Meijer Kettle Cooked BBQ Chips

I’ve been trying to eat healthy food for a while now.  Like since we moved to China more or less.  Sometimes the only comfort food in China was potato chips, so I indulged.  But for the most part, we ate healthy food in China.

Once we were back, I decided that we should really step it up and eat healthy food.  So we began eating fruits on a daily basis, packing our lunches, and eating dinners at home.  Also, we decided not to keep junk food at home and avoid fast food restaurants as much as possible.  It has been fantastic!  We are much healthier due to our changed eating habits and exercising.

However, my downfall is always Meijer Kettle Cooked BBQ chips.  They are so delicious!  I prefer them to name brand kettle cooked chips.  I could eat them all day long.  Sadly, I have been known to eat an entire bag in a day.  😦  Given this tendency, I don’t often buy these chips, or even really shop at Meijer.  One must avoid temptation as much as possible, right?

The other night, I was craving them, so I bought some.  I’m proud of myself because the vast majority of the bag is still sitting on the top of the refrigerator untouched.  They were so good.  I’m going to miss them when I move to Portland.

What is your favorite kind of chips?


Things I miss from the States

While it is amazing how similar life in China can be to life in the United States, there are few key differences as well, which is definitely to be expected of course.  The following is a list of things that I dearly miss in no particular order.

  2. coffee shops, namely Starbucks (note they do have 1 in the entire Hunan Province, but it is 2 hours away)
  3. public libraries
  4. bookstores
  5. Twizzlers
  6. plain milk (all the milk here is flavored)
  7. kettle cooked chips, especially bbq chips
  8. toilets
  9. toilet paper and soap in public restrooms
  10. free wifi
  11. binding straightforward work contracts
  12. individualism
  13. tampons
  15. Mexican food
  16. Jed’s
  17. dryers
  18. soft mattresses (you can dribble a basketball on my mattress)
  19. unlimited access to the internet, including facebook, hulu, and youtube
  20. boneless chicken breasts (all the chicken in China has bones still in it)
  21. ground beef
  22. regulated traffic
  23. 8-5 work hours
  24. family
  25. evenly paved roads and sidewalks
  26. convenience and proximity to grocery stores and restaurants

These things I miss dearly!