REVIEW: Ruffles – Sabor a Jamon (Ham) Potato Chips

Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips  (notable)

Comments:

And yet another chip that our good friends S & A brought us back from their trip to Europe.  We’re pretty sure that they must have brought an extra suitcase just to carry back this chip bounty for us!  Thanks so much!

Jamon is Spanish for ham.  It is often argued that Spain produces some of, if not, the best hams in the world – specifically the Jamon Iberico.   As with any animal product that is produced throughout different regions of the world, there are many variables (ingredients, technique, breed and diet of the animal, packaging, aging, natural surroundings, etc.) that go into creating that product what it is.  But, to convey those international differences in a flavor on a chip, that’s a lot more difficult…..

That being said, these chips kind of taste like…….well, ham……or, salty, smoky and savory, monosodium glutamate.  We must admit that the smoke combined with the msg, does evoke a certain sense of richness, and umami-meat like sensations.  But, we cannot be 100% certain that we would have pin-pointed out the flavor as ham, had we not read the bag before hand.

Before we sign off, we would just like to ask you all if anyone knows why is it that other parts of the world seem to create snack foods with many different meat flavors (chicken, ham, steak, etc.), and for the most part (aside from BBQ or bacon), the US does not?  Anyone?

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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