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Chip Handles

Enjoy chips without getting crumbs and salt on your fingers.
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Start with regular potato chips. At the factory, each chip is dipped ever so slightly into an edible coating that hardens to a smooth surface when dry. Then, when the chips are eaten, you grab each one by this Chip Handle that is relatively salt and crumb free. The coatings might even come in a variety of flavors. No more salt and crumbs clinging to your finger tips, needing to be brushed off on the side of your pants while nobody is looking. Or worse, waiting to drop onto a keyboard or mouse pad; everyone knows a single grain of salt causes 30 minutes of torment when it gets inside your computer mouse.
riromero, Nov 10 2003

Silver chip fork. http://www.firebox....tion=product&pid=34
To further confuse Americans and probably the rest of the world, too. [st3f, Oct 04 2004]

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       funnel into mouth?
Letsbuildafort, Nov 10 2003
  

       You mean you don't use a knife and fork?   

       I'm guessing that whatever substance you add to the chip, it will just get greasy and salty on the journey to the consumer. Maybe what is called for is a chip holding utensil.
Worldgineer, Nov 10 2003
  

       If you don't want it to get greasy and salty, pierce the handles and hang all the chips on rods attached to the inside of the bag. Then, package the chip bags with all the chips just hanging instead of piled on top of each other. Besides the greaselessness, no more broken chips! Woohoo!
darksasami, Nov 10 2003
  

       Lick your fingers when you've finished your chips :-)   

       No actually, I know exactly what you mean. Incidentally, if you drop the occasional crumb between the keys in your keyboard, does it actually do any damage?
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003
  

       Other than an occasional crunching when you press the space bar, I doubt it.
Worldgineer, Nov 10 2003
  

       Chips and electronics don't go well together. The salt corrodes traces and contacts on circuit boards. I like Pringles, but I would like them even more if they came in something like a PEZ dispenser so I can pop them in my mouth without touching.
kbecker, Nov 10 2003
  

       Open bag, crush to your hearts content and then use the bag as a funnel.
sufc, Nov 10 2003
  

       When I was a lad, we used to get a little wooden fork with our chips, thats going back to the times when chips were wrapped up in newspaper, so you had something to read while you were eating. Just like the little bag of salt I used to get in crisp packets, the time before plastic bags had been invented and coppers used to say "Your nicked ,son" to which the reply was always "It's a fair cop, guv..."
Micky Dread, Nov 11 2003
  

       (suddenly remembering that there is a world outside the US)
In US: fries = thick fried potatos ("chips" in UK)
In US: chips = thin crispy fried potatos ("crisps" in UK)
  

       This can get especially confusing when [sufc] starts talking about chips in a funnel bag.
Worldgineer, Nov 11 2003
  

       UK chips already come in a funnel bag from the chippy. What's confusing about that, [Worldengineer]?
squeak, Nov 12 2003
  

       That the ones discussed are US style chips and don't come in a funnel.
Worldgineer, Nov 12 2003
  

       Surely half the fun of eating chips/crisps is in brushing the crumbs off on your clothing when nobody is looking. Still a good idea; have one of these coated croissants.   

       If the chips were coated all over (like M&Ms) they could avoid cross contamination while in the bag. Then you could go one further by omitting the potato entirely, and just sell crunchy coating in a variety of flavours. Mmmm...
English Bob, Nov 12 2003
  

       I thought we were talking about US chips/crisps.
sufc, Nov 12 2003
  

       We are. See? I said there'd be confusion.
Worldgineer, Nov 12 2003
  

       Some Chippys in the UK do use a funnel styled carton to sell their chips/fries in. I'm confusing myelf now.
sufc, Nov 12 2003
  

       Chips are for mindless munching so this would be too much trouble. Who wants to look in the bag every time to make sure you're grabbing the side with the handle?
tchaikovsky, Nov 25 2003
  

       Just pick them up with your tongue. I've heard that if you're REALLY good, it will work with Pringles, UK-style chips, AND California Highway Patrol (a.k.a. "CHiPs.")
MuddyBuddy, Feb 13 2004
  
      
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