Have you ever wished on a chip?
After a recent trip with my boys to the orthodontist, we stopped at Subway for lunch (an ortho appointment ritual) and each got a meal deal that included potato chips (one of my greatest weaknesses). The first chip I pulled out was a wish chip and I asked my boys if they knew what a wish chip was. Neither of them did. Since we don’t keep potato chips in the house (I mentioned that whole weakness thing, right?), this was not a parental fail … and nothing that I couldn’t correct.
Do you all know what a wish chip is?
It’s a chip that’s folded over. You put it on your tongue, careful it doesn’t touch the side of your mouth or teeth, make a wish, then crush it between your tongue and the roof of your mouth (that’s my favorite part).
Silly, right? But it’s so fun. A boyfriend taught me about wish chips over 25 years ago and even though he wasn’t worth keeping, the wish chip knowledge sustained. After all, if you’re going to eat something that has the potential to kill you (sodium, fat, pure bliss), you may as well enjoy it thoroughly!!
The heroine in my January release, Marrying For Love, loves potato chips as much as I do (except she gives in to the weakness constantly). Jill has a 14-year-old son and she taught him early on about the magic of a wish chip.
In my December release, The Sound of Circumstance, Stacie’s weakness is Chai Frappuccinos from Starbucks – and yes, that’s another little piece of my reality that has made it into the stories I write. I believe there’s no bad mood a Chai can’t fix. By the way, my boys insist on hitting Starbucks after the orthodontist and we always pray for a streetside parking space because that’s the only way I’ll stop. So far, we haven’t had an ortho trip that hasn’t included a stop for Chai.
What quirky things do you do with food or weaknesses do you have? I’m giving away a $5.00 Amazon gift card, drawn randomly from everyone who responds before October 11, 2015.
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Thanks for having me, Delilah! Now I have a hankering for potato chips!! 😉
Since it’s fall, Pumpkin Pie spice anything is my downfall, yep, you name it, I want it, and I crave, Pumpkin pie spice coffees!!!!!
Sees Chocolates followed by potato chips. One bite of chocolate and one potato chip. Yum!!
I am a chip fanantic….I never heard of wish chips but will look for them now.
Jeanine, I’m so glad I could share that chip knowledge with you!! Think of me next time you crunch!!! <3
Pat, I’m a fan of the chocolate chip chocolate chip feast!! Lindor truffles are my chocolate of choice.
Lindsay, this is great! I don’t like pumpkin pie, but give me pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins and oh yeah, I’m in heaven!!
Love, love, love pecans! But only by themselves, not mixed in/with anything.
I hear you, Vi. When I was stationed in Texas, I remember picking them right off the tree (a different boyfriend introduced me to that). They were delish!
That’s ok, bn100, I have enough quirky food things for the both of us!! LOL!!
I did the drawing this morning and JEANINE LESPERANCE is the winner of the $5.00 Amazon gift card. Jeanine, please email me at email@example.com to let me know the email address at which you’d like to receive the gift card.
Thanks to everyone for the comments!