Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
The perfect bag of potato chips for the upcoming Holiday Season!! Actually, we’re not sure if this is Gibble’s standard packaging for their Home Style Potato Chips, or if this is some special festive holiday packaging? Either way, this bag instantly reminded us of Christmas decorations during the holiday season.
Here at Chip Review we spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with the best analogy to describe our initial reaction to these potato chips. To better clarify, we should just say that these chips have a very, very, very unique flavor (or aftertaste), and after taking a peak at the ingredients list, we know for certain that these chips’ unique flavor comes from the use of LARD to fry them!!!
Lard = (plain and simple) = PIG FAT!
We’re fairly confident in saying that Gibble’s potato chips are the first, and only, chips we’ve tasted that have been cooked using strictly lard. Which brings us back to our initial dilemma of coming up with a good analogy to describe our reaction:
Once we got past the initial aftertaste shock of the lard flavor difference (and it is very apparent), we began to pick up chomping speed dramatically.
Or, how about:
After a few chips, and then a few more, we built up the necessary tolerance to love these chips – and it was smooth sailing from there!!
What we are trying to convey is that plain and simple Gibble’s potato chips have a very, very unique flavor to them, that was a little off-putting at first, but after a handful, or two, really tasted good and salty. We almost feel obliged to label these chips as meat flavored due to the porky flavor that the lard conveys!!
The potato chips themselves are fairly thin cut with a good amount of potato flavor. They sort of remind us of Lay’s potato chips, other than the fact that they are fried in lard, and a little bit thicker.
Lard for frying!!……that alone is cause enough to go out and buy yourself a bag of these chips…..and then report back to us with your thoughts!
As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by Gibble’s for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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