Chips FAQ

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Q: It's been a couple of hours since my last meal, but it's not time for the next one just yet. I'm getting kind of hungry. What should I do?

A: Sounds like it might be time for a snack.

Q: I usually have a sandwich for lunch. The thing is, sometimes it just isn't enough, and I end up feeling hungry throughout the afternoon. I've tried having two sandwiches, but that didn't work either — it was just too much food. What should I do?

A: Try this: Have one sandwich and a bag of chips for lunch.

Q: When I eat a whole bag of chips in one sitting, I sometimes get thirsty. What can I do about it?

A: Try having a cold beverage with your chips.

Q: Which chips should I buy?

A: Read our reviews to help you decide.

Q: Are there any potato chips that are available only in prisons?

A: Yes. Moon Lodge chips seem to be available only in prisons.

Q: Where are potato chips available for purchase?

A: Chips are available at most convenience stores. Many supermarkets stock them as well. Often, when you buy a sandwich at a sandwich shop, potato chips are included too (sometimes at additional cost). Other retail outlets, such as discount stores, warehouse stores, drug stores, dollar stores and hot dog stands, sell chips too. Some snack companies sell chips online. Amazon sells snacks from many different companies.

Q: Can you tell me where to find a particular kind of chips in my area?

A: Unlikely. Although we've bought chips in many places, the chances are slim that we know more than you do about which chips are sold at which stores in your particular area. In most of our reviews, we do list where we found the snack, so you might want to check there.

Q: Notwithstanding your answer to the last question: If I send you an email, written in all caps, from my Hotmail account, with a blank or non-descriptive subject (such as "question" or "inquiry"), mentioning my ZIP code and some snack that I desperately need, will you get back to me and tell me where I can buy the snack? (I am so desperate for this snack that I'm willing to travel as far as four blocks from my home.)

A: No.

Q: If I take that same email that you didn't respond to for the above-stated reasons and forward it to you a week later, will you respond?

A: No.

Q: What if instead of forwarding the same email, I send a series of emails, very similarly worded but not verbatim, at intervals ranging from 11 minutes to four months? (After the first few times, I will also mention that when I Googled the snack, I found this site.) Will you reply?

A: No.

Q: I found a fantastic snack when I was on vacation in an exotic locale far away. Now that I'm home, I can't find a place to buy the same snack anywhere. Where can I buy it? I am so desperate for this snack that I'm willing to travel as far as four blocks from my home (two blocks if it's raining).

A: Most snacks are not widely available, so you may need to take another vacation. Also, please review the answers to the last four questions.

Q: If I send you an email of any type that includes a legal disclaimer at the bottom (for example: "Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of my organization shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.") will you ignore the message entirely?

A: Yes.

Q: The only place where I can find my favorite snack is in a vending machine. I've looked in every store, and nobody has it. I really need to eat some. Can you help me, please?

A: Sounds like you should just buy some more of those at the vending machine.

Q: The only place where I can find the snack I'm seeking is on the Internet. I've looked in every store, and nobody has it. I don't shop online. Where can I buy some?

A: Internet.

Q: They only sell my favorite chips in large bags. I need to get them in small bags. Where can I buy them in small bags?

A: We don't know whether your chips are available in that size. However, many supermarkets sell sandwich bags and resealable Ziploc bags. If you buy some of these bags, you can fill your own small bags from the chips that came in a large bag.

Q: They only sell my favorite chips in small bags. I need to get them in large bags. Where can I buy them in large bags?

A: We don't know whether your chips are available in that size. However, you can buy several small bags and consolidate them into a larger bag.

Q: I really need to get some ketchup chips, but I can't find any in my area. How can I get some?

A: The best solution would be to move to Canada, where ketchup chips are readily available just about everywhere. (Most current residents of Canada moved there in order to have easier access to ketchup chips.) The next best thing would be to take a vacation there. If you can't do that, get some regular potato chips and dip them in ketchup.

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