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At a Grocery Near You: Oishi Gourmet Picks

My mother recently arrived home from the States and was griping about the fact that, as a compulsive muncher, she had very little in the way of crunchy snacks for practically the whole month she was in California. When she got back, we decided to cheer her up by offering a bowl of chips from this bad-@$$ new line of snacks: Oishi’s Gourmet Picks potato chips.

Long-time fans of this particular local brand will see that the chips are a bit thinner than those of sister-brand Oishi Ridges but the chips are just as ruffly as those popular snacks. Moreover, Gourmet Picks currently has a three-variant lineup consisting of the Japan-esque Nori and Wasabi, the echt-Korean Kimchi, and the Natural Sea Salt which happens to be our favorite at home. These aren’t very salty yet remain quite flavorful; the fact that they don’t have any MSG either is also a great plus.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

4 thoughts on “At a Grocery Near You: Oishi Gourmet Picks

  1. I’ll keep an eye out for these next time we do the groceries. I’ve been very impressed with the new Oishii snacks lately. My favorites:
    Sponge and Marty’s cracklin (salt and vinegar)
    Have you tried those?

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