• Germany
  • Dorati Paprika – The Edible Time Machine


    I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I discovered these in some supermarket in Tbilisi. The stuff is actually German, but I used to eat these on a daily basis when I was a fifth grader. Memories, memories. I would either buy the bag from an ugly Post-Soviet kiosk before school and eat it straight away. Or, alternatively, I would save my lunch money and buy the chips on the way home and, upon my return, eat everything in one sitting. I would only eat them in my bed, which obviously was already filled with crumbs. That was my crack.

    Eating them in 2014 was an exceptional experience too. I have to say, the flavor of Paprika in Dorati chips is somehow different from the usual seasoning found in Paprika-flavored chips (the Lay’s kind). In a good way. I don’t know why, but it kind of tastes and smells German.

    Bought and eaten in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • The Netherlands
  • Doritos Pure Paprika – No Suprises

    doritos_paprikaDoritos NL don’t have any particularly impressive flavors, but at least they don’t disappoint. When there’s absolutely nothing new on the shelves of my local supermarket or I can’t decide what kind of chips I want that evening, I just go for any Doritos. It’s always a satisfactory pigging out experience. Pure Paprika is not my favorite kind, but I still like to have it sometimes (or when others are unavailable). The flavor is rich, salty, and not too spicy. I love licking seasoning off them!

    Bought and eaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    My rating: 7/10.