by N. W., Los Gatos
The following essay was written as part of IYE’s biannual timed writing assessment. We’ve left in a few minor errors because the essay is well written. It’s impressive work, and even more impressive in that it was written in 45 minutes.
Chips. Just the savory, salty, and crunchy feeling in your mouth makes you long for another bite. They are a great snack for almost anywhere you go, and you can pick them up at any convenience store in the world. Chips are the best type of snack to have because of their taste and how easy they are to acquire.
First off, the taste of chips, any chip, is so good that I just have to mention it. There are so many types of chips, like Sour Cream and Onion or Nacho Cheese, as well as many different brands, like Doritos and Lays, and each one brings a unique and flavorful experience to your mouth. One hundred tastes, from sweet to sour to salty to spicy, each crunch of a chip brings your hand right back to the bag for another crispy, bite-sized treat.
Another reason why chips are the best is that they are very easy to purchase and snatch off the shelf. When you are in a dire need for a quick bite that fills you up, you can drop by any gas station or store and pick up a bag or two with the spare change in your pocket. Once you have conveniently gotten them into your hands, just tear the top and start feasting! It’s that simple.
Now, some of you might have a few arguments against my claim that chips are the best snack. For example, some could say that chips are very unhealthy. I, personally, agree with those out there who say that. However, if one only eats them once or twice a week, there is not much to be said, since they will not affect your condition as a healthy human being (or goat, sheep, cow, or duck; whoever is reading this essay). If you eat three bags every day, that is too much, and will give you tons of extra fat and will also make you lethargic. But, when consumed in a small amount, they don’t have an effect on your overall health and taste delectable and heavenly. Another might say that they don’t have many nutrients. But, if you even get chips in the first place, you are looking for a good tasting snack, and nutriments have no place in their world of deliciousness.
In conclusion, chips are the best snack simply because of the texture a chip has when you place it in your mouth, as well as the explosion of flavor that comes alive when your teeth come crunching down. Next time, when you need a snack, think about the feeling of a chip and race for the nearest bag!