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Miss Vickies “Wine & Chips” Review #MissVickies25th

Miss Vickie’s chips are a familiar sight. My ex-husband, Kris, a self-professed potato chip snob, will only eat Miss Vickie’s chips. During our 12 years of marriage, we purchased many, many bags. His favourite were the Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar. Now that we are divorced, I still enjoy Miss Vickie’s chips and have been known to run to our local convenience store to get a bag when the cravings hit!

Miss Vickie’s is actually celebrating their 25 year anniversary this year! They debuted in 1987 at the Alliston Potato Festival in Ontario and now are a household name in Canada. It’s true. When I think of kettle cooked chips the first thing that comes to mind is Miss Vickie’s. I’m sure other Canadians would agree!

To honour this special anniversary, Miss Vickie’s brand has partnered with Australian Wine, Rosemount Estate to introduce the very first pairings concept: wine & chips! They wanted to show Canadians that this combination is actually quite something! It’s not something I would have thought to eat with wine, but after I have tried it, I completely agree.

Miss Vickie’s recently commissioned a survey that showed that almost half of Canada enjoys chips at least a few times a month or more. Over 60% said they pair a snack like potato chips a few times a month or more. They also discovered that Canadians are more likely to drink wine over beer on a regular basis and women dominated that percentage. I was surprised a bit because I would have thought beer would have been more popular than wine! Myself, I prefer wine, but I know quite a few beer drinkers too.

So why not enjoy wine with potato chips? It makes sense since we enjoy both so let’s try them together!

Andrew Floor, Global Brand Director, and the team at Rosemount Estate, have created a delicious pairing of “wine & chips”  that you simply must try!

Miss Vickie’s Original Recipe Potato Chips + Rosemont Estate Shiraz-Cabernet

Sophistication without pretense

  • The crunch of Miss Vickie’s Original Recipe potato chips forms an ideal backdrop for the spicy fruit richness of Shiraz and unmistakable blackcurrant flavours of Cabernet. An ideal balance of salt seasoning melds seamlessly with integrated oak flavours in the wine creating the ultimate, irresistible snack.

Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar Potato Chips + Rosemount Estate Pinot Grigio

A classic combination

Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar potato chips’ distinctive tangy taste truly shows off the tropical fruit and pear flavours in this Pinot Grigio. Always a crowd pleaser, this wine has great texture across the palate which stands up well to the savoury flavours in this expression of a much-loved classic flavoured chip.

Miss Vickie’s Balsamic Vinegar & Sweet Onion Potato Chips + Rosemount Estate Shiraz

Down-right delicious

The popular Rosemount Diamond Shiraz finds its ultimate match here. The complex taste of Miss Vickie’s Balsamic Vinegar & Sweet Onion potato chips, a balance of sweet and sour, perfectly complements the wine’s vibrant cassis flavours while the sweet onion brings out enticing hints of licorice and spice. Look for a smooth, seamless integration of all components supported by silky tannins which carry the flavours forward in a lingering finish.

Instead of having an evening of pop and chips, John and I decided to give the wine and chips idea a try! Let me say, it was an experience… a positive one! We tried all three pairings and both had the same favourite: Miss Vickie’s Balsamic Vinegar & Sweet Onion Chips with the Rosemount Estate Shiraz. Yum! I would have never thought of combining the two, but it was a perfect combination. You need to experience it for yourself to see what I mean. I mean both the wine and the chips would also be good on their own, but together they are even better!

You can find Miss Vickie’s potato chips at all major retailers at a suggested retail price of $3.69 for a 220g bag, and Rosemount Estate wines are available at wine stores throughout Canada at an average retail price of $15. I encourage you to try out these pairings and let me know what you think!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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