The Check-Up: Would You Eat Hot Dog Potato Chips?

Today's health headlines

I did a double take when I saw a Runner’s World post about hot-dog-flavored potato chips. I mean, I know there’s some weird junk food out there, especially in foreign countries, but … really? Did we have to go there? Truth be told, I actually love potato chips. One of the best things about moving back to the Philly area earlier this summer is that I’ve returned to the land of Herr’s potato chips. My favorite flavor? Lightly salted. I’ll even spring for barbeque or sour cream and onion on occasion. But someone has to draw the somewhere, and here’s where I draw it: just before hot dog potato chips. That’s just … too far. Can I get an amen?

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