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This Is the Absolute Best Junk Food in Canada, According to Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons
The expert from Bravo's Top Chef is all about the junk food from her homeland.
If you peek inside the refrigerator that belongs to Gail Simmons, you'll see that the cookbook author and Bravo's Top Chef judge loves to eat healthy and clean food most of the time. She packs her fridge to the gills with fresh fruit and vegetables, lean proteins, and staples like eggs and maple syrup from Canada, where she was born. But she admittedly has a weakness for snack foods from her homeland, including potato chips and candy bars.
"Ready for another installment of 'Gail's Favourite Canadian Snack Foods?'" she wrote in her Instagram Stories. "Good."
She started off by showing two potato chip brands that are familiar to the United States, Lay's and Ruffles, but they've each developed unique flavors for the Canadian market.
We can totally envision why Gail loves the Ketchup version of Lay's; we're guessing they probably taste like dipping French fries into the tomato condiment. She also loves the All Dressed variety of Ruffles, which have ketchup, vinegar, barbecue, sour cream and onion, and other flavorings on it and are now also available Stateside.
Her daughter loves Smarties, which are similar to M&Ms with brighter colors, but Gail is still faithful to Coffee Crisp, which she calls, "Quite possibly the best candy bar of all time. If you don't know, now you know."
Coffee Crisp had a limited U.S. production run, but can be easily ordered via sites like Amazon.
We're ready for the next installment, Gail! We're always open to new snack foods — even better if we can say we're bingeing in the style of the expert foodies on Bravo's Top Chef!