Grocery games back in the hizzouse!
For some reason I thoroughly enjoy perusing the aisles of 7-11 for interesting local snacks. While potato chips themselves are not exactly "local"- yep, they're Lays- some of the crazy flavors I've seen here are pretty unique to Thailand.
You've got your perennial favorites in the shellfish family, lobster hot plate and hot chili squid:
Not-so-standard BBQ flavors... Mexican BBQ? In Thailand? Questionable.
Extra BBQ? Please explain what makes it "extra.":
More meat-flavored chips... meatballs of some sort and salmon? Hmmmm. Maybe it's wise they left the English off these. But the spokes people certainly look jazzed:
These flavors are pretty Thai... sweet basil (one of the three basil varieties here in Thailand, according to the folks at Silom cooking school):
And these two, with no English translation... one looks like a combination of dried shrimp, chili, lime and mayhaps squares of diced ginger? The second one looks like Thai chili paste, delicious sweet and smokey stuff: