'Illegal' Potato Chips Flavored Like Foods Banned in US


  • Horsemeat, a cheese filled with maggots, and the poisonous blowfish are all illegal to sell in the US - but that doesn't mean you can't find out what they taste like.
  • A new chip brand is on the scene, called Illegal, which flavors its chips to taste just like three foods banned in the US.
  • There's the chip flavored to taste like horsemeat; which was banned in the US in 2006.
  • You also have the Casu-Marzu chip. The chip mimics an Italian cheese that gets its flavor when pregnant flies give birth to maggots in the cheese. The maggots then eat the hard cheese and digestive a soft, creamy cheese that people swear tastes like a fancier Parmesan.
  • Illegal also has Fugu chips, flavored to taste like the poisonous blowfish.
  • Tasting History food historian Max Miller tried the chips and said while the texture of a chip made it hard to "buy into" the banned flavors, he enjoyed all three profiles.

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