My Quest for BBQ Fritos in Evansville Begins [VIDEO]
Join me on an adventure that if successful, will bestow upon us untold riches in the form of barbecued flavored corn chips. Think of it as Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, if we find the “holy grail”, immortality will be ours. If we fail, well, I guess we’ll just have to snack on something else.
As I wrote about on Monday, BBQ Fritos are one of my favorite snacks of all time, but somewhere along the line, they disappeared from shelves here in Evansville. Thinking I surely couldn’t be the only person in town who missed them, I took to the station’s Facebook page to see if anyone had spotted them recently. A majority of those who chimed in offered similar sentiments to my own; they too loved BBQ Fritos and wanted to know where they could be found, or had forgotten all about them only to have my question (along with the photo I shared) trigger a memory causing their mouth to water and their desire to eat them again be renewed.
Then, from the dark pit of despair came a light, a beacon of hope if you will, who offered this tidbit of information:
Buehler’s IGA on Main Street. Not too far away from the station, and not out of my way on my trip home at the end of the day. With my destination set and my camera phone at the ready, I began a quest that will either result in ecstatic taste buds, or wind up just being another search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
*Video note: I didn’t think to look directly into the camera itself when I shot this, I was too busy looking at the screen which is why it appears that I’m looking off to the left in the beginning. Sorry about that.
There are two possibilities here. 1) Mary bought the last four bags on Saturday, or 2) she confused Original Fritos with BBQ as the bags do look similar.
Although this first attempt didn’t pan out like I had hoped, I will not give up on my quest. Did Luke Skywalker give up when it appeared as if the Empire was too powerful? NO! Did Indiana Jones quit when the Nazi’s attempted to kill him in his search for the Holy Grail? NO! Did Ryan Reynolds or Matthew McConaughey quit when it looked like they wouldn’t get the girl? I don’t know, because I don’t watch those movies, but I’ll assume they didn’t, nor will I.
But I will need help, which is something I don’t generally ask for. I need reconnaissance. The more eyes we have on this, the better we’ll be, and hopefully the sooner we’ll all be enjoying these elusive corn chips once again. I’m not asking you to drop everything, just take a glance down the chip aisle as you make your routine trip to the store, then report your findings in the comments below or hit me up through our Facebook page. Move out!