Review: Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips & An Air Umbrella? SAY WHAAAA
Junk Food Nation, I want to talk about something I saw on the Facebook page of a prior law professor of mine, and then eventually all OVER Facebook: THE AIR UMBRELLA.
The Kickstarter for the Air Umbrella is simple: instead of carrying a regular umbrella, you carry an electronic stick that propels water away from you. I feel like I imagined this when I was a kid – forcefield umbrellas. Or maybe I’ve just seen too many sci-fi movies where people were using forcefield shields and thought, “that’d be great for an umbrella!” Anyways, watch the concept video here:
Basically, this thing has a nozzle head that sucks in air below and spits it out at high pressure above to repel water – looking like this:
Of course, there are downsides. As this article points out, you basically end up spraying everyone around you. And, when you REALLY look at the technology and specs on the Kickstarter page, this thing is basically just a super high powered fan on the end of a scepter. Plus, from the comments on my law prof’s post:
“An umbrella that only works for 15 minutes, has to be recharged, and costs $128? Count me in.”
“And sprays every person around you, making you the worst pedestrian ever.”
Heh heh. But if you’re into it, contribute to the Kickstarter here! So what do YOU think, Junk Food Nation, about the Air Umbrella? Tell me in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nelly. Two great Pennsylvania brands in one – Utz and Yuengling! At first, when I saw this bag, I thought these potato chips were just flavored with Yuengling beer, period. Then I looked closer….oooooh, these are Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips… got it.
I have to admit – I didn’t realize that Yuengling hot wing sauce existed! I KNOW, BAD JUNK FOOD GUY BAD. Is it good? Should I be excited for these Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips?
After I realized that these Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips were trying to achieve extreme buffalo-wing-chip status (which I’ve reviewed a bunch of on this blog), I was ready. Bring on the heat, Utz! Let’s see if you can impress me.
Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips contain cayenne pepper sauce, like most hot wing chips…and I’m assuming the beer, if anything, fits under the “natural flavors” part of the ingredients? …..beer has nothing to do with these chips, do they, Utz?
I opened this bag of Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips, and, I must say, the smell of hot wing sauce was STRONG. Like, really strong. Bold bold bold….more than I expected. Definitely a vinegary tang that burned the nostrils a little bit. Interesting. Let’s taste.
WOW. These Limited Edition Utz Yuengling Hot Wing Sauce Potato Chips were GREAT. Like, whoa. I can’t even described how surprised I was, considering I didn’t realize these were supposed to be hot wing chips to begin with.
The Utz chip itself was super light and crispy, like most Utz chips, so there wasn’t the problem that a lot of hot wing chips have where the potato flavor ends up overpowering or drowning out the hot wing sauce flavor. Instead, the thinness of the chip allowed the powder/sauce to be the star.
The Yuengling sauce was OUTSTANDING. Salty, but not too salty. VERY vinegar-y and tangy. VERY cayenne-y, with AWESOME burn. Bold bold bold in every sense of the word – just like I like it! And enough garlic to help make sure it was still savory and not just spicy. This may be one of the best hot wing potato chips I’ve ever had, no joke. Holy cow Utz. These were unexpectedly tasty. Need to buy a few more bags of these – ASAP. If you like hot wing chips and have been disappointed in the past, try to get your hands on these. You’ll enjoy them.
PURCHASED AT: Giant, Germantown, MD
COST: $3.00 on sale.
Junk Food Guy