Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
A little while back we were pleasantly surprised when we cross paths with a local Detroit chip brand called Nick’s during our travels to the Motor City. Luckily for us, our review of Nick’s lip-smacking Hot Habanero Tortilla Chips were spotted by someone at Nick’s Chips, and they were kind enough to send us some more of their salty snacks for us to taste and review! First up, is Nick’s Party Mix!!
Over the past three years we have often written about the joys of growing up in the Land of 10,000 Lakes many times. And, one of those greatest joys would be the abundance of Old Dutch chips available anywhere and everywhere. While Old Dutch may be a bit bigger company than Nick’s, we imagine that there are kids growing up in the Detroit area, just like us, that will one day they too will reflect back on the joys of growing up with their favorite local chips!
So, why the connection between these two different regional chip companies? Well, plain and simple, as soon as we tore into Nick’s Party Mix bag memories came flooding in from the good old days when we used to enjoy Old Dutch’s very, very similar Party Mix. Seriously, the mixes may in fact be identical, but since Old Dutch discontinued their version years ago we can’t compare them to be certain. But, we can remember enjoying the mix, and we quite enjoyed Nick’s mix as well!
To be honest, the mix is fairly unoriginal and simple, but that is a lot of what we like like about it. The combination of corn chips, twisted pretzels, cheese dusted tortilla chips, and crunchy cheese curls forms a tasty and well balanced mix, but certainly nothing new or revolutionary. There are ingredients we would add to this mix that could improve it in our opinion, but than it would no longer be the classic PARTY MIX that we new and loved growing up. So, keep it the same, keep it straight forward, and keep it comin’!! Because we would be be more than satisfied munching on a bowl of Nick’s Party Mix any day!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Mix provided to Chip Review by Nick’s Chips for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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