Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chip Truck Visit #2, Bob's Chips

My youngest and I were having one of those "run around" afternoons.  She had a couple of appointments, and one involved waiting a few hours for a radioactive contrast dye.  I had to go to the fabric store, which was close by.  Across the road is a chip truck, which was open this time!

I believe it's called Bob's Chips.  It was extremely sunny and really hard to take pictures (and I'm trying to do it kind of stealthy).  Click on the pictures to make them bigger.  

 We stuck with just fries since it was the two of us, and a Diet Coke.  These fries were AWESOME!  Soooo good!  Lots of small crispy ones for me, the big ones were cooked through and not soft in the inside.  They were hot.  The tables were freshly painted and smooth (no splinters or rough wood!).  There was a large, very sturdy step for at the window.  Again, the ambiance score is a little low, but traffic watching can be interesting.  They are accessible from both directions on Highway 2.  They are located on the north side of Highway 2 (Dundas Street), just west of Garrard Road, beside "End of the Roll".  My only comment would be another table would be nice, and perhaps, somehow, something for sun or wind.  It was very windy (it was a windy day, but this is at the top of a hill).

We will definitely go out of our way to go to this truck again, and try some other items!  We let the young man working know they're the best chip truck fries we've found!

Edit to add:
We got a medium this time, and it was $4.50.  A perfect snack for the three of us.  Pop was $1.  The actual Bob was nice, super friendly!  We asked about onion rings, and he said no, they tried once and they didn't work.  He did encourage us to come back for funnel cake, with strawberries and ice cream, only $7.  Their menu board changed, so I tried to get a better picture...but my phone must have been a bit dirty, LOL.  And it was wet from a water bottle failure.
There were umbrellas up so it was a bit shadier, but it was still quite windy.  And don't plan on turning left when leaving, unless you don't mind waiting.  The exit is directly across from the mall entrance, and it's a four lane road, so really busy.  (I hate turning left on busy streets.  Your anxiety might vary though!).
 I also hope to try the poutine soon.  But there are other trucks  to try!

Our additional tester agreed that these are the best fries yet this summer!

Another Edit:  My husband and I stopped in while we were out and about, and tried the Bacon Poutine.  It was excellent, though I don't think I'd bother with the bacon again, and I'd just get the regular poutine.  Cheese curds, great gravy and the same great fries.  I hope this truck sticks around for a LONG time!

Another Edit:  My husband and I took our older two kids one day when the youngest one was busy somewhere.  She tends to go everywhere while the older two don't as much time with us, without her along.  

Aren't they special?

The menu board has changed again, but still no onion rings

 While waiting, I knit.  And take pictures of the goofballs.  I think we got poutine and fries.  Yum, yum, yum.
Hugh had some money so he decided to try the deep fried Mars bar.  It's $5, and I do think it was priced a little high.  It also took at least 5 minutes.  When it came, it looked like fish, LOL, so we weren't sure what to expect.  Crack it open, and, gooey chocolate and caramel and nougat.....I could do away with the coating and be fine.  In fact, I could just stick the Mars bar in the microwave for a few seconds and be in heaven.  We won't order this again, but it was a fun treat.

2016:  I can't find Bob!!!!  We are so sad!!  The truck is gone and I don't know where.  There's a couple new truck sightings in Oshawa, so we will check them out.  In the mean time, if anyone knows Bob, find out where he went!

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