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  1. CheezyK

    Mmmm Chippies!

    Spirit animal hmm, have never thought about that before. It would definitely have to be something migratory but with a home base, not a total wanderer. Now you have me thinking …

    As for the Limited Edition flavours, no despite my addiction to potato chips I have not tried them. Partly because I feared that everything you’ve said about them would be true (and it seems it is) and partly because I’m really more into the whole Kettle/Grain Wave/can’trememberthenameoftheotherone fancy chip thing right now. If I’m going to eat my way through that many calories I’ll take them with flavour and a touch of class 🙂 . If I want pizza or vegemite I’ll eat the real thing thank you (and really, don’t you think that actual pizza would be more of a hunger buster anyway?).

    1. CheezyK

      oh, oh, oh – Green Sea Turtle! (like Crush from Finding Nemo – “Saw the whole thing, dude. First you were all like ‘whoa’, and we were like ‘whoa’, and you were like ‘whoa…’ ” )

  2. JohannaGGG

    great ice breaker question – I would like to answer giraffe which are kind vegetarian animals but I feel more akin to seals – love watching them swim at the zoo and just want to glide and swim like them

    Broadway crisps – truffle oil and goats cheese?

    I understand the magpie way and try to resist – but Vegemite crisps at 50c a packet – impossible to resist – I liked them though I did find them very salty but I have eaten enough vegemite in my life to find it strangely comforting to eat both crisps and vegemite – though your comment about your favourite snacks is telling – supermarkets just want us to buy more and eat more and they probably don’t care if we throw out half the packet – grrr to mindless marketing!

  3. Emma

    Well one of my favorite animals is the slow loris, but my addiction to Gilmore Girls ensures that I think, talk, and act much more quickly than any loris that’s ever crossed my path could dream of doing.

    Friendly man friend suggested cat, which I guess is mmph whatever. I do occasionally clean off my face with a paw-like fist. But that is so expected.

    I’m going to say anteater-sea otter-owl-cat.

    That mangy squirrel at the end is shanasty.

  4. Lisa

    “Did these Smith’s Meat Pie and Sauce chips taste like a meat pie with sauce? Oh dear holy bucket, they did. They really did. And this scared me so deeply that I ate over half the bag in one sitting, because I didn’t want the chips in the house anymore and it made more sense at the time to eat them than throw them out.”

    This made me giggle as I woudl have done exactly the same thing!!!

  5. Jess

    I’m not a big chip eater, and still have a difficult time wrapping my American brain around what vegemite is, exactly, but I would totally take your sprinkled peanut butter toast and run with it. 🙂

  6. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Those flavours of chip strike me as so stomach turningly revolting there would be no way on earth I would buy them. Now if there was an open bag in my vicinity I might try them just to revel in the horror, but purchase no – it is salt and vinegar only in my house.

    And based on that fussiness, my spirit animal is most likely a siamese cat.

  7. Sarah

    My spirit animal would be the dugong. They speak to me.

    More importantly, I love the vegemite chips. I’ve bought a few packs and now never want to see them again.

    We didn’t have the pizza ones over here (or my husband would be addicted) but did have the meat pie and sauce flavour. We bought them to try but ended up throwing them in the bin after one bite. The taste was a bit too similar to vomit for me. eek.

    I’ve no idea why they don’t make gravy flavoured chips. They would be a winner!

  8. Lou

    Ha! I saw the Vegemite ones and was so going to send some to HEAB! Ew meat pie and sauce? Wrong on so many levels – I hate both meat pies and potato chips so don’t think I’m gunna be a fan 🙂 Viper would probably love them.

    I went to ‘spiritual counselling’ once and the medium lady said my spirit animal was a dolphin – and my spirit guy was some dude called ‘Brother Bear.’ Hmmm.

  9. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Oh Hannah, we better cancel that imaginary supermarket date because clearly we could not be trusted together in the store 😛 I actually made Mr Bite buy those vegemite crisps because even though I don’t like crisps, I wanted *someone* to try them. He actually didn’t like them much (but still ate them), which was disappointing. I’m glad you did at least!

    (PS. Did you know Coles has $2 Lindt blocks this week? I’m having a lot of trouble keeping my squirrel tendencies under control.)

  10. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse

    IF I had to be an animal, I’d be a seahorse because they can hold on to things with their tails, they mate for life and the males get pregnant! I don’t think that’s my spirit animal though; I’ve never tried but I don’t think I can hold things with my tail… 😉
    They don’t have Smiths here any more but Walkers crisps does a Marmite flavour which is brilliant, I’d imagine similar to the Vegemite? Walkers made baked beans flavour once and to my shame, I loved those too… I agree with you on the meat pie thing though; the thought of them make me shudder inside 🙂

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Definitely cat! I love sleeping and can be finicky about things 😛 How good are those Vegemite chips? And I don’t even like Vegemite!

  12. Three-Cookies

    Those are really unusual flavours, I would definitely buy them if I saw them. You don’t like meat pies? The unidentifiable bits give it the charm because you never know what you can get

  13. Kath Lockett

    Oooh I’d love to try the Vegemite ones – I remember quite liking the Marmite crisps in London back in the backpacker days….

    Spirit animal? A much loved family pet – dog or cat is fine. Requiring lots of petting, attention and food with the occasional outing thrown in. Soft bed and a permanently-reserved spot in front of the fireplace and sunny window would be perfection.

  14. Mike

    I tried the test below to confirm my spirit animal is a bear! (Not a grizzly one I hope).
    I am not into vegemite any more but I do love peanut butter and honey every morning.

