When one first comes upon the phrase 'shrimp-flavored chips,' a cornucopia of images may come to mind: shrimp, flavor, chips...
Personally, when I first encountered a product claiming to taste like my third favorite shellfish, my imagination ran amok with fantasies of what awaited me, concealed in this garish plastic tomb.
There, modest in appearance but outspoken in odor (my first time opening the product, my sister remarked that it would make the whole house smell of a woman's unwashed genitals. Truly!), were the pearls promising pungent piquancy. Look at how they seem to naturally embrace, like two lovers aside a mountain stream.
Unfortunately, something was amiss; accompanying the unmistakable taste of shrimp was a crass, biting after taste, similar to when one is punched in the mouth then licks horseradish. No!
But it was! I had mistakenly purchased the wasabi flavored chips. Look at how the creatures weep as they are smothered, their natural flavors choked to extinction by the intruder.
If only it were not for the wasabi... 1/5