A couple months ago, I posted about Homegirls Potato Chips. The hilarious ”urban themed” potato chips that feature incredibly outdated illustrations of “homegirls” followed by a manifesto about what it means to be a homegirl, becuase everyone loves reading a goddamn lecture when stuffing potato chips in their mouth. Today, I found a related product to the legendary Homegirls chips, which are known as “Chumpies.”
There I was. Walking along Oxford Avenue at 29th Street, looking down at the copious amounts of trash on the ground, wondering why my city has to be so filthy. Then, I saw a snack bag that looked different from all the others. It had people on it. My heart fluttered, and I immediately picked up the bag and quickly stuffed it in my back pocket so I could photograph it. Ladies and gentlemen, Chumpies:
Unreal. Was this really made in 2013? Kareem has an Arsenio Hall haircut, Rafael looks like a cross between a drug dealer and a pimp, and perhaps the most hilarious of the three, Eric, is carrying an old style boombox and wearing high-top sneakers with a zebra-striped vest. Uh…what? Are they trying to appeal to hipsters with this, or just people like me who saw “White Men Can’t Jump” two decades ago? Who knows. Like “Homegirls”, “Chumpies” also has a motivational blurb on the back:
How inspirational! We all know that the path to success starts with delicious chocolate covered pretzels.