in the least.

15. Lay’s Ketchup Chips

A bag of Lay’s Ketchup Chips
Via lays.ca

With a comforting bag of Lay’s Ketchup Chips clutched to your chest, you pull yourself away from the turmoil on television and look outside, warily. There’s a blizzard forming out there, but it’s a shitstorm south of the border. You know how damn good you have it in the land of Ketchup Chips, the true north, strong and free. You’re a living meme and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  1. All Dressed Chips
     
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  2. Storm Chips
     
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  3. Regular Potato Chips
     
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  4. Sour Cream 'N Bacon Chips
     
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  5. Turkey Stuffing Flavoured Potato Chips
     
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  6. Tortilla Chips
     
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  7. Apple Cider Vinaigrette & Shallots Flavour Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
     
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  8. Dill Pickle Potato Chips
     
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  9. Berry Smokey Parsnips Chips
     
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  10. Cheezies
     
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  11. Jalapeño Pepper Flavour Old-Fashioned Chips
     
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  12. Sour Cream & Onion Flavour Ridged Potato Chips
     
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  13. Hickory Sticks
     
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  14. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
     
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