March 4, 2010

USA JUNKtion: Smith’s Scampi Fries

by Kayoko Akabori

Found these Scampi Fries at a pub in New Orleans– have you heard of them? They’re from the UK. I thought they would taste like the Japanese Kappaebisen (shrimp chips), but they had more of a zingy citrus flavor than the scampi. This product does not have a website, but the company did produce this […]

February 24, 2010

USA JUNKtion: Hubig’s Pies from NOLA

by Kayoko Akabori

A bartender at Royal Street Inn & Bar in NOLA was wearing this shirt: a cute cartoon caricature of a fat man carrying a pie, with the word “Hubig’s” written across in cursive. It piqued my interest– what was this all about, I wondered. I asked Pat and Marshall, who I was staying with, what […]

October 30, 2009

USA JUNKtion: Nutz for Utz

by Kayoko Akabori

I can’t call myself a potato chip connoisseur, but Utz is by far my favorite brand. It’s a company out of Hanover, PA, and I used to always buy a big bag of it at the store when I lived in NY. It’s totally no-frills, and super cheap, at 99 cents a bag. I had […]