When a storm hits, what's the first thing you pick up at the grocery store?
If you ask Maritimers, "#Stormchips" are a priority item on many residents' shopping lists.
#Stormchips first emerged as a hashtag in January, when Atlantic Canada was hit with a blizzard.
At the time, Stephanie Domet, host of Mainstreet on CBC Radio One, mused to a newsreader that ripple chips and dip were the only items on her list as the snow set in, CBC News reported.
The newsreader admitted he had a similar list, and so a hashtag was born that quickly spread across the eastern provinces.
The hashtag returned amid a Wednesday storm that has been compared to "White Juan," the powerful weather event that dumped a record amount of snow over Halifax in 2004.
#Stormchips proved difficult to find in some stores.
And many others were all too happy to get their hands on them.
Even a P.E.I. politician jumped in on the act:
Some shared the snack:
Others found alternatives and variations on it:
And still others didn't quite get the point of the exercise:
This being one of the worst storms that the Maritimes have seen in a decade, now's probably a good time to let your diet take a back seat to savoury, crunchy goodness.
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