Saying Goodbye……

farewell-friends

Well readers, it has been a great 5 year run here at Chip Review, but like they always say – all good things must come to an end – and that end for Chip Review, is now.  We’ve come to this difficult decision to call it quits for varying reasons, but none probably more so than the loss of our entire Chip Review database (including photos, reviews, tasting notes – guess we should have looked a bit further into that ‘cloud’ back-up thing while we had the chance, huh?).

We can’t even begin to thank you all for the amazing support over the past five years.  So many of you have been with us since the very beginning, and we have really appreciated all of the feedback, comments, compliments, and of course samples.

It’s very likely that we will continue to offer some small critiques/reviews via some of our other social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter), but as far as our full length reviews here on this site, they will halt immediately.  That being said, as another classic saying goes – never say never.  So, who knows, we may be back one day, but until that day comes, keep on crunching and enjoying those chips!

Regards from all of us here at Chip Review

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Chip Review’s 25 Chips to Christmas – 2016

Well, that wraps up another year of 25 Chips to Christmas at Chip Review! 

Chip Review has once again done our due diligence, sifted through hundreds of our reviews, and narrowed down 2016’s long list into a great group of this year’s best.

It’s that time of year when new reviews take a back seat, and we sit back and reflect on how thankful we are for another great year of chip reviewing.  We really must say how it has been a true pleasure sharing our thoughts with all of you as we chomped our way through hundreds of bags, and countless calories.  Thanks to all of you who follow us each and every day.  We really, really appreciate it!  Also, a very special thanks to those snack companies who graciously provided their products for us to review this year, and of course all of those friends of Chip Review who care enough to share their snack discoveries.  It’s a tough job, but someone has got to do it.

Please enjoy as we count down our 25 most favorite salty (and sweet, and spicy) snacks of the year.

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#1 Broad Ripple Chip Co. – Sweet & Spicy Potato Chips

#2 Alaska Chip Company – Katmai Volcano Jalapeño Potato Chips

#3 Paqui Tortilla Chips – The One Chip Challenge – Carolina Reaper Madness

#4 Fritos – Chorizo & Chipotle (Mexico)

#5 365 – Tamarind Baked Naan Chips

#6 Late July – Buffalo Queso Tortilla Chips

#7 7 Select – Hot Italian Sausage Potato Chips

#8 Ruffles – Poutine

#9 Zapp’s – VooDoo Heat New Orleans Kettle Style Potato Chips

#10 Intl. Popcorn – ‘Jersey Mix’ Taylor Ham & Cheese – and – Jersey Dog Popcorn

#11 Popchips Potato Ridges – Cheddar & Sour Cream

#12 Beanfields – Jalapeño Nacho Bean & Rice Chips

#13 Spicy Chex Mix and Bugles Snack Mix – Cheddar Hot Buffalo

#14 Deep River Snacks Limited Edition – Ninja Ginger Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#15 Cape Cod – Roasted Black Garlic Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#16 Kettle Brand – Korean Barbeque – and – Moscow Mule – and – Chili Lime Potato Chips Potato Chips

#17 Snyder’s of Hanover Sweet and Salty – S’mores Pretzel Pieces

#18 Cheetos – Avocado Cheese (Japan)

#19 Terra – Sharp & Spicy Wasabi

#20 Trader Joe’s – Bollywood Popcorn (Vegan Tikka Masala) – and – Somewhat Spicy Dill flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#21 Brew Foods – Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla Chips

#22 Cheetos Sweetos Limited Edition! – Cinnamon Sugar Puffs

#23 7 Select – Spicy Guacamole Thin Tortilla Chips

#24 Neal Brothers Foods – Extremely Tasty Montreal Steak Spice Kettle Chips

#25 Lay’s – Passport to Flavor: Greek Tzatziki – and – Chinese Szechuan Chicken – and – Brazilian Picanha (Steak & Chimichurri Sauce)

2016 Honorable Mentions

**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the rear consists of chips that we tasted and reviewed during the 2016 calendar year for the first time.  The chips are not necessarily new to the industry, but they were new to Chip Review in 2016!

25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the last day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#1

Broad Ripple Chip Co. – Sweet & Spicy Potato Chips


Broad Ripple Chips - Sweet & Spicy

Original Review Here

Best chips of the year!!  In fact, some of the best chips of all-time!!!  We only wish that they were available to buy in our neck of the woods.  Hopefully, someone out there sees this and decides to give Broad Ripple distribution nationwide…..but, then again, that’s also what sometimes changes a company, and can lessen the product quality.  So, in this case, we’ll just have to make a quick jaunt down to Indianapolis to try some more of best chips ever!

25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the twenty-fourth day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#2

Alaska Chip Company – Katmai Volcano Jalapeño Potato Chips


Alaska Chip - Volcano Jalapeno

Original Review Here

Just as we were beginning to believe that the Alaska Chip Company made better popcorn than they did actual chips, along came these amazing Katmai Volcano Jalapeño flavored gourmet kettle cooked potato chips!  Plain and simple, these are absolutely delicious jalapeño flavored chips.  So, delicious in fact, that they even made our Top “5” Jalapeño Flavored “Chips” of all-time.

25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the twenty-third day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#3

Paqui Tortilla Chips – The One Chip Challenge – Carolina Reaper Madness


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Original Review Here

We’re not sure how many of you out there also tried Paqui’s One Chip Challenge; but if you did, then you are well aware that the Carolina Reaper Madness flavored chip is far and away the spiciest chip that we have ever tasted.  It not only talked the talk, but it walked the walk, and even rocked our proverbial mouth sock (if that makes any sense?)!!  Expectations exceeded!

25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the twenty-second day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#4

Fritos – Chorizo & Chipotle (Mexico)


Fritos - Chorizo and Chipotle

Original Review Here

If you are a fan of the funk, then you are very likely going to love these Fritos from Mexico.  We stumbled upon them at a local gas station oasis, and it is probably fair to say, that we then stumbled back upon them at least another dozen times after that as well!

25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the twenty-first day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#5

365 – Tamarind Baked Naan Chips


365 - Tamarind Naan Chips

Original Review Here

Eseht naan spihc era suoiciled!  Okay, that sentence did not quite work out as well as we thought it would…  Only naan spelled backwards actually makes any sense!  Either way, these naan chips are delicious!!  Our love for these unique chips were probably the most welcome surprise of our 2016 chip season.