Post by nutsberryfarm 🏜 on Mar 13, 2019 5:14:00 GMT
Emails sent to Kroger's media relations department seeking info on why they turned Tampa's signature sandwich into a chip were not answered in time for this story. If you want to pick some up, the closest store to Tampa Bay is located in Norcross, Georgia.
The chips arrived with much newsroom fanfare on Tuesday, and the list of ingredients was immediately checked for salami. None present, though they do contain swiss cheese cultures, milk, salt and enzymes. After a lunchtime taste-test, here's what the staff of the Tampa Bay Times thought.
Daniel Figueroa IV: Surprisingly, it tastes like a Cuban. Or rather, the taste you get after you've eaten a Cuban. There's a definite brininess to them and the essence of something ham-like, as if someone whispered the word "ham" into the bag before it was sealed.
Ellen Clarke: I think the Swiss cheese cultures are my favorite part.
Tim Nickens: They do! They really do! They really taste like a Cuban sandwich!
Ellen Clarke: Can I quote you on that?
Tim Nickens: Just call me 'noted Cuban sandwich expert Tim Nickens.
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