I was in Dollarama last week picking up some last minute..well it doesn't really matter why I was there. Anyway, as I was in the line for the checkout and out of the corner of my eye I noticed a blue bag that I'd seen a million times before. For some reason this time, it's unassuming blue on blue top with stock photo potato chip bottom intrigued me (that in addition to it being 280g for $2). I thought, to myself, 'hey, they carry Covered Bridge..maybe these Made in Canada "D Gourmet" potato chips are some other high end chip that just happens to be carried in dollar stores.'. I proceeded to take the $2 leap and threw them in my basket. Within an hour of getting home I had cracked the bag and was happily consuming. These D Gourmet Salt & Vinegar potato chips were for lack of better term, pretty run-of-the-mill. The chips are somewhat sterile, no well done chips and no skins, and fairly lightweight. The seasoning is faint but fairly well distributed (typical white vinegar and salt), I didn't run into too many duds. To be honest, they're similar to Old Dutch S&V (That's based on memory. I'd like to do a side by side comparison [in addition to a side by side Covered Bridge vs Co-op Gold Pure S&V]). They're all around a light chip, not bad for the price point but there definitely aren't any spinners on this '92 Tercel. I'd consider taking these to a gathering over the holidays.
D Gourmet S&V are rather similar to going to a dive bar punk or rap show. The admission is likely a little bit cheaper. Maybe there's a touring band..possibly just a killer local band..a Dangercat, The Thrashers, The Uglies..then there's the openers that don't have as much experience. Maybe this is their first time playing a live show..maybe they're the cellar dwellers that play the odd show for shits and giggles, maybe it's the UpTucks. D Gourmet are the band that likely won't blow your socks off..but they also won't ruin your night.