Things I Saw in Stony Brook, Part 6

So after the graduate seminar this afternoon, I was headed up to my office when I saw a couple of my fellow graduate students apparently trying to knock over the vending machine by the mail room.

Turns out they were just trying to extract a pack of these chips:

Seems they only tried to buy the darn things because they saw that one was stuck hanging from the hook, so they figured they’d get two for one. When the second one got stuck, they figured third time would be the charm. It turns out they were wrong.

Well, I pitched in and helped. Not by tipping the machine– that’s dangerous. I just pressed on the plexiglass front until it forced the chips to fall. But the point is, I got a pack of chips as commission, and it was only then that I realized how strange these snacks were.

On the back it says their other flavors include “Haight-Ashbury Jalapeno” and “Chive-Talking Sour Cream.” How did I not see these until after I left Boulder?? And who would have thought that “people sitting around saying, ‘man I miss the sixties, also I’m very hungry for some savory snacks but am watching my fat calories'” would be a demographic worth targeting?

As a matter of fact, though, they were pretty good.


About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

One Response to Things I Saw in Stony Brook, Part 6

  1. Moominmamma says:

    Well, aging Baby Boomers are a pretty sizeable market….

    I googled the company. They have some fun stuff!

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