    1. Emma

      Ooh guess I’m not an otter or an owl. Thanks, Jeri Smith-Ready, now I know that I am equally crow and swan!

  15. muppy

    no idea what my spirit animal would be and i haven’t tried any of these chips, my hubby bought the vegemite ones and they disappeared very quickly (i hate vegemite so i wasn’t going to touch them) but now for some reason I am somewhat considering the meat pie with sauce ones, it is just too intriguing to resist…..maybe……

  16. Catherine

    I’m really stumped. I need some more time. I don’t know what my spirit animal is! I watch animal documentaries with my son and everything gets slaughtered or eats its young or drowns in mud or guzzles down humans. I have no idea. A dolphin!

    Just send over some of those vegemite chips will you? Please??

  17. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I have no idea what my spirit animal is. I like red pandas, can I be one of those?

    Living in the land of excess, I can say that while I’ve never encountered this particular brand of chips, I’m at least very familiar with bizarre snack food flavors. I remember loving Pringles as a kid. Nowadays they pretty much only come in crazy flavors like “buffalo chicken pizza,” “quadruple ranch explosion,” or “3am burrito.” I wish I was joking.

  18. theresa

    Oh, I am a huge fan of salty-crunchy-umami snacks, so these vegemite flavoured ones look great. But I bet they have whey in them. Also, something about crinkle cuts (both hot chips and crisps) really turns me off. I do love, however, the millions of qualifiers in that description: “seasoned with a hint of real VEGEMITE spread flavour”.

  19. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I bought the vegemite ones for jackson as part of his christmas loot!! I had no idea there were others! I would love to try them. I expect my reactions would be the same as yours. But they’re new and shiny!! My spirit animal? hmmmm ben calls me a mouse, as he always seem to hear little footsteps around the house as I potter from place to place. I fear that’s as deep a relation you’ll get from me today 🙂
    Heidi xo

  20. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Vegemite crisps? You KNOW I want on those babies. yumo.
    My spirit animal is a Jack Russel Terrier because I have a large presence despite my small size 😉

    1. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

      haha your spirit animal is so specific! I like your description too 🙂

      1. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

        Not gonna lie, I’ve used this in job interviews 😀

  21. Kate

    I don’t know if it would be my spirit animal, but I would LOVE to be a toucan. I would be colorful, beautiful, have the power of flight and I would get to live in the rainforest- best life ever, right?

  22. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Have you tried the Smiths Sunday Roast chips? They totally taste like gravy. Weirdly delicious!

  23. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    It’s so cool seeing how some of your snacks are so different from the those of the US! I wanna try that Vegemite one! I spotted Vegemite at the world market the other day and I’m thinking I wanna get some teehee. Hmmm….my spirit animal? Greg says I remind him of a rabbit or a koala! (And my Chinese sign is rabbit) And I like these choices, but I like to think of myself more like an eagle~because I’m super observant and I have a somewhat carefree personality? 😀 I like to flyyyyy

  24. msihua

    Ooh! We gave away two Vegemite packet chips to your BFF’s hubby… Spirit Animal… makes me feel like taking out the Golden Compass and reading it immediately…
    I think mine would be a polar bear, because I eat and sleep so much 😛

  25. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Ha! I remember my tweet about the vegemite chips. I ended up sharing my second bag with my boyfriend, and I actually found that one less crazy salty. Methinks they have quality control issues. *nods sagely*

  26. Errign

    Interesting chip flavors! I had some Vegemite rice crisps once, they were pretty good.

  27. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    wow! those are the oddest flavors i’ve ever seen! i would love to try vegemite chips!


    vegemite chips? I want a pack! Need to go and find one to try now 🙂

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  30. Sig

    I’ve always had an affinity for the tiger, but am not really very tiger-like in most of my ways. I try though and the closest I get is a very tame “Rrrraw”. Clawed-hand action and all but it really ends looking more like Austin Power’s “Oh Beee-HAYVE”.


    You had me at pizza chips and then lost me at the meat pie and vegemite ones. So Un-Australian I know!!!

  31. Whispering Gums

    You know me, it’s plain chips all the way … Even flavours I love are just not the same in potato chips. Purity, that’s the go!

  32. whisperinggums

    As for spirit animal, I really think a dog of some sort – I like being around people and like to curl up in comfy places!

  33. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Hahaha, I love this spirit animal idea! I think I’d be a rabbit – because I’m quick and cautious, but then, I also like to be fondled behind my ears …

  34. Agnes

    Apparently you need to call me every time you visit the supermarket, so I can talk you off the Bad Purchasing Decisions ledge.

  35. Sarah

    This was pretty much the best post ever! I love the way Australians pronounce ‘squirrel’, so my only wish is that I could hear you say it. But that’s okay – my husband says the word all the time because his spirit animal is definitely a squirrel.

    I’ve had my eye on those Vegemite chips, but I definitely fear how salty they would be. I love the idea of special edition crisps for Broadway fans, and I’m actually quite surprised that they don’t have a rocket and parmesan crisp in Australia. It seems quite natural given the abundance of Jamie Oliver obsessed home gourmet chefs! 🙂 Instead, we have those new “Roadies” with brilliant flavours like BBQ ribs. Again, marketed to a different demographic!

  36. Louise

    I haven’t seen any of these chips, but I’m not a chip eater anyway, so very rarely even bother to wander down the chip aisle, although I do like those Grainwaves ones. The pie and sauce one sounds frightening. I’d be intrigued by the vegemite chips, and I have friends arriving from America tomorrow- I might try and frighten them with some.

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