Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
So what classifies these chips as “gourmet”? According to Old Dutch’s website this signature line: “features low sodium (with all the taste), clean seasonings (of course we would do that), indulgent gourmet flavors (has to be gourmet, not your run of the mill flavor), and the full flavor of a Gourmet Rip-L “Thick Cut” Potato Chip” (which technically we must correct Old Dutch Foods because the potato chip definition of this line no longer solely applies due to the addition of these Multigrain Tortilla Chips).
These Sweet Chili Multigrain chips are only slightly better than the Dutch Gourmet Thick Cut Habanero with Lime Potato Chips we most recently reviewed. We have a bit of an issue with the “gourmet” definition in regards to this flavor. We’re sorry but sweet chili is not a unique gourmet flavor. In fact, we could name a dozen other sweet chili flavored chips if you asked us to. We get that these are not your sour cream & onion, or nacho cheese flavored chips, but sweet chili is starting to become a common flavor for most chip brands out there.
A little heat, and a whole lotta sweet, is how we would describe the seasoning on these chips. Very sugary chips, with just a hint of chili heat at the finish. Other flavor notes include garlic and onion. The tortilla chips themselves have a nice crunch, an adequate thickness and a good whole grain corn flavor. Overall, these chips are pretty “run of the mill”.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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