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Sandwiches of all kinds are things to be celebrated. From the banh mi to the po' boy to the PB&J, a good sandwich is crafted with care and attention. As Serious Eats' Niki Achitoff-Gray points out, most of us eat a sandwich at least once a day, and that sandwich's ingredients are of the utmost importance. Achitoff-Gray poses the question:

So how do you maximize flavor, manage sogginess, maintain structural integrity, and achieve the most well-balanced and delicious sandwich possible?

When you're crafting a sandwich, you are thinking about the bread, the contents, the condiments, and how they all work together in a happy marriage. What you do not need to throw into the mix is another ingredient like potato chips. 

Chips are a perfect compliment to most sandwiches—it's true—but they belong on the side of the plate, not inside the sandwich. By adding another layer of crunch and flavor, you throw off the remainder of your artfully-made sandwich. Sandwiches are perfect on their own. Sure, there's always room for innovation, but putting a side dish on a sandwich does not count. 

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It's true that sandwiches are works of art, which is why they should be built upon as time goes on. According to sandwich connoisseur and chef Max Halley, sandwiches should have six main components: hot, cold, sweet, sour, crunchy, soft. Chips can provide that ideal crunch-factor everyone is after for the ultimate contrast in texture, and of course, the "chomp."

Buzzfeed provides 13 sandwich recipes where chips are a main ingredient. From the grilled ham, cheese, pickle, and potato chip sandwich to the crunchy fried PB&J, these flavor combos will leave your mouth watering and your tastebuds wanting more. 

Chips and sandwiches may not have been made for each other, but they have certainly found love after years of being separated on every picnic plate. It's time for everyone to take their lunches to the next level. 

